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Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
Online
Regional, Rural & Remote Practice Group
Practice Group

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

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

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

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
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) National Program
Endorsed CPD: Online Courses

Online support system for Aged Care Assessment Team Members

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by Dr Joan Garvan

Online
Mental Health Social Support Workshop
Endorsed CPD - Workshop

Mental Health Social Support (MHSS) is a short course that equips participants with the skills needed to be more effective in supporting those directly or indirectly exposed to sudden or long-term stress and trauma.

www.mhss.net.au/find-a-course

Introduction to Art Therapy/Art Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology and Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Many Social Workers work in mental health arena and are often assisting people with emotional regulation problems. This training course assists in the treatment of patients suffering Borderline Personality Disorder, BiPolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and is helpful for people of all ages.

Tweed Heads, NSW
Talking about Mental Illness
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

Talking about Mental Illness will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the most common mental illnesses, how they affect someone and how you can most effectively communicate with them about their illness. Most people are afraid to talk about mental illness but this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to be the person who can talk about this topic in comfort and with confidence.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
Recovery from Mental Illness
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

What is Recovery from Mental Illness? Whether you're a mental health professional, carer or someone living with a mental illness, you need to understand Recovery. Make sure that when you engage with your client, friend or loved one that you do so in a way that truly supports their Recovery.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
Behind The Seen – Emergency Services See What Others Don’t
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Learn about the unique stresses of emergency services personnel and gain an understanding of the culture of emergency services lifestyle, including impact on family members.

Various, NSW
Professional Development Australia
Endorsed CPD: online courses

PDAnow offers a diverse range of short course topics for Allied Health Professionals to meet the generic and individualised needs of professionals in your industry.

Each short course topic takes about an hour to complete, with 71 endorsed courses to choose from.

Online
Mental Health Act 2000 e-learning program
Endorsed CPD: Online Program

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
CCWT 2014 Training Calendar
Endorsed CPD: Multiple Courses

The Centre for Community Welfare Training is the training arm of the Association of Childrens' Welfare Agencies.

The CCWT 2014 Training Calendar includes 195 AASW Endorsed Courses.

Various, NSW
Effective methods for reducing substance misuse: adults, families and Adolescents (3 courses)
Endorsed CPD: Course

Working effectively with substance misuse provides practical skills to help people reduce their substance use and improve their well-being. The Community Reinforcement Approach family of treatment programs are evidence-based behavioural strategies that work for individuals, families and adolescents.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Various
Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
CPD Endorsed: Grad. Dip

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

Moorabbin, Vic
QC14 Mental Health Assessment and Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

This two day workshop provides mental health staff with the core knowledge and skills required in undertaking mental health assessments and assessing capacity of consumers.

Various
30907QLD Course in Administering a Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

The intended purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to support them in administering a Mental State Examination.

Various
e-Learning Program: Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

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
e-Learning Program: Dual Diagnosis
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

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

Online
e-Learning Program: Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

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

Online
QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This workshop focuses on improving confidence and effectiveness in mental health practitioners carrying out a risk assessment for suicide. In addition, being able to determine and follow up on the appropriate course of action for the individual, their family or carer.

Various
QC4 Supervisor – Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

This two day workshop is practical and comprehensive and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model and is for people who are providing clinical supervision to mental health clinicians.

Various
QC8 Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This one day workshop has been designed as the foundation training for all mental health staff involved in clinical supervision. The workshop addresses the expectations and processes involved in effective clinical supervision through both experiential and didactic learning.

Various
QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management – Level 1
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This one day workshop provides mental health practitioners with a 6 step risk assessment and management process which is immediately applicable in the workplace. The training allows clinicians to practice the 6 step process before they complete a practical competency based assessment. The workshop is suitable for both novice and experienced clinicians as it steps out not only the process for conducting risk assessments but reflects on a range of clinical issues impacting good clinical reasoning and judgement.

Various
QC10 Case Management
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This training discusses the skills and knowledge required for effective case management with mental health consumers.

Various
QC11 Provide a Brief Intervention
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide a framework for brief interventions - practical, timely and responsive therapeutic techniques that are focused upon an individual’s needs and goals within mental health settings.

Various
QC12 Supervising Supervisors – Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

This two day training workshop provides a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing clinical supervision to those who are themselves clinical supervisors.

Various
QC13 Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This training program is designed to enhance a mental health clinician’s understanding of the concept of capacity and explores the options for substitute decision making for individuals who lack capacity.

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

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

Online
Clinical Hypnosis & CBT
Endorsed CPD: 6-day Course

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Sydney
Field Education Seminar Series 2014
Endorsed CPD: Seminar

This two-part seminar series aims to introduce new field educators to the key themes concerning field learning and supervision, as well as offering a refresher opportunity to those practitioners with Field Education experience.

