Dr Gerald Maclaurin, Executive Director ANZPOP

Gerald is a medical doctor, psychotherapist and Supervisor in Auckland, New Zealand. He has particular interests in working with body symptoms and illness, as well as relationship counselling and group facilitation.


His early work experience includes six years as a rural medical officer in the highlands of Papua New Guinea during the 1980's where he discovered the relativity of our value systems particularly as they relate to health care, healing and our relationship expectations.

In New Zealand he initially practiced as a rural GP before working full time as a psychotherapist in 1994, He has been a supervisor for counsellors, psychotherapists and other health professionals since 2003..

He currently supervises individuals and teams of health workers in Child Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Mental Health, Chronic Pain, Eating Disorders, and Palliative Care.)

Gerald’s interests include the integration of Neuroscience into Psychotherapy, and the Post graduate training of Psychotherapists in NZ and Australia. He is currently the Chair of the NZAP Advanced Clinical Practice Committee and is a member of the NZAP National Council. He facilitates workshops on Case Formulation for psychotherapists and other mental health workers and supervises Long Case Studies for Pschotherapists on the ACP Pathway.