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New Zealand

Below you will find summaries of the continuing education requirements for mental health and addiction counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, nurses and psychologists in your state and links to the appropriate regulations.




Addiction Professionals

Continuing Professional Development:  Attend non-dapaanz workshops, seminars, conferences and webinars in person or online relevant to Addiction Competencies. 5 points (1-2 hours) 10 points per half day (3-4 hours) (Max 40 points, but an additional 30 can be gained for the following…)




Mental Health Counselors

Accepted Approvals:

Our ondemand courses may meet the criteria for Formal Clinical CPD online courses that include facilitated online discussions or forums and may also include assessment components.

AllCEUs courses have a post-test which must be passed with at least an 80% to earn a certificate.



Social Workers

Accepted Approvals:

Learning opportunities that allow you to reflect on the SWRB’s ten core competence standards.






Continuing Education

Professional development can include a variety of learning activities such as degree courses, short courses, seminars, conferences, in-service education, professional supervision or online learning and Internet-based courses.




Continuing education courses on attachment theory, attachment trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), attachment styles, abandonment anxiety and more.


Precertification/prelicensure curriculum and ongoing continuing education for addiction counselors, recovery support specialists and other addiction professionals. 

Child Development & Parenting

Online courses on child development adolescent development, parenting skills and special needs of college students.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common mental disorders in the DSM 5 TR and ICD-11

Goal Setting & Motivation

Explore goal setting best practices, types of motivation, ways to enhance motivation, causes for resistance and behavior modification techniques.

Integrative / Holistic & Neuropsychology

Learn about neurotransmitters, the relationship between hormones and mental health, the HPA, HPG and HPT-Axes; the gut brain axis and mental health; the importance of circadian rhythms on mental health, the connection between inflammation and mental illness and more.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Explore mindfulness and meditation practices and benefits for treating mental health issues, cognitive and attentional issues, pain, sleep disorders and more.

Older Adults

Explore unique needs of older adults, signs of dementia, dementia prevention strategies, special needs of caregivers, and communicating with the cognitively impaired.

Professional Development

Ethics, documentation, domestic violence, health and safety and supervision.

Tools and Techniques

Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Person Centered Therapy.  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. EMDR and more…

Trauma, Crisis and Suicide

Explore current best practices for assessment, early intervention and treatment of trauma, crisis and suicidal and nonsuicidal ideation.