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New South Wales

Date Event Location
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
9 Mar 2015 Coaching and mentoring for leadership development
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How do we pass on our experience and assist people as they take on leadership roles? How do we develop people’s practice expertise? This workshop will provide a forum for us to develop a sharper picture of the challenges of leadership roles and the skills required. We will trial a range of resources that you can use to establish the mentoring relationship and provide ongoing coaching and support.

Sydney, NSW
9 Mar 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
9 Mar 2015 Effective case work and case management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Campbelltown, NSW
9 Mar 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
10 Mar 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Albury, NSW
10 Mar 2015 Engaging parents: establishing a working alliance with parents/carer of children and young people at risk
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Enhance your clinical practice by using proven skills and strategies to positively engage parents from the outset. Feel more confident when working with families, and develop a personal approach based on clinical wisdom and best practice principles of holistic service delivery. Learn about ways to recruit parents as supportive allies in your work with children, adolescents and families.

Sydney, NSW
10 Mar 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
11 Mar 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Maitland, NSW
11 Mar 2015 Intellectual disability and communication: connecting and respecting
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will further your communication skills with people of differing abilities through creative, experiential and interactive processes. You will hear about some of the barriers to communication from experts (people living with an intellectual disability) and you will discover ways of overcoming them. With enhanced listening, communicating and connecting skills, you will have more confidence in assisting people with disabilities to speak louder and clearer and to live more meaningful and connected lives

Sydney, 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
12 Mar 2015 Connecting effectively over the phone
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Making successful contact with your clients over the phone is often much harder than when face to face. This makes the effectiveness of our service more challenging as most of our first contact is over the phone. Expand and build on your existing listening skills and develop effective telephone communication skills. Practice a variety of strategies to connect and engage with new and established clients over the phone. You will also cover techniques that help you terminate calls respectfully

Dubbo, NSW
12 Mar 2015 Frontline skills for complaint handling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Develop effective skills and appropriate strategies for complaint handling. You will be given a step by step model for dealing with complaints, while examining different types of complainant behaviour and overcoming personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.


Sydney, NSW
16 Mar 2015 'Everybody hurts sometimes' - anger management tools and strategies for young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about anger and explore approaches to anger management in adolescents.
Understand anger and adolescent development, the physiology of anger, mental health issues, disorders and disabilities, risk taking and learn a range of practical tools and strategies to help manage anger.


Sydney, NSW
16 Mar 2015 Social Work Legal Education Seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Slater + Gordon invite you to attend a free legal education seminar in celebration of World Social Work Day.

* Free seminar *

Sydney, NSW
16 Mar 2015 Mediation skills for managers and supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Sorting out conflict is one of the most challenging parts of being a supervisor. After this workshop, you’ll know how to meet that challenge. Learn what mediation is. Decide when it’s appropriate for you to mediate and when you need additional help. Use a five-step process for running a mediation session. Develop the skills to help team members discuss their needs and concerns collaboratively. See how to map a conflict and develop options for solving problems. Discuss ways of handling game-playing or negativity during the conflict resolution process. This course will raise your confidence and give you practical tools for mediating everyday workplace conflicts

Sydney, NSW
17 Mar 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 3 day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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


Sydney, NSW
17 Mar 2015 Grant and tender writing
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

When there is so much competition for funding, you need to make sure that your grant applications/tenders are focused, easy to read and persuasive. This workshop will ensure that the way you write the application is effective, and that your applications/tenders meet the needs of the funders. Bring examples of grants applications or submissions you want to work on.


Merimbula, NSW
17 Mar 2015 2015 South East Sydney Local Health District World Social Work Day Forum
Endorsed CPD: 1 day forum

The South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) World Social Work Day Forum is an annual event which showcases the research and innovation of SESLHD social workers. The aim of the Forum is to encourage our social workers to present on their programs, projects and clinical interventions as well as facilitate a networking opportunity for the 200 social workers who work in SESLHD. This forum is an SESLHD member only event.

* Free forum *

Sydney, NSW
17 Mar 2015 New managers and coordinators
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Tamworth, NSW
17 Mar 2015 NSW Branch World Social Work Day
Social event/presentation

Join us at the NSW Branch Office to meet with other colleagues as we celebrate World Social Work Day.

Martine Simons-Coghill, Convenor of the AASW NSW Brain Injury Practice Group, will present on “Policy & Advocacy in Social Work - How to be ‘political’ and contribute to real change while ‘sticking to the rules’ in a hospital setting.”

6pm for 6:30 start at the Branch Office, 87 Regent St Chippendale.

1st Floor, 87-97 Regent Street, Chippendale
17 Mar 2015 Royal Rehab Social Work Symposium
Endorsed CPD: Symposium

Royal Rehab are hosting their inaugural Social Work Symposium "Promoting the dignity and worth of persons", in celebration of international Social Work day on March 17th.

Sydney, NSW
17/03/2015 University Centre for Rural Health - North Coast
Forum

World Social Work Day Forum - Free Event

Tuesday 17th March 2015

8:45 am to 12:00 pm

at University House, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore

(opposite Lismore Base Hospital Emergency Department)

Social workers and all those interested are welcome to attend.

8:45 Registrations

9:00 – 10:00 Dr Mim Weber - Trauma Informed Care followed by Q&A

10:00 - 10:45 Morning tea (provided) and networking

10:45 – 12:00 Professor Karen Healy - "The biomedical revolution and social work practice: Where to now for a bio-psycho-social approach to social work" followed by Q&A

* Free Forum *

Lismore
19 Mar 2015 Introduction to therapeutic groupwork
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn about therapeutic groupwork and increase your understanding of how groupwork differs from individual therapy. Find out how to work more effectively with groups by haressing the 'power' of the group and develop core skills in working with groups to cement positive and effective therapeutic relationships. The workshop will also explore how to manage group dynamics and relationships and address issues of power and conflict.

Surry Hills, Sydney
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
20 Mar 2015 Loss and Grief working with children and young people - age appropriate interventions and practical strategies to promote healing
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop draws from the “Seasons for Growth” program which is an Australian grief and loss support program for children and young people. The workshop will invite “story telling” as a strategy and emphasise the important role of feeling, thinking, questioning and deciding and doing in order to heal life’s hurts and to bring about change

Sydney, NSW
20 Mar 2015 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
21 Mar 2015 Clinical Hypnosis for Health Professionals - enhance your existing therapy to help your clients manage pain, stress, phobias and more
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Clinical Hypnosis for Health Professionals is designed to facilitate the understanding and professional development of health professionals. On the first day we will cover clinical hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy theories and concepts which will identify the health professionals existing practices which have hypnotic components. Examples of safe pre-hypnotic procedures will be taught and practiced to further reinforce theories and concepts. The learning will be reinforced by practical demonstrations with volunteer group members.

Sydney, 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
23 Mar 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
25 Mar 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Moruya, NSW
25 Mar 2015 Beyond smoke and mirrors: dealing with problem gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
25 Mar 2015 Effective case work and case management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Coffs Harbour
25 Mar 2015 Facilitating parenting groups
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Parenting groups can provide very effective support and learning opportunities for parents. In this workshop, you will learn key skills to establish and facilitate effective parenting groups. Learn how to create an effective group and learning environment that will help parents learn from their experiences. You will try out a variety of resources and skills for facilitation, and map out facilitation skills that are needed at the different stages of group development. You will also explore strategies to address some of the challenges that can arise.


Sydney, NSW
26 Mar 2015 Building parents' reflective capacities
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
26 Mar 2015 Out of Home Care Fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This training session has been designed to provide NGO caseworkers and team leaders who are new to out-of-home care (OOHC) with the information necessary to successfully increase their understanding of the fundamentals of case practice in OOHC.

Campbelltown, NSW
27 Mar 2015 Managing difficult calls
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for any staff who may have to respond to difficult calls. The workshop will cover: managing your own feelings in difficult circumstances; when and how to empathise and when it may be unhelpful to empathise; using language that does not create resistance and how to structure a conversation so that the call is as productive as possible for the client.

Ballina, NSW
30 Mar 2015 Program planning and design
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn to design structured, well-organised and consistent programs to make your services effective. You will explore how to develop clear aims and measurable outcomes, identify costs and resources required, and ways to monitor and evaluate your program

Sydney, NSW
1 Apr 2015 Group therapy training (part one) - a ten week training course for those wishing to facilitate therapeutic groups
Endorsed CPD: 10 week course

This 10 week workshop will allow participants to increase their knowledge of theory and practice of group therapy. Please view full description for further details

Sydney, NSW
1 Apr 2015 Building cultural competence in working with colonised Indigenous peoples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A thought provoking, experiential course that explores the impacts of colonisation and provides tools and strategies to develop your ability to provide culturally competent service delivery

Surry Hills, Sydney
1 Apr 2015 Diploma in Neuroscience Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 9 month course

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

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

Sydney, NSW
1 Apr 2015 Safer home safer future: working with men who use violence in the home
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course will provide a safe and informative practice-based workshop exploring the issue of working with men who use violence in the home. This course is both theory and skills based, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues in relation to their work with men, observe a senior practitioner and practice their own skills.

Sydney, NSW
1 Apr 2015 Seeing the potential within: engaging resistant parents in conversation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore an effective conversation style that utilises both a psychobiological and curiosity approach to engaging parents who are classified as involuntary clients and often labelled as resistant to engagement.


Sydney, NSW
2 Apr 2015 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Introduction
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
10 Apr 2015 Conversations of substance
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This 2 hour workshop will provide you with updated information about community drug trends; knowledge and awareness of local drug issues; tips and strategies for conversations and communication.

* Free workshop *

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

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Sydney, NSW
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 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
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, NSW
21 Apr 2015 Best practice in home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
21 Apr 2015 Development and evaluation of groupwork programs
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore best practice in groupwork program development and quality evaluation tools. Bring along your groupwork program for review and feedback. The workshop uses the Institute of Group Leaders (IGL) Program Endorsement Standards as a benchmark.

