Supporting Safe Practice - Preventing Professional Dangerousness, Westport

About the Workshop

This workshop for workers and supervisors provides an in-depth look at the concept of professional dangerousness in relation to child and family work and explores individual and organisation dangerous dynamics that can occur.  It offers strategies to prevent professional dangerousness from an individual and agency perspective. 

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of professional dangerousness
  • Name individual and agency dangerous dynamics
  • Describe the concepts of hostage theory and the professional accommodation syndrome
  • Identify individual and agency strategies to prevent professional dangerousness
  • Apply the concepts of self-awareness, self compassion, and reflexivity


Dr Nicki Weld is currently a national social work advisor for Stand Children Services.  She is also a Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand, which provides training, facilitation, supervision, consultancy and solutions for child protection and social service management and workers.  Nicki is the author of E Ko te Matakahi - Therapeutic Social Work, A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions, The Whole Sphere - Supporting well-being, and recovery from relational trauma, The Three Houses Tool - A handbook for application.  She is the primary creator of the Three Houses tool used internationally.


Thursday 5 March 2020, 9.00am to 3.45pm

Westport Bridge Club, 12A Lyndhurst Street, Westport

Morning tea and lunch provided.

$140 for SSPA members per workshop
$160 for non SSPA members per workshop
(including GST)

Workshop registration cancellation and refund policy:
Registration fees are to be paid prior to the event date.
Our cancellation policy is: cancellations received in writing 5 working days prior to the event will receive a refund of event fees.  If you cancel within 5 days of the workshop you are not eligible to receive a refund. 
If your schedule has changed you are more than welcome to send someone else in your place.  Please advise us of the changes in writing.
SSPA endeavours to provide affordable training and requires minimum numbers for each workshop to proceed.


Event Properties

Event Date 05-03-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-03-2020 3:45 pm
Capacity 30
Cut off date 03-03-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price $140/$160

Past events

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This aims to develop the skills and knowledge of participants to win contracts through tendering.

Margaret Gilbert, Director of Corporate Contracts Management, helps participants to understand the procurement process and how best to respond to tenders by having an effective proposal response.

Wellington, 11 April

Event Date 11-04-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-04-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date 10-04-2018 12:00 pm
Capacity: 10
Individual Price $70 - $90

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

15 February 2018 in Christchurch.

Event Date 15-02-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 15-02-2018 3:45 pm
Cut off date 13-02-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 120
Individual Price 15 - 50