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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
25th May 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
26th of May, 1st June, 2nd June, 8th June and 9th June 5 day Supervision Course Presented by Dr Susan Lewis
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

If you work in the Human Services or offer supervision in your private practice you will gain considerable consolidation of relevant theories and have the opportunity to experience supervision in this course.

The course brings together psychological and management theories within an experiential model. The content is grounded in evidenced based research and 40 years of practice wisdom.

* LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE *
Melbourne, Vic
Thursday 26th May 2016 Victorian Branch ASWEAS Review Consultation
Information and Consultation Session

The AASW is currently in the process of undertaking a review of the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) 2012. These standards are used as the criteria for the accreditation of professional social work courses within Australia.

The Victorian Branch is hosting an information and consultation session with both members and non-members who have an interest in contributing to the national dialogue that will inform this important review.

Help us shape the future of professional social work in Australia!

AASW Melbourne Office
27th - 28th May 2016 Narrative Therapy - Two Days of Core Concepts & Key Skills
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day event

Narrative practitioners believe that individuals and their stories are significantly shaped by the culture or cultures in which they live. Our ideas about - and experience of - love, gender, success, decency, family, work, health, normality, in fact every aspect of our lives, are shaped by ‘discourses’ derived from culture.

Melbourne, Vic
27th May 2016 Shark Cage® Training
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

A practical skills based training for working with vulnerability in young women and re-victimisation in women who have beem victims of abuse and family violence.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
29 May 2016 Enabling our Clients to explore powerful emotions: Applying a somatic approach to affect regulation in therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This seminar is designed to give beginner therapists the opportunity to learn about the importance of affect regulation in the therapeutic setting and experienced therapists a deeper understanding of how they might facilitate appropriate emotional experience and expression for different client populations.

Melbourne, Vic
3rd - 4th Jun 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.

Melbourne, Vic
3rd Jun 2016 Revitalising your social work private practice facilitated by Doug and Sharon Burke
1 day workshop

This workshop provides participants with a wonderful opportunity to review and enhance their private practices, as well as to “piggy back” on the inaugural mental health conference the following day.

* REGISTRATIONS CLOSED - WORKSHOP REACHED CAPACITY *

Melbourne, Vic
4th Jun 2016 AMHSW Conference
1 day conference

The inaugural Accredited Mental Health Social Worker conference - will provide social workers who work in private practice a valuable networking and professional development opportunity.

* Registrations have closed - conference is at capacity *

Melbourne, Vic
7th June 2016 Family Casework Skills Workshop
Workshop

4 CPD Hours

If you are a health practitioner working with families and children and/or working in mental health, family and children’s services, schools, hospitals and aged care services this workshop could benefit you.

AASW Melbourne Office
8th Jun 2016 'Unlocking Complex Trauma in Adults Traumatised as Children-Keys to Transforming the Mind, Brain and Body'
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will focus on effective trauma assessment which is paramount to the development of effective intervention/treatment of adults who have experienced childhood trauma and provides a comprehensive overview of best practice treatment and the development of effective knowledge and skills for practitioners.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
10th Jun 2016 Introduction to Art and Play Therapy Melbourne
Endorsed CPD: 1 - 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
10th Jun 2016 Breaking down barriers forum - empowering clients with a disability to access justice
Endorsed CPD: Forum

Many people with a disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing justice; this includes problems with communication as well as a lack of support or understanding about legal rights and responsibilities. Learn to empower your clients and how to effectively assist and support them with legal processes.

Melbourne, Vic
14th June 2016 Social Work Speed-Networking
Networking opportunity

1 1/2 CPD Hours

Networking opportunity for enthusiastic social workers or social work students wanting to meet new people and swap details. Hosted by the Barwon Region Social Work Practice Group.

Geelong, Vic
15th Jun 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.

Geelong, Vic
17 Jun 2016 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.

Melbourne, Vic
17th 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 *
Melbourne, Vic
18th Jun 2016 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.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Jun 2016 Professional Practice Symposium - professional growth and identity: why they matter so much for your future
Endorsed CPD: 1 day symposium

The Professional Practice Symposium aims to engage you with your community in the spirit of enquiry, learning, sharing and developing.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Jun 2016 Professor Alan Fruzzetti in Melbourne for Comprehensive Clinician DBT training
Endorsed CPD - Course

This DBT training is a unique opportunity for Australian clinicians to learn from one of the most experienced practitioners.

20th Jun 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
20th June 2016 A Cultural Appreciation: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and families
Workshop

5.5 CPD Hours

This cultural appreciation course is about identifying the key barriers that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people face in terms of accessing health care & looking at the practical strategies in working with Aboriginal clients & families.

AASW Melbourne Office
21st Jun 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
23rd - 24th 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.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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
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
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
28th September 2016 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
Workshop

6 CPD Hours

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.

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

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
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
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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