Surry Hills, Sydney
21 Apr 2015 Managing difficult behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
22 Apr 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change 2 day regional
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Albury, NSW
23 Apr 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Tamworth, NSW
23 Apr 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Campbelltown, NSW
23 Apr 2015 Connecting effectively over the phone
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Making successful contact with your clients over the phone is often much harder than when face to face. This makes the effectiveness of our service more challenging as most of our first contact is over the phone. Expand and build on your existing listening skills and develop effective telephone communication skills. Practice a variety of strategies to connect and engage with new and established clients over the phone. You will also cover techniques that help you terminate calls respectfully

Surry Hills, Sydney
23 Apr 2015 New managers and coordinators
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
24 Apr 2015 Designing projects: turning ideas into action
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Be a great project or program designer. Find out how to design a project, program or activity using the latest methods and tools in people and community centred design thinking and practice.

Sydney, NSW
24/04/2015 Building Resilience to Mood Disorders
Workshop

The Black Dog Institute, in collaboration with the Australian Association of Social Workers, is running a 6-hour workshop aimed at social workers, psychologists, counsellors and other health professionals who are involved in the long-term management of clients with mood disorders (depression or bipolar disorder).

AASW Members $210.00

Non-members $270.00

AASW NSW Branch Office
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
28 Apr 2015 Enriching lives: improving the self esteem of adolescent girls
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


Sydney, NSW
28 Apr 2015 Introduction to Narrative Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn about Narrative Therapy the hopeful and respectful model of counselling and community work that originated in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1980's in an accessible, fun and thoughtful way. Based on the work of Michael White and David Epston, you will hear about the stimulating theory behind Narrative Therapy, witness some of the ways Narrative Therapy has been used including live demonstrations and through structured exercises practice the ideas that you will be able to use immediately in your work.

Surry Hills, Sydney
28 Apr 2015 Parenting advice: 100 solutions for 100 parenting problems
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Feel confident about responding to any tricky parenting question! This one day practical course is jam-packed with solutions (including emotion coaching, time in and much more) to tricky parenting questions for parents of children aged 0-10 years. You’ll leave feeling confident that your advice is not only helpful for the parent, but based on top-quality research about the best way to support children’s development.

Sydney, NSW
29 Apr 2015 Communicating assertively in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Some people worry that if they are assertive, they will be perceived as aggressive; other people find it hard to say no (even when they want to). Being assertive doesn’t mean not being helpful; or expressing your own wants and needs at the expense of others. Being assertive means being clear, direct, honest and respectful, even in difficult situations. These skills can also be used to improve your communication in all parts of your life.

Sydney, NSW
29 Apr 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Merimbula, NSW
29 Apr 2015 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Wagga Wagga
29 Apr 2015 Recruitment and retention of carers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore innovative recruitment strategies designed to recruit carers to reflect Australia’s diverse communities. Retention strategies which contribute to the longevity of carers’ involvement will be examined from the perspective of both research and a foster carer with over 20 years’ experience.

Sydney, 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, NSW
30 Apr 2015 Beyond Barbed Wire
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

At this interactive and enlightening workshop learn about the NSW prison system, and explore factors that lead to offending and common impacts of imprisonment. Develop practical skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services and supports to clients with histories of imprisonment

Sydney, NSW
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
1 May 2015 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - applying Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) in an integrated practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Brief Psychodynamic Therapy is proving to be an important adjunct to any integrated practitioner’s armoury. This workshop is an opportunity to understand and enjoy its development, underpinnings, applications and outcomes.

Sydney, NSW
1 May 2015 Creating a healthy work environment
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A negative work environment often goes hand in hand with conflict and poor performance. It can sap the energy of the most motivated staff and stifle teamwork. Learn how to create a healthy workplace environment, where staff are energised and motivated and feel safe to contribute their ideas, and team members communicate well and work co-operatively. Develop strategies to turn around an unhealthy workplace environment, and strengthen and create a positive workplace culture that is client or community focused and brings out the best in staff.

Sydney, NSW
2 May 2015 Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy - practical matters for counsellors and psychotherapists
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will allow participants to explore the practical challenges of practice in respect to spirituality and psychotherapy.

Sydney, NSW
4 May 2015 Handling serious child protection allegations against employees
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide you with specialist and practical knowledge to help you deal with some of the more complex challenges associated with handling serious child protection allegations that might be made against employees.

Sydney, NSW
4 May 2015 Mediation skills for managers and supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Sorting out conflict is one of the most challenging parts of being a supervisor. After this workshop, you’ll know how to meet that challenge. Learn what mediation is. Decide when it’s appropriate for you to mediate and when you need additional help. Use a five-step process for running a mediation session. Develop the skills to help team members discuss their needs and concerns collaboratively. See how to map a conflict and develop options for solving problems. Discuss ways of handling game-playing or negativity during the conflict resolution process. This course will raise your confidence and give you practical tools for mediating everyday workplace conflicts

Moruya, NSW
5 May 2015 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
5 May 2015 Culturally reflective casework practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Wollongong
5 May 2015 Let's talk about gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
6 May 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Ballina, NSW
6 May 2015 Diploma of Management get recognised workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
6 May 2015 Journeys to success: coaching young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Equip yourself with new skills and tools to be able to coach a young person in shaping their goals and aspirations, honing their thinking habits and developing life long habits for success as defined by themselves.

