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CONNECTIONS In this issue NZPsS News - CLICK to access •

Your views -strategic plan

NZPsS Awards- a reminder

Congratulations to Jenni Ogden

A member’s concerns-re CYFs

Institute and branch news

Professional Issues • Ethics Matters •

NZPsS Awards 2016

The Future Psychology Initiative

Student Space •

From your Student Rep

NZPsS 2016 Conference Professional Development Members in the News Membership Notices


Congratulations to Jenni Ogden

The things that matter to you: Your views please on the future direction of the NZPsS The Society has a strategic plan which guides its current and future direction in relation to its vision, mission and values. It is now time to update the 2011-2016 strategic plan and the Executive would like to hear your views on the priorities for the NZPsS over the next five years. Our current strategic objectives relate to seven areas which are. . . Membership Supporting our members Professional Development Financial sustainability of the NZPsS Advocacy and public relations Our bicultural commitment Promoting the study and practice of psychology To access the Strategic Plan click here We would welcome your thoughts no matter how detailed or brief by June 16th to Pamela Hyde at [email protected] org.nz

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Neuropsychologist and Emeritus Fellow of the NZPsS and Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Jenni Ogden FRSNZ has just published a first novel “A Drop in the Ocean” with the themes of marine turtle conservation and Huntington’s Disease. It received an Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Winner 2016 for Australia/ New Zealand Best Regional Fiction. (Source: RSNZ Alert Newsletter 907-May 5th 2016)

A matter of concern? NZPsS Member comments on Child Youth and Family Expert Panel -Final Report Last year I made two submissions to the Expert Panel that was reviewing Child, Youth and Family and I advocated for enhanced psychological services for vulnerable children. We now have the Expert Panel Final Report and psychologists do get a few mentions, but the variety of psychologists that are sought for the new child welfare system are ‘child clinical psychologists.’ As there is no official scope for child clinical psychologists, the reference is presumably to clinical psychologists who are experienced in working with young people. But what about all the other psychologists in education and elsewhere who have experience and expertise in working with children in care? The position of the Psychologists Board is that any psychologist can perform any activity as long as they are competent to do so. I wonder whether this is the understanding of the Expert Panel and, if so, why have they tagged the job in the way that they have? Psychology is a precious, and a limited, resource. Hopefully the new child welfare organisation will recruit psychologists on the basis of relevant skills and experience rather than in relation to a preferred title and scope. Dr Peter Stanley, Counselling Psychologist- Tauranga Page 1

Institute & Branch News Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology (IEDP) Intern Scholarship 2016 The aim of the Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology (IEDP) Intern Scholarship is to support an intern Educational Psychologist or intern Child and Family Psychologist to attend the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $100. The successful recipient will be required to contribute a piece of writing for the Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology newsletter. Applicants must be a current student subscriber of the New Zealand Psychological Society, a member of the Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology, and a full-time intern Educational Psychologist or intern Child and Family Psychologist. Each applicant will provide a supporting statement to indicate how s/he would benefit from receiving the scholarship to attend the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Applications are due by 1 June, 2016. Please email applications to Rose Blackett, IEDP Chair ([email protected]). Successful applicants will be notified via email within two weeks of the closing date. IEDP membership http://www.psychology. org.nz/membership/institute-applicationforms/#id=11&cid=884&wid=301 IEDP Chair Rose Blackett has been invited to deliver a keynote address, alongside Judge Andrew Becroft, at the upcoming DFNZ Neurodisabilities Forum. This is a special event at Parliament. The forum will highlight the intersection of interests relating to youth justice. A key consideration will be the Youth Court age proposals currently before Cabinet.

Professional Issues Ethics Matters Dr Elizabeth du Preez is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist and a lecturer on the Postgraduate Programme in Counselling Psychology at AUT. She has a special interest in professional ethics and clinical supervision and maintains a small private practice in Auckland. [email protected] I would like to dedicate the next two ethics columns to an issue that has come to my attention and that I think warrants good robust conversation. These issues are in relation to complaints against psychologists who are Family Court Specialist Report Writers (FCSRWs). It is also an excellent opportunity to have a look at the concepts of privacy, consent, and confidentiality – the three ethical pillars of our profession. It is important to note that these issues are currently being discussed by the Board and the Family Court, with input from FCRW representatives and lawyers for the main indemnity insurers. The purpose of this first column is to raise awareness, not to alarm practitioners. FCSRWs are appointed by the Family Court and as such the Family Court is the primary client of the psychologist. Any report that is generated in this process belongs to the Family Court, and it is also important to note that according to the current Family Court Practice Note (ref at the end of the column) for specialist report writers “the Privacy Act 1993 does not apply to information held or created by the Court in its judicial function. This includes the report and any notes or materials relied upon by a report writer in

preparing their report”. Any individual/client involved in this judicial process will therefore not have the usual automatic right to health information held about them by the psychologist, but would instead have to apply to the court to access this information. Complaints against FCSRWs are far more common than for general practice psychologists. Almost 35% of all complaints received are against FCSRWs and yet, according to some specialist writers, they only represent 3% of psychologists in New Zealand. The New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB), through its delegated complaints committee, “the P3&4 Committee”, follows a specific process with regards to complaints received against FCSRWs, which is set out in the Family Court’s Practice Note (2014). The Practice Note is available on the NZPB website (link to all sources at the end of the column). This process is described as follows – “The Board has adopted the Family Court’s “Practice Note – Specialist Report Writers” (and in particular section 16 of that document) as its preferred approach to dealing with complaints that arise from Family Court proceedings. The P3&4 Committee should consult the full Note whenever dealing with a Family Court related complaint, but (in brief) the Note explains that: • The Family Court will generally consider all complaints in the first instance. • The Family Court should deal with most complaints involving psychologists as part of its jurisdiction to regulate its own process, and exercise the powers and functions conferred upon the Court by statute. • In addition, the Board will typically deal with matters that go beyond the process of the Court and raise questions about professional competence, conduct or ethics. This may include matters such as inappropriate relationships between the report writer and the parties, breaches of privacy, and incompetence. • Any complaint referred by the Board to the Family Court shall be directed to the Registrar of the Family Court at which the report was requested. The Registrar will refer the complaint to the presiding Judge, or Regional Administrative Family Court Judge, to consider. Page 2

The Board will deal with complaints according to its own procedures and the requirements of the HPCA Act and is not bound by any decision of the Court. Any submission of the psychologist to the Board, in response to a complaint, will therefore go to the complainant in the format/version that the Board has received it. The psychologist can therefore choose to redact (delete) certain sensitive or confidential information, and should redact any identifying information about other people, in her/her response and the complainant will receive this redacted version. In this process, a FCSRW is challenged to respond to the NZPB and provide relevant information (Code of Ethics principle 1.10 and 1.11) in order to defend themselves. The possibility of redaction alleviates some of the concerns around privacy, but practitioners are urged to seek legal advice in the formulation of their responses, and the NZPB is committed to ongoing conversations with the Family Court about these issues. The following issues are currently under discussion and worth highlighting: 1. In the experience of FCSRW’s many complaints are an attempt by one of the parental parties to delay or interfere with the Family Court process and, once the complaint is received and acted on, the psychologist has to consider whether informed consent still exists -- not with the primary client of the psychologist, who is the Family Court in this instance, but with the client that the psychologist has been contracted to assess. One possible solution to this dilemma that is currently being considered is for the Family Court judge to indicate that he or she will only consider and comment on the complaint after the Family Court processes are finished. The NZPB would then have the option of putting its consideration of the matter on hold pending receipt of the Judge’s minute. (Risk)This doesn’t fully resolve the issue of informed consent, but does address the possibility that some complaints are not about the incompetence of the psychologists, but an attempt to derail the process. 2. The FCRW’s written report belongs to the Family •

Court as primary client of the psychologist. This relationship raises an interesting challenge that is currently being considered by the NZPB in conversation with the Family Court and their legal advisors. There is an existing understanding that reports can be submitted to the Board (with the relevant Family Court Judge’s approval and necessary and appropriate redactions). The NZPB is also able to request a copy of the report from the Family Court to aid them in the complaints process. 3. If we hold ethics principle 3.1.10 in mind - “People are normally entitled to have access to information collected about them unless there are compelling reasons to withhold it. Such reasons include reports on a person for a third party (e.g., in the Family Court)” then we have to continue to think about the release of information to third parties in a Family Court process, how this impacts on the complaints process and whether natural justice can occur for both psychologist and complainant. It is my understanding that the NZPB is committed to ongoing conversations with the Family Court, their legal advisors, and FCSRW’s to find workable solutions around these issues. I am looking forward to your correspondence on this matter – any ideas and comments are welcome at [email protected] http://www.justice.govt.nz/family-justice/about-us/ info-for-providers/documents/practice-notes/specialistreport-writers.pdf http://www.psychologistsboard.org.nz/cms_show_ download.php?id=104

NZPsS Awards NZPsS Awards Available in 2016Closing date 6 June 2016 Karahipi Tumuaki- The President’s Scholarship The Society offers the Karahipi Tumuaki President’s Scholarship which recognises research that is Māori centred and of value to the Māori community. The Scholarship is valued at $3000 plus one year’s free membership of the Society. If the recipient is a Full Member of the Society, the subscription fee will be waived for one year. If the recipient is not a member, they will receive a year’s free subscribership to the Society. This scholarship is offered each year. For more information email [email protected] Download the Application Form

Goddard Early Career Award -Achievement and Excellence in Applied Psychology This award recognises early career achievement and excellence in applied and professional psychology. Recipients need not be current members of the Society at the time of nomination but they do need to be eligible for membership. The award is offered every two years. Click for more information.

Hunter Award The Hunter Award recognises and encourages excellence in scholarship, research, and professional achievement in Page 3

psychology. This award is offered every 3 years. Click for more information.

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C.J. Adcock Award The Adcock Award recognises an individual who has made valuable and significant contributions to scholarship and research in psychology in the past five years in a range of fields of psychology. The award is offered every 4 years. Click for more information.

Public Interest Award The Public Interest Award recognises valuable contributions to psychology in the service of the public interest. This award is open to members and non-members of the Society. The award is offered every four years. Click for more information. For more information, contact Pamela Hyde at [email protected]

The Future Psychology Initiative The Future Psychology Initiative was started by practicing psychologists and teachers in professional psychology training programmes who believe that it is important for psychology to be proactive in positioning itself and evolving how it operates to ensure that it remains strong in the face of the inevitable future changes in funding, organisation, work practices, and priorities of the health and social services sector. They now have a website page on both the Society’s and the College’s websites. The pages have identical content. Read more about their actions and call for participation here: http://www.psychology.org.nz/membership/thefuture-psychology-initiative

From your student repMichele Blick Annual Conference The NZPsS Annual Conference is a few months away. This year it is in Wellington from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September. The theme is Psychology Without Borders: Mā te mahi kakama, kō atu. The conference is an opportunity to listen to psychologists from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Formats include workshops, symposia, oral presentations and poster presentations. The NZPsS website has information about the keynote speakers. The conference is an excellent opportunity to network. There will be a student breakfast and many additional opportunities to meet fellow students and professionals. This year the student rate is $100 for the three day conference or $150 for the full conference and full-day workshop – this is a huge reduction on the cost for full members. I will be emailing students with information about accommodation options in Wellington. How about considering presenting at conference? The closing date for submission of abstracts is 1 June. If the thought of an oral presentation feels daunting, how about considering a poster presentation? Posters are displayed throughout the duration of the conference. There are no scheduled presentations but poster presenters are free to discuss their posters with interested delegates. Student subscribers presenting posters will be eligible for the Best Student Poster Prize. I look forward to meeting you at conference!

