Charlotte Daellenbach

Charlotte Daellenbach is well known for her contributions to psychotherapy and to NZAP. In 1984, she presented her membership paper in Auckland at the NZAP Conference. She passed her Certified Transactional Analyst examination in 1985.

Charlotte has carried out many functions within NZAP (therapist, supervisor, trainer, examiner, writer, editor, mentor and coach). She served as President from 2002 to 2004. She took up the role of Complaints Convenor in 2004 and has been Convenor of the NZAP National Supervision Committee. She has served on most of NZAP’s committees and contributed to the preparation of a Scope of Practice document to be submitted to PBANZ. Charlotte has mentored more than twelve practitioners into membership of NZAP through the ACP route. Her life-long service and support for psychotherapy is outstanding.

Charlotte has been involved in transactional analysis psychotherapy training over many years. She has been a trainer of the Christchurch training programme since the late 1980s, and over the years has taught many TA101 courses around the South Island. She organised national residential training workshops and participated in examination boards. She has supervised over twenty trainees and candidates who have achieved qualifications as Transactional Analysts.

At an international level, Charlotte has been a regional delegate to the International Transactional Analysis Association, and has been involved in its committees, mainly Operations and Board of Certification. These roles have kept New Zealand up-to-date with training worldwide. Charlotte was active in rewriting the training handbook in 2004 and recently updated it. She has been a trainer in Sydney since 1998 and has taught in India for over twenty years.

Charlotte has made many contributions over more than three decades to the theory and practice of psychotherapy. She has held positions with dignity and commitment and has engaged in tasks with great energy, intelligence and care. Her enthusiasm for teaching, and her warmth and respectful presence and way of relating in groups has been an enriching experience for many. Her colleagues hold her in high regard. Her tireless energy is reflected by the fact that in her eighties she is running a practice and loves her work, and thus is an inspiration to younger psychotherapists.

Diane Zwimpfer

Diane has been an active member in the Wellington Branch and done a tremendous amount of work in and for the former Admissions Committee, later ACP Committee, for many years. Having already been on the ACP Committee in other roles she took up the Chair position and then was on Council for over 6 years. She has been a lead moderator of the ACP Written Assessment Marking process, which partly involves the time-consuming business of recruiting markers for each marking round, reading all the case studies and following up the markers’ letters with phone calls to candidates.

For much of the time she held the Chair role on the Admissions/ACP Committee she also helped steer the changes consequent to the registration of psychotherapists and the implications for the Admissions process. This involved a liaison position between NZAP and the newly appointed PBANZ and her careful stewardship helped gain the ongoing support of the ACP pathway by PBANZ as a route to registration. This is a crucial achievement for NZAP and a significant number of its members. It continues to be an important route to registration and employment for some members.

Part of her position as Chair of the ACP Committee involved representation on Council. Some of this work involved ensuring that Council was kept abreast of changes to the Admissions process and the change-over to the ACP qualification. This might seem of little import now but there were, at times, important decisions to be made around how the ACP might function, separately to an ‘Admissions’ process, and this meant that Council and the ACP Committee needed to be in agreement for different steps along the way. Diane’s clear thinking and integrity ensured that this was mostly a smooth and workable transition.

Also as Chair, Diane spent considerable time and effort in reaching out to some smaller branches, travelling and meeting with different Regional Supervisors’ Groups around the country, attempting to support Training Supervisors and RSG’s with their ACP Provisional Members.

With Sandra Winton and others she met with Waka Oranga around their development of the He Ara Maori ACP pathway.

In addition to managing multiple aspects of the ACP Committee, handling feedback, correspondence, maintaining lists of candidates and supervisors she also acted as hostess to both the ACP Committee and the NZAP Council, for all meetings apart from those at Conference. Her warm hospitality, dinners and comfortable home made being on the ACP Committee a convivial experience whenever we met. While this was a source of pleasurable enjoyment for Committee members it also enabled the group to function better and carry out its sometimes complex tasks with a high degree of cooperation and efficiency. (This was quite apart from the monetary savings for NZAP.) During the years she was on Council she also hosted a regular Saturday evening meal for Council members at her home whenever Council met in Wellington.

Diane is a tremendously good natured, thoughtful person who has worked for many years in leadership positions for NZAP, in a particularly effective manner. She has been required to contain difficult and potentially problematic issues arising from ACP Committee activities on many occasions. Such issues range from systemic challenges to the highly valued ACP qualification itself, through to a response to individuals with a sense of grievance about ACP standards and outcomes. Working with her, it is clear how she embodies many of the characteristics ideally found in a psychotherapist: integrity, transparency, rigorous thinking, warmth, caring and a holding ability.

