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Victoria

Date Event Location
20th Apr 2015 A Cultural Perspective: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice and primary health care
Workshop

A Cultural Perspective:

Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice & primary health care.

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture and history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

AASW Melbourne Office
23rd Apr 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to practitioner skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is the study of happiness and wellbeing. This workshop presents evidence-based strategies for increasing the elements of wellbeing; positive emotions, engagement, intimacy, meaning, motivation and achievement.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
29th Apr 2015 Interface: Social workers & Mental Health Interface: Social workers & Mental Health
Seminar & Workshop

A seminar developed in collaboration between the AASW & Victorian Mental Health Social Workers Practice Group

This seminar is relevant to SWs employed in : Acute & Rehab Hospitals, Community Health, Family & Children Services, Homelessness support services, Alcohol & Drug Rehab Services, Domestic Violence Services & Services for the Aged.

Melbourne, Vic
30th Apr 2015 Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
Endorsed CPD: Vocational Graduate Diploma

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a specialised field of mediation for building positive, practical and sustainable outcomes for families, especially where children are involved.

* Discount to AASW members *

Moorabbin, Vic
30th Apr 2015 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - evidence based therapy for complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

CPT is a cognitive-behavioural treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This two-day workshop aims at developing skills in delivering, CPT an evidenced based therapy.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
1st May 2015 Skillful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practise Skillful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practise
Workshop

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 Health/mental health workers/social workers working in hospitals, schools, aged care etc., with some basic knowledge of mindfulness.

AASW Melbourne Office
2nd May 2015 Enabling our clients to explore and express 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 more 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. 2

Melbourne, Vic
3 May 2015 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day workshop

There is strong evidence suggesting that worry represents a coping strategy designed to avoid future unwanted events, or serves to prepare the person for the worst case scenario. A common thread linking the conceptual models is that people believe worry is a helpful or useful process. For this reason, challenging such ‘metacognitive beliefs’ about the benefits of worry is an important component of treatment.

This workshop focuses on practical skills development, including the ability to recognise, assess and diagnose GAD, and to provide treatment based on problem formulation for specific clients.

Melbourne, Vic
4th May 2015 Mindful self-compassion: 5 day course for professionals wishing to integrate self compassion into their work
Endorsed CPD: 5 day course

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an empirically- supported, program designed to cultivate the skill of self- compassion This 5 day course will teach participants core MSC principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with kindness and understanding.

Melbourne, Vic
7th May 2015 Brain Based Trauma Therapy: Integrating Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Brain-based therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using a synthesized model of neuroscience, attachment theory and evidence-based treatment, you will learn how to more effectively treat clients with PTSD

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
7th May 2015 Privacy and Confidentiality, documentation & report writing
Workshop


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.

Privacy and Confidentiality in the Health Arena

What is privacy vs confidentiality? Patients’ rights & your obligations: the duty of confidentiality; exceptions to duty; the duty to breach confidentiality. Address the conflicts in confidentiality.

Documentation, Report Writing & Attending Court

Legal responsibilities regarding documentation of clinical notes and writing reports: content, access, litigation. What to do if you receive a subpoena. Attending court & giving evidence. This information will assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

This workshop is presented by Joanne Panagakis and Susan Accary, lawyers at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Our Legal Education Program for Social Workers is endorsed by the AASW (Endorsement Reference Number: AASW141005).

AASW Melbourne Office
7th May 2015 Difficult but necessary conversations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
11th May 2015 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
11th May 2015 Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Introduction to Social Work Employment Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Introduction to Social Work Employment
AASW CPD Activity

Preparing for your Career In Social Work

The Victorian Branch is proud to present a series of five workshops to be offered throughout 2015, aimed at assisting students and new graduates to transition from university to the workplace. It is anticipated that these workshops will provide students and new graduates with the necessary information, resources, and support to better equip them to commence their social work careers and will also provide an opportunity to network with their peers and senior social workers in the hope of creating a sense of connection and belonging to the profession.

An introduction to Social Work Employment

An informal workshop aimed at 1st year (MSW) and 3rd year (BSW) students, with a focus on identifying basic job information such as areas of practice, tips to improve employability, and providing resources to assist with future job seeking.

Presented by: Laurenza Buglisi & Lisa Derham

This session is open to 1st year (MSW & 3rd year (BSW) students.

AASW Melbourne Office
15th May 2015 Working with difficult couples - step by step processes and skills
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.

