Supported Assessments 101

Friday, 1 November 2024

Workshops run 9 am - 3 pm - via ZOOM

This webinar will address the changes coming soon on what will be the new Assessment under ACC for sexual abuse claims. We are waiting to hear if they will still be called Supported Assessments but for now this is what we call them. These assessments will still be required for clients with complex needs, as well as where a diagnosis and treatment recommendations for longer term therapy are indicated.

This training has been rescheduled to November 2024 to allow time for us to hear about the new terminology and forms etc, for the adjusted process under ACC, and will address the new pathway where an assessment for complex needs is still required. The respective pathways will be finalised by late 2024 and these will be outlined.

The webinar has otherwise retained the practical focus that has been invaluable to clinicians who have previously attended.

We apologise for any  inconvenience caused with the change of date - it has been delayed to allow time to establish the details of the new version of these assessments once they go live through ACC.  This training  will be offered once per annum.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not ACC endorsed training - it is a senior clinician's take.  It offers guidance in how to tackle the task of providing these Assessments, once you are an approved assessor.  However, your attendance for this training is not a guarantee of ACC approval for you to become an assessor nor is it part of ACC's in-house training as it is a clinician's take on the practical and clinical challenges in this task.

This workshop is to assist those quite new to completing Supported Assessments, as well as being a refresher for those more experienced.

Presented by Diane Clare, an experienced clinical psychologist who has been an ACC provider since the 1990s, and who has been providing Supported Assessments since the start of the Sensitive Claims service, this interactive workshop will address what works and what can hinder you in your practice for delivering these assessments.

Please Note: this workshop may touch on emotional issues such as grief and/or trauma, and some of the material covered in our workshops may be sensitive or triggering to certain participants. We encourage everyone to practice self-care and either reach out to us, or directly discuss any concerns with our presenter.

In addition to the above update on the process, topics covered include:

1. What/why/who: What is this assessment about under ACC (previously named Supported Assessment), why are they needed, and who delivers them?

2. ABCD: Preparing and things to check before you begin: Approvals, Booking in, Core information, documents you will need.

3. The 4Rs in Mapping the journey - rapport, roles, risks, requirements.

4. The 3 Fs to the Finish line: Follow up session, formulation and feedback.

5. Handling hiccups e.g. delay of medical notes, remote working, accuracy checking.

6. Conclusions and issues arising.

Diane Clare will facilitate this workshop using ZOOM. Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break-out rooms. If you have specific questions, we also encourage participants to email these to us prior to the workshop.  

Who Should Attend:

This online workshop is to assist those quite new to completing these  Assessments for ACC, as well as being a refresher for those more experienced senior clinicians. It is suitable for ACC Approved assessors and those seeking approval from ACC to become assessors. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop offers guidance in how to tackle the task of providing these Assessments, once you are an approved assessor. However, your attendance for this training is not a guarantee of ACC approval for you to become an assessor nor is it part of ACC's in-house training as it is a clinician's take on the practical and clinical challenges in this task.

Also NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Diane present face-face as a private workshop to your team, please contact Faye Johnson for more information.

Contact us to express your interest in a SA 201 workshop

Further training - Supported Assessments 201

With enough interest, a 2nd day of training will be available that will build on the introductory workshop and will provide a more in-depth look into preparing and providing the new version of assessments with ACC – offering a chance to drill down into complex clinical presentations that 101 will not have time to cover further.

(Again - please note: This 2nd workshops is also not ACC endorsed training - it is a senior clinician's take)

Contact us today to express your interest.

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.


Diane Clare
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS
Memberships:  NZCCP, MNZAP, ISSTD
Accredited Practitioner in EMDR and is a member of the EMDRNZ Board.
Fellow of ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation).

Diane Clare is a registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury. Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services since 1981, first as a grief counsellor then as a psychotherapist, before becoming registered as a psychologist in 1993. She has worked in leadership and Director level roles across a range of services in both NZ and the UK including primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services. 

While in the UK in 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self-Harm programme and has presented her work internationally since 2012. Diane is a seasoned presenter and provides a range of workshop options with an emphasis on practical solutions for clinical staff. She has a specialist interest in working with people recovering from the effects of complex trauma. In 2022 Diane was made a Fellow of ISSTD in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of trauma and dissociation.

Zoom Date & Details

Friday, 1 November 2024

Workshop starts 9 am  - finishes 3 pm.

Once you register you will be sent the Zoom Login details.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop with a working camera and mic as this makes interaction with the breakout room activities and discussions easier and enhances the learning for all.

Please note this webinar will not be recorded.

See below for links to Diane's other online workshops.

Price & Registration Information

One Day ZOOM Workshop
$320.00 inclusive of GST

The price stated is per person.

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process. Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent.

Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.

A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If your organisation is unable to use our automated booking system and pay by credit/debit card and therefore require an invoice instead to pay by direct bank credit, there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply the following please:

  • The full organisation name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - and , and along with the Invoice we will also send you a special booking link which will come up as free of charge. Through this link you will need to complete your registration. 

Our workshops fill quickly so if you would like to reserve a place, please contact

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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