We wholeheartedly wish to put her forward for a Life Membership of NZAP Award for the many years of service she has given to NZAP, work that is mostly unseen and in the background.

Robyn Hewland

Dr. Robyn Hewland QSM, graduated in medicine in Otago. She was a country General Practitioner in Marton, trained in Psychiatry at Sunnyside Hospital in Christchurch, and at the Maudsley Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic in London. She worked with the UK’s Medical Research Council’s Affective Disorders Unit in Surrey in 1972-73. When at school, in 1956, she had noted the need for counsellors, before school counsellors existed in New Zealand. In the 1990 New Years Honours, she was awarded the Queens Service Medal for Public Services.

Robyn gained her membership of NZAP in 1975, in Dunedin. Two years later she was elected to the Council of NZAPC. She was convenor of NZAP conferences in Christchurch at the Hospital, on the National Marae, and at the University. She introduced Saturday day registration and programmes to increase local education and networking. After a decade of attendance at all conferences and meetings and experience on Council, she was President from 1985-1987.  After that, she was asked to continue her Public Relations activities as NZAP’s first (solo) representative reporting to the then President and Council. She continued to network and lobby on behalf of members and of those requiring psychotherapy, until 1994 when she moved to Queensland, Australia. Her Honorary Life Membership recognises her twenty years of commitment. It is supported warmly by members.

Robyn encouraged and supported teamwork and each Council member in developing their areas of responsibility. She was quick to express appreciation for others’ ideas, and work, past and present, and of their support for her, to facilitate the aims and objects of NZAP. She aimed for conferences and council meetings to remain friendly, enjoyable, productive, respected and financial, and to make a difference to accessible, affordable, ethical therapy. She introduced the presentation of Membership Certificates at the AGM to welcome new members, which increased by around 75 in two years, to 275. She visited Nelson to initiate a regional committee for Nelson and Picton. She encouraged all regions to develop their own activities, supervision arrangements and supports. She networked to reduce fragmentation amongst the different therapy associations and to have most represented in NZAP.

When she became President there was no Executive Officer (until 1986). Robyn spent most weekends typing (with two fingers) and telephoning, to coordinate the Council’s activities, prepare for meetings, write for the newsletters, write submissions, letters and answer the considerable mail, which grew with her activities. They included lobbying for recognition of a separate occupational group in Welfare, Health and Justice Departments, registration for psychotherapists as health professionals, and recognition of the value of therapy for improved health and functioning in work, at home and socially, and for funding by private health insurances. Unfortunately, the Government’s policy then was for deregistration fo ost professionals. She networked while holding Consultant Psychiatrist positions within the Departments of Social Welfare/Child and Family, Justice (Prisons and Probation) and at Sunnyside Hospital. When assessing persons for Invalid Benefits she successfully promoted the Disability Allowance for therapy and tried to introduce specific accreditation for those therapists. She represented NZAP at ACC counsellors policy meetings.

When she was the Public Relations representative, she lobbied for NZAP to be recognised Professional Association with ACC. It occurred after six month’s hard work and obtaining an Order in Council signed by three Cabinet MPs to change an ACC Act. She liaised with DSAC from its onset for sensitive medical examinations of sexually abused, and therapy standards.

She visited Dr Isla Lonie in Sydney and initiated a formal liaison and attendance at the respective Council meetings and conferences of NZAP and of the Association of Australian Psychotherapists. She also initiated formal liaison with the NZ Medical Association and represented NZAP at their National Assemblies. She was a member of National Council of Women’s Standing Committees on Child and Family, and on Health, and represented NZ Medical Women’s Association there. She proposed and pursued a remit for N.C.W. on the provision of affordable, ethical psychotherapy of a professional standard until it became its policy. She lobbied N.C.W. for its inclusion in their submissions on relevant Government Bills. After starting therapy groups in Paparua Prison’s Protection Wing, she facilitated the first Prison Treatment Unit for sexual offenders, at Rolleston Prison, with support from N.C.W., local stakeholders, staff and therapists. She took an eclectic approach, using the therapy mode most useful at the time for a positive outcome. She combined up to date therapeutic and biological knowledge.

In presenting her with Honorary Life Membership Peter Reid noted that her middle name could be ‘networker’.

In both her first and last addresses as President, in 1985 and 1988, she quoted Virginia Satir:

I believe the greatest gift

I can conceive having from anyone is to be seen by them

Heard by them, to be understood, and believed by them.

The greatest gift I can give, is to see, hear and understand, touch another.

