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Training Scholarships


In late 2011 the Dove Trust made a donation to the Incredible Families Charitable Trust specifically funding supervision costs for New Zealand clinicians to complete their overall training in the Watch, Wait and Wonder Intervention. This was a wonderful gift and we set up an application process for those professionals who had completed an Introductory and Advanced Course and one case of ≥ 8 sessions.


Five clinicians were awarded Training Scholarships; one Full [all supervision costs] and 4 Half Scholarships. These clinicians were working in a variety of settings – St John of God Waipuna in Christchurch [an NGO implementing the intervention in the home], Koanga Tupu the Infant Mental Health Team at the Kari Centre, Auckland District Health Board [DHB]; Maternal Mental Health at Te Ngako Community Mental Health, Rotorua, Lakes DHB; the Regional Maternal Mental Health Services at Capital and Coast DHB; and Child and Adolescent MHS [CAMHS], Greymouth, West Coast DHB. This was an excellent spread across services and across New Zealand.


Donations from the Dove Trust [2013] and the Eleazar Family Support Trust [2014]  have supported another 9 Scholarships. Successful applicants are working at Koanga Tupu, MidCentral DHB, Regional Maternal MHS and CAMHS at Capital and Coast DHB, Mothers and Babies Service, Canterbury DHB, St John of God Waipuna, Private Practice in Auckland and the Infant Service at CAMHS West Coast DHB.


We will provide documentation to support clinicians and organisations with applications for funding. For support with this, contact us here. 


The Dove Trust has additionally funded group supervision for clinicians who have successfully completed their training and are in their first year of independent practice.