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Oranga Tamariki and Maori Whanau Well-being

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Minister for Children, Honourable Tracey Martin, stated on RNZ recently that Oranga Tamariki would have to partner with Iwi to provide safe homes for children in state care. Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft called this “a revolution in the ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki - the health of children

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:04 am | NZAP

In Te Ao Māori, the child is born of its parents, but belongs to the entire whānau. They are a taonga, someone to be celebrated and supported into their adulthood, where they can continue to contribute to their whānau, hapū and iwi. An uplift of a child ... More >>

Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Hubs

Monday, 10 June 2019, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“Community hubs ma ybe the answer to the difficulties people encounter when seeking assistance for mental health issues. The extra mental health funding announced in the budget could be allocated to multi disciplinary teams which would provide a wrap ... More >>

Climate Change Call for Action

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 6:06 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists stand with other professional organisations to support the governments Zero Carbon bill and the commission to monitor and set standards of greenhouse gases. We ask that the government announce a Climate ... More >>

Finding Compassion in a Dark Day

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) acknowledge the shock and grief of the Moslem communities of Aotearoa and affected communities of Christchurch. Particularly we wish to acknowledge the suffering of the families of the forty New Zealand citizens ... More >>

NZAP PR on Mental Health Enquiry Report and Commission

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:41 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“Psychotherapists welcome the release of 40 recommendations from the Mental Health and Addictions enquiry” said Lynne Holdem, Public issues spokesperson for the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. “We have concerns however about the make ... More >>

Utu, Not Imprisonment

Friday, 24 August 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) call on the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, to have courage to make major changes to the Justice system, that will break a vicious cycle of punishing Māori, poor people, and people with mental ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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