NZCCA 2017 Conference Brochure


0 downloads 80 Views 655KB Size





18 - 20 MAY 2017 SPONSORED BY



Registrations Open

7 30pm - 8pm


8pm - 9 30pm

Session One: Curt Thompson

FRIDAY 19 TH MAY 8 30am 9am - 10 30am 10 30am 11am - 12 30pm 12 30pm 1 30pm - 3pm 3pm 3 30pm - 4.30pm

Meditation Session Two: Curt Thompson Morning Tea Workshops Lunch Session Three: Curt Thompson Afternoon Tea Workshops


Pre AGM wine & nibbles (for those attending AGM)

4 45pm

Annual General Meeting

7 30pm

Banquet Dinner

SATURDAY 20 TH MAY 8 30am 9am - 10 30am 10 30am 11am - 12 30pm 12 30pm 1 30pm - 3pm 3pm

Meditation Session Four: Curt Thompson Morning Tea Workshops Lunch Session Five: Curt Thompson Closes Conference


CURT THOMPSON Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and the founder of Being Known, LLC, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. Throughout his career, along with treating adults, adolescents, and families, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenants of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material. He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia. He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C. His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and involvement in the fellowship’s healing prayer ministry.




This will introduce the audience to IPNB, its working description of the mind, and the notion of how “being known” (1 Cor. 8; 1 Cor. 13) plays a central role in this process. We will explore IPNB in general terms; what we mean by the mind; the role of neuroplasticity and emotion in the entire process.

THE NINE DOMAINS OF SESSION INTEGRATION TWO This lecture will explore the idea of integration from an IPNB perspective and the nine different “domains” of the mind that this idea permeates. We will see how the mind is a complex system and how integration is the expression of a complex system that is flourishing—the essence of what we believe mental “health” actually is (vis-à-vis, our usual engagement with mental activity from the direction of psychopathology).


This lecture will explore shame both as an interpersonal neurobiological phenomenon as well as a primary vector wielded by evil to destroy relationships and by extension, the world. We will explore the biblical anthropology of Genesis 1-3 as a gateway for comprehending shame both neurobiologically as well as in the contexts of our narratives. We will introduce the fundamental features of shame, including our conscious experience of it as well as its primary neurobiological attributes, along with the natural consequences for systems when it is not addressed properly. We will invite the story of the man born blind

in John 9 to be a guide for framing this part of our encounter.

STORYTELLING AND THE SESSION DEVELOPMENT OF FOUR CONFESSIONAL HEALING COMMUNITIES This lecture will address the nature of storytelling/narrative. This is necessary in order to prepare the audience to engage the place of the biblical narrative in the process of the healing of shame. We will continue to explore the anthropology of the biblical narrative, along with the practical clinical applications of therapeutic interventions that emerge from this narrative. Specifically, we will refer to texts from Hebrews 12, Luke 3, and John 21.



What we are called to do as therapists is not just to help people “feel better.” We are inviting people into a space wherein which their healing liberates them to take proper risks of creative endeavor. The healing of shame—indeed all healing—is intended, among other things, to free us to “create, as images-bearers of God, like God creates.” Evil’s intention in wielding shame is not simply to make us feel bad or ruin relationships. It intends to prevent us from maturing into the creative beings that God intended us to be from before the foundation of the world. Hence, our work includes inviting people into a space in which they are willing to create within the multiple vocational domains that they occupy. This expands our vision for our own vocational calling as therapists beyond the borders of treating “mental health disorders” and out into the realm of co-creating with God the space for new vocational endeavours.





As a Child and Family Therapist, the incidence of Autism within a family unit can be a unique experience therapeutically. It’s pervasive characteristics can create bonds and barriers between parent and child, siblings, school staff and in social frameworks. These stresses can contribute to many elements of negative family dynamics and co-morbid issues. In a multi-modal approach involving the whole family systemically, I have found an increase in the therapeutic relationship through trust building, further resilience in anxiety and depression, confidence building in parents and in children, an increase in communication through giving language to emotion. In a multi-modal therapeutic approach, the following interventions are simultaneously used:

specific symptoms. Workshop participants will be encouraged to engage in this discussion.

Ann Marie Pike, Director of HWYL Associates Therapeutic Mental Health Clinic - Lindale Facility Paraparaumu, is a Child and Family Therapist, Art Therapist and Supervisor working both in private practice and contractually supporting children, families and individuals over the past 20 years. She specializes in the interventions of ASD, ADHD, Learning and Behaviour issues and Educational Inclusion. She holds a BA in Developmental Psychology, PG Certificate in Secondary Education, PG Diploma in Health Science (Mental Health, Diagnostic & Research). PG Certificate in Family and Systems Therapies and full memberships with NZPsS, NZCCA and FSTAANZ




Psychoeducation – outlined for parents (can include marriage concerns)


Comic Strip Conversations – (Carol Gray)


Social Stories (Carol Gray, re-framing)


Management of problem behaviours


Management of rigid behaviours and special interests


Management of anxiety


Engagement activities (e.g. Art therapy, equine therapy, special interest) *(AMP)

We bring our own spiritual perspectives to the therapeutic relationship, perspectives that have an impact on how we hear what the client brings and how we respond to what we hear. Dr Helen Florence will discuss this statement together with observations from her own practice, in the light of findings from her PhD research entitled: Deciding what belongs: How psychotherapists attend to religion and/or spirituality in the therapeutic process; as well as observations from her practice. Questions such as, “What happens when our worldview conflicts with that of our client’s?” and “We’re both Christians, so there’s nothing to talk about, right?”, will be considered. These matters will be considered in the light of the NZCCA Code of Ethics.

The therapist must observe each individual and their family members as unique within this paradigm as a whole part - with ALL facing and working with the ASD as it relates to themselves. (inside or outside the diagnosis). There are spiritual aspects the therapist can become aware of in themselves and within the relationship the AS child may have with

Helen Florence is a psychotherapist who works full time in private practice. She has a B. Couns, MHSc (psychotherapy) and completed her PhD in 2015. She is keenly interested in spirituality in psychotherapy. She is married with two adult children and enjoys her sub-tropical garden for relaxation.


HARMFUL DIGITAL COMMUNICATION – WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? Many adults and young people use social media, texting, and private messaging to harass, abuse and bully others. Netsafe is the agency that deals with online concerns and since November 2016 we have been operating under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. What is in the HDC Act, when is it appropriate to report to us and what is Netsafe’s role under the law? This workshop will examine those questions, and discuss your concerns. : Lee is one of the contact centre managers at Netsafe and has worked there since 2005. She has a background in counselling, mediation and management. The public and schools contact Netsafe to seek advice on a wide range of online challenges.



and colleagues in powerful affective states of being shamed and shaming.

Marian Hammond is a psychotherapist and psychodramatist in private practice who draws upon many years of personal and clinical work with shame in individual, group and teaching contexts. The foundations of her practice are in the mental health service where she was employed as an occupational therapist and psychotherapist in various teams. She has specialised in working with people who have suffered traumas including sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect. Her study, a masters thesis, was completed last year at the Auckland University of Technology.


The ACC presentation will cover areas of interest to current providers of services to ACC and any counsellors who might be interested in providing services to ACC. The topics to be covered include:

Shame is a crucial issue frequently overlooked in the therapeutic context because it has many hiding places and inevitably reverberates with experiences of shame in the therapist. Therapists can be vulnerable to shame from multiple sources and without awareness of the activation of their shame, therapists risk reacting in ways that are not therapeutic. This, in turn, is likely to impact the therapeutic relationship and outcomes. In this workshop I present my heuristic study in which five psychotherapists were interviewed to elucidate their experiences of shame. Consistent with heuristic methodology and method I undertook in-depth analysis of my own experience of the phenomenon. Shame is portrayed as striking at the core of the self and causing physiological, behavioural, emotional, and cognitive reactions which involve one’s entire being. In all its forms, shame is considered relational. As therapists, identification of our own sources of shame, together with related defences and experiences, is considered as integral to effective shame work with clients. Focus will be given to experiences of ‘chronic shame’ that relate to a sense of shame proneness in the individual. Themes emerging from the study will be presented. Building shame resilience in therapists is underscored as critical in tolerating the vulnerability in meeting clients

A summary of ACC’s progress regarding the transformation programme and any recent and future changes which may impact on counsellors engaging in work for ACC.

