Director/Owner of Little Ninjas Ltd
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Kia ora my name is Anita Johansen.
I currently reside in Napier, NZ with my husband Pete and my proudest achievements - my daughters Tiaamana (19), Maarie (15) & Aaria (9).
When I am not working I love hanging out with my whānau. We try and keep as active as we can and love exploring the outdoors. I also really enjoy gardening.
I hold a BA Arts (Psychology), Masters of Educational Psychology (Honours), Post Graduate Diploma Educational Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health & Addictions).
I am currently working in private practice.
- 1:1 therapeutic work
- Family/whānau therapeutic work
- Comprehensive assessments
- Approved PHO Therapist through Health Care Hawkes Bay.
- Educational assessments for children and youth who are in the Youth Justice system.
- Awhi mai awhi atu - Counselling in Schools - Maraenui Bilingual School
- Professional Development
- Parent evenings
- Online group work
- Member of the Reference Group for the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice
Work History & Experience
I have worked in a number of settings with children, Youth and their whānau in the past such as;
- Based in a High School setting working with children who were at risk of disengaging.
- A tutor in Alternative Education Programme
- Ministry of Education (Severe Behaviour Team) for a number of years.
- Based in a HB Primary School setting in a consultative role providing systems advice as well as behaviour advice and support across four Primary Schools.
- Various mental health & addiction settings with children, youth & their families including a residential facility for youth and Kaupapa Māori services.
- Private contract work for the Ministry of Education in Hawkes Bay and the Bay of Plenty.
- Registered Psychologist at the Child Development Service, HBDHB.
- Supervisor for Intern Psychologist
I have three published pieces of work in the areas of Māori, children, youth and behaviour - Publications - Media releases