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Regional, Rural & Remote Practice Group
Practice Group

The Rural and Remote Practice Group is wanting to hear from you.

Do you practice Social Work in the rural or regional areas of Australia?

Lend your voice to the discussions, share your wisdoms and experience with other Social Workers.

Ongoing The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community
AASW Online

Karen Martin and Leeanne Rule presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing Advancing Practice Through Research Advancing Practice Through Research
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing Disability Care: The way of the future? Disability Care: The way of the future?
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work
Online Resource

This webinar presents an outline of ethical decision with a focus on how social work has contributed to the literature and development of models in this area. Social workers are often in the lead position when issues of ethics emerge in practice, and well placed to identify the competing ethical principles and assist decision making processes by focusing on inclusion and accountability.

Online
Ongoing Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
Online

Theory and Skill into Practice. 80 Social Work Skills for Practice: Translating 'knowing what' into 'knowing how', presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick

​* AASW Member Discount *

Online
14 Jan 2015 Therapeutic Doll Making: Connections to the Self
Endorsed CPD: one day workshop

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of doll making. The workshop is experiential in that practitioners will also make their own therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

* Discount for AASW members *

Belconnen Arts Centre
14 Jan 2015 Graduate Peer Support Group January 2015
Support Group

The Victorian Branch of the AASW is pleased to offer the opportunity for New Graduates to connect and support each other via our Graduate Peer Support Group.

This meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 10am at the AASW Office.

AASW Melbourne Office
18 Jan 2015 Social Work Practice and Nonviolence Deep Ecology and Virtues Project
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This full day workshop explores the application of the Nonviolent Communication Model

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Gerringong, NSW
22 Jan 2015 Therapeutic Doll Making: Connections to the Self
Endorsed CPD: one day workshop

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of doll making. The workshop is experiential in that practitioners will also make their own therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

* Discount for AASW members *

Marrickville
Ongoing Institute of Human Sexuality: Professional development learning modules in female and male sexuality
Endorsed CPD: Online

Self-paced professional development learning modules providing technical and theoretical knowledge in the field of female and male sexuality.

Online
4 Feb 2015 Giving children a voice in mediation and counselling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

An experiential workshop providing techniques for safely interviewing children and providing feedback to their parents regarding family functioning

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
5 Feb 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Perth, WA
9 Feb 2015 Art and Play Therapy for Children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy in ways that allow them to lead the way.

Burwood, NSW
11 Feb 2015 Child focused techniques in clinical practice
Endorsed CPD:1 day workshop

A practical and experiential workshop providing the skills, knowledge and interventions required to re-focus parents/clients on the needs of their children.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
11 Feb 2015 AASW (WA) Advanced Social Work Skills for Social Work Practice
Workshop

Advanced Social Work Skills for Social Work Practice

City West Lotteries House
13 Feb 2015 The Essentials of Narrative Therapy (in plain English)
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This workshop is designed especially for people who have little or no knowledge of Narrative Therapy and for narrative-oriented professionals who want to refresh their understandings and practice. It will be easy to follow and in plain English!

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
14 Feb 2015 From the Frontline
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A unique opportunity for those in the helping professions to connect with first responders (police, paramedics and firefighters) and gain an insight into some of the unique stresses they face.

Doyalson, Central Coast NSW
15 Feb 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Coolangatta, QLD
19 Feb 2015 Treating Bipolar Disorder from a Psychological Perspective
Workshop

Members: $210.00

Non members: $270.00

1st Floor, 87-97 Regent Street, Chippendale
19 Feb 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Brisbane, Qld
20 Feb 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Brisbane, Qld
23 Feb 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Face fears with fun. Learn ways to creatively help children and young people manage anxiety by reviewing relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, considering art and play therapy case studies and practicing suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and respectfully.

Burwood, NSW
23 Feb 2015 Integrating Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy Part One
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Enthusiasm for both mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy and narrative approaches in therapy has emerged in recent times. This workshop integrates the key ideas and practices of mindfulness with Narrative Therapy and will offer many opportunities for trainees to try out various skills in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
23 Feb 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Cairns
24 Feb 2015 Hoarding and Squalor in the Community: a balancing act
Workshop

Presented by Dr Shannon McDermott, this interactive workshop is designed to help professionals work through challenging ethical dilemmas regarding squalor and hoarding.