Sydney, NSW
7 May 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Maitland, NSW
7 May 2015 Dementia and communication - going into their space
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult problems for people with dementia, their families and carers. Find out about some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and how you can manage these changes. Connect with people with dementia in creative ways and discover new understandings of their communication needs

Sydney, NSW
7 May 2015 Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is one of the evidence-based psychological therapies approved by Medicare for treatment under Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care. Enhance your skills to empower your clients to better meet their interpersonal needs at this experiential and practical workshop. Interpersonal Psychotherapy can enable clients to develop more successful interpersonal skills and improve psychological well-being by overcoming what is not working in their interpersonal life

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Surry Hills, Sydney
8 May 2015 Domestic and family violence: understanding the impact on children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
8 May 2015 Finding hope and purpose again: compassion fatigue
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Examine the impact that working with trauma, abuse and violence has on professionals, and explore the benefit of being compassionate to oneself. You will learn about self care necessary to be an effective practitioner.



Sydney, NSW
11 May 2015 Grant and tender writing
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

When there is so much competition for funding, you need to make sure that your grant applications/tenders are focused, easy to read and persuasive. This workshop will ensure that the way you write the application is effective, and that your applications/tenders meet the needs of the funders. Bring examples of grants applications or submissions you want to work on.


Sydney, NSW
11 May 2015 Mad, Bad or Sad? Mental Health and Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about mental health issues in young people, explore diagnosis and treatment approaches for depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use, deliberate self injury, suicidal behaviours, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and personality disorders. Explore ways to help and support young people with mental health issues and ways to promote mental health and wellbeing

Surry Hills, Sydney
12 May 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Newcastle, NSW
12 May 2015 Assessment and referral skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

A poor assessment can have serious consequences and can even re-traumatize a person. A good assessment is made up of many things; trust, communication, safety and good decision-making.A great assessment requires a little bit more. Explore what it takes to make an authentic person-centered assessment that has a positive impact. Explore the process behind an effective referral and identify the support services statewide that are available for referral.

Sydney, NSW
12 May 2015 Best practice in home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Albury, NSW
13 May 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Dubbo, NSW
13 May 2015 Child safe organisations workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
14 May 2015 Therapist Self Care - becoming a (self) compassionate and psychologically flexible therapist
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
14 May 2015 Assessing Children: Autism, ADHD or Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acquire the knowledge to assess whether a child's presentation relates to trauma, ADHD or to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hear from a psychologist and child and adolescent psychiatrist about approaches that optimise the outcomes for children

Sydney, NSW
14 May 2015 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
14 May 2015 Safety planning with parents of children at risk
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Safety planning with parents of children at risk presents research and practice-based conversational tools to use with parents and children where harm or risk of harm is present.


Surry Hills, Sydney
15 May 2015 Building resilience in the face of change - helping our clients transition through the difficulty of change
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
15 May 2015 Working with difficult couples - step by step processes and skills
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.

Melbourne, Vic
15 May 2015 Self care for workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


Sydney, NSW
18 May 2015 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
18 May 2015 Personality in the workplace - an introduction
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Ballina, NSW
19 May 2015 Beyond Developmental Trauma - what we know about changing brains, and changing outcomes for children and young adults
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
19 May 2015 Double whammy: co-occuring mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? Through presentation of information, discussion and experiential activities you will gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.

Sydney, NSW
19 May 2015 Managing difficult calls
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for any staff who may have to respond to difficult calls. The workshop will cover: managing your own feelings in difficult circumstances; when and how to empathise and when it may be unhelpful to empathise; using language that does not create resistance and how to structure a conversation so that the call is as productive as possible for the client.

Surry Hills, Sydney
19 May 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change 2 day regional
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Merimbula, NSW
20 May 2015 Facilitation skills for consultations and meetings
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Gain practical skills for facilitating participatory planning days, community consultations and service evaluations etc. Clarify the characteristics of good facilitation. You will get to know how to improve your facilitation practice through understanding your own and others personal styles and other useful conceptual frameworks. The workshop will be very practical with step-by-step examples. Many of the suggested tools and techniques will be used in the workshop.


Surry Hills, Sydney
21 May 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
21 May 2015 Drawing on strengths: working with Aboriginal children and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
21 May 2015 Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drug Field
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Surry Hills, Sydney
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
22 May 2015 Neuroscience: enhancing and informing your clinical work - 101 understanding the brain to understand your client
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
22 May 2015 Preparing for the NDIS: supporting your clients using life coaching techniques
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will give you the practical skills and resources to assist when supporting clients to identify aspirations and goals in preparation for the NDIS. When individuals have a clearer idea of the life they want to live, and can articulate it, they can start to develop their individualised plan.

Sydney, NSW
23 May 2015 Working with perinatal disorders - assessing, measuring and working with depression, anxiety and distress during pregnancy and in early parenthood
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Throughout the day, participants will learn to:

  • identify key indicators for perinatal mood disorders,
  • administer and interpret the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale.
  • assess level of comorbidity of anxiety and depression in postnatal period
  • conduct basic assessments of mother and child interaction/s
  • assess suicidal and homicidal ideation of clients with infants
  • apply basic CBT and Interpersonal therapy for perinatal mood disorders
* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
24 May 2015 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop focuses on practical skills development, including the ability to recognise, assess and diagnose GAD, and to provide treatment based on problem formulation for specific clients.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
25 May 2015 Teaching mindfulness to our clients - Practical Strategies, skills training and case work for enhancing client outcomes
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

During this one-day seminar participants will explore how to teach mindfulness exercises to clients in psychotherapy.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
26 May 2015 Crisis intervention skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Equip yourself with effective crisis intervention skills and use crisis as a therapeutic leverage for positive client management and outcomes.

Sydney, NSW
27 May 2015 Evaluating projects, programs and services
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


Sydney, NSW
27 May 2015 Person Centred Approach in Disability: mapping the road
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Examine the reasons for and relevance of ‘Person-Centredness’ in disability. Explore its relationship to other terms (such as empowerment and enablement), and track the journey and development of this concept. You will reflect upon what working within a ‘Person Centred Approach’ really means. With the current shift towards individualised funding and service delivery, this course offers essential understanding for workers in the disability sector, hence maximising opportunities and outcomes for their clients.

Sydney, 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, NSW
28 May 2015 Loss and grief work with children and young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Managing change, loss and grief is an inevitable part of children and young peoples’ lives as they deal with issues such as separation, death and other significant loss experiences. The better children learn to manage and grow through these changes, the more resilient they become as they face further changes in their adult life. Healing of significant losses is based on understanding the implications of loss experiences, knowing loss and grief from a child’s developmental perspective and implementing strategies that help work through age appropriate interventions.

Sydney, NSW
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
29 May 2015 Professional Practice Symposium - Developing and Thriving Professional Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day symposium

At the first Professional Practice Symposium you will engage with your colleagues to enquire and participate in discussions and Q&A. The Symposium program explores several issues that are important considerations for all professionals and those who are about to become new professionals across a range of mental health related professions. The key issues our speakers will talk about are professional direction including continuing education and building a career; supervision requirements and how to find the right supervisor; building your professional brand and identity; and digital marketing, social media and online networking.

Sydney, NSW
29 May 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Campbelltown, NSW
29 May 2015 Sex and Ethics: a strengths based model of group and individual practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This skill based one day workshop will draw on the principles of the Sex and Ethics program that focused on sexuality and violence prevention. The main elements of the program will be discussed, and participants will take part in several interactive activities and explore how the ideas and skills can apply to their own practice with individuals and groups.

* Discount for AASW members *

Surry Hills, Sydney
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
30 May 2015 Working with stuck clients - in the moment skills and action techniques to get your client (& you) moving again
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn a range of action methods (based on psychodrama and Gestalt therapy techniques) which can enhance the therapeutic work with individuals and couples

Sydney, NSW
1 Jun 2015 Manage People Peformance
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
1 Jun 2015 Self harm and suicidal behaviours: responding to young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course aims to provide ‘real world’ strategies to engage and support young people who self harm and for those who may be suicidal. Participants will learn about self-harm and suicidal behaviours and how these develop. Self-harm as a ‘coping strategy’ and the role of trauma and mental health issues will be explored, including effective ways to respond to high-risk behaviours. This course will explore duty of care, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality with high-risk behaviours and will consider the importance of worker self care when working with challenging high-risk behaviours.


Sydney, NSW
2 Jun 2015 Double whammy: co-occuring mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? Through presentation of information, discussion and experiential activities you will gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.

Coffs Harbour
2 Jun 2015 Effective case work and case management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Wagga Wagga
2 Jun 2015 Navigating your way around Mental Health Law
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In order to effectively work with and support persons with the lived experience of mental ill-health, support staff must have a good working knowledge of the legislation and the organisations which govern the ‘care, treatment and control’ of their clients. This short course will cover understanding mental health legislation and human rights, the Mental Health Act (2007), the Memorandum of Understanding with Police and Ambulance, the Health Care Complaints Commission, and guardianship legislation

Sydney, NSW
3 Jun 2015 Child development and attachment: impact from early years to adulthood
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Examine the implications of early relationship experiences for children's emotional development, and learn how to help children who have experienced adverse early care

Sydney, NSW
3 Jun 2015 Making communication work at work
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to be successful in common workplace communication tasks, such as giving feedback, running meetings and groups, and in the day to day interactions with clients and co-workers. This workshop provides opportunities to practice new skills.

Sydney, NSW
9 Jun 2015 Administration skills for community workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Enhance your administration skills to work more effectively in a community service. Learn how to prioritise tasks, identify and set up efficient systems and tools, finalise, file and flag tasks and manage others’s tasks if required.

Sydney, NSW
9 Jun 2015 Drug use and young people: change and choice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understand what drives drug use. Learn how to do an 'on-the-run' assessment and how to do it warmly and even with humour. Experience strategies for individuals, groups and families that you can call on, should you decide that you can offer something to that young person.

Sydney, NSW
10 Jun 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 3 day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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


Sydney, NSW
10 Jun 2015 Collaborative partnerships with other agencies
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
11 Jun 2015 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This is the first of a two-part course that provides an overview of the core concepts and skills utilised within Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder, para-suicide and self-harm,and has now been adapted for adolescents, drug and alcohol use, and binge eating. Learn the principles of DBT, and develop a sense of structure, understanding and effective strategies for managing ‘problem’ behaviours.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Surry Hills, Sydney
11 Jun 2015 Out of Home Care Fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This training session has been designed to provide NGO caseworkers and team leaders who are new to out-of-home care (OOHC) with the information necessary to successfully increase their understanding of the fundamentals of case practice in OOHC.

Sydney, NSW
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, NSW
14 Jun 2015 Conflict resolution - helping our clients effectively resolve personal and professional conflicts
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
15 Jun 2015 Case Management for Residential Care Workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Case management for residential care clients brings its own set of challenges. This one-day workshop will provide you with specific strategies that will improve your practice. Topics include writing positive case notes, using mind maps in goal setting and building relational skills. The key underpinnings of case management will be outlined, keeping in mind the significant challenges that are imposed through residential care

Campbelltown, NSW
15 Jun 2015 Clients with complex needs
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Learn to work effectively with clients that present with multiple needs and increase your understanding about the issues that may impact on clients’ lives. Develop your skills to establish strong interpersonal relationships with clients to address these issues and learn to assess clients’ needs to develop, implement and evaluate a service delivery strategy. Good communication and negotiation skills under pressure, responding appropriately to conflict and undesirable behaviour, and providing brief intervention strategies will also be covered.

Sydney, NSW
15 Jun 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Tamworth, NSW
18 Jun 2015 Legal issues for NGO providers in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Wollongong
18 Jun 2015 Effective case work and case management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Newcastle, NSW
18 Jun 2015 Managing Aggressive and Violent Behaviour
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Predict, assess and defuse clients’ aggressive and violent behaviour. You will also gain skills to make your workplace safer

Sydney, NSW
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
19 Jun 2015 Finance for non finance professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The workshop will introduce participants to the main financial statements (Operating Statement, Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement) of a business and establish how they are used to monitor and plan finances. Also covered will be an introduction to the terminology used in the financial world. You will improve your financial literacy to overcome fears concerning the ‘financial fog’ surrounding your project or work area and also be in a position to contribute and drive financial sustainability within your area of responsibility.


Sydney, NSW
20 Jun 2015 Interpersonal Neurobiology - understanding the relationship of brains across the social space
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two day workshop will allow participants to explore the fundamental and underlying principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology and incorporate this into practice

Sydney, 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
22 Jun 2015 Children, family and domestic violence: a trauma informed approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
22 Jun 2015 Involuntary clients: challenges and opportunities
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Examine the specific challenges and identify effective approaches for working with people who are under pressure to change.

Surry Hills, Sydney
22 Jun 2015 Reflective practice and effective decision making
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn how to build reflective practice into your busy work schedule, to learn from your work and make sound evidence based decisions. Gain tools to reflect on your work by yourself, with colleagues and in supervision and to build reflective practice, critical thinking and evidence based decision making into your work.

Sydney, NSW
23 Jun 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Dubbo, NSW
23 Jun 2015 Child safe organisations workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Maitland, NSW
23 Jun 2015 Continuum of neglect
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Examine the prevalence, types, causes, indicators and impacts of neglect on children and young people. Participants will also examine cumulative risk, relevant decision trees from the Mandatory Reporter Guide, responding to neglect and the impact of neglect on workers.

Sydney, NSW
24 Jun 2015 Duty of care and dignity of risk
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn to strike the appropriate balance between client self-determination and client protection in this interactive and practical workshop. Areas explored include: rights, empowerment and legal responsibilities. Participants will also have an opportunity to work on their own professional duty of care dilemmas.

Sydney, NSW
25 Jun 2015 Introduction to problem and compulsive shopping: exploring the 'smiled upon addiction'
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Compulsive shopping affects approximately 6% of the population and has only recently been considered a legitimate disorder requiring treatment. For a growing number of individuals, shopping behaviour is grounded in psychological and social needs. Addictive patterns and consequences are comparable to substance addiction. In this unique workshop, discover the determinants of problem shopping behaviour and acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively screen and advise clients of appropriate treatment and referral options.

Sydney, NSW
26 Jun 2015 Brain-wise creative interventions with traumatised children, young people and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A one day hands on workshop with Dr Cathy Malchiodi (USA). Using the neuroscience of art, play and music to explore meaning, reshape physiology and promote recovery after experiences of abuse, violence and threat.

Sydney, NSW
26 Jun 2015 Managing change and uncertainty
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

We are working in times of uncertainty and change! The challenge is to develop and extend our leadership skills to manage effectively in these contexts. We will look at strategies and resources for: navigating in times of change and uncertainty, leadership for adaptive challenges, supporting staff through change, working with barriers and resistance to change

Sydney, NSW
10 Jul 2015 Hurts So Good: Understanding & Transforming Self Harm
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
14 Jul 2015 Crunch point conversations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Crunch point conversations focus on critical situations: managing under-performance, resolving personality clashes or telling colleagues you disagree with them. Learn to handle these challenging situations and more - in a professional manner. Find out how to move conversations past points of conflict so you are talking harmoniously, and try out a five step process for building dialogue. How to map out solutions to performance problems will also be demonstrated

Sydney, NSW
14 Jul 2015 Engaging disengaged young people
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

How do you catch a young person's attention quickly and meaningfully? Relationship is the essential ingredient to engagement. This workshop explores how you can do this in a variety of ways, including when you have little time and in circumstances that are less than ideal.

