Dapaanz workshops are available throughout the year.
Check out our events calendar for a monthly view of workshops available and to register.
Or find out more about each workshop below.
Training offered by partner organisations
As Aotearoa’s addiction workforce registration body, dapaanz is kaitiaki of the Addiction Intervention Competencies Framework and is committed to supporting our members to access CPD opportunities that support their practice accordingly.
Where there are external opportunities that support development of these competencies, we will provide details below.
We encourage dapaanz practitioners to participate in training offered by these providers within their first five years of practice. Do regularly check their sites for new opportunities’
Free Cultural competency training programme for the mental health and addiction workforce working with Asian and Refugee Communities
This programme provides insights and practical skills to address health equity and the unique needs of the diverse Asian and refugee communities who access services and support. Click here to find out more about the courses and how to access it.
Te Rau Ora seeks to improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation.
Whāraurau is a national centre for Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ICAMH) workforce development.
Bronwen is a registered psychologist currently working in private practice with trauma, mental health, and addiction clients.
She has over 25 years’ experience working in this field. In addition, Bronwen is the programme manager for justice programmes that she developed and implemented.
Bronwen began her career delivering sexual violence and sleep programmes within prison settings. She then worked on a Home Office pilot initiative with prolific offenders in the UK and implemented the new initiative in different areas of the UK.
On moving to NZ, Bronwen first worked delivering programmes for Corrections. She then worked for the NDHB alcohol and drug team for about 16 years, during which time she developed and implemented the Drive Soba Programme; the AOD Court Liaison position; the methamphetamine harm reduction course; and was part of the team that implemented the SBIRT AOD clinician in the Emergency Department.
Bronwen is an accredited dapaanz supervisor and delivers many training programmes, supporting those in addiction and other settings.
Bronwen is passionate about working in the addictions field which is evident in her delivery of training.
Rachel has had a varied career in addiction practice. Beginning with harm reduction and educational roles in the UK and later working as a paramedic.
Since moving to New Zealand Rachel has worked across many settings including in Therapeutic Communities, and in mobile outreach services for clients managing teams of both peer support specialists and AOD clinicians.
She led the implementation of Haven, a peer-led harm reduction service in the busy centre of Auckland leading teams of homelessness, addiction and mental health peers. More recently, Rachel led operational and community-based programmes including delivery of Smart Recovery as the Learning and Development coordinator at a large NGO in Auckland.
Rachel is also an accredited clinical supervisor for dapaanz and delivers many training programmes supporting supervisors and others in addiction and aligned settings.
Nga Ngaru a Te Huki te Maunga – The waves of Te Huki is my Mountain
Waihua te Awa – Waihua is my River
Kahungunu te Iwi – Kahungunu is my tribe
Kurahikakawa te Hapu – Kurahikakawa is my Sub-tribe
Waihua te Marae – Waihua is my Marae
Ko Tipene Pickett toku ingoa – Tipene Pickett is my name
Tipene has been an alcohol and drug practitioner since 1998 in a number of Governmental, NGO and Kaupapa Māori settings. Since 2019, Tipene has been self-employed and delivers training for several DHBs and NGOs, upskilling people working in a variety of roles and disciplines.
Tipene provides a wide spectrum of MI (Motivational Interviewing) training, including MI with groups, coaching and training in the use of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) & Video Assessment of Simulated Encounters (VASER NZ).
His special interest is in the relationship between MI and indigenous knowledge and wisdom. To that end, Tipene has developed a framework for framing the journey of MI within the context of the Māori language (Te Reo) and practices (Tikanga), as well as contemporary Māori models of health and the use of traditional Pūrakau (narratives of origin) of enhancing wellbeing.
Tipene is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, connecting him to a global community of people who share a similar vision of change and scrutiny of professional practice to promote effective clinical practice.
He manu e kai ana i te miro, nōnā to ngahere. He manu e kai ana i te matauranga, nōnā to ao.
A bird who feeds of the miro berry, theirs is the forest. A bird who feeds on knowledge, theirs is the world.