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).

This course is designed to be delivered over eleven weeks (approximately 200 hours), with the majority of the learning taking place in the student’s own workplace. There are a total of six short assignments, which offer some choice between essay descriptions or video examples (Module five is the only compulsory video assignment).

All modules are presented online, with module one to be completed prior to the two-day workshop. This workshop will review module one, and present an overview of the remaining five modules (For example: demonstrations of technological resources, opportunities for groupwork practice etc), and will also allow for students to share resources and learn from each other.


Auckland Course Three 2019 – 13 September to 29 November 2019

  1. Review of recent professional supervision theory and practice
    13 Sept – 22 Sept 2019
    Assignment Due: 22 September
    Assignment Delivered for: Monday 23 September
  2. Supervision for addictions and mental health
    23 Sept – 07 Oct 2019
    Assignment Due: 07 October
    Assignment Delivered for: Monday 07 October
  3. Supervision and technology
    08 Oct – 21 Oct 2019
    Assignment Due: 21 October
    Assignment Delivered for: Monday 21 October
  4. Group supervision
    22 Oct – 31 Oct 2019
    Assignment Due: 31 October
    Assignment Delivered for: Monday 04 November
  5. Reflection on own addiction supervision practice
    01 Nov – 18 Nov 2019
    Assignment Due: 18 November
    Assignment Delivered for: Tuesday 19 November
  6. Tools and resources to support the supervision relationship
    19 Nov – 29 Nov 2019
    Assignment Due: 29 November
    Assignment Delivered for: Monday 02 December


Day One: Friday 27 September 2019
Day Two: Saturday 28 September 2019

Information regarding the workshop can be accessed from the links Two-day Workshop Information and Two-day Workshop Resources in the main menu at the top of this page.


A Course Handbook and Policy Manual can be accessed from the link Course Documents in the main menu at the top of this page.

Resources for each module can be accessed from the links under each Module’s heading on the right-hand side of this page.

Submitting Assignments

Information regarding submitting assignments can be accessed from the link Contact / Submitting Assignments in the main menu at the top of this page.

Course Tutors

Alison Penfold, Mary Anne Cooke and Mike Goulding