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Queensland

Date Event Location
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 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.

Various
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
5-6 Oct 2016 QC4 Supervisor
Endorsed 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.

Kingaroy, QLD
10th Oct 2016 QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focuses 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

Caboolture, 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
11th Oct 2016 1012NAT 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.

Caboolture, Qld
13th Oct 2016 QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focuses 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

Sunshine Coast, QLD
17th Oct 2016 QC8 Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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.

Gold Coast, Qld
18th Oct 2016 QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identifying the core conditions that are required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice the skills that contribute to building an alliance is also provided within a person centred framework.

Gold Coast, Qld
18th Oct 2016 QC8 Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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.

Brisbane, Qld
19th Oct 2016 QC19 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management - Refresher
Endorsed CPD: half day workshop

The aim of this course is to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks presented to mental health services in Hospital and Health Services across Queensland.

Gold Coast, Qld
19th Oct 2016 QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identifying the core conditions that are required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice the skills that contribute to building an alliance is also provided within a person centred framework.

Brisbane, Qld
19th Oct 2016 QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identifying the core conditions that are required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice the skills that contribute to building an alliance is also provided within a person centred framework.

Rockhampton
21st Oct 2016 QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identifying the core conditions that are required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice the skills that contribute to building an alliance is also provided within a person centred framework.

Gladstone, QLD
24-25 Oct 2016 QC4 Supervisor
Endorsed 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.

Brisbane, Qld
24th Oct 2016 12th Biennial Asia Pacific International Mental Health Conference 2016
Endorsed CPD: Conference

The 12th Biennial Asia Pacific (ASPAC) International Mental Health Conference brings together international progressive thought-leaders in mental health and related sectors to share experiences and contribute to an open forum to discuss what works and develop hopefully and effective recovery solutions for people and their families. ASPAC is designed to challenge our thinking through inclusive dialogue and debate and cross-cultural learnings.

Brisbane, Qld
25th Oct 2016 QC8 Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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.

Toowoomba, Qld
29 - 30 Oct 2016 Yoga & Mindfulness in Clinical Practice Yoga & Mindfulness in Clinical Practice
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This is a two-day intensive program designed for mental health professionals looking to extend their existing mindfulness-based practice with particular emphasis on yoga as an approach to connection (in the lives of clients, practitioners and clinical interactions)

* FPS Relevant Activity *
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
22nd Nov 2016 1012NAT 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.

Gold Coast, Qld
23rd Nov 2016 QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focuses 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

Gold Coast, Qld
24th Nov 2016 QC9 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.

Gold Coast, Qld
25th Nov 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
25 & 26 Nov 2016 North & South Queensland Branches Social Work Conference
Conference

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

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University Of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
27-28 Nov 16 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 workers and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Coolangatta, QLD
23rd Feb 2017 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.

Brisbane, Qld
24 Feb 2017 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

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

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

Brisbane, Qld
3rd Mar 2017 Schema Therapy Training Day. Interventions for change with the personality disordered. An introduction to Schema Therapy for use in clinical practice.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Schema therapy with a practical emphasis on learning and using experiential techniques such as cognitively challenging schemas (counterpoint), chair work with modes, limited re-parenting for childhood experiences and sentence completion for emotional learning.

Brisbane, Qld
23rd Mar 2017 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in an integrated practice. A one-day introductory training workshop including basic theory and practical skills training for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
24th Mar 2017 Research based skills training for healing wounded couples. A one day skills training for practical application based on Gottman's research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical one-day training workshop begins with a brief review of historical approaches to couples therapy. Emphasis of the training is on healing wounded/dysfunctional relationships using research based techniques.

Brisbane, Qld
21st Jul 2017 Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma- Theory and Training for Working Beyond Single Incident Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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.

Brisbane, Qld
24th Aug 2017 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
25th Aug 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - one day of training focusing in particular upon Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders and their associated challenging behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
26th Aug 2017 Out of awareness: working with self states and dissociation. Recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
7th Sep 2017 Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. Two days of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
6th Oct 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Brisbane, Qld
10th Nov 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
11th Nov 2017 Working with parent and family dynamics - clinical skills for working with individuals where parent and family dynamics are evident and for working directly with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
25th Nov 2017 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Brisbane, Qld
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