AANZPA Conference 2022

 

Ka whanawhana ai te tīwhanawhana o Kahukura i te rāngi

Let the arch of the rainbow glisten

The AANZPA 2022 Conference is being held in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Theme

Co-creative Human Endeavour
– our expression of psychodrama in practice

Dates

  • Conference Dates: 5:00 pm Wednesday 6th July to 3:00 pm Sunday 10th July 2022
  • Times are all NZ Daylight Time (NZDT)

Online Event

For those people who are unable to attend the conference in person there will be several online sessions. These include the Plenary Session on Wednesday evening, 6 July, a selection of three workshops on Friday afternoon, 8 July.

Cost

  • Conference Fee $720.00 (GST Incl.). Early Bird $660.00 incl GST.
  • The cost of attending the online event will be NZ$109 incl GST.

     

    Venue

    • The Parnell Hotel, 10 – 20 Gladstone Road, Parnell

    Contact Information

    We are looking forward to seeing you there!
    Cushla Clark & Philippa van Kuilenberg
    Conference convenors

    Conference Committee left to right:
    Cushla Clark, Co-Convenor; Cissy Rock, Secretary; Faith Moon, Registrar; Philippa van Kuilenburg, Co-Convenor; Vivienne Thomson, Programme Director; Eric Park, Treasurer (with support from David Grant not pictured) 

    News and Updates

     

    18 August 2022: Socio Spring 2021

    Ka whanawhana ai te tīwhanawhana o Kahukura i te rāngi

    Let the arch of the rainbow glisten

    Yes, we are having a conference!

    Right now there is a lot of uncertainty with Covid 19 strains becoming more and more contagious, lockdowns increasing and a sense of utmost resilience required.  It is with this ever changing backdrop, the AANZPA Northern Conference Committee has laid down plans to have an in-person conference with an online offering.

    Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23rd January 2022

    Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) is pleased to host the 42nd Annual AANZPA Conference. 

    The theme is Co-creative Human Endeavour – our expression of psychodrama in practice, with the call for presenters underway.   

    Philippa van Kuilenburg’s artwork  ‘Arising’  frames the offering and the whakatauki (proverb) above sets the tone.   

    The AANZPA website has the latest information and we understand the need for us all to be agile in these uncertain times.  This is reflected particularly in the COVID 19 policy – allowing you to register knowing that if a Government Covid restriction stops you from being able to attend your registration is fully refunded.

    Whether in person or online, your committee welcomes you.  

    Left to right in the photo above:
    Cushla Clark, Co-Convenor; Cissy Rock, Secretary; Faith Moon, Registrar; Philippa van Kuilenburg, Co-Convenor; Vivienne Thomson, Programme Director; Eric Park, Treasurer (with support from David Grant not pictured) 

    4 August 2022: Call for Conference Presenters

    Kia ora AANZPA Members,

    We warmly invite you to contribute to the 2022 AANZPA Conference in Auckland from 19-23 January 2022 by submitting a workshop proposal.

    The title of the conference is Co-creative Human Endeavour – Our Expression of Psychodrama in Practice. Collectively we all gain from each other in developing our original applications of psychodrama. At this event we are seeking to have workshops presenting what you have developed and applied or are in the process of developing which has emerged as a result of your engagement with psychodrama and your involvement with others in AANZPA.

    If you are unable to or not intending to attend the conference but would like to run a session we are interested to hear from you as we will be running an online event as well as the face to face event in Auckland. Online workshops will be 90-minute sessions conducted on zoom. You may submit proposals for presentations by filling in the form on the Presenter’s Proposal page. Please submit your proposal by 3 September 2022.

    You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your proposal. All presenters will be notified individually of the conference programme once the programme design is completed. If you have any further questions please contact Vivienne Thomson at confprogramme@aanzpa.org

    Warm regards,
    Vivienne Thomson & Hamish Brown
    Conference Programme Committee

    1 August 2022: AANZPA Conference January 2022 Announcement

    Kia ora koutou,

    Yes we are having a Conference!!!

    We warmly invite all AANZPA members to the AANZPA Conference “Co-creative Human Endeavour – Our Expression of Psychodrama in Practice” which will be held at the Parnell Hotel in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand 19-23 January 2022.

    Given the challenges Covid presents, we plan to provide an in person event in Auckland as well as an online component for people who are either unable or choose not to travel to Auckland. We also have a Covid cancellation policy that gives a full refund for conference and accommodation at the Parnell in the event of you not being able to travel because of Government Restrictions. Further information to follow on the website or email conference@aanzpa.org. We will shortly be posting a call for workshop presenters.

    Conference registrations will open at the end of October. We have made a special arrangement with the Parnell Hotel and will send out a booking form with accommodation rates when registrations open.

    The full conference fee is NZ$720 incl GST. There will be an early bird discounted rate of NZ$660 incl GST. Dates and methods of payment will be posted shortly.

    Conference Artwork

     

    The artwork for the conference is comes from one of our own, Philippa van Kuilenburg. The starting place of the painting was cornfields coming with dark clouds overhanging (perhaps she had a vision of the challenging times we are facing at the time of painting back in 2016). There was no particular decision about what was painted. The image emerge spontaneously and this is her statement about the image:

    Deciding that the overhang was too grim I focused on the spontaneity of growth and the joy of emerging out of the old, reaching for the sky into the light and standing proud. Thus the name was born, Arising.