Career Development Association of New Zealand


Masterclass: Advanced Counselling Skills and Session Management

Masterclass: Advanced Counselling Skills and Session Management

with Dr Lynette Reid and Robyn Bailey

In partnership with Ara Institute of Canterbury

L233, Ara Institute of Canterbury / Tues 27 Nov 2018

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Join two of New Zealand's pre-eminent career professionals Dr Lynette Reid and Robyn Bailey for a masterclass designed to build confidence, challenge and inspire career professionals working in all fields. 

The workshop will be in two parts:

1. Session Management

  • Investigate roles and responsibilities in a session
  • Gain clarity around how to balance session management and content

2. Advanced Counselling Skills – with a focus on constructivist approaches to working with clients

  • Explore the ARPI helping process 
  • Learn how to incorporate a theoretical perspective into your counselling approach
  • Deepen your understanding and improve your practice through demonstration, exercises and critique 

The masterclass training will deliver 8 CPD hours in total:

  • Two hours preparation in the form of pre-reading and a written reflective piece that would be referred to during the workshop
  • Six hours of workshop time eg 10am – 4pm

The Masterclass will meet the CDANZ Draft Competency Framework seeking ratification at the CDANZ AGM on Oct 23:
4. Advanced Communication Skills These competencies address the high-level communication skills required in the work of career development practitioners, including the importance of personalising techniques for the client
8.1 Apply Counselling Skills - Counselling is fundamental to the work of many career development practitioners, and appropriate training must be undertaken to develop the specialised competencies.


Facilitator: Robyn Bailey

Robyn has worked in the career development field for the past thirty years as both a consultant and as an educator of career practitioners to Master’s level. Her consultancy ranges across career counselling for individuals and groups, transition coaching, professional supervision, designing and facilitating training groups in career development and supervision, and providing expert opinions for injured workers. She has considerable experience working across cultures including with Chinese, Indian & Arab people as well as with Māori and Pasifika clients. In addition to working in New Zealand, she has worked in the career development field in Australia, and in the Middle East where she set up a tertiary career centre and trained a team of professional career practitioners.

Robyn was recently the recipient of the Mary Kayes Award four Outsanding Career Development Practitioner 2018.

Facilitator: Dr Lynette Reid

Lynette is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at AUT University, and is currently the Programme Leader for a new 180-point Masters in Educational Practice. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, across a broad range of papers. Her particular teaching interests are work integrated learning, the ‘inquiring’ practitioner, careers and employability. 

She is an active researcher which continues to have a strong focus on reconceptualising ‘career’, from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Lynette’s research work also continues to centre an indigenous worldview. Counselling has always been a strong interest for her after many years teaching in this area in the career qualifications formerly offered by AUT, and experience in private practice. She is a trained counsellor, graduating from the University of Auckland. 


Please note CDANZ requires a minimum of 18 registrations by Nov 2 in order to proceed with this event. Please book early to demonstrate your interest. If the event is unable to proceed a full refund will be given.

A 10% discount is also available for any organisation registering 3 or more people. Contact for more information.

CDANZ Canterbury Branch is also offering a $30 subsidy for each member. Select this when you make your booking to make your saving. 


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