Helen Cambell is honoured for her contribution to the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists; also for her significant contribution to psychotherapy spanning almost thirty years. Helen is a faithful and wise member of the psychotherapy profession who has served her region in a large range of capacities.
Prior to her membership of NZAP in 1986, Helen had worked for fifteen years at the Child and Family Guidance Centre in Christchurch. In 1983, Helen became a clinical member of Transactional Analysis and was a valued TA trainer from 1990 to 1995. In 1987 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research women’s self help groups. In 1989 Helen began her clinical practice in psychotherapy.
Helen’s insatiable curiosity to deepen and extend her knowledge and understanding of psychotherapy has for many years been the driving force behind her continued involvement in the planning and running of seminars, workshops and conferences. Papers she has presented at conferences include her extensive experience in group work which played a significant part of her clinical work for over fifteen years and the dynamics and complexity of early developmental issues.
Helen has for twenty years been an outstanding member of the Christchurch Branch of NZAP. She has served on the committee for over ten years as secretary and as editor of the Branch newsletter. Helen also served on the Application Committee and has been a member of the Regional Supervisor’s Group from its inception until 2005.
It is our pleasure to confer this Award upon Helen Campbell for her outstanding service to NZAP and to the profession of psychotherapy in Aotearoa New Zealand.