A more in-depth look into preparing and providing Supported Assessments for ACC Sensitive Claims

(PLEASE NOTE: This is not ACC endorsed training - it is a senior clinician's take)

If your organisation has a number of staff interested in this more in-depth look into providing  Supported Assessments either as an online or face-face workshop, please contact us today.

Topics covered: 

Complex diagnostic issues that arise:

  • Predisposing environments e.g. violence, war and disaster, emotional and/or physical poverty factors.
  • Sexuality, body image issues and eating disordered difficulties.
  • Case examples from the group.

Some particular client groups:

  • Male survivors – gendered perspectives arising.
  • Children and adolescents –adaptations to consider.
  • Dissociation and memory difficulties – managing these and diagnostic challenges. 
  • Mental health clients or those in prison who require assessments.
  • Delayed expression of symptoms, minimised symptoms, exaggeration (validity issues)

Treatment of complex trauma:

  • Treatment of PTSD and best practice.
  • What if the provider cannot deliver this?
  • Other issues arising for the group.

Do you have any specific questions you would like to ask, or any particular populations or dilemmas you would like to have discussed? We encourage participants to email their questions to us at least 1 week prior to the workshop. Email faye@grow.co.nz.

Who Should Attend:

This 5 hour online workshop is to assist those who have already attended the Supported Assessments 101 workshop, or are reasonably experienced in completing Supported Assessments but are seeking more detailed information on specific aspects.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop offers guidance in how to tackle the task of providing Supported 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 challenges in this task.

Diane Clare will facilitate this workshop using ZOOM. 

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.

Diane Clare is a registered 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 (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of trauma and dissociation.

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For further details, please contact:
e: faye@grow.co.nz
p: 027 607 3000