Melbourne, Vic
16th May 2015 Attachment theory - foundations and recent developments - an introductory update for both beginners and the more knowledgable
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Participants will:

  • enhance client focus by recognising and valuing difference in clinical presentation, especially in regards to trauma
  • modify therapeutic approaches based on new knowledge and an ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways
Melbourne, Vic
17th May 2015 Attachment theory - therapeutic skills for working with attachment difference
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Attachment Difference and Therapeutic Skills Seminar [no. 2] will cover:

  • Detailed review of differences and research evidence along three domains: expected family history, possible affective-cognitive style and interpersonal competency (Lopex 2009)
  • A comprehensive overview of diverse measurement tools, especially the AAI and self-report approaches.
  • Development of practical approaches for the assessment of attachment difference: to test or not to test?
  • Daly and Mallinckrodt ‘s (2009) findings from expert practitioners on ‘management of therapeutic distance’: practical insights on working with adult attachment avoidance and anxiety.
Melbourne, Vic
18th May 2015 Working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) & Refugee Communities in Child & Family Welfare settings
Workshop

This training workshop will cover the following cultural sensitive practice within the child protection continuum:

· Cultural Diversity in CALD communiities

· Migration and settlement issues

· Communication and Language considerations

· Diverse Child rearing Practices

· Assessment frameworks & Culturally Sensitive Practice considerations

· Cultural needs of CALD children in Out-Of-Home Care

Participants will gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee families within the child and family welfare settings. Develop an understanding of cross cultural competence when working with CALD & refugee communities. Identify strategies of engagement with CALD/Refugee clients (using interpreters, language & communication considerations). Identify strategies in supporting the cultural needs of CALD & refugee children and young people in OOHC.

AASW Melbourne Office
21st May 2015 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
21st May 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to practitioner skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is the study of happiness and wellbeing. This workshop presents evidence-based strategies for increasing the elements of wellbeing; positive emotions, engagement, intimacy, meaning, motivation and achievement.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
21st May 2015 Excellence in Supervisory Practice - Supervision for High Performance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The nature and contexts in which provide professional supervision is changing. Supervisors both in professional and clinical contexts require new technical skills, knowledge around neuroscience and a capability framework that ensures best practice.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd May 2015 TACT: The Accidental Counsellor Training
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As often the first point of contact it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone is distressed or anxious. It is important to know how to respond and without the technical communication skills, knowledge and experience, having to step into an Accidental Counsellor role can be overwhelming.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd May 2015 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
28th May 2015 5 day supervision course presented by Dr Susan Lewis 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
1st Jun 2015 Sexual & Reproductive health: Female Genital Mutiliation/Cutting Sexual & Reproductive health: Female Genital Mutiliation/Cutting
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of Theory & practice relating to sexual & reproductive health including female genital cutting & unplanned pregnancy.

Presented by: Dr Susie Costello & Ms Helen Makregiorgos

AASW Melbourne Office
3rd Jun 2015 Ethics in professional practice – a workshop for social work practitioners Ethics in professional practice – a workshop for social work practitioners
Workshop

This full day workshop will consist of three key note speakers who will each explore ethics in a particular field or context of practice. Interactive workshops will follow where participants will consider a case study and apply ethical decision making principles and other learnings from the presentations in considering the issues and planning a course of action.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Become more attuned to recognising ethical issues, problems and dilemmas in different contexts of practice;
  • Learn how to better reflect on and apply ethical decision making principles when faced with ethical issues, problems and dilemmas in their contexts of practice.

Presenters:

  • Dr Jim Poulter
  • Associate Professor Clare Delany
  • ​Dr Sharlene Nipperess
AASW Melbourne Office
11th Jun 2015 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Melbourne, Vic
12th Jun 2015 Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - a 2 day introduction to using a relationship based approach to Perinatal Mood Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of assessment, formulation and treatment in both the antenatal and postnatal phases incorporating the mother, father, infant and their relationships. Theories of development, attachment, interaction, object-relations, behaviour and cognition will be incorporated.

Melbourne, Vic
14th Jun 2015 Teaching mindfulness to our clients - Practical Strategies, skills training and case work for enhancing client outcomes
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

During this one-day seminar participants will explore how to teach mindfulness exercises to clients in psychotherapy.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
14th Jun 2015 Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - optional 3rd day of training in clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of assessment, formulation and treatment in both the antenatal and postnatal phases incorporating the mother, father, infant and their relationships. Theories of development, attachment, interaction, object-relations, behaviour and cognition will be incorporated.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Jun 2015 Narrative Therapy - 2 days of core concepts and key skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Throughout this 2 day workshop, participants will identify and challenge many truths about people, problems and narrative therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Jun 2015 Stalking: fear facts and formulation
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides attendees with a deep understanding of stalking behavior, why it occurs, its impact, and how best to address it. It provides a broad knowledge base, and participants will be trained to use a risk assessment schedule that they can take away with them