Surry Hills, Sydney
14 Jul 2015 Responding to child protection allegations against employees
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will equip you with the skills to respond effectively to allegations of a child protection nature made against employees. The training will provide an overview of employer's obligations under the NSW Ombudsman Act, and you will examine the steps involved in the investigation process, risk assessment and management.

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

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

Coffs Harbour
15 Jul 2015 Masterclass in supervision skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for experienced supervisors to review their supervision practice and extend their skills in supervision. The workshop has a master class style, encouraging participants to reflect together and develop strategies for some of the challenges in their supervision practice.

Sydney, NSW
20 Jul 2015 Peer Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In busy, resource-poor organisations there can be little opportunity for reflecting on the work we do with clients in a supportive environment. Peer supervision can be an effective forum through which you can increase your skills and engage in reciprocal support in challenging work settings. This training will assist you to identify the type of peer supervision group that might benefit you in your work, the way to go about establishing it and tips on how to keep it effective. As a useful adjunct to more formal supervision sessions, peer supervision increases access to space for debriefing from client work and sharing current best practice approaches

Sydney, NSW
20 Jul 2015 Personality Disorders: a Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory Perspective
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop overviews both healthy and maladaptive personality development, looking at factors that promote resilience and dysfunction. Look in depth at a number of common personality structures including: Borderline, Narcissistic, Obsessive-Compulsive and Depressive. Each personality structure will be viewed with consideration of how it develops, how it works and how we work with it therapeutically. The aim is to provide clinicians with theory to aid understanding and skills to guide intervention.

Surry Hills, Sydney
20 Jul 2015 Public speaking and presenting skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

For many people, having to give a public talk or presentation is their worst nightmare - yet a primary part of their role is to give talks, provide in-service training to staff, and present information and ideas to different groups. This two day workshop will give participants practical tools, strategies and practice to help you develop your presentation skills and your confidence as a presenter.

Sydney, NSW
21 Jul 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Merimbula, NSW
22 Jul 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Wollongong
22 Jul 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Ballina, 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, NSW
23 Jul 2015 Being here: mindful approaches in the work with children and young people who have been abused
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and its place in work with children and young people who have been traumatised. During this course we will reflect on the effects of trauma on the heart, body and spirit of children and young people and the place of mindful practice in the trauma field.

Sydney, NSW
23 Jul 2015 Community Engagement and Consultation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn creative ways to engage and consult your community. Leave the workshop with a community consultation plan which includes ways for reaching people you find difficult to reach.

Sydney, NSW
24 Jul 2015 Loss and Grief - new perspectives and skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will:

  • Learn new and creative ways to work with loss and grief that is based on the idea that “grief has no rules”.
  • Experience practical tools and processes that open up healing conversations with client’s losses and re-introduces a lost loved one back into your client’s life.
  • Incorporate a mindfulness approach in your work and develop practical ways of helping your clients experience the benefit of working with their loss from this perspective
Sydney, NSW
27 Jul 2015 Further work in child protection
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

‘Further work in Child Protection’ covers the implementation of child protection legislation with regard to investigation, assessment, safety planning and effective communication with children, young people, families, community members and agencies, with a focus on the child/young person. This workshop takes a blended approach, with some project and journal work to be completed prior to the workshop.



Sydney, NSW
27 Jul 2015 Get on board: essentials for management committees and boards
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Governance is about the structures and systems and understandings that enable you to make the right decisions, and set the right course for your organisation. Being a member of a board of management or management committee means you have strict legal and ethical responsibilities. When you make decisions about policy, finance, staffing or future directions, you need to know, understand and work within the governing rules of your organisation (that is, its constitution); manage the risks such as Work Health and Safety; and ensure your organisation meets all statutory requirements.


Sydney, NSW
27 Jul 2015 Stalking: fear facts and formulation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
28 Jul 2015 Accidental Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn skills and strategies to use when you become an accidental case manager. Develop some of the key skills used by case managers to support individuals or families while maintaining your boundaries and getting other workers or services help

Sydney, NSW
28 Jul 2015 Groupwork activities, activities and more activities
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore over a dozen activities to gain groupwork strategies that are dramatic, impactful and meaningful. Learn to move beyond the idea of ice breakers and focus on selecting activities for a specific purpose and for a particular group, time and place.

Sydney, NSW
28 Jul 2015 Introduction to Narrative Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn about Narrative Therapy the hopeful and respectful model of counselling and community work that originated in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1980's in an accessible, fun and thoughtful way. Based on the work of Michael White and David Epston, you will hear about the stimulating theory behind Narrative Therapy, witness some of the ways Narrative Therapy has been used including live demonstrations and through structured exercises practice the ideas that you will be able to use immediately in your work.

Dubbo, NSW
29 Jul 2015 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Introduction
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Gain information about ASDs and practical strategies, including visual supports, that can be used by parents, families, teachers and support staff.

