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

Vacancy: Psychotherapist, Ashburn Clinic, Dunedin

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Psychotherapist to work at Ashburn Clinic in Dunedin, New Zealand. The position is 0.8 FTE, although there may be some room for negotiation around this. Ashburn Clinic is a psychiatric hospital and democratic therapeutic community established over 130 years ago.  In catering for both privately and publically funded patients, … 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

Generic Supervision Assessment Tool – survey

The Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) is a multidisciplinary tool that has been tested against a broad workforce sector in order to capture multiple perspectives. The GSAT has three versions that were designed to capture the perspectives of the supervisee, supervisor and an independent third party. The focusing of this work is on defining clinical supervisor … more

Vacancy: Sexual Violence Crisis Support Counsellors, Auckland

Sexual Violence Crisis Counsellor vacancies HELP’s 24-hour crisis service provides counselling, information, and support to women, children, and families who have experienced sexual violence either recently or in the past.  The service includes supporting clients through police procedures and medical processes. Our Crisis Team is currently looking for qualified psychotherapists, psychologists or counselors, preferably with … more

2 vacancies: Counsellor/Family Therapist/AOD Counsellor, Gore

2 x 0.8 fte positions The Gore Counselling Centre has provided a professional therapeutic service to Gore for 42 years. Staff are well supported and enjoy a positive collegial environment. The Family Therapist position involves working with young people and their families who present with a full range of issues. The therapist will work holistically utilising a wide range … 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

Clinical Team Leader, Refugee Mental Health and Wellbeing, Auckland

Clinical Team Leader Vacancy Your opportunity to be part of supporting refugees as they arrive and settle in New Zealand Refugees as Survivors New Zealand is seeking a Clinical Team Leader who is passionate about working in this dynamic area and contributing to the successful resettlement of newly arrived and resettled refugees in New Zealand. … 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

Mental Health Clinician, Palmerston North

V042 MH Clinician – Palmerston North Jul 2019 MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SITE, PALMERSTON NORTH Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, OT, Psychiatric Nurse Role based at Community Corrections Site, Palmerston North Competitive, market-based remuneration package Challenging and rewarding role, with a service development component Pact is a major provider of community-based mental health services across Southland, … more