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Contents by date
July
Improving Client Interventions Through Therapeutic Communication                              6
Thrive and Revive: Managing Capacity and Reducing Overwhelm                                   6
Anxiety Disorders: Understanding and Providing Effective Support                              7
Anxiety and Depression in Youth                                                               7
Navigating Alcohol and Other Drug Services                                                    8
Common Mental Health Disorders: An Overview                                                   8

August
Empathy Fatigue and Burnout: Real Threats, Real Solutions NEW                                  9
Psychosis: Understanding and Providing Safe and Effective Support                              9
CEP: Co-Existing Mental Health and Addiction Problems                                         10
Understanding Different Personality and Communication Styles in the Workplace NEW             10
Clinical Note Writing for Community Support Workers                                           11
De-escalation: Effective Communication to Manage Distress                                     11

September
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An Overview of Skills                                          12
Safer Home Visiting in Community Work                                                         12
Trauma Informed Care: Providing Safe and Effective Support to Children and Adolescents        13
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour: Screening and Management                                    13
Personality Disorders: The Impact on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour                         14
Trauma Informed Care: Providing Safe and Effective Support to Adults                          14
Resilience: Develop, Adapt and Sustain                                                        15
Children’s Anxiety: What Adults Need to Know and Strategies for Management                    15
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing Understanding and Providing Proactive Interventions       16

October
Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions and Preserving Relationships                         16
Cultural Safety and Diversity: Taking Your Practice to a New Level                            17
Enhancing Skills to Ensure Safe and Supportive Client Focused Relationships                   17
Working with People Who Hoard                                                                 18
Navigating the Mental Health Sector: Specialist Services and NGOs                             18
Borderline Personality Disorder: Enhancing Understanding and Providing Support                19
The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare                                                         19

November
Alcohol and Other Drugs: Screening and Brief Intervention for Mild Alcohol Problems           20
Motivational Interviewing: Evoking and Planning for Change                                    20
Responding to Behaviours that Challenge: Considering Health and Human Developmental Impacts   21
The Mental Health Intervention Web: Responding to Complex Issues                              21
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Applying Informed Skills NEW                                   22
Methamphetamine and Synthetic Drugs: What You Need to Know                                    22
Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Settings                                        23
Anxiety Disorders: Understanding and Providing Effective Support                              23
Mental Health Legislation: Understanding Laws, Client’s Rights and Privacy                    24
Advanced Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Models and Strategies for Interventions           24
The Connection Between Nutrients, Nutrition and Mental Health                                 25

December
Managing Psychological Distress and Suicide Risk                                              25
De-escalation Refresher and Breakaway Techniques                                              26
Depression and Bipolar: Understanding Mood Disorders and Providing Support                    26
Self-Care and Professional Practice When Working with Trauma and Tragedy                      27

Facilitator Profiles                                                                          28
Workshop Information                                                                          31
Terms and Conditions                                                                          32
Subsidised Rate Eligibility                                                                   33
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Contents by topic
Alcohol and Other Drugs and Addiction
Navigating Alcohol and Other Drug Services                                                 8
Alcohol and Other Drugs: Screening and Brief Intervention for Mild Alcohol Problems       20
Methamphetamine and Synthetic Drugs: What You Need to Know                                22

Child and Adolescent
Anxiety and Depression in Youth                                                            7
Trauma Informed Care: Providing Support to Children and Adolescents		                     13
Children’s Anxiety: What Adults Need to Know and Strategies for Management                15
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing Understanding and Providing Proactive Interventions   16

Cultural
Cultural Safety and Diversity: Taking Your Practice to a New Level                        17

Mental Illness
Anxiety Disorders: Understanding and Providing Effective Support                           7
Common Mental Health Disorders: An Overview                                                8
Psychosis: Understanding and Providing Safe and Effective Support                          9
CEP: Co-Existing Mental Health and Addiction Problems                                     10
Personality Disorders: The Impact on Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour                     14
Working with People Who Hoard                                                             18
Borderline Personality Disorder: Enhancing Understanding and Providing Support            19
Depression and Bipolar: Understanding Mood Disorders and Providing Support                26

Professional Development
Understanding Different Personality and Communication Styles in the Workplace NEW         10
Clinical Note Writing for Community Support Workers                                       11
De-escalation: Effective Communication to Manage Distress                                 11
Safer Home Visiting in Community Work                                                     12
Enhancing Skills to Ensure Safe and Supportive Client Focused Relationships               17
Navigating the Mental Health Sector: Specialist Services and NGOs                         18
The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare                                                     19
Boundaries and Ethics in Health and Community Settings                                    23
Mental Health Legislation: Understanding Laws, Client’s Rights and Privacy                24

Personal Development
Thrive and Revive: Managing Capacity and Reducing Overwhelm                                6
Empathy Fatigue and Burnout: Real Threats, Real Solutions NEW                              9
Resilience: Develop, Adapt and Sustain                                                    15
Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions and Preserving Relationships                     16
Self-Care and Professional Practice When Working with Trauma and Tragedy                  27

Self-Harm and Suicide
Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour: Screening and Management                                13
Advanced Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Models and Strategies for Interventions       24
Managing Psychological Distress and Suicide Risk                                          27

