Dianne Lees

Incredible Years | Mentor, Peer coach Parent Programme

Dianne is a clinical psychologist with many years of experience working with children and families. She has a background in secondary school teaching and Playcentre Early Childhood before retraining as a clinical psychologist. Her journey with Incredible Years began in 2001 when she completed her Basic Parent Training. Back then, Dianne had a dream to see all Parent, Child and Teacher Incredible Year programmes available in New Zealand and introduced IY to the Health and Education sectors in New Zealand. 

Her research includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of Incredible Years Parent Programme for solo mothers of children with ADHD, and an RCT evaluation of adding a home visiting intervention to improve outcomes for high risk families attending IYP. Dianne is experienced in delivering Baby, Toddler, Basic, School Age, Advanced and Autism parent programmes. She is a Mentor in the parent programme and Peer Coach in Parent Autism. Dianne continues to deliver group leader training, peer coaching and support for IY facilitators in NZ.