Supported Assessments 201

A senior clinician's take on preparing Assessments

Supported Assessments 201 - A senior clinician's take on preparing Assessments

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)

Friday, 11 December 2020

A One-day Online Interactive Workshop with Diane Clare

This workshop is a follow-on from Supported Assessments 101. 

Please Note: if you do not have sufficient experience to date you will need to do the 101 version first.  If you are experienced and looking for the discussions around complexity then we invite you to register for this 201 training.

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.

We encourage participants to email their questions to us at least 1 week prior to the workshop. Email

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.

It is suitable for ACC Approved assessors and those seeking approval from ACC to become assessors. 

This workshop cannot guarantee ACC approval of you to become an assessor, but it does offer guidance in how to tackle the task once you are an approved assessor. 

Diane Clare will facilitate this workshop using ZOOM. Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms.

All you need is a computer with internet connection. You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered.

PLEASE NOTE: 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
BA, MA (Hons), Dip. Clin. Psych., AFBPS

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.

Zoom Meeting Date & Time

Friday, 11 December 2020

9.30am - 4.00pm

This workshop will be delivered via ZOOM.

Participants will be able to do exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training.
All you need is a computer with internet connection. You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered.

Please note: Diane will share her slides with attendees post-event.

Price & Registration

One Day ZOOM Workshop
$175.00 + GST

Registration process

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.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $20.00 + GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full 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  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

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.


For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at or call 027 607 3000