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Victoria

Date Event Location
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 *

Melbourne, Vic
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 *

Melbourne, Vic
1st Feb 2016 Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 10 month part time course

The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) offers evidence based, clinical training and equips participants with the skills they need to better support people with complex bereavement needs.

Mulgrave
14th 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 *
Melbourne, Vic
15th Jul 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.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Jul 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.

Melbourne, Vic
20th Jul 2016 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop will explore proven evidence based therapeutic strategies to improve night time happenings such as insomnia and nightmares and help to make new positive dreams come true!

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
27th Jul 2016 Responding to sexual assault
Endorsed CPD - 1 day workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
28th Jul 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.

Melbourne, Vic
30th Jul 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.

* Free event *

Melbourne, Vic
15th & 16th August 2016 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Workshop

12 CPD Hours

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is for adults working or living with adolescent. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, social workers and youth workers. It is not a clinical course – rather a mental health literacy program aimed at identifying need for early intervention during the mental health crisis and promoting recovery. The course is specifically good for new graduate social workers or health professionals that have limited knowledge around mental health who want to develop knowledge and skills in the area.

Includes practical strategies to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety problems, Psychosis, substance use problems and eating disorders.

Mental Health crisis situations covered include suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours.

AASW Melbourne Office
17th Aug 2016 Autism Awareness and Practice
Endorsed CPD - 3 hour workshop

This short face-to-face professional session on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is designed to give you some real-world tips and strategies to better engage and interact with people who have an ASD as well as their supports. Learn better ways to apply SASI's tips to support and enhance your current practice and get better outcomes. Online option also available.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Frankston, Vic
17th Aug 2016 Responding to sexual assault
Endorsed CPD - 1 day workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
17th Aug 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
19 Aug 2016 Exploring attachment difference: recent findings (2013-2016) and clinical considerations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

Melbourne, Vic
20 Aug 2016 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

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

Melbourne, Vic
23rd August 2016 Career Planning & Development Workshop
Workshop

3 CPD Hours

There can be many advantages in taking a more planned approach to your social work career. This initiative can assist social workers and social work students to consider how they would like to use their knowledge, skills and attributes to achieve their definition of career success and fulfilment.

This workshop will help participants to develop a framework for career planning, development and decision-making. It will be interactive, draw on personal experience and hands-on activities, and is supported by input from the facilitator and career planning resources.

AASW Melbourne Office
26th - 27th Aug 2016 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practce, clinicians develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practcice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure using Radical Exposure Tapping.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
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.

Bendigo
31st August 2016 Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena
Workshop

1 1/2 CPD Hours

Run by Slater & Gordon Education Program for Social workers, this session helps participants to address the knowledge gaps they have on aspects of the law which relate to social work.

Topics covered: Capacity defined; an explanation of the different powers of attorney and how they apply; guardianship and administration; and, advanced care planning and end of life decisions.

AASW Melbourne Office
2nd Sep 2016 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
8th Sep 2016 Possums Education National Tour 2016
Endorsed CPD: 2 day event

Two day workshops on infant feeds, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and parent mental health - for all health professionals working with mothers and babies

Melbourne, Vic
12th 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.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Sep 2016 Supervision and State of Being: Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly interactive, practical, two-day course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
Thursday 15th September 2016 Vic Branch AGM and Workshops 2016
AASW AGM

Save the date.

Melbourne, Vic
28th September 2016 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
Workshop

6 CPD Hours

Due to popular demand this workshop is being repeated!

This workshop is ideal for Social Workers working in mental health, hospitals, schools, aged care etc., with some basic knowledge of mindfulness.This workshop will enable participants to:

  • Deepen their understanding of mindfulness as a fundamental support to mental health.
  • Engage in a range of mindful practices in session.
  • Explore mechanisms by which various practices relieve stress and increase insight.
  • Conceptual and experiential, the workshop will increase a skilful and intentional use of practices to support specific aspects of therapeutic work. There will be opportunity for direct application to client presentations.
AASW Melbourne Office
29th Sep 2016 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Training

This highly interactive, practical, two-day course is designed for people wanting to deepen and expand their supervision skills, and develop their supervision practice to an advanced level. It builds on Supervision and State of Being: Level 1.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
7th Oct 2016 Situated Cognition: New perspectives on cognitive processes, varieties of memory and a ‘problematic triad’ - consciousness, agency and self. Seminar one of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Ongoing discoveries pointing to the immense complexity of the human mind are truly fascinating. 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.

