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)

Workshops run 9.30am - 4.00pm - via ZOOM

Contact us today to register your interest.

Topics covered in this SA 201 workshop: 

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 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.

Also NOTE - 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 private workshop, please contact us for more information.

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 Meeting Date & Times: TBC

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

Participants will be doing exercises in separate (virtual) break out rooms and you will be emailed resources prior to the training. There will be group discussions and participants are encouraged to ask questions.

As this is an interactive workshop, 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. A few people gathered around one device will not work for this workshop unfortunately and please note, you tend to get feedback if you are in the same office as someone else in the same Zoom meeting.

Please note: Diane will share her slides with attendees prior to the training.

This webinar will not be recorded.

Please see below for links to Diane's other online workshops.

Price and details of this training TBC

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:

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

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

  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email this information to Brian - accounts@grow.co.nz and faye@grow.co.nz , 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 faye@grow.co.nz

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