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Call for psychotherapists to talk about countertransference experiences

Are you a psychotherapist working with individuals who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder? My name is Kristin Reilly and I am a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at the University of Auckland. As part of my research, I will be interviewing therapists about their experience of countertransference when working with clients who have been diagnosed […]


Finding Compassion in a Dark Day – NZAP press release

15 March 2019 New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) acknowledge the shock and grief of the Moslem communities of Aotearoa and affected communities of Christchurch.  Particularly we wish to acknowledge the suffering of the families of the forty New Zealand citizens who have had their lives cut short and the trauma of the helpers and […]


Part time counsellor, Well Elder, Wellington

Counsellor position description – Wellington February 2019 We are looking for a new appointment to work across Wellington and Porirua area as part of a team of three contracted counsellors.  Applications to janetr@wellelder.nz by 5pm on Monday 11 March 2019 Please provide letter and CV www.wellelder.nz for information, enquiries to 04 380 2440 Position Description […]


Vacancies: Lecturer, Psychotherapy Programmes, AUT

We are seeking Lecturers who will aid the delivery of teaching and learning experiences for students enrolled on psychotherapy programmes, engage in research and enhance the Discipline’s capacity for postgraduate research and supervision, and provide leadership to and linkages with the national and international psychotherapy community. The Lecturer acts as a facilitator for student learning, […]


A psychotherapist speaks from both sides of the couch

In this news article psychotherapist Lynn Charlton talks about youth suicide and her own difficult passage through depression during adolescence and early adulthood. She reveals the healing she achieved through undertaking a long term psychotherapy. Lynn makes a case for long term therapy when lifestyle changes and brief interventions do not reach the parts of […]


NZAP’s submission to the Mental Health Inquiry

The NZAP submission for the Mental Health Inquiry has now been finalised: NZAP Submission to Mental Health Addictions Inquiry (PDF 1.5 MB). Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues. Many thanks to everybody who participated in preparing this impressive document – many members have been involved in its creation. Thanks in particular […]


Speaking out for mental health and young people

13 Reasons How We Can Help Young People Survive and Thrive (DOCX 30 KB) “Let 13 Reasons Why turn to 13 Reasons How to make a difference to the wellbeing of our young people. These could be made a priority in this election year. We could make a big change in the terrible statistics of […]


Treating Victims Like Criminals- Press Release NZAP Children and Adolescents Issues

Lyn Holdem, Judith Morris and Kyle McDonald issued this press release on Scoop Treating Victims Like Criminals Yesterday it was reported that 700 young people have been placed in police cells for more than 24 hours since 2010. “This is treating the victims of family abuse as criminals according to the Childrens and Adolecent Issues […]


Cost Cutting Costs Lives

Press Release: New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists 22nd April, 2016 *** The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists supports calls for a nationwide enquiry into the Mental Health system, after more New Zealanders than ever before lost their lives to suicide last year. The NZAP gathered this week for its annual conference in Hawkes Bay and […]