Erika Duggan Nurse Therapist, BSc (Hons) RN, PG Cert CBT & Provisional Dapaanz
Kia ora, my name is Erika Duggan. I am a registered nurse and therapist. I have extensive knowledge and clinical experience working within a range of mental health settings (Community and Inpatient) and with individuals who present with a mix of mental health conditions, emotional and psychological difficulties.
I moved to Aotearoa NZ with my family and continue to live in the Christchurch area. For the last 11 years I have worked within the Brief Intervention services and have enjoyed supporting many GP practices with brief assessments and interventions.
My clinical focus uses a mixed modality approach, which is person centred and evidenced based.
I have gained learnings from the various workshops/studies namely; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which I hold a postgraduate certificate in, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative and Solution focused . I continue to draw on these modalities in my day to day practice.
Main areas of interest and clinical focus are; Anxiety and Anxiety disorders, Stress/Burn out, Depression and Mood related issues, Life Transitions, Alcohol and Substance misuse, Mind and Body Issues, Interpersonal Difficulties, Loss/Grief and Trauma related matters.
I hold a practicing certificate with the Nursing Council of NZ and continue to adhere to the ethical, legislative and professional guidelines within. https://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/
Membership and Associations
I am a member of the Nursing Organisation of NZ. New Zealand Nurses Organisation Home page (nzno.org.nz)
Board member of ANZACBT (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and have a particular interest in supporting the use and development of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within practice http://www.cbt.org.nz/about-anzacbt/
Provisional membership with Dapaanz (Professional association working with addiction issues and treatment) https://www.dapaanz.org.nz/
Regular supervision informs and ensures my professional development and practice.