Opportunities for Interns: Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology - Intern Scholarship 2016 - see page 2 for information on this. New Student Representative A warm welcome to Jessica Scanlon, student rep for the Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. Thank you, Jessica, for taking on this role. Kia ora, My name is Jessica Scanlan and I have taken up the role as student representative for the Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology (ICJFP) for 2016. I am a 25 year old Māori student of Victoria University with whakapapa to Kai Tahu. My marae is located at Otakau, on the Otago Peninsula. I have a passion for both forensic and criminal justice psychology. In 2015 I completed my master’s in forensic psychology. The primary aim of my thesis was to evaluate the use of a male-designed risk assessment instrument with community-sentenced men and women. My thesis led me to travel to Ottawa, Canada in June of 2015 and speak at a research symposium as part of the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Conference (NACCJP). This was a highlight of my post graduate studies to date. This year I am completing my fifth year of the clinical programme at Victoria. I am also studying towards the Level 4 certificate in Te Reo Māori at the Te Wānanga ō Aotearoa. In my spare time I am enjoying watching the NBA playoffs exercising, and spending time with friends and family. In my role as student representative for ICJFP I hope to be the voice for student members. Please get in touch if you have any comments or ideas regarding your training and/or ways the institute may be able to assist. I will be in touch with you throughout the year. Ngā mihi, Na Jess Page 4

Psychology Aotearoa – Student Forum Editors Congratulations Ariana Krynen and Anna Kurek, the new Student Forum Editors of Psychology Aotearoa. Ariana and Anna have a wealth of experience with academic writing and editing. Ariana Krynen Ariana Krynen is currently in her final year of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Auckland. She is completing her clinical internship with the Regional Youth Forensic Service, Auckland District Health Board. Ariana grew up in Lower Hutt and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Otago. During her studies, Ariana worked as a research assistant for Associate Professor Ian Lambie and as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Auckland. She also has previous work experience in a residential care setting with adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties, and providing in-home support for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Ariana has a special interest in evidence-based practice, how political and social issues affect the work of practitioners and service delivery to clients, offending behaviour, child and adolescent mental health, and whānau-based interventions. Ariana’s doctoral research, supervised by Dr Claire Cartwright, aims to understand the therapeutic and educational needs of stepfamilies in New Zealand and the support services currently provided to these families. Ariana feels very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be a student forum editor for Psychology Aotearoa. She believes that students are important for the vitality of the psychology profession, and as part of the student forum editor role she hopes to facilitate student interest by advocating for student contributions and areas of interest to be published.

Anna Kurek Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Canada at Carleton University, later pursuing international work in Europe and completing her Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology in the United Kingdom. Following clinical training in the USA and Canada, she relocated to Wellington to complete her doctorate in clinical and development psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests are focused on the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) on youth development. Anna’s main areas of interest are centred on the interplay between identity, personality, and various aspects of ICT uses, choices, and online behaviours. Anna is actively involved in a number of research projects and works in various capacities at the university. She is very much looking forward to her role as Student Forum Editor. Student Contributions Gabrielle Cornelius writes about her experience as an intern. Gabrielle is studying at the University of Waikato in the PGDip Psych ABA programme. I could identify with many of Gabrielle’s experiences and observations, and appreciated her honest approach when writing about her internship experience. Internship I’m coming to the end of my internship with 3 months to go and it’s been such a difficult and exhausting year, but I’ve grown so much more than I thought possible. I started the year feeling so incompetent and wondering if I’d ever gain confidence, but without realising it I really have. I’ve found it hard to have work-study-life balance, and I think interns should be aware of that when starting a programme, but thankfully it’s only temporary and I think that high pressure and full-immersion is necessary to test your commitment and skill. It definitely helps you learn about yourself! For me the most important thing this year and so much of my learning has come from my amazingly supportive

colleagues. It’s been such an enriching experience to be surrounded by experienced psychologists who have welcomed me, taught me everything they know, and been emotionally supportive when I’ve had a tough time and felt like I’m never getting anywhere! I love the encouraging environment I’m in and I don’t want to leave! This internship has definitely felt like being thrown in the deep end, but as the year has gone by and without noticing it, I’ve learned to swim :) Nadine Isler is studying towards a PGDip Psychological Practice at Massey University. Nadine takes a comical approach when sharing her experience of writing a Master’s thesis. As I have just completed my thesis, I could relate to Nadine’s experience. It can be a tough journey and humour is essential at times. Birthing That Thesis, Baby! So, you’re thinking about writing a Master’s thesis. Ever thought about how similar the experience is to having a baby? It takes roughly 9 months, it involves a lot of blood, sweat and tears (maybe even a few stretch marks from the late-night frustration snacks), you get much less sleep than you probably need, you wonder how it’ll turn out and whether you’re good enough, and eventually, you’ll have to let go, and let it go out into the world! And some time after hitting ‘send’ on that final document, you might even forget all the pain, and decide to give birth to another sibling - the monster also known as a PhD. Here are my top 5 tips for birthing that thesis baby: • Choose a topic you’re interested in. Like, really, really interested in. You’ll be spending a year carrying the sucker, so you’ll want to be very excited about reading everything about it. It makes it a lot easier! • Find a supervisor who is awesome. Find out what you can about them before you commit - this is a little like dating. Stalk them a bit if you must, google them, ask about their working style, ask their exes about them (okay, ex-supervisees) and go meet Page 5

them. A supervisor who is aligned with your thinking and working style will count for a lot. • Be prepared to change what you’re doing. You might have your heart set on a particular methodology or structure. Your supervisor will (hopefully) challenge you as you go, and you might be tempted to ignore them and do what you want. It’s okay to stick to your guns, (it’s your baby!) but just make sure you’ve actually considered the advice you’re being given before discounting it. • Share what you’re doing with your friends and family. To them, it might look a lot like you’re spending hours avoiding housework, reading and playing solitaire on your computer. It’s helpful if they know a bit about your work and what you’ve undertaken to do - if only so you get some regular contact with other humans that drag you away from said computer! • Finally, do remember to enjoy it! It’s a big job, but it’s also super rewarding, and actually quite fun. (Mine’s been handed in, so I can say that now...) Celebrate the successes of completing the ethics approval, the first chapter, that really great finding you’ve been able to articulate. You can do this, and it will feel incredible once you’ve delivered. Good luck!

Find out what is going on in your region - Feel free to make contact with your branch and institute student rep: Branch Student Reps

Thank you for sharing your experiences, Gabrielle and Nadine. It would be fantastic to have more student contributions. Please feel free to contribute anything that would be of interest to students. Here are some ideas: a) Internship experiences e.g. internship placement, a description of the work that you are doing, your experience of being an intern … b) Thesis topic and outline including the experience of doing a thesis c) A description of your programme. For example, as an ed psych I am really interested to hear about other programmes d) Student-related issues / information e) Psychology-related issues / information

Institute of Organisational Psychology Karen Tonkin – [email protected] Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology Veerle Van Cooten – [email protected] Institute of Clinical Psychology Kate Ross-McAlpine – [email protected] Parewahaika Harris – [email protected] Institute of Community Psychology Teah Carlson – [email protected] Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology Jessica Scanlon – [email protected] Vacant branch and Institute student rep positions: Central Districts Branch – contact Barbara Kennedy ([email protected])

Otago Branch Sabrina Goh – [email protected] Tia Neha – [email protected] Canterbury Branch Julia Bergman - julia.ornella.b[email protected] Nelson Branch Trish Kennedy – [email protected] Wellington Branch Charlotte Wainwright – [email protected] Maddy Brocklesby – [email protected] Nick Arnott-Steel – [email protected] Thea Wass – [email protected] Bay of Plenty Emma-Leigh Hodge – [email protected] Waikato Branch Jane Currie – [email protected] Auckland Branch Jules Lough - [email protected] Debbie Kenwright – [email protected]

Institute of Counselling Psychology – contact Serena Walker ([email protected]) Institute of Health Psychology – contact Iris Fontanilla ([email protected]) Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding anything that you would like me to share at the next Executive Committee meeting. Ka kite Michele, [email protected]

Institute Student Reps

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NZPsS 2016 Conference New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016 1-4 September

Mā te mahi kakama, kō atu


Where: WELLINGTON, Massey University Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September Thursday is the pre-conference workshop day CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Call for submissions has been extended. The new Closing date is 1 June 2016. Here is a link to the submission guidelines: http://www.


Confirmed keynote speakers: Jennifer Muehlenkamp - is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire. She specializes in understanding and preventing suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury in youth. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on self-injury and suicide in adolescents and college students, some of which have informed the non-suicidal self-injury diagnostic category for DSM-V. She is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, and co-author of a treatment book titled Non-Suicidal Self-Injury that is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy Series. Her research and clinical guidelines are internationally recognized and have earned awards from the American Association of Suicidology. Keynote: NSSI: Beyond Emotion Regulation Workshop: “Cut that Out”: Best Practices for Responding to SelfInjury Suzanne Chambers - Professor at Griffith University. She is a health psychologist who has worked as a practitioner- researcher in psychological support for people with cancer for over 20 years. She Chairs the Quality of Life and Supportive Care Committee for

the Australia and New Zealand UroGenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group. Professor Chambers has published extensively on the psychological effects of cancer and is currently leading large scale randomised control trials of interventions that address couple support and sexuality, lifestyle and unmet supportive care needs, and psychological distress in men with prostate cancer. Keynote: Striving for Relevance: Psycho-oncology, Curve Balls and Saving the Pitch Workshop: Developing and Evaluating Health Interventions in Chronic Disease: Psychosocial care for people affected by cancer Janel Gauthier - is Professor of Psychology at Laval University in Canada, President-Elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), and Canadian Delegate to the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the applications of behavioural, cognitive, and social psychology to mental health. Since 2002, ethics has become the main focus of his research and writings. His most recent achievement involves the development of the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists, which was unanimously adopted by IUPsyS and IAAP in 2008 following a six-year process of research and broad international consultation. Professor Gauthier was the chair of the international working group which drafted the Universal Declaration. He has received several awards for his distinguished contributions to the international advancement of psychology and ethics. Jan Jordan - is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has over 20 years experience teaching and researching in the area of women, crime and victimisation. Her major research interest is in sexual violence and she is a regular presenter on police adult sexual assault

investigation training courses. She has published extensively in this area, including the book Serial Survivors in which the survival narratives of women attacked by Auckland serial rapist Malcolm Rewa are presented. Currently she is undertaking work on a research grant awarded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand to explore why it remains difficult to achieve substantive change in how women as victims of rape are responded to and treated. Keynote: ‘Rape Culture’: Myth or Reality? Sonja Macfarlane - Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences; Māori Health and Wellbeing, affiliates to the South Island iwi of Ngai Tahu, and the West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) iwi of Ngāti Waewae. Prior to commencing work here at UC, Sonja worked for almost 8 years as the national practice leader: Services to Māori within MoE: SE. This role also enabled her to participate in research and publishing in the areas of Māori education, health and wellbeing, cultural identity and culturally responsive pedagogy. Keynote: The evolving nature of human development theory: Who and how does it fit? Workshop: The problem with conflict… Matthieu Villatte - PhD is a Research Scientist and Clinical Trainer at the Evidence-Based Practice Institute of Seattle, WA in the United States. He obtained his doctoral degree in France, with an emphasis on Relational Frame Theory (a branch of contextual behavioral science studying language and cognition), and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Steven Hayes, PhD. He is the co-author of the first manual published in French on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavior Science. His new book, Mastering the Clinical Conversation: Language as Intervention, is co-authored by Jennifer Villatte and Steven Hayes. Page 7

Keynote: How to integrate Cognitive Change Strategies to Acceptance and Mindfulness-based Therapies? Workshop: Advanced ACT: Getting Experiential Without Exercises

Confirmed guest speakers: Louise Dixon, Julia Rucklidge, Marc Wilson, Antonia Lyons Louise Dixon’s guest address is titled: Understanding and responding to intimate partner violence and abuse: What psychology has to offer Julia Rucklidge’ guest address is titled: Nutritional Therapies for Psychological Symptoms: What is the evidence to date?

Opening speaker: Charles Waldegrave. Charles is a psychologist and social policy researcher and leads the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit. He will talk about Bringing our lights out from under the bushel: Practice and research insights that inspire policy change. There will be several speakers who will headline symposia, such as Chris Burt for the health and safety stream. His address is: Managing new employee safety risks: Integrating safety and human resource management practices More to come . . . Registration: online registration is now available. Accommodation: options are listed on the website. Check the website for updates: www.psychology.org.nz/ pd-events/annual-conference

Professional Development NZPsS & ACC jointly hosted workshops: Workshop 2- The Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Violence Trauma presented by Eileen Swan 29 July in Auckland, 4 August in Wellington and 5 August in Christchurch see the flyer on page 15 Workshop 3- ‘Ki te whakaora’: Sexual Violence trauma - Towards healing for Māori victims/ survivors presented by Julie Wharewera-Mika 11 October Auckland, 13 October Wellington and 18 October Christchurch This workshop will explore understandings of sexual violence for Maori laying foundations to strengthen practice. Bi-cultural approaches in the assessment, intervention and prevention of sexual trauma will be discussed with a focus on enhancing knowledge and the development of useful tools and skills to best support Maori survivors. The flyer will be available soon. NZPsS & ICP jointly hosted workshop: Worried Sick? Extending the application of CBT from health anxiety to medically unexplained symptoms and long term medical conditions. presented by Paul Salkovskis, UK Auckland on Friday 1 July and Christchurch on Monday 4th July see the flyer on page 17 Go to the website for more information about the training and to see updates: http://www.psychology. org.nz/pd-events/nzpss-events or contact Heike at [email protected] You can register for all events online.


