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Queensland

Date Event Location
On demand Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The mental state examination (MSE) is a core tool used by clinical mental health professionals to collect information about an individual’s mental state. Data is gathered from a face-to-face interview and criteria are used to describe a person’s mental state according to nine core components.

On Demand Mental Health Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

This two day workshop provides mental health staff with the core knowledge and skills required in undertaking mental health assessments of consumers.

On Demand Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

This training program is designed to enhance a mental health clinician’s understanding of the concept of capacity and explores the options for substitute decision making for individuals who lack capacity.

On Demand Supervising Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This two (2) day training workshop provides a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing clinical supervision to those who are themselves clinical supervisors.

On Demand Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop provides mental health practitioners with a six step risk assessment and management process which is applicable to most mental health services across Queensland.

The process provides an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of consumer risks.

On Demand Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This one day workshop has been designed to orient mental health clinicians
and practitioners to the expectations and processes involved in receiving and delivering clinical supervision.

On Demand Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focusses on improving the confidence and effectiveness of mental health practitioners working with mental health consumers at risk of suicide. In addition, being able to determine and follow up on the appropriate course of action for the consumer, their family or carer is central to intervention and recovery.

On Demand Supervisor
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or soon to be) within a mental health service setting. The training is practical and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model.

On Demand Provide a Brief Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide a framework for brief interventions - practical, timely and responsive therapeutic techniques that are focused upon an individual’s needs and goals within mental health settings.

On Demand Mental Health Educator
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Workshop

The Mental Health Educator Development 3 day forum provides participants with the knowledge and skills to further their development and professional competency as a trainer, facilitator or educator.

The program explores the development of education sessions for delivery to Queensland Health Mental Health staff. This includes determining learning needs and desired learning outcomes, as well as the principles of adult learning and how these can be addressed by a range of learning activities.

Online eLearning: Employment for people with a mental illness: Understanding the individual placement and support model
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (2) hour training program is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment within their service.

Online eLearning: Cognition and mental health - The impact on day-to-day functioning
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (2) hour training program provides fundamental information for mental health staff about cognitive difficulties that consumers with a mental illness may experience and discusses strategies and therapies that could be used when working with individuals.

The artistry of facilitation: training small groups
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Artistry of Facilitation is an engaging and dynamic oneday course that will assist workers to explore the theory and practical aspects of facilitating training groups. The course will ensure workers have the knowledge, practical skills and confidence in preparing, delivering and reviewing training sessions. The training will also focus on becoming an artist of facilitation – in particular, the subtle techniques and aspects of facilitation.The course is applicable to trainers in all areas – it is designed to suit both beginning facilitators as well as those that are more experienced.

* AASW Member Discount *

Brisbane, Qld
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
30th Jun 2016 FIRM Fundamentals - an introduction to the family inclusive recovery based practice framework (FIRM)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

The FIRM Fundamentals workshop introduces participants to the core concepts underpinning the Family Inclusive Recovery based Practice Framework (FIRM), developed by Thomas and Harper (2016). Participants will provided with the conceptual premises underpinning FIRM and will be invited to explore and apply some of FIRM's key practice elements, to their day-to-day work scenarios.

Brisbane, Qld
15th Jul 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.

Brisbane, Qld
20th Jul 2016 Introduction to play therapy
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

An introduction to working with children using creative media, art, psychodrama, symbols, play equipment

Brisbane, Qld
21st 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
25th Jul 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 (CBT-FPS) with further training. For health professionals by health professionals. This course is available in Sydney and Melbourne.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Brisbane, Qld
3rd Aug 2016 Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Training in Small Groups
Endorsed CPD 1 day workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist professionals to explore the theory and practical aspects of facilitating training groups. The course will ensure professionals have the knowledge, practical skills and confidence in preparing, delivering and reviewing training sessions.

*Discount for AASW Members*

Brisbane, Qld
4th Aug 2016 Imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy: managing trauma when words aren't enough
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

An interactive workshop designed to enable participants to be able to use IRRT with clients as soon as they return to work.

* FPS relevant activity *
Brisbane, Qld
4th Aug 2016 Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Presentation Skills
Endorsed CPD 1 day workshop

This interactive 1 day course will assist professionals to understand and practice the necessary presentation skills and techniques to deliver engaging and inspiring presentations. The course will explore preparation/ planning and evaluation of the presentation, development of your own authentic presentation style, strategies to overcome nerves and challenging audiences; and, insight into the latest strategies and technologies (and tips!) used by inspiring speakers.

*Discount for AASW Members*

Brisbane, Qld
14th Aug 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 **

Coolangatta, QLD
25th Aug 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*

Brisbane, Qld
10th Sep 2016 Art Therapy DBT and Positive Psychology
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Weekend Workshop -Weekend Workshops -Using art exercises alongside medical models of psychological and behavioural interventions adds another component to learning a non-verbal one. Social workers who can be informed about Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology can offer their patients full advantage of simple skill interventions.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Coolangatta, QLD
14th Sep 2016 Creating the New Dream! Treating the Trauma of Domestic and Family Violence - A Feminist Strengths Based CBT Approach
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This two-day workshop is targeted at advanced practitioners either working in a specific counselling role within the family violence field or endeavouring to move into this work. This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment framework for work with victims and survivors of domestic and family violence trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Gold Coast, Qld
23rd Sep 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.

Brisbane, Qld
24th Sep 2016 Introduction to Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Weekend Workshop - Taking participants through the history of art therapy, training and uses of creative exercises in many different client groups. Children, Disability and the Aged, Personality Disorders, Depression/Anxiety and family dynamics. Using art exercises themselves participants will experience how to work with a variety of client groups.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Coolangatta, QLD
11th 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.

Brisbane, Qld
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.

Brisbane, Qld
25 & 26 November 2016 North & South Queensland Branches Social Work Conference
Conference

Doing the ordinary & extraordinary - Conquering challenges and positioning the profession for the future

EXPRESSIONS ON INTEREST TO PRESENT NOW OPEN

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers