Some news from ANZAP


Here you will find a range of Psychotherapy related news, including national and international events, new papers, articles and workshops.

To find out more about any of the events listed below, simply click on the title of the event.



anzap icon 1000 2Dr Joan Haliburn - Short -term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (STDIP) – to relieve distress, develop awareness and improve functioning

Date: 17 Apr 2021

Location: This is an online event

Joan Haliburn is a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist trained in the Conversational Model, trained and experienced in Attachment Disorders while doing assessments for many years, for the then Department of Community Services, later Family & Community Services. She is a founding member of ANZAP and was Director of Training ANZAP for 12 years and President for 3 years. She has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) for many years, and recently retired from its Board of Directors. She has presented workshops and papers, nationally and internationally, written chapters of books, her most recent book “An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy” was published by Karnac in 2017 and she co-edited with colleagues, Richard Benjamin & Serena King, “Humanizing Mental Health Care in Australia – a Trauma Informed Approach” published by Routledge in 2019.

anzap icon 1000 2Deep Listening: Learning from Children and young people about transgenerational trauma and violence

Date: 19 Jun 2021

Location: This is an online event

"Deep Listening” joins together two critical perspectives on trauma and history. Originating from different geographies and cultures, taken together these presentations will offer a unique insight into the impact and implications of transgenerational trauma and community violence in Indigenous Australian and African American communities, with a particular focus on the voices and experiences of children and young people.

anzap icon 1000 2Elizabeth de Preez (NZ) - Relational and ethical considerations in online communication with clients

Date: 31 Jul 2021

Location: TBA

This interactive workshop focuses on the challenges of maintaining professional and therapeutic boundaries while navigating digital spaces and electronic communication with clients. I will share relational perspectives on being with clients in the telehealth space and discuss Australian and New Zealand best practice guidelines for online therapy. A focus on practical strategies will help participants to reflect on and establish the cyber security of health data in their practice settings.


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Key Contact: Anne Malecki. 
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Anne Malecki is responsible for the ANZAP Secretariat. She is the first point of contact for all matters. 

Telephone: AUS (02) 8004 9873