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New South Wales

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

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

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

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

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

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

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
6th May 2016 EFT - Emotion Schemes
Endorsed CPD: course

The goals of Emotion Focused work are the processing of emotional experiences and the transforming of emotion schemes. In this program of study there will be an opportunity to reflect on the theory and treatment protocols for working with emotion schemes. We will also consider the interplay of emotion schemes for both the client and practitioner in order to understand how each influences the intersubjective space. There will be presentations of clinical work via audio and video tapes to facilitate this exploration.

Annandale, NSW
11th May 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD: workshops

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
11th & 12th May, 16th June 2016 Diploma of Leadership and Management Get Recognised Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Diploma

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment and gain the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Sydney, NSW
13th May 2016 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
23rd May 2016 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
27th May 2016 Experiencing emotion
Endorsed CPD: workshop
Annandale, NSW
28th - 29th May 2016 Motivational interviewing: Helping people change
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Sydney, NSW
30th - 31st May 2016 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
30th May 2016 Safeguarding yourself - Recognising and Responding to Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to keep healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by trauma.

Sydney, NSW
30th May 2016 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course aims to provide ‘real world’ strategies to engage and support young people who self-harm and for those who may be suicidal. Participants will learn about self-harm and suicidal behaviours and how these develop.

Sydney, NSW
30th May 2016 Working with Bereaved Children
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Working with Bereaved Children has been created for those who already have training and experience in general counselling. This course has a strong skills focus and supervised role-plays and group reflection form a large component of this training.

Sydney, NSW
30/06/2016 NSW Branch Office Opening Celebration
New Branch Office Opening

It is with great excitement that the BMC invite all members to attend the formal opening of our new premises in Parramatta on Thursday 30th June from 2:30-5pm. We have been fortunate to secure Carolyn Campbell- McLean to speak with us about her experiences of “Living Life My Way”. Carolyn is an experienced social worker and I have heard very positive feedback about her training. Carolyn will speak from 3-4pm.

If you would like to attend this members only event please register online- numbers are limited

* Free event *

31st May 2016 Step by Step Briefing
Endorsd CPD: Half - Day Workshop

This half day session will identify ways you can ensure quality and compliance in your organisation by effectively supporting and monitoring Step by Step 2016 carer assessments.

Sydney, NSW
1st - 2nd Jun 2016 Assessment and Referral Skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore what it takes to make an authentic person - centered assessment that has a positive impact.

Sydney, NSW
1st - 2nd Jun 2016 Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Learn about therapeutic groupwork and increase your understanding of how groupwork differs from individual therapy.

Sydney, NSW
1st - 2nd Jun 2016 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 Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and increasing their knowledge of integral parts of the legislation.

Maitland, NSW
3rd Jun 2016 Transition from Care-Planning to Leave Care (formerly 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
3rd Jun 2016 Healthy Boundaries and Professional Identities in Community Services
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Healthy boundaries are essential to ensure that workers and clients are safe and respected. This course will heighten knowledge of your physical, mental and emotional boundaries, as well as how boundary issues can assist your interactions with clients and colleagues. This course will also explore professional reputation and identity and the impact of social media on boundaries and how to skilfully protect these in our personal and professional lives.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Jun 2016 Studio 1: Focused Psychological Strategies - Depression
Endorsed CPD: workshop

How do focused psychological strategies inform us about the treatment of depression? How does an EF approach guide our work? This studio begins with focused psychological strategies for the treatment of depression before exploring the treatment of depression using Emotionally Focused therapy. The studio will also involve a critical appraisal of the approach by reviewing the research outcomes that compare the evidenced-based treatments.

Annandale, NSW
4th Jun 2016 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
4th Jun 2016 Using measures in clinical practice DASS/ORS/SRS/HHH and intro to Luscher
Endorsed CPD: half day workshop

Measuring the health outcomes of consumers in mental health services is critical to ensure that every consumer continually benefits from the treatment and care they receive. Experience shows that no single measurement scale offers an accurate overall picture of a person’s mental health, and the use of a ‘suite’ of measures can help to overcome the limitations of individual measures. This workshop will introduce you to commonly used measures: DASS, ORS, SRS, HHH and Luscher Colour Diagnostic

* Free event *

Sydney, NSW
7th Jun 2016 Handling Multiple Internal Clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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.

Surry Hills, Sydney
7th - 8th Jun 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
7th - 8th Jun 2016 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.

Wagga Wagga
7th Jun 2016 Navigating times of change
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
7th Jun 2016 Difficult but necessary conversations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations.

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney, NSW
8th - 9th Jun 2016 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.

Moruya, NSW
8th Jun 2016 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.

Tamworth, NSW
8th Jun 2016 Affidavit and Report Writing and Giving Evidence in Children’s Court for NGOs
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop builds on the workshop ‘Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC’. It will cover affidavit and report writing, giving evidence in Children's Court and guidelines for s82 reports. Providing information to the Children’s Court regarding suitability of placements and responding to or advocating for a s90 application in varying circumstances is explored using case study examples.

Sydney, NSW
9th Jun 2016 Mindful Leadership (formerly 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.

Sydney, NSW
10th Jun 2016 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic disorder characterised by excessive worry, accompanied by somatic symptoms such as restlessness, sleep disturbance, muscle tension and fatigue.

Sydney, NSW
10th Jun 2016 Beyond the Prison Gates (formerly Beyond Barbed Wire)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

At this interactive and enlightening workshop learn about: The NSW prison system, factors that lead to offending and common impacts of imprisonment. Develop skills and knowledge to increase your confidence to provide effective services and support to clients navigating the transition from prison to community.

