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Australian Capital Territory

Date Event Location
Mind the Gap: a professional development course for health professionals addressing mental health and psychological distress for people living with advanced chronic and terminal illness in the last year of life
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by Health Care Professionals across a variety of health care settings, to effectively acknowledge and respond to the complex mental health needs and psychological issues of people living with an advanced chronic and terminal illness, and that of their family and caregivers as they approach the last year of life. Health Care Professionals, especially Social Workers, encounter people living with the impacts of advanced chronic and terminal illness or their families and loved ones. Knowing how to screen and assess for psychological distress or mental health issues and then having access to evidence based therapeutic skills and knowledge to respond appropriately and in a timely, patient centered manner can impact positively on the individual's quality of life and that of their loved ones.

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
10th - 11th May 2016 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Build a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background of SFBT by demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools. You will learn how to apply SFBT to a variety of counselling situations.

Canberra
16th May 2016 Rose Garden - May
Seminar

Rose Garden - May
The 2016 Federal Budget - Greg Smith

Greg Smith’s annual budget overview is always both informative and engaging ! Greg is an economist who has been an advisor to Paul Keating, a Deputy Secretary in Treasury and a member of the Henry Tax Review panel. He is currently the chairperson of the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

ACU, Blackfriars Building, Room B8
19/05/2016 Annual Social Work Dinner 2016
Networking Dinner & CPD

Always one of the highlights of our Branch Calendar AASW ACT Social Work Dinner with guest speaker:

Professor Sarah Wendt - Professor of Social Work, Flinders University, S.A

"Understanding Domestic Violence"

Sarah was appointed Professor of Social Work at Flinders University in 2016. She has a PhD from the University of South Australia and has taught in social work for over a decade.

Prior to academia Sarah practiced in the field of domestic violence. She has published on violence against women and social work practice. Her current research projects explore the impact of domestic violence on women's citizenship, service provision for Aboriginal communities experiencing family violence, and engaging men to address domestic violence.

In particular, Sarah has been researching rural women's experiences of domestic violence for over a decade in Australia and more recently how domestic violence work
shapes practitioners living and working in rural communities.

Register online here

National Press Club of Australia
27th May 2016 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic, scientific and holistic seminar reviews evidence based relaxation therapies, for both psychological and physical health. Relaxation therapies are innovative, preventative and focused health strategies. Seminar participants actively practice and teach simple, efficacious relaxation techniques to enhance clients' health and well being.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Canberra
10th Jun 2016 Mental health and wellbeing of young people seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar series is Australia’s premier youth mental health event tackling the social, cultural and economic factors impacting on young people. Featuring leading experts in the field, the seminars provide practically relevant information and strategies that professionals can apply directly in their work supporting young people achieve their potential.

Canberra
16th Jun 2016 Masterclass in Supervision Skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop is for experienced supervisors who want to review their supervision practice and extend their supervision skills. We will draw upon a range of traditions and approaches to facilitate your analysis of supervision issues and to develop strategies.

Canberra
16th Jun 2016 Working Therapeutically with People who have Complex Trauma Histories
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two day interactive professional development training provides the knowledge and practice framework to enable practitioners to establish safe, supportive, therapeutic relationships with people affected by abuse, neglect and/or attachment trauma. Over the two days the research evidence and practice approaches most likely to contribute to your clients long term recovery will be explored, as well as opportunities provided to workshop these practice approaches using real life scenarios.

Canberra
22nd Jul 2016 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workrs and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Canberra
29th Jul 2016 Preparing for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme): Supporting Your Clients Using Life Coaching Techniques
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

You will learn how to support your clients with disability to establish what works and what doesn’t in your client’s current reality, assist them to identify their aspirations, turn aspirations into tangible goals and link their aspirations and goals into their individual plans.

Canberra
17th Aug 2016 Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Develop awareness of the emotional triggers for yourself and others during uncomfortable conversations and reflect on how to bridge the gap between current behaviour and successful outcomes. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in uncomfortable conversations.

Canberra
5th - 6th Sep 2016 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Build a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background of SFBT by demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools. You will learn how to apply SFBT to a variety of counselling situations.

Canberra
9th Sep 2016 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day interactive training provides the information and skills needed by workers in service settings, to assist people seeking help for their often trauma-related daily difficulties.

Canberra
29th - 30th Sep 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion Introduction 2-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is an inspiring workshop. The aim is to learn the powerful practices of mindfulness and self-compassion from inside out: that is by learning to apply mindful self-compassion in our lives, we can better use it in our clinical work for more effective engagement and interventions.

Canberra
29th Sep - 2nd Oct 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 4-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 4 - Day Workshop

Mindful Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives.

Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.
For more information please visit our website:
https://www.mindfulpath.com.au/

Canberra
3rd Oct 2016 - 21st Nov 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week workshop
Endorsed CPD: 8-Week Workshop

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is an inspiring workshop. The aim is to learn the powerful practices of mindfulness and self-compassion from inside out: that is by applying mindful self-compassion in our lives, we can better use it in our clinical work for more effective engagement and interventions

Canberra
27th - 28th Oct 2016 Effective Casework and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Dawy Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of strength-based case management and increase your confidence as a case manager.

Canberra
9th Nov 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day interactive professional development training shares insights and learnings from current research and clinical best practice, and provides participants with new skills to utilise in their work with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Canberra
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers