Regional Workshops

We are committed to supporting members to grow and develop through continuing professional development (CPD), and want to make training opportunities accessible.   Check out our 2018 workshops. Of note, we have international addictions and mindfulness guru Valerie Mason Johns providing training in November in Auckland.

Go to the events calendar to register for any of the following workshops

Mindfulness - Valerie Mason Johns (2 day) 50 CPD points

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The international mindfulness addiction expert Valerie Mason John will be facilitating a two-day workshop for dapaanz in November. Valerie Mason-John, co-author of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, explores how our stinking thinking can be our biggest addiction and how loving kindness can save lives. Valerie has her own powerful story of recovery. 


"Valerie Mason-John is a human in deep recovery, Buddhist teacher, writer, performance artist.... the lasting impression is that of striking presence, a genuine person with joyful wisdom extracted from profound suffering". Gabor Mate

"Valerie Mason-John clearly understands how to handle anger skillfully, in ways that support the healing of the heart. Because she understands it from her own experience, Valerie is well-positioned to help others work with it. If you suffer from anger and don't know what do about it - this is a book for you". Sharon Salzberg , author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

When - 20-21 November 2018

Where - Te Atatu, Auckland - Higher Ground

CPD - 50 dapaanz CPD poiints 

Cost - members $440, non-members $580


Other workshops we can offer

If you can get 15 people together we can provide workshops on:

  • ethics and boundaries, trauma/PTSD, working with sexual abuse, mindfulness,  group work, transactional analysis for addiction practitioners, working with Māori, working with Asian, co-exiting problems (CEP), or other topics if you have a specific need in your area. 

The cost for one-day skills-based workshop is $230 pp for members and $290pp  for non-members and $440 pp for members for a two-day workshop and $580 pp for non-members.  Dapaanz one-day workshops are worth 30 CPD points per day with no upper limts and two-day workshops are worth 50 points with no upper limits (for non-dapaanz workshops check out the CPD to find out how many points you can earn). Non-dapaanz workshops  are  worth10 points for half a day up to a maximum of 30 points (non-dapaanz means not specifically provided by dapaanz).

Please contact if you would like to book a workshop or discuss options.