Professor Doug Sellman is Director of the National Addiction Centre, Dept of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, Christchurch campus Collaborating with colleagues and supervising research students, he is currently involved in a full range of alcohol, drug and addiction related projects.
Doug has been active in the development of alcohol and drug teaching at the Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences over the past fifteen years.
Since 1994 he has been consultant to the alcohol and drug stream of the Youth Specialty Service in Christchurch, a specialist mental health service for people aged 13-18 years.
He is an enthusiastic member of the Harewood Golf Course in Christchurch and an active opponent of dieting, gym attendance and declaring war on anything.
Dr Denise Guy is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with clinical expertise in infancy and early childhood.
Her current roles include clinical supervision around infant and child mental health, Clinical Advisor for High and Complex Needs, Vice Presidency of the NZ Affiliate of the World Infant Mental Health Association, training within Australasia in the Watch, Wait, and Wonder™ Intervention.
She is a Trustee of the Incredible Families Charitable Trust.
Jo Stuthridge MSc is a psychotherapist and Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Dunedin and is co-director of the Physis Institute which offers training in transactional analysis psychotherapy.
Her work as a psychotherapist is informed by an interest in child development, constructivism and a relational approach to practice. Jo has been invited to present her work at two overseas conferences during the past year. She is currently a co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal.
She lives in Dunedin with her partner and four sons who continue to return home like the local albatrosses.
Alayne Hall – (Ngati Whatua, Te Rarawa, Tainui)
Alayne is a member of both Waka Oranga and NZAP and a full-time AUT University Doctoral
Candidate. Her research topic sets out to examine the all-important parenting dynamics between Māori women and their children when exposure to partner violence has been experienced. Alayne is interested in examining how social, environmental, and cultural factors influence the misuse of power in intimate relationships and the link between Māori women’s ability to nurture and foster attachments with their children.