Alcohol and Other Drug: Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

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

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

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

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

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

Online
Diploma in Holistic Counselling
Endorsed CPD: Dip Course

A profoundly transforming personal and professional counselling qualification that uses colour, sand, clay, gesture, sound to create engaging experiential learning and interventions for working with diverse client groups. Explore counselling issues at different stages of the lifespan and practice holistic counselling sequences in sessions with peers and clients.

Various
Using e-mental health services
Endorsed CPD: On-line course

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

Online
The Coach Approach - Making a Real Difference
CPD Endorsed

This workshop is based on the current Coaching literature and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coaching Core competencies.

It will cover what the “Coach Approach” is, who we use coaching with, what the of benefits of using the Coach Approach are and how to implement it.

Bentleigh
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
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
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
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
Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

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

Various
Fighting Fair: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day course will assist professionals to explore conflict and impart the essential principles and process of mediation.

* Discount to AASW members *

Various
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
Responding to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Responding to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in working with children and families.

Various, Vic
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 *

Various
22 Sep 2014 Rose Garden September 22nd
Seminar

A discussion of "Person directed support and the National Disability Insurance Scheme - AASW and ACT perspectives".

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore (Adjunct Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services, Charles Sturt University).

The Canberra Hospital Building 24, room 2

See map link: http://www.health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=&did=10058667

Discussion will begin at 5.30pm promptly.

Cost: $5 per person to cover nibbles and drinks

RSVP by 12 noon on Monday 22 September 2014 to aasw.act@aasw.asn.au or to Michel Hansen at kenlor2000@iinet.net.au

23 Sep 2014 Supervision and State of Being: Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly interactive, practical, two-day course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision. It is followed by Supervision and State of Being: Level 2 in October.

** Discount applies for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
25 Sep 2014 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

25th September 2014

5.30pm

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

29 Sep 2014 Creative Interventions with Children with Trauma Workshop
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 who have been affected by traumatic events.​

Bondi Junction, Sydney
30 Sept 2014 Understanding Grooming Behaviours and Child Safety
AASW Workshop

The recent media attention in this area has resulted in Social Workers and other Community Workers recognizing that offenders of Child Abuse are present in all professions and that they need further skills in recognising offenders and the behaviours that they show to gain people's trust.

Education Development Centre
1 Oct 2014 AASW (WA) Assessments as Therapeutic Tools
Workshop

Assessments as Therapeutic Tools at City West Lotteries House West Perth

City West Lotteries House
7 Oct 2014 Relapse Prevention and Management
Endorsed CPD: 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.

Brisbane, Qld
12 Oct 2014 Mindful Self Compassion Core Skills Workshop
Endorsed CPD: course

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

13 Oct 2014 Clinical Course in Hypnosis, CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery, Counselling, Relaxation and Stress Management
Endorsed CPD: Course

Learn Hypnosis with CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
16 Oct 2014 AASW SA Annual General Meeting 16 October 2014
AASW SA 2014 Branch Annual General Meeting

SA Branch 2014 AGM

Guest Speaker
Mr Michael O'Connell
Commissioner for Victims Rights

16 & 17 October 2014 AASW (WA) Uncovering Professional and Ethical Dilemmas for the Future
Seminar

Uncovering Professional and Ethical Dilemmas for the Future
An opportunity for managers and workers to explore the application of workplace changes following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

17 Oct 2014 Counselling the youth of the new millenium
Endorsed CPD: Seminar

Counselling the youth of the new millenium - clinical skills for understanding and relating to today's youth presented by Adrian Hellwig.

Ultimo, Sydney
17 Oct 2014 A new grief work model - beyond death and dying
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This presentation emphasises an expanded clinical framework of the grieving process that builds upon Elizabeth Kubler Ross' orginial model of death and dying, by broadening and incorporating the conceptualisation of loss to include neglect, abuse and trauma.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount to AASW Members *

Chippendale, Sydney
17 Oct 2014 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 4 hour workshop

Mickey Skidmore is presenting a detailed overview of the clinical and diagnostic criteria of the 10 "classic" personality disorders; and 5 other often mentioned or recognised categories under consideration or currently undergoing additional study as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Associations' classification of mental disorders.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount to AASW members *

Chippendale, Sydney
18 Oct 2014 Workshop for Private Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

A one day workshop designed to meet the needs of Social Workers setting up and developing a private practice. Particular focus on the market requirements and opportunities for accredited Mental Health Social Workers.

Melbourne, Vic
18 Oct 2014 Group Psychotherapy, Leadership and Facilitation Skills
Endorsed CPD: 5 day training program

A 5-day intensive training program in skills development in Group Leadership and Facilitation. Would you like to be more effective in your group therapy work and offer clients added services, deepening their relationship skills, by participating in an interpersonal group process experience?

