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Alastair Crocket

Principal Academic Staff Member


  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Victoria University of Wellington 1974
  • Diploma in Teaching (secondary), Auckland Secondary Teachers’ College 1975
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counselling, University of Waikato 1987
  • Doctorate in Education, University of Waikato, 2011

Area of Expertise

Teaching: professional counselling practice, working with difference, social research Implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for social service practice; cultural diversity; skills for working with children, adolescents and families
Alastair enjoys working with students who are seeking to create new possibilities in their lives. He also values the opportunity to work with colleagues whose varied interests enrich our conversations.

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Over thirty years in education and social service firstly as a secondary teacher, then a guidance counsellor and teaching counsellors and social workers at Wintec since 1997
  • Secondary school counsellor, Secondary teacher, service manager
  • Member of the National Executive of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Presented regularly at NZ Association of Counsellors’ conferences and twice internationally at the Dulwich Centre Publications conferences (Liverpool in 2003 & Adelaide in 2008).
  • 2011 Convenor of and editor of proceedings for 1st NZAC Counsellor Education Conference
  • 2011 Presented at the Association Counsellor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN, USA
  • 2011 presented at the NZAC National Conference, Whangarei
  • 2011 Graduated EdD
Alastair’s writing projects address how Pakeha counsellors can address issues of cultural dominance in their practice.