We have a number of excellent webinar recordings on our Members only pages: http://www.psychology.org. nz/members-only/webinars We are now looking for more presenters.

Would you be interested to talk for 10-20 minutes about a psychology area that you feel passionate about?

The webinar process is very easy and requires no technical knowledge - I will even send you the headset. All you need is access to a computer with a camera and a reliable internet connection. It is also not ‘live’ (although if you preferred an interactive webinar we can arrange this too). I hope to hear from you - please contact Heike [email protected] psychology.org.nz

Check out the HUGE discount on the price for Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand NOW ONLY $10!! -go to our online bookstore.

Media database

We have established a database with Members we can contact to comment on psychology issues when the media makes contact with the Society and require subject experts. If you are not on our database, but would like to be added, we will send you the questionnaire to complete. Please contact Heike: [email protected]

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Members in the News This section only features members’ articles that have an accessible link. Have we missed anyone? Please let us know: [email protected] psychology.org.nz Rose Blackett: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/ programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201800436/calls-foroffenders-to-be-screened-for-neurodisability Maree Roche: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article. cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11628452

New Zealand Psychological Society PO Box 25271, Featherston Street, Wellington 6146 www.psychology.org.nz phone: 04 4734884; fax: 04 4734889; email: [email protected] Disclaimer: Publication of material in, or distribution of material with, Connections does not constitute endorsement by the Society of any views expressed. Equally, advertisements are accepted for publication at the discretion of the Editor, having regard to the perceived relevance to NZPsS members of the products or services advertised. Their inclusion does not constitute endorsement by the Society. The Editor reserves the right to edit all copy for publication. © This material is copyrighted to the Society.

Membership Notices The names of applicants for Full Membership of the NZPsS (and their nominees) approved for ballot, are listed below. Under Rule 11.4, a member who objects to the election of any applicant shall lodge the objection in writing with the Executive Director within 21 days of receipt of this notice. Such objection shall be supported in writing by a second member. An unsupported objection made by one member will be considered only under exceptional circumstances. If no objections are received within the time allowed, these applicants will be confirmed as members of the Society.

Haratua- May 2016 Members’ Ballot Full members BIDDLE, Victoria Auckland Dip Ed Psych, Auckland University, 1999 J Lightstone / G Khatoev CHALMERS, Tess Te Puke B Soc Sci (Hons) Psych, Waikato University, New Zealand, 2011, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Massey University, 2015, R Leith / L Dunne FALCHI, Dr Celia Wellington Postgraduate Diploma of Psychological Practice - Massey University Doctorate of Philosophy (psychology) S Hayward / B Kennedy JIRANKOVA, Helena Christchurch Masters Educational Psychology and Special Education, 2008 Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic M Blampied/ J Eatwell McNAMARA, Bridget Auckland MA (Hons) Psych Auckland University, 2014 B Stiles-Smith / P Watts OREJANA, Josephine Auckland Bachelor of Science in Psychology PGDip Health Psych – AUT I Fontanilla / J Feather SAINI, Nishtha Masters of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), Osmania University, India, 2013; MA (Clinical Psychology) Integrated, Amity University, India, 2010 L Wolff / E Scott Addition to Lynda Crisford’s qualifications listed in the April ballot: BA (Hons), MA (Hons) and PGDipPP

Student Welcomes Wendy Brown - Rotorua Jade Campbell – Auckland Carrie Clifford – Wellington Georgina de Brelaz - Dunedin Zoe Deverick - Wellington Caitlyn Drinkwater – Auckland Heath Hutton – Wellington Johannes Karl – Wellington Gagandeep Kaur – Auckland Claire Le Grice – London, United Kingdom Julia McIntosh - Dunedin Kirstyn J Mitchell – Auckland Jessica Reilly - Palmerston North Sarah Richardson - Wellington Phoebe Roberts - Dunedin Joshua Sim - Christchurch Hannah Swinton – Auckland Tanya Thorogood – Palmerston North Tanya Turner - Wellington Michela Verwey - Dunedin Danelle Walker – Auckland Yvette Wass - Wellington Daniel William - Auckland

Emily Kate Pennell (Student Member) - Wellington Jessica Reilly (Student Member) – Palmerston North Jacqueline Seymour (Student Member) – Auckland IOP- Organisational Psychology Kate Maroulis (Student Member) – Auckland ICJFP- Ciminal Justice/ forensic Psychology Elizabeth Scott – Christchurch Shinae Armstrong (Student Member) - Wellington Sebastian Collin-Smyth (Student Member) Wellington Meghan Stairmand (Student Member) - Wellington

Institute Welcomes ICP- Clinical Psychology Dr Jenny Pevreal - Cambridge IHP- Health Psychology Josephine Orejana - Auckland Jessie Hackford (Student Member) - Auckland Bryony Parkes (Student Member) - Auckland IEDP -Educational Psychology Dr Ahmed Mohamaed Christchurch Shane Winterton – Nelson Erin Cotter (Student Member) – Havelock North Rachel Drayton (Student Member) - Wellington Jillisa Martin (Student Member) - Christchurch Page 9

News Bytes & Resources Want to improve your pronunciation of Te Reo? NZPsS member, Raymond Nairn has alerted us to this resource – Ray notes Correct pronunciation is a pretty basic element of the respect practitioners show to those with whom they work and interact and this resource that was originally prepared to assist broadcasters to get place names right (according to the hapu and iwi of each place) can help. All that’s necessary, apart from the internet link, is working speaker(s) on your device Ngā ingoa o Aotearoa -Dictionary of Māori Place Names The following resource has been compiled by Hugh Young click oral map of place names Headspace urges father son conversations to support mental health Youth mental health service provider headspace is now turning to fathers to encourage young men to get support when they need it. “Young men ask for help differently from young women,” clinical psychologist Tim McLauchlan tells ABC News. “They’re not as likely to admit they have problems; they’re not as likely to seek a conversation with someone about [a problem] when it’s going on,” he says. Source: New Zealand Psychologists Board Mental Health Foundation E-Bulletin 4 May, 2016

