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Individual Counselling
> Addictions (including affected family and others); Alcohol, Drug use, Problem gambling, Smoking cessation, Internet and video games, Internet pornography, Shopping addiction.
> Trauma.
> Couples and relationship issues.
> Anger & violence issues.
> Assertiveness & self esteem issues.
> Psychological interventions & CBT
by a registered psychologist.
ACC Supervision
Problem Gambling Help and Counselling Auckland, New Zealand. ABACUS Counselling Training and Supervision Ltd provides private, confidential counselling for people with problem gambling issues.
> Professional & Clinical Supervision for individuals and groups.
> Contracted Supervision for local and national organisations through our national network of Professional & Clinical Supervisors.
ACC Supervision
> Applied Research.
> Evaluation.
ACC Supervision
Gambling Awareness Harm Minimisation Training
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ACC Supervision
ACC Supervision
ABACUS Counselling, Training and Supervision Earthquake Commission Supervision Programme
EQC Supervision
EQC Supervision
ABACUS Counselling, Training and Supervision Healthcare Rehabilitation Ltd Supervision Programme
ACC Supervision
Link to NZQA Report of External Evaluation and Review
NZQA Audit
ABACUS Services Menu Workforce Development including: Integrated Training, Smoking Cessation, Problem Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs, Mental Health. Co-existing Problems - CEP - Training for Health and Social Services plus DHBs in Mental Health & Addictions; Problem Gambling, Alcohol and other Drugs, Smoking Cessation) Suicide Prevention Workshops. Youth and adult. Class 3 and 4 Problem Gambling Harm Minimisation. Training for all Gaming Industry workers. Methamphetamine and Illegal Drugs. Brief Interventions, treatment and education (training). Alcohol and other Drug awareness workshops. Alcohol Problems. Brief Interventions, treatment and education (training). Alcohol and other Drug awareness workshops. Midwives training in Alcohol & Drugs. Brief Interventions and Motivational Approaches (attracts council points). Professional and Clinical Supervision training. Introductory level one and two. Motivational Interviewing. Brief and Advanced training. Assertiveness and Self Esteem. Courses for adults. Cognitive Therapies - CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Solution Focused and others. Communication and De-Escalation Skills.

Motivational Strategies and Tools for managers and frontline staff to improve relationships, communication and efficiency. read more

Communication and De-escalation skills workshops to promote confidence and safety for frontline staff in face-to-face and telephone contacts with customers and the public. read more

Alcohol and Drug awareness seminars for minimising harm and to promote workplace safety to key staff and teams. read more

Professional Supervision for organisational staff dealing with complex clients and situations, delivered through our national team of experienced supervisors. This process also provides protection under the Health & Safety in Employment Act by providing early warning of stress and burnout issues. read more

ABACUS Self Help Tests
Computer Gaming Test
This test will assist you to understand if playing computer games, online internet gaming, or other electronic games on smart phones or tablets is starting to cause you problems and even harm. This test will apply whether or not you are playing the game on your own, or playing against other players, or playing with others in a team...take the test
Internet Sexual Behaviour Evaluation Test (ISBET)
If you answer yes to two or more ISBET questions you may be developing problems around your use of Internet pornography...take the test
Concerned Others Gambling Screen(COGS) Mk 2 version
Sometimes someone else’s gambling can affect the health and well-being of others who may be concerned. The gambling behaviour is often hidden and unexpected, while its effects can be confusing, stressful and long-lasting. To help us identify if this is affecting your own well-being could you answer the questions below to the best of your ability...take the test
ABACUS Latest Articles
Te Whare o Tiki
Co-existing problems knowledge and skills framework. This framework has been adapted by Dr Fraser Todd and the joint mental health and addiction workforce development centres based on the work of Dr Tom Flewett and the Co-existing Disorders Team of Capital and Coast DHB, Community Alcohol and Drug Service.
Trauma Counselling and Supervision
Responses to Trauma: In the event of any natural disaster or in fact, any happening outside the scope of our normal experience and coping abilities, it is natural to feel stressed, anxious and on edge, and have difficulty focusing and managing usual, everyday activities. In stressful times, especially when we don’t know what is going to happen next, and we also feel concerned for others in our care, our usual coping mechanisms become stretched.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): a therapy for all seasons
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is perhaps the most researched therapeutic approach over the last half Century...
Anxiety and Coexisting Addiction: a Common Alliance
Anxiety is a very common emotion. It can arise when we suddenly remember something we should have done but forgotten to do, and it’s due now! It can also occur as part of a very primitive survival process...
Alcohol Use Problems
An overview: Alcohol is of course a legal but controlled drug, similar to the situation with tobacco. Ironically, the misuse of this legal drug (as does the use of tobacco) has costs for individuals and society that far outreach the cost of illegal drugs. The World Health Organisation identifies alcohol (through intoxication, its toxicity, and alcohol dependence), as the third highest risk factor for disease throughout the world. In New Zealand, alcohol harm costs are estimated at between $1-4 billion each year.
Methamphetamine and Other Illegal Drugs: an Overview
Prevalence of use in New Zealand: Although most damage from drug use comes from the legal drugs alcohol and tobacco, it is often illegal drugs that capture the concern and fear of communities. Illegal drugs include methamphetamine in its pure form (“P” if New Zealand made; ‘ice’ or ‘crystal meth’ if imported), heroin and ‘homebake’ (New Zealand made opiate), GHB (“Fantasy”; induces memory loss), cocaine, and lesser strength amphetamine-like drugs such as MDMA (“Ecstasy”, which also is a hallucinogen), non-prescribed Ritalin and some party drugs (BZP) which were made illegal in April, 2008.
Tobacco Smoking Fact sheet
Although tobacco smoking is decreasing in New Zealand, 18% of adults smoke...
ABACUS Resources
ABACUS Counselling, Training & Supervision Ltd – Course Information for Learners
You are encouraged to read the following information to become acquainted with important details associated with taking an ABACUS training course.
Ministry of Health
Problem Gambling Training Modules for Treatment Intervention
Co-existing problem (CEP) service checklist
The CEP service checklist is a brief tool for mental health and addiction (AOD/problem gambling) services to use for self-assessment, reflection and planning to develop service level CEP responsiveness and capability...
On Campus and Distance Learning Options available for Problem Gambling Practitioners
The objective of this document is to inform problem gambling intervention (treatment) service providers of the current tertiary learning opportunities (on-site and distance learning) in New Zealand for both general addiction qualifications and problem gambling qualifications. In addition, distance learning opportunities for overseas institutions, offering problem gambling courses, are also detailed.
Problem Gambling Research Findings
Feedback to Ministry of Health. Emerging Trends in National & International Literature.
Eight Gambling Screen, Logo and LinkEight Gambling Screen – Early Intervention Gambling Health Test
Most people in New Zealand enjoy gambling, whether it’s Lotto, Track racing, the Pokies or at the casino. Sometimes however it can affect our health...take the test
Eight Screen Validation, Final Report, Cover and LinkEight Screen Validation – Final Report
The Eight Gambling Screen is brief (eight questions), simple to use and interpret, and has been found to be valid and effective in a wide range of situations, including clinical, social, and health promotion settings (early identification of gambling problems).