An update on the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims contract including both qualitative and quantitative data. Included will be statistics on referral numbers, average length of service provision and outcome data.

Information about the new Pain Management Services and ACC’s progress with implementing the ACC traumatic brain injury strategy. The aim is for counsellors to appreciate the different areas in which they can work for ACC and the criteria whereby they can engage in the different areas of ACC work

Provision of information to counsellors about the process of applying to work on ACC contracts

Feedback from delegates about issues related to ACC work.

Selena Dominguez is a qualified social worker by training. She has worked in the area of mental injury caused by sexual violence for the past 8 years, having previously been a

Team Manager in the Sensitive Claims Unit at ACC for 5.5 years. Other roles within ACC have been as the Lead Supplier Manager for the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims (ISSC) contract, and as the Category Manager for Specialised Treatment Services. Selena has recently (October 2016) begun her current role as the Sensitive Claims Portfolio Manager at ACC, where she collaborates both internally and externally and has oversight of all that is going on in the Sexual Violence Sector. A key component of her role is to ensure that the benefits of the ISSC service are being realised, and that we continue to make improvements as required.

Kris Fernando is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist by training. She has worked in the areas of neuropsychology and liaison psychiatry, both with children and adults at Auckland District Health Board specialising in traumatic brain injury and oncology. She is currently a senior lecturer in neuropsychology and is working as National Manager, Psychology and Mental Health within the Clinical Services Directorate Accident Compensation Corporation in New Zealand. In this role, she manages a team of Branch Advisory Psychologists (BAPs) who are located throughout the country and provide advice to Case Owners in managing claims with a psychological component and also liaise with mental health providers. The main areas in which Kris works in are traumatic brain injury, pain management, psychological disorders following physical injury and sensitive claims.



To work effectively with shame it is important to know our own relationship with shame, the ways our body responds to, resists and/ or veils our awareness to shame’s presence. This workshop will explore body-based and meditative practices that can support us to remain present with our clients when shame makes its presence felt in therapy. Note: This participants.

Shame by its very nature is contagious. It does not like to be named or talked about; yet it has much to teach us as therapists. Its neurophysiological patterning is similar to that of trauma and disrupts our social engagement system, rendering us powerless and unable to reach out to participate in the relational repair that could end the sense of isolation our shame creates. This is the genesis of the double binds that perpetuate shame cycles.





Karen Lorimer is a counsellor and spiritual director with Life Unlimited. Karen has worked in private practice, as a small group facilitator in a domestic violence agency, and as a pastoral care counsellor, small group and retreat facilitator at inter-cultural ministry schools.



In this workshop Gary will take participants through exercises he utilises in ‘Born again Bodies’. Exercises will utilise weights – even using just bodyweight alone to enhance: •

Muscle strength declines with age through muscle loss, and there is a strong association between muscle strength and balance, co-ordination and living an independent life.

Balance exercises, along with certain strength exercises, can help prevent falls by improving your ability to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or still. Balance can also be improved by increasing your reaction time.

Flexibility can be regained and continually improved through the right form of stretching exercises.

Mental and Cognitive Health can be improved through the increased supply of oxygen and the enhancement of healthy activity in the brain.


“Shame can and often does stifle love. But if we simply refuse shame, we may find that we have also refused love – in all of its vulnerable exposure – as well. Can we afford such a refusal?” (Virginia Burrus, 2011).


Gary Syme is the founder and coach of the Born Again Bodies (BABs) exercise program - for people who are in danger of losing the physical independence. Under his guidance there are now 12 Born Again Bodies classes at different sites on the North Shore and in

Orewa. BABs is a registered Green Prescription Provider. Gary is a pharmacist who has managed pharmacies both in New Zealand and England, has worked as an Industrial Chemist, and was a Medicines Control Advisor for 23 years in the Public Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. He has had an interest in health and fitness all his life. He has been a personal fitness instructor, particularly for elderly people, a weight lifter, a runner-up light heavyweight wrestling champion and he also has a black belt in Shotokan Karate. He was a member of the Shoresafe working group, which was principally focused on Falls Prevention. Gary is a writer and a speaker and has a guest lecturing role at the University of Auckland’s School of Chemical Sciences, on the process by which substances become medicines or controlled drugs. The lecture on the 15th of August this year included the chemistry and role of Vitamin D. He wrote the book “Born Again Bodies” and has written for Medical Publications such as the New Ethicals magazine for doctors. See also this year’s first 2 editions of INsite magazine, for articles on – “Exercise and Diet” & “D the Miracle Vitamin”.



Learning to find Stillness within and connecting with your True Self and God’s Spirit is the essence of all we do – come and be refreshed in this workshop as you take Time Out to learn and experience some simple, life changing meditative practices.

Liz is a Comprehensive Nurse, a Counsellor and Spiritual director. She currently works in private practice as a Counsellor and Parent coach working with adults, children and families at risk. She facilitates Grief groups for children, Parenting seminars, Mindfulness meditation seminars and co-facilitates cancer healing and wellness retreats nationally. She also is a Marriage Celebrant, the author of 4 books and enjoys living on her eco-friendly lifestyle property enjoying the many outdoor activities Wanaka offers.



Come and explore your inner world accompanied by music from diverse communities. Let yourself experience something deep and renewing. All welcome

especially those who freak out at the thought of moving to music. We might even make our own music and move, stretch, dance, have fun and be like holy fools. Come with love, grace and freedom toward yourself, read up about ‘the holy fool’ beforehand.

Ko Nga Puhi te Iwi, Ko Kapotai te Hapu, Ko Irish naman ako. Susannah is married to Andrew, Josh and Hana are their adult children. Susannah lives in Peacemakers Retreat, offering Spiritual Direction, supervision, debriefing, retreats and divine encounters with horses. Susannah trained in counselling, after four years living in slums in Manila. Spiritual Direction, expressive therapies came next, Susannah loves them all. She is creatively sensitive and intuitive; loves to sense how to hold sacred space for herself and others, through movement, dance, poetry, idt, talking/listening, and always open to the unseen options. Susannah taught at BCNZ in counselling and Spiritual formation, she teaches with SGM now. Susannah plays the piano, guitar, has art exhibitions with a difference and loves to meet for coffee.


COMING TO OUR SENSES - A MINDFULNESS BASED EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIES WORKSHOP In this workshop we will focus on the experience of the possibilities available at any time in the present moment through sensory based activities and the use of a range of creative modalities following a model of integrative therapy. The aim of the workshop is to give a taste of how this practice can be a source of constant resourcefulness, strength and possibly spiritual connection for your self and your clients.

Agnès specialises in using integrative methods such as Mindfulness, Arts Therapies and PychoSomatic Integration to help children, youth and adults alleviate trauma, depression or anxiety. She works in private practice (in English and French) from Youthline House and also contracts for agencies and a school. Agnès has a life long interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and healing through art, creativity and mindfulness. Agnès is a published author and has presented in conferences and training institutes.



People present anger along with confusion, shame, pain and loss. They have learned the practices of anger from their family of origin, culture, mates, sport, workplace, adult relationships or traumatic chapters and/or events. They see anger as a deficit behaviour in their relationships; an uninvited descriptor of them that has become public. Often people close to them have suggested or ‘forced’ them to come to deal with their ANGER problem. In this workshop, we will cover effects of anger in the body and brain, understanding anger as a God-given emotion, moving through anger to a person’s Core Values and what is important to them. The aim is generate compassion as a foil to the practices of anger. We will complete exercises as I would do them with clients and give time for discussion.