Melbourne, Vic
16th Jun 2015 Brain-wise creative interventions with traumatised children, young people and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A one day hands on workshop with Dr Cathy Malchiodi (USA). Using the neuroscience of art, play and music to explore meaning, reshape physiology and promote recovery after experiences of abuse, violence and threat.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Jun 2015 Hurts So Good: Understanding & Transforming Self Harm
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Self-harm is a complex and often misunderstood behaviour and is a serious public health issue. In 2010-2011 there were more than 26,000 hospitalizations across Australia as a consequence of self-harm. There will be thousands more instances not included in statistics because individuals don’t seek medical or mental health assistance. While the prevalence of self-harm is greater in girls/women, it is also a significant problem in boys/men.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
20th Jun 2015 Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy) is a form of body-oriented psychotherapy that is drawn from traditional medicine, depth psychology, humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy. AASW

* Discount for AASW members *

Apollo Bay, Victoria
20th Jun 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to practitioner skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is the study of happiness and wellbeing. This workshop presents evidence-based strategies for increasing the elements of wellbeing; positive emotions, engagement, intimacy, meaning, motivation and achievement.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
23rd Jun 2015 Supervising students on placement - simplifying the student experience
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Understanding reporting requirements, how to evaluate student performance and learning is important for student learning and a successful placement outcome. We explore a number of key frameworks for student learning, show participants how to save valuable time and resources in having students on placement.

Melbourne, Vic
24th Jun 2015 Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Reflections as a New Social Worker Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Reflections as a New Social Worker
AASW CPD Activity

Preparing for your Career In Social Work

The Victorian Branch is proud to present a series of five workshops to be offered throughout 2015, aimed at assisting students and new graduates to transition from university to the workplace. It is anticipated that these workshops will provide students and new graduates with the necessary information, resources, and support to better equip them to commence their social work careers and will also provide an opportunity to network with their peers and senior social workers in the hope of creating a sense of connection and belonging to the profession.

Reflections as a New Social Worker

An informal workshop targeting new graduates who are currently engaged in social work employment and who are seeking an opportunity to liaise with likeminded peers to discuss their experience in their first social work role, emphasising the importance of supervision and self-care.

Presented by: Laurenza Buglisi & Lisa Derham

This session is open to new graduates who are currently engaged in employment.

AASW Melbourne Office
25th Jun 2015 Field Practicums - Setting up an Integrated Learning Framework
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Acting as a mentor and guide to a student provides a unique learning environment that often the students holds dear for their whole career. Preparing students for the real world post their qualification also takes dedication and commitment.

Melbourne, Vic
2nd Jul 2015 ACT for Children, Adolescents and Parents
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The workshop provides health professionals with an opportunity to increase knowledge and practice in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with children, adolescents and parents to high prevalence mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

AASW Melbourne Office
9th Jul 2015 Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Connecting with a Mentor Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Connecting with a Mentor
AASW CPD Activity

Preparing for your Career In Social Work

The Victorian Branch is proud to present a series of five workshops to be offered throughout 2015, aimed at assisting students and new graduates to transition from university to the workplace. It is anticipated that these workshops will provide students and new graduates with the necessary information, resources, and support to better equip them to commence their social work careers and will also provide an opportunity to network with their peers and senior social workers in the hope of creating a sense of connection and belonging to the profession.

Connecting with a Mentor

An exciting opportunity for social workers who have graduated within the past two years to be paired with a senior social worker during an informal evening event, allowing senior social workers to share their wisdom, experience, and insight with new graduates.

AASW Melbourne Office
16th Jul 2015 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
17th Jul 2015 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
23rd Jul 2015 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
25th Jul 2015 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - applying Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) in an integrated practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Brief Psychodynamic Therapy is proving to be an important adjunct to any integrated practitioner’s armoury. This workshop is an opportunity to understand and enjoy its development, underpinnings, applications and outcomes.

Melbourne, Vic
30th -31st July 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015 - 2 Day package RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015 - 2 Day package
Conference

RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015 - two day package

'Rural Communities Making It Happen'

Thursday 30 July & Friday 31st July 2015 Shepparton, Victoria

Venue: Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria

Parklake Hotel
30th July 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 1-day package - Thursday 30th July 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 1-day package - Thursday 30th July 2015
Conference

RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015

'Rural Communities Making It Happen'

Attending on Thursday 30 July ONLY

Venue: Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria

Parklake Hotel
Friday 31st July 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 1-day package - Friday 31st July 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 1-day package - Friday 31st July 2015
Conference

RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015

'Rural Communities Making It Happen'

Attending on Friday 31st July ONLY

Venue: Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria

Parklake Hotel
7th Aug 2015 Introduction to Women's Health Introduction to Women's Health
Workshop

An introductory workshop to women's health and social practice

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of contemporary social work theory and practice in women's health in Australia. Active learning will be provided across the following areas:

The social model of health with a focus on gender
Feminist intersectionality approaches to women's health
Theory & practice relating to violence against women
Theory & practice relating to sexual & reproductive health including female genital cutting & unplanned pregnancy
Theory & practice relating to women and mental health

AASW Melbourne Office
7th Aug 2015 Attachment theory - maladaptive attachment, risk and trauma; responding to complexity
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.
  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways.
Melbourne, Vic
7th Aug 2015 Neuroscience: enhancing and informing your clinical work - 101 understanding the brain to understand your client
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar will provide a solid foundation for a deeper investigation of the brain and how we can use that knowledge in mental health practice.

Melbourne, Vic
8th Aug 2015 The curiosity oriented approach - new ways of working with therapy resistance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar presents a unique approach to therapy that has emerged from recent discoveries in neuroscience and the longstanding tradition of ‘being interested’. Two brand new techniques are taught that can be used in the therapy room to overcome resistance and blocks to understanding. This seminar shows how the developments in understanding neuroscience can be used to create practical application in the therapy room.

Melbourne, Vic
8th Aug 2015 Attachment and longer term work: lessons from adult psychdynamic practices
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Participants will be able to:

  • grasp the important difference between attachment security/insecurity and organisation/ disorganisation, especially as regards trauma.

  • modify your therapeutic approaches based upon knowledge of both maladaptive attachment and trauma and enhance your ability to apply that knowledge in practical effective ways

Melbourne, Vic
20th Aug 2015 Building resilience in the face of change - helping our clients transition through the difficulty of change
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Grief reactions to change are normal and guide us through the adjustment process. Learn about the threefold process of transitioning and the change process of planned and unplanned change.

Melbourne, Vic
21st Aug 2015 Conflict resolution - helping our clients effectively resolve personal and professional conflicts
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will provide you with the basic Conflict Management Skills that you can put in your counselling tool kit.

Melbourne, Vic
28th Aug 2015 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The 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 practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD, decreasing arousal; obtaining trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping, a form of brief therapy in which graduated exposure is combined with tapping techniques to rapidly reduce distress.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Melbourne, Vic
4th Sep 2015 Women's Mental Health Workshop
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of the theory & practice relating to women and mental health

AASW Melbourne Office
10th Sep 2015 Refining & Building Upon Your Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Workshop

The workshop will initially be didactic, followed by experiential exercises where you actually get. to practice some essential components of ACT relevant to undermining Rule-Governed-Behaviour and de-literalising words and events.

Melbourne, Vic
11th Sep 2015 Therapist Self-Care: Becoming a (self) compassionate & psychologically flexible therapist
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Event

This workshop is for you, the therapist. Whatever you are doing, whatever your clinical background, Mary will focus on meaning and well-being. Whether you are an ACT therapist or not, shaping yourself how you wish to be in session and in your personal life can be a struggle. Compassion and connection with your clients develops with clinical experience, for some with ease for others with struggles. Applying the same principles of care and compassion to yourself can be more challenging

Melbourne, Vic
12th Sep 2015 Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Integrative Tanztherapie (dance therapy) is a form of body-oriented psychotherapy that is drawn from traditional medicine, depth psychology, humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy. AASW

* Discount for AASW members *

Apollo Bay, Victoria
5th Oct 2015 The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with complex trauma and disorganised attachment in children adults and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

2 day intensive training opportunity for detailed exploration of effective interventions with: PTSD and complex trauma; dissociative disorders; child abuse and neglect; dysfunctional families; individuals struggling with interpersonal relationships and fulfillment; depression and other mood disorders; anxiety disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia and psychosis; eating and somatoform disorders; substance abuse and addictions.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
10th Oct 2015 One Day Mental Health Module in FPS and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The overall educational goal of this One Day Mental Health Module is to consolidate or extend the participants’ ability to provide key aspects of the Focused Psychological Strategies for the treatment of common, disabling and treatable mental health disorders in clinical practice. This module addresses phobias as a template. This training is practical and cost effective and conducted for health professionals, by health professionals.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
23rd Oct 2015 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

Participants will learn:

  • systemic ideas and how to apply these ideas to a family group.
  • a step by step approach to working with a family.
  • family therapy is appropriate and feel confident undertaking a family therapy session.
  • how to apply new solution focused approaches to the challenges of human change.
Melbourne, Vic
24th Oct 2015 Recognising and working with complex trauma - 2 days of theory and training for working effectively beyong single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Participants will:

  • Increase attunement to the role of non-verbal experience and the body in effective therapy for complex trauma.
  • Recognise the relationship between research findings pertaining to complex trauma and their application to practice.
  • Understand ways in which standard psychotherapeutic approaches (insight-based and cognitive behavioural) may require adaptation and supplement in light of the evolving research base on complex trauma and a basic capacity to tailor familiar ways of working in light of this understanding.
Melbourne, Vic
28 October 2015 Mentalization & Parental Reflective Function- Evidence Based Interventions Addressing Intergenerational Attachment Disturbance & Affect Dysregulation
CPD Endorsed: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to the concept of mentalization and its application to parenting as formulated by Fonagy, Slade and colleagues. An overview of attachment theory across the lifespan will provide a developmental framework and contextualise the importance of mentalization in the formation of affect regulation and a secure attachment relationship.

Melbourne, Vic
11th Nov 2015 Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Thriving in your First Social Work role Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Thriving in your First Social Work role
AASW CPD Activity

Preparing for your Career In Social Work

The Victorian Branch is proud to present a series of five workshops to be offered throughout 2015, aimed at assisting students and new graduates to transition from university to the workplace. It is anticipated that these workshops will provide students and new graduates with the necessary information, resources, and support to better equip them to commence their social work careers and will also provide an opportunity to network with their peers and senior social workers in the hope of creating a sense of connection and belonging to the profession.

Thriving in your First Social Work role

A formal workshop aimed at final year students whose graduation is pending. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the interview process and refer students to additional employment resources, encourage safe and sustainable work practices, and invite students to hear directly from senior social workers regarding their experiences when beginning their career in social work.

AASW Melbourne Office
12th Nov 2015 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
16th Nov 2015 YES! Minister Communicating Strategically with Government and Key Stakeholders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Knowing how and what to communicate in the political arena is vital for today’s business and organisation. Being able to communicate strategically with government means understanding what is on the policy agenda, understand the contextual nature of the political environment and where your key message needs to be ‘pitched’.

Melbourne, Vic
23rd Nov 2015 Preventing Violence Against Women
Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with a broad overview of contemporary social work theory and practice relating to violence against women

AASW Melbourne Office
26th Nov 2015 Refining and building upon your ACT skills - how to alter verbal support for experiential avoidance and Rule Governed Behaviour (RGB)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice ACT repertoire of skills and be guided by an experienced ACT therapist.

Melbourne, Vic
27th Nov 2015 Therapist Self Care - becoming a (self) compassionate and psychologically flexible therapist
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is for you, the therapist. Whatever you are doing, whatever your clinical background, Mary will focus on meaning and well-being. Whether you are an ACT therapist or not, shaping yourself how you wish to be in session and in your personal life can be a struggle. Compassion and connection with your clients develops with clinical experience, for some with ease for others with struggles. Applying the same principles of care and compassion to yourself can be more challenging.

Melbourne, Vic
28th Nov 2015 Mentalization and Parental Reflective Function - evidence based interventions addressing intergenerational attachment disturbance and affect dysregulation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to the concept of mentalization and its application to parenting as formulated by Fonagy, Slade and colleagues. An overview of attachment theory across the lifespan will provide a developmental framework and contextualise the importance of mentalization in the formation of affect regulation and a secure attachment relationship.

Melbourne, Vic
9th Dec 2015 Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Graduate Peer Support Group Preparing for your Career in Social Work - Graduate Peer Support Group
AASW CPD Activity

Preparing for your Career In Social Work

The Victorian Branch is proud to present a series of five workshops to be offered throughout 2015, aimed at assisting students and new graduates to transition from university to the workplace. It is anticipated that these workshops will provide students and new graduates with the necessary information, resources, and support to better equip them to commence their social work careers and will also provide an opportunity to network with their peers and senior social workers in the hope of creating a sense of connection and belonging to the profession.

Graduate Peer Support Group

An informal workshop for final year students whose graduation is pending or whom have recently graduated, with a focus on discussing any shared concerns or experiences in a group environment.

AASW Melbourne Office
Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS THE SAME AS THE FACE TO FACE EVENT BEING HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014 WHICH IS FULLY BOOKED.

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers