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.