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Professional Development

An introductory conversation on brain science, neuroplasticity, brain based psychotherpay and MHSW

Mr Alex Zannoni in conversation with Dr Geraldene Mackay discuss the influence of brain science, neuroplasticity and brain based psychotherapy in social work practice. Including specific application within the suite of Focused Psychological Strategies.

SWOT: Small but powerful CBT interventions in direct social work practice

Dr Geraldene Mackay in conversation with Alex Zannoni discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, how to weave intervention into your practice and dispels common myths. CBT skills can give your clients something they can use for the rest of their lives.

SWOT: What's up with my mob?

In this recording, presenter Mel Brown, explores some common terms used in modern Australia, trans-generational trauma and how trauma has impacted Aboriginal people and families

SWOT: Private practice

Part One - This course is presented by the highly experienced AMHSW and private practitioner, Doug Burke. Doug explores the process of setting up and running a private social work practice. Part Two to follow soon.

SWOT: Responding to disclosures of sexual assault

Delivered by a social worker with a wealth of experience in the area, this course will assist you to develop skills and greater knowledge in responding to disclosures of sexual assault. 

Video: How to update your CPD record

If you're having trouble updating your CPD record, watch our step-by-step video.

Finding and thriving in your first job

If you are a new social work graduate looking for work, follow this free SWOT online information series developed by our Victorian Branch.

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Member's notices

2015 member survey

Complete this survey by Friday 4 December. You will be helping us improve our knowledge of our members.

Is your membership status 'pending'?

If the status of your membership is 'pending approval', 'pending approval & payment' or 'pending payment' when you try to login to the Member Centre, your application or renewal process is incomplete. Call us for help on 1800 630 124

Membership certificates online

Access your membership certificate of currency and mental health accredited certificate online.

The AASW Collective Trade Mark

Learn more about our legally protected Collective Trade Mark (CTM) for exclusive use by AASW Accredited Social Workers.

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Social Policy and Advocacy

Why the 'cashless welfare card' trial will leave us none the wiser

This article published by The Conversation examines the 'cashless welfare card' trials legislation which passed the Senate in mid-October with bipartisan support and quotes the AASW's submission.

NDIS legislation review

The AASW has lodged a submission to the Australian Government's review of the NDIS legislation framework and how it operates.

Housing affordability

There has been considerable national discussion about the shortage of affordable housing in Australia and how it is influenced by government. Read our position statement

Mental Health of serving ADF personnel

Among the key recommendations made by the AASW in its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of ADF Serving Personnel is a need for greater engagement with Accredited Mental Health Social Workers and Accredited Social Workers in the provision of ADF mental health services. Read the submission

Violence against women

Social workers understand violence against women as a complex social problem with gender inequality at its core. Read our position statement

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