Conferences / Professional development

Terror in the Transference, 19-22 March 2020

Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington, Te Whanganui a Tara


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Registration will open on Monday 2 September. NZAP Members must be logged in to the website before registering, otherwise you will not be able to access the special registration rates available to NZAP Members only.

Limit: 150 registrations. Hardship grant available on application.

Please note that the keynote talk is to be held on the opening night of the conference.

Keynote speaker

Dr Lawrence Hedges is acknowledged as a leading expert in the field of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

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Some on-site accommodation is available. Rooms will be offered on a first come first served basis, and bookings are not secured until payment is received.

We have also arranged some discounts with hotels and motels around Wellington CBD.

We recommend that you book your accommodation as early as possible, as there are a number of other large events taking place in Wellington that weekend, and some hotels are already booked out.

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Call for abstracts

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Saturday dinner dance

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Information on the conference programme will be shared here, nearer to the time of the event.

Child & Whanau Advocacy Group Pre-conference Workshop

Home of Compassion, Wellington, Thursday 19 March 9.30am-2.30pm

Anne-Michele Hantler will talk about a Playful Approach to Therapy, a pilot group programme in a decile one primary school in South Auckland, and Joy Hayward will discuss a Dunedin group’s approach to reinvigorating Family Therapy. All NZAP members and related professionals are welcome.

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The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in the Clinical Setting

Te Papa, Wellington, Monday 23 March 2020 9.00am-4.30pm

This post-conference workshop allows us another day with Dr Hedges. He will cover both psychoanalytic theoretical perspectives on suicidality, as well as effective ways to work with suicidality in the consulting room.

The seminar is open to all mental health professionals, and as such will be pitched to a wide audience.

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