Workshop Catalogue

Professional Development

Alcohol and Other Drug Overview: Brief Intervention for Mild Alcohol Problems

7 hours

$229.00 incl. GST

Overview of different types of substances of misuse, their effect, how to assess for intoxication, withdrawal and brief introduction into assessment of these. Learn the skills to provide a brief intervention for those with mild alcohol problems that can be utilised in any work setting.

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An Overview of Common Mental Health Disorders

4 hours

From $109.00 incl. GST

Learn about the experience of common mental disorders: mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety disorders. Develop a better understanding of how to best support those with mental illness and their family members.

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Learned Optimism

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Engage in the processes of optimistic thinking. Learn tools and techniques to support the continued development, practice and application of positive mental and emotional health.

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An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (Part One)

7 hours

$229.00 incl. GST

This workshop will provide up to date information and introduce the fundamental skill set of Motivational Interviewing. Learn helpful skills to assist people to engage in behaviour change.

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Energise Your Clients into Activity

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Learn several simple and easy activity ideas that can be put into practice in a one-on-one situation with clients who find motivating themselves to exercise very challenging.

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An Overview of Older Person's Mental Health

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Introduction and overview of the mental health problems that older people experience most commonly, for the benefit of healthcare workers in all fields.

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Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People

3 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

This interactive workshop will help participants develop cultural competency in their practice. Define culture, differentiate between observations, judgements, and evaluations, and be aware of your own cultural values. Learn the differences between refugee and migrant people’s experiences.

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De-escalation: Using Effective Communication

4 hours

$129.00 incl. GST

Gain the skills to identify and de-escalate an agitated person while keeping yourself and others safe. Gain confidence in managing distress and aggression, and strategies for self-control. Learn the role of communication and the importance of debriefing following a challenging situation.

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Introduction to Family Therapy

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

This workshop outlines essential concepts in adopting a family relational framework. Family Therapy looks at a person and a concern in the wider context. It utilises individual, family and cultural strengths and resources to explore meaning, identify patterns, build stronger relationships and improve wellbeing.

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Combatting Stigma and Discrimination: Alcohol and Other Drugs

5 hours

$169.00 incl. GST

Understand what constitutes stigma and discrimination in the alcohol and other drug field, and how it affects those subjected to it. This workshop will use evidence based tools to combat it.

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Healing the Mind: The Therapeutic Application of Mindfulness

7 hours

From $209.00 incl. GST

This workshop will explore the way mindfulness can support personal and professional wellbeing, strengthen the therapeutic relationship and be incorporated into an integrated approach to facilitate positive change for service users.

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Alcoholism, Depression and the Elderly

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Expand your knowledge of alcohol problems and depression in the elderly. You will learn about the typical and atypical clinical presentations, related issues, and available treatment services available in Christchurch.

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Team Leadership for Mental Health and Social Services

7 hours

$229.00 incl. GST

This course is for experienced Team Leaders or Supervisors who are keen to develop their leadership and conflict resolution skills. It is designed for mental health and social services staff. The workshop will focus on supporting staff development, as well as engaging in strength-based collaborative conflict resolution skills.

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Wellbeing and Character Strengths

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

This workshop examines the nature of an individual’s personal strengths, how these affect values, motivation and wellbeing, and how they can be used to craft situations to use our strongest personal resources. Tools are included for personal and professional use, for the identification, measurement and application of strengths-based personal and professional relationship-building, and support for the development of others.

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Understanding Professional Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Services

4 hours

From $109.00 incl. GST

Develop an understanding of significant ethics and boundaries concepts. Learn to make decisions that protect people’s rights while minimising the risks to the healthcare worker, and use an ethical dilemma problem solving framework.

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After Suicide: Supporting All Ages Through Tough Times

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

This interactive workshop will consider the impact suicide bereavement can have on the lives of children, young people, adults, families/whānau and communities, and why. It will cover a range of practical, effective strategies and tools for supporting different ages through suicide bereavement.

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Asian Mental Health: Cultural Differences and Advocacy

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Develop a greater understanding of mental health issues and cultural mores from an Asian perspective. The Western concept of mental wellbeing is not traditionally understood within the Asian community, instead being viewed as a stigma, one that brings enormous loss of face to the family unit.

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Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours (Part One): Screening and Management

3 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

Develop your confidence in how to manage persons with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours. Discuss recent New Zealand data on suicide and self-harm, models for understanding risk and protective factors, along with recommendations for management plans. This is a highly interactive and practical workshop for professionals wanting a refresher or for those who are new to the area of suicide and self-harm.

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HEEADSSS: A Psychosocial Screening Tool for Adolescents

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Discuss New Zealand data on youth health, and learn to consider young people and their actions from a youth development perspective. Gain a tool which is effective in establishing rapport and gathering information about a young person, and practice carrying out a HEEADSSS assessment.

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Managing Stress and Increasing Long-Term Wellbeing

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Recognise and manage stress, both in the workplace and personally. Learn strategies for improving emotional wellbeing and understand the principles of maintaining long-term wellbeing.

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