When this is done I feel contact has been made.

Ruth Manchester

The NZAP has great pleasure in conferring this award on Ruth Manchester. It acknowledges Ruth’s long and distinguished service co the Association, as a Member, as a Member of Council- elected soon after her joining the Association, and as President and Past-President. Her recent work in compiling the history of the Association shows an ongoing interest in the Association and a dedication to recognising the work of others.

As a Supervisor and member of the Supervisors’ group, both in Wellington and the Central Districts, she has shown an essential humanity, good sense and clinical acumen together with an enabling style chat evokes the best from people. She is able co support without creating dependence, confront without being persecutory and her ability to integrate wider social with intrapsychic levels of understanding provides admirable modelling. We admire her calmness, pragmatism and her experience. She has contributed much to the development of excellence in standards and has done much work in developing procedures for the Association.

Many thanks Ruth.

Louise de Lambert

This award is conferred upon Louise de Lambert for services to the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. Late in the 1985, Louise accepted the task of re-establishing the Auckland Branch after it had been in recession. This was a challenging task and one which Louise’s unique personal attributes enabled her to accomplish. As facilitator, she was welcoming and nurturing, yet she was organised and efficient, with a vision for the redevelopment of an enthusiastic group which would further the interests of psychotherapists and psychotherapy in the region. Louise accepted responsibility for establishing the first Applicant Panel in Auckland and for developing the local process. A long-standing interest in training led Louise to a place on the Advisory Committee of the first AIT Psychotherapy Course.

She has been co-convenor of the Auckland Supervisors’ Group and on NZAP Council. As a member of the Admissions Committee, she cook an active role in formulating and documenting admission procedures and working to ensure fair and transparent processes, particularly with reference to marking of case studies. In Auckland, Louise has continued to be quietly active in many areas, good at making personal connections and encouraging people to be involved in the life of the Association. In all things Louise has been known for her diligence, attention to detail, high professional standards and commitment to the Association and to its goals in encouraging the competent practice of psychotherapy.

Ros Broadmore

This award is conferred upon Ros Broadmore for services to NZAP and to Psychotherapy in New Zealand. Ros Broadmore is a vibrant member of NZAP and has contributed much to her profession over the years. She served on Council for six years and was for five years Chair of the Ethical and Professional Standards Committee.

Together with Peter Reid, Ros put in many long hours rewriting the Complaints Procedures for the Association. She is currently Chair of the Complaints Assessment Committee, a most unenviable task and one which she carries out with great integrity and professionalism.

Now that psychotherapy is accepted as an occupational category, Ros is working in conjunction with Paul Bailey on the difficult issue of the Registration of Psychotherapy. This involves meeting with government officials and other interested parties to work their way through a maze of pros and cons and “how tos”.. We thank her for her efforts on our behalf

As if this has not been enough to keep her occupied, Ros is also a member of the ACC Advisory Group which is dealing with the changes constantly being made in the Sensitive Claims area.

Congratulations, Ros!

Gordon Hewitt

This award is conferred upon Gordon Hewitt for services co NZAP and to psychotherapy in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Gordon has been an active member of the New Zealand psychotherapy community for many years as a practitioner, trainer, supervisor and teacher.

He has been a participant in NZAP activities throughout his 20 year membership and a member of the Wellington Supervisors’ Group since soon after its inception. Gordon was a member of the Admission Committee for some years and subsequently Chair of the Committee, bringing to it his experience as Vice-President of Training and Certification for the International Transactional Analysis Association. He worked with other members of the Committee to ensure that predictable, competency-based assessment procedures were developed and that admission processes flowed smoothly. National consistency in standards of marking, transparency of processes and fairness in admission procedures were goals he aspired to.

As the Head of the School of Health Sciences of the CIT, Gordon introduced psychotherapy and counselling training and revised drug and alcohol counselling training. He also introduced short courses in clinical supervision which were caught throughout the country. Gordon is currenty President of the ITAA. In chis capacity, he is also an ambassador for New Zealand in world psychotherapy.

Joan Dallaway

This award is conferred upon Joan Dallaway for services to NZAP and to psychotherapy in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Joan has been a passionate ambassador for psychotherapy over many decades and has contributed to the recognition and high standards of practice of psychotherapists in Auckland and New Zealand. Joan has brought a breadth and depth of understanding of and involvement with many modalities, working in an integrative way. In her roles as a tutor, priest and supervisor, Joan has inspired many therapists-to-be with her love and care for people. She has demonstrated the importance of combining spirituality and psychotherapy. Ar one time, Joan was the National Executive Officer for Interchurch Chaplaincy and was also involved in clinical pastoral education. She was part of the human development team of Presbyterian Support Services and instrumental in setting up the internship program which was a significant training opportunity for psychotherapists who then went on to become members of NZAP.

Joan later became a tutor HD&T. Over many years Joan was involved setting up the Lifeline training program. She also offered a ’Practicum of basic skills’ at Friendship House. In the late 1980’s Joan, with others, developed the psychotherapy training program at the Auckland Institute of Technology, which now is one of the main training programmes for psychotherapists in New Zealand. Many of her former trainees felt inspired to join the AIT programme. Joan visited training programmes in the United Kingdom, with benefits for the quality of training available in New Zealand.

During her rime as a tutor and reacher of psychotherapists, Joan has Promoted the NZAP as the professional home for psychotherapists with the result that many of her trainees are now either members and/or applicants of the NZAP. As a member of the Auckland Branch of NZAP ,Joan held the vision, the hope and the potential of the Branch during a rime when the Branch was almost non-existent.She was on the Council of NZAP as the Admission Convener in 1994. In that role she was instrumental in upholding high standards of psychotherapeutic practice.

Joan Dallaway has for many years been inspirational to senior psychotherapists well as trainees. She has been able to pass on her passion for our Profession and has helped many young therapists to grow as persons and as professionals. Joan deserves our gratitude and acknowledgment.

Jan Currie

This award is conferred upon Jan Currie for services to NZAP and to psychotherapy in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Over the past almost twenty yearsJan has worked with enormous enthusiasm, integrity and passion for the development of both the Association and psychotherapy as a profession, especially in Christchurch. As a Council member from 1985 – 1996, the Association benefited enormously from her astute mind and attention co detail,linked with a sensitivity towards others and an endearing sense of humour. Jan was President of the NZAP. during 1991 and 1992. Her dedication to the Association was further demonstrated by her willingness to hold the office of Past President from 1993 – 1996 during a particularly sad time for the Association.

Before moving into private practice, Jan worked for Presbyterian Support Services, providing therapy, supervision, education and training. She was a significant contributor co the counselling and psychotherapy courses chat were offered, which were then unique in Christchurch. In her efforts to promote the profession of psychotherapy and to provide ongoing learning and professional interchange for a wide range of psychotherapists, Jan has initiated and facilitated many workshops and clinical meetings and invited and hosted overseas speakers. She has been a much sought-after teacher and supervisor and has accepted regular teaching engagements at the Polytechnic and Christchurch Medical School.

Jan has contributed significantly over the years to many aspects of the Association’s development, co the professional standing of psychotherapy in New Zealand and co the promotion of psychotherapy amongst her colleagues.

Dr Karen Zelas

Dr. Karen Zelas M.B.Ch.B., D.P.M., M.R.C.Psych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., M.N.Z.A.P., Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist Karen has been a member of NZAP since 1975. Over the last six years, during her time of office bearing, she has made a particularly significant contribution to the running of the Association. She was elected to Council and the position of Honorary Secretary in February 1998, having acted in this capacity prior to her election. For three years Karen was Acting Chair of the Ethics and Professional Standards Committee. It was during this time that she spearheaded the revision of the Code of Ethics, with a currency of five years. Although this was a long and difficult process, Karen was always vigilant of the need for consultation with the member-ship and her attention to detail and collective accountability was always evident.

As a member of the Admission Committee for a number of years, Karen has made a tremendous contribution, culminating in the publication of the Assessment Policy and Procedures booklet. This has clarified the structure and hence the standard and consistency of the process of admission to the Association. Following the change of status of Applicants for Membership to Provisional Members, Karen was instrumental in compiling the revised NZAP Constitution and Rules. She also introduced the Provisional Practising Certificate for Provisional Members, issued for the first time in 2002.

Karen was aware of the need to clarify issues surrounding members’ retirement from the Association and recognition of service. To this end she established the criteria for conferring Life Membership and introduced the Distinguished Service Award, writing the Terms of Reference. She also wrote “Clarification of Retired Membership, Provisional Membership and Correspondent Status”, a leaflet setting out clarification of these membership categories, options available and procedural requirements.

Karen has a strong belief that psychotherapy needs structure, standards and consistency. She has given very generously of her time and expertise to develop, refine and record procedures, protocols and structures in order to establish a solid, well-considered foundation of predictable and consistent practices. Karen is a staunch advocate for professionalism and individual and collective accountability. She is widely respected for her knowledge, expertise and clarity of thought and her consultative practices within the membership.