Sydney, NSW
10th Jun 2016 Crisis Intervention Skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
14th - 15th Jun 2016 Partners in Care - Carers and Case Workers Stronger Together; Working with Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

The challenges of working with adolescents in Out-of-home Care are complex; case workers and carers alike may be unprepared for the demands and changing needs of 12 - 18 year olds and this can lead to relationship breakdowns between carers, case workers and the children and young people they care for.

Sydney, NSW
15th - 16th Jun 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Coffs Harbour
15th Jun 2016 Grief from the Perspective of Attachment Theory
Endored CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course focuses on how Attachment Theory can inform our work with adults experiencing grief and loss, with an emphasis on bereavement situations. We will review current grief theories, grief patterns, and attachment styles (incl. their measurement), and explore how attachment styles relate to specific grief patterns.

Sydney, NSW
16th - 17th Jun 2016 Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This interactive practice based workshop will assist participants explore frequently asked questions on what to do and what to ask when interviewing children.

Surry Hills, Sydney
16th - 17th Jun 2016 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 practise skills to keep you safe before, during, and after home visiting, in what can be tricky and complex environments.

Dubbo
16th - 17th Jun 2016 Men and Family Violence: Engaging Men to Take Responsibility for Using Violence (Safer Home Safer Future: Working with Men who Use Violence in the Home)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This course will provide a safe and informative practice-based workshop exploring the issue of working with men who use violence in the home.

Sydney, NSW
16th Jun 2016 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent.

Newcastle, NSW
17th Jun 2016 Sadness, loss and grief
CPD endorsed: workshop

Sadness and grief are experienced as a result of loss. In an Emotionally Focused approach, sadness can be classified as primary, maladaptive, secondary and instrumental. Further, sadness needs to be distinguished from distress, pain, and depression. In this workshop, assessing and classifying sadness as well as understanding the nature and type of loss, and the stages of grief will be explored and used as a guide to clinical work.

Annandale, NSW
20th - 21st Jun 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
21st - 22nd Jun 2016 Effective Casework and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Dawy Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of strength-based case management and increase your confidence as a case manager.

Merimbula, NSW
21st Jun 2016 Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a core skill for leaders in the workplace in managing staff, change and conflict.

Our ability to effectively lead depends on our ability to recognise and manage our own emotions/triggers and in managing the full range of emotional responses from staff in the workplace.

Surry Hills, Sydney
22nd Jun 2016 Continuum of Neglect
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Examine the prevalence, types, causes, indicators and impacts of neglect on children and young people

Sydney, NSW
23rd - 24th June 2016 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults: An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

23rd - 24th Jun 2016 Loss and Grief Work with Adults
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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.

Sydney, NSW
23rd - 24th Jun 2016 Working with Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop will provide grounding in the theory of trauma-related work, and provide practical strategies for working with young people who have experienced trauma. It is essential that a safe and nurturing environment is provided and that supportive resources are available for young people to succeed.

Sydney, NSW
24th Jun 2016 Clinical Day 1: Working with feelings
Endorsed CPD: workshop

The aim of the first clinical day will be to focus on some of the specifics of the technical and relational aspects in Emotion-Focused counselling.

Annandale, NSW
25th Jun 2016 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Wollongong
26th - 27th Jun 2016 Making Communication Work at Work
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This interactive and comprehensive two-day workshop will equip you with effective communication strategies to establish rapport, work through issues and potentially difficult situations.

Sydney, NSW
26th - 27th Jun 2016 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

** Discount for AASW Members **

Sydney, NSW
27th - 28th Jun 2016 I Don’t Trust You But You Are My Last Hope: Assessing & treating complex
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Dr. Brand will make clinically-relevant research comprehensible and useful to clinicians working with complex trauma. Clinical vignettes, patients’ art work and journaling, and videos will be used to demonstrate approaches to treating traumatized and neglected clients.

Sydney, NSW
27th - 28th Jun 2016 Therapeutic Storytelling 2 day
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Stories provide powerful metaphors to inspire, teach and guide. Learn how stories can help to give hope, to build resilience, to develop positive values and to effect behaviour change.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
27th Jun 2016 Peer Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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
27th - 28th Jun 2016 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
27th Jun 2016 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course aims to provide ‘real world’ strategies to engage and support young people who self-harm and for those who may be suicidal. Participants will learn about self-harm and suicidal behaviours and how these develop.

Albury, NSW
28th Jun 2016 Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
29th Jun 2016 Unraveling Substance Use Disorders and Problem Gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This training in substance use and other behavioural addictions will unravel the similarities and the specific complexities that differentiate the various ‘addictions’.

Sydney, NSW
29th - 30th Jun 2016 Healing Trauma through Groupwork using Narrative Practices (formerly Witnessing Transformation: Groupwork Skills for Healing Trauma and Abuse)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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
29th Jun 2016 Working Therapeutically with People who have Complex Trauma Histories
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two day interactive professional development training provides the knowledge and practice framework to enable practitioners to establish safe, supportive, therapeutic relationships with people affected by abuse, neglect and/or attachment trauma. Over the two days the research evidence and practice approaches most likely to contribute to your clients long term recovery will be explored, as well as opportunities provided to workshop these practice approaches using real life scenarios.

Parramatta, NSW
30th Jun 2016 The Interface of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Child Protection and Family Support Systems
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop is designed to give caseworkers the practical skills and resources to assist carers of children and young people with disability navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Sydney, NSW
1st Jul 2016 Writing Correspondence, Reports and Publicity
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop covers the principles and techniques of effective writing, some key issues in accountability and legalities, and structured approaches to writing and producing reports and correspondence.

Sydney, NSW
1st Jul 2016 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.

Surry Hills, Sydney
1st Jul 2016 Leadership for a Healthy Work Environment (formerly Creating a Healthy Work Environment)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

A negative work environment often goes hand in hand with conflict and poor performance. It can sap the energy of the most motivated staff and stifle teamwork. Learn how to create a healthy workplace environment, where staff are energised and motivated and feel safe to contribute their ideas, and team members communicate well and work cooperatively.

Sydney, NSW
4th - 5th Jul 2016 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 a manager or coordinator. This workshop includes topics such as supervision, managing team conflict, planning and prioritising and problem solving.

Sydney, NSW
4th Jul 2016 Therapeutic Doll Making: An art psychotherapy experiential workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Parramatta, NSW
6th - 7th Jul 2016 Trauma Informed Behaviour Support for Kids
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
7th Jul 2016 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
14th Jul 2016 No Wrong Door: Building Pathways for Clients (formerly Successful Networking for ‘No Wrong Door’)
Enodrsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Build and strengthen your networks to ensure ‘every door or the first door is the right door’ for people seeking support.

Sydney, NSW
15th Jul 2016 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.

Albury, NSW
18th Jul 2016 Safe Home Visiting
Ednorsed 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
18th Jul 2016 Mad, Bad or Sad? - Mental Health and Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
19th Jul 2016 Assessing Children: Autism, ADHD or Trauma?
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Acquire the knowledge to assess whether a child's presentation relates to trauma, ADHD or to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sydney, NSW
19th Jul 2016 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 icebreakers and focus on selecting activities for a specific purpose and for a particular group, time and place.

Sydney, NSW
20th - 21st Jul 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion Introduction 2-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
20th - 24th Jul 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5-Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
20th Jul 2016 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will support any worker who provides a service in the human services sector to learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and to discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jul 2016 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent.

Albury, NSW
20th - 21st Jul 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Wagga Wagga
20th Jul 2016 Facilitating Group Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Group supervision has the potential to develop a cohesive, team approach to service delivery. It can provide strong collegial support and foster the development of collective knowledge. Group supervision has particular potential to generate fresh ideas about complex situations and to extend people’s perspectives. However, some people describe their group supervision as very cursory or very habitual.

Sydney, NSW
20th - 21st Jul 2016 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 Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and increasing their knowledge of integral parts of the legislation.

Ballina, NSW
21st - 22nd Jul 2016 Music Methods for Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Plato said, "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." Learn ways of using music in therapy in this two day workshop.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jul 2016 Emotions as unfolding experience; emerging insights from emotion research & value for psychotherapy Seminar two of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
21st - 22nd Jul 2016 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This workshop will focus on actioning the principles of DBT and will cover developing change strategies including chain analysis, contingency management and shaping commitment.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jul 2016 Managing Counter-Productive Workplace Behaviours (formerly Personality in the Workplace)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop
Tamworth, NSW
21st - 22nd Jul 2016 Out-of-home Care Fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day WOrkshop

This training session has been designed to provide NGO case workers and team leaders who are new to out-of-home care (OOHC) with the information necessary to successfully increase their understanding of the fundamentals of case practice in OOHC.
The training uses a range of case studies as a focus for discussion in a culturally appropriate manner.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Jul 2016 Engaging Individual Personality Difference: The Forgotten Realm of Psychology? Seminar three of three: Exploring the evolving human mind: a three-part primer for mental health professionals.
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health. Together the stand-alone seminars might be understood as a master class on the ‘mind/mental’ with an emphasis on implications for psychotherapy.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Jul 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Albury, NSW
25th Jul 2016 Accidental Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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
25th Jul 2016 Therapeutic Parenting: Developing Safe & Nurturing Carer-Child Relationships
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Traumatised children, particularly those who present with attachment difficulties, often find it challenging to trust their new carer or foster/adoptive parents as they generally operate from a fear-based worldview.

Sydney, NSW
26th Jul 2016 Worker Wellbeing in the Face of Change
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Change has increasingly become part of our lives in the community sector as increased responsibility continues to shift from government to NGO’s.
This is a time of uncertainty and often fear as the future seems unclear.
Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to make the transition through change as smooth as possible, remain optimistic and even excited about your future and stay well.

Sydney, NSW
27th - 28th Jul 2016 Stepping Up to Management and Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 2 - 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.

Sydney, NSW
28th Jul 2016 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
29th Jul 2016 Working with Parents with an Intellectual or Learning Disability
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop focuses on how to better support parents with an intellectual or learning disability by building knowledge of parents’ needs and effective use of resources.

Sydney, NSW
29th Jul 2016 Debriefing Skills (formerly Supervision and Debriefing)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The stress of client work can be alleviated by a supportive workplace that implements support processes to manage stress and emotional wellbeing of staff. In particular, staff should have access to debriefing after incidents. This workshop covers the processes of debriefing and stress management, and looks at the types of organisational processes that will ensure adequate support is provided.

Sydney, NSW
29th Jul 2016 Couple Talk
Endorsed CPD: 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
1st - 2nd Aug 2016 Facilitating Emotionally Charged Groups (formerly 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, and risk assessing your program for emotional triggers. Significant time will also be allocated to facilitator self-awareness and the part we play in influencing the emotional dynamics within the group.

Surry Hills, Sydney
2nd Aug 2016 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 are working with who are experiencing social and emotional difficulties.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Aug 2016 Boundaries and the Therapeutic Frame
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Work with your clients to establish a ‘therapeutic frame’ that provides for stability, relational boundaries, limits and rules of therapy that have flexibility to establish secure attachment.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Aug 2016 Design Thinking: Turning Ideas into Action
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Find out how to design a project, program or activity using the latest methods and tools in people and community-centred design thinking and practice. Learn practical steps and innovative methods for a well-designed project or program.