Tony has completed 11 years as a Guidance Counsellor, in 2002, he joined Life Unlimited as a private counsellor and later also joined Pakuranga Counselling Centre. His current work is seeing individuals and couples for a range of presenting issues using Personcentred, EFT and Narrative, EAP work – Brief and Solution focussed – and facilitating community courses in Anger/Conflict and Communication. Tony and his wife and have 3 children, 1 granddaughter, 1 dog and 1 cat and have lived and worked in Auckland through their adult lives.


work with individual clients when they bring to us their deep “shames” about their personal lives- within global contexts.


What a shame there’s so much shame - A workshop of connecting with our inherent joy and potency. We live in (increasingly) difficult times of deconstruction and change. This is happening on personal, societal and global levels. Deep down, most of us are also faced with facing our own shame, and that of our clients. This workshop aims to build on positive experiences of reconnecting with our bodies, with the joy of rhythm and simple movement in community. We may discover our own shame about “being like children”, our own uncomfortableness about our bodies and our own deeply hidden shame of trusting ourselves to be present. It is from this place of rejuvenation and enlivenment that we can be empowered to do the difficult

Brigitte has been teaching psychotherapy and practicing in-depth psychotherapy, psychology and supervision for 30+ years. Her experience and passion are in the area of facilitating personal healing groups and holding retreats which facilitate connection with self, others and God. Brigitte holds also a deep love for our earth. Her approach includes movement practices, sacred chanting and creativity.



This workshop looks at recent New Zealand - based research about how experienced counsellor’s contemplative practices relate to their counselling practices. We will hear counsellors’ experiences of the ways that contemplative practices both support and disrupt their counselling practice, and consider the ways that the New Zealand experience is similar to, and different from, research from the international counselling community. If there is interest, this workshop will also include the opportunity to learn a contemplative practice related to the way we carry our work with clients.

Jemma Allen is a student in the Masters in Counselling programme at the University of Auckland. She has experience in pastoral ministry both in New Zealand and in China, and is enjoying developing a private practice offering counselling, spiritual direction and ministry supervision alongside her work in an Anglican parish in Auckland.



According to a 2016 study by research organisation, Barna group, “teens and young adults use porn JESSICA more than any one else.” A second HARRIS 2016 study has shown that 22% of the children (18 and under) using porn are under the age of 10. In this workshop, Lisa Taylor (CPSAS, post-grad counselling student) will look at what children are seeing and how it is affecting their sexual, social and emotional development. She will also look at ways therapists can diagnose a

porn addiction in young people, and will give an overview of ways we can support them as they navigate their way out of one. Joining her for a portion of this workshop (over Skype) will be Jessica Harris who runs an online ministry for female, Christian porn addicts.

Lisa Taylor is a post-grad counselling student and award-winning author living in Whangarei. In 2016 she became the country’s first certified pastoral sex addiction specialist (International Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists) and is now serving on the IACSAS board. Lisa has spent the last several years supporting women whose lives have been impacted by a husband/partner struggling with sex addiction, sex offending or sexual integrity issues. This support includes facilitating groups and running the Beyond Betrayal Community website. She and her husband Michael speak to Christian organisations and young people about pornography and sexual addiction, and God’s great plan for sexual intimacy. Her books on this topic include Beyond Betrayal, Beyond Betrayal Couples’ Guide (workbook), and There’s WHAT on my Phone? (youth fiction). For more information or

Jessica Harris is an author, blogger, and international speaker characterized by her courage, transparency, and grace. Speaking from her own experience, and from her passion for authenticity, she brings to light the issues of women who are addicted to pornography. Jessica also speaks on relationships, abstinence, and prolonged singleness. Her message is appropriate for churches, youth groups, women’s conferences, and college events where she can share her story to women and leaders alike encouraging others to live abundant lives full of freedom. Few speakers address these issues from a Godly perspective with honesty, humour and candor pulling from her own life experiences. Jessica has been featured in the documentary “The Heart of the Matter” as well as on ABC Nightline. She has been a guest author for numerous blogs, including Covenant Eyes, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Sheila Wray Gregoire’s To Love Honor and Vacuum. In 2016, she released her self-published memoir, Beggar’s Daughter, and is currently working on her next book. Find out more information by visiting


