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Victoria

Date Event Location
1st Feb 2016 Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 10 month part time course

The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) offers evidence based, clinical training and equips participants with the skills they need to better support people with complex bereavement needs.

Mulgrave
19th Feb 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day interactive professional development training shares insights and learnings from current research and clinical best practice, and provides participants with new skills to utilise in their work with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Melbourne, Vic
23 - 25 February 2016 4th National Elder Abuse Conference 2016
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Conference

The 4th National Elder Abuse Conference, hosted by Seniors Rights Victoria, will be taking place from 23 -25 February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne. Early bird registration is now open: visit http://elderabuseconference.org.au/

Melbourne, Vic
25th - 26th February 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
25 - 26th February 2016 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
25th Feb 2016 Working with Clients who have been Sexually Assaulted
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This introduction workshop is for professionals who are working with people who have been sexually assaulted or have disclosed sexual assault.

Dandenong
25th February 2016 Introduction to Critical Reflection Workshop
Workshop

6 CPD Hours

This full day workshop presented by Fiona Gardner who is co-author with Professor Jan Fook of the seminal work “Practicing Critical Reflection”. Social Workers will work in small groups to explore critical reflection theory and processes and view how the process works through modelling of critical reflection. There will be opportunities to provide feedback and discuss how the model can be used.

Melbourne, Vic
27 - 28 February 2016 Clinical Hypnosis for Health Professionals - enhance your existing therapy to help your clients manage pain, stress, phobias and more
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Clinical Hypnosis for Health Professionals is designed to facilitate the understanding and professional development of health professionals. On the first day we will cover clinical hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy theories and concepts which will identify the health professionals existing practices which have hypnotic components. Examples of safe pre-hypnotic procedures will be taught and practiced to further reinforce theories and concepts. The learning will be reinforced by practical demonstrations with volunteer group members.

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
3rd - 4th 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
4th Mar 2016 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
4th March 2016 Introduction to Women's Health
Workshop

4 CPD Hours

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.

AASW Melbourne Office
6th - 7th Mar 2016 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workrs and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne, Vic
10th - 11th Mar 2016 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
15th March 2016 AASW Vic Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2016
Vic Branch: Networking Breakfast

1.5 CPD Hours

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 Professor Cathy Humphreys. More information will be posted soon.


Kew, Melbourne
11th April 2016 Working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) & Refugee Communities in Child & Family Welfare Settings
Workshop

7.5 CPD Hours

If you are a Social Worker employed in family support work, child protection, case management, Out-of-home care, mental health practitioners, those working in the Settlement sector, community detention programs, domestic violence and housing and homelessness you will gain key information about culturally sensitive practice within the child protection.

AASW Melbourne Office
12th Apr 2016 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day interactive training provides the information and skills needed by workers in service settings, to assist people seeking help for their often trauma-related daily difficulties.

Melbourne, Vic
15 April 2016 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This workshop will highlight ways in which IPT-A is developmentally appropriate for young people. A brief overview of the evidence base, theory, framework and techniques of IPT-A will be presented. General principles for working with adolescents and young adults, drawn from a range of therapy approaches, including IPT, will then be explored.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd Apr 2016 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure using Radical Exposure Tapping.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
2nd May 2016 Safeguarding yourself - Recognising and Responding to Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to keep healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by trauma.

Melbourne, Vic
19 - 20 May 2016 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
20th May 2016 Schema Therapy. Interventions for change with the Personality Disordered: An introduction to Schema Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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.

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
27th - 28th May 2016 Narrative Therapy - Two Days of Core Concepts & Key Skills
Endorsed CPD: 2-Day event

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

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

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

Melbourne, Vic
3rd - 4th Jun 2016 Motivational interviewing: Helping people change
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Melbourne, Vic
10th Jun 2016 Introduction to Art and Play Therapy Melbourne
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Jun 2016 Principles in Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day interactive professional development training shares insights and learnings from current research and clinical best practice, and provides participants with new skills to utilise in their work with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Geelong, Vic
17 Jun 2016 Research based skills training for healing wounded couples. A one day skills training for practical application based on Gottman's research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical one-day training workshop begins with a brief review of historical approaches to couples therapy. Emphasis of the training is on healing wounded/dysfunctional relationships using research based techniques.

Melbourne, Vic
17th Jun 2016 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic, scientific and holistic seminar reviews evidence based relaxation therapies, for both psychological and physical health. Relaxation therapies are innovative, preventative and focused health strategies. Seminar participants actively practice and teach simple, efficacious relaxation techniques to enhance clients' health and well being.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
18th Jun 2016 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in an integrated practice. A one-day introductory training workshop including basic theory and practical skills training for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

On this one-day workshop, participants will have exposure to a very brief historical roots of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies: present and goal focused, and on the person, not the problem etc. There are definite advantages to SFBT, especially when sessions are limited and these will be presented and discussed along with some of the disadvantages of SFBT.

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

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

Melbourne, Vic
23rd - 24th Jun 2016 I Don’t Trust You But You Are My Last Hope: Assessing & treating complex
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Dr. Brand will make clinically-relevant research comprehensible and useful to clinicians working with complex trauma. Clinical vignettes, patients’ art work and journaling, and videos will be used to demonstrate approaches to treating traumatized and neglected clients.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 - 15 July 2016 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
29 July 2016 To touch or not to touch; exploring the therapeutic benefits and contradictions. Assessing when and how to use physical contact to enhance therapeutic outcomes
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this workshop, we will explore both, theoretically and experientially, the use of physical contact with our clients. The workshop will commence with a brief review of evidence-based literature and different theoretical viewpoints regarding the efficacy of physical contact in the therapeutic setting.

Melbourne, Vic
19 Aug 2016 Exploring attachment difference: recent findings (2013-2016) and clinical considerations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar introduces the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on attachment differences.

Melbourne, Vic
20 Aug 2016 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar expands the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on risk associated with maladaptive attachment.

Melbourne, Vic
26th - 27th Aug 2016 Deactivating the Buttons: An Introduction to Radical Exposure Tapping
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This skills based workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practce, clinicians develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practcice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure using Radical Exposure Tapping.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
2nd Sep 2016 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Melbourne, Vic
7th Oct 2016 Situated Cognition: New perspectives on cognitive processes, varieties of memory and a ‘problematic triad’ - consciousness, agency and self. Seminar one of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Ongoing discoveries pointing to the immense complexity of the human mind are truly fascinating. This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

Melbourne, Vic
8th Oct 2016 Emotions as unfolding experience; emerging insights from emotion research & value for psychotherapy Seminar two of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

Melbourne, Vic
17th - 18th Oct 2016 Creative Interventions with Family Change
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Learn creative ways to help children and parents through the challenging changes of divorce, separation and re-partnering. Ideal two day workshop for those counselling or running groups for children.

Sydney, NSW
12th Nov 2016 Engaging Individual Personality Difference: The Forgotten Realm of Psychology? Seminar three of three: Exploring the evolving human mind: a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health. Together the stand-alone seminars might be understood as a master class on the ‘mind/mental’ with an emphasis on implications for psychotherapy.

Melbourne, Vic
17 - 18 November 2016 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
18 Nov 2016 Out of awareness: working with self states and dissociation. Recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar introduces the phenomenon of dissociation in its various forms, it also addresses the high stakes of attending to dissociation in the context of therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
21st - 22nd Nov 2016 Art and Play Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2- Day Workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
24 - 25 November 2016 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
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