Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists

This website is aimed at increasing awareness about the role and activity of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in New Zealand. Please stay and take ten minutes to read about us.

Child psychotherapists are a group of people who have psychodynamically based training, knowledge and skills in working with children and families who are experiencing difficulties in everyday life.  Child psychotherapists use a variety of approaches in working with whole families, groups or individuals of any age.


Important notice about NZACAP members strike action- CLICK HERE

WHAT'S NEW ON OUR SITE? see the  latest  articles of interest for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, including some recent research on Resilience and Neglect, a very helpful publication for families who's children have FASD and an interesting article about object relations and PTSD. CLICK HERE

NZACAP Submission to the Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry- with thanks to Wendy Nalden for all her work in preparing this submission on behalf of NZACAP along with the Executive of NZACAP. http://www.nzacap.org.nz/images/uploads/NZACAP_Submission_to_Mental_Health_Inquiry_Aotearoa.doc

NZACAP Evenings- Here are the video clips from our latest NZACAP Evening. Please look at the material our members provided. Remember to contact the Exec if you would like some support to organise your own evening. CLICK HERE

Exciting New Research- Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy versus a brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depressive disorder (IMPACT); a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial by, Ian M Goodyer, Shirley Reynolds, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Bernadka Dubicka, Jonathan Hill, Fiona Holland, Raphael Kelvin, Nick Midgley, Chris Roberts, Rob Senior, Mary Target, Barry Widmer, Paul Wilkinson, Peter Fonagy, 2016. CLICK HERE

Upcoming Events

John Briere- Treating the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on young adults
Event Date: March 31 2020
Description: We are excited to announce the upcoming seminar with John Briere in March 2020