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New South Wales

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

Learn about the unique stresses of front line emergency services personnel (police, firefighters, paramedics and rescue personnel) and gain an understanding of the culture of emergency services lifestyle, including impact on family members.

Various, NSW
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
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The information in this one day course is a condensed opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in internal control psychology. The concepts presented in this course are those of Choice Theory® psychology which is an explanation of how the brain functions to integrate information. The aim of presenting a one day course is to encourage people to participate in CPD training in internal control psychology. Participants of this course can then go onto participate in the Basic Intensive Training with a one day credit. It is hoped that this creates a more flexible option for people for training as it can be hard to book in for 4 day courses.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
to be confirmed Basic practicum in choice theory reality therapy and lead management
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This practicum serves to assist participants to increase their knowledge base in CT RT and LM and importantly increase their skills by focusing on skills development experiences these applications in practice. Participants will be taught the value of questioning techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstration role-plays, practice, experimental exercises and discussions of Dr Glasser's ideas.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
19th Oct 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD: workshops

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence based, experiential educational course that brings together mindfulness practises with current understandings about the brain & human functioning. The course will nurture you, increase your understanding of mindfulness based interventions (MBI's), and inform your clinical practice.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
21st Oct 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD: workshops

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence based, experiential educational course that brings together mindfulness practises with current understandings about the brain & human functioning. The course will nurture you, increase your understanding of mindfulness based interventions (MBI's), and inform your clinical practice.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
15-16 Dec 2016 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults: An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based intervention for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders across a wide age range of clients from children to the elderly. This introductory course presents an overview of IPT for adolescents and adults, then focuses on the development of the skills required to implement an effective IPT intervention.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
28th - 29th Jan 2017 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
2nd Feb 2017 Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. Two days of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Narrative practitioners believe that individuals and their stores are significantly shaped by the culture or cultures in which they live. Our ideas and experiences of love, gender, success, decency, family, work, health, normality and every aspect of life, are shaped by discourses derived from culture. This 2 day workshop will allow participants to use a narrative lens on their experience as a person and a therapist.

Sydney, NSW
4th Feb 2017 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

Family work can be daunting and requires a different set of therapy skills to working with individuals. It is a move away from intra- psychic to working interpersonally. This workshop is designed to give both beginner and experienced therapists the opportunity to learn systemic concepts when working with family groups and to build confidence.

Sydney, NSW
12th Feb 2017 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents - latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workers and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

Sydney, NSW
17th Feb 2017 Exploring attachment difference: recent findings (2013-2016) and clinical considerations.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar introduces the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on attachment differences.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Feb 2017 A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Wollongong
2nd Mar 2017 Memory reconsolidation and therapy; new perspectives on cognitive processes and varieties of memory in our work with clients - Seminar one of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three part primer for professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss situated cognition.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Mar 2017 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 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 a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
4th Mar 2017 Exploring emotions as unfolding experience; emerging insights from emotion research & value for psychotherapy Seminar two of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

Sydney, NSW
16th Mar 2017 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - Manualised, Evidence-Based Therapy For Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

CPT is a cognitive-behavioural treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This two-day workshop aims at developing skills in delivering, CPT an evidenced based therapy.

Sydney, NSW
18th Mar 2017 Engaging individual personality differences in therapy: responding more effectively to clients - Seminar three of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss situated cognition.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Mar 2017 Supporting practice with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Sydney, NSW
25th Mar 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Muswellbrook, NSW
25th Mar 2017 The Daring Way™ for Wholehearted Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

Bondi Junction, Sydney
30th Mar 2017 Evidence based relaxation therapy: Psychoneuroimmunology. Evidence based, non invasive, simple, cost-effective and easy to implement techniques for health professionals to teach clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This unique one-day seminar identifies the latest evidence that demonstrates specific connections between thoughts, emotions and health. It includes theoretical, scientific components, practical sessions in relaxation techniques and encourages successful implementation of relaxation into clinical practice to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

31st Mar 2017 Schema Therapy. Interventions for change with the Personality Disordered: An introduction to Schema Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Schema Therapy has been designed to treat disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorder. There is now considerable evidence of effectiveness with RCTs.

Sydney, NSW
6th Apr 2017 A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Albury, NSW
26-27 April 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
26-30 April 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
27th Apr 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Sydney, NSW
6th May 2017 The Daring Way™ for Wholehearted Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

Bondi Junction, Sydney
11th May 2017 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

One day workshop will discuss key concepts of positive psychology, evidence based positive psychology techniques, their scope and the practical application of the interventions.

Sydney, NSW
12th May 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - one day of training focusing in particular upon Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders and their associated challenging behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD and NPD, with a focus on: learning to identify the symptom clusters of BPD and NPD; understanding the lived experience of consumers with BPD and NPD; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

Sydney, NSW
12th May 2017 Foundation for trauma informed care and practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

Newcastle, NSW
12th May 2017 What's Snow White got to do with it? Working with complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, Naomi provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The characters in the story will provide a conceptual framework applicable to all trauma symptoms and behaviours, including diagnosis such as post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma related psychosis, somatic symptom disorder, borderline personality disorder, traumatic grief and depression.

Sydney, NSW
18th May 2017 A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Sydney, NSW
20th May 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Armidale, NSW
20th May 2017 2017 Professional Practice Symposium
Endorsed CPD: 1 day symposium

The 2017 Professional Practice Symposium aims to engage you with your community in the spirit of enquiry, learning, sharing and development. Our speakers will explore issues that are important considerations for professionals in the field of mental health and social care.

Sydney, NSW
27th May 2017 Existential perspectives on therapeutic interventions. One day of training for introducing existential perspectives in therapy practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course aims to introduce participants to existential theory as something inherent in all client presentations, with a view to broaden their practice framework and interventions.

Sydney, NSW
8-9 June 2017 Group Therapy Training. Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

Sydney, NSW
15th Jun 2017 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar expands the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on risk associated with maladaptive attachment.

Sydney, NSW
16-17 June 2017 Integrating the creative skills of Gestalt Therapy into practice. A practical two day theory and training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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. The Gestalt approach is holistic and awareness-centred and has a central focus on relationship and learning through direct experience.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jun 2017 Foundation for trauma informed care and practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Jun 2017 Attachment, caregiving, sexuality and power, clinical implications of complex behavioural systems.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar discusses the basics of Attachment theory and empirical findings accompanying each of the three systems. Practical applications will be integrated throughout the day.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Jun 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a one day course designed to give both new and experienced therapists the confidence and skills to work with a couple – particularly a couple who has presented in crisis.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Jun 2017 Supporting practice with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Tamworth, NSW
24th Jun 2017 Arbitrary mind mapping: rapid breakthrough with stuck clients. Curiosity approach opening doorways of possibility in difficult client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Arbitrary Mental Mapping (AMM) is a pivotal technique that has emerged from the Curiosity Approach. An overview of the theory and science behind the Curiosity Approach will be presented to give everyone a clear understanding of the principles, but the day will be predominantly experiential.

Sydney, NSW
15-17 Jul 2017 Core Course - Bereavement Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

This core course in Bereavement Counselling has been created for those who already have training and experience in general counselling. This course has a strong skills focus and provides a comprehensive overview of the personal characteristics and professional education and training that are needed to be an effective bereavement counsellor.

Sydney, NSW
20th - 21st July 2017 RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017
Conference

RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017, Albury

'Inspirational Rural Social Work Practice'

Albury Entertainment Centre - Albury, NSW
27-28 Jul 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
11th Aug 2017 Clinical hypnosis for health professionals - two day training to enhance existing therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this 2 day workshop you will be taught to identify where your existing techniques encompass the hypnotic state. By understanding the constituents of the hypnotic state gives you the capacity to delineate when hypnosis already exists in your techniques and therapy and gives you the capacity to use those techniques hypnotically. Alternatively, you can also use what you will learn in this workshop as a stand-alone technique to reinforce existing frameworks.

Sydney, NSW
14-18 Aug 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
18th Aug 2017 Existential perspectives on therapeutic interventions. One day of training for introducing existential perspectives in therapy practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course aims to introduce participants to existential theory as something inherent in all client presentations, with a view to broaden their practice framework and interventions.

Sydney, NSW
25th Aug 2017 Holistic Assessment and Formulation. For practitioners working with young people and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop explores strategies for making the assessment and case formulation process meaningful for both the client and the clinician. A holistic model for assessment, formulation and treatment for young people and adults will be outlined.

Sydney, NSW
26th Aug 2017 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will highlight ways in which IPT-A is developmentally appropriate for young people. A brief overview of the evidence base, theory, framework and techniques of IPT-A will be presented. General principles for working with adolescents and young adults, drawn from a range of therapy approaches, including IPT, will then be explored.

Sydney, NSW
1st Sep 2017 Out of awareness: working with self states and dissociation. Recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar introduces the phenomenon of dissociation in its various forms, it also addresses the high stakes of attending to dissociation in the context of therapy.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Sep 2017 Death Literacy - 10 things to know
Endorsed CPD: 1 day event

Develop a workplace culture that responds well to staff members experiencing loss. Join us for a unique experience to explore values and contemporary research to fundamentally strengthen your culture.

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in an integrated practice. A one-day introductory training workshop including basic theory and practical skills training for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

On this one-day workshop, participants will have exposure to a very brief historical roots of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies: present and goal focused, and on the person, not the problem etc. There are definite advantages to SFBT, especially when sessions are limited and these will be presented and discussed along with some of the disadvantages of SFBT.

Sydney, NSW
21st Oct 2017 Working with dreams and imagery in therapy practice. A practical and creative one day training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

During this workshop various creative ways of understanding and exploring dreams and imagery filtered through the backdrop of Gestalt Therapy will be explored.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2017 Working with high conflict couples. Practical applications for engaging and managing high conflict couples work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a practical course where students are provided with clear ideas and process steps. You will be shown show how to move a high conflict couple session in a productive and helpful way. Learning will be by class discussion, group work, DVDs and case presentations.

Sydney, NSW
16-17 Nov 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - two days of theory and training for working effectively beyond single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day training event addresses the stakes of recognising and responding to complex trauma (which comes in many guises) in light of current research findings and their implications for treatment.

Sydney, NSW
25th Nov 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
25-29 Nov 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
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