Psychology Week

 

Each year the NZPsS has a national Psychology Week. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing. It also aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of roles that psychologists have in the health, justice, corrections, educational and other sectors. 


Psychology Week features events involving the New Zealand Psychological Society psychologists across the country including public events and media articles on a range of issues. The public are welcome at many events below - attendance is free. 

The theme this year is: 

He Aroha Whakato, He Aroha Puta Mai- If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive

2022 sees a mix of in-person and online events across the week including panel discussions, lectures, webinars and informal networking.  The online programme will be added here and Zoom links will be added prior to the events.  To download publicity resources and event posters click here.  Scroll to see our events below.   

Come along to a free in-person event near you that's been arranged by your local NZPsS branch committee 

In-Person Events - for the Public

Monday 16 May at 6pm

Join the Otago/Southland Branch for a public lecture on "Kindness and How We Can Show it to Ourselves and to Others" at the Guthrie Pavillion, 2 Shore Street, Andersons Bay, Dunedin.

In-Person Events - for the Psychological Community

Friday 20 May at 1pm

Join the Institute of Community Psychology Aotearoa for a coffee and a slice on us to network and connect in an informal, stress-free environment. Join us in Hamilton at Momento Lakes (Waikato University), in Tauranga at Grindz Cafe (50 First Avenue) and in Rotorua at Aroma Cafe (1126 Fenton Street).

Saturday 21 May at 2pm

Congregate at the Cafe - Join the Waikato Branch at the Hamilton Gardens Cafe for a hot (or cold) drink and to catch up with colleagues from 2pm.

Zoom Events - for the Public

A panel video from the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG) about kindness and empathy in leaders. Here is the link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKnPkldGcQM Here is the link to one of the articles (Kock,N, Mayfield, M & Mayfield, J (2018) Empathic Leadership: How Leader Emotional Support and Understanding Influences Follower Performance  https://doi.org/10.1177/1548051818806290 and a link to a PDF: Empathy in the Workplace.

Monday 16 May at 8am

Join the Institute of Organisational Psychology for a discussion on 'What is Kindess at Work'. 

Monday 16 May at 6pm

Join the Otago/Southland Branch for a webinar on "Kindness and How We Can Show it to Ourselves and to Others".

Here is the link to the recording: https://vimeo.com/713825957/9f37e4d7c8

Tuesday 17 May at 10am

Terrie Moffitt will be hosting an interactive discussion on 'Improving the mental health of young people to keep them healthy in old age'.

Here is the link to the recording: https://vimeo.com/710596766/5df405f328

Tuesday 17 May at 4pm

The Institute of Organisational Psychology will be hosting a panel discussion on the benefits of kindness at work and practical strategies to encourage kindness.

Wednesday 18 May at 7pm

Rhiannon Lehndorf Moore and Dr Kathryn McGuigan from the Auckland Branch will be presenting a webinar on Supporting your Child to Develop a Healthy Body Image.

Here is the link to the recording: https://vimeo.com/713828172/3d484a0205

Thursday 19 May at 12.15-1pm   

Please join Edit Horvath from the Auckland Branch in a lunchtime yoga and wellness practise designed to encourage self-care. 

Thursday 19 May at 7pm

The Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology will be hosting a panel discussion on 'How we stay kind at work in the forensic/correctional field'.

Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm

The Institute of Education and Development Psychology will be hosting a Webinar entitled "Unpacking Educational Psychology "

Here is the link to the recording: https://vimeo.com/713832276/3cc28f49cc


Zoom Events - for the Psychological Community

Tuesday 17 May & Friday 20 May at 12.30pm 

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - Please join Mara Elwood for two sessions on self-care for Psychologists. This session is capped at 25 participants.

To register for either of these sessions please visit the Events Calendar.

Tuesday 17 May at 6pm

The Wellington Branch will be hosting a session on Psychology Professions and finding out what it is like to work in different psychology disciplines.

Wednesday 18 May at 4pm

The Institute of Health Psychology will be hosting a panel discussion entitled "Tales from the Front Line: Health Psychology Insights into Surviving Well in a Pandemic". 

 Thursday 19 May at 7pm

The Waikato Branch is hosting an online quiz night so that all members are able to get together. Teams will be randomly assigned and it will be a great oppourtunity to meet new colleagues.

Please note: Zoom links will be added prior to the events.

He Aroha Whakato, He Aroha Puta Mai- If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive

Get Psychology Week 2022 publicity resources here.

Back to top

 

Location

Wakefield House
Level 5, 90 The Terrace, Wellington 6011

Get in touch

 

Phone: 0064 4 473 4884
Email: office(at)psychology.org.nz

 

© Copyright New Zealand Psychological Society                               

   Terms & Conditions    ||    Privacy Policy

Website by Designer Websites
Top