NZSBA is currently an approved training provider with the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ), and members who graduate from this training programme as Certified Bioenergetic Therapists (CBT) will be able to apply for registration as a psychotherapist with PBANZ.
Over the next three years psychotherapy training programmes in New Zealand will be assessed for accreditation by PBANZ. NZSBA will be applying for accreditation of their training programme once the new criteria have been established. In the meantime, students who complete the Bioenergetic Training starting at the beginning of 2016 will still be eligible to become registered psychotherapists on the basis of the present PBANZ criteria.
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NZSBA is affiliated to the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) and approved to provide training in Bioenergetic Analysis. Members of the International Training Faculty of the IIBA from Europe and North America visit New Zealand to undertake training in conjunction with the Local Training Faculty.
The IIBA has approximately 1500 members in 25 countries around the world.
NZSBA is proud to have had one of our members, Garry Cockburn, as the President of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis from 2013 to 2016. The current President is Diana Guest, from San Diego, USA.
Board of Trustees
From left to right:
Paola Bacigalupo from Chiavari (ITALY)
Jayme Panerai Alves from Jaqueira Recife (BRAZIL)
Maria Rosaria Filoni from Roma (Italy) – vice-president
Scott Baum from New York (USA)
Diana Guest from San Diego (USA) - president
Rick Spletter from Rockwall (USA)
Ana Lúcia Faria from São Paulo (Brazil) – secretary & treasurer
Josette Van Luytelaar from Nijmegen (THE NETHERLANDS)
Nina Schubert from Barcelona (SPAIN) - new Administor
Michael Brennan from San Diego (USA)
Maria Cristina Piauhy Silva Mendes from Salvador (BRAZIL)
Anja Van der Schrieck-Junker from Heidelberg (Germany)
• President: Diana Guest
• Vice-President: Maria Rosaria Filoni
• Secretary & treasurer: Ana Lúcia Faria