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Victoria

Date Event Location
27th - 28th August 2015 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training 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 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
29 Aug 2015 Positive psychology and wellbeing: from self-care to advanced practitioner
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
3rd September 2015 Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2015
Symposium

Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2015

'Innovations in Social Work practice in health and mental health'

AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital, Prahran

Program now available - CLICK HERE

We are pleased to announce the Guest Speaker for the Research Symposium is Professor Lynette Joubert. The title of her presentation is:

“Evidencing Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health: A state-wide academic practice research collaboration”

Lynette is a Professor of Social Work in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and holds honorary research appointments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and NorthWest Mental Health.

Her research focuses mainly on the measurement of social factors as they contribute to cardiovascular risk and patient reported outcomes in health ( in particular oncology ) and mental health. She has a particular interest in engaging with practitioners in practice research and the use of practice research methodologies such as clinical data mining, i.e. a method of systematically assessing data of medical records.

9 - 10 September 2015 Transforming Trauma - Thriving versus Surviving
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Event

Participants will have an opportunity to explore the impact trauma has on identity and how to help people move along a continuum from surviving to thriving and from victim to authenticity. It will provide a foundational theory of human behavior that is a springboard for understanding adaptive behaviours which result from trauma and the cycle people get trapped in, when trying to "cope". This workshop offers both perspectives on healing and very practical knowledge and skills that empower individuals, including some exciting implications neuroscience offers in how the brain heals.

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
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
10th - 11th September 2015 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly experiential, 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 One, although level 1 is not a compulsory prerequisite.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
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
14 - 15 September 2015 Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Event

This interactive and stimulating 2 day course will assist professionals to explore conflict and impart the essential principles and process of mediation.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
4 - 5 October 2015 Elegant and Efficient Implementation of Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) - Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Tapping.
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This workshop traces the history of psychotherapy, the developments that led to clinical psychologist Dr Roger Callahan’s discoveries and elaborations of thought field therapy (TFT), and the theory that Callahan constructed about TFT’s mechanisms.

Working with a strong emphasis on the Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) model, currently strongly advocated for the human services sector in Australia, targeted techniques for dealing with a broad range of emotional problems including anxiety, fear, addictive behaviours, traumatic stress, grief and loss, anger and guilt will be covered in detail.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
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
13th October 2015 Family Casework Skills Workshop Family Casework Skills Workshop
Workshop

This practice based workshop is for relatively new Social Work practitioners with only a couple of years experience. The session will address the following questions/topics :

  • How do you structure a family session?
  • What do you do when you realise not everyone in the family really wants to come to the appointment?
  • What if they want to talk about different issues?

In this workshop we will be addressing these questions and more.

Theoretical information on collaborate family counselling will be presented and participants will then have an opportunity to try out these ideas with a case scenario.

AASW Melbourne Office
16th October 2015 Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Young People Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Young People
Workshop

For human services, health & other professionals wanting more knowledge & practical guidance about working with LGBTQ young people. The event is located at South West HealthCare, Community Health Warrnambool.

Warrnambool, 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
October 27 2015 Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Presentation Skills
Endorsed CPD 1-Day Workshop

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

*Discount for AASW Members*

Melbourne, Vic
28th 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
October 29 2015 Fighting Fair: Difficult but necessary conversations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist managers/ workers/ staff to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations. The difficult conversation in the workplace will be necessary for the manager with employees, between colleagues and with clients or students. It is also applicable for challenging interpersonal conversations. This course will explore the difficult conversation utilising the Harvard Negotiation Project model.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
11th Nov 2015 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
14 - 15 November 2015 Yoga & Mindfulness in Clinical Practice Yoga & Mindfulness in Clinical Practice
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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

* Discount to AASW members *

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
18 - 19 Nov 2015 Unlocking Trauma -Exposing Exposure Therapy and C.B.T. in Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day Workshop

This workshop will focus on effective trauma assessment which is paramount to the development of effective intervention/treatment and then provide the keys to its transformation with the evidenced based approach of exposure and C.B.T. being explored.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* Discount for AASW Members *

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
30 Nov - 1 December 2015 Fighting Fair: Advanced Mediation Training (Level 2)
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Event

This challenging and interactive course is aimed at those who already have an understanding and practical experience of the mediation process. The course will focus on advanced issues and aims to refine and update workers skills, practices and theoretical perspectives used to mediate in various areas of conflict.

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
30th November 2015 Schema Therapy - Interventions for Working with the personality Disordered. An Introduction to Schema Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Event

Schema Therapy has been designed to treat disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorder. There is now considerable evidence of effectiveness with RCTs. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce this therapy with a practical emphasis on learning and using experiential techniques such as cognitively challenging schemas (counterpoint), chair-work with modes, limited re-parenting for childhood experiences and sentence completion for emotional learning.

Melbourne, Vic
9th Dec 2015 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
19th Feb 2016 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
25th - 26th November 2016 Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma- Theory and Training for Working Beyond Single Incident Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day event

Complex trauma is highly damaging but frequently unrecognised and inappropriately treated. While current research in the neurobiology of attachment has major implications for treatment of trauma, the potential of these insights is not widely operationalised in clinical practice and confusion about the differences between ‘complex’ and ‘single incident’ trauma persists.

Melbourne, Vic
Ongoing 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
2nd - 3rd March 2016 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - Manualised, Evidence-Based Therapy For Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day Event

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.

Melbourne, Vic
27th - 28th March 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
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