*FPS Relevant*
Wesley Hospital, Ashfield, NSW
19 Oct 2014 Teaching Mindfulness to our Clients
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Teachning Mindfulness to our Clients - practical strategies, skills training and case-work for enhancing client outcomes

Presented by Barbara Jones

Ultimo, Sydney
21 Oct 2014 Positive risk taking: client centred approaches for social workers
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

A full day workshop, designed for social workers in the mental health and criminal justice fields, working with high risk and complex client groups.

Paul Mullen Centre, Clifton HIll
22 Oct 2014 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

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

** Discount applies for AASW Members **

Melbourne, Vic
22 Oct 2014 Western Region Evening Networking session
Meeting

22nd October 2014

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

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

Wheatsheaf Hotel
24 Oct 2014 Foundations of Mediation
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

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

* Discount to AASW members *

Moorabbin, Vic
24 Oct 2014 Bumps in the Road: Recognising and Diagnosing Mood Disorders in Young People
AASW CPD Activity

The aim of this workshop is to empower clinicians working with young people with a greater appreciation of the complexities of the depression subtypes, the impact of stress and personality styles and a clearer understanding of both medical and psychological treatments. The workshop also provides practical strategies for relapse prevention and resilience building.

AASW NSW Branch Office
24 Oct 2014 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
24 Oct 2014 Action methods - techniques for when clients get stuck and therapists get frustrated
Endorsed CPD: Two day seminar

Two day seminar presented by Dr Ari Badaines on "Action methods - techniques for when clients get stuck and therapists get frustrated"

Ultimo, Sydney
24 Oct 2014 Difficult but Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations. This course will explore the difficult conversation utilising the Harvard Negotiation Project model.

* Discount to AASW members *

Mantra - Southbank
27 Oct 2014 Creative Therapy with Young People Workshop
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 skills for change.

Bondi Junction, Sydney
28 Oct 2014 AASW WA Annual General Meeting 2014
AASW WA Branch Annual General Meeting

6:00 to 8pm CWLH, 2 Delhi St, West Perth

Guest Speaker at 7pm: Hon Stephen Dawson MLC
Shadow Minister for Children Protection, Disability Services and Mental Health

The AASW National CEO and the National President will also be in attendance and will be available to answer questions on AASW matters in particular proposed changes to the Constitution.

Conference Room, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth
28 Oct 2014 How to Apply to become an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Workshop

This workshop is aimed towards answering your questions and simplifying the application process for Mental Health Accreditation as well as linking applicants with Accreditation Coaches.

Education Development Centre
30 Oct 2014 Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

Therapists regularly confront the insidious impact of shame on their traumatised clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with grounded trauma-informed treatment. Using lecture, videotape, and experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy, participants will learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance.

Brisbane, Qld
31 Oct 2014 Professional Development for Supervisors - considering the self within the supervisory relationship
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

One day professional development opportunity for supervisors presented by Dr Elizabeth Riley

Ultimo, Sydney
2 Nov 2014 Ernest Rossi's 'Mirror Hand' Technique
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Ernest Rossi's 'Mirror Hand' Technique: a non-directive hypnotherapeutic process

Presented by Richard Hill

Ultimo, Sydney
5 Nov 2014 The Art of Grieving
Endorsed CPD: workshop

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

Bondi Junction, Sydney
6 Nov 2014 Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

Therapists regularly confront the insidious impact of shame on their traumatized clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with grounded trauma-informed treatment. Using lecture, videotape, and experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy, participants will learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance.

Melbourne, Vic
6 Nov 2014 5 day supervision course
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
7 Nov 2014 AASW (WA) The future of social work education: how can we respond to field education shortages?
Forum

The future of social work education: how can we respond to field education shortages?

For educators, students, field educators (supervisors), managers and practitioners committed to graduating competent social workers.

City West Lotteries House
8 Nov 2014 Attachment Theory: Foundations and Current Relevance
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Attachment Theory: Foundations and Current Relevance

Presented by Kevin Keith

Ultimo, Sydney
9 Nov 2014 Attachment Theory: Clinical Assessment / Measurement and Interventions across the Lifespan
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Attachment Theory: Clinical Assessment / Measurement and Interventions across the Lifespan

Presented by Kevin Keith

Ultimo, Sydney
10 Nov 2014 Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

Therapists regularly confront the insidious impact of shame on their traumatised clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with grounded trauma-informed treatment. Using lecture, videotape, and experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy, participants will learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance.

Sydney
11 Nov 2014 Vic Branch Events for Students & New Graduates - Finding Your First Social Work Job & Thriving In It
AASW CPD Activity

Events for Students & New Graduates

The AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to offer four sessions for social work students and new graduates. These information sessions are being offered free of charge and are open to both AASW members & Non-members. The full program can be viewed here.

Finding Your First Social Work Job & Thriving In It

This session is specifically for final year students, as they get ready to leave university and begin seeking their first social work position. We cover: searching for your first job, preparing for interviews, choosing referees and developing sustainable self care.

Presented by: Lisa Derham & Laurenza Buglisi.

This session is open to final year social work students.

AASW Melbourne Office
13 Nov 2014 Mediating Property and Financial Matters
Endorsed CPD: 3-day Workshop

Mediating Property and Financial Matters is a three day course designed to equip practitioners with specialist knowledge, strategies and techniques to assist clients obtain practical and sustainable outcomes pursuant to property and financial matters.

Moorabbin, Vic
13 Nov 2014 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Endorsed CPD: 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
14 Nov 2014 AASW TAS Annual General Meeting 2014
Meeting

2014 AASW TAS Annual General Meeting

Launceston

Launceston
14 Nov 2014 Supervision - St Luke's Uniting Church
Workshop
Education Development Centre
15 Nov 2014 Working confidentially with sexual difficulties
Endorsed CPD: 2 day seminar

Two day seminar presented by Dr Ari Badaines on "Working confidentially with sexual difficulties understanding, assessing and working with sexual issues and how to effectively deal with sexual attraction within the therapeutic relationship".

Ultimo, Sydney
17 Nov 2014 Violence Risk Assessment Using the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) is a set of guidelines for comprehensive violence risk assessment and management for adolescents and transition age youth based on the Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) model.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney
21 Nov 2014 Transpersonal psychology and counselling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

One day professional development activity presented by Dr Donna Golding on "Transpersonal psychology and counselling - a practical training seminar for developing clinical skills and tools"

Ultimo, Sydney
22 Nov 2014 Working with perinatal mood disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

One day seminar presented by Melissa Hughes on 'working with perinatal mood disorders - assessing, measuring and working with depression, anxiety and distress during pregnancy and early parenthood'.

Ultimo, Sydney
23 Nov 2014 Curiosity oriented approach - new ways of working with therapy resistance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

One day seminar presented by Richard Hill on 'the curiosity oriented approach - new ways of working with therapy resistance'.

Ultimo, Sydney
24 Nov 2014 Creative Interventions with Children with Anxiety Workshop
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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Bondi Junction, Sydney
24 Nov 2014 Violence Risk Assessment Using the Historical-Clinical-Risk-Management-20, Version 3 (HCR-20)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This training is on the newest version of the world’s leading violence risk assessment instrument. The HCR-20v3 is a set of guidelines for comprehensive violence risk assessment and management based on the Structured Professional Judgement (SPJ) model.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount to AASW members *

Sydney
26 Nov 2014 Unlocking Infant and Early Childhood Trauma!
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
27 Nov 2014 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

27th November 2014

5.30pm

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

27 Nov 2014 Fighting Fair: Advanced Mediation Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day interactive workshop 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 to AASW members *

Mantra - Southbank
29 Nov 2014 Attachment Theory: Developmental Psychopathology and Trauma; Understanding and Responding to Complexity
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Attachment Theory: Developmental Psychopathology and Trauma; Understanding and Responding to Complexity

Presented by Kevin Keith

Ultimo, Sydney
29 Nov 2014 Working with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: one day seminar

One day seminar presented by Jacqueline McDiarmid on 'working with parents and families - step by step processes and skills for client application'

Melbourne, Vic
30 Nov 2014 Attachment Theory and Current Psychodynamic Practices
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Attachment Theory and Current Psychodynamic Practices

Presented by Kevin Keith

Ultimo, Sydney
1 Dec 2014 Clinical Course in Hypnosis, CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery, Counselling, Relaxation and Stress Management
Endorsed CPD: Course

Learn Hypnosis with CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery 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
1 Dec 2014 Mindful Self Compassion
CPD Endorsed: 5 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 “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
31 Dec 2014 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.

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Online
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
31 Dec 2014 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
Chronic Condition Self-management Support Tools Course
Endorsed CPD: Online course

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

Online
31 Dec 2014 Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
AASW Online Course

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

​**Discount to AASW Members**

Online
25 Feb 2015 Western region Evening Networking session
Other

25th February 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

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

Wheatsheaf Hotel
13 Mar 2015 Shark Cage® Training
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
26 Mar 2015 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

26th March 2015

5.30pm

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

29 Apr 2015 Western Region Evening Networking session
Meeting

29th April 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

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

Wheatsheaf Hotel
28 May 2015 Adelaide Networking Group
Meeting

28th May 2015

5.30pm

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

24 Jun 2015 Western Region Evening Networking session
Meeting

24th June 2015

5.30pm

Wheatsheaf Hotel

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

Wheatsheaf Hotel
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers