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2024 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
21st - 23rd November

Karangarua – Unity Through Diversity in Relationship

E ngā matawaka, e ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā rangatira ma, e akiakihia ana e ngā hau e wha kua horahia ki te ao, ka nui te mihi ki a koutou me ō koutou whānau hoki, tenā koutou tenā koutou, tenā koutou katoa, me te titiro whakamua ki te manaaki i a koutou ki Aotearoa. To the many talented and esteemed who are propelled together by the four winds spread throughout the world, we greet you and your families, and look forward to welcoming you to Aotearoa.

New Zealand countryside with green grass, mountains, trees and sheep

We have great pleasure in calling you (karanga) to this conference, the title of which in te reo Māori (the Māori language) acknowledges the significance of the karanga or exchange of calls that forms part of the pōwhiri, a Māori welcoming ceremony, and also refers to people related through two different lines, and those standing in a double relationship.

In what many of us experience as an increasingly conflictual world, it appears more important than ever to invite a focus on whanaungatanga (relationships) and our transactional analysis of them.

The themes of the conference invite us to experience, think about and discuss how we do this – meeting, greeting, and seating – in a way that is respectful of both hosts and guests, while also acknowledging difference and diversity.

We also want to provide a space in which we can think about and discuss what happens when we don’t do this so well, when relationships are ruptured in various ways, and how we can understand and intervene in disagreement, conflict, violence, and war. Thus, we are also calling for papers and workshop presentations on these themes.

The conference will be preceded by an introductory TA101 course which will have a strong bicultural perspective (19th–20th November), TA exams (also on 19th & 20th November), and followed by a Training Endorsement Workshop (25th–26th November).

See below for details.

Conference Venue

Te Raukura, Taranaki Wharf, Wellington

There are three parts to Te Raukura — the Wharewaka (waka house), Whare Tāpere (conference/events and entertainment house), and Wharekai (eating house). The elements of the building include whakairo or carvings and modern renditions of traditional design which transform the building symbolically into a ceremonial waka (canoe) linked to the ancestor Kupe and the voyaging traditions of the Pacific peoples.

This building was given its name of Te Raukura at an opening dawn Ceremony on Waitangi Day, Sunday 6 February 2011. Previously the building was known as Te Wharewaka. Te Raukura is of special significance to descendants from Taranaki iwi of Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga. Previously the area where the building is located was harbour frontage to Te Aro Pā, one of the largest Māori communities in Wellington up until the 1880’s. The building sees the re-establishment of a Māori presence on Taranaki Wharf, notably absent on the waterfront since that time.

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Meet our Keynote Speakers

Shirley Rivers
Shirley Rivers

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou. Ko Ngāi Takoto, ratou ko Ngāpuhi, ko Te Kawerau-a-Maki, ko Te Waiohua, ko Waikato-Tainui ngā iwi.

 

Shirley's work experience includes Community Development, Iwi Social Services, Counselling and Tertiary Education.

 

Her interests include unpacking the impact of colonisation and re-connecting with traditional Māori concepts of wellbeing as key to transforming Māori wellbeing in the twenty-first century. 

Jo Stuthridge
Jo Stuthridge

MSc, NZAP, Jo is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a registered psychotherapist in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Dunedin and is director of the Physis Institute. She has published several articles and book chapters on transactional analysis, with a special interest in trauma and is a past a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal.

 

Currently she juggles professional interests with an enduring love for the mountains and bush, attempts to grow fruit trees and the wonders of grandchildren.

Dr Keith Tudor
Keith Tudor

PhD, MSc(Psychotherapy), CTA(P), TSTA(P), Keith is Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology where he also co-leads Moana Nui – Research in the Psychological Therapies.

 

Keith has been involved in TA for over 35 years, in which he is also a well-published author.

 

He has a strong interest in the racial psychiatry tradition within TA and a strong commitment to bicultural and cross-cultural engagement.

Conference Fees

All fees and costs are in NZD and include GST

EARLY BIRD 1
Closes 30th June 2024

TAAANZ Member

$525.00

Non-Member

$575.00

EARLY BIRD 2
1 July - 31 August 2024

TAAANZ Member

$600.00

Non-Member

$650.00

FULL FEE
1 September - 1 November 2024

TAAANZ Member

$675.00

Non-Member

$725.00

TA101 COURSE
Non-Member

Non-Member

$290.00

TA 101 COURSE
Member

TAAANZ Member

$240.00

TA 101 COURSE
Member & Conference

TAAANZ Member + Attending Conference

$190.00

To find out more about the TA101 Course go HERE

Provisional Outline of the Programme

Thursday 21st November

8:00-9:30am 

Registration

9:30-10:30am 

Pōwhiri & Welcome

10:30-11:00am 

Morning break with refreshments

11:00am-12:30pm 

Keynote speech - Shirley Rivers

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-3:00pm

Workshops (Four streams)

3:00-3:30pm

Afternoon break with refreshments

3:30-4:30pm

Papers (Four streams)

4:30-5:30pm

Large group (Facilitated)

5:30-6:30pm

Welcome drinks and launch of the book: Transactional Analysis Proper - and Improper: Selected and New Papers by Keith Tudor (Routledge)

Friday 22nd November

8:00-9:00am 

Morning interest groups                    (self-identified and self-facilitated)

9:00-10:30am 

Keynote speech - Jo Stuthridge

10:30-11:00am 

Morning break with refreshments

11:00am-12:30pm 

Workshops (Four streams)

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-3:00pm

Workshops (Two streams)                   and Papers (Two streams)

3:00-3:30pm

Afternoon break with refreshments

3:30-4:30pm

Large group (Facilitated)

4:30pm

Free time

and

4:30-6:00pm

Transactional Analysis Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual General Meeting

7:30pm

Gala dinner

Saturday 23rd November

8:00-9:00am 

Morning interest groups                    (self-identified and self-facilitated)

9:00-10:30am 

Keynote speech - Keith Tudor

10:30-11:00am 

Morning break with refreshments

11:00am-12:30pm 

Workshops (Four streams)

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-3:00pm

Workshops (Two streams)                   and Papers (Two streams)

3:00-3:30pm

Afternoon break with refreshments

3:30-4:30pm

Large group (Facilitated)

4:30-5:30pm

Poroporoake - Closing 

 

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Proposal Submission

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations and workshops. Please click the button to complete the submission form.

Examinations & Workshops

Accommodation & Activities

For accommodation options and out-of-conference activities on offer please go here.

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Conference Sponsorship Opportunity

This conference offers national AND international exposure.

 

Being a sponsor of the conference has many benefits, including that it can elevate your organisation's profile, sharing knowledge about what services your offer and create networking opportunities.  

 

This conference reaches across a wide audience of organisations and individuals who all are involved in mental health and wellbeing, and professional development services and training.

 

What you get for sponsorship of $500:

  • Your logo on this conference website page.

  • Your logo on the conference programme booklet. 

  • Inclusion of items in the delegate pack i.e. flyer, pen etc.

  • A Sponsorship payment is a donation to the conference and is tax deductible because TAAANZ is a registered charity.

Interested in being a Sponsor? Contact Us

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