Do you connect with nature? The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10–16 October) is about how connecting with nature benefits your health and wellbeing. We’re busy working on the online toolkit and developing the promotional resources Source: Mental Health Foundation E-Bulletin 27 April, 2016

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Events Calendar NEW ZEALAND EVENTS *19 May, 2016, Christchurch, University of Canterbury 12.00 – 1:00 pm Room 252, Psychology building Dr Kyle Nash *16 July, 2016 Wellington Advanced Hynosis Training. For more information please email [email protected] *28 July - 3 August, 2016 Nelson, Te Whare Mahana Trust Part 1 DBT Intensive Trainingwith Professor Alan Fruzzetti. For more information please see http://www.twm.org.nz/dbt-residentialprogramme/dbt-intensive-training *9 Spetmber, 2016 Christchurch “When mortification knocks” workshop hosted by NZCCP Canterbury Branch. For more information please see http://www.nzccp.co.nz/events/ workshops-and-seminars/when-mortification-knocks-anexploration-of-shame-and-its-relevance-to-distress-andtherapy/ *15-16 September, 2016 Auckland. Master Class: Adults and Older Adolescents with ASD Level 1 (Asperger’s Syndrome) For more information please see http://www.mindsandhearts. net/ * 17 September, 2016 Auckland. Emotion Management with Children and Teens with ASD. For more information please see http://www.mindsandhearts.net/ *12-14 October, 2016 Christchurch RANZCP 2016 NZ Conference. For more information please see https://outshine. eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzranzcp-16/web *9-15 March, 2017 Nelson, Te Wahre Mahana Trust Part 2 DBT Intensive Training with Professor Alan Fruzzetti. For more information please see http://www.twm.org.nz/dbt-residentialprogramme/dbt-intensive-training

OVERSEAS EVENTS *17 May, 2016 Manchester, UK. Confronting Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. For more information please see http://www.openforumevents.co.uk/event/confronting-onlinechild-abuse/ *1-3 June, 2016 Complex Systems 2016 New Forest, UK. For more information please see http://www. wessex.ac.uk/16-conferences/complex-systems-2016. html?utm_source=wit&utm_medium=email&utm_ campaign=friar16cfp&uid=29790 *3-4 June, 2016 Singapore. the American Counseling Association – Asia Pacific Counseling Conference 2016. For

more information please see http://www.aca-apcc.org/ *19-27 June, 2016 Melbourne Australia Comprehensive DBT Training. For more information plesae click here http://www. bpdaustralia.com/new-events/ *13-14 June, 2016 Philadelphia, USA “International Conference on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” For more informaiton please see http://cognitivebehavioraltherapy.conferenceseries.com/ *14-15 June, 2016 Singapore. 2016 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology. For more information please see http:// scap.ear.com.sg/ *22-25 June, 2016 Melbourne, Australia. 8th World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural therapy. For more information please see http://www.wcbct2016.com.au/ *6 July, 2016, Manchester UK UK Oil & Gas: Planning and Environment Summit. For more information please see http://www.openforumconferences.co.uk/link. php?M=4072478&N=2135&L=354&F=H *10-14 July, 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. For more information please see www.issbd2016.com *13-14 July, 2016 Brisbane, Australia Challenging The Mental Illness-Violence Nexus. For more information see https://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/mental-illnessviolence-conference *18-20 July, 2016 London, England 11th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. For more information see http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/ResearchCentres/Centre-for-Applied-Research-and-Assessment-inChild-and-Adolescent-Wellbeing/Child-and-AdolescentPsychopathology-Conference/ *24 - 29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan. “31st International Congress of Psychology’”. See www.icp2016.jp/index.html for more information. *15-19 August, 2016 Copenhagen Denmark 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective. For more information please click here https://itpnetwork.wordpress.com/ *23-27 August, 2016 Aberdeen, Scotland. 30th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology. For more information please see http://www.ehps2016.org/index.html *26-28 August, 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka Third Consectutive International Conference on Applied Psychology. For more information please see http://www.icapsrilanka.com/

*31 August - 4 September, 2016 The International Organization of Psychophysiology 18th World Congress, Havana Cuba. For more information please see http://iop2016.cneuro.cu/generalinformation/invitation-letter *12 - 14 September, 2016 Adelaide, Australia 2016 Global Indigenous Men’s Conference and 2016 World Indigenous Women’s Conference. For more information please see http:// www.indigenousconferences.com/ *13-15 October, 2016 , Cambodia 2nd International Conference on Children & Families 2016. For more information please see http://www.iccf2016.org/ *17-19 October, 2016 Cairns, Australia WFMH International Conference. For more information please see http://www. wfmh2016.com/ *26-28 October, 2016 Dublin, Ireland. 5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. For more information please see http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/ dublin_5_ICWV/violence/registrationandp.html * 7-11 November, 2016 Port au Prince, Haiti. For more information please see http://www.crcp2016.org/ *23-25 March, 2017 Vienna Austria International Convention of Psychological Science. For more information please see http:// icps.psychologicalscience.org/ *July 2017 - June 2017 Indigenous Conferences, please see http://www.indigenousconferences.com/ for conference details including dates and locations

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Request for Assistance Participants needed for anxiety biomarker study We are running an HRC-funded study on EEG and anxiety disorders (broadly defined). Our pre-clinical data suggest we may have the first biomarker for a specific biological form of anxiety disorder and we now want to test if a subgroup of patients shows extreme scores. We would like to recruit patients in the Dunedin area who are not currently receiving drug treatment and, if receiving psychological treatment, are in the early stages. The drug exclusion is because even low doses of any of the anxiolytic drugs reduce the biomarker. Our standard community board advert reads:

Anxiety and the Brain: Do you have symptoms of anxiety, fear or panic? The Psychology Department is looking for volunteers for a research study into patterns of electrical activity in the brain associated with anxiety. If you are male or female, aged 18-40, otherwise healthy, and considering seeking, or have not yet started, treatment for your symptoms then please e-mail [email protected] for an information sheet. Volunteers will be reimbursed for transport costs and time. This study has been approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee (Health) H15/005 We would very much appreciate it if you could bring our study to the attention of any of your clients that you think might be suitable. Neil McNaughton ([email protected]; 03-479 7634), Dept. Psychology, University of Otago


PD Opportunities Introductory training workshop on Clinical Hypnosis Saturday 4th June at Te Papa Wellington

Advanced training workshop on Clinical Hypnosis Saturday 16th July at Te Wharewhaka Wellington For more details of either or both training events contact Dr Patrick McCarthy [email protected] Entry restricted to registered health professionals.

