Supporting Safe Practice – Preventing Professional Dangerousness

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

Date and Venue

27 August 2020, 9.00am—4.00pm (Morning tea and lunch provided)

Venue: The McFaddens Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch


$140 for SSPA members per workshop

$160 for non SSPA members per workshop

(including GST)

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Event Properties

Event Date 27-08-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 27-08-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-07-2020 10:00 am
Capacity 30
Cut off date 25-08-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price $140.00

Past events

Events Archive

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Event Date 13-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price TBA

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