Melbourne, Vic
8th Oct 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.

Melbourne, Vic
10th Oct 2016 Women World Changers Summit
Endorsed CPD

Women World Changers Summit, taking place October 2016 in Sydney and Melbourne.

This premier summit, designed to drive a dialogue focused on the importance for greater workplace diversity & equality, features a line-up of speakers never seen before on one stage.

The diversity and inclusion debate has never been more important. To that end, Women World Changers all-inclusive agenda will aim to engage and attract all business and community leaders – male and female – to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogue and find new ways to address the biggest business issue we are facing.

For further information please refer to website:

http://www.thegrowthfaculty.com.au/index.php/education-program/womenworldchangers/#.V1DLu9KF4dV

Melbourne, Vic
11th Oct 2016 Working with impacts of sexual assault
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Working with Impacts of Sexual Assault is a two day interactive workshop that will extend the capacity and skills of those working with adults and family members who have been affected by sexual assault. This training will assist participants to engage with approaches based on trauma theory, systemic theory and feminist theory that have been shown to be effective in ameliorating the affects of sexual assault.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
13th Oct 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.

Geelong, Vic
15th 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.

Melbourne, Vic
17th - 18th Oct 2016 Creative Interventions with Family Change
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Learn creative ways to help children and parents through the challenging changes of divorce, separation and re-partnering. Ideal two day workshop for those counselling or running groups for children.

Sydney, NSW
17th and 18th October 2016 Standard Adult Mental Health First Aid
Workshop

12 CPD Hours

This 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, social workers & youth workers. It is not a clinical course – rather a mental health literacy program aimed at identifying need for early intervention during the mental health crisis and promoting recovery. The course is specifically good for new graduate social workers or health professionals that have limited knowledge around mental health who want to develop knowledge and skills in the area.

Includes practical strategies to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety problems, Psychosis and substance use problems.

Mental Health crisis situations covered include suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours.

AASW Melbourne Office
19th Oct 2016 P.L.A.Y.-“Play, Laughter, Art, Animals & You!”
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop will explore theoretical underpinnings of trauma work with children and young people in the context of the neurobiological impact including on the social engagement system. It is experiential and skills based and participants will gain an overview of a number of modalities.

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
20th Oct 2016 Working with Clients who have been Sexually Assaulted
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This introduction workshop is for professionals who are working with people who have been sexually assaulted or have disclosed sexual assault.

Dandenong
24th Oct 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 *
Melbourne, Vic
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.

Melbourne, Vic
25th October 2016 Privacy, Confidentiality and Documentation Workshop
Workshop

1 1/2 CPD Hours

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice. This information will assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

Topics covered: privacy vs Confidentiality, patients’ rights, addressing the conflicts in confidentiality, documenting clinical notes, how to respond to subpoenas and attending court and giving evidence.

AASW Melbourne Office
9th Nov 2016 Responding to sexual assault
Endorsed CPD - 1 day workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
11th Nov 2016 Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy; Practical matters for counsellors and psychotherapists
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Spirituality (something neither synonymous with nor necessarily exclusive of religious practice) and psychotherapy have moved beyond their more conflicted past to a more integrated respectful present. As a consequence, psychotherapy is increasingly incorporating spiritual practice into our clinical interventions.

Melbourne, Vic
12th Nov 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.

Melbourne, Vic
14th 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.

Melbourne, Vic
16th Nov 2016 'Unlocking Trauma - Keys to Exposing Exposure Therapy and CBT'
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of exposure therapy and its many variants, describe how it is used in the treatment of PTSD, and to offer guidelines for when to use CBT approach to treating PTSD

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
17th 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 *
Melbourne, Vic
17th Nov 2016 Autism Awareness and Practice
Endorsed CPD - 3 hour workshop

This short face-to-face professional session on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is designed to give you some real-world tips and strategies to better engage and interact with people who have an ASD as well as their supports. Learn better ways to apply SASI's tips to support and enhance your current practice and get better outcomes. Online option also available.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Melbourne, Vic
18 Nov 2016 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.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Nov 2016 Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and evidence based relaxation therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This unique one day seminar identifies the latest evidence that demonstrates specific connections between thoughts, emotions and health. It includes theoretical, scientific components, practical sessions in relaxation techniques and encourages successful implementation of relaxation into clinical practice to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

Melbourne, Vic
21st - 22nd 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.

Melbourne, Vic
24 - 25 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 *
Melbourne, Vic
25th Nov 2016 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.

Melbourne, Vic
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