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NZAP Press Release: Family Court Counsellors Needed

Monday, 6 August 2018, 8:42 am | NZAP

New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) welcome the review of the Family Court system recently announced by Minister Andrew Little. More >>

Conversion Pressure or Love and Acceptance?

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 11:56 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists support the call of Rainbow Youth and others for the banning of conversion therapy in Aotearoa. More >>

Māori models of health vital for the well-being for Māori

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:48 pm | NZAP

Michelle Levy, psychologist recently raised concerns that NZ psychologists 'very cold, robotic toward Maori.' Both Waka Oranga , National Collective of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners, and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) support these ... More >>

Being Crazy About That Kid Or Making that Kid Crazy

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 4:29 pm | NZAP

Over-crowding in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres, leading to stressed children and teachers, is certain to be affecting both the physical and emotional development of our children, according to New Zealand psychotherapists. More >>

Bill English asked to show evidence for E-therapy claims

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“The prime minister was premature in suggesting e-therapy works as well as face-to-face in the leaders’ debate. The evidence is minimal and contradictory and so far confined to treating depression with one modality only (CBT)” says Sean Manning, Dunedin ... More >>

Swedish model needed for Mental Health

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:25 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Psychotherapists say that Mental Health in Aotearoa needs more radical reform than just adding more of the same services and resources. Whether the Mental Health commission is re-established (as recommended by Dr Barbara Disley) or a Royal Commission of ... More >>

Boot Camp policy is an Old Army Truck at Bottom of Cliff

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:14 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

NZAP Press Release: Boot Camp policy is an Old Army Truck at the Bottom of the Cliff The Prime Minister, Bill English has offered a policy to send young serious offenders to Waiouru Military camp as an alternative to jail. New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists ... More >>

Are the kids alright?

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:47 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“On International Youth day lets all do our bit to develop a kiwi culture that values young people gives them a fair go and connects them with resilience. “ says Lynne Holdem, Public Issues spokesperson for New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. More >>

Hearing and Healing the Violence of State Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

New Zealand Psychotherapists are horrified that so many children suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse while in the "care" of the State in NZ as shown on TV 3 program, The Hui recently. Psychotherapists often work closely with the effects ... More >>

A Safe Haven for Children in State Care

Monday, 12 December 2016, 10:07 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Psychotherapists are concerned about proposed changes to child welfare services in Amendments to the Children Young Persons and their Families Act including the removal of policies that have prioritised placement of Maori babies and children with whanau, ... More >>

Call for more mental health support following quakes

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Canterbury Branch is concerned about the emotional wellbeing of the people of Kaikoura and throughout Canterbury following the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. From our experience ... More >>

Certainty needed on funding for Earthquake Trauma Counseling

Monday, 21 November 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists is calling for swift action on dedicated emergency counselling funding for the mental health needs of those affected by the ongoing North Canterbury earthquakes. More >>

Psychotherapists support call for a Mental Health Review

Monday, 14 November 2016, 11:11 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists is adding its voice to the call for a national review of mental health. More >>

Treating Victims Like Criminals

Friday, 13 May 2016, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Yesterday it was reported that 700 young people have been placed in police cells for more than 24 hours since 2010. More >>

Cost Cutting Costs Lives

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists supports calls for a nationwide enquiry into the Mental Health system, after more New Zealanders than ever before lost their lives to suicide last year. More >>

Mental Health Funding Cuts: Double blow for Canterbury

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

In the last 24 hours we have seen reports of both the Canterbury District Health Board being forced to reduce spending on public mental health services, despite already falling behind national average spending levels, and it being revealed that the Canterbury ... More >>

Review of Child Youth and Family

Monday, 28 September 2015, 11:05 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley has (September 24) released an expert panel's interim report on Child Youth and Family. More >>

Extended parental leave improves long term health outcomes

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:12 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

A Bill to extend paid parent leave is currently before select committee. T he Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill , will extend paid parental leave from 14 weeks to six months. More >>

Domestic Violence Review - consideration of treatment

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

This week the Government announced a review of laws relating to family violence by Minister of Justice, Amy Adams. More >>

Social Bonds not about Recovery

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 10:58 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Yesterday the Government announced the extension of a pilot scheme described as “Social Incentive Bonds” which allows for the introduction of private funds, and profit driven incentives, in the area of social services. It stated it would be moving into ... More >>

 

 

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