Skills, Treatments and Interventions
Improving Client Interventions Through Therapeutic Communication                           6
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An Overview of Skills                                      12
Trauma Informed Care: Providing Safe and Effective Support to Adults                      14
Motivational Interviewing: Evoking and Planning for Change                                20
The Mental Health Intervention Web: Responding to Complex Issues                          21
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Applying Informed Skills NEW                               22
The Connection Between Nutrients, Nutrition and Mental Health                             25
De-escalation Refresher and Breakaway Techniques                                          26
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Foreword
Welcome to our Semester Two                Whatever your wellbeing, mental
Programme for July to December             health or addiction professional
2021.                                      development needs, we are excited
                                           to work with you. In addition to our
We continue the year with the return       Professional Development programme,
of two of our well received workshop       we also provide Workplace Education.
topics – Improving Client Intervention     MHERC’s specialised facilitators can
Through Therapeutic Communication          tailor workshops to meet your unique
and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Part     requirements. Contact our Education
Two: Applying Informed Skills.             Team if you would like to find out more
                                           or request a quote.
Returning from Semester One are the
very popular Working with People Who       We look forward to seeing you on a
Hoard and Autism Spectrum Disorders:       workshop soon.
Enhancing Understanding and Providing
Proactive Interventions. Places in these   Anne-Marie Gilmore
workshops filled quickly so make sure      Education Coordinator
to register early. We also have Dr Chris
Taua facilitating her new workshop         03 365 5344 or 0800 424 399
Understanding Different Personality and    learn@mherc.org.nz
Communication Styles in the Workplace.     mherc.org.nz

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                          Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

                                             Improving Client Interventions Through
                                             Therapeutic Communication
                                             Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                             Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          Overview and Learning Intentions                 Facilitator
This workshop introduces an advanced         • Learn/practice a linguistic model of           Alan Fayter Neuro-Semantic NLP
linguistic model which enables                 communication that can be used to              Master Trainer ISNS, Coach IANLP,
counsellors, therapists and helpers            enhance healing and recovery                   Fellow Member Trainer IANLP, Licensed
to conversationally assist healing and       • Understand how presuppositional                Meta-Coach (ACMC)
change in their clients. Through specific      language affects others                        Alan is a Master Trainer specialising in
words and structured sentences we can        • Identify and practice therapeutic/             the Neuro-Semantic Self-Actualisation
create positive change. Once mastered,         influential language structures                Trainings, based on self-actualisation
this model is easily integrated into         • The importance and effect of rapport           psychology.
your specialist field. It helps to bypass    • Learn how to avoid or reduce resistance        View full profile on pages 28.
resistance and solidify therapeutic
interventions.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                                     Let’s Get Real: 7

                                             Thrive and Revive: Managing Capacity and
                                             Reducing Overwhelm
                                             Date: Friday 9 July 2021, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
                                             Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            relationships and professional                 Facilitator
In a world that is focused on competence,      productivity                                   Marina Shearer BSc. Psychology,
productivity and efficiency, it is easy      • The Johari Window and stress                   Dip.Coach
to become overwhelmed with the               • How to keep operating in the frontal           Marina has a passion for creating
expectations demanded of us. This              cortex                                         better outcomes for individuals and
practical workshop addresses the reality     • How to take control of your brain              organisations. She has over 25 years
of regularly being overwhelmed.                chemistry in stressful times                   experience in providing training to large
Participants will learn how to reduce        • Prioritising the obligations in your life by   corporates, she was a consultant for NZIM
overwhelm by assessing and managing            being clear about your values                  for 15 years, and is one of four Master
their values, workload, behavioural styles   • Practice proven mindfulness techniques         Trainers in NZ with HR Profiling Solutions
and personal capacity.                         specifically for overwhelm                     for Extended DISC.
                                             • Understand the importance of sleep and         View full profile on page 29.
Overview and Learning Intentions               how to rest and recharge your brain and
• The impact of overwhelm on personal          body for peak performance

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5

                                                Anxiety Disorders: Understanding and
                                                Providing Effective Support
                                                Date: Thursday 15 July or Thursday 18 November 2021, 9.00am - 2.30pm
                                                Cost: $179 per person | $169 early bird
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                               cycle including possible risk factors       Facilitators
Gain a fundamental understanding of the           and causes                                  Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
various types of anxiety issues that sit        • The range, presentation, and diagnosis      PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
within the umbrella term of Anxiety               of various anxiety disorders                Chris is a registered nurse by profession
Disorders. These include generalised            • Understand the impacts of an anxiety        and has over 25 years’ experience in the
anxiety, phobias, panic, PTSD, OCD,               disorder may have on an individual          health and disability sector.
and other specific issues such as social        • Individual and community strategies         Paula Rountree Cert.ComPsC
anxiety. An overview of effective,                for support                                 Paula has over 20 years’ experience
recommended responses and support               • Gain a basic awareness of mindfulness       working in the mental health sector and
strategies will guide participants in             and other contemporary strategies           has lived experience of an anxiety disorder.
supporting individuals who experience           • Effective and safe ways of responding
                                                                                              View full profiles on pages 28 and 30.
anxiety.                                          and supporting individuals
                                                • Understand clinical and other therapeutic
Overview and Learning Intentions                  strategies and management options
• Understand anxiety and the anxiety

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                        Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

                                                Anxiety and Depression in Youth
                                                Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                                Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised*
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
Anxiety and depression are two                  • Understand what triggers anxiety and        Kathryn Eilken RN, RM
common psychiatric conditions affecting           depression in adolescents and how it        Kathryn is a highly experienced Mental
adolescents. Adolescents face a host of           effects the mind and body                   Health Nurse with vast experience working
pressures, including puberty, questions         • Develop strategies and techniques to        with high risk adolescents.
about identity and where they fit in society,     reduce anxiety and depression               View full profile on page 29.
as well as conflicts and challenges as they     • Learn useful tools to help improve the
                                                                                              The content in this workshop is a joint
start to assert their independence towards        mental health of adolescents
                                                                                              collaboration between Dr Chris Taua and
adulthood. We will consider the complex         • Increase skills in working with youth
                                                                                              Kathryn Eilken.
interplay of biological and environmental         experiencing mental health issues
processes which contribute to the
emergence, progression and improvement
of mental health issues in youth.

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                      Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

                                              Navigating Alcohol and Other Drug Services
                                              Date: Thursday 22 July 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                              Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             identify harmful/hazardous substance use    Facilitator
Develop your skills and increase your         • Positive strategies to respond in an        Samantha Williams BSc (Hons)
knowledge around supporting individuals         empathic and supportive way                 Psychology, MSc Professional and Policy
who present with alcohol and other            • Explore the concept of addiction            Studies, Dip HE (RN) Mental Health
drug (AOD) issues. Learn to recognise         • Explore the impact of problematic           Samantha has worked in acute inpatients,
problematic AOD use, positive strategies        AOD use on the individual and their         she joined CADS to set up the AOD
to respond in an empathetic and                 family/whānau                               Central Coordination Service, and now
supportive way, how to access support         • The impact of stigma and discrimination     works as a private contractor in Primary
services in Canterbury and gain an            • Potential barriers for individuals in       Care and Canterbury Prisons.
understanding of the impact on the              accessing AOD treatment, and how to         View full profile on page 30.
individual and their family/whanau.             support them in overcoming these
                                              • Overview of AOD support and treatment
Overview and Learning Intentions                services in the Canterbury region, and
• Consider why we use substances and            how to access these

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                           Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 5, 7

                                              Common Mental Health Disorders:
                                              An Overview
                                              Date: Tuesday 27 July 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                              Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                           Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
Develop knowledge about the experience        • Gain insight and increased knowledge        Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
of common mental health disorders -             of common mental illnesses                  PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
mood disorders, psychosis and anxiety         • Learn the risk factors, causes and          Chris is a registered nurse by profession
disorders. Learn how to best support            treatment options for these common          and has over 25 years’ experience in the
those with mental illness and their family.     mental illnesses                            health and disability sector.
                                              • Learn how people manage to live well        View full profile on page 28.
                                                with mental illness
                                              • Develop a better understanding of how
                                                to support people

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Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                                Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 7

                                                                                                                                    NEW

                                                 Empathy Fatigue and Burnout: Real Threats,
                                                 Real Solutions
                                                 Date: Tuesday 3 August 2021, 9.00am - 11.00am
                                                 Cost: $79 per person | $69 early bird
                                                 Venue: Online only
                                                 Attend online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                              burnout, and how you can start to take       that drive empathy fatigue as well as
Helping people day in and day out can            action to address how this might be          replenishing our resources
take its toll. Combine this with a time in       affecting you personally.
our lives when we have so many issues                                                         Facilitator
all competing for our ability to care, it’s no   Overview and Learning Intentions             Dr Sarb Johal PhD, DClinPsy
wonder you may be feeling exhausted,             • Develop a better awareness of empathy      Dr Sarb Johal is a clinical psychologist,
and it may start to come at a cost to your        fatigue and how it relates to burnout       consultant, commentator, and expert
mental and physical health.This workshop         • Understand the importance of balance       on psychosocial recovery and disaster
acknowledges the impact that it may               not only between work and home life,        communication.
have for those in caring roles especially in      but also how we spend our personal time     View full profile on page 30.
these pandemic times when many have              • Learning how connection with others is
also been experiencing ‘caution fatigue’.         a key to renewing our empathy resources
You’ll also envelope an awareness of             • Applying a framework for wellbeing that
empathy fatigue and its close relation,           helps us to manage exposure to factors

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5

                                                 Psychosis: Understanding and Providing
                                                 Safe and Effective Support
                                                 Date: Tuesday 10 August 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                                 Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                                 Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                 Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                              Overview and Learning Intentions             Facilitator
This workshop will provide a general             • Develop an awareness of the key            Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
introduction to the experiences and                features of Psychosis including possible   PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
impacts of Psychosis. After exploring              risk factors and causes                    Chris is a registered nurse by profession
what is meant by Psychosis and how it            • The broad presentation of Psychosis        and has over 25 years’ experience in the
impacts, particular focus will be given to         and the impacts on an individual           health and disability sector.
ways to support an individual with active        • Effective and safe responding to           View full profile on page 28.
symptoms of Psychosis in relation to               support individuals
support, risk management and referral.           • Identify referral options and individual
                                                   and community strategies for support

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                            Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 5

                                              CEP: Co-Existing Mental Health and
                                              Addiction Problems
                                              Date: Thursday 19 August 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                              Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             approach with people who have                Facilitator
This workshop provides an overview and          problematic substance use                    Di Sargent Masters of Hlth Sci., PG Dip.
update of current approaches to working       • Pathways/development of addiction            Addiction, PG Dip. Social Work, PG Dip.
with people with Co-existing Mental             through a lens of CEP; substance             Management, B.A. Psych
Health and Substance Use Problems               categories, triggers, cross-addiction,       Di has been working in the mental health
(CEP). It is designed to upskill those          and coping strategies                        and addictions sector for 28 years
working in mental health services, who        • Understand the nature, extent and            as a social worker/counsellor. She is
want to support people in their addiction       impact of CEP on people’s lives and          passionate about supporting people to
recovery.                                       how services can support recovery            grow in their hauora/wellbeing and health
                                              • Apply brief interventions by developing      and teaching and mentoring people.
Overview and Learning Intentions                harm reduction skills (including support     View full profile on page 28.
• Understand substances of misuse and           for those wanting abstinence)
  complications associated with CEP           • Latest research and advice on vaping
• How to promote a harm reduction

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                                 Let’s Get Real: 5, 7

                                                                                                                                   NEW

                                              Understanding Different Personality and
                                              Communication Styles in the Workplace
                                              Date: Tuesday 24 August 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                              Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                           influences the way you interact and            Facilitator
In all aspects of our daily lives we are      communicate with others.                       Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
interacting with others, yet so often there                                                  PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
are times when there is miscommunication      Overview and Learning Intentions               Chris is a registered nurse by profession
and confusion which can lead to conflict      • Understand different personality styles      and has over 25 years’ experience in the
or less than satisfactory outcomes. This      • Gain an insight into ones own                health and disability sector.
is because each of us is conditioned to         personality style and corresponding          View full profile on page 28.
communicate from our own personality            ways of communicating
style. Understanding our own                  • Understand conflict in relationship styles
communication style is a key step in          • Learn how to work and communicate
improving workplace relationships. In           effectively with each other
this workshop you will explore your own       • Identify and describe ways to improve
personality style and understand how that       engagement in the workplace

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 6, 7

                                             Clinical Note Writing for Community
                                             Support Workers
                                             Date: Thursday 26 August 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                             Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
Develop your skills to effectively and       • Why note writing is important               Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
clearly document your work in supporting     • Explore the barriers to good note writing   PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
people with mental health issues. This       • Correct and factual documentation           Chris is a registered nurse by profession
interactive workshop will provide you with   • Understand legislative requirements         and has over 25 years’ experience in the
the knowledge to produce notes that            around documentation                        health and disability sector.
are wholly reflective of the health care     • How to write notes that meet                View full profile on page 28.
relationship and activities, while meeting     requirements of your work
legislative and workplace requirements.      • Critique notes for accuracy, legibility
                                               and sensibility
                                             • Practice clinical note writing

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                        Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

                                             De-escalation: Effective Communication to
                                             Manage Distress
                                             Date: Tuesday 31 August 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                             Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
This workshop will equip you with the        • Understand why people become angry          Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
skills to identify and de-escalate an          or defensive                                PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
agitated person while keeping yourself       • Recognise early warning signs               Chris is a registered nurse by profession
and others safe. Gain confidence in          • Learn a range of assertive techniques to    and has over 25 years’ experience in the
managing distress and aggression while         help people regain control                  health and disability sector.
maintaining self-control. The ability to     • Understand the role of communication        View full profile on page 28.
calm and de-escalate a situation is an       • Develop strategies for self-control in
essential skill for every person and is        the face of aggressive and/or distressed
important in many work environments.           behaviour
                                             • The importance of debriefing following
                                               challenging situations

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                                   Let’s Get Real: 1, 7

                                                Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
                                                An Overview of Skills
                                                Date: Thursday 2 September 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                                Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is          • Introduction to the DBT model and           Sarah Drummond LLB/MA (First Class
a treatment based on an overarching               how this might influence your view of       Honours), Dip.Clin.Psych
concept of emotion dysregulation as the           your clients.                               Sarah has 17 years’ experience,
underlying reason for a client’s struggles in   • Distress tolerance and emotion              predominantly in DHB settings. She is
life. It has a cognitive behavioural therapy      regulation skills                           currently a Clinical Educator for the
basis but with the incorporation of             • Consider how you use validation with        Clinical Psychology Programme at
principles of dialectics and mindfulness.         your clients                                Canterbury University.
It has been effective in treating a wide        • Mindfulness as discussed in DBT             View full profile on page 30.
range of disorders across a range of            • Learn key skills to try with clients
population and age groups. The aim of
this workshop is to introduce DBT and its
key components with an emphasis on the
skills that DBT teaches.

Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                               Let’s Get Real: 1, 4, 6, 7

                                                Safer Home Visiting in Community Work
                                                Date: Wednesday 8 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                                Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             Overview and Learning Intentions              Facilitator
This is an essential workshop for those         • Discuss risks and hazards with others       Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
who provide health and community                  who do similar work                         PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
services in people’s home environments,         • Identify potential threats to your          Chris is a registered nurse by profession
where safety for all involved is paramount.       own safety                                  and has over 25 years’ experience in the
Travelling around the community and             • Explore risk assessment and                 health and disability sector.
working in private homes presents                 management using a risk matrix              View full profile on page 28.
potential risks to staff and clients. This      • Learn specific actions that decrease risk
workshop will develop your confidence             and increase confidence in dealing with
and skills to decrease risk and manage            challenging situations
difficult situations.                           • Explore professional boundaries
                                                • Review and develop a personal
                                                  safety plan

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                          Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 7

                                             Trauma Informed Care: Providing Support to
                                             Children and Adolescents
                                             Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                             Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          • Develop skills and knowledge to work        Facilitator
Discover current research on trauma,           with young people with a trauma             Katie Hoek MA (Psychology), PgDip
including Complex Trauma, and how              background                                  (Child and Family Psychology)

this affects development for children and    • Trauma research – theory and models         Katie is a Child and Family Psychologist

adolescents. Learn about trauma and the      • Complex versus Single Event Trauma          with over eight years experience in

relationship to Attachment Theory. This      • Risks and resiliency                        working with children, young people, and

workshop aims to develop practical           • Relational models of working with           their families in the areas of mental health,

skills and resources for trauma work and       trauma                                      neurodevelopmental disorders, learning

how mental health professionals can          • Learn to apply Trauma Informed Care         needs, and childhood trauma.
support clients.                               principles                                  View full profile on page 29.
                                             • Understand the need for reflective
Overview and Learning Intentions               practice and professional self-care
• Understand trauma and the possible
  impacts on development

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                          Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5

                                             Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour:
                                             Screening and Management
                                             Date: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                             Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          Overview and Learning Intentions              • Practice carrying out a suicide screening
Develop your confidence in how to            • Brief overview of definitions                 session and skills taught via role play
manage persons with suicidal ideation        • Discuss recent New Zealand data               and demonstrations
and self-harm behaviours. This highly        • Models for understanding risk
interactive and practical workshop is        • Screening questions                         Facilitator
designed for those new to this area or       • Tools for screening and communicating       Mel Johns MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert.
professionals wanting a refresher.             with others about a person’s suicide risk   Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW
Discover the latest New Zealand statistics   • Develop confidence in how to manage         Mel has over 20 years’ experience working
of suicide and self-harm rates. Explore        persons with suicidal ideation and          in the mental health and addictions sector.
models for understanding risk and              self-harm behaviours                        He has a comprehensive knowledge
protective factors and recommendations       • Acute and ongoing management                of assessment processes, therapeutic
for management plans.                          of people with suicidal ideation and        interventions and risk-management.
                                               self-harm                                   View full profile on page 29.

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                           Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5

                                               Personality Disorders: The Impact on
                                               Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviour
                                               Date: Thursday 16 September 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                               Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            Overview and Learning Intentions             • Effective and safe strategies and
The word ‘personality’ refers to the pattern   • Personality development and how one          responses for support
of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that         may develop personality issues or
makes each of us the individuals that            challenges                                 Facilitator
we are. How we think, feel, and behave         • The complex aspects of various             Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
depends on the situations we are in, the         Personality Disorders                      PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
people with us and many other factors.         • Overview of the diagnostic criteria and    Chris is a registered nurse by profession
This workshop will provide comprehensive         potential causes                           and has over 25 years’ experience in the
information on conditions that affect          • The impacts on individuals and family/     health and disability sector.
personality which are so often                   whānau                                     View full profile on page 28.
misinterpreted and misunderstood.              • Challenging misconceptions and
Note: Borderline Personality Disorder is         discrimination and understanding the
not included in this workshop - see page         impact of these
19 for separate workshop.                      • Recommended treatments strategies

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Five                                                                          Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 7,

                                               Trauma Informed Care: Providing Safe
                                               and Effective Support to Adults
                                               Date: Tuesday 21 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                               Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            Overview and Learning Intentions             Facilitator
Discover current research on trauma and        • Learn about trauma research and theory     Jackie Moore RegSW, BSW, Post Grad
how this affects development for children        and models                                 Dip Mgmt, MBA
and adolescents. Learn about trauma            • Complex versus Single Event                Jackie has been an active member of the
andthe relationship to Attachment Theory.      • Understand risks and resiliency            mental health and addiction sector since
Discuss a framework for working with           • Understand trauma and possible             2001.
trauma including the key principles of           impacts on development                     View full profile on page 28.
Trauma Informed Care. Develop practical        • Develop skills and knowledge to work
skills and resources for trauma work             with clients with a trauma background
and how mental health professionals            • Learn to apply Trauma Informed Care
can support clients. We will also discuss        principles
the need for reflective practice and           • Reflective practice and self care
professional self care.

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                               Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 7

                                                Resilience: Develop, Adapt and Sustain
                                                Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                                Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             and sustain our resilience in order to        • Learn potential impacts on wellbeing
Resilience is what gives us the                 preserve our wellbeing in demanding             and promote adaptive and healthy
psychological strength to respond and           times.                                          responses to these
adapt to stress, daily challenges and                                                         • Apply clear and concise frameworks to
more significant life events in a healthy       Overview and Learning Intentions                realistic case study scenarios
and positive way. Resilience needs to be        • What constitutes resilience, clarity,       • Practice new skills in a safe environment
maintained and sustained so that we can           psychological strength and efficiency
draw upon it, replenish it and never fully      • Recognising the signs and symptoms of       Facilitator
exhaust it. This workshop acknowledges            unhelpful responses                         Mel Johns MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert.
the realities of the systemic pressures         • Key elements and specific approaches        Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW
experienced in modern life and explores           involved in developing, adapting and        Mel has over 20 years’ experience working
the required skills and approaches to             sustaining resilience                       in the mental health and addictions sector.
minimise their negative impact. It will         • Explore ways to adapt, rebound and          View full profile on page 29.
explore how we develop, maintain, adapt           move forward even stronger

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                                 Let’s Get Real: 1, 3,

                                                Children’s Anxiety: What Adults Need to
                                                Know and Strategies for Management
                                                Date: Thursday 23 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                                Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                                Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                                Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                             • Why do some ‘suffer’ from anxiety and       Facilitator
With a focus on the significant adults in         others do not?                              Catherine Gallagher MA(Hons): Dip.
children’s lives, this workshop aims to         • Understand why adults are so vital in       Clin.Psyc.MNZCCP
provide a basic understanding of anxiety          helping children manage anxiety             Catherine is a Registered Clinical
and how it particularly relates to children.    • What adults can do to help                  Psychologist and has worked with children
Participants will learn how to support          • Build confidence around ‘what to do         and their families over the last 18 years.
parents/workers with anxious children to          when’                                       View full profile on page 28.
feel confident and competent to manage          • Strategies that children can use directly
anxious behaviours in a way that promotes       • See great gains in children’s confidence
the child’s bravery and wellbeing.                through taking charge of anxiety and not
                                                  being afraid of fear
Overview and Learning Intentions                • Opportunities for discussion around
• Making sense of anxiety and how it              specific situations
  relates to children (and possibly yourself)

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                         Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

                                            Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing
                                            Understanding and Providing Proactive
                                            Interventions
                                            Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                            Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         Overview and Learning Intentions               Facilitator
Develop your understanding of people        • Learn the common characteristics             Dr Olive Webb ONZM, FNZPsS, PhD,
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),          in ASD; sensory processing issues,           DipClinPsych, DipHSM(dist)
so that you can better respond to,            difficulties with communication, social      Olive has over 40 years experience working
and support them. Learn the common            relationships and problem-solving            as a clinical psychologist in the area of
characteristics in ASD and the challenges   • Learn about the idiosyncratic ways that      Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum
that these often present, particularly        people with ASD think                        Disorder and related areas. Olive was made
anxiety. What have become known             • Understand the different challenges that     an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in 2008
as ‘autistic meltdowns’ occur when            anxiety presents for those with ASD          for Services to Intellectual Disability.
the person’s anxiety peaks to a level       • Explore different triggers which cause       View full profile on page 30.
that is higher than they can manage.          escalation of ‘autistic meltdowns’
In this workshop you will learn how to      • Gain knowledge and tools to better
identify triggers and provide proactive       understand and minimise distress
interventions.                              • Framework for proactive interventions

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                         Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

                                            Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions
                                            and Preserving Relationships
                                            Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                            Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         Overview and Learning Intentions                 effectively during conflict
Those who understand conflict and their     • The inevitability of conflict and why you    • Caring for your emotional bank account
own reactions to it can manage difficult      should be prepared, not surprised              so you can show resilience when conflict
encounters with diplomacy, credibility      • Biological responses to conflict               comes knocking at your door
and professionalism. Rather than fearing    • Responding to different behavioural
conflict, you can become proficient           responses to conflict appropriately          Facilitator
at handling it with confidence and          • Reactive versus proactive; how to be         Marina Shearer BSc. Psychology, Dip.
competence. Understand the impact on          more planned in your responses               Coach
the brain when you engage in conflict,      • The introvert/extrovert division - impacts   Marina has over 25 years experience in
and learn how to preserve relationships       of conflict on each behavioural style        providing training and has a passion for
in a way that shows respect for yourself    • Understand when to get involved and          creating better outcomes for individuals
and others.                                   when to walk away                            and organisations.
                                            • Learn practical skills for how to sustain    View full profile on page 29.
                                              relationships and relate to others

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

                                               Cultural Safety and Diversity: Taking Your
                                               Practice to a New Level
                                               Date: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                               Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            Overview and Learning Intentions                 Facilitator
Each of us have values and beliefs that        • Explore your own personal identity,            Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
are unique and important to us. Clients          culture, and worldview                         PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
also have unique values and beliefs which      • Understand how values, beliefs,                Chris is a registered nurse by profession
may differ or potentially clash from our         attitudes, and assumptions impact on           and has over 25 years’ experience in the
own. This workshop will guide you to             your role                                      health and disability sector.
provide support and care that meets the        • Identify and discuss the challenges            View full profile on page 28.
client’s needs in a way that maintains their     when worldviews clash
personal, social, and cultural identity and    • Understand cultural awareness and
dignity, as well as your own.                    sensitivity in relation to supporting others
Please note: This workshop will not teach      • How you can provide culturally safe
you about other cultures, it will help you       support/care for others
to explore your own cultural worldview in
relation to others.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

                                               Enhancing Skills to Ensure Safe and
                                               Supportive Client Focused Relationships
                                               Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                               Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            Overview and Learning Intentions                 Facilitator
Our lives rely on sound interpersonal skills   • Explore self (values and beliefs) in           Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
both personally and professionally. This         relation to impact on others in order          PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
workshop aims to give you those skills to        to develop and maintain supportive             Chris is a registered nurse by profession
engage in safe and effective relationships       relationships                                  and has over 25 years’ experience in the
with clients in supportive focused             • Assertiveness – how to say no safely           health and disability sector.
situations while maintaining your own          • Examine and understand safe                    View full profile on page 28.
safety and boundaries.                           boundaries within both the extent and
                                                 limitations of your role
                                               • Demonstrate use of a range of
                                                 interpersonal skills that can be used in
                                                 developing and maintaining supportive
                                                 relationships

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                                Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4

                                            Working with People Who Hoard
                                            Date: Thursday 14 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                            Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         Overview and Learning Intentions               • When to seek an interagency approach
Hoarding is recognised as a distinct        • Develop your understanding of the              and what services are available
mental health difficulty, with specific       disorder, based on the model of hoarding
issues affecting access to services and     • Prevalence of hoarding in Canterbury         Facilitators
psychological intervention. Hoarding          and how this relates to international data   Dr Janet Spittlehouse BSc(Psych), PhD
can have a huge impact on a person’s        • Assessment and ways of identifying           Janet has 17 years of research experience
ability to function independently and can     impairment and severity using an             and her PhD included the only hoarding
carry a high level of risk for themselves     interview tool and questionnaires            prevelence study to date in New Zealand.
and others. In this workshop, attendees     • Intervention – the issues that can be        Juliet Macleod BA, MEd
will develop an understanding of what         addressed with respect to what people        Juliet has worked as a cognitive
compulsive hoarding is, best practice,       acquire, the meaning they give possessions    behavioural therapist for most of her 33
evidence-based cognitive behavioural         and why it is difficult to discard            years of clinical practice.
intervention strategies and ways to         • Do’s and Don’ts of working with people
                                                                                           View full profiles on page 28
support people who compulsively hoard.        who hoard

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                        Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

                                            Navigating the Mental Health Sector:
                                            Specialist Services and NGOs
                                            Date: Thursday 21 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                            Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         Overview and Learning Intentions               • How to connect with each agency -
Gain an insight into the inner workings     • Understanding what and where the               access, processes and procedures
of the Mental Health system and how to        system and sector have been influenced       • How a combination of service provisions
access services. Explore the Canterbury     • Overview of Primary Health initiative ‘Te      can provide the people you support to
District Health Board (CDHB) Specialist       Tumu Waiora’                                   live well in the community
Mental Health Service, non- government      • Overview of CDHB Specialist Mental
organisations (NGOs), and other               Health Services                              Facilitator
community and voluntary agencies that       • Overview of NGOs, specifically               Jackie Moore RegSW, BSW, Post Grad
can support people in the community. In       contracted by the CDHB to provide            Dip Mgmt, MBA
a vibrant and ever changing sector, this      community based alternatives for people      Jackie has been an active member of
workshop is an essential tool in the          living with mental health                    the mental health and addiction sector
orientation of those who are new to the     • Overview of community and voluntary          since 2001.
sector, from outside the sector, or those     based services that could support            View full profile on page 28.
wanting a refresher.                          people living with mental health issues

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Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                             Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5

                                              Borderline Personality Disorder: Enhancing
                                              Understanding and Providing Support
                                              Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021, 9.00am - 2.00pm
                                              Cost: $169 per person | $159 early bird | $149 subsidised
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                           • Overview the diagnostic criteria and         Facilitator
The diagnosis of Borderline Personality         potential causes                             Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
Disorder (BPD) is often misinterpreted        • Understand the role of trauma and other      PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
and misunderstood. Gain a broad                 adverse life events in relation to BPD       Chris is a registered nurse by profession
understanding of what is considered a         • Describe the impacts on individuals and      and has over 25 years’ experience in the
BPD, recognise the impact, and discover         family/whānau                                health and disability sector.
why those diagnosed present differently.      • Challenging misconceptions and               View full profile on page 28.
Learn strategies for how to support each        discrimination and understanding the
individual effectively and safely.              impact of these
                                              • Identify recommended treatments
Overview and Learning Intentions                strategies
• Describe the complex aspects of a           • Identify effective and safe strategies and
  Borderline Personality Disorder               responses for support

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                          Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

                                              The Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare
                                              Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                              Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                              Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                              Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                           Overview and Learning Intentions               Facilitator
The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi   • Develop a balanced overview and              Lee Tuki PGDipPH
is a founding document of Aotearoa.             understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi        Lee has worked as a Māori health
This workshop encourages participants         • Explore the meaning of te Tiriti and         promoter and in an advisory role on how
with little or no previous knowledge            identify some of the common and less         to engage with Māori and contributed to
to explore the reality of the Treaty, the       common myths and facts                       strategic directions both nationally and
issues it presents for healthcare and its     • Understand some of the key issues in         regionally. She is currently Team Leader in
implications for practitioners and services     healthcare presented by te Tiriti            the Public Health Unit and President of the
in the broader healthcare setting.            • Process the implications of te Tiriti in     Public Health Association of New Zealand.
                                                your own healthcare context                  View full profile on page 29.
                                              • Articulate how you are/will apply te
                                                Tiriti in your own healthcare context

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Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                                 Let’s Get Real: 1, 5, 7

                                               Alcohol and Other Drugs: Screening and
                                               Brief Intervention for Mild Alcohol Problems
                                               Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm
                                               Cost: $229 per person | $219 early bird | $209 subsidised
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            This will include information on using         • Practice utilising core skills for providing
The first part of this workshop will provide   core motivational interviewing skills            brief assessment and intervention
participants with an overview of different     as a key component of providing brief
types of substances of misuse, their           interventions.                                 Facilitator
effect and how to assess for intoxication                                                     Mel Johns MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert.
and withdrawal. There will be a brief          Overview and Learning Intentions               Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW
introduction into options of screening         • Introduction to substances, classification   Mel has over 20 years’ experience working
tools to use for young people and adults.        of substances and their effects              in the mental health and addictions sector.
                                               • Practice utilising screening tools and       View full profile on page 29.
The second part will be a skills-based           how to refer on if needed
workshop focusing on providing brief           • What is the criteria for Substance Use
intervention for mild alcohol problems           Disorders, and what to look out for
which can be used in any work setting.         • Gain an understanding of substance
                                                 misuse and associated complications

Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                                 Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4

                                               Motivational Interviewing: Evoking
                                               and Planning for Change
                                               Date: Thursday 4 November 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                               Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird | $109 subsidised
                                               Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                               Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                            Overview and Learning Intentions               Facilitator
This interactive workshop will provide         • Moving from focusing to evoking              Dr Sharon Bennett RN, RM, BHSc, Dip
participants the opportunity to further        • Learning and practicing evoking              Bus(HRM), BSc(Hons), PGDipHealSc
develop their Motivational Interviewing          change talk                                  Sharon has a background in health
(MI) skill set, with a focus on enhancing      • How to deal with sustain talk and            (nursing and midwifery), with over 20 years’
evoking and change talk. Participants            discord                                      experience in education and training. Her
will learn skills to help them become          • Discuss how MI can be integrated into        passion lies in supporting personal and
more focused in their interactions               everyday practice                            professional development of others.
and apply MI to their practice while
developing their MI skills.                                                                   View full profile on page 30.

