Projects / Workforce
Professional Development

The AOD Provider Collaborative invests in or supports a range of professional development opportunities for the AOD workforce working in Counties Manukau.

These include one-off training opportunities, a regular Research Symposium, as well as support for other sector initiatives such as AOD Forums and Recovery College. 

We also seek out opportunites to support practitoners explore other professional development options.  For example, we have hosted dapaanz (Addiction Practitioners’ Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand) to enable those interested in addiction practice to discuss key issues with the national professional body.

In recent years, the AOD Provider Collaborative has funded the following one-off professional development opportunities for the addiction workforce which works with the Counties Manukau community:

Training Provider

Certificate of Addiction & Mental Health Supervision (NZQA Level 6)

Abacus Counselling, Training & Supervision Ltd.

Amplifying Strengths in Addiction Services

Nicky Grant, Mind & Body Learning & Development
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Elizabeth Maher, NZ Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training Ltd. 

The Power of Peer Supervision

Aly McNicoll, The NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre

AOD Forums

The AOD Provider Collaborative supports the Counties Manukau AOD Forum, and more recently the Waitemata & Auckland AOD Forum, through promotion of their events for the addiction workforce. 

Recovery College

The AOD Provider Collaborative has established a Recovery College, which is for anyone interested in learning more about recovery, including the addiction and mental health workforces. Find out more about Counties Manukau Recovery College

Working with Families/ Whānau

The Collaborative partnered with the Werry Centre to provide trainings in Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC), including for trainers. The Collaborative also co-hosted two “We Are Family” symposium events to bring together people interested in family inclusive approaches.