Large comfortable, completely refurbished Counselling room to rent Possibility of referrals via “Rainbow in-sight counseling service” - Good location, situated on ground floor, suitable for Family couple or one2one sessions. - One of two rooms also has desk, laptop and lockable filing cabinet available for use.- Availability: by negotiation.- Location: Based in Henderson, Western Heights. - Cost: 65.00 per day 9-5pm After 5.pm by negotiation- Contact: Charles Graty T: 021 568 170 email Charles Website: www.rainbow-in-sight.co.nz

Join our team Active+ is one of the largest multi-disciplinary organisations in New Zealand, delivering a wide scope of services to ACC from Northland through to Palmerston North. We are contract holders for the ACC Psychological Services which has recently opened to allow Health Psychologists to deliver services. We also deliver Training for Independence, Sensitive Claims and Pain Management programmes all of which require psychology input as part of our multi-disciplinary team. If you are interested in joining our large and supportive psychology team to deliver any of these services, please be in touch with the managing director Gill Webb on: E [email protected] PH 021 623 811 activeplus.co.nz


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2016 Trauma Education

Leah is a Sydney-based doctorallevel clinical psychologist with 20 years of clinical and teaching expertise in CBT and traumatology

presented by Dr Leah Giarratano

Two highly regarded CPD activities for all mental health professionals: 14 hours for each activity These workshops are endorsed by the, AASW, ACA and ACMHN

Clinical skills for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (Treating PTSD) This two-day (8:30am-4:30pm) program presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating traumatised clients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The techniques are cognitive behavioural, evidence-based, and will be immediately useful and effective for your clinical practice. The emphasis is upon imparting immediately practical skills and up-to-date research in this area. 12-13 May 2016, Brisbane CBD

2-3 June 2016, Cairns CBD

23-24 June 2016, Auckland CBD

19-20 May 2016, Melbourne CBD

9-10 June 2016, Perth CBD

3-4 November 2016, Sydney CBD

26-27 May 2016, Sydney CBD

16-17 June 2016, Adelaide CBD

17-18 November 2016, Melbourne CBD

Clinical skills for treating complex trauma (Treating Complex Trauma) This two-day (8:30am-4:30pm) program focuses upon phase-based treatment for adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. In order to attend, participants must have first completed the ‘Treating PTSD’ program. The workshop completes Leah’s four-day trauma-focused training. The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The program incorporates practical, current experiential techniques showing promising results with this population; techniques are drawn from EFTT, Metacognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, attachment pathology treatment, ACT, CBT, and DBT. 7-8 July 2016, Sydney CBD

28-29 July 2016, Perth CBD

14-15 July 2016, Melbourne CBD

4-5 August 2016, Adelaide CBD

21-22 July 2016, Brisbane CBD

11-12 August 2016, Auckland CBD

Please note that our workshops dates have changed and dates on this page are current at the time of publication so please check our website to ensure they are current before booking

Program Fee for each activity is in Australian Dollars (AUD) Travel to Australia $550 AUD (when you email this form to pay for an Australian workshop with a Visa or Master card) $615 AUD or $550 each if you register to both (or with a colleague) more than three months prior using this form $680 AUD or $615 each if you register to both (or with a colleague) less than three months prior using this form Program fee includes program materials, lunches, morning and afternoon teas on each workshop day Please direct your enquiries to Joshua George on: [email protected] For more details about these offerings and books by Leah Giarratano refer to www.talominbooks.com 2016 Trauma Education Registration Form for NZPS Please circle the workshop/s you wish to attend above and return a scanned copy of this completed page Profession:

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Hold Me Tight Wellington - 2016 Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples; June Workshop and September Course

About the Hold Me Tight (HMT) Wellington Facilitators: Marion Wade & Ian Brewer

Sarah & Cary Hayward

Marion and Ian find this workshop enriches their relationship in many ways. They want to offer others the opportunity to benefit from a Hold Me Tight experience.

Sarah and Cary have come to deeply appreciate the value of the EFT approach in supporting an ongoing sense of connection and satisfaction in their relationship.

Marion is a counsellor, registered psychotherapist and trained tertiary educator. She works with couples and individuals. She specializes in sex therapy, trauma recovery and eating disorder psychotherapy. Ph: (04) 385 0094 www.marionwade.co.nz

Dr Sarah Hayward is a child and family psychologist and has particular expertise in family relationships and parenting. She currently works at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and has a small private practice. Ph: 021 412 702

Ian is a structural engineer who has worked in the construction and maritime industries and as a consultant. He has a background in adult education including cofacilitation of the Alternatives to Violence Project and men's support groups together with training for and presenting HMT workshops.

Cary Hayward is currently in private practice and has previously been The National Practice Manager and Clinical Director for New Zealand's largest national counselling agency, Relationships Aotearoa, which was known for its relationships expertise. Ph: 027 221 6871 www.caryhayward.com.

This educational workshop provides practical ways for couples to improve their relationship: Participants will learn about the language of emotion and how to use this language to effectively connect with, and support one another. They will gain an understanding about how the brain influences behaviour, and how to turn negative cycles of interaction into positive cycles that support and nourish their relationship. Research & popularity: HMT is based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is one of the few evidence based couples approaches available that has proven its success. Supported by 30 years of ongoing research, EFT reflects the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress, adult love and emotion. This workshop is based on the book Hold Me Tight© (HMT) by Canadian Dr Sue Johnson, an internationally recognised expert in healing couple relationships and researcher who developed EFT and the Hold Me Tight workshops. Is this workshop right for your clients? View this you tube clip to hear from men and women who have benefitted from this workshop. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbp8El8myI4

Hold Me Tight Weekend Workshop,

Hold Me Tight Weekly Course

10 – 12 June. Facilitators Marion & Ian

Starting 15 September. Facilitators Sarah & Cary

Friday 7 - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 5pm.