This area is still poorly understood within the Australian context, and can cause particularly troubling ethical dilemmas. This presentation is applicable to the practice knowledge of the full range of Social Work professionals who work in community, private practice and agency settings.

Education Development Centre
24 Feb 2015 Unlocking Infant and Early Childhood Trauma!
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This is a specialised workshop focusing on unlocking trauma presentations in children in infancy and early years. Trauma in this period has a significant impact on the developing brain and locks itself down in the body and must not be ignored but processed and transformed.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
25 Feb 2015 Western region Evening Networking session
Other

25th February 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

Come and join your colleagues for a drink and the opportunity to make new contacts with social workers in your region.

Wheatsheaf Hotel
25 Feb 2015 Collaborative partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting
Workshop

The AASW School Social Work Practice Group in conjunction with the AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to present:

Collaborative partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting

This workshop is relevant to:

  • Social Workers in child and family practice
  • those working with young people and their environmental issues
  • mental health practitioners who offer clinical services to children and young people
  • child protection workers
  • school social workers

AASW Melbourne Office
26 Feb 2015 Supervision and State of Being: Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly interactive, practical, two-day course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
27 Feb 2015 Foundations for Emotionally Focused Work
Endorsed CPD: 7 day course

This course is designed for practitioners wishing to learn Emotionally Focused work and will provide participants tools for intrapersonal and interpersonal assessment and the protocols for conducting assessment and ongoing sessions. The course is presented through a 2 day intensive workshop and then 5 days once per fortnight.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Annandale, NSW
Ongoing Alcohol and Other Drug: Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This series of six modules is designed to service health staff interested in addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues with their clientele. The modules are based on best practice, and contain the most recent information available.

Online
Ongoing Employment for people with a mental illness: Understanding the Individual Placement and Support model
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

This 2 hour training program is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment within their service.

Online
Ongoing An introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health care
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

The ability of mental health consumers to impact on their wellbeing by using Sensory Approaches is an exciting and innovative area of contemporary practice within mental health services. Evidence shows that the use of sensory approaches supports consumers of mental health services to decrease self-harming behaviour, improve interpersonal skills and improve ability to manage distress. This e-learning program aims to provide staff with an introduction to sensory approaches and their application within mental health services.

Online
28 Feb 2015 Introduction to Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Weekend Workshops -Using art exercises alongside medical models of psychological and behavioural interventions adds another component to learning a non-verbal one. Social workers who can be informed about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology can offer their patients full advantage of simple skill interventions.

Coolangatta, QLD
3 Mar 2015 Supervision Training Course 1
Workshop

Presented by Margaret Morrell, this course is suitable for both new and experienced supervisors who want to learn about models and frameworks of supervision and to extend and improve their supervision skills.

Education Development Centre
4 Mar 2015 Mindful Self Compassion
CPD Endorsed: 5 day workshop

Compassion is the bedrock of emotional healing. We can turn this power towards ourselves. Mindful Self Compassion is a certain way of being aware with kindness when we are having difficult emotions so we can self-nurture and take positive steps in our lives.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Canberra
5 Mar 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Sydney
6 Mar 2015 Introduction to Women's Health
Workshop

An introductory workshop to women's health and social practice

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of contemporary social work theory and practice in women's health in Australia. Active learning will be provided across the following areas:

The social model of health with a focus on gender
Feminist intersectionality approaches to women's health
Theory & practice relating to violence against women
Theory & practice relating to sexual & reproductive health including female genital cutting & unplanned pregnancy
Theory & practice relating to women and mental health

AASW Melbourne Office
6 Mar 2015 Working with Emotions
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop introduces Emotion Focused work to practitioners. There will be an opportunity to consider the elements in Emotion Focused work experientially and theoretically, view demonstration tapes, and have mini-practices of the technical skills.

