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Professional Supervision Training – Level Six Certificate of Addiction and Mental Health Supervision

ABACUS Counselling, Training & Supervision Ltd has been granted approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide a Certificate of Addiction and Mental Health Supervision (Level 6).

The course will comprise six modules:

  1. Review of recent professional supervision theory and practice
  2. Supervision for addictions and mental health
  3. Supervision and technology
  4. Group supervision
  5. Reflection on own addiction supervision practice
  6. Tools and resources to support the supervision relationship

The Six Module course will be delivered over a 11-week period, with an expected 200 hours to complete (time delivering supervision in the learner’s workplace, and self-directed study). All Modules are presented online, with Module One to be completed prior to a two-day workshop in Auckland. This workshop will review Module One, and present an overview of the remaining Five Modules.

All resources for each module will be available online, along with a student handbook.

Course Tutors: Alison Penfold, Mary Anne Cooke and Mike Goulding

Cost: $1,300 + GST ($1495 total). Costs cover all online resources, face-to-face workshop materials, graduation certificate and record of learning.
NOTE: In compliance with NZQA’s Student Fee Protection Scheme, invoices are sent after training is delivered at the end of each month covering the duration of the course, typically three or four invoices (depending on the date of commencement).

Entry Requirements:

  • Trainees will have had three years' experience in addictions and mental health in the 10 years prior to this training
  • Trainees should ideally have at least one experience of providing supervision (including student placements) prior to the course, and will need to be able to supervise at least one person as part of the course attendance

Course Credits:

  • Fifty Dapaanz continuing professional development points. Twenty NZQA credits (Note: there are no cross-credit or credit transfer options for this course).


Auckland Course Three Starts:
13 September 2019

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