About supervision

Clinical supervision is crucial for practitioners engaged in addiction practice.  Dapaanz advises that supervision is provided a minimum of every four weeks, and more frequently for new or inexperienced practitioners, or if the work is complex. It is important that supervision is provided by a more experienced, or at least an equally experienced practitioner, who has been trained in supervision.  Supervision is about supporting, guiding and providing feedback and reflection to the practitioner. It is not about personal development or therapy for the practitioners.  Aronui  provides guidance on supervision for practitioners, managers and supervisors. It is a requirement for registered practitioners to be under the supervision of a dapaanz accredited supervisor. If you are seeking to become an accredited as a dapaanz supervisor you will need to provide evidence you have undertaken supervision training and have held full registration status for two years prior to applying. If you are not dapaanz registered but are registered with an allied registration body for a minimum of two years, have evidence that you've undertaken supervision training, and have experience in addiction you may also apply. 

looking for a dapaanz accredited supervisor?

There are over 350 dapaanz Accredited Clinical Supervisors throughout the country, to find one click here. 

looking for supervision courses?

Counselling, Training and Supervision Ltd (Abacus)

Kaitiakitanga Post Graduate Diploma in Bicultural Supervision (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)

Supervision skills for health and social professionals (Unitec Institute of Technology)

Introduction to supervision level 7 (Wintec)

Post graduate certificate in supervision level 8 (Wintec)

NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre courses

Any TEC or NZQA approved supervision course (please contact for further information)