Sydney, NSW
3rd - 4th Aug 2016 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 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD: workshops

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
3rd Aug 2016 Negotiation, Consultation and Mediation in Care Proceedings
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

In this 1 day interactive workshop you will learn how useful alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) can be in resolving care hearings and making long-term care plans for kids that work.

Sydney, NSW
5th Aug 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
5th Aug 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Endorsed CPD: workshops

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
8th Aug 2016 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.

Moruya, NSW
8th - 9th Aug 2016 Effective Casework and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Dawy Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of strength-based case management and increase your confidence as a case manager.

Dubbo
8th Aug 2016 Get On Board: Essentials for Management Committees and Boards
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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
8th - 9th Aug 2016 Casework and Case Management in OOHC
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Case management is an interactive and dynamic process with an emphasis on building relationships with the child or young person and their family to facilitate change. It requires developing partnerships and joint planning with other agencies involved in the care and wellbeing of the child or young person: and ongoing analysis, decision-making and record-keeping to ensure that the identified needs of the child or young person are being met.

Surry Hills, Sydney
8th Aug 2016 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course aims to provide ‘real world’ strategies to engage and support young people who self-harm and for those who may be suicidal. Participants will learn about self-harm and suicidal behaviours and how these develop.

Coffs Harbour
9th Aug 2016 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will support any worker who provides a service in the human services sector to learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and to discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Albury, NSW
9th - 10th Aug 2016 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'.

Sydney, NSW
11th - 12th Aug 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Campbelltown, NSW
11th - 12th Aug 2016 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 Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and increasing their knowledge of integral parts of the legislation.

Sydney, NSW
11th Aug 2016 Life Story Work
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks, develop skills and discover a variety of methods for effective life story work to help children and young people in OOHC develop a positive identity and cohesive narrative about their life.

Sydney, NSW
12th Aug 2016 Compassionate Workplaces - 10 things to do when a co-worker has to deal with death
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This is a workshop that is about developing a workplace culture that responds well to staff members experiencing loss. Most Australians will be faced at some point during their work career with caring duties, will be grieving the death of someone close to them or will be responding to another major life upheaval. This workshop is a unique experience bringing a values and evidence-based learning experience to this important issue.

Sydney, NSW
12th Aug 2016 Healing childhood sexual abuse
Endorsed CPD: workshop

The aim of this workshop is to explore and understand the nature and effects of childhood sexual abuse. How these experiences emerge in counselling and therapy act as a foundation for assessing and working with the abuse. Safe ways to talk about the abuse, to gather information and to provide containment will be explored. Using an Emotionally Focused approach, the pathways for healing will be charted and protocols for working with strengthening the adult survivor, dealing with the trauma, and the recovery and healing of the inner child will be presented and demonstrated.

Annandale, NSW
15th Aug 2016 Cultural Intelligence
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This advanced workshop provides you with a toolkit for recognising the cultural differences that matter most, and applying five ways to bridge cultural gaps.

Sydney, NSW
15th - 16th Aug 2016 Healing and Hope: Working with the Effects of Childhood Abuse in Adults (formerly Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop will offer a therapeutic framework based on current approaches into the area of surviving childhood trauma, including working with structural dissociation, sympathetic and parasympathetic arousal and enacted processes of attachment.

Wagga Wagga
15th - 18th Aug 2016 Family Group Conferencing
Endorsed CPD: 4 - Day Conference

Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is an alternative dispute resolution model that can be used in the child protection system. It allows families with children at risk of abuse or neglect or who need further support to participate fully in decision making about their children.

Sydney, NSW
15th Aug 2016 ADVANCED CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day course

This course is designed to expand your range of clinical skills with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy & counselling. There is a special component of regression and hypno-analytical therapy contained in this course.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
16th Aug 2016 Writing for Results
Endorsed CPD: 2- Day Workshop

At this workshop, learn how to write effective, accountable, well structured and persuasive submissions, tenders, expressions of interest, reports and media releases.

16th Aug 2016 Worker Wellbeing in the Face of Change
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Change has increasingly become part of our lives in the community sector as increased responsibility continues to shift from government to NGO’s.
This is a time of uncertainty and often fear as the future seems unclear.
Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to make the transition through change as smooth as possible, remain optimistic and even excited about your future and stay well.

Tamworth, NSW
17th - 18th Aug 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Newcastle, NSW
18th Aug 2016 Running a Great GIG: An Exploration of Growth Informed Groupwork Practice with Children and Young People who have Experienced Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Enhance your groupwork skills when working with children who have experienced trauma. The creative groupwork techniques you will learn and enjoy experimenting with in this course are based on the application of the theory and practice principles of growth informed groupwork and trauma enlightened intervention.

Sydney, NSW
18th - 19th Aug 2016 Art of Grieving
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
18th Aug 2016 Masterclass in Supervision Skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop is for experienced supervisors who want to review their supervision practice and extend their supervision skills. We will draw upon a range of traditions and approaches to facilitate your analysis of supervision issues and to develop strategies.

Sydney, NSW
18th Aug 2016 Difficult but necessary conversations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations.

* AASW Member Discount *

Byron Bay
19th Aug 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
19 Aug 2016 Arbitrary mind mapping: rapid breakthrough with stuck clients. Curiosity approach opening doorways of possibility in difficult client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
19th Aug 2016 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
20-21 Aug 2016 Integrating the creative skills of Gestalt Therapy into practice. A practical two day theory and training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will equip participants with a range of tools to work more creatively with clients, and build the ability to use the ‘embodied’ self effectively in the therapeutic space, in an authentic and profound way. The Gestalt approach is holistic and awareness-centred and has a central focus on relationship and learning through direct experience.

Sydney, NSW
22nd - 23rd Aug 2016 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.

Target Group: Workers, including managers and supervisors who come into contact with mental health consumers, their family, carers and friends and anyone with an interest in mental health recovery

Surry Hills, Sydney
22nd - 23rd Aug 2016 Art and Play Therapy
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.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Aug 2016 Disability and Communication: Connecting and Respecting
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will further your communication skills with people of differing abilities through creative, experiential and interactive processes.

Sydney, NSW
22nd - 23rd Aug 2016 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
23rd Aug 2016 Working with Birth Parents and Families
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop
Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2016 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
25th Aug 2016 Promoting resilience in older people. A practical strengths-based approach
Endorsed CPD: 1- Day Workshop

This course will address these issues and provide opportunities to explore what makes older people resilient. This course is based on a “strength based” approach. Strategies will be identified and experienced that will promote a culture of resilience as you provide support for older people.

Sydney, NSW
25th - 26th Aug 2016 Appreciative Inquiry - Positive Planning
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Appreciative Inquiry allows groups, organisations and communities to respond to change and plan for the future by building on strengths, approaching change with an open mind and taking an inclusive, people-focused approach to developing a shared vision and realistic implementation.

Sydney, NSW
26th Aug 2016 Responding to Child Protection Allegations Against Employees
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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
26th Aug 2016 Focusing - workshop
Endorsed CPD: workshop

The first aim of Emotion-Focused counselling and therapy is to facilitate awareness in order to regulate or
process emotional experiences. Focusing is about developing awareness and experiencing and this involves discovering, acknowledging and touching in to the experience that is felt. In this 2-day workshop we show you how to help your clients develop their awareness of their emotional experiences using the interventions of bodily and emotional focusing.

Annandale, NSW
26th Aug 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
28th Aug 2016 Safety Planning with Parents of Children at Risk
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
29th - 30th Aug 2016 Engaging Parents: Establishing a Working Alliance with Parents/Carers of Children and Young People at Risk
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Enhance your clinical practice by using proven skills and strategies to positively engage parents from the outset. Feel more confident when working with families, and develop a personal approach based on clinical wisdom and best practice principles of holistic service delivery.

Sydney, NSW
29th - 30th Aug 2016 Creative Interventions for Children with Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
30th - 31st Aug 2016 Fine Tuning Your Groupwork Skills (formerly 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.

Sydney, NSW
1st - 2nd Sep 2016 Complex Trauma and Mental Health
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

Explore the bio-genetic 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.

Target Group: Experienced workers providing counselling services

Sydney, NSW
1st - 2nd Sep 2016 Maximising Parent Strengths and Resilience
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Learn how to use a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with parents and carers to enhance parenting capacity. Refine skills in conducting assessments using strengths-based tools and techniques.

Surry Hills, Sydney
1st Sep 2016 Loss and Grief that Comes with the Transition into Aged Care and Dementia
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course will address this disenfranchised loss and provide proactive strategies that support older people.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Sep 2016 Building resilience in the face of change. Helping our clients transition through the difficulty of change
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course is for all who have to facilitate these negotiations of ongoing changes and stresses of their clients and want to build resilience to these challenges and make healthier choices.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Sep 2016 Collaborative Partnerships with Other Agencies
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn how to establish strong partnerships based on a common vision and shared goals, take a powerful role in partnership projects and collaborations, and keep partnerships going over the life of a project/program.

Sydney, NSW
5th - 6th Sep 2016 Domestic and Family Violence: Culturally Informed Approaches
Ednorsed 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
5th Sep 2016 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent.

Campbelltown, NSW
5th - 6th Sep 2016 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.

Canberra
5th Sep 2016 Managing Counter-Productive Workplace Behaviours (formerly Personality in the Workplace)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

In this one day workshop, ways of preventing or reducing common counter-productive workplace behaviours (gossip, bullying and harassment, absenteeism and being at work and not working) will be described. Simple, effective strategies for responding to these behaviours once they do occur will be discussed. The influence of the Big 5 Personality Factors (Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Introversion-Extraversion, Emotionality and Openness to Experience) on counter-productive behaviour will be examined. How understanding the influence of personality on behaviour assists in managing counter-productive workplace behaviour effectively will be described. Using an understanding of the Big 5 Personality Factors in the recruitment process will be also be explored.

Sydney, NSW
6th Sep 2016 Managing Difficult Calls
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
6th - 7th Sep 2016 Manage People Performance
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.

Moruya, NSW
7th Sep 2016 Self Care for Workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
8th Sep 2016 Conflict resolution. Helping our clients effectively resolve personal and professional conflict
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

Discover why some people want to change the subject as soon as a conflict becomes apparent and why others want to pull an issue apart without any warning at all. At the end of the seminar you will understand and respond to these situations more effectively and will be able to support your clients in their conflict better. Bring your stories with you and a willingness to explore some of these challenging encounters.

Sydney, NSW
8th - 9th Sep 2016 Healing the Effects of Trauma on Children and Young People: A Creative Whole of Body Approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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
8th - 9th Sep 2016 Leadership of Teams (formerly Managing Teams)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Managers and leaders can develop the quality of teamwork, bring together the range of capabilities in the team, and promote collaborative problem solving. This workshop provides a framework for you to identify current strengths and to plan for areas of teamwork that need development.

