Kurtz is a registered counsellor with over 29 years’ experience working in a variety of environments including community health centres, specialist agencies, prisons and is also currently in private practice.
Kurtz appreciates the challenges of this work and understands which strategies are effective in preventing aggressive, abusive and violent behaviours. His qualifications include counselling psychology, rational emotive behaviour therapy/cognitive behaviour therapy, family, child and adolescent therapy, marriage guidance and sex therapy, social science (male family violence), and alcohol and other drugs. Kurtz is also a certified master practitioner in NLP. He merges his acadamic background with the latest approaches in behaviour change coming from recent advances in neurosciences and other evidence-based modalities. He has designed and conducted over 3000 seminars, workshops and courses for individuals, couples, government bodies and the community. These include four state-wide programs (two are regarded as Australia’s first) deployed in agencies and prisons within Melbourne Victoria, some nationally as well as internationally including Britain and Germany.
He has been running anger management programs for the Department of Justice: Corrections Victoria for around seventeen years and as an accredited (Level 3) Men’s Behaviour Change program facilitator has also been running these and other programs for a number of organisations.
Growth on the foundation of respect, enthusiasm, encouragement and commitment is what you can expect by attending any one of his programs.
Apart from his family, Kurtz is passionate about his work, reading, listening to smooth jazz, barbecues with family and friends and country drives.