Annual Conference

Auckland University from 5-7 September2021 - pre-conference workshop day on 4 September

Relational resilience in a changing world: Our lives, our futures- Tō tātou oranga i te ao hurihuri

Academic convenors are: Professor Ian Lambie, Dr Julia Ioane & Dr Karmyn Billing

Opening speaker:

Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor University of Canterbury

Keynote speakers

Gwenda-head-shot-for-web.jpgGwenda Willis





Challenging societal norms for improved wellbeing of stigmatised persons and groups: My experiences in the field of child sexual abuse prevention 



Clayton, head shot small.jpgSusan Clayton (via Zoom)




Preparing for climate change: how psychology can help

Kamana'o Crabbe (via Zoom)

More info soon

Bridgette for web.jpgBridgette Masters-Awatere




Community Psychology in Aotearoa; walking backwards into the future


Nathan Consedine for web.jpgNathan Consedine




Compassion as a value versus compassion as a science: How to sustain care in the helping professions

Maria Baker copy.jpgMaria Baker





Tē tōia, tē haumatia            

Pre-conference workshops

4 September, University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering , Building 405

Gwenda WillisBringing balance to risk assessments: How to score the Structured Assessment of Protective factors against Sexual Offending (SAPROF-SO) (full day workshop)

Andre McLachlan & Moana WaitokiMauriora Toko and Whiti Te Rā: Frameworks for Wellbeing (full-day workshop)

Nathan ConsedineLove in the time of cholera: sustaining (self) care in challenging times (half-day workshop, morning)

Glenn WhiteA role for breathing retraining in the assessment and management of anxiety, sleep and other breathing-related disorders (half-day workshop, afternoon)

Draft Conference programme

Click here to view the programme (updated 9 July) - please keep in mind that this is a draft and changes can occur.


Online registration is now open- Early Bird registration until 1 August. 
If you need to be invoiced, please complete this registration form.

NZPsS is offering a grant to 3 students who wish to attend conference but due to hardship and/or distance may otherwise be unable to attend. Please click here for more information and the application form. Applications are due by 16th July.


The NZPsS is staying at the Copthorne Hotel, Auckland City, 150 Anzac Avenue.

They offer a great rate to all conference attendees of $119 for a Superior Room. Please use the code NZPS21 when making an online booking. 

  1. Please be advised to go on to their website :
  1. Type the group code on Use a Group Code  area : NZPS21


There are a number of hostel accommodation providers in close proximity to the university, such as Attic, Frienz and Choice backpackers.


Wakefield House
Level 5, 90 The Terrace, Wellington 6011

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Email: office(at)


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