If you meet the criteria outlined below for one of the membership categories and wish to join us, please go to Application Form.
Benefits to Members include:• access to professional development courses and other activities
At this stage in our development we are unable to provide a Code of Ethics and complaints process, and so, at least for now, membership of PAnzA needs to be in addition to an existing recognised professional body.
We also encourage members in private practice to have indemnity insurance, although this is not a criteria for membership. Indemnity insurance not only protects the practitioner, but also demonstrates a duty of care towards clients in the event that a professional error is made, as there is then an avenue of redress for them or their families.
In order to become a Clinical Member, you therefore need to have:• a diploma in counselling or psychotherapy from a recognised Psychosynthesis training provider
Note: The NZ Institute of Psychosynthesis Diploma of Counselling and the NZ Institute of Psychosynthesis Diploma of Psychotherapy are recognised by PAnzA. Applicants with other qualifications may need to provide evidence of the issuer being a formally recognised training provider.
Trainee Members must be attending a recognised training programme, completion of which would lead to meeting criteria for clinical membership. The training programme must have a code of ethics and trainees must be covered by that institution's indemnity insurance.
Note: The NZ Institute of Psychosynthesis training programme meets these criteria.
Associate Members need to have a background in Psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy but do not meet the criteria for the above categories e.g. a retired practitioner. These applications will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the PAnzA Executive Committee.
Further categories of membership available on an invitation basis by the Executive Committee and confirmed by Members at the AGM are:
• Honorary Members: people we wish to honour for their role in the Psychosynthesis community who would not meet ordinary criteria;
• Fellow Members: people who have made an significant contribution to the development of Psychosynthesis theory and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and/or Australia, or to the develoment of professional association for Psychosynthesis counsellors and psychotherapists;
• Life Members: people who make a significant contribution to PAnzA over an extended period of time.
Clinical Members and Associate Members will have full membership and voting rights including the ability to serve on the Executive Committee.
Trainee members have reduced fees, can attend the AGM and other PAnzA activities but have no voting rights nor the opportunity to serve on the Executive Committee.
Honorary, Life and Fellow Members will have full membership and voting rights but not pay fees.
Other Associations are able to affiliate to PAnzA, determined on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Committee and confirmed at the AGM.
In addition to membership, we offer an email list for people interested in Psychosynthesis in our two countries. Go to Community to sign up for this free e-list.
Clinical Members - $100 per annum
Associate Members - $50 per annum
Trainee Members - $25 per annum
Note: There is a reduced fee option of $75 per annum for Clinical and Associate Members who earn less than $25,000 per annum or who join in the second six months of the financial year.
Membership fees are due by 31 March of each financial year to cover membership of that financial year, with the exception of an extended initial period. Thus the first fee payment is due by 31 March 2012 and will provide membership until 31 March 2013.
"E hara taku toa, i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
My strengths do not lie in me alone, but in the strength of the people."
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