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Supported Assessments 101, online workshop

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Supported Assessments 101 is a senior clinician’s take on how to prepare. It will include tips and insights in preparing and providing Supported Assessments for ACC Sensitive Claims.

This interactive webinar workshop is offered by Diane Clare who is an experienced clinical psychologist who has been an ACC provider since the 1990s and who has been providing Supported Assessments for the past few years since the start of the Sensitive Claims service. Diane will discuss what works and what can hinder you in your practice for delivering these assessments. She will also address your questions and comments.

Topics covered: 

1. What/why/who: What is an ACC Supported Assessment, why are they needed, and who delivers them?

2. ABCD: Preparing and things to check before you begin: Approvals, Booking in, Core information, documents you will need.

3. The 4Rs in Mapping the journey – rapport, roles, risks, requirements.

4. The 3 Fs to the Finish line:  Follow up session, formulation and feedback.

5. Handling hiccups e.g. delay of medical notes, remote working, accuracy checking.

6. Conclusions and issues arising.

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Who should attend

This 5 hour online workshop is to assist those quite new to completing Supported Assessments, as well as being a refresher for those more experienced senior clinicians.

It is suitable for ACC Approved assessors and those seeking approval from ACC to become assessors.

This workshop cannot guarantee ACC approval of you to become an assessor, but it does offer guidance in how to tackle the task once you are an approved assessor.

(Please note: this is not ACC endorsed training – it is a senior clinician’s take.)

About Diane Clare

Kapiti based Diane Clare is a registered clinical psychologist who trained at the University of Canterbury. Diane has worked in mental health and counselling services in leadership and Director level roles in primary care, adult mental health, forensic, intellectual disability and tertiary student services.

In 2005 she developed the Alternatives to Self Harm (ASH) programme and has presented her work internationally. An engaging presenter, Diane’s workshops have an emphasis on providing practical solutions in a wide range of applications.


September 17
9:30 am - 4:00 pm




027 607 3000