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Victoria

Date Event Location
Effective methods for reducing substance misuse: adults, families and Adolescents (3 courses)
Endorsed CPD: Course

Working effectively with substance misuse provides practical skills to help people reduce their substance use and improve their well-being. The Community Reinforcement Approach family of treatment programs are evidence-based behavioural strategies that work for individuals, families and adolescents.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Various
Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
CPD Endorsed: Grad. Dip

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

Moorabbin, Vic
The Coach Approach - Making a Real Difference
CPD Endorsed

This workshop is based on the current Coaching literature and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coaching Core competencies.

It will cover what the “Coach Approach” is, who we use coaching with, what the of benefits of using the Coach Approach are and how to implement it.

Bentleigh
19 May 2014 Responding to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Responding to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in working with children and families.

Various, Vic
25 Jul 2014 The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 101
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 101: Understanding the Brain

Presented by Richard Hill

Melbourne, Vic
26 Jul 2014 Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB): Deepening therapy by finding the heart in the science

Presented by Richard Hill

Melbourne, Vic
4 Aug 2014 Childhood Trauma: Understanding the basis of change and recovery
Endorsed CPD: Conference

An International Conference on Innovation in Therapeutic Approaches with Children, Young People and Families.

In this unique event, the Australian Childhood Foundation has assembled thought leaders in interpersonal neurobiology, trauma and therapy in a conference format that promises to engage, challenge and integrate perspectives about working with children, young people and families.

Melbourne, Vic
5 Aug 2014 Vic Branch Events for Students & New Graduates - Education for a Life Time
AASW CPD Activity

Events for Students & New Graduates

The AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to offer four sessions for social work students and new graduates. These information sessions are being offered free of charge and are open to both AASW members & Non-members. The full program can be viewed here.

Education for a Lifetime

Education for a lifetime - that's our motto in the AASW. The team from Education and Knowledge Development will chat about the ways in which the AASW supports social workers to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, through ongoing learning, networking and participation in the AASW.

Presented by: AASW Education & Knowledge team.

This session is open to social work students & newer social workers.

AASW Melbourne Office
13 Aug 2014 The NDIS and social work roles of the future
AASW CPD Activity

We are pleased to present this session entitled:

'The NDIS and social work roles of the future'.

Presented by: Alexandra Gunning, Director, Engagement & Funding, Barwon Launch National Disability Insurance Agency, Carmel Laragy, social worker and researcher and Rhonda Lawson Street, Streets Ahead Consulting.

AASW Melbourne Office
15 Aug 2014 The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 201
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 201: Affective Disorders

Presented by Richard Hill

Melbourne, Vic
15 Aug 2014 ASCA's Professional Development for Health Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This full day workshop is designed for diverse health personnel who work with adult survivors in various capacities. It addresses the nature and impacts of unresolved childhood trauma.

Melbourne, Vic
16 Aug 2014 The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 301
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy & Mental Health 301: Neuropsychopathology

Presented by Richard Hill

Melbourne, Vic
17 Aug 2014 Ernest Rossi's 'Mirror Hand' Technique
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Ernest Rossi's 'Mirror Hand' Technique: a non-directive hypnotherapeutic process

Presented by Richard Hill

Melbourne, Vic
19 Aug 2014 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

This skills based workshop, presented by Laurie MacKinnon (PhD), 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 a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Bendigo
22 Aug 2014 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

Skills based workshop, presented by Laurie MacKinnon (PhD), 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 a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
23 Aug 2014 Foundations of Mediation
CPD Endorsed: 2-day Workshop

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

Moorabbin, Vic
27 Aug 2014 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
29 Aug 2014 Wisdom and Practicalities
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Wisdom and Practicalities - addressing the intricacies of practice; legal, ethical and client centred matters.

Presented by Jenne Perlstein

Melbourne, Vic
30 Aug 2014 Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma - a seminar for working effectively beyond single incident trauma.

Presented by Pam Stavropoulos

Melbourne, Vic
31 Aug 2014 Skills Training Workshop: Working with Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Skills Training Workshop: Working with Complex Trauma - skills development for working effectively beyond single incident trauma.

Presented by Pam Stavropoulos

Melbourne, Vic
5 Sep 2014 Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2014
Symposium

Health Social Work Directors Group Research Symposium 2014

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

Wantirna Health, 251 Mountain Highway, WANTIRNA

Call for abstracts has now closed

9 Sep 2014 Vic Branch Events for Students & New Graduates - Reflecting on Your First Social Work Job
AASW CPD Activity

Events for Students & New Graduates

The AASW Victorian Branch is pleased to offer four sessions for social work students and new graduates. These information sessions are being offered free of charge and are open to both AASW members & Non-members. The full program can be viewed here.

Reflecting on Your First Social Work Job

Aimed at 2013's new graduates, we offer an informal discussion, with some presented content, about the process of settling into your new job, dealing with new challenges and managing self care/burnout prevention. There will be opportunity to share and compare experiences.

Presented by: Lisa Derham & Laurenza Buglisi.

This session is open to social work students & newer social workers.

AASW Melbourne Office
11 Sep 2014 Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress
Conference

The Australasia Society for Traumatic Stress Studies presents the 18th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress. The conference will explore diverse topics for a broad range of people interested in trauma, including practitioners, researchers, consumers, service developers and policy makers.

Melbourne, Vic
13 Sep 2014 Introduction to Managing Emotions
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This is an interactive training where attendees acquire skills and develop strategies of healthy emotional and thought processes, positive communication of emotions, problem solving in social situations, managing difficult emotions in others and develop coping strategies.

It is also a process of self-discovery where attendees identify needs and concerns and the strategies needed to fulfil those needs and address those concerns.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

AASW Melbourne Office
13 Oct 2014 Clinical Course in Hypnosis, CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery, Counselling, Relaxation and Stress Management
Endorsed CPD: Course

Learn Hypnosis with CBT, FPS, Guided Imagery 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
18 Oct 2014 Workshop for Private Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

A one day workshop designed to meet the needs of Social Workers setting up and developing a private practice. Particular focus on the market requirements and opportunities for accredited Mental Health Social Workers.

Melbourne, Vic
24 Oct 2014 Foundations of Mediation
CPD Endorsed: 2-day Workshop

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

Moorabbin, Vic
24 Oct 2014 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
24 Oct 2014 The Difficult Series: Difficult but Necessary Conversations (copy)
Endorsed CPD: 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.

Melbourne, Vic
6 Nov 2014 Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

Therapists regularly confront the insidious impact of shame on their traumatized clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with grounded trauma-informed treatment. Using lecture, videotape, and experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented talking therapy, participants will learn to help clients relate to their symptoms with curiosity rather than automatic acceptance.

Melbourne, Vic
13 Nov 2014 Mediating Property and Financial Matters
Endorsed CPD: 3-day Workshop

Mediating Property and Financial Matters is a three day course designed to equip practitioners with specialist knowledge, strategies and techniques to assist clients obtain practical and sustainable outcomes pursuant to property and financial matters.

Moorabbin, Vic
26 Nov 2014 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
30 Nov 2014 Attachment Theory and Current Psychodynamic Practices
Endorsed CPD: 1-day Workshop

Attachment Theory and Current Psychodynamic Practices

Presented by Kevin Keith

Melbourne, Vic
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