TE AO MAORI AND CHRISTIANITY In this workshop Rāwiri will trace the journey of Christianity within Maori culture. He will highlight the influencing moments in this journey. He will explore the similarities between Christianity and Te Ao Maori and look at what this means moving forward as Christian counsellors.

Rāwiri is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, Tainui, Ngāti Pūkenga descent. Rāwiri has extensive experience in the Child and Youth Mental Health field. Rāwiri is the Kaumatua to NZCCA, Youthline and the Werry Centre (child and adolescent workforce development) and provides cultural advice and guidance to the Mental Health Foundation


NZCCA CONFERENCE 2017 | MAY 18 - 20 Registration closes 12 May 2017

Name: Address: Phone (Hm): Mobile: Email: Special Dietary Needs: Accommodation: Waipuna have offered NZCCA the Bureau Twin Rooms at the special rate of $178.25 per night. This rate is available until 18 April 2017. Please quote booking code NZCC0517 when booking -

COST Includes morning tea, lunches and banquet (non-refundable). Member/Affiliate

$420.00 Member/Affiliate $325.00 (with Community Services Card)

NZCCA Student

Non NZCCA Student


Non Member $520.00

Additional Banquet Tickets (No )

$60.00 each

(Please note - the prices above include 1 banquet ticket for Friday evening which is non-refundable).


Less early bird discount - $20.00 (if registering before 24 March 2017) Total: $ Internet Banking

Cheque Enclosed


NZCCA Account Number: 12-3012-0806750-00 Please ensure that your banking shows the following information. If you know your membership number, please include that after your name.

REFERENCE: Conference D ETAIL: Name + Member Number PAYMENT PLAN

We prefer that payment is made in full at the time of registration. However, we realise that some members would like the opportunity to pay off their conference fee, in which case full payment would need to be received by 10 May 2017. Please contact the office if you would like to make automatic payments towards your conference fee.


An administration fee of $30 will be withheld should you cancel your conference attendance before 12 May 2017. Please be aware that there will be no refunds if cancellation occurs after this date. The fee includes the Friday banquet. There is no refund of the banquet cost should you chose not to attend. If you have any questions or queries regarding the 2017 Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact Craig Sergeant via email on [email protected] or on 09 361 4183.


NZCCA CONFERENCE 2017 | MAY 18 - 20 Registration closes 12 May 2017 Please select your preference for each workshop session per day and mark with a 1-5 (1 as your first choice; 5 as your last choice)

FRIDAY 11AM Ann Marie Pike Family Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a Multi-Modal Approach Helen Florence Considering the impact of our own spirituality on the therapeutic process. Lee Chisholm Harmful Digital Communication – What is it, and what can we do about it? Marian Hammond Therapists’ Experience of Shame Selena Domingues & Dr Kris Fernando ACC Sensitive Claims

FRIDAY 3.30PM Karen Lorimer Creating Sanctuary for Shamed Selves Gary Syme The Value of Exercise. The ‘born again bodies’ approach Liz Maluschnig Time Out - Meditation Susannah Connolly Movement Experience Agnes Sigley Coming to our Senses - A Mindfulness based Expressive Arts Therapies Workshop

SATURDAY 11AM Tony Parsons Working With Anger Brigitte Puls From Shame to Empowerment and Joy Jemma Allen Becoming More Present - Contemplative Practices and Counselling Lisa Taylor and Jessica Harris Working With Teens who Struggle with Porn R ā wiri Wharemate Te Ao Maori and Christianity

Some workshops have limited spaces, so please register early Please note that opinions expressed in these workshops are not necessarily those of the Association.