Eight Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:30pm.

For inquiries & to register: June workshop contact Ian: 021 140 7218, [email protected] September course contact Cary: 027 221 6871, [email protected]

Workshop flyers

The New Zealand Psychological Society & ACC are proud to host:

The Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Violence Trauma presented by Eileen Swan Auckland 29 July, Wellington 4 August, Christchurch 5 August 2016 - 9.30am to 5.00pm 9.30 – 10.00am Impact on clients (children, young people and adults) and their family/ whanau of trauma and diagnoses/PTSD associated with sexual violence. 10.00 - 10.45am Support for clients who have experienced sexual violence, services offered by ACC to sexual violence clients, ways in which practitioners can work with ACC to offer services. 10.45 - 11.15am Morning tea 11.15 - 12.30pm Assessment – aims/ methodology of assessment of clients with PTSD and complex trauma associated with sexual violence trauma and other mental health issues - including cultural considerations, male and female clients, differing ages, intellectual and physical disability.

3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea 3.30 - 5.00pm How to further develop skills in assessment and treatment; quality professional supervision/self-care strategies/ support. Eileen Swan has been a clinical psychologist for nearly thirty years – she was previously a registered nurse. She conducted research prior to the opening of HELP in Auckland in 1982 and was the first coordinator for HELP

until 1984. Eileen then spent six years working as a psychologist and family therapist at the Leslie 12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch - An ACC Centre establishing a team to work with representative will be available to answer families who had experienced sexual violence any question in regards to ACC procedures. and with other families with a wide range 1.30 - 3.00pm Assessment contd/Treatment of presenting problems, including Family - evidence-based treatment approaches for Court referrals. She was then Managing clients with PTSD and complex trauma Psychologist, Specialist Services, Child Youth associated with sexual violence trauma, and Family for four years before spending consideration of situations when other mental three years in West Berkshire, England. health issues coexist. Reporting back to During this time Eileen worked in primary ACC. care, health psychology and the Wallingford

(now Oxford) Forensic Service. After her return to New Zealand she spent one year at the Department of Corrections Te Piriti Sex Offender Treatment Unit, Paremoremo and then worked as a manager in Mental Health Services at the ADHB while also working in private practice, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of presentations. Eileen was then Cinical Team Leader at RASNZ (Refugees as Survivors) for three years. She currently works at ACC as a Branch Advisory Psychologist and in private practice. For many years Eileen conducted training and supervision in assessment and therapy for sexual trauma for a variety of professionals and presented at national and international conferences.


Auckland: Jubilee Hall, Parnell Trust, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell Wellington: Level 1, Mercure Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street Christchurch: Conference room, YMCA Christchurch, 12 Hereford Street

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Worried Sick? Extending the application of cognitive behavioural approaches, from health anxiety to medically unexplained symptoms and long term medical conditions. Prof Paul Salkovskis, UK 1st July 2016 in Christchurch, 9.00am - 4.30pm Quality Hotel Elms, 456 Papanui Road 4th July 2016 in Auckland, 9.00am- 4.30pm Sorrento in the Park, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak Background: Cognitive behavioural approaches to health anxiety have been shown to be effective in RCTs in people where the main presenting problem is anxiety focussed on health, and in those seeking medical help in hospital found to have high levels of health anxiety. There are also indications that CBT could be effective in Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) and in Long Term Physical Health problems (LTC) associated with relatively severe psychological distress. Purpose of workshop: In this workshop, the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of CBT for health anxiety on its own and linked to MUS and LTC will be described, starting with the success of CBT and identifying its limitations in this context. The importance of using a transdiagnostic approach as a way of ensuring high quality therapy is considered in the context of the need to address the specific issues in diverse problems such as chronic pain, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue and so on. The result is a new hybrid transdiagnostic/specific approach, with core elements including engagement and developing a shared understanding supplemented by “modules” addressing specific aspects of MUS in the later stages of treatment, with behavioural experiments cutting across both aspects of the treatment. Treatment fundamentals and details will be discussed and, where possible, demonstrated. Time will be allowed for

discussion of cases brought by participants who are prepared to role-play their clients. Suitable for: All clinicians interested in working with these problems, including but not confined to clinical psychologists, general practitioners, psychiatrists, nurse therapists and so on. Professor Paul Salkovskis, B.Sc., M.Phil. (Clin. Psychol), PhD, C.Psychol., FBPsS Paul Salkovskis is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London and Clinical Director at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He is editor of “Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy”, the official scientific journal of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. He completed his training at the Institute of Psychiatry in the late 70s, after which he worked as a full time clinician in the health service, also conducting research as part of this work. He

subsequently transferred to a clinical research position in 1985 at the University of Oxford; at the time he left in 2000, his title was Professor of Cognitive Psychology. His transfer to an academic position did not interfere with his commitment to clinical work, which continues at a high level to the present day. His main contributions have been in the areas of cognitive models and treatments of anxiety disorders and in health psychology. His theoretical paper (in 1985) on a cognitive theory of Obsessive compulsive disorder was a synthesis of the work of Beck and Rachman, and highlighted the role of the way in which intrusions were interpreted as a sign of “responsibility” for harm or its prevention. Such interpretations were described as motivating compulsive behaviour, paving the way for new cognitive strategies for the treatment of OCD. He worked closely with David M Clark on the development and validation of the cognitive model of Panic Disorder, and with Hilary Warwick on severe and persistent Health Anxiety (“Hypochondriasis”). With all of these disorders he has developed and refined innovative cognitive-behavioural treatment strategies. Paul also developed the concept of “safety seeking behaviour”, highlighting its role in the maintenance and treatment of anxiety disorders. This influential work has resulted in new ways of thinking about the use of behavioural strategies in cognitive therapy, resulting in a proper integration rather than a hybridized approach. In health psychology he has researched aspects of health screening and developed the concept of “evidence based patient choice”. More recently he and his team have been considering issues including dissemination of treatment and the application of the cognitive model of health anxiety to chronic pain.

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