*This workshop is designed for those
who have previously done MHERC’s
“Motivational Interviewing: An Introduction”
workshop or equivalent.

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Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                   Let’s Get Real: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

                                             Responding to Behaviours that Challenge:
                                             Considering Health and Human
                                             Developmental Impacts
                                             Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm
                                             Cost: $229 per person | $219 early bird | $209 subsidised
                                             Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                             Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          Overview and Learning Intentions              • Navigating the maze of service delivery
This practice-based workshop will            • Identify and understand challenging
provide essential skills for those working     behaviour in a health or social service     Facilitator
in a health or social service setting that     context                                     Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
supports people who may present              • Impact of negative attitudes and            PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
behaviours that challenge. Interactive         misunderstandings                           Chris is a registered nurse by profession
tasks will help participants to explore      • The interrelationship of bio-psychosocial   and has over 25 years’ experience in the
issues and apply their learning to case-       factors and behaviours of concern           health and disability sector.
based scenarios to enhance client and        • Functional behaviour assessment using       View full profile on page 28.
staff safety. Participants are encouraged      the ABC framework
to bring real life situations to discuss,    • Effective and safe responding to            Attend in-person
which will be treated with the utmost          behaviours that challenge
confidentiality.                             • Developing and monitoring safe
                                               management plans

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                      Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

                                             The Mental Health Intervention Web:
                                             Responding to Complex Issues
                                             Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                             Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                             Venue: MHERC, 116 Marshland Road, Shirlwey, Christchurch
                                             Attend in-person. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                          which raises many important service           Facilitator
The Intervention Web presents an             delivery issues for many who access           Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist),
engaging exploration into the world of an    mental health care.                           PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
individual who is experiencing complex                                                     Chris is a registered nurse by profession
impacts on their mental health and           Overview and Learning Intentions              and has over 25 years’ experience in the
wellbeing. In this interactive workshop,     • Examine the relationship between the        health and disability sector.
you will have the opportunity to take on       individual and the environment in           View full profile on page 28.
the role of a staff member supporting an       context
individual to plan an effective response.    • Identify new skills for coping to teach     Attend in-person
Faced with a series of options you will        the individual
need to decide what actions to take. Each    • Identify safe reactive and proactive ways
decision leads to a new situation and a        to respond to complex situatons
further set of options. The Web is an        • Explore team roles and functions and
enjoyable and stimulating experience           appropriate referrals

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Workshop Type: Intermediate | Level: Six                                                                                 Let’s Get Real: 1,7

                                                                                                                                  NEW
                                            Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Applying
                                            Informed Skills
                                            Date: Thursday 11 November 2021, 9.00am - 12.00pm
                                            Cost: $99 per person | $89 early bird | $79 subsidised
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         Overview and Learning Intentions              • Effectively evaluate problem behaviours
This workshop will focus on individual      • Reminder of key aspects of DBT                and generate solutions with clients
sessions and incorporating Dialectical        therapy
Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills as well as   • Distress tolerance and emotion              Facilitator
other DBT strategies into practice. It        regulation skills in individual sessions    Sarah Drummond LLB/MA (First Class
aims to enhance participant’s knowledge     • Assessing problem behaviours and            Honours), Dip.Clin.Psych
of applying DBT skills into their daily       generating solutions                        Sarah has 17 years’ experience,
practice with clients, particularly in      • Sytlistic strategies                        predominantly in DHB settings. She is
individual sessions.                        • Gain confidence in working with clients     currently a Clinical Educator for the
                                              and managing difficulties with regulating   Clinical Psychology Programme at
*This workshop is designed for those who      emotions                                    Canterbury University.
have previously done MHERC’s “Dialectical   • Identify several key skills the clinician   View full profile on page 30.
Behaviour Therapy: An Overview of Skills”     may be able to try with clients
(page 12) or equivalent.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Level: Four                                                                    Let’s Get Real: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

                                            Methamphetamine and Synthetic Drugs:
                                            What You Need to Know
                                            Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
                                            Cost: $129 per person | $119 early bird
                                            Venue: Christchurch venue to be confirmed
                                            Attend in-person or online via Zoom. Register at mherc.org.nz

Aim                                         • How these substances have come to           Facilitator
Gain essential skills for providing           be used so frequently in today’s society    Michael Donaldson RN, BN, P.G. Dip
support and care when you encounter         • The different drugs currently available     Nursing (MH)
users of methamphetamines and               • Understand common, acute and                Michael has worked in the area of AOD
new psychoactive substances. This             long-term effects.                          since 1995. He has since completed
workshop will support your knowledge        • Common signs and symptoms of use            a graduate diploma in mental health
and understanding to recognise use and      • Symptoms of withdrawal and how best         nursing and currently works for the
develop strategies to minimise harm.          to manage it                                Christchurch Opioid Substitution
                                            • Learn screening tools                       Treatment Programme.
Overview and Learning Intentions            • Strategies for harm minimisation and        View full profile on page 29.
• Background of methamphetamine and           ways to engage people safely
  synthetic drugs - what are they and       • How to offer support and what services
  where do they come from?                    are available

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