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North Queensland

Date Event Location
On demand Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The mental state examination (MSE) is a core tool used by clinical mental health professionals to collect information about an individual’s mental state. Data is gathered from a face-to-face interview and criteria are used to describe a person’s mental state according to nine core components.

On Demand Mental Health Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

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

On Demand Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

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.

On Demand Supervising Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This two (2) 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.

On Demand Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop provides mental health practitioners with a six step risk assessment and management process which is applicable to most mental health services across Queensland.

The process provides an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of consumer risks.

On Demand Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This one day workshop has been designed to orient mental health clinicians
and practitioners to the expectations and processes involved in receiving and delivering clinical supervision.

On Demand Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focusses on improving the confidence and effectiveness of mental health practitioners working with mental health consumers at risk of suicide. In addition, being able to determine and follow up on the appropriate course of action for the consumer, their family or carer is central to intervention and recovery.

On Demand Supervisor
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or soon to be) within a mental health service setting. The training is practical and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model.

On Demand Provide a Brief Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day 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.

On Demand Mental Health Educator
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Workshop

The Mental Health Educator Development 3 day forum provides participants with the knowledge and skills to further their development and professional competency as a trainer, facilitator or educator.

The program explores the development of education sessions for delivery to Queensland Health Mental Health staff. This includes determining learning needs and desired learning outcomes, as well as the principles of adult learning and how these can be addressed by a range of learning activities.

Online eLearning: Employment for people with a mental illness: Understanding the individual placement and support model
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (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 eLearning: Cognition and mental health - The impact on day-to-day functioning
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (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.

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

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

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
2nd Jun 2016 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 *
Cairns
02/06/16 MAKING THE MOST OF SUPERVISION
Workshop

DATE: Thursday, 2nd June 2016

TIME: 08.45am - 12.30pm

VENUE: NQLD AASW Branch Office (4 - 14 Ronan Street, Vincent)

COST: Members: $80.00, Non-Members: $100.00, Students: $40.00

6th - 7th Aug 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion Introduction 2-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

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

Townsville
6th - 9th Aug 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 4-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 4 - Day Workshop

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

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

Townsville
26th Aug 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Cairns
7th Oct 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Rockhampton
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers