Courses and qualifications

Links to NZQA-approved career development and practice qualifications and other sources of professional development.

Professional associations

Counselling techniques and approaches

A list of training and professional development courses in approaches related to careers practice.

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) teaches people to utilise their existing strengths and redirect their focus towards how they want things to be, and what it will take to make it happen.

Interactive drawing therapy (IDT)

Interactive drawing therapy (IDT) uses drawing and writing techniques to complement and extend the more common talking and cognitive processes.

The aim of this therapy is to help integrate right and left-brain functioning, allowing people to access new parts of the unconscious and facilitate personal growth and healing.

Motivational interviewing (MI)

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, clinical method for helping people change behaviour. It combines the client-centred approach with semi-directive methods to help people reduce ambivalence and strengthen commitment to carry through behaviour changes.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

NLP was was originally developed as a means of understanding how people process information, construct meaning and schemas, and perform skills to achieve results. NLP modelling helps to understand the patterns of one’s own behaviours in order to model the more successful parts of oneself.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a questionnaire designed to make Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. 

Updated 18 Oct 2021