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Professional Development

Professional Development

Common Mental Health Disorders: An Overview

4 hours

$129.00 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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Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction

7 hours

From $209.00 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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Supporting Your Clients to Get Active

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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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 (CALD)

3 hours

$99.00 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: Effective Communication to Manage Distress

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

$229.00 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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Utilising Character Strengths to Empower Yourself and Others

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.

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Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Settings

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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Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour: 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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Advanced Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Models and Strategies for Interventions

4 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

Participants will gain skills and practice in a model for formulating risk and tools for intervention. This is an advanced workshop suited to professionals with some level of training and experience in screening and managing youth and adults with self-harm and suicidal behaviours.

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Understanding the Recovery Based Mental Health Model

5 hours

$169.00 incl. GST

Recovery is a strategy developed by service users to promote meaning and purpose in their lives. Recovery goals and strategies promote ways of working with people with mental health issues as defined by themselves rather than by ‘mental health experts’. Discuss practical solutions to develop and achieve the service user's goals.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Key DBT Skills for Helping Clients with Emotion Regulation

4 hours

$129.00 incl. GST

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment which emphasises skills training to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they can experience as worth living. This workshop will provide an introduction to DBT and some of its key components. It will give participants an understanding of DBT skills and how they may be used in their daily practice with clients.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: The Skateboard Model for Children and Youth

5 hours

From $149.00 incl. GST

Gain the knowledge and skills to use an evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) model designed in a way that is fun and engaging for children and youth.

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Anxiety and Depression in Youth

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Anxiety and depression are two common psychiatric conditions affecting adolescents. This workshop will consider the complex interplay of biological and environmental processes which contribute to the emergence, progression and improvement of mental health issues in youth.

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