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Professional Development

Professional Development

Common Mental Health Disorders: An Overview

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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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

From $79.00 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

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: Effective Communication to Manage Distress

4 hours

From $119.00 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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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.

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

4 hours

$129.00 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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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Key DBT Skills for Helping Clients with Emotion Regulation

4 hours

From $109.00 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

$169.00 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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Mental Health Legislation: Understanding the Law, Client’s Rights and Privacy

4 hours

From $109.00 incl. GST

This workshop is an introduction to health-related legislation for community workers. It will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to ensure you are managing your role within the boundaries of relevant health-related legislation in Aotearoa in order to protect the rights of those individuals affected.

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Enhancing Skills to Ensure Safe and Supportive Client-Focused Relationships

4 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

Learn skills to engage in safe and effective relationships with clients in support-focused situations while maintaining your own safety and boundaries.

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Motivational Interviewing: Evoking and Planning for Change

4 hours

From $90.30 incl. GST

Further develop your Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill set with a focus on enhancing evoking and change talk. This interactive and experiential workshop will provide participants with the skills to help them become more focused in their interactions and apply MI to their practice and become more effective in using this skill set.

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Co-Existing Mental Health and Addiction Problems (CEP)

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

This workshop provides an overview and update of current approaches to working clinically with people with Co-Existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems (CEP).

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Identifying and Responding to Conflict and Bullying in the Workplace

3 hours

$99.00 incl. GST

This workshop will help participants understand why bullying behaviour may occur, how to respond, develop strategies to prevent bullying from escalating, and how to enhance relationships. It will explore the notion of bullying from a personal and wider lens and help participants to understand their own conflict management style.

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Children’s Anxiety: What Adults Need to Know and Strategies for Management

3 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

Gain a basic understanding of anxiety and how it particularly relates to children. Learn how to support parents/workers with anxious children to feel confident and competent to manage anxious behaviours in a way that promotes the child’s bravery and wellbeing.

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Safer Home Visiting in Community Work

3 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

Safety is important when travelling around the community, and working in private homes presents potential risks to staff and clients. This workshop will discuss risk assessment and management, identifying potential threats and explore personal boundaries. Learn how to decrease risk and increase confidence in dealing with challenging situations.

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Working with People Who Hoard

4 hours

$129.00 incl. GST

This workshop aims to give people who are working with, or coming into contact with, residents who hoard, tools and methods to effectively assist them to clear space in their home.

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Effective Note Writing for Community Support Work

3 hours

From $79.00 incl. GST

Develop your skills to effectively and clearly document your work in supporting people with mental health issues. This interactive workshop will provide you with the knowledge to produce notes that are wholly reflective of the health care relationship and activities, while meeting legislative and workplace requirements.

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