Members of the Association

Membership Rules of the Association

 Membership enquiries to Mary Cubitt:

Membership and Affiliate Annual Subscriptions 1 April- 31 March


Earning over $30,000    Early Bird payable by 30/04  = $220.00

                                     After 30/04 and by 31/05    = $300.00

Earning under $30,000  Early Bird payable by 30/04  = $140.00

                                     After 30/04 and by 31/05     = $190.00  


Earning over $30,000    Early Bird payable by 30/04  = $140.00

                                     After 30/04 and by 31/05    =  $190.00

Earning under $30,000  Early Bird payable by 30/04  = $130.00

                                     After 30/04 and by 31/05    = $170.00 


$30.00 per year.  Non-practising available for 3 years or at Executive’s discretion 


Paid before 30/04 = $75.00

Paid after 30/04 and before 31/05 = $95.00

Please note: Subscriptions in arrears 2 years will deem that the member or affiliate no longer belongs to NZACAP.




Full members of NZACAP:  01 September 2015

Rosie Adams ~ Founder

Tanya Aspell

Nicola Atwool

Sara Beaumont

Wendy Naldan

Johnella Bird

Janet Brady

Denise Carlyon

Jo Bruce

Jan Cowie

Mary Cubitt

Jo Doyle

Mary Ferguson

Maree Foley ~ Non-Practicing

Simon Hall

Anne Marie-Hicks

Dianne Lummis

Carol McKeever

Lara Mulgrew

Rochelle Nebbs

Mary-Anne Powell

Rupi Riley

Heather Robertson- Retired

Jos Rossell ~ Founder

Kjersti Saetrum

Brenda Scarr

Carol Shinkfield

Seonaigh Stevens

Marian Vlaar

Christiane Winter ~ Non-Practicing

Gabriela Wittmann


Life Members

Ann Crane ~ Retired

Elisabeth Muir ~ Founder

Johannes Sijbrant ~ Retired


Provisional Members

Jill Buchanan

Victoria Clarke

Geraldine Hughes

Lorna Wood

 Jillian Watt

Hana Xharra Bates

Student Members

Kirsten Wong

Kate Hearley
Claire Baynes
Nicky Cadogan
Michelle Hudson
Michelle Tonga
Dawn Wallath

Nicola Jackson


Clause 5.1  Affiliation to NZACAP

NZACAP is the professional body for Child and Adolescent Child Psychotherapists in New Zealand Aotearoa.

For those who do not hold the relevant qualification and/or are unable to become Full Members of the association the opportunity exists to become affiliated to NZACAP.

In this way NZACAP Members welcome the opportunity to have a strong relationship with allied professionals who share an interest and respect for therapeutic work with children, adolescents and their families. 


Affiliates of NZACAP:

Please note that Affiliates are not Members of NZACAP under Clause 5.1 of the Rules

Sophie Alcock

Susan Alldred-Lugton

Jennifer D’Almeida

Matthew Harward

Zona Julian

Kiri Kamo

Sally Kendall

Megan Longman

Paul McOnie

Anne Nation

Margaret Ovenden ~ Retired

Rose Robinson

Sarah Robins

Poornima Ranchod

Rochelle Walker

Veronica Watt

Camilla Widgery

Oi Kuen Wong Tam

Jude Gilroy


Life Members

We currently have 3 esteemed Life Members.  
Their profiles are as follows and reflect their long service to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and to their community.

Ann Crane
A few years following graduation I realized that secondary school teaching was not for me, I was fortunate enough to be accepted as a trainee Child Psychotherapist at the Auckland Family Counseling and Psychotherapy Services and some years later, in 1979, was granted Full Membership of NZACAP. Served on the Executive in various roles until 2005 and was gifted Life Membership in 2006.
I have worked both in private practice and for the DHB’s on both the Child and Family Unit and the Consult Liaison Team.

During the early 90’s I worked as principal writer of the Graduate Diploma in Child Psychotherapy at AUT in the Department of Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology. I was appointed Programme Leader in 1995 and later Senior Lecturer in 1997. I remained involved with the Programme in various roles  until 2004.

Over the years I have provided supervision and consultation to numerous clinicians and groups including the Maternal Mental Health staff, Play Specialists, Oncology Nursing staff, Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees, Parent Centers and Child Protection Teams as well as individual child psychotherapist, social workers and psychologists.

With the view of a third age career of sorts I graduated with a Diploma of Ceramic Art in 2007, this continues to be an interest.


Elisabeth Muir
 I joined the Child Psychiatry Section of the Department of Psychological Medicine,  under Dr. Peter Lewis in 1974, as a Play Therapist in in-service training. Once the formal training in Child Psychotherapy was established I did the formal training to become a Child Psychotherapist and received the Certificate in Child Psychotherapy from the University of Otago in 1978. In that capacity  from 1978 through to 1988, I worked in the department as a clinician, clinical consultant in the community, clinical lecturer for Otago University, Department of Psychological Medicine, supervised Psychiatric Registrars long term psychotherapy cases, and supervised Child Psychotherapists in training, supervisor to Marriage Guidance services.

I was a council member for the NZ Association of Psychotherapists in 1986-87 before leaving to work  in the C.M. Hincks Institute and Family Centre in Toronto, Canada.

While working at the C.M. Hincks I was on staff and faculty in the Infant, Toddler and Family Assessment and Treatment Programme, within the Hincks Institute I was co-prinicipal investigator of a clinical research study in the Toronto Infant-Parent Programme, comparing the efficacy of  the Watch,Wait and Wonder intervention with the more traditional approach based on Selma Fraiberg’s work. I was also Associate Faculty in the Family Therapies Programme, on the Faculty for Consultants to the National Training for Consultants to Day Care Federal Project.

From 1992-2000, was supervisor and teacher on the Faculty of the Toronto Child Psychotherapy Programme. Was (invited) onto the Faculty of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society Extension Programme becoming a “Guest” of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society 1993, Member of the Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child  Psychotherapists.
In 1978-80, was a founding member and president of the New Zealand Association of Child Psychotherapists.

Author/co-author of nine and publications and presenter/trainer at conferences and workshops internationally and in New Zealand.



Johannes Sijbrant
Following studies in The Netherlands ( B.CAT through HBO, qualifying in 1972) working at the Rotterdam Medical Pedagogical  Institute and at the Leiden University Clinic with children, adolescents, families and adults for 12 years.  This position also involved research and education. 

In New Zealand since 1982; full time position at the then Palmerston North Hospital Board including Developmental Disability Hospital and CAMHS for 12 years,  later on in private practice with Victim Support, CYF, various churches, Balint groups, Open Home Foundation, ACC, PHO and L’Arche Kapiti.  Held membership with NZACAP, NZCCA, NZTTA and registration with PBANZ.  10 years in Executive NZACAP as Secretary and President.  Provided supervision for 37 years. 

Many years involved in education including stints at the Child Psychotherapy training in Palmerston North and the national Wellington course.  In May 2014 I am granted Life Membership of NZACAP.  On the first of December 2014 I cease all therapeutic work and all educational functions. 

Total number of years worked full time:  42.  Age at retirement:  66 yrs.  Current work is as an amateur painter and iconographer.



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