the New Zealand Centre for
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska. Psychologist,
Forensic Psychiatry Service, Capital & Coast District Health Board;
(prev. Senior Psychologist, Department of Corrections). Advanced
Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.
Special interest areas include: Neuropsychology;
Intellectual disabilities, Specific learning disabilities, Mental
RN, PG Dip.CBT, MN. Child, Adolescent & Family Service, Hawke's
Bay District Health Board.
Special interest areas:
Mental health, Women and depression, Chronic physical health conditions,
& adolescent mental health & Clinical supervision.
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Professor Stephen Palmer
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Advanced Cert. REBT. MNZASW.
After graduating with a BSW from
Massey University, Toni worked for a time at Palmerston North Hospital,
before spending 5 years in Papua New Guinea, an experience which
challenged many beliefs. On returning to New Zealand she secured
a position at QE Health (formerly Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Rotorua,
working in the field of rehabilitation. Patient education
was a particular focus and Toni was instrumental in establishing
the Fibromalgia Programme. Toni is a recognized speaker and trainer
nationally and has presented many seminars and workshops to health
professionals in the field of rehabilitation. Further study has
seen Toni graduate with an MA (Hons) (rehabilitation) from Massey
University. She holds an Advanced Certificate in REBT. An opportunity
to move into education has seen Toni return to her roots, and she
is now the Stream Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Applied Social
Science (Social Work) at Waiariki Institute of Technology. Toni
is a Registered Social Worker and a Full member of ANZASW.
B.Theol., Dip.Min., MNZAC, Adv.Cert.REBT.
Minister in the Presbyterian
Church of New Zealand, full member of NZAC. Experience includes
EAP support on-site to various industries, mediation interventions
for disputes, six years of Internet counselling, and face to face
counselling using REBT. Personal life experiences include twelve
years in a religious cult and nine years of working out of that
concluding with a theological degree from Otago University, majoring
in pastoral studies. Presently works in Lower Hutt with two congregations
in a larger parish context of diverse theological views. Has developed
REBT for Internet counselling online via chatroom and email supported
by interactive work by clients in a secure internet environment.
He has developed an approach ('REFRAME') which draws together the
unique advantages of working online. Website:
MA (Hons)., PG Dip I/O Psych, PG Cert. Health Science
(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).
Teresa is a psychologist with qualifications
in organizational and clinical spheres of practice. Teresa specializes
in mental health issues in the workplace, in particular, the management
of occupational stress and burnout, including cognitive behavioural
strategies in promoting positive cognitive functioning and resilient
psychological wellbeing. Teresa has an interest in emergent approaches
within the cognitive behavioural field, in particular, the schema
therapy paradigm. Her e-mail address is:
Workshop & Certificate programme presenter
B.A., M.Ed (Ch.Fam.Psych),
PG.Dip.Ch.Fam.Psych., Professional Cert. CBT, Registered Psychologist,
Accredited Triple P provider.
works for the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service on the West
Coast. He specialises in the treatment of children with a
wide range of mental health issues, including, but not limited to,
ADHD, OCD, phobias and other anxiety disorders, eating disorders
and depression. As an accredited provider of the Triple P
Positive Parenting Programme he has recently spent time in Canada
and England training facilitators for this programme.
RGON, BN, MN, Dip
TT, Dip Yoga T, Prof Cert CBT.
Jillian is a nurse
working within the primary care arena. She presently offers lifestyle
clinics at The Doctors, Napier, seeing people who have stress, weight
management or other lifestyle issues. She also offers Mindfulness-based
Stress Reduction courses in the community. She is fascinated by
the mind-body connection and enjoys working with people with chronic
health problems to improve their health and well-being using an
holistic approach. She has a background in nursing education, management
and clinical practice.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, BSc. (Hons)
Psychology, PG Cert in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Dr Kirsty Freeman (nee Thorne) is a registered Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Her clinical experience for the last 13 years has entailed working
with both older adults with mental health issues and adults with
chronic and life-limiting physical conditions.
This scope of work has spanned psychiatric, acute hospitals, hospice
and community settings. Since
2005, she has increasingly used mindfulness-based approaches in
her work and conducted research and published in this area.
Kirsty has been trained both professionally and personally
in mindfulness through the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
at Bangor University, UK.
She has a personal practice of mindfulness meditation and has been
running 8-week Mindfulness Courses for a range of professionals
since 2007. She now works privately offering clinical supervision,
mentoring and consultation for those wishing to incorporate mindfulness
in their work.
Wilkinson-Tough, M., Bocci,
L., Thorne, K., Herlihy,
J. (2010). Is mindfulness-based therapy an effective intervention
for obsessive intrusive thoughts: A case series. Clinical Psychology
and Psychotherapy 17,
Cusens, B., Duggan, G.,
Thorne, K. and Burch,
V. (2010). Evaluation of the Breathworks mindfulness-based pain
management programme: Effects on well-being and multiple measures
of mindfulness. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 17, 1, 63
Frith, H. and Tagney, J. With the Heart in Mind: A Pilot Study Exploring
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People Living with Heart
Failure. In preparation as a short report to European Journal of
Cardiac Nursing. Presented at the NZCCP Annual Conference 2010