Key Note Speakers
Anna Elders (MN, PGdipCBT, BN, RN)
Clinical Lead, Just a Thought (Wise Group)
Nurse Practitioner/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Anna has worked in mental health for the past 20 years, initially as a mental health nurse in roles across the lifespan before training as a Cognitive Therapist in the UK in 2005. Following her return in 2009, Anna set up the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to help raise profile of CBT and ensure a solid network of support and training for clinicians in New Zealand. Anna has delivered various trainings to health professionals in CBT and psychological interventions across New Zealand and is a professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland. Anna is now working as a mental health nurse practitioner incorporating psychological interventions with pharmacological treatment in her clinical practice within a GP clinic for Tamaki Healthcare.
Anna joined the Wise Group in 2019 as Clinical Lead for Just a Thought and is excited to help shape the development and promote and maximise the capabilities of the tool for New Zealanders.