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ongoing WHS in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This course is an introduction into how to work safely and within the bounds of policy, procedure and legislation. WHS is an area of work in which myths abound so it is essential to have a sound understanding of the purposes and application of WHS legislation.

Online
ongoing Work planning and monitoring
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Develop the skills that supervisors need such as providing induction, support, monitoring of work and problem solving.

Online
ongoing Writing a case plan
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Covering the basics of assessing client developmental status and developing an appropriate case plan, this distance package is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced case workers.

Online
ongoing You as manager
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This unit applies to managers and focuses on the need for managers to be organised, focused and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. As such it is an important unit for most managers, particularly as managers serve as role models and have a significant influence on the work culture and patterns of behaviour.

Online
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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
4th Aug 2015 Interagency case management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The future of case management lies in team based case management with other agencies. Learn skills and strategies and take away tools to work in an integrated team, take on the lead agency or case coordinator role and make team case management work for the individuals and families with whom you work.

Sydney, NSW
4th Aug 2015 Support self management in clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you find yourself making decisions for clients? Or do you work with people who are seemingly unwilling or unable to make decisions for themselves? If you are looking for lots of practical tools and resources to work with client motivation, resilience and life skills - this is the course for you. Explore theories of motivation, resilience and authentic success along with plenty of practical resources and frameworks to using them effectively. Mobilise client strengths, networks and positive coping skills and create true self-determination.

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Surry Hills, Sydney
5th Aug 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This blended learning option has been developed for regional and remote workers. Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self-care. Self-awareness and professional boundaries will also be discussed and explored.

Wagga Wagga
5th Aug 2015 Groupwork fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Identify and apply a step by step approach to developing a groupwork support program. Enhance your understanding of the processes involved in developing the program and the communication skills required to facilitate the program

Surry Hills, Sydney
5th Aug 2015 Supervising students on placement - simplifying the student experience
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understanding reporting requirements, how to evaluate student performance and learning is important for student learning and a successful placement outcome. We explore a number of key frameworks for student learning, show participants how to save valuable time and resources in having students on placement.

Sydney, NSW
5th Aug 2015 Working with birth parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Building skills and developing strategies for working with birth families in OOHC, using a strengths-based and risk management approach.

Sydney, NSW
6th Aug 2015 Resolving conflict and mediating outcomes
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Resolving conflict in the workplace can often feel like a military operation that requires heavy artillery and a strategic manoeuvre that takes precision and focus! Many workplaces find dealing with conflict challenging and time-consuming. It takes up valuable resources to be able to effectively deal with the issues that can bring about lasting change.

Brisbane, Qld
6th Aug 2015 Shared stories, shared lives
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use this training package to conduct effective carer training in OOHC agencies.

Surry Hills, Sydney
7th 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
7th Aug 2015 Attachment theory - maladaptive attachment, risk and trauma; responding to complexity
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.
  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways.
Melbourne, Vic
7th Aug 2015 Neuroscience: enhancing and informing your clinical work - 101 understanding the brain to understand your client
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar will provide a solid foundation for a deeper investigation of the brain and how we can use that knowledge in mental health practice.

Melbourne, Vic
7th Aug 2015 Boundaries and the therapeutic frame
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understand how gamblers may deceive others to conceal the impact of gambling on their lives and learn how to work with deception in a respectful way

Sydney, NSW
8th Aug 2015 The curiosity oriented approach - new ways of working with therapy resistance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar presents a unique approach to therapy that has emerged from recent discoveries in neuroscience and the longstanding tradition of ‘being interested’. Two brand new techniques are taught that can be used in the therapy room to overcome resistance and blocks to understanding. This seminar shows how the developments in understanding neuroscience can be used to create practical application in the therapy room.

Melbourne, Vic
8th Aug 2015 Attachment and longer term work: lessons from adult psychdynamic practices
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.

  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways

Melbourne, Vic
10th 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
10th Aug 2015 Get creative! Fun creative activities for kids and teens
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about creative expression and experience a range of ‘hands on’ activities that can be used to engage young people as expressive therapy, for skills development, as recreation, or for just plain fun! Explore icebreakers, group games, art and drawing activities that can be used to explore and express feelings, share ideas, discover new abilities


Surry Hills, Sydney
10th Aug 2015 Successful networking for 'no wrong door'
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Build and strengthen your networks to ensure ‘every door is the right door’. Help build the capacity of other services to work well with the individuals/families with whom you work, and strategically network to build your personal and agency capacity to work with people experiencing complex issues. Take away an asset-based network map, a network engagement and communication plan, and community networking resources to use in your work

Sydney, NSW
10th Aug 2015 Young people and methamphetamine
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The use of methamphetamines among young people can be challenging for frontline workers. Equip yourself with insights into how methamphetamine use affects behaviour, mental health and shapes the culture of drug use among young people. At this practical workshop you will engage in conversations and skills development tasks, and acquire the tools to enable more effective strategies and interventions for young people and their support networks.

Sydney, NSW
10 August 2015 Rose Garden - August
Seminar

Rose Garden - August
Reflections on a Social Work Career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Presented by Jennifer Ashton

ACU, Blackfriars Building, Room B5
11th Aug 2015 Children, family and domestic violence: a trauma informed approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

If you want to feel more confident working with children who have lived through family and domestic violence and ensure that you are working in a way that does not further traumatise the child, then this is the course for you. Explore the window of tolerance, approaches to supporting nervous system arousal, creative and narrative approaches in this experiential workshop

Tamworth, NSW
11th Aug 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Gold Coast, Qld
11th Aug 2015 Managing Teams
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Teams: Terrific? Terrible? Teaching each other? Tired? At times we can experience all of these aspects of teamwork. We often need to strengthen our facilitative skills and also strengthen our use of authority; drawing on the authority of our role, our professional authority and personal authority. We will trial a range of resources and tools that you can use with your team to develop key aspects of teamwork.

Sydney, NSW
11th Aug 2015 Supervision and debriefing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to debrief staff after a difficult situation with clients or support them through a crisis intervention. Topics covered include supervision models and practices, facilitation of emergency interventions, how to identify and address staff wellbeing, legal, ethical and organisational framework implications and effective debriefing skills.


Newcastle, NSW
11th Aug 2015 Using narrative therapy in mental health settings
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Have you wondered what Narrative Therapy might look like in a mental health setting or when working with those who have mental health problems? Have you been concerned about the isolation that people with mental health problems can experience? This workshop will offer clarity and inspiration for you. Learn how to use the Narrative Therapy ideas of externalising and re-authoring mental health with creativity. Find ways to help people make sense of mental health distress rather than locate what is wrong with them, and sensitively link those who have mental health issues to build connections and stories.

Sydney, NSW
11th Aug 2015 The Nuts and Bolts of Writing
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In your work life you write advocacy letters, funding submissions, monthly reports, court reports, client information sheets, newsletters... or you may be undertaking part-time study and would like fewer comments about your grammar or sentence construction on your essays and reports. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation, and some common usage errors, so that you will be able to write more clearly, effectively and professionally.




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Canberra
11 August 2015 Surviving and Thriving in Private Practice
Workshop

Enjoy an evening of networking and information sharing with other Social Workers in Private Practice. Isolation is a common challenge for social workers in private practice. Maintaining links with like-minded colleagues helps to not only survive but thrive - both personally and professionally in the long-term.

The evening will commence at 5:45 pm for a brief opportunity of networking and a bite to eat before a panel of local Private Practice Social Workers will commence at 6:00 pm.

12th Aug 2015 Meet Barbara Moerd AASW Board Director & Glenys Wilkinson AASW CEO Northern Networking Group Dinner Series
Meeting

Networking Dinner with guest speakers Barbara Moerd AASW Board Director and Glenys Wilkinson AASW CEO​
Launceston

Kain's Cafe, Launceston
13th Aug 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a person-centred, evidence-based approach aimed at decreasing resistance and increasing the possibility of change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
13th Aug 2015 Leading an Ethical Team
Endorsed CPD: Webinar

Taking an ethical approach to leadership is extremely important in our sector. In this webinar we will examine different ethical frameworks, their impact on how we work and identify some practical strategies for encouraging ethical practice in our teams and organisations.

Online
13th Aug 2015 Suicide and self harm prevention
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This practical course will equip you with the skills to respond to a client’s cry for help when they are contemplating suicide or are self-harming. You will learn theoretical and practical information on suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention.


Sydney, NSW
13th Aug 2015 Meet Barbara Moerd AASW Board Director & Glenys Wilkinson AASW CEO North West Networking Group Lunch Meeting
Meeting

Meet & Greet Barbara Moerd AASW Board Director and Glenys Wilkinson AASW Chief Executive Officer
Devonport

Devonport
14th 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
14th Aug 2015 Child safe organisations workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Gain hands on practical advice, information and resources that will help your organisation implement Child-safe and Child-friendly policies and practices. Increase your knowledge and skills in recognising and preventing child abuse. This workshop is a useful follow up to ‘Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk’.

Ballina, NSW
14th Aug 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Sunshine Coast, QLD
14th Aug 2015 Self care for managers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Managers in the not-for-profit sector have their own set of stresses unique to their positions. Explore how you can better manage this stress and practise self care while supporting your staff and helping them to practise self care and work/life balance.


Surry Hills, Sydney
16th 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
17th Aug 2015 An Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short term and goal focused therapeutic approach, whereby the focus is on what clients want to achieve rather than on the problem. The approach is present and future focused, looking at solutions and the already present client resources to build upon and become the basis for ongoing change.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
17th Aug 2015 Introduction to Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about the therapeutic uses of art in individual and group counselling. From its origins in the analytic traditions, art therapy is used today in various therapeutic settings and modalities. It can optimise self-expression, allow complex and multiple meanings to be represented simultaneously and engender feelings of relaxation and mastery.

Sydney, NSW
17th Aug 2015 Mental Health: a recovery approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore the values and concepts underpinning recovery and develop knowledge and practical skills to provide effective recovery-oriented services and supports to mental health consumers in a wide range of settings. Cover the fundamentals of non-clinical mental health work.

Sydney, NSW
17th Aug 2015 What's up with my mob? Understanding the impact of transgenerational trauma on Aboriginal Peoples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop aims to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and will encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general.





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Coffs Harbour
18th Aug 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 3 day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self care. Self awareness and professional boundaries will also be discussed and explored.


Campbelltown, NSW
18th Aug 2015 Culturally reflective casework practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A joint initiative of NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT), this course will examine culturally reflective casework practice for working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients and families. Participants will learn to apply the Culturally Reflective Practice model in a broad range of service types, thereby ensuring that service delivery meets clients’ needs.

Sydney, NSW
19th Aug 2015 Facilitating conversations with purpose in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about engaging and having purposeful conversations with care teams including carers, children and young people, and family members to focus on strengthening relationships and meeting children's needs. Explore how diversity can shape interactions, and identify ways to create opportunities to receive feedback to enhance practice.



Sydney, NSW
19th Aug 2015 Useful surveys
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Make surveys used in community organisations useful. Find out the best steps to take in designing surveys, getting them out and back, collating them, analysing them and reporting on them. Handouts will include examples of many surveys used in community organisations for organisational review, planning, and evaluation. Bring a copy of surveys you use in your organisation. There will be the opportunity to critique and refine them





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Sydney, NSW
20th Aug 2015 Building resilience in the face of change - helping our clients transition through the difficulty of change
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Grief reactions to change are normal and guide us through the adjustment process. Learn about the threefold process of transitioning and the change process of planned and unplanned change.

Melbourne, Vic
20th Aug 2015 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Hone your skills and build your capability as a case manager. Learn strengths-based, holistic and person-centred assessment and planning skills, develop an approach for responding in an innovative way to complexity and participate in critical reflection with other experienced case managers

Dubbo, NSW
20th Aug 2015 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Continue to develop your DBT knowledge and skills learnt in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A. This workshop will focus on actioning the principles of DBT and will cover developing change strategies including chain analysis, contingency management and shaping commitment. You will also have a chance to develop and practice skills in coaching and managing therapy interfering behaviour. The workshop will also briefly overview the emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness modules.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
20th Aug 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Canberra
20th Aug 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Sydney, NSW
29 August 2015 Social Justie and Reconciliation Film and Discussion Evening
Workshop

This evening will be hosted by the SA Social Justice Committee in recognition of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.


Come along and enjoy the screening of a movie relevant to the topic - due to licencing permit processing we will be able to announce the film selection closer to the date.


Following the film screening Jennie Charlton, will be leading a discussion with support from her Aboriginal colleague Tina

20 & 21 August 2015 An Introduction to Couple Counselling - A Two Day Workshop
Workshop

An Introduction to Couple Counselling - A Two Day Workshop 20 & 21 August 2015

Presented by Geraldine McKay & Pamela Seraskeris

AASW NSW Branch - 87 Regent street, Chippendale.

Cost: members: $370.00 non members $460.00

AASW NSW Branch Office
21st Aug 2015 Conflict resolution - helping our clients effectively resolve personal and professional conflicts
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will provide you with the basic Conflict Management Skills that you can put in your counselling tool kit.

Melbourne, Vic
21st Aug 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Canberra
23rd Aug 2015 One Day Mental Health Module in FPS and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The overall educational goal of this One Day Mental Health Module is to consolidate or extend the participants’ ability to provide key aspects of the Focused Psychological Strategies for the treatment of common, disabling and treatable mental health disorders in clinical practice. This module addresses phobias as a template. This training is practical and cost effective and conducted for health professionals, by health professionals.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
24th 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
24th Aug 2015 Stalking: fear facts and formulation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides attendees with a deep understanding of stalking behaviour, why it occurs, its impact, and how best to address it. It provides a broad knowledge base, and participants will be trained to use a risk assessment schedule that they can take away with them

Brisbane, Qld
24th Aug 2015 Narrative Therapy: Advanced Applications
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

A lively two day experiential course that introduces some intriguing and sophisticated ways of working, especially with regard to practices of deconstructing and re-authoring 'problem saturated stories'.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2015 Tools for change - masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Successfully lead your organisation through change to make it sustainable. Learn adaptive leadership strategies and tools to manage change, support staff through it and work together to build your organisation’s or team’s ‘change agility’.





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Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2015 Trauma informed behaviour support for high needs kids
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use positive behaviour support strategies with children and young people with challenging behaviours and high support needs.


Canberra
25th Aug 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore the biogenetic bias of traumatic life events which are minimised in mental health assessment and treatment. Learn how to utilise the trauma model framework to assess and treat clients

Albury, NSW
25th Aug 2015 On the spot: communicating skills for administration workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you work in an administrative role and find yourself constantly taking phone calls or greeting clients who may be upset, angry or in need of assistance? Explore a range of techniques and strategies for effectively communicating with clients while still managing your own workload.

Sydney, NSW
25th Aug 2015 Mindfulness and Self-Care - Southern Networking Group August Workshop
Workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Social Workers
Hobart

Hobart
26th Aug 2015 Facilitating group supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you provide group supervision? Have you been asked to facilitate case reviews for your team? Group supervision has the potential to develop a cohesive team approach to service delivery and to extend people's perspectives about complex situations. However some people describe their group supervision as very cursory or very habitual. This workshop provides a range of ideas and resources for facilitating productive group supervision.


Sydney, NSW
26th Aug 2015 Public speaking and presenting skills masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

If you are an experienced public speaker or presenter, who needs more tips and tools to enhance your skills, this workshop is for you. How do you make a ‘dry’ topic more interesting and create a presentation that reaches diverse audiences? How do you manage ‘difficult’ participants, who may argue, disrupt the presentation or talk, text and phone? What techniques can you use to work through values and attitudes? How do you respond to difficult questions and manage participant expectations? This one day masterclass will help you to address these issues and enhance your skills as a public speaker/presenter.

Sydney, NSW
27th Aug 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is designed to provide participants with experience in consulting the Children and Young Persons’ (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and increasing their knowledge of integral parts of the legislation. The course also provides participants with background to the manner in which a child/young person comes into care in NSW, alternatives to coming into care, interim and final orders, care plans, care orders, the Children’s Court and appeal processes

Sydney, NSW
27th Aug 2015 Drawing on strengths: working with Aboriginal children and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Aboriginal families and mainstream welfare agencies have a chequered relationship. Discover ways to build bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives and practices. Acquire skills to provide services that draw on strengths and reduce resistance, fear and non-engagement.

Merimbula, NSW
27th Aug 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Brisbane, Qld
27th Aug 2015 Healing the effects of trauma on children and young people: a creative whole of body approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Most workshops on trauma focus solely on the effects of trauma on the brain. This workshop goes deeper into a whole of body approach. It will explore the effects of trauma on the body from cellular wellbeing to the major systems of the brain, heart, immune and electromagnetic field of the body.

Sydney, NSW
27th Aug 2015 Loss and grief that comes with the transition into aged care and dementia
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Research has shown that older adults and their families have found the transition into aged care as the most challenging with the adjustment to ongoing changes. This course will address this disenfranchised loss and provide proactive strategies that support older people (with and without dementia) and their families through this difficult time.

Surry Hills, Sydney
27th Aug 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Wagga Wagga
28th 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
28th Aug 2015 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for working with Anxiety Disorders - two days of practical skills training in new usable ACT techniques for clinical applications
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will provide you with skills to assist your clients to change their relationship with the thoughts, memories, and images that trigger anxiety, and with the feelings themselves. You will learn how to bring acceptance and compassion to client’s worries, anxieties, fears, painful memories, and thoughts.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
28th Aug 2015 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.

Auckland, NZ
29 Aug 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to advanced practitioner
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is the study of happiness and wellbeing. This workshop presents evidence-based strategies for increasing the elements of wellbeing; positive emotions, engagement, intimacy, meaning, motivation and achievement.

* 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
9:00 - 4:30 Play Therapy Workshop: Creative Interventions for working with families and children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A workshop full of great tips and strategies to use with your clients with lots of fun and interesting activities to take away for your therapeutic 'toolbox'.. You will enjoy an experiential and collaborative day with strategies you can start to use immediately with your clients.

* Discount for AASW members *
* FPS relevant activity *
Brisbane, Qld
1st Sep 2015 Decision making and problem solving
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you need to sort out problems under pressure? Mastering decision making and problem solving skills will make your life easier. Learn to make timely and well-considered decisions. Apply a simple process for assessing a problem, defining the key issue/s to be addressed, generating possible options for action and ensuring you make the best decision possible. Gain hands-on experience using problem solving, planning and decision-making tools.

Sydney, NSW
1st Sep 2015 Diploma in Neuroscience Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 9 month course

Understanding brain based leadership will assist you to lead in a new frontier of tomorrow, lead your team to high performance and maintain a collaborative team environment. This qualification is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all students who successfully complete the Diploma will be issued with a Diploma Certificate issued by MRT (51680).

Amovita is licensed to deliver this course by Managerial Resource Training (MRT0 (RTO 51680), Sister company to NeuResource Group. The Diploma is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all qualifications and certificates are issued by MRT (51680)

Sydney, NSW
1st Sep 2015 Diploma in Neuroscience Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 9 month course

Understanding brain based leadership will assist you to lead in a new frontier of tomorrow, lead your team to high performance and maintain a collaborative team environment. This qualification is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all students who successfully complete the Diploma will be issued with a Diploma Certificate issued by MRT (51680).

Amovita is licensed to deliver this course by Managerial Resource Training (MRT0 (RTO 51680), Sister company to NeuResource Group. The Diploma is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all qualifications and certificates are issued by MRT (51680)

Brisbane, Qld
1st Sep 2015 Diploma in Neuroscience Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 9 month course

Understanding brain based leadership will assist you to lead in a new frontier of tomorrow, lead your team to high performance and maintain a collaborative team environment. This qualification is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all students who successfully complete the Diploma will be issued with a Diploma Certificate issued by MRT (51680).

Amovita is licensed to deliver this course by Managerial Resource Training (MRT0 (RTO 51680), Sister company to NeuResource Group. The Diploma is a nationally accredited course in Australia and all qualifications and certificates are issued by MRT (51680)

Launceston
1st Sep 2015 Self care for workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore the impact of stress on the brain and develop strategies for dealing with stressful situations. Take some time out to nurture yourself and rejuvenate your energy levels


Newcastle, NSW
2nd Sep 2015 Handling-multiple-internal-clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you need better ways to juggle the competing demands of your internal clients? Would you like to gain control of your time, workloads and relationships? Then this course is for you. Master six techniques for getting your work on track. Control your workflow with a simple time management tool. Manage client behaviour by documenting your work processes. Negotiate reasonable timeframes for task completion. Set limits and boundaries in response to client requests. Then solve the real problems that crop up in your workplace, during an interactive Q and A session

Sydney, NSW
2nd Sep 2015 Managing emotional dynamics in training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Develop advanced skills in recognising and responding to emotional dynamics within training and group facilitation settings. Areas addressed include responding to resistance, emotional distress and difficult behaviours. Significant time will also be allocated to facilitator self-awareness as well as ethical facilitation, risk assessing your program, creating a safe space, and effective debriefing.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Sep 2015 Collaborative partnerships with other agencies
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Collaboration and partnerships are the ‘new normal’, the expected and accepted way of working. Learn how to establish strong partnerships, take a powerful role in partnership projects and collaborations, and keep partnerships going over the life of a project/program. Take away a set of practical tools to use in your partnerships.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Sep 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore the biogenetic bias of traumatic life events which are minimised in mental health assessment and treatment. Learn how to utilise the trauma model framework to assess and treat clients

Sydney, NSW
3rd Sep 2015 Evaluating projects, programs and services
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

When we run groups or establish programs or provide services for clients, we want them to make a difference - but how do we find out whether we are doing a good job and the program is achieving what we wanted? Is the program meeting client/participant needs? What do we need to do to improve next time? How can we demonstrate to clients, funders and the community that what we do is valuable? This one-day workshop will provide you with practical tools and skills to be able evaluate your services, programs and projects to ensure the best possible services for clients and communities.


Wagga Wagga
3rd September 2015 Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2015
Symposium

Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2015

'Innovations in Social Work practice in health and mental health'

AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital, Prahran

​Call for submission of abstracts is now open!!! Click here for more information

We are pleased to announce the Guest Speaker for the Research Symposium is Professor Lynette Joubert. The title of her presentation is:

“Evidencing Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health: A state-wide academic practice research collaboration”

Lynette is a Professor of Social Work in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and holds honorary research appointments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and NorthWest Mental Health.

Her research focuses mainly on the measurement of social factors as they contribute to cardiovascular risk and patient reported outcomes in health ( in particular oncology ) and mental health. She has a particular interest in engaging with practitioners in practice research and the use of practice research methodologies such as clinical data mining, i.e. a method of systematically assessing data of medical records.

4th 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
4th Sep 2015 Recognising and working with complex trauma - 2 days of theory and training for working effectively beyong single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Participants will:

  • Increase attunement to the role of non-verbal experience and the body in effective therapy for complex trauma.
  • Recognise the relationship between research findings pertaining to complex trauma and their application to practice.
  • Understand ways in which standard psychotherapeutic approaches (insight-based and cognitive behavioural) may require adaptation and supplement in light of the evolving research base on complex trauma and a basic capacity to tailor familiar ways of working in light of this understanding.
Sydney, NSW
4th Sep 2015 Cultural intelligence
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Discover and master the three vital skills of Cultural Intelligence, to help you succeed when working across cultures with clients, colleagues and communities. This advanced workshop provides you with a toolkit for recognising the cultural differences that matter most, and applying five ways to bridge cultural gaps. With Cultural Intelligence, you will be able to develop trust, credibility and strong professional relationships more efficiently and enjoyably.

Sydney, NSW
4 September 2015 Domestic violence.... taking down the walls and looking inside
AASW TAS Branch 1-Day Event

A unique opportunity for social workers around the state to come together for a day of sharing and learning. This year we will explore domestic violence, facilitated by Bob Pease, Liz Little and Torna Pitman.

*Discount for AASW members*

Campbell Town
4th Sep 2015 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.

Gold Coast, Qld
5th Sep 2015 Hurts So Good: Understanding & Transforming Self Harm
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Self-harm is a complex and often misunderstood behaviour and is a serious public health issue. In 2010-2011 there were more than 26,000 hospitalizations across Australia as a consequence of self-harm. There will be thousands more instances not included in statistics because individuals don’t seek medical or mental health assistance. While the prevalence of self-harm is greater in girls/women, it is also a significant problem in boys/men.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
7th 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
7th Sep 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop builds on the workshop ‘Legal Issues for NGO OOHC Providers’.

Sydney, NSW
7th Sep 2015 Assessing and Maximising Parent Strengths and Resilience
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with parents to strengthen parenting capacity. Develop skills in conducting assessments using strengths-based tools and methods

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
7th Sep 2015 Personality in the workplace - an introduction
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop explores the influence of personality factors on workplace behaviour and how an understanding of personality is useful in the recruitment process, supporting vulnerable staff and in managing counter-productive workplace behaviours. The workshop is aimed principally at managers and supervisors but will be useful for anyone who wants to better understand themselves and others.

Ballina, NSW
8th 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
8th Sep 2015 Managing difficult behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acquire the skills to manage client behaviours that you find challenging and difficult

Sydney, NSW
9th Sep 2015 Leaving Care
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Examine the specific risks, issues and experiences for young people leaving care and develop various holistic and empowering strategies to prepare and support them.

Sydney, NSW
9th Sep 2015 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is based on a framework for professional supervision that acknowledges four different functions of supervision: administration, support, development and mediation. It will provide a framework so that you can plan, establish and conduct effective supervision. Build on your skills in facilitating effective reflection, to respond to people’s different stages of professional development, and to adapt to different learning styles.

Coffs Harbour
9th Sep 2015 Stepping up to management and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

‘Steppin Up’ is an advanced leadership program which aims to benefit Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers wishing to move upward into management positions, creating the confidence and skills to seek advanced management positions within their existing management structures, or through alternative pathways.


Surry Hills, Sydney
9 - 10 September 2015 Transforming Trauma - Thriving versus Surviving
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Event

This challenging and interactive course is aimed at those who already have an understanding and practical experience of the mediation process. The course will focus on advanced issues and aims to refine and update workers skills, practices and theoretical perspectives used to mediate in various areas of conflict.

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
10th Sep 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This blended learning option has been developed for regional and remote workers. Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self-care. Self-awareness and professional boundaries will also be discussed and explored.

Dubbo, NSW
10th Sep 2015 Best practice in home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

If you spend a lot of your work time in other people’s homes, this course is for you. We will be working from real life scenarios to identify tools and practice skills to keep you safe before, during, and after home visiting, in what can be tricky and complex environments. We will focus in on understanding and applying a 4 phase crisis intervention approach to reduce risk from the sometimes unexpected and challenging behaviors we encounter in home visiting. Time will be spent understanding legal and ethical issues and working through participant posed and provided practice dilemmas. We will finish with useful self-care management skills

Campbelltown, NSW
10th Sep 2015 Effective case work and case management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn the fundamentals of strength-based case management and increase your confidence as a case manager. Develop skills in conversational assessment, person driven planning, working with the person/family to implement the plan, and in effective documentation. Take away tools to use in your work.

Sydney, NSW
10th Sep 2015 Working with children under 12 with sexual behaviour problems
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop will explore the sexual development of children, and when that development becomes problematic by looking at the assumptions that are commonly held about children’s sexual development. You will also examine the contexts of children’s lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour. Interventions for these children will be explored, with an emphasis on resilience based approaches to bring healing into the children’s lives.

Sydney, NSW
10th Sep 2015 Refining & Building Upon Your Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Workshop

The workshop will initially be didactic, followed by experiential exercises where you actually get. to practice some essential components of ACT relevant to undermining Rule-Governed-Behaviour and de-literalising words and events.

Melbourne, Vic
10 September 2015 AASW (WA) Setting Up A Private Practice In The Helping Professions – Getting Started Workshop
Workshop
City West Lotteries House
11th 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
11th September 2015 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.

Sydney, NSW
11th Sep 2015 Therapist Self-Care: Becoming a (self) compassionate & psychologically flexible therapist
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Event

This workshop is for you, the therapist. Whatever you are doing, whatever your clinical background, Mary will focus on meaning and well-being. Whether you are an ACT therapist or not, shaping yourself how you wish to be in session and in your personal life can be a struggle. Compassion and connection with your clients develops with clinical experience, for some with ease for others with struggles. Applying the same principles of care and compassion to yourself can be more challenging

Melbourne, Vic
12th Sep 2015 Clients notes, intake, contracts and record keeping - what information to collect and how to document and store correctly
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This workshop will provide information regarding the requirements of a counsellor to document client intake information, what to include in a contract with a client and the requirements for record-keeping.

Sydney, NSW
12th Sep 2015 Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy) is a form of body-oriented psychotherapy that is drawn from traditional medicine, depth psychology, humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy. AASW

* Discount for AASW members *

Apollo Bay, Victoria
12th September 2015 Client Notes: Intake, Contracts & Record Keeping – WHat Information to Collect & How to Document & Store Correctly
CPD Endorsed: 1 Day Workshop

This workshop will provide information regarding the requirements of a counsellor to document client intake information, what to include in a contract with a client and the requirements for record-keeping.

Participants will be encouraged to develop/refine their own intake process and contract for clients. Individual, paired and group activities will be employed to enable professional development and learning in order to enhance your work with clients in both agencies and in private practice. Specifically this workshop will allow participants to focus on:

responding to the first contact from a client
preparation for the first session with a client
how to take and keep client records

Sydney, NSW
12 Sep 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to advanced practitioner
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is the study of happiness and wellbeing. This workshop presents evidence-based strategies for increasing the elements of wellbeing; positive emotions, engagement, intimacy, meaning, motivation and achievement.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
14th Sep 2015 Casework and case management in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to establish empowering relationships, assess complex problems, select problem-solving interventions, and help vulnerable children and young people to function effectively

Surry Hills, Sydney
14th Sep 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The nature and contexts in which provide professional supervision is changing. Supervisors both in professional and clinical contexts require new technical skills, knowledge around neuroscience and a capability framework that ensures best practice.

Auckland, NZ
14th Sep 2015 New managers and coordinators
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Gain new skills and tools that will assist you to be effective in your role as manager or coordinator. This workshop includes topics such as supervision, managing team conflict, planning and prioritising and problem solving.

Sydney, NSW
14th Sep 2015 Understanding and responding to challenging behaviour in adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore challenging behaviours and the mental health diagnoses frequently encountered by those working with 'At risk' young people. Learn to understand and support young people with challenging behaviours.

Sydney, NSW
15th Sep 2015 Domestic and family violence: understanding the impact on children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about the implications of living in domestic violence for children’s development and their physical and mental well-being, and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence

Albury, NSW
15th Sep 2015 Writing case notes and documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Case-notes, file-notes, client reports, client advocacy letters and operational documents are fundamental tools for workers and organisations to keep track of and communicate their work with clients and programs. They are part of the basis of decision-making about clients. Most importantly, if anything goes wrong, they may be called as evidence in reviews or even court cases. Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent

Moruya, NSW
16th Sep 2015 Beyond smoke and mirrors: dealing with problem gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understand how gamblers may deceive others to conceal the impact of gambling on their lives and learn how to work with deception in a respectful way

Sydney, NSW
16th Sep 2015 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Introduction
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

CBT is a fundamental, widely applicable psycho-therapeutic approach with strong evidence for its effectiveness in many common mental health issues. This introductory workshop will get you started in understanding and applying CBT personally and professionally. Understand theoretical concepts underlying CBT and evidence for its use in mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Learn and practice techniques and strategies to respectfully assist others to understand themselves and challenge difficulties they encounter.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
17th Sep 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The nature and contexts in which provide professional supervision is changing. Supervisors both in professional and clinical contexts require new technical skills, knowledge around neuroscience and a capability framework that ensures best practice.

Christchurch, NZ
17th Sep 2015 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families

Sydney, NSW
17th Sep 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Newcastle, NSW
17th Sep 2015 Supervising case management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Influence the quality of case management through your supervision of case managers. Learn frameworks, develop strategies and skills and acquire tools to facilitate reflection and problem solving and to monitor the effectiveness of case management.

Sydney, NSW
17th & 18th September 2015 Gestalt: Integrating Profound Creative Skills Into Clinical Practice
CPD Endorsed: 2-Day Workshop

The Gestalt approach is a very effective and respectful change process for working with individuals, couples and groups, and supports effective communication and creativity through a framework of awareness and mindfulness.

This embodied and relational approach to therapy creates the way for an authentic and meaningful meeting between therapist and client, and a fertile ground from which to grow and explore (akin to Carl Roger’s idea of ‘healing through meeting’).

This workshop will equip participants with a range of tools to work more creatively with clients, and build the ability to use the ‘embodied’ self effectively in the therapeutic space, in an authentic and profound way.

Sydney, NSW
18th Sep 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Christchurch, NZ
18th Sep 2015 Protective behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this workshop you will develop skills in adapting Protective Behaviours in your work. Children and young people need ways to positively express their needs, worries and good things in their lives. Using PB will assist them to develop the communication, networking and personal safety skills critical for their ongoing personal safety. PB also gives you specific strategies to support your own personal safety

Sydney, NSW
20th 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
21st 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
22nd Sep 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Brisbane, Qld
28th Sep 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The nature and contexts in which provide professional supervision is changing. Supervisors both in professional and clinical contexts require new technical skills, knowledge around neuroscience and a capability framework that ensures best practice.

Darwin, NT
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
30th Sep 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Darwin, NT
30 September 2015 Strengths-Based Supervision: THAT SPARKLES!
Workshop

How many sparkling moments can you recall from your experience of professional supervision?


If you are like many of us and are searching for new ways to build meaningful, change-oriented supervisory conversations this highly original workshop is designed to reimagine possibilities and renew and refresh our whole approach to supervision.

2nd 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
5th 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
5th Oct 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2015 Field Practicums - Setting up an Integrated Learning Framework
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acting as a mentor and guide to a student provides a unique learning environment that often the students holds dear for their whole career. Preparing students for the real world post their qualification also takes dedication and commitment.

Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2015 Supervision and debriefing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to debrief staff after a difficult situation with clients or support them through a crisis intervention. Topics covered include supervision models and practices, facilitation of emergency interventions, how to identify and address staff wellbeing, legal, ethical and organisational framework implications and effective debriefing skills.


Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2015 Writing and delivering therapeutic metaphors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Storytelling is a gentle and safe way to challenge limiting beliefs. It builds resourcefulness and promotes change, and engages even the most resistant clients. Learn to add therapeutic storytelling to your professional toolkit. You’ll learn how to structure and tell stories that promote change, otherwise known as ‘therapeutic metaphors’. Explore how you can create plots and characters that really speak to clients and bring stories to life. Get tips and advice to excel in your practice.

Sydney, NSW
7th Oct 2015 Group therapy training (part two) - a ten week training course for those wishing to facilitate therapeutic groups
Endorsed CPD: 10 week course

Part two: 10 week workshop, participants will:

  • Have the experience of being in group therapy from the perspective of a group member

  • Have increased personal development and awareness of self and others.

  • Have exposure to and increased knowledge of the theory and practice of group therapy including the role of the therapist, therapeutic interventions, dealing with resistance and conflict, effective interventions with problematic group members.

  • Have hands-on experience of being the therapist with immediate suggestions and support as needed from Ari will allow participants to increase their knowledge of theory and practice of group therapy. Please view full description for further details

Sydney, NSW
7th Oct 2015 Conflict management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Develop knowledge, skills, and techniques to manage conflict with confidence. Increase your self-awareness and apply your learning to either professional or personal contexts.

Merimbula, NSW
7th Oct 2015 Kinship care: kin and u making it happy for kids
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn the differences between kinship and foster care, and explore new practice frameworks which embed strength-based, culturally appropriate ways of working with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kinship carers.

Sydney, NSW
7th Oct 2015 Field Practicums - Setting up an Integrated Learning Framework
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acting as a mentor and guide to a student provides a unique learning environment that often the students holds dear for their whole career. Preparing students for the real world post their qualification also takes dedication and commitment.

Adelaide, SA
8th 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
8th Oct 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore the biogenetic bias of traumatic life events which are minimised in mental health assessment and treatment. Learn how to utilise the trauma model framework to assess and treat clients

Canberra
8th Oct 2015 Developing life skills in residential care
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop will give youth and residential care workers new tools for their work with clients. It includes sessions on mindfulness for young people, drumming, teaching living skills and self care.

Campbelltown, NSW
8th Oct 2015 Managing difficult behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acquire the skills to manage client behaviours that you find challenging and difficult

Tamworth, NSW
8th Oct 2015 Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drug Field
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to increase your ability to work with clients who use and misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Topics include drug use policy, historical and current drug trends, models of dependence, pharmacology, treatment approaches, the role of prevention, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis issues, assessment and referral, and crisis management. This course also includes information on services and practical strategies to support workers in the field.

Sydney, NSW
8th Oct 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Sydney, NSW
8th Oct 2015 Storytelling and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Stories are a powerful tool for creating change in people's lives. They open people up to new ideas, stir emotions and bring new possibilities and motivation. In this webinar we will consider what makes a story effective, hear some examples of powerful stories, and begin to develop our own stories.


Online
9th 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
10th 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
10th Oct 2015 One Day Mental Health Module in FPS and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The overall educational goal of this One Day Mental Health Module is to consolidate or extend the participants’ ability to provide key aspects of the Focused Psychological Strategies for the treatment of common, disabling and treatable mental health disorders in clinical practice. This module addresses phobias as a template. This training is practical and cost effective and conducted for health professionals, by health professionals.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
12th 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
12th Oct 2015 Anxiety Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in Australia today and anxiety and depression rank as the leading cause of non-fatal burden of disease in Australia. However, anxiety disorders are highly treatable and can have good prognostic outcomes. This comprehensive two-day workshop will cover major anxiety disorders classified in DSM-IV and DSM-V, including frameworks for understanding anxiety disorders, core features of various anxiety disorders and evidence-based treatment approaches useful for clinicians working in a variety of therapeutic contexts.

Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2015 What's up with my mob? Understanding the impact of transgenerational trauma on Aboriginal Peoples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop aims to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and will encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general.





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Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2015 Working with Aboriginal people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Develop your capacity to provide services to Aboriginal individuals, children, families and communities in ways that recognise and value Aboriginal cultures, using a strengths-based approach.

Moruya, NSW
13th 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
13th Oct 2015 Domestic and family violence: culturally informed approaches
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore the complexities and challenges of working across cultures in the context of domestic violence and learn strategies for providing appropriate support and intervention

Sydney, NSW
13th Oct 2015 Motivational Interviewing and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

As professionals in the human and community services field, we often work with young people and adults with a range of complex needs. Being able to identify the client’s real needs, develop and engage a quality assessment framework and effective case plan/case management framework is vital for successful outcomes. This workshop will also show how the use of Motivational Interviewing principles can be highly effective to support positive outcomes for clients. Motivational Interviewing practices have been around for over 20 years and in more recent times there has been a need to refresh how we define working with clients to encourage change.

*FPS Relevant Activity* please note some aspects of this workshop are not specifically FPS related, but the areas related to Motivational Interviewing can be counted towards the FPS CPD requirements
Launceston
13th Oct 2015 Writing case notes and documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Case-notes, file-notes, client reports, client advocacy letters and operational documents are fundamental tools for workers and organisations to keep track of and communicate their work with clients and programs. They are part of the basis of decision-making about clients. Most importantly, if anything goes wrong, they may be called as evidence in reviews or even court cases. Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent

Dubbo, NSW
13th October 2015 Family Casework Skills Workshop Family Casework Skills Workshop
Workshop

This practice based workshop is for relatively new Social Work practitioners with only a couple of years experience. The session will address the following questions/topics :

  • How do you structure a family session?
  • What do you do when you realise not everyone in the family really wants to come to the appointment?
  • What if they want to talk about different issues?

In this workshop we will be addressing these questions and more.

Theoretical information on collaborate family counselling will be presented and participants will then have an opportunity to try out these ideas with a case scenario.

AASW Melbourne Office
14th Oct 2015 Introduction to social media for the community services sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This session assumes no prior social media knowledge and aims to build a foundation of understanding about the ways in that social media can be leveraged effectively as a tool for the community services sector.

Sydney, NSW
15th 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
15th Oct 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This blended learning option has been developed for regional and remote workers. Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self-care. Self-awareness and professional boundaries will also be discussed and explored.

Maitland, NSW
15th Oct 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Launceston
15th Oct 2015 Safe home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Whether you are just starting your home visits or are experienced and want to review/refresh your practice, this workshop will help you to make your home visits safer and more productive. Use case scenarios and participant experiences to explore good practice policy, procedures and strategies including safety tips and risk assessments. Support strategies to maintain client centred practice, firm boundaries and emotional and physical wellbeing will also be covered

Wagga Wagga
16th Oct 2015 The Ernest Rossi 'Mirror Hand' technique - a non directive hypnotherapeutic process for creative therapeutic change
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will:

  • This seminar will introduce therapists to a unique technique of therapeutic hypnosis that is easy and safe to perform.
  • The participants will gain valuable insight into the natural rhythms of creative therapeutic change.
  • The Rossi ‘mirror hand’ technique is only taught by a limited number of people and this is the only workshop in Australia taught someone personally mentored by Rossi.
Sydney, NSW
16th Oct 2015 Building parents' reflective capacities
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acquire the skills to support parents to understand and respond to the needs and feelings underlying their children’s behaviour. Learn how to engage in a reflective dialogue with parents, speak on behalf of the child and offer developmental guidance

Sydney, NSW
17th 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
17th Oct 2015 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for working with Depression - two days of pracitcal skills training in new usable ACT techniques for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will give you the techniques to assist your clients to have a more meaningful and engaged life, bringing joy to themselves and greater willingness to be involved with others in their lives. This workshop will be partly didactic and mostly experiential.

Sydney, NSW
19th Oct 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 3 day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Explore frameworks and practice skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress. Participants will learn core skills in active listening, effective questioning, assessment and referral, crisis intervention and self care. Self awareness and professional boundaries will also be discussed and explored.


Sydney, NSW
19th Oct 2015 Communication tools for managers
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

While communication is the foundation of being a successful manager it is also one of the most pervasive challenges in the workplace and requires a diversity of communication competence. Explore your communication style and ways to use it effectively with different people, facilitate a presentation, lead a meeting and manage the group dynamics, write an effective report, conduct successful interviews, maintain networks, and finally know when to manage, and how to manage conflict and negotiation situations

Sydney, NSW
20th 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
21st Oct 2015 Mindfulness for the anxious client
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Anxiety is a normal human response to stress but life can be very difficult for those who feel persistently overwhelmed with worries and obsessions. Learn how mindfulness can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and enhance psychological flexibility. Practise mindfulness exercises to gain proficiency for application in your clinical setting.

Sydney, NSW
22nd 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
22nd Oct 2015 Child Sexual Assault - helping non offending parents to support their child
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will look at an effective conversation style that assists non-offending parents to support, believe and protect their children.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Oct 2015 Groupwork advanced
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore three different types of groupwork: psycho-social, information and skills based, and therapeutic. Discover how to embed learning within the group experience using a range of creative methods. Learn the differences and overlaps between presenting, facilitating and training and how to manage difficulties in groups

Surry Hills, Sydney
22nd Oct 2015 Shared stories, shared lives
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use this training package to conduct effective carer training in OOHC agencies.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Oct 2015 Working with parent and family dynamics - clinical skills for working with individuals where parent and family dynamics are evident and for working directly with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will learn:

  • systemic ideas and how to apply these ideas to a family group.
  • a step by step approach to working with a family.
  • family therapy is appropriate and feel confident undertaking a family therapy session.
  • how to apply new solution focused approaches to the challenges of human change.
Melbourne, Vic
23rd Oct 2015 Enriching lives: improving the self esteem of adolescent girls
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In the adolescent years the self-esteem of girls is affected by hormonal changes, sexualisation and unrealistic body expectations. Many girls with low self-esteem report engaging in risky behaviours such as disordered eating and alcohol/drug use when feeling badly about themselves. Explore creative ways to support and improve the self-esteem of adolescent girls.


Albury, NSW
23rd Oct 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Hobart
23rd Oct 2015 Individual versus couple therapy: which one, when and how
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many therapists experience challenges when the relationship focus of individual therapy intensifies, particularly when this involves a request for the partner to be seen. This workshop will provide a framework for how to respond to relationship issues in the context of individual therapy, how to manage the tension between couple and individual work and how to proceed in therapy. Participants will be provided with many practical ideas for dealing with such issues.

Sydney, NSW
23 October 2015 Working with Dreams – Creative ways with Clients’ Dreams & Imagery
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Practitioners are often intrigued with how to work effectively and appropriately with the dreams and rich imagery and metaphors that clients bring to therapy, but feel inadequate for the task. How do you work with the dream and visual images, and stay relational in the therapeutic space at the same time? How can you work with dreams and imagery without placing your own interpretation and agenda onto the client? How can you work more creatively and spontaneously with clients’ metaphors whilst staying on track and creating worthwhile meaning? These are some of the questions we will address in this workshop.

Sydney, NSW
24th Oct 2015 Recognising and working with complex trauma - 2 days of theory and training for working effectively beyong single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Participants will:

  • Increase attunement to the role of non-verbal experience and the body in effective therapy for complex trauma.
  • Recognise the relationship between research findings pertaining to complex trauma and their application to practice.
  • Understand ways in which standard psychotherapeutic approaches (insight-based and cognitive behavioural) may require adaptation and supplement in light of the evolving research base on complex trauma and a basic capacity to tailor familiar ways of working in light of this understanding.
Melbourne, Vic
26th Oct 2015 Child protection and co-morbidity factors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understand the complexity of the relationship between possible risk of child abuse and parental health issues: mental health disorders, substance misuse and intellectual disability. Discover strategies to reduce risk and empower parents and children

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2015 Writing for results
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Writing is the major way we communicate with funders, clients, other services and the community - but all too often, the huge amount of work that goes into an annual report, a submission, our web-page or our correspondence doesn’t achieve the results we want. At this workshop, learn how to write effective, accountable, well structured and persuasive submissions, tenders, expressions of interest, reports and media releases.


Sydney, NSW
27th Oct 2015 Optimising every contact with clients: SF Brief Therapy Advanced
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Counselling aims to support clients in making progress towards a better life. Drawing on Solution Focused Brief Therapy principles and practices offers practitioners practical ways to optimise change without being solution-forcing or dismissive of hardship. The practices are designed to re-kindle clients’ hope that change is possible for them, under their current conditions. The principles help practitioners remain respectful and invitational of change in the face of clients who are harder to engage and appear reluctant and resistant. Preventing practitioner stress and burnout is facilitated through increasing the practices that counsellors can draw on when clients appear not to make sufficient progress.

Sydney, NSW
28th Oct 2015 Diploma of Management get recognised workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment and gain the BSB51107 Diploma of Management. This workshop is for managers, team leaders or coordinators with at least one year’s experience

Sydney, NSW
28th October 2015 Mentalization & Parental Reflective Function- Evidence Based Interventions Addressing Intergenerational Attachment Disturbance & Affect Dysregulation
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to the concept of mentalization and its application to parenting as formulated by Fonagy, Slade and colleagues. An overview of attachment theory across the lifespan will provide a developmental framework and contextualise the importance of mentalization in the formation of affect regulation and a secure attachment relationship.

Melbourne, Vic
28th Oct 2015 AASW (WA) Staying Connected and Making a Difference: Reflecting on Professional identity
Workshop
City West Lotteries House
29th 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
29th Oct 2015 Understanding and working with simple and complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop brings research on trauma and neurobiology together with clinical theory and observations. It will provide participants with a model for how we process emotion and how we resolve trauma. This model will guide clinician’s understanding of how some people fail to resolve trauma and how to approach work with these clients therapeutically. The workshop overviews the theory behind Trauma Therapy and provides a range of relevant techniques.

Sydney, NSW
30th Oct 2015 Let's talk about gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this one day workshop is to increase the awareness and skills related to addressing problem gambling within contexts other than gambling specific services. Learn how to identify when a client may be involved in problem gambling and develop strategies to engage and work with these clients.

Sydney, NSW
30 Oct 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 *
Sydney, NSW
31st Oct 2015 Attachment theory - foundations and recent developments - an introductory update for both beginners and the more knowledgable
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will:

  • enhance client focus by recognising and valuing difference in clinical presentation, especially in regards to trauma
  • modify therapeutic approaches based on new knowledge and an ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways
Sydney, NSW
1st Nov 2015 Attachment theory - therapeutic skills for working with attachment difference
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Attachment Difference and Therapeutic Skills Seminar [no. 2] will cover:

  • Detailed review of differences and research evidence along three domains: expected family history, possible affective-cognitive style and interpersonal competency (Lopex 2009)
  • A comprehensive overview of diverse measurement tools, especially the AAI and self-report approaches.
  • Development of practical approaches for the assessment of attachment difference: to test or not to test?
  • Daly and Mallinckrodt ‘s (2009) findings from expert practitioners on ‘management of therapeutic distance’: practical insights on working with adult attachment avoidance and anxiety.
Sydney, NSW
2nd 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
2nd Nov 2015 Project Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn strategies and skills and the fundamentals of a project management framework. Take away tools to guide a project from start to finish.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2015 Time management and self leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Identify common time mis-management habits and learn how to make use of effective planning systems, even when under pressure.





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Sydney, NSW
4th Nov 2015 Using emotion & attachment to work with couples
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

This two day workshop is grounded in theory, research and clinical experience. It has a focus on developing practical skills for working with couples.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
4th Nov 2015 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide you with clear models of understanding and treating the complexity of personality disorders. It will explore immediate and practical assessment and treatment skills, and demystify the complex - empowering participants to effectively work with clients who suffer from personality disorders

Sydney, NSW
5th 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
5th Nov 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

The nature and contexts in which provide professional supervision is changing. Supervisors both in professional and clinical contexts require new technical skills, knowledge around neuroscience and a capability framework that ensures best practice.

Brisbane, Qld
5th Nov 2015 Manage People Peformance
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Get the best out of your team by learning how to manage people and their workloads effectively, address performance issues, support staff to get great outcomes for your clients, and encourage a positive workplace culture. Develop work plans and the systems needed to monitor work, provide feedback and coaching to staff, to initiate and manage performance support and improvement systems. This workshop is particularly useful for managers of small teams or organisations that do not have trained human resource staff.

Sydney, NSW
5th Nov 2015 Train to be a better trainer
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Do you often try to cover too much content in your training session? Feel that sometimes there's too much 'lecturing' but don’t know how to make it more active? Do you worry about how to make your training relevant to different participants at different levels of knowledge and experience? Do you sometimes have difficulty managing the group? This 3-day hands-on workshop will enhance your skills at designing, conducting and facilitating a training program.



Sydney, NSW
6th Nov 2015 Refining and building upon your ACT skills - how to alter verbal support for experiential avoidance and Rule Governed Behaviour (RGB)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice ACT repertoire of skills and be guided by an experienced ACT therapist.

Sydney, NSW
7th Nov 2015 Neuroscience: Informing and enhancing your clinical work 201 - applying neuroscience to distinguish underlying factors of behaviour and mood
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This second seminar of the three part series moves the focus to the neuroscience of affective disorders like depression, anxiety, panic, stress and PTSD.

Sydney, NSW
8th Nov 2015 Neuroscience: Informing and enhancing your clinical work 301 - learn about the connection between lifestyle, neuroscience and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This third seminar of the series examines the more disturbing and difficult area of neuropathology – when something goes wrong with the biology of the brain and causing serious difficulties for the client.

Sydney, NSW
9th Nov 2015 Beyond Developmental Trauma - what we know about changing brains, and changing outcomes for children and young adults
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore intervention strategies that target or are linked to different neurological systems, and learn how to embed these strategies through individual case planning into a reparative care environment. Your learning will be based on informed neurodevelopmental theory including a range of models

Sydney, NSW
9th Nov 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Sunshine Coast, QLD
10th Nov 2015 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about child-led play therapy. Toys are children’s words and play is their language. Play therapy is a method that optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Learn what play therapy involves and maximise success in engaging with and supporting change for children 2-10

Sydney, NSW
12th 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
12th Nov 2015 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is based on a framework for professional supervision that acknowledges four different functions of supervision: administration, support, development and mediation. It will provide a framework so that you can plan, establish and conduct effective supervision. Build on your skills in facilitating effective reflection, to respond to people’s different stages of professional development, and to adapt to different learning styles.

Sydney, NSW
13th Nov 2015 Shame
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Annandale, NSW
16th 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
16th Nov 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Melbourne, Vic
17th Nov 2015 Mindfulness Based Behaviour Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

This workshop aims to introduce helping professionals to mindfulness as a therapeutic approach. The focus is on experiential learning to ensure that participants develop confidence to practice mindfulness in their own lives, as well as to apply the skills in sessions with clients.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
17th Nov 2015 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.

Sydney, NSW
19th 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, NSW
19th 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
19th Nov 2015 Operational plan: the key tool for managing your organisation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Develop a plan for the day to day running of your organisation or team, based on your strategic plan. Learn how to support and motivate staff and teams to implement the plan and to keep the plan 'on track'.

Sydney, NSW
20th 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
23rd 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
25th Nov 2015 Sex and Sexuality when Counselling Couples
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

At an individual level, sex and sexuality are a complex part of ‘self’, contributed to by our physical well-being, our socialisation, individual experience and experiences, and values and beliefs. When two complex individuals join together sex and sexuality play an important role – for better or worse.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
25th Nov 2015 Northern Networking Group Dinner Series
Meeting

Networking Dinner with guest speaker
Launceston

Kain's Cafe, Launceston
26th 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, NSW
26th Nov 2015 Refining and building upon your ACT skills - how to alter verbal support for experiential avoidance and Rule Governed Behaviour (RGB)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice ACT repertoire of skills and be guided by an experienced ACT therapist.

Melbourne, Vic
27th Nov 2015 Therapist Self Care - becoming a (self) compassionate and psychologically flexible therapist
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for you, the therapist. Whatever you are doing, whatever your clinical background, Mary will focus on meaning and well-being. Whether you are an ACT therapist or not, shaping yourself how you wish to be in session and in your personal life can be a struggle. Compassion and connection with your clients develops with clinical experience, for some with ease for others with struggles. Applying the same principles of care and compassion to yourself can be more challenging.

Melbourne, Vic
27th Nov 2015 Working with parent and family dynamics - clinical skills for working with individuals where parent and family dynamics are evident and for working directly with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will learn:

  • systemic ideas and how to apply these ideas to a family group.
  • a step by step approach to working with a family.
  • family therapy is appropriate and feel confident undertaking a family therapy session.
  • how to apply new solution focused approaches to the challenges of human change.
Sydney, NSW
27th Nov - 28th Nov 2015 National Symposium 2015
Endorsed CPD: 2 day symposium

The 2015 AASW National Symposium will be held over two days in Sydney, Australia and will provide a mix of formal and informal opportunities to engage with others across the full career spectrum to profile social work practice excellence within a changing landscape. The 2015 Symposium will deliver:

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Events: Symposium Dinner ( Friday 27 November 2015)

* Discount for AASW members *

University of Sydney, NSW
28th Nov 2015 Attachment theory - maladaptive attachment, risk and trauma; responding to complexity
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.
  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways.
Sydney, NSW
28th Nov 2015 Mentalization and Parental Reflective Function - evidence based interventions addressing intergenerational attachment disturbance and affect dysregulation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to the concept of mentalization and its application to parenting as formulated by Fonagy, Slade and colleagues. An overview of attachment theory across the lifespan will provide a developmental framework and contextualise the importance of mentalization in the formation of affect regulation and a secure attachment relationship.

Melbourne, Vic
29th Nov 2015 Attachment and longer term work: lessons from adult psychdynamic practices
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.

  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways

Sydney, NSW
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
30th Nov 2015 Clinical Hypnosis, Counselling, Relaxation, Stress Management, Guided Imagery, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) Course for Health Professionals
Endorsed CPD: 6 day course

Learn Hypnosis with CBT, Relaxation, Guided Imagery, Counselling techniques and Stress Management in an AASW approved Clinical Certificate course. Practical and cost effective. Leads to the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis with further training. For health professionals by health professionals.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Sydney, NSW
3rd Dec 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Darwin, NT
6th 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 Achieving Work Outcomes
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Every staff member needs to meet their targets and achieve their work goals in order for great services to be delivered to clients. No matter what role you occupy you need to work effectively with others, either internal or external to your organisation. Strategies to assist with this are explored in this course.

Online
ongoing Assessment of clients
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Assessment of clients depends on the gathering of useful information so that suitable services can be identified. The information comes from a range of sources, both formal and informal

Online
ongoing Being an Advocate
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community and health sector workers are often required to represent the interests of their clients or the communities in which they work. This distance package examines how to approach this role in forums and other participative processes.

Online
ongoing Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Casework is at the core of many community service roles. Aimed at new or inexperienced case workers, this distance package covers the basic theories and practices of good case management.

Online
19th Feb 2016 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
ongoing Client Services Delivery
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The development of an appropriate service delivery plan is central to providing quality services to clients. This plan then needs to be implemented and monitored, all with the participation of the client.

Online
ongoing Communication and groupwork basics
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic theories and skills in communication, groupwork and conflict management and provides exercises to enable these skills to be used in the workplace.

Online
ongoing Community development: introduction
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community development work aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. This work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to capacity development, through public social change processes. The focus of this package is on how to work with communities in order for their voices to be heard.

Online
ongoing Community work principles and theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The basic theories and principles that underpin community work and guide practice in the sector are outlined in this distance package. The overview will be particularly useful to those new to the sector, but also valuable in gaining a wider perspective.

Online
ongoing Continuous improvement
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A continuous improvement or quality management system is essential to ensure that our teams and organisations stay on track with quality service delivery, even when workloads are demanding. Identify tools and techniques that you can use to monitor and review your team or organisation’s performance, identify areas of improvement, and initiate new strategies to improve quality.

Online
ongoing Counselling frameworks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Not all community workers are counsellors but all community workers can benefit from an understanding of how to establish an appropriate relationship with a client and to guide clients through telling their story as a basis for assessing needs and identifying services.

Online
ongoing Counselling fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This online course is an introduction to the work of counselling. It is the first module for the Diploma of Counselling but can also be completed as a stand alone module. It is delivered online and through video, assessor contact, role-plays and a textbook is provided.

Online
ongoing Cultural diversity: promoting communication and inclusion
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Sensitivity to the qualities and needs of people from diverse cultures is an expected part of work practice in the community sector. This package provides the opportunity to learn about cultures, reflect on your attitudes and beliefs, and make changes to practice in order to improve communication with, and inclusion of, diverse cultures in the workplace.


Online
ongoing Develop and implement community programs
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic strategies involved in identifying and responding to a community issue, by developing and implementing a community development plan

Online
ongoing Effective networking
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations in the community sector rely on networks to be able to provide the best service for clients. Are your networks getting the right outcomes? If not, why not? This distance package explores the strategies and skills needed not only to liaise with established links but also to develop new networks.

Online
ongoing Effective program development
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A strong understanding of community and client needs will guide the development of effective programs.

Online
ongoing Ethical and Effective Practice in Human Services
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Learn to work effectively in the human services sector by understanding the legislation that impacts on your work role, thinking through ethical situations and considering strategies in response.

Online
ongoing Human development theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance package focuses on the human lifespan and development stages and on a variety of theories around this topic such as attachment theory, behaviour change models and socialisation theory

Online
ongoing Indicators and impacts
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic indicators of significant issues that may affect clients and examines the impact of these issues on clients and your work with clients.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Providing a basic introduction to the values, services and approaches applied to work in the alcohol and other drugs sector, this is an introductory level distance kit which is useful for anyone who is new to working with clients with alcohol and other drug issues.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Mental Health field
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basics of the mental health sector, including an understanding of the services that are available.

Online
ongoing Introduction to trauma
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit introduces the basics of trauma, indications and impact on developmental stages.

Online
ongoing Making referrals
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Making referrals is a part of many jobs in the community sector. This kit contains suggested methods to improve referral practices.

Online
ongoing Manage Budgets and Finances
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

If the words 'budget', 'debt recovery' and 'cash flow' bring fear into your heart this package is for you. It covers the whole of the financial management process, including setting financial goals, planning a budget, working with staff to effectively implement and monitor the budget and reporting financial information. The theory is well supported by practical activities.

Online
ongoing Manage workplace information
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations need effective information so that they can plan and respond to needs in their community. This information might come from clients, potential clients, community members, funding bodies or from within your own organisation. How do you collate and analyse this information, so that appropriate aspects can be incorporated into your practice?

Online
ongoing Managing an ethical and effective workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Managers of community sector organisations need to have a clear understanding of legislation, ethical practice, regulatory frameworks and accreditation requirements so that they can respond appropriately and effectively to ethical and legal issues that arise in their workplaces. This ensures that service delivery to clients is of a high quality and upholds their rights and interests

Online
ongoing Managing WHS and other workplace risks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Risk is a part of everything we do. This distance package provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in risk management in general, with a focus on Work Health and Safety in particular, by looking at relevant legislation, common practices, record keeping and the importance of consultation and teamwork.

Online
ongoing Monitoring and reviewing client work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Effective monitoring of client work enables changes to be made as needed. Reviewing client work provides information on what is working well both at the individual and organisation level.

Online
ongoing Recruit, select and induct staff
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Successful recruitment and induction of staff is essential for the organisation’s short term needs and long term development. We need to find people who are the most suitable for the job as the results of ineffective recruitment can be additional financial expense, disrupted workplaces and stressed staff.

Online
ongoing Reflect on your practice
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Ever taken the time out to reflect on your own work? Ever wondered if you aim too high or aim too low with your own expectations of yourself? What can you do to improve your work practices? Are you ready to meet the future needs of our sector? So many questions but only you have the answers!

Online
Ongoing Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 WHICH WAS HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014.

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. 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.

* Free course *

Online
Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
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