Sydney, NSW
9th Sep 2016 Emotions in Couple Work
Endorsed CPD: 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
12th - 13th Sep 2016 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
12th Sep 2016 Adolescent Risk Taking
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn how to help young people stay safe. Understand what changes have taken place in society and how these interact with adolescent development to increase the dangers of risk taking. Examine the latest research on risk taking and physiological and psychological development of adolescents and explore practical strategies for keeping young people safe.

Sydney, NSW
12th Sep 2016 Safeguarding yourself - Recognising and Responding to Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to keep healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by trauma.

Sydney, NSW
13th - 14th Sep 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Merimbula, NSW
13th Sep 2016 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
13th Sep 2016 Leadership for a Healthy Work Environment (formerly Creating a Healthy Work Environment)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

A negative work environment often goes hand in hand with conflict and poor performance. It can sap the energy of the most motivated staff and stifle teamwork. Learn how to create a healthy workplace environment, where staff are energised and motivated and feel safe to contribute their ideas, and team members communicate well and work cooperatively.

Newcastle, NSW
14th - 15th Sep 2016 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.

14th Sep 2016 Affidavit and Report Writing and Giving Evidence in Children’s Court for NGOs
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop builds on the workshop ‘Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC’. It will cover affidavit and report writing, giving evidence in Children's Court and guidelines for s82 reports. Providing information to the Children’s Court regarding suitability of placements and responding to or advocating for a s90 application in varying circumstances is explored using case study examples.

Ballina, NSW
15th - 16th Sep 2016 Inspired Mindfulness through Creativity
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day workshop

This two day workshop on Inspired Mindfulness offers a creative pathway to learning mindfulness. A theoretical foundation will be offered as a contextual frame for understanding mindfulness but most learning will come through immersion in creative mindfulness practices.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
15th Sep 2016 Growing Carer Capacity and Building on Strengths
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with carers to: unpack a carers motivation, level of commitment and what type of carer they would like to be, define their goals to achieve better outcomes for children and young people, build stronger relationships with carers and increase their confidence and capacity in the context of their role.

Sydney, NSW
16th Sep 2016 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
19th - 20th Sep 2016 Effective Casework and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Dawy Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of strength-based case management and increase your confidence as a case manager.

Sydney, NSW
19th Sep 2016 Striking the Balance: A Client Focussed Approach to Duty of Care (formerly Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Find the optimum balance between client empowerment and client protection in this practical interactive workshop. As well as exploring legalities, rights and empowerment, participants will have an opportunity to apply the learning to duty of care dilemmas from their own workplace.

Sydney, NSW
20th Sep 2016 Managing Challenging Behaviours (formerly Managing Difficult Behaviours)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers, managers and clients and explore the underlying issues that often contribute to people behaving in such ways.

Target Group: Workers who are managing challenging behaviours of clients, co-workers and managers

Dubbo
20th Sep 2016 Grant and Tender Writing
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will ensure that the way you write the application is effective and that your applications/tenders meet the needs of the funders.

Sydney, NSW
20th Sep 2016 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will support any worker who provides a service in the human services sector to learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and to discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Coffs Harbour
20th - 21st Sep 2016 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.

Tamworth, NSW
21st Sep 2016 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
21st & 22nd September, 26th Oct 2016 Diploma of Leadership and Management Get Recognised Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Diploma

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment and gain the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Sep 2016 Building Parents’ and Carers’ Reflective Capacities
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Acquire the skills to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the needs and feelings underlying their children’s behaviour.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Sep 2016 Emotional signature
Endorsed CPD: workshop

In this 2-day workshop we will show you how to unpack clients’ patterns of relating to self and other. Using the intervention of unpacking experience, we will show you how to identify the different emotional signatures so that you can adjust your relating to clients as well as help you identify the intervention pathway most suited to your clients’ needs and difficulties.

Annandale, NSW
26th Sep 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.

* Discount for AASW members *

Parramatta, NSW
27th Sep 2016 Protective Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

In this course 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.

Sydney, NSW
6th - 7th Oct 2016 Anxiety Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

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.

Target Group: Experienced staff working therapeutically with clients

Sydney, NSW
7th Oct 2016 The Pain Paradox: East meets West in a new paradigm for processing and moving beyond complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop presents the Pain Paradox, an East-West theory of trauma-related suffering that suggests that the “solution” to unwanted states is not to avoid, suppress, or intellectualize, but rather to carefully engage, accept, process, and even use painful material in the context of a compassionate therapeutic environment.

Sydney, NSW
10th - 11th Oct 2016 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 practise skills to keep you safe before, during, and after home visiting, in what can be tricky and complex environments.

Sydney, NSW
10th - 11th Oct 2016 Operational Plan: The Key Tool for Managing Your Organisation (formerly Managing Operational Plans)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2016 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Anyone working in the social welfare, children’s, health and education sectors need to be able to identify DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, the safety, legal and support systems and be able to utilise good practice and safe responses to individuals and families.

Wagga Wagga
12th Oct 2016 Cultural Identity for Children and Young People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds in OOHC: Putting the Principle into Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Supporting positive cultural identity for migrants and refugees in OOHC and adoption is easier said than done. This course aims to take participants past the basics of cultural exposure into more meaningful and practical ways to support a child’s development of positive cultural identity.

Sydney, NSW
13th Oct 2016 Positive Psychology 101
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Traditionally, psychology has focused on ‘illness’ and the treatment of ‘problems’, neglecting the most important areas of our lives, like connection, meaning, resilience and how to enhance and build on what is working well, not just treating what isn’t.

