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New South Wales

Date Event Location
18 Jan 2015 Social Work Practice and Nonviolence Deep Ecology and Virtues Project
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Marrickville
9 Feb 2015 Art and Play Therapy for Children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
14 Feb 2015 From the Frontline
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Doyalson, Central Coast NSW
19 Feb 2015 Treating Bipolar Disorder from a Psychological Perspective
Workshop

Members: $210.00

Non members: $270.00

1st Floor, 87-97 Regent Street, Chippendale
23 Feb 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
27 Feb 2015 Foundations for Emotionally Focused Work
Endorsed CPD: 7 day course

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

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

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

Sydney
6 Mar 2015 Working with Emotions
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Annandale, NSW
6 Mar 2015 Tackling the Challenges of Infidelity, Ambivalence and Separation in Couple Counselling
AASW Workshop

This course is for practitioners looking to develop their skills in working with couples who present with common and often challenging relationship problems, specifically in the areas of infidelity, ambivalence and separation issues.

1st Floor, 87-97 Regent Street, Chippendale
9 Mar 2015 Certificate in Art and Play Therapy for Children and Young People
Endorsed CPD: Certificate level training

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

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

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

Burwood, NSW
19 Mar 2015 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: 2 Day Skills Training Workshop
AASW CPD: 2-day Workshop
AASW NSW Branch Office
20 Mar 2015 Couple Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

Burwood, NSW
16 Apr 2015 Therapeutic Doll Making: Connections to the Self
Endorsed CPD: one day workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

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

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

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

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Sydney
27 Apr 2015 Symbols and Sandplay
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

Sydney
1 May 2015 Anger
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Annandale, NSW
22 May 2015 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
29 May 2015 Application of Attachment Theory in Couple Counselling
AASW CPD: Workshop

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

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

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

Annandale, NSW
30 May 2015 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Wollongong
14 Jun 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney
19 Jun 2015 Individual Counselling Course
Endorsed CPD: 7 day course

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
7 Aug 2015 Emotions in Couple Work
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Newcastle, NSW
24 Aug 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
7 Sep 2015 Creative Therapy with Young People
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
11 Sep 2015 Multiple Chair Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Annandale, NSW
21 Sep 2015 Creative Interventions with Children with Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
2 Oct 2015 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Burwood, NSW
9 Oct 2015 Individual Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Burwood, NSW
2 Nov 2015 Art and Play Therapy for Children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
19 Nov 2015 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Byron Bay
26 Nov 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney
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