Sydney, NSW
29 Jul 2015 Managing difficult behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Albury, NSW
29 Jul 2015 Motivational Interviewing: refining practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to build on the foundations of motivational interviewing introduced in the introductory motivational interviewing course offered through CCWT. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to consolidate their skills, with a particular focus on the language of change

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
30 Jul 2015 Family Group Conferencing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will provide participants with practice-based training in Family Group Conference concepts and skills relevant to their work context. It supports the introduction of the new child protection legislation Staying Home for Life.

Maitland, NSW
30 Jul 2015 Introduction to Family Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore two major models of practice in contemporary family therapy: systems theory and behavioural family interventions, and the key therapeutic strategies offered in each approach. The Milan model of family therapy will be the focus. Parent training will also be discussed.

Surry Hills, Sydney
30 Jul 2015 Loss and grief work with adults
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

'Grief has no rules, mourn your own way' was the theme of Grief Week in 2013. What does this mean and how do we support people who are grieving when our understanding of grief and loss has changed much over the past 30 years. Renew your skills in supporting people through loss grief and bereavement. Multiple types of losses will be discussed such as the physical, social, psychological, spiritual and community losses. The specialised needs of people affected by suicide loss will be identified and healing strategies reviewed.

Sydney, NSW
30 Jul 2015 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Campbelltown, NSW
31 Jul 2015 Working with Relationship Betrayal - Affairs, Addictions and other secrets undermining trust
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Working with couples can be highly energizing work. However, when a couple present where one person has had an affair or committed another act of betrayal this work can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. This one day seminar is designed to give you practical skills and tools to help you navigate your way through this process in a productive way.

Sydney, NSW
31 Jul 2015 Safe home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
3 Aug 2015 Conflict management
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
3 Aug 2015 Growing children: helping parents understand their child's social and emotional development
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore the theories about emotional and social development so you can have a greater understanding of the children you're working with who are experiencing social and emotional difficulties. Learn from a child/adolescent psychiatrist's clinical examples and bring your own de-identified case, where there have been difficulties in emotional or social development, to discuss. Identify strategies to support these children and their families

Sydney, NSW
3 Aug 2015 Field Practicums - Setting up an Integrated Learning Framework
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
4 Aug 2015 Interagency case management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
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
7 Aug 2015 Boundaries and the therapeutic frame
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
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
10 Aug 2015 Get creative! Fun creative activities for kids and teens
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


Surry Hills, Sydney
11 Aug 2015 Children, family and domestic violence: a trauma informed approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Tamworth, NSW
11 Aug 2015 Managing Teams
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
13 Aug 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
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
14 Aug 2015 Child safe organisations workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Ballina, NSW
14 Aug 2015 Self care for managers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


Surry Hills, Sydney
17 Aug 2015 Introduction to Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
18 Aug 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 3 day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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


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

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

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

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



Sydney, NSW
20 Aug 2015 An Introduction to Couple Counselling - A Two Day Workshop
Workshop

Couple Counselling - 2 day workshop - presented by Geraldine McKay & Pamela Seraskeris

AASW NSW Branch - 87 Regent street, Chippendale.

Cost: members: $370.00 non members $460.00

CPD Hours: 14

AASW NSW Branch Office
20 Aug 2015 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
23 Aug 2015 One Day Mental Health Module in FPS and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
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
24 Aug 2015 Narrative Therapy: Advanced Applications
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
25 Aug 2015 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
26 Aug 2015 Facilitating group supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
1 Sep 2015 Decision making and problem solving
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
1 Sep 2015 Self care for workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Participants will:

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

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

Sydney, NSW
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
7 Sep 2015 Affidavit and report writing and giving evidence in Children's Court for NGO's
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coffs Harbour
10 Sep 2015 Accidental Counsellor: 2 day CCWT Workshop plus Distance Package
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
14 Sep 2015 Casework and case management in OoHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Surry Hills, Sydney
14 Sep 2015 New managers and coordinators
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
17 Sep 2015 Sex and Ethics: a strengths based model of group and individual practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This skill based one day workshop will draw on the principles of the Sex and Ethics program that focused on sexuality and violence prevention. The main elements of the program will be discussed, and participants will take part in several interactive activities and explore how the ideas and skills can apply to their own practice with individuals and groups.

* Discount for AASW members *

Newcastle, NSW
17 Sep 2015 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
18 Sep 2015 Protective behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part two: 10 week workshop, participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
8 Oct 2015 Developing life skills in residential care
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
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
12 Oct 2015 Anxiety Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
14 Oct 2015 Introduction to social media for the community services sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

Maitland, NSW
15 Oct 2015 Safe home visiting
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surry Hills, Sydney
23 Oct 2015 Enriching lives: improving the self esteem of adolescent girls
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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


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

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

Sydney, NSW
26 Oct 2015 Child protection and co-morbidity factors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants will:

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
4 Nov 2015 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
5 Nov 2015 Manage People Peformance
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
10 Nov 2015 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants will learn:

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

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

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

* Discount for AASW members *

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

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.
  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways.
Sydney, NSW
29 Nov 2015 Attachment and longer term work: lessons from adult psychdynamic practices
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Sydney, NSW
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers