The NZCCP national office & the NZCCP Bay of Plenty branch invite you to attend a workshop

Unravelling Neurodiversity Insights from Clinical Practice

presented by Marijke Batenburg & Nathan Gaunt 

  • Date: Monday, 25 March
  • Time: 9.30am-4pm
  • Venue: Trinity Wharf Tauranga
  • The NZCCP 35th Annual General Meeting will be convened over lunch, 12.30-2pm


In this five-hour workshop lead presenter Marijke Batenburg Clinical Psychologist and co presenter Nathan Gaunt Psychologist will address a range of questions that have arisen respectively from their private practice that for the last fifteen years has included a focus on neurodivergent adults mainly those who are autistic and live with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) level one mild and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The workshop will explore questions such as what is neurodiversity, what assessments are used to confirm neurodiversity and what interventions support this community. We will cover specific topics including language used to describe this population, anxiety, depression, trauma, working with couples where one or both are on the spectrum, co-occurring conditions of ASC and ADHD, differences between women and men, differential diagnosis, forensics and employment issues. The workshop will be interactive with participation sought from the participants at regular intervals to enhance understanding.

Marijke Batenburg is a clinical psychologist in private practice. In the last 15 years of the 38 years as a practitioner she has developed expertise in the assessment and interventions for high functioning adults on the autism spectrum (Autism Spectrum Condition Level one mild). Marijke has undergone training in this field in New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and the Netherlands. Today she supervises and teaches a number of practitioners in this area. Marijke is particularly interested in supporting practitioners to do robust assessments and network nationally so that they can learn from one another. Together with two other colleagues Dr Roxie Orr and Dr Shelley James, they have developed the national (NZ) Takiwātanga Health Practitioners network which meets six weekly per teleconference.

Nathan Gaunt Nate works as a psychologist in private practice. He has a background working in general and forensic psychology, and has particular interest and experience in assessing and working with people who live with or are affected by Autism Spectrum Condition level one mild.



Registration fees (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided)

  • NZCCP member             $250
  • NZCCP student member $125
  • Non-member                 $350
  • Non-member student     $175 (student id required)


Please pay your registration fee promptly by direct credit into the NZCCP BNZ bank account 02-0865-0271109-05 (please identify your payment clearly with the name of the person attending and "Neurodiversity workshop")