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Victoria

Date Event Location
4 Feb 2015 Giving children a voice in mediation and counselling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

An experiential workshop providing techniques for safely interviewing children and providing feedback to their parents regarding family functioning

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
9 Feb 2015 ACT for Children, Adolescents and Adults
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 *

Mooroopna Community Education and Activity Centre, VIC
11 Feb 2015 Child focused techniques in clinical practice
Endorsed CPD:1 day workshop

A practical and experiential workshop providing the skills, knowledge and interventions required to re-focus parents/clients on the needs of their children.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
24 Feb 2015 Unlocking Infant and Early Childhood Trauma!
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This is a specialised workshop focusing on unlocking trauma presentations in children in infancy and early years. Trauma in this period has a significant impact on the developing brain and locks itself down in the body and must not be ignored but processed and transformed.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
25 Feb 2015 Collaborative partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting
Workshop

The AASW School Social Work Practice Group in conjunction with the AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to present:

Collaborative partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting

This workshop is relevant to:

  • Social Workers in child and family practice
  • those working with young people and their environmental issues
  • mental health practitioners who offer clinical services to children and young people
  • child protection workers
  • school social workers

AASW Melbourne Office
26 Feb 2015 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
27 Feb 2015 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
6 Mar 2015 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
11 Mar 2015 Community Development: Harvesting Community Strengths
Workshop

The AASW Rural Social Work Action Group in conjunction with the AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to present:

Community Development : Harvesting Community Strengths

This workshop is relevant to:

Social Workers who are working with communities impacted by natural disaster, working with disengaged or disenfranchised communities who want to create engaged and active responsibility for change.

The relevant industry sectors/fields of practice that participants could be working in :

  • Rural primary care settings
  • Community Health Settings
  • Local Government & Renewal projects
  • Family Support Services in disenfranchised communities

AASW Melbourne Office
12 Mar 2015 Introduction to Mediation: improving decision making for couples and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Introduction to Mediation is a two day course designed to strengthen communication and negotiation skills and develop the ability to effectively prevent and respond to disputes

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
13 Mar 2015 Shark CageĀ® Training
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
13 Mar 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
15 Mar 2015 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Multiple day workshop

Megan Shiell has worked as a DBT Practitioner and Consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney, NSW for the last 7 years. She is intensively Trained in DBT and has formed consultation groups to conduct the researched 12 month model of DBT in various settings. Megan has trained the Mental Health Community in Mt Isa in DBT and advised on how to set up a DBT program regionally.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
16 Mar 2015 Mindfully Positive Clinical Supervision Course
Endorsed CPD: 3 day course

3 day Clinical Supervision course with a strong focus on the development of skills and exploration of a range of models. The course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to supervision and the training is designed to be interactive, challenging and fun.

Melbourne, Vic
17 Mar 2015 AASW Vic Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2015 AASW Vic Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2015
AASW Networking Breakfast

World Social Work Day - Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples

As part of our World Social Work Day Celebrations, the Victorian Branch Management Committee invites you to attend a breakfast. The speaker for this event is Colleen Pearce Victoria’s first female Public Advocate.


Kew, Melbourne
19 Mar 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
19 Mar 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
26 Mar 2015 Supervision and State of Being: 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
20 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
30 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
2 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
4 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
7 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
7 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
21 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
28 May 2015 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
1 Jun 2015 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
11 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
12 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
14 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
14 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
15 Jun 2015 Introduction to Mediation: improving decision making for couples and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Introduction to Mediation is a two day course designed to strengthen communication and negotiation skills and develop the ability to effectively prevent and respond to disputes

* Discount for AASW Members *

Moorabbin, Vic
15 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
19 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
20 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
2 Jul 2015 ACT for Children, Adolescents and Adults
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
16 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
17 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
23 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
25 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
30 Jul 2015 RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015
Conference

RSWAPG 12th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2015

'Rural Communities Making It Happen'

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

Venue: Parklake Hotel, Shepparton, Victoria

6 Aug 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
20 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
21 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
28 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
4 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
12 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
5 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
23 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
24 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
12 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
23 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
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
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