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Archive for January, 2012

Welcome to Ken’s blog

Thanks for stopping by. I have been working in the human services for a fair while, particularly in the area of abusive practices such as family violence, sexual offending and addictions work. I started this blog for the simple reason of sharing both my thinking about issues of interest (‘What Ken thinks’) and practical skills […]

From Ken’s desk January 2012

We have finally found a new home, after ten months of looking, being ‘pipped at the post’ by bigger companies with more financial muscle, and not being able to afford the outrageous and long-term leases people are seeking in Christchurch. Well, at least temporarily for the next one to two years. As you will be […]

Our Public Training Calendar

We have been providing professional development to various organisations and individuals since 1985. Locating our work in evidenced based practice has ensured that we are current with our thinking which enables us to deliver quality learning opportunities. Our public training calendar for the year ahead is grouped into three main areas: Motivational Interviewing Skills Family […]

Living Well Art Competition

Late last year I was in Brisbane and visited with Dr Gary Foster, Manager of Spiritus Sexual Assault Services. Gary has long been a strong advocate for men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault. We advertised this great competition in an earlier newsletter to support Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM) that best expressed the […]

Motivational Interviewing Symposium

Beyond an Effect Size: Innovations in Thinking & Practice 7-9 March 2012, Auckland, New Zealand We are having a fantastic response to this event from both within New Zealand and internationally to the symposium. One organisation booked 18 staff within a few days of enrolments opening. The three day programme includes pre-Symposium 1-day Professional Development […]