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Reading Freud: Zoom reading group

READING FREUD (PDF) Lynne Holdem and Crispin Balfour are proposing to read The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud from beginning to end (excluding the index) and wish to invite interested professionals to join them. The format will be as follows: The reading group is open but with notice. Meetings will take … more


Foundations in Suicide Prevention online training

FSP online training flyer (PDF) Foundations in Suicide Prevention is a comprehensive suicide prevention training programme offered as a fully revised, upgraded and expanded version of our online training previously known as the QPR Gatekeeper programme. We’ve upgraded our online learning technology and moved our programme to a new e-learning platform that streamlines the learning … more


Call for help to run the 1737 support line

Kia ora, We need help. More Kiwis are calling 1737, in response to COVID-19, and we need mental health professionals to support the community. A work from home option is available, providing support to callers of the National Telehealth Service which includes 137. We are currently seeing an increase in our service volumes and some … more


Practising psychotherapy in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

[As at 19 March 2020] Although community spread of the virus has not yet happened in Aotearoa NZ, and therefore the current risk of virus transmission between ourselves and clients is extremely low, NZAP advises our members to keep informed and prepared for the possibility that COVID-19 may spread in the community. Check the Ministry of Health … more


Strike by psychotherapists in Auckland and Waitemata DHBs

Psychotherapists at Waitemata and Auckland DHBs have made the painful and difficult decision to go on strike for the first time ever. It is a challenging situation for our colleagues who have only come to this decision after the negotiated agreement was turned down by senior managers. The terms being negotiated were for the same … more


Oranga Tamariki and Maori Whanau Wellbeing

NZAP press release Minister for Children, Honourable Tracey Martin, stated on RNZ recently that Oranga Tamariki would have to partner with Iwi to provide safe homes for children in state care. Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft called this “a revolution in the way the State honours Treaty obligations with Māori in respect with care of children”. … more


Oranga Tamariki – the health of children

NZAP press release The health of children depends on having safe, supportive structures around them. In Te Ao Māori, the child is born of its parents, but belongs to the entire whānau. They are a taonga, someone to be celebrated and supported into their adulthood, where they can continue to contribute to their whānau, hapū … more


Call to strengthen the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

NZAP Press Release, May 2019 “The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists stand with other professional organisations to support the government’s Zero Carbon bill and the commission to monitor and set standards of greenhouse gases. We ask that the government announce a Climate Crisis and shorten the goal for Zero Carbon to 10 years.” says Lynne … more


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 … more


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 … more