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.

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 27 Jun 2023