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New South Wales

Date Event Location
6th July 2015 Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse - The SAMSN Approach
Endorsed CPD: 4-Hour Workshop

This workshop is for clinicians and will look at the effects of childhood sexual abuse on male survivors and examine strategies that can help men recover. Specific attention will be paid to the role of group work, looking at the unique advantages that support from peers can bring to the recovery process.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Wollongong
10th 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
10th Jul 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Ballina, NSW
11th Jul 2015 Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

A one day workshop for practitioners working with clients at risk of suicide, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner’s actions prior to the death of a client and working with families following the death of a client.

Ballina, NSW
13 July 2015 Sculptural Lifelines: An Art Psychotherapy Experiential Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day WOrkshop

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of making a sculptural lifeline. Practitioners will also make their own sculptural lifeline to take with them at the end of the day.

14th 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
14th 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
14th 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
15th 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
15th 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
15th Jul 2015 The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn about the influences of early childhood trauma and abuse on the developing brain, nervous system, human behaviour and memory. This workshop is a pre-requisite for the workshop ‘Beyond Developmental Trauma - What We Know About Changing Brains, and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults’ on page 48.




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Sydney, NSW
15-17 July 2015 Core Course - Bereavement Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 3-Day workshop

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

16th Jul 2015 Witnessing transformation: groupwork skills for healing trauma and abuse using narrative practice
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Use of two narrative practices, definitional ceremony and remembering, significantly enhance the therapeutic possibilities of working with trauma and abuse by utilising the group as witnesses to transformation and healing. The highly structured steps of definitional ceremony provide a safe space for difficult conversations that can result in connection with others through shared values and hopes that act as powerful antidotes to trauma

Sydney, NSW
16th Jul 2015 Work effectively in the problem gambling sector
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Develop an in-depth understanding of problem gambling in NSW and identify the key support strategies for people who engage in problem gambling.

Sydney, NSW
16th Jul 2015 Working with young people in residential care, foster care and other care settings
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Workers new to residential care work will benefit from the practical skills presented in this workshop and will gain an understanding of the theoretical background to residential care work. A client-centred approach is taken to establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with a young person.

Campbelltown, NSW
17th Jul 2015 Trauma, identity and hope: a narrative therapy approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Trauma and abuse frequently attack a person’s sense of identity. Explore a Narrative Therapy approach to working with trauma and abuse, with a particular focus on the strength and resilience of clients, and on developing alternative and more hopeful stories of identity.






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Surry Hills, Sydney
18th Jul 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Sydney, NSW
20th 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
20th 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
20th 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
21st 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
21st Jul 2015 Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Build a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background of SFBT by demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools. You will learn how to apply SFBT to a variety of counselling situations.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jul 2015 Supervision and debriefing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to debrief staff after a difficult situation with clients or support them through a crisis intervention. Topics covered include supervision models and practices, facilitation of emergency interventions, how to identify and address staff wellbeing, legal, ethical and organisational framework implications and effective debriefing skills.


Tamworth, NSW
21st Jul 2015 Trauma Informed Care
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Workers and programs that become trauma informed in their care organise their services around principles including understanding trauma and its impact, promoting safety, ensuring cultural competence, supporting consumer control, choice and autonomy, sharing power and governance, integrating care and affirming healing happens in relationships and recovery is possible. This training will equip workers and services with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and its impact, and it will allow services to be standardised along trauma- informed care principles and practices.





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Newcastle, NSW
22nd 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
22nd 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
22nd Jul 2015 Workflow and time management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Explore key patterns and habits, and develop effective strategies to achieve personal self management of everyday pressures and tasks.

Sydney, NSW
23rd 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
23rd 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
23rd 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
24th 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
24th Jul 2015 The part that chooses: exploring mindful leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and the benefits for a leader. Mindfulness increases a leader’s capacity to think with clarity, act with compassion and speak with gentle authority. In this course, we will reflect on four essential elements of mindful leadership: body and breath, thought patterns, emotional regulation and actions. As the course was developed from within the mindful paradigm, participants will have the opportunity to engage in various mindful practices throughout the day.





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Sydney, NSW
24th Jul 2015 Mental health and wellbeing of young people seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar series is Australia’s premier youth mental health event tackling the social, cultural and economic factors impacting on young people. Featuring leading experts in the field, the seminars provide practically relevant information and strategies that professionals can apply directly in their work supporting young people achieve their potential.

Sydney, NSW
25 July 2015 Loss & Grief – New Perspectives & Skills
CPD Endorsed: 1 Day Workshop

An overview of the history of loss and grief theories will be presented and contemporary frameworks explained. The focus will be on R. Neimeyer’s work (2013) of using a meaning reconstruction approach and learning how to become, as he says, ‘well versed’ in loss and grief.

Sydney, NSW
27th 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
27th 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
27th 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
28th 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
28th 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
28th 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
29th 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
29th 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
29th 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
30th 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
30th 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
30th 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
30th 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
30th Jul 2015 The hearling power of creativity
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Gain an appreciation of the value of creative expression as an important aspect of wellbeing and dealing with mental health issues, work/life balance and preventing burnout, for both yourself and your clients. Examine research that links creativity to health and wellbeing, and develop skills in assisting others to find and nourish their creativity.





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Sydney, NSW
July 30 - Sept 17 2015 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD- ongoing workshops

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
31st 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
31st 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
1st 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
1st Aug 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Wagga Wagga
3rd 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
3rd 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
3rd 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
4th 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
4th Aug 2015 Support self management in clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Do you find yourself making decisions for clients? Or do you work with people who are seemingly unwilling or unable to make decisions for themselves? If you are looking for lots of practical tools and resources to work with client motivation, resilience and life skills - this is the course for you. Explore theories of motivation, resilience and authentic success along with plenty of practical resources and frameworks to using them effectively. Mobilise client strengths, networks and positive coping skills and create true self-determination.

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Surry Hills, Sydney
4th August 2015 Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse - The SAMSN Approach
Endorsed CPD: 4-Hour Workshop

This workshop is for clinicians and will look at the effects of childhood sexual abuse on male survivors and examine strategies that can help men recover. Specific attention will be paid to the role of group work, looking at the unique advantages that support from peers can bring to the recovery process.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
4th Aug 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Newcastle, NSW
5th 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
5th 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
5th 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
5th Aug 2015 Working with birth parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Building skills and developing strategies for working with birth families in OOHC, using a strengths-based and risk management approach.

Sydney, NSW
5th Aug 2015 Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

A one day workshop for practitioners working with clients at risk of suicide, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner’s actions prior to the death of a client and working with families following the death of a client.

Newcastle, NSW
6th Aug 2015 Shared stories, shared lives
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use this training package to conduct effective carer training in OOHC agencies.

Surry Hills, Sydney
7th 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
7th 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
10th 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
10th 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
10th Aug 2015 Successful networking for 'no wrong door'
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Build and strengthen your networks to ensure ‘every door is the right door’. Help build the capacity of other services to work well with the individuals/families with whom you work, and strategically network to build your personal and agency capacity to work with people experiencing complex issues. Take away an asset-based network map, a network engagement and communication plan, and community networking resources to use in your work

Sydney, NSW
10th Aug 2015 Young people and methamphetamine
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The use of methamphetamines among young people can be challenging for frontline workers. Equip yourself with insights into how methamphetamine use affects behaviour, mental health and shapes the culture of drug use among young people. At this practical workshop you will engage in conversations and skills development tasks, and acquire the tools to enable more effective strategies and interventions for young people and their support networks.

Sydney, NSW
11th 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
11th 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
11th Aug 2015 Supervision and debriefing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to debrief staff after a difficult situation with clients or support them through a crisis intervention. Topics covered include supervision models and practices, facilitation of emergency interventions, how to identify and address staff wellbeing, legal, ethical and organisational framework implications and effective debriefing skills.


Newcastle, NSW
11th Aug 2015 Using narrative therapy in mental health settings
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Have you wondered what Narrative Therapy might look like in a mental health setting or when working with those who have mental health problems? Have you been concerned about the isolation that people with mental health problems can experience? This workshop will offer clarity and inspiration for you. Learn how to use the Narrative Therapy ideas of externalising and re-authoring mental health with creativity. Find ways to help people make sense of mental health distress rather than locate what is wrong with them, and sensitively link those who have mental health issues to build connections and stories.

Sydney, NSW
13th 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
13th Aug 2015 Suicide and self harm prevention
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This practical course will equip you with the skills to respond to a client’s cry for help when they are contemplating suicide or are self-harming. You will learn theoretical and practical information on suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention.


Sydney, NSW
14th 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
14th 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
14th 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
17th 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
17th 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
17th Aug 2015 What's up with my mob? Understanding the impact of transgenerational trauma on Aboriginal Peoples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop aims to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and will encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general.





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Coffs Harbour
18th 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
18th 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
19th 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
19th Aug 2015 Useful surveys
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Make surveys used in community organisations useful. Find out the best steps to take in designing surveys, getting them out and back, collating them, analysing them and reporting on them. Handouts will include examples of many surveys used in community organisations for organisational review, planning, and evaluation. Bring a copy of surveys you use in your organisation. There will be the opportunity to critique and refine them





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Sydney, NSW
20th Aug 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

Dubbo, NSW
20th 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
20th Aug 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Sydney, NSW
20 & 21 August 2015 An Introduction to Couple Counselling - A Two Day Workshop
Workshop

An Introduction to Couple Counselling - A Two Day Workshop 20 & 21 August 2015

Presented by Geraldine McKay & Pamela Seraskeris

AASW NSW Branch - 87 Regent street, Chippendale.

Cost: members: $370.00 non members $460.00

AASW NSW Branch Office
23rd 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
24th 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
24th 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
24th Aug 2015 Tools for change - masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Successfully lead your organisation through change to make it sustainable. Learn adaptive leadership strategies and tools to manage change, support staff through it and work together to build your organisation’s or team’s ‘change agility’.





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Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2015 Trauma informed behaviour support for high needs kids
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use positive behaviour support strategies with children and young people with challenging behaviours and high support needs.


Canberra
25th 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
25th 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
26th 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
26th 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
27th 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
27th 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
27th 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
27th 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
27th Aug 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Wagga Wagga
28th 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
31st Aug & 1st Sept 2015 CLINICAL HYPNOSIS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – ENHANCE YOUR EXISTING THERAPY TO HELP YOUR CLIENTS MANAGE PAIN, STRESS, PHOBIAS AND MORE.
CPD Endorsed: 2-Day workshop

In one day we will cover clinical hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy theories and concepts which will identify the health professionals existing practices which have hypnotic components.

Sydney, NSW
1st 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
1st 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
1st 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
2nd 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
2nd 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
3rd 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
3rd 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
3rd 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
4th 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
4th 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
7th 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
7th 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
7th 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
7th 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
8th 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
9th 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
9th 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
9th Sep 2015 Stepping up to management and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

‘Steppin Up’ is an advanced leadership program which aims to benefit Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers wishing to move upward into management positions, creating the confidence and skills to seek advanced management positions within their existing management structures, or through alternative pathways.


Surry Hills, Sydney
10th 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
10th 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
10th 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
10th Sep 2015 Working with children under 12 with sexual behaviour problems
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop will explore the sexual development of children, and when that development becomes problematic by looking at the assumptions that are commonly held about children’s sexual development. You will also examine the contexts of children’s lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour. Interventions for these children will be explored, with an emphasis on resilience based approaches to bring healing into the children’s lives.

Sydney, NSW
11th 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
11th September 2015 Uncomfortable conversations: how to talk about the elephant in the room
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Develop awareness of the emotional triggers for yourself and others during uncomfortable conversations and reflect on how to bridge the gap between current behaviour and successful outcomes. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in uncomfortable conversations.

Sydney, NSW
12th 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
12th September 2015 Client Notes: Intake, Contracts & Record Keeping – WHat Information to Collect & How to Document & Store Correctly
CPD Endorsed: 1 Day 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.

Participants will be encouraged to develop/refine their own intake process and contract for clients. Individual, paired and group activities will be employed to enable professional development and learning in order to enhance your work with clients in both agencies and in private practice. Specifically this workshop will allow participants to focus on:

responding to the first contact from a client
preparation for the first session with a client
how to take and keep client records

Sydney, NSW
12th September 2015 ATTUNING TO DIVERSITY WITHOUT & WITHIN – DEVELOPING ‘CULTURAL COMPETENCE’ BY UNDERSTANDING THE LINKS BETWEEN YOUR OWN DIVERSITY AND ATTUNING TO DIVERSE CLIENTS.
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour workshop

This seminar addresses the dynamics of cultural diversity in the context of counselling, psychotherapy, and the professions of mental health. The importance of attuning to the role of culture in ourselves as the most effective means of engaging with it in others will be discussed.

Sydney, NSW
14th 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
14th 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
14th Sep 2015 Understanding and responding to challenging behaviour in adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Explore challenging behaviours and the mental health diagnoses frequently encountered by those working with 'At risk' young people. Learn to understand and support young people with challenging behaviours.

Sydney, NSW
15th 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
15th Sep 2015 Writing case notes and documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Case-notes, file-notes, client reports, client advocacy letters and operational documents are fundamental tools for workers and organisations to keep track of and communicate their work with clients and programs. They are part of the basis of decision-making about clients. Most importantly, if anything goes wrong, they may be called as evidence in reviews or even court cases. Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent

Moruya, NSW
16th 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
16th 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
17th 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
17th 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
17th Sep 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Newcastle, NSW
17th Sep 2015 Supervising case management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Influence the quality of case management through your supervision of case managers. Learn frameworks, develop strategies and skills and acquire tools to facilitate reflection and problem solving and to monitor the effectiveness of case management.

Sydney, NSW
17th & 18th September 2015 Gestalt: Integrating Profound Creative Skills Into Clinical Practice
CPD Endorsed: 2-Day Workshop

The Gestalt approach is a very effective and respectful change process for working with individuals, couples and groups, and supports effective communication and creativity through a framework of awareness and mindfulness.

This embodied and relational approach to therapy creates the way for an authentic and meaningful meeting between therapist and client, and a fertile ground from which to grow and explore (akin to Carl Roger’s idea of ‘healing through meeting’).

This workshop will equip participants with a range of tools to work more creatively with clients, and build the ability to use the ‘embodied’ self effectively in the therapeutic space, in an authentic and profound way.

Sydney, NSW
18th 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
21st 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
2nd 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
2nd October 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 *

5th 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
6th 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
6th Oct 2015 Supervision and debriefing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to debrief staff after a difficult situation with clients or support them through a crisis intervention. Topics covered include supervision models and practices, facilitation of emergency interventions, how to identify and address staff wellbeing, legal, ethical and organisational framework implications and effective debriefing skills.


Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2015 Writing and delivering therapeutic metaphors
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Storytelling is a gentle and safe way to challenge limiting beliefs. It builds resourcefulness and promotes change, and engages even the most resistant clients. Learn to add therapeutic storytelling to your professional toolkit. You’ll learn how to structure and tell stories that promote change, otherwise known as ‘therapeutic metaphors’. Explore how you can create plots and characters that really speak to clients and bring stories to life. Get tips and advice to excel in your practice.

Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Sydney, NSW
7th 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
7th 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
7th 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
8th 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
8th 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
8th 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
8th Oct 2015 Step by Step: assessment tool
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Essential induction training in using this package to screen and select Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers. Experience and familiarity with key concepts in out-of-home-care practice are a prerequisite for attending this workshop. See the description for this course on our website for full details.


Sydney, NSW
9th 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
10th 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
12th 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
12th 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
12th Oct 2015 What's up with my mob? Understanding the impact of transgenerational trauma on Aboriginal Peoples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop aims to challenge and test past perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and their culture and will encourage participants to develop a more respectful understanding of Aboriginal clients, work mates and society in general.





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Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2015 Working with Aboriginal people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Develop your capacity to provide services to Aboriginal individuals, children, families and communities in ways that recognise and value Aboriginal cultures, using a strengths-based approach.

Moruya, NSW
13th 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
13th Oct 2015 Writing case notes and documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Case-notes, file-notes, client reports, client advocacy letters and operational documents are fundamental tools for workers and organisations to keep track of and communicate their work with clients and programs. They are part of the basis of decision-making about clients. Most importantly, if anything goes wrong, they may be called as evidence in reviews or even court cases. Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent

Dubbo, NSW
14th 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
15th 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
15th 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
16th 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
16th 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
17th 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
19th 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
19th 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
21st 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
21st Oct 2015 Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

A one day workshop for practitioners working with clients at risk of suicide, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner’s actions prior to the death of a client and working with families following the death of a client.

Wollongong
Oct 21 - Dec 12 2015 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD- ongoing workshops

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
22nd 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
22nd 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
22nd Oct 2015 Shared stories, shared lives
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Learn how to use this training package to conduct effective carer training in OOHC agencies.

Sydney, NSW
23rd 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
23rd 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
23 October 2015 Working with Dreams – Creative ways with Clients’ Dreams & Imagery
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Practitioners are often intrigued with how to work effectively and appropriately with the dreams and rich imagery and metaphors that clients bring to therapy, but feel inadequate for the task. How do you work with the dream and visual images, and stay relational in the therapeutic space at the same time? How can you work with dreams and imagery without placing your own interpretation and agenda onto the client? How can you work more creatively and spontaneously with clients’ metaphors whilst staying on track and creating worthwhile meaning? These are some of the questions we will address in this workshop.

Sydney, NSW
26th 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
26th Oct 2015 Writing for results
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Writing is the major way we communicate with funders, clients, other services and the community - but all too often, the huge amount of work that goes into an annual report, a submission, our web-page or our correspondence doesn’t achieve the results we want. At this workshop, learn how to write effective, accountable, well structured and persuasive submissions, tenders, expressions of interest, reports and media releases.


Sydney, NSW
27th 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
27th October 2015 Women and Suicide
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day workshop

A gendered perspective on self injurious behaviour including NSSI and suicide, specifically reflecting on women. This workshop aims to equip clinicians with greater insight and capacity to appropriately assess and work with women demonstrating these behaviours.

Wollongong
28th 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
29th Oct 2015 Understanding and working with simple and complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop brings research on trauma and neurobiology together with clinical theory and observations. It will provide participants with a model for how we process emotion and how we resolve trauma. This model will guide clinician’s understanding of how some people fail to resolve trauma and how to approach work with these clients therapeutically. The workshop overviews the theory behind Trauma Therapy and provides a range of relevant techniques.

Sydney, NSW
30th 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
31st 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
1st 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
2nd 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
2nd 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
2 - 3 November 2015 Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Event

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
2 November 2015 Healthy Boundaries and Professional Identities in Community Services
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

In a stressful environment, it is may be difficult to maintain clear and professional boundaries at all times when boundaries are not always respected. This workshop is designed to assist those who work with clients who don't like hearing 'no' and try to manipulate you to say 'yes'.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2015 Time management and self leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Identify common time mis-management habits and learn how to make use of effective planning systems, even when under pressure.





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Sydney, NSW
4th 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
4 November 2015 Grief from the Perspective of Attachment Theory
Endorsec CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This course brings an Attachment Theory perspective to the experience of grief and loss, and is focused on working with adults in the context of death and dying.

Sydney, NSW
5th 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
5th Nov 2015 Train to be a better trainer
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Do you often try to cover too much content in your training session? Feel that sometimes there's too much 'lecturing' but don’t know how to make it more active? Do you worry about how to make your training relevant to different participants at different levels of knowledge and experience? Do you sometimes have difficulty managing the group? This 3-day hands-on workshop will enhance your skills at designing, conducting and facilitating a training program.



Sydney, NSW
6th 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
7th 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
8th 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
9th 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
10th 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
10th November 2015 Women and Suicide
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day workshop

A gendered perspective on self injurious behaviour including NSSI and suicide, specifically reflecting on women. This workshop aims to equip clinicians with greater insight and capacity to appropriately assess and work with women demonstrating these behaviours.

Newcastle, NSW
12th 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
13th Nov 2015 Shame
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Annandale, NSW
13th Nov 2015 CBT for GAD - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
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.

Sydney, NSW
14 - 15 Nov 2015 Who's Living Your Life- Everyday Mindfulness Training
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Workshop

Creating lasting change through everyday mindful meditation.

Sydney, NSW
16th 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
17th Nov 2015 Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Build a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background of SFBT by demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools. You will learn how to apply SFBT to a variety of counselling situations.

Sydney, NSW
17th November 2015 Women and Suicide
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day workshop

A gendered perspective on self injurious behaviour including NSSI and suicide, specifically reflecting on women. This workshop aims to equip clinicians with greater insight and capacity to appropriately assess and work with women demonstrating these behaviours.

Ballina, NSW
17 - 22 Nov 2015 Creating Change Through Mindful Meditation
Endorsed CPD: 5-Day Retreat

Mental Health Care for Professionals and their Clients through mindful meditation.

19th 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
19th 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
19th 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
26th 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
27th 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
27th Nov - 28th 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 *

University of Sydney, NSW
27 - 28 Nov 2015 Who's Living Your Life- Everyday Mindfulness Training
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Workshop

Creating lasting change through everyday mindful meditation.

Sydney, NSW
28th 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
29th 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
30th 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
22 April 2016 Sculptural Lifelines: An Art Psychotherapy Experiential Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day WOrkshop

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of making a sculptural lifeline. Practitioners will also make their own sculptural lifeline to take with them at the end of the day.

Blue Mountains, NSW
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