Sydney, NSW
13th Oct 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
14th Oct 2016 Trauma and Addictions
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This training in trauma and addiction will formalise in a learning context, the relationship between complex developmental trauma and addictive behaviour. Participants will explore integrative models of assessment and treatment so that positive and lasting change in their clients’ lives is achieved. Creative interventions that enhance motivation to change will be explored

Sydney, NSW
14th Oct 2016 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
14th Oct 2016 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will support any worker who provides a service in the human services sector to learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and to discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Campbelltown, NSW
14th Oct 2016 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for working with anxiety disorders - two days of practical skills training in new and 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
16th Oct 2016 Working with dreams and imagery in therapy practice. A practical and creative one day training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
17th Oct 2016 Self Compassion Training in the Therapy Room
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This course explores how we can bring self compassion into the therapy room - both for ourselves and our clients - thereby boosting therapeutic outcomes and preventing worker burnout.

Sydney, NSW
18th - 19th Oct 2016 Community Engagement and Consultation
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Community engagement and consultation are essential to creating relevant and responsive services and to building community capacity.

Sydney, NSW
18th Oct 2016 Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a core skill for leaders in the workplace in managing staff, change and conflict.

Our ability to effectively lead depends on our ability to recognise and manage our own emotions/triggers and in managing the full range of emotional responses from staff in the workplace.

Sydney, NSW
18th - 19th Oct 2016 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.

Merimbula, NSW
19th Oct 2016 Parental Health Issues and Child Wellbeing (formerly Child Protection and Parental Factors)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Understand the complexity of the relationship between parental/carer health issues: mental health disorders, substance dependence/abuse and intellectual disability, and possible increased risk of child abuse.

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

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
20th - 21st Oct 2016 Supporting ‘Quality of Life’ and a ‘Good Death’
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This course incorporates principles of palliative care, which means affirming life and regarding dying as a normal process.

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

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
21st Oct 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
21st Oct 2016 Studio 2: Surviving the affiar
Endorsed CPD: workshop

Counsellors often find couples where one person is struggling with the news that their partner is having or has had an affair. This discovery is traumatic and couples often find themselves dealing with mixed emotions as they re-assess their relationship. This workshop is designed to help counsellors who are dealing with the effects of affairs on individual and couple clients.

Annandale, NSW
24th - 25th Oct 2016 Symbols and Sandplay Workshop
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.

Sydney, NSW
24th Oct 2016 Mediation Skills for Managers and Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn what mediation is. Decide when it is appropriate for you to mediate and when you need additional help. Use a five step process for running a mediation session.

Sydney, NSW
24th Oct 2016 Mad, Bad or Sad? - Mental Health and Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Newcastle, NSW
24th Oct 2016 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day interactive training provides the information and skills needed by workers in service settings, to assist people seeking help for their often trauma-related daily difficulties.

Sydney, NSW
25th Oct 2016 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 wellbeing, and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence.

Sydney, NSW
25th Oct 2016 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.

Albury, NSW
25th - 26th Oct 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Tamworth, NSW
25th Oct 2016 Development and Evaluation of Groupwork Programs
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2016 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
27th - 28th Oct 2016 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
27th Oct 2016 Preparing for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme): Supporting Your Clients Using Life Coaching Techniques
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

You will learn how to support your clients with disability to establish what works and what doesn’t in your client’s current reality, assist them to identify their aspirations, turn aspirations into tangible goals and link their aspirations and goals into their individual plans.

Sydney, NSW
27th Oct 2016 Developing Life Skills in Young People (formerly 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.

Sydney, NSW
27th Oct 2016 Bring your best to supervision - a one day workshop to benefit both supervisors and supervisees
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop explores how both supervisors and supervisees provide input towards key processes in supervision.

Sydney, NSW
28th Oct 2016 Exploring attachment difference: recent findings (2013-2016) and clinical considerations. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

Sydney, NSW
28th Oct 2016 Adult-child polarity
Endorsed CPD: workshop

In this 2-day workshop we will show you how to strengthen the adult aspect and hold the inner child using the verbal interventions as well as the creative intervention of cushion work. By helping clients become aware of their reactivity and to identify the different elements, we can support them in regaining and strengthening their adult self in order to be ready and able to do the experiencing work.

Annandale, NSW
29 Oct 2016 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

Sydney, NSW
31st - Oct - 1st Nov 2016 Optimising Every Contact with Clients: SF Brief Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

he 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.

Sydney, NSW
31st Oct 2016 Financial Reports for Not-for-Profit Boards of Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop discusses the concepts which underlie financial management in Not-for-Profit organisations and ensures all participants understand how to read the essential reports of performance, balance sheet and cashflow forecasting. Being able to understand will keep the organisation safe from error and fraud, directors able to determine when the organisation's solvency is at risk, and how to use reports to achieve strategy.

Sydney, NSW
1st Nov 2016 Introduction to Social Media for the Community Services Sector
Endorsed CPD: Half - Day Event

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

Sydney, NSW
2nd Nov 2016 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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
2nd - 3rd Nov 2016 Manage People Performance
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.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2016 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
3rd - 4th Nov 2016 Therapeutic Storytelling 2 day
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Stories provide powerful metaphors to inspire, teach and guide. Learn how stories can help to give hope, to build resilience, to develop positive values and to effect behaviour change.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
3rd - 4th Nov 2016 Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

The workplace is increasingly being recognised as the key site for ongoing professional development, and there is greater emphasis on leaders passing on their knowledge and skills. This workshop provides a framework about how to plan learning and development in your workplace, how to engage staff in clarifying their learning goals and how to design a learning pathway.

Dubbo, NSW
3rd - 4th Nov 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2016 Worker Wellbeing in the Face of Change
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Change has increasingly become part of our lives in the community sector as increased responsibility continues to shift from government to NGO’s.
This is a time of uncertainty and often fear as the future seems unclear.
Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to make the transition through change as smooth as possible, remain optimistic and even excited about your future and stay well.

Maitland, NSW
3rd Nov 2016 Working Therapeutically with People who have Complex Trauma Histories
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two day interactive professional development training provides the knowledge and practice framework to enable practitioners to establish safe, supportive, therapeutic relationships with people affected by abuse, neglect and/or attachment trauma. Over the two days the research evidence and practice approaches most likely to contribute to your clients long term recovery will be explored, as well as opportunities provided to workshop these practice approaches using real life scenarios.

Sydney, NSW
4th Nov 2016 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, colleagues and society in general.

Sydney, NSW
4th Nov 2016 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
4th Nov 2016 Narrative in psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: workshop

Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy using narrative and was initially developed by Michael White. In Emotion-Focused Therapy the exploration of narrative in emotion processes has been a recent activity. We will look at how the Canadian and the Annandale approaches consider narrative in EF work.

Annandale, NSW
7th - 8th Nov 2016 Art and Play Therapy
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.

Sydney, NSW
7th - 8th Nov 2016 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
8th Nov 2016 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will support any worker who provides a service in the human services sector to learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and to discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Moruya, NSW
26th Feb 2016 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent.

Sydney, NSW
8th - 9th Nov 2016 Organisational Communication (formerly Communication Tools for Managers)
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

One factor that impacts on the successful achievement of organisation and team outcomes is how the organisation communicates both internally with staff, and externally with clients and other stakeholders. Information and knowledge must be accurate and available when needed. This course covers internal, external, written and oral communication, as well as the supporting factors that have to be considered.

Sydney, NSW
10 - 11 November 2016 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
10th - 11th Nov 2016 Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drugs 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.

Sydney, NSW
10th - 11th Nov 2016 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Explore frameworks and practise skills that workers in non-counselling roles can use to effectively respond to people who are experiencing emotional distress.

Sydney, NSW
11th Nov 2016 Multiple Chair Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 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
14th Nov 2016 Managing Challenging Behaviours (formerly Managing Difficult Behaviours)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers, managers and clients and explore the underlying issues that often contribute to people behaving in such ways.

Target Group: Workers who are managing challenging behaviours of clients, co-workers and managers

Campbelltown, NSW
14th Nov 2016 Play Therapy for Children in Out of Home Care
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn ways to support children and carers using a suitable play therapy approach to building attachment. Experience hands-on training and gain skills assisting children in out of home care.

Sydney, NSW
14th Nov 2016 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
16th Nov 2016 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn about structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent.

Sydney, NSW
18th Nov 2016 Debriefing Skills (formerly Supervision and Debriefing)
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The stress of client work can be alleviated by a supportive workplace that implements support processes to manage stress and emotional wellbeing of staff. In particular, staff should have access to debriefing after incidents. This workshop covers the processes of debriefing and stress management, and looks at the types of organisational processes that will ensure adequate support is provided.

Sydney, NSW
18th Nov 2016 Attachment, caregiving, sexuality and power, clinical implications of complex behavioural systems. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

Sydney, NSW
18th Nov 2016 Clinical Day 2: Working with patterns
Endorsed CPD: workshop

The aim of the second clinical day will be to focus on the patterns of emotion, thinking and behaviour that can be discovered and known in counselling.

Annandale, NSW
21st Nov 2016 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.

Sydney, NSW
21st Nov 2016 Grief, loss, transition and change: Creative ways of working with children, adolescents and adults to promote mental health
Endrsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in using a range of creative techniques for working on issues of loss. It will also provide opportunities for self awareness and strategies to maintain therapeutic poise in the face of the raw emotions of loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Burwood, NSW
23rd Nov 2016 RPL Upgrade to New Diploma of Leadership and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

If you already have a BSB51107 Diploma of Management upgrade to BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management by RPL.

Sydney, NSW
24th Nov 2016 Assessment and Management of Depression and Bipolar Disorders in Children and Young people
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in holistic assessment and formulation, differential diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of depression and bipolar disorder in children and young people. The workshop uses two trainers and a limited number of participants to provide an intensive skill development opportunity.

Sydney, NSW
26th - 27th November 2016 Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma- Theory and Training for Working Beyond Single Incident Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day event

Complex trauma is highly damaging but frequently unrecognised and inappropriately treated. While current research in the neurobiology of attachment has major implications for treatment of trauma, the potential of these insights is not widely operationalised in clinical practice and confusion about the differences between ‘complex’ and ‘single incident’ trauma persists.

Sydney, NSW
28th - 29th Nov 2016 Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Learn practical ways to use art exercises in counselling and group work. This hands-on workshop explores the use of 7 different art media so bring your apron.

Sydney, NSW
28th Nov 2016 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
28th Nov 2016 Safeguarding yourself - Recognising and Responding to Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to keep healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by trauma.

Newcastle, NSW
1st - 2nd Dec 2016 Music Methods for Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Plato said, "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." Learn ways of using music in therapy in this two day workshop.

Sydney, NSW
5th Dec 2016 Walking together: Creative ways of working with Aboriginal young people
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to experience for yourself creative techniques for working with Aboriginal young people, families and communities, including art, clay work and Aboriginal weaving techniques. Build your skills in promoting social, emotional and psychological wellbeing in Aboriginal young people, their families and communities in the following areas:

  • Building engagement and offering accessible services
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Developing sustainable therapeutic programs.
Sydney, NSW
28th - 29th Jan 2017 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
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