Annandale, NSW
9 Mar 2015 Certificate in Art and Play Therapy for Children and Young People
Endorsed CPD: Certificate level training

This course takes you on a journey into the creative world of art and play therapies for children and young people aged 2- 25. Over 15 days you will explore and practice a range of art, play, music, drama, symbol and sandplay methods that really make a difference for helping children and their families.

Burwood, NSW
11 Mar 2015 Community Development: Harvesting Community Strengths
Workshop

The AASW Rural Social Work Action Group in conjunction with the AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to present:

Community Development : Harvesting Community Strengths

This workshop is relevant to:

Social Workers who are working with communities impacted by natural disaster, working with disengaged or disenfranchised communities who want to create engaged and active responsibility for change.

The relevant industry sectors/fields of practice that participants could be working in :

  • Rural primary care settings
  • Community Health Settings
  • Local Government & Renewal projects
  • Family Support Services in disenfranchised communities

AASW Melbourne Office
12 Mar 2015 Introduction to Mediation: improving decision making for couples and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Introduction to Mediation is a two day course designed to strengthen communication and negotiation skills and develop the ability to effectively prevent and respond to disputes

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
12 Mar 2015 Understanding Psychoactive Drugs
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is designed for those wanting to gain a basic understanding of what psychoactive drugs are and the various licit and illicit substances used in Australia to-day

Brisbane, Qld
12 Mar 2015 Musicking - Music Methods in Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn neuro scientific evidence for the use of music for therapeutic purposes. Participate in music-based activities such as drumming, singing, choosing songs for psychological impact, and music-based imagery.

Burwood, NSW
12 Mar 2015 AASW (WA) Working with people who have experienced Complex Trauma SARC
Workshop

Working with people who have experienced Complex Trauma

City West Lotteries House
12 Mar 2015 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop will explore proven evidence based therapeutic strategies to improve night time happenings such as insomnia and nightmares and help to make new positive dreams come true!

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Townsville
13 Mar 2015 Shark Cage® Training
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

A practical skills based training for working with vulnerability in young women and re-victimisation in women who are victims of abuse and family violence.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
13 Mar 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Melbourne, Vic
15 Mar 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
16 Mar 2015 An Introduction to Narrative Approaches in Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

Narrative Therapy acknowledges peoples concerns as well as recognises that lives are multi-storied and people do possess certain knowledges and skills that can address their difficulties. This 32 hour course provides a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Narrative Therapy, a way to become more skilful for people who have some familiarity with narrative and an excellent review for more experienced practitioners.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Perth, WA
17 Mar 2015 AASW Vic Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2015 AASW Vic Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2015
AASW Networking Breakfast

World Social Work Day - Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples

As part of our World Social Work Day Celebrations, the Victorian Branch Management Committee invites you to attend a breakfast. The speaker for this event is Colleen Pearce Victoria’s first female Public Advocate.


Kew, Melbourne
19 Mar 2015 Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
Endorsed CPD: Vocational Graduate Diploma

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a specialised field of mediation for building positive, practical and sustainable outcomes for families, especially where children are involved.

* Discount to AASW members *

Moorabbin, Vic
19 Mar 2015 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: 2 Day Skills Training Workshop
AASW CPD: 2-day Workshop
AASW NSW Branch Office
19 Mar 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Melbourne, Vic
19 Mar 2015 Collaborating on Narrative Responses to Trauma: Addressing the Consequence of Abuse and Adversity
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

The stories people tell themselves and others about traumatic events do affect how they live their present and future lives. While the actual events and their effects can be helpfully explored, a narrative approach also seeks to bring forth and richly describe people’s responses to traumas so that they may relate to its negative effects from a safer place.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Perth, WA
20 Mar 2015 Couple Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is designed to provide practitioners with comprehensive assessment protocols for couple work.

Annandale, NSW
23 Mar 2015 Art Therapy 101
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

A picture paints a thousand words that otherwise may not be spoken. Learn how to respectfully use art in therapy for all ages to give voice to the voice less.

Burwood, NSW
24 Mar 2015 AOD Clinical Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for working in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) field who wish to acquire core skill competency based training in Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Assessment. This workshop is for multidisciplinary generalist workers in health care settings who wish to acquire core skills training in AOD to work in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) field. The workshop provides core skill competency based training in Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Assessment.

Brisbane, Qld
26 Mar 2015 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

26th March 2015

5.30pm

We meet from 5.30pm in Adelaide city - venue will be confirmed prior to each session via the SA Branch e-Newsletter

26 Mar 2015 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly experiential, practical, two-day course is designed for people wanting to deepen and expand their supervision skills, and develop their supervision practice to an advanced level. It builds on Supervision and State of Being: Level One, although level 1 is not a compulsory prerequisite.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
27 Mar 2015 Narrative Approaches with Illness, Death and Bereavement
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this experiential and practical workshop, conversations will be constructed using innovative ideas that challenge prescriptive notions found in conventional grief psychology. The workshop shall show how to develop relational narratives that serve as the foundation for remembering the dead, folding their stories into the lives of the living, and constructing lines of relational connection that can transcend physical death.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
12 Apr 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Hobart
13 Apr 2015 AASW (WA) Mindfulness and Social Work Practice
Workshop

Mindfulness and Social Work Practice

City West Lotteries House
16 Apr 2015 Therapeutic Doll Making: Connections to the Self
Endorsed CPD: one day workshop

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of doll making. The workshop is experiential in that practitioners will also make their own therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

* Discount for AASW members *

Blue Mountains, Katoomba
16 Apr 2015 The Art of Grieving
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore and experience the healing benefits of supported grief work through art in this two day course. Current loss and grief theories will be provided and applied through creative expressions.

Burwood, NSW
17 Apr 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Sydney
20 Apr 2015 A Cultural Perspective: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice and primary health care
Workshop

A Cultural Perspective:

Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice & primary health care.

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture and history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

AASW Melbourne Office
27 Apr 2015 Symbols and Sandplay
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Sandplay allows for the projective expression of one’s personal inner world. Learn how to respectfully invite the creation of miniature scenes and stories that help clients see, know and change.

Burwood, NSW
29 Apr 2015 Western Region Evening Networking session
Meeting

29th April 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

Come and join your colleagues for a drink and the opportunity to make new contacts with social workers in your region.

Wheatsheaf Hotel
Ongoing Using e-mental health services
Endorsed CPD: On-line course

e-mental health services help young people recognise and respond to emerging mental health problems, and connect to peer and professional support at the times they need it most. This online learning package from ReachOut.com Professionals provides practical guidance on using these services in face-to-face work with young people.

Online
30 Apr 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Sydney
1 May 2015 Anger
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This is a practical, hands-on workshop to explore ways of understanding and working with anger, from irritation and frustration to anger and rage.

Annandale, NSW
3 May 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra
7 May 2015 Brain Based Trauma Therapy: Integrating Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Brain-based therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory and evidence-based treatment, you will learn how to more effectively treat clients with PTSD

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
7 May 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
14 May 2015 Brain Based Trauma Therapy: Integrating Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Brain-based therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory and evidence-based treatment, you will learn how to more effectively treat clients with PTSD

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 May 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Darwin, NT
16 May 2015 Introduction to Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Weekend Workshops -Using art exercises alongside medical models of psychological and behavioural interventions adds another component to learning a non-verbal one. Social workers who can be informed about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology can offer their patients full advantage of simple skill interventions.

Coolangatta, QLD
18 May 2015 Brain Based Trauma Therapy: Integrating Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Brain-based therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory and evidence-based treatment, you will learn how to more effectively treat clients with PTSD

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
18 May 2015 Taking Narrative Therapy Further
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

Building on An Introduction to Narrative Approaches in Therapy, this teaching will extend and challenge practitioners in their development of narrative understandings and skills. Through discovery learning and appreciative inquiry, participants will learn how to move purposefully around practice maps combining focus with flexibility in therapeutic conversations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
21 May 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
21 May 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Various
22 May 2015 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

Burwood, NSW
26 May 2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Drug Use
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for health workers wanting to develop core skills in managing clients who are ambivalent about making changes to their drug use.

Brisbane, Qld
28 May 2015 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

28th May 2015

5.30pm

We meet from 5.30pm in Adelaide city - venue will be confirmed prior to each session via the SA Branch e-Newsletter

28 May 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
28 May 2015 5 day supervision course presented by Dr Susan Lewis
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

If you work in the Human Services or offer supervision in your private practice you will gain considerable consolidation of relevant theories and have the opportunity to experience supervision in this course.

The course brings together psychological and management theories within an experiential model. The content is grounded in evidenced based research and 40 years of practice wisdom.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
29 May 2015 Application of Attachment Theory in Couple Counselling
AASW CPD: Workshop

Attachment theory will be presented as a useful model to understanding intimate adult relationships and how early attachment experiences influence these emotional bonds. This course is for practitioners looking to incorporate attachment ideas into their work with couples.

AASW NSW Branch Office
29 May 2015 Couple Talk
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to present a comprehensive approach to couple work that allows for the restructuring of the emotional bond through healthy dialogue and the fostering of partner responsiveness.

Annandale, NSW
29 May 2015 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
30 May 2015 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 *
Wollongong
Ongoing Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) National Program
Endorsed CPD: Online Courses

Online support system for Aged Care Assessment Team Members

Online
Ongoing Understanding the NRS: An e-learning tool
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

As a social worker, your clients are prime beneficiaries of the National Relay Service.

The e-learning module is specifically designed to raise awareness and understanding of the NRS among social workers, with practical information that will help you explain the service to your clients as well as providing you with other helpful resources.

Online
Ongoing Beyond the clinical perspective: Perinatal depression and the mother's life
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This online course will focus on research findings on the Transition to Parenting, relevant materials from within Midwifery and Maternal and Child Health Nursing and Social Work, along with contemporary literature on being a mother.

Presented by Dr Joan Garvan

Online
Ongoing Chronic Condition Self-management Support Tools Course
Endorsed CPD: Online course

Dr Sue Curtis and Mr Owen Curtis provide an online workshop for participants to develop a range of strategies, approaches, and tools which can change the nature of the relationship between the health professional and their service user. The colourful and engaging Chronic Condition Self-management Support Tools kit increases service user engagement in the process through the development of authentic communication.

Online
1 Jun 2015 Sexual & Reproductive health: Female Genital Mutiliation/Cutting
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of Theory & practice relating to sexual & reproductive health including female genital cutting & unplanned pregnancy.

Presented by: Dr Susie Costello & Ms Helen Makregiorgos

AASW Melbourne Office
2 Jun 2015 Relapse Prevention Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many clients experience difficulty maintaining their drug use goals. This workshop will provide practical and positive strategies to assist clients in preventing and managing relapse to drug use.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
4 Jun 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Cairns
8 Jun 2015 Integrating Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy Part Two
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Diverse understandings and practices of mindfulness continue to appear in the psychotherapy and counselling fields. In this workshop we will review findings from my PhD research, engage in a range of personal mindfulness methods for therapists, and further our therapeutic skills with client people. The emphasis will be on the conceptualisation and application of mindfulness from relational and contextual perspectives.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
11 Jun 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
11 Jun 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Melbourne, Vic
11 Jun 2015 AASW (WA) Gambling Help; education and training
Workshop

Gambling Help; education and training

City West Lotteries House
14 Jun 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney
15 Jun 2015 Introduction to Mediation: improving decision making for couples and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Introduction to Mediation is a two day course designed to strengthen communication and negotiation skills and develop the ability to effectively prevent and respond to disputes

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
18 Jun 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Adelaide, SA
19 Jun 2015 Individual Counselling Course
Endorsed CPD: 7 day course

This course provides counsellors with ways to intervene and work in an Emotionally Focused approach. The course is presented through a 2 day intensive workshop and then 5 Friday's usually once per fortnight.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Annandale, NSW
22 Jun 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Improve your knowledge of and skill in working creatively with traumatised children and young people. Consider art and play therapy case studies and practice suitable methods and tools to work safely and respectfully with children and young people who have been affected by traumatic events.

Burwood, NSW
24 Jun 2015 Western Region Evening Networking session
Meeting

24th June 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

Come and join your colleagues for a drink and the opportunity to make new contacts with social workers in your region.

Wheatsheaf Hotel
25 Jun 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Auckland, NZ
9 Jul 2015 AASW (WA) Narrative and Supervision Storying Professional identities in Social Work
Workshop

Narrative and Supervision Storying Professional Identities in Social Work

City West Lotteries House
12 Jul 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Brisbane, Qld
16 Jul 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
17 Jul 2015 Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 10 month part time course

The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) offers evidence based, clinical training and equips participants with the skills they need to better support people with complex bereavement needs.

Mulgrave
23 Jul 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
30 Jul 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015
Conference

RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015

'Rural Communities Making It Happen'

Thursday 30 July & Friday 31st July 2015 Shepparton, Victoria

Venue: Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria

30 Jul 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Auckland, NZ
6 Aug 2015 Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
Endorsed CPD: Vocational Graduate Diploma

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a specialised field of mediation for building positive, practical and sustainable outcomes for families, especially where children are involved.

* Discount to AASW members *

Moorabbin, Vic
7 Aug 2015 Emotions in Couple Work
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to present a comprehensive approach to couple work that allows for the restructuring of the emotional bond through healthy dialogue and the fostering of partner responsiveness.

Annandale, NSW
10 Aug 2015 Art and Play Therapy for Children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy in ways that allow them to lead the way.

Burwood, NSW
14 Aug 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Newcastle, NSW
16 Aug 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Adelaide, SA
24 Aug 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Face fears with fun. Learn ways to creatively help children and young people manage anxiety by reviewing relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, considering art and play therapy case studies and practicing suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and respectfully.

Burwood, NSW
28 Aug 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Melbourne, Vic
Ongoing Family Focus - elearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Family Focus intervention is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.

Online
Ongoing Keeping families and children in mind - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' introductory eLearning course supports learners to develop a family sensitive approach to working with families where a parent has a mental illness. The resource has been developed to suit the learning needs of Australian social workers at different levels of professional experience who work in a range of mental health and community settings with families who experience parental mental illness.

Online
Ongoing Let's Talk About Children e-learning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

This course offers training in a brief, evidence-based method that teaches professionals to have a structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness (or mental health problems) about parenting and their child's needs.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with mental illness - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Supporting Infants and Toddlers course helps professionals working with parents experiencing mental illness who also have infants and young children. The course is an extension of the 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' eLearning course

Online
4 Sep 2015 Women's Mental Health Workshop
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of the theory & practice relating to women and mental health

AASW Melbourne Office
7 Sep 2015 Creative Therapy with Young People
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Engage and inspire young people to action. Learn uses of art, music and drama therapies to involve 10-25 year old clients in individual and group based counselling and give them tools to express themselves comfortably, gain self awareness and tools for change.

Burwood, NSW
8 Sep 2015 Understanding Psychoactive Drugs
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is designed for those wanting to gain a basic understanding of what psychoactive drugs are and the various licit and illicit substances used in Australia to-day

Brisbane, Qld
11 Sep 2015 Multiple Chair Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to explore multiple chair and cushion work to work with present and past interactional difficulties, and working with different aspects of the self.

Annandale, NSW
20 Sep 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Perth, WA
21 Sep 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Improve your knowledge of and skill in working creatively with traumatised children and young people. Consider art and play therapy case studies and practice suitable methods and tools to work safely and respectfully with children and young people who have been affected by traumatic events.

Burwood, NSW
Ongoing Online Training in Eating Disorders
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing Supervisor e-Learning Level 1 (Beginner)
Endorsed CPD: Online workshop

This innovative and flexible e-learning course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams. Using emerging education technologies and custom made video scenarios it adapts our successful face-to-face supervision training into interactive e-learning that engages participants with authentic situations they will recognise from their workplace, and solutions they can apply immediately.

* Discount to AASW members *

Online
2 Oct 2015 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

Burwood, NSW
5 Oct 2015 The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with complex trauma and disorganised attachment in children adults and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day intensive training opportunity for detailed exploration of effective interventions with: PTSD and complex trauma; dissociative disorders; child abuse and neglect; dysfunctional families; individuals struggling with interpersonal relationships and fulfillment; depression and other mood disorders; anxiety disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and psychosis; eating and somatoform disorders; substance abuse and addictions.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
8 Oct 2015 Relapse Prevention Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many clients experience difficulty maintaining their drug use goals. This workshop will provide practical and positive strategies to assist clients in preventing and managing relapse to drug use.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
9 Oct 2015 Individual Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

The central theme of this course is assessing and beginning work with the past adult and childhood effects of trauma.Trauma based on neglect and abandonment is differentiated from trauma based on emotional, physical and sexual abuses.

Annandale, NSW
10 Oct 2015 The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with complex trauma and disorganised attachment in children adults and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day intensive training opportunity for detailed exploration of effective interventions with: PTSD and complex trauma; dissociative disorders; child abuse and neglect; dysfunctional families; individuals struggling with interpersonal relationships and fulfillment; depression and other mood disorders; anxiety disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and psychosis; eating and somatoform disorders; substance abuse and addictions.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
University of New South Wales
12 Oct 2015 Symbols and Sandplay
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Sandplay allows for the projective expression of one’s personal inner world. Learn how to respectfully invite the creation of miniature scenes and stories that help clients see, know and change.

Burwood, NSW
13 Oct 2015 AOD Clinical Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for working in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) field who wish to acquire core skill competency based training in Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Assessment. This workshop is for multidisciplinary generalist workers in health care settings who wish to acquire core skills training in AOD to work in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) field. The workshop provides core skill competency based training in Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Assessment.

Brisbane, Qld
15 Oct 2015 The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with complex trauma and disorganised attachment in children adults and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day intensive training opportunity for detailed exploration of effective interventions with: PTSD and complex trauma; dissociative disorders; child abuse and neglect; dysfunctional families; individuals struggling with interpersonal relationships and fulfillment; depression and other mood disorders; anxiety disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and psychosis; eating and somatoform disorders; substance abuse and addictions.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
17 Oct 2015 Introduction to Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Weekend Workshops -Using art exercises alongside medical models of psychological and behavioural interventions adds another component to learning a non-verbal one. Social workers who can be informed about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology can offer their patients full advantage of simple skill interventions.

Coolangatta, QLD
20 Oct 2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Drug Use
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for health workers wanting to develop core skills in managing clients who are ambivalent about making changes to their drug use.

Brisbane, Qld
22 Oct 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Adelaide, SA
29 Oct 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
2 Nov 2015 Art and Play Therapy for Children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy in ways that allow them to lead the way.

Burwood, NSW
5 Nov 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
12 Nov 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
13 Nov 2015 Shame
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to explore ways of working with shame.

Annandale, NSW
16 Nov 2015 Art Therapy 101
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

A picture paints a thousand words that otherwise may not be spoken. Learn how to respectfully use art in therapy for all ages to give voice to the voice less.

Burwood, NSW
19 Nov 2015 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
19 Nov 2015 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 *
Byron Bay
20 Nov 2015 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 *
Sunshine Coast, QLD
23 Nov 2015 Preventing Violence Against Women
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of contemporary social work theory and practice relating to violence against women

AASW Melbourne Office
26 Nov 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
Ongoing eLearning Program: Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: Online training

Clinicians are required to assess the capacity of the consumer to consent to mental health assessment on a daily basis. This training program assists clinicians to understand the requirements for assessing capacity in relation to consent for mental health assessment and treatment and general health care.

Online
Ongoing eLearning Program: Cognition and mental health - the impact of day to day functioning
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This 2 hour training program provides fundamental information for mental health staff about cognitive difficulties that consumers with a mental illness may experience and discusses strategies and therapies that could be used when working with individuals.

Online
Ongoing eLearning Program: Dual Diagnosis
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This eLearning resource provides information, clinical vignettes and tasks to assist clinicians to more effectively meet the needs of consumers with a dual diagnosis.

Online
Ongoing eLearning Program: Mental Health Act 2000 (Queensland)
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This course will assist clinicians to understand their roles and responsibilities in the assessment, care, treatment and management of patients under the Mental Health Act 2000. To become an authorised mental health practitioner in Queensland Social Workers will need to complete this training program and successfully complete all the test questions.

Online
Ongoing eLearning Program: Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This interactive eLearning program is designed to build clinicians’ knowledge and skills in observing and recording information for a Mental State Examination (MSE).

Online
Ongoing Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-Learning Series
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-learning Series is a comprehensive course of ten modules that are freely available online for self-directed learning. The course covers the core principles, knowledge and skills required to provide culturally competent, patient centred care to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

Online
Ongoing Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This series of six modules is designed to service health staff interested in addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues with their clientele. The modules are based on best practice, and contain the most recent information available.

Online
6 Dec 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Coolangatta, QLD
ongoing eLearning program: Employment for people with a mental illness understanding the Individual Placement and Support model
Endorsed CPD: online training

This 2 hour training program is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment within their service

* Free online training *

Online
ongoing eLearning program: an introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health care
Endorsed CPD: online training

The ability for mental health service consumers to impact on their wellbeing by using Sensory Approaches is an exciting and innovative area of contemporary practice within mental health services. Evidence shows that the use of sensory approaches supports consumers of mental health services to decrease self-harming behaviour, improve interpersonal skills and improve ability to manage distress. This eLearning program aims to provide staff with an introduction to sensory approaches and their application within mental health services.

Online
Ongoing Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
Online
Ongoing Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence
AASW Online

Professor Evelyne De Leeuw presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia
AASW Online

Dr Jennifer Boddy presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings
AASW Online

Professor Karen Healy, Gai Harrison and Michele Foster presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour
AASW Online

Jo Parkinson presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

Online
Ongoing “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing Social media and social work Social media and social work
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing Cognitive behavioural therapy basics Cognitive behavioural therapy basics
AASW Online

Recorded at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013.

Register to access the recording of the presentation on SWOT.

Online
Ongoing Online Field Education Supervision Training
AASW Online CPD

This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and the developmental stages of supervision. It focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work
Online Resource

The webinar on Environmental Social Work, presented by ACSW Foundation Fellow Professor Margaret Alston, is an engaging and comprehensive overview of this new area of social work.

Margaret shares with us her journey into environmental social work and the research being undertaken in this area.

Online
Ongoing Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants
Video Recording

Keynote address by Dr Christine Fejo-King, Senior Larrakia Elder, at the 2014 Northern Territory Social Work Conference.

Online
Ongoing NDIS Information Session NDIS Information Session
Video Recording and Notes

Presentation to AASW Victoria Branch by Rhonda Lawson-Street, consultant and former State Manager of National Disability Services Victoria & Tom Ballantyne, Senior Associate for the medical negligence team at Maurice Blackburn.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work
Online Resource

Spirituality and Social Work explores spirituality in social work practice. This webinar presents some personal ideas about the nature of spirituality, on calling, brokenness and giftedness and invite us to reflect on our own spirituality in practice.

Online
Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS THE SAME AS THE FACE TO FACE EVENT BEING HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014 WHICH IS FULLY BOOKED.

Online
Ongoing Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse
Online

In this course, Bryan Jeffrey examines key topics in mental health, neuro-chemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Highly rated by our test participants, this course provides both a solid introduction to the topics and advanced knowledge.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Working with men who have been sexually abused Working with men who have been sexually abused
AASW SWOT: Online training

The Living Well Introductory Practitioner Interview Series has been developed to support those meeting and working with men who have been sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends. At Living Well we are aware that men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted are not only starting to speak of their experiences, but looking to access professional support to deal with the impact of child sexual abuse on their lives and relationships. We are also aware that whilst there has been a long history of developing services and support for women who have been sexually abused, in some Australian states and territories service development in relation to working with men who have been sexually abused has been quite limited, as have opportunities to share knowledge and skills in working with this group of men and their partners, families and friends.

This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

Our intention in interviewing the practitioners has been to create a practical resource that shares knowledge and skills in a way that is accessible and practically useful. In hearing the diverse practitioners speak and reflect upon their practice, we hope that workers are encouraged to increase their knowledge and interest in supporting men who have been abused and their loved ones and see how valuable, rewarding and do-able the work is.

This course of videos may count for 5 hours of CPD

This is a free course

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers