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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 >>

Relationships Aotearoa closing devastating for Canterbury

Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists is deeply concerned by this week's announcement that Relationships Aotearoa is being closed down. More >>

Relationship Services losses at high cost to New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:13 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Today Relationships Aotearoa rejected accusations from the Social Development Minister Anne Tolley that its current deficit is due to being badly run. More >>

“Smacking” legal opinion hides real problem

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:18 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

In seeking to challenge and clarify the legal interpretation of section 59, the conservative political lobby group, Family First, are once more attempting to deny the very real psychological impact of physical discipline on our children. More >>

ACC Privacy ruling welcomed for Sensitive Claimants

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:50 am | NZ Psychotherapists Association

Yesterday’s District Court ruling, that the standard ACC release of information form the “ACC 167” is illegal, has been welcomed by psychotherapists and clinicians working with sexual abuse survivors. More >>

Counselling cuts questioned

Saturday, 22 March 2014, 12:35 pm | NZ Psychotherapists Association

Once more New Zealanders access to counselling has been limited by funding cuts, this time in the area of free help for problem gamblers. Yesterday's announcement that the Problem Gambling Foundation, or “PGF” would not have it’s contract ... More >>

Colin Craig’s opinion on smacking out of step with evidence

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 9:18 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Mr. Craig’s statement today in the press that that he continues to use physical discipline against his own daughter, is disappointing, and out of step with the research on the effectiveness of physical discipline as a parenting technique says Kyle MacDonald ... More >>

Psychological Aftershocks Still Felt

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 9:48 am | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

At the National Conference of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists, held over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April, grave concern was expressed about the ongoing psychological struggles of the people of Christchurch. “The National ... More >>

ACC assessments also key for Sensitive Claimants

Monday, 10 September 2012, 1:49 pm | NZ Psychotherapists Association

Last night’s shocking expose on TV3’s 60 minutes showed how even “insiders” from ACC admit that a deliberate process of using medical assessors favourable to ACC has lead to a clear and dramatic increase in the “exit” of long term claimants ... More >>

ACC Sensitive Claims monitoring report a “fail” mark

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

The 18 month follow up monitoring report of the ACC Sensitive Claims Clinical Pathway shows clearly that only three of the 14 recommendations have been fully met. “I consider this a fail mark” says Kyle MacDonald. “This report demonstrates how ... More >>

Survivors' trust in ACC at rock bottom

Friday, 16 March 2012, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

ACC has once more shown its lack of understanding of the needs of survivors of sexual abuse. Whilst it is clear that the privacy breach this week of 6000 individuals' private health information is of concern to all New Zealanders, of particular concern ... More >>

Psychotherapists welcome review report

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 5:46 pm | NZ Psychotherapists Association

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists welcomes the Independent Review Panel´s report into the ACC´s failed new clinical pathway, and it´s recommendations for changes. More >>

Public submissions welcomed for review of ACC’s Se

Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 3:02 pm | NZ Psychotherapists Association

In October last year in response to an online peition signed by nearly 4000 New Zealanders, the Hon. Dr. Nick Smith promised the New Clinical Pathway for the Treatment of Sensitive Claims would be subject to an Independent clinical review. That day has now arrived. More >>

Presentation of Petition to Parliament

Monday, 26 October 2009, 3:52 pm | NZ Psychotherapists Association

Over the course of the last six weeks nearly four thousand concerned professionals, clients and members of the general public have signed the online petition : Urgent Action: Delay implementation of any changes to the Sensitive Claims Scheme hosted ... More >>