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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens after I have signed up as a member and paid my membership fee?

Once we confirm your payment (this can take up to two weeks), you will receive a welcome letter and certificate of membership with your individual membership number. You are always welcome to contact us by emailing web@cbt.org.nz or via Messenger on our Facebook page. 

 

2. What happens if I miss a membership fee payment?

The membership term lasts one year, from March till the 1st of April the following year. If you miss a payment you can still join any time. Regardless of when you join, your membership will at the end of the yearly membership term (April), so registering your membership in March will make the most out of your membership. We send out and publish reminders when the membership term is coming to an end and it is time to register for the next term.  

 

3. Is there an ongoing cost of the membership beyond the $50 membership fee?

No, there are no ongoing costs for the yearly membership. The membership entitles you to special discounts at AnzaCBT events, and you will have an individual certificate of membership for the term you have paid for.

 

4. How can I tell whether my membership has expired or not?

You can check your Certificate of Membership or email us at web@cbt.org.nz. If you did not renew your membership during March, it is likely you may need to register again for the next membership year.

 

5. How do I advertise on the CBT website?

Please get in touch with us at web@cbt.org.nz. We review requests on a case by case application.

 

6. Does the government subsidise CBT therapy for people in the mental health system?

Access to CBT may be available as part of treatment packages delivered in District Health Boards/PHO’s and delivered by trained health professionals in either community, outpatient or inpatient settings.Other ways CBT is funded is through ACC (sensitive claims, physical pain or neuro rehabilitation services) or you may find that a counsellor working for EAP (Employment Access Programme) describes themselves as a CBT therapist or working within the CBT modality. We always encourage people to check with the therapist their actual credentials or training.

 

7. Can I become a registered CBT therapist in New Zealand?

Currently New Zealand does not recognise CBT therapists as a standalone registered or accredited profession. Health Professionals in New Zealand usually work under their NZ registered qualification such as social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, counsellor and the like.  With regards to jobs in New Zealand, you will need to talk with different hospitals health boards or organisations posting for jobs.

 

8. I am moving to New Zealand; in my country of origin I have recognised CBT qualifications. Will I be able to work as a CBT therapist?

Currently New Zealand does not recognise CBT therapists as a standalone registered or accredited profession. Health Professionals in New Zealand usually work under their NZ registered qualification such as social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, counsellor and the like.  With regards to jobs in New Zealand, you will need to talk with different hospitals health boards or organisations posting for jobs.

 

9. Where can I acquire cognitive-behaviour therapy training?

In the past Massey University offered a PGDip in CBT, however that closed around two years ago. Otago University continues to offer training. You can follow this link to find out more: https://www.tepou.co.nz/initiatives/postgraduate-certificate-diploma-courses-in-cognitive-behaviour-therapy/52. To our knowledge this is the only academic CBT training course offered in Aotearoa. There are workshops and conferences from time to time that offer CBT-related topics. Our conference is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, purely dedicated to CBT approaches. You can find more information on our upcoming conference here. For workshops, keep an eye on our Events page and Facebook. The New Zealand Psychological Society and the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists can offer CBT-related workshops also.

 

10. What do I do if I have issues registering/paying for the conference?

If you have issues with registration or paypal, contact us at web@cbt.org.nz and we’ll help you out. Invoices can be sent to an employer and be paid though direct debit, and receipts can also be provided upon request.

 

11. Is the conference GST registered?

No; AnzaCBT is a registered charity.

 

12. How do I know that my conference application is successful after I have paid the fee?

You will receive a welcome/registration email from us once we have confirmed your payment. If you’d like to check, email us at web@cbt.org.nz