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Victoria

Date Event Location
Ongoing 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
Ongoing 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
30 Apr 2014 Unlocking Trauma -Exposing Exposure Therapy and C.B.T. in Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 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 **

Melbourne, Vic
30 Apr 2014 Social Workers and the NDIS
AASW CPD Activity

Session 1 will provide an overview of the Scheme’s philosophy, rationale and structure, and the implications for social work practice.

Session 2 will provide up to date information and analysis of the implementation of the scheme, issues arising, and how social workers need to respond.

AASW Melbourne Office
2 May 2014 Introduction to Group Work
Endorsed CPD: Ongoing Workshop

8 weekly sessions in a small group setting where group theory is explored both theoretically and experientially. Sessions consist of an hour long seminar followed by a group whose purpose is to examine the group experience.

* FPS Relevant *

Brighton, Vic
2 May 2014 Essential Components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Essential Components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - How to alter verbal support for experiential avoidance and rule governed behaviour (RGB).

Presented by Mary Sawyer​

Melbourne, Vic
3 May 2014 Loss and Grief
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Loss and Grief: new perspectives and skills

Presented by Beate Steller

Melbourne, Vic
4 May 2014 Working with Families
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Working with Families - step-by-step processes and skills.

Presented by Jacqueline McDiarmid

Melbourne, Vic
5 May 2014 Attachment Based Family Therapy for Adolescent Depression and Suicide
Endorsed CPD: Course

Dr. Suzanne Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the ABFT Program at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Levy conducts ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
6 May 2014 Mindful Self-compassion Core Skills Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5-day Retreat

Non-residential five day intensive retreat

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
8 May 2014 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Introductory Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day course

This workshop covers the 6 core processes of ACT and how it applies to a range of psychopathology including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.

Melbourne, Vic
10 May 2014 Attachment Theory
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Attachment Theory - foundations and current relevance.

Presented by Kevin Keith

Melbourne, Vic
11 May 2014 Attachment Theory
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Attachment Theory - clinical assessment / measurement and interventions across the lifespan.

Presented by Kevin Keith

Melbourne, Vic
14 May 2014 Connections UnitingCare Conference – Leading Practice, Making a difference in the lives of children and families
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Conference

This two day conference will address areas of work that are leading the way in improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.

Moorabbin, Vic
16 May 2014 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in Child and Family welfare settings
CPD Endorsed: Workshop

Participants will gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee backgrounds. The workshop will prepare practitioners with knowledge and skills to engage effectively with children and families from CALD and refugee backgrounds in child welfare system.

Preston
17 May 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
19 May 2014 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in Child and Family welfare settings
CPD Endorsed: Workshop

Participants will gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee backgrounds. The workshop will prepare practitioners with knowledge and skills to engage effectively with children and families from CALD and refugee backgrounds in child welfare system.

Dandenong
20 May 2014 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in mental health settings
CPD Endorsed: Workshop

Participants will gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee backgrounds. The workshop will prepare practitioners with knowledge and skills to engage effectively with children and families from CALD and refugee backgrounds and mental health issues.

Shepparton
22 May 2014 Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Refugee communities in mental health settings
CPD Endorsed: Workshop

Participants will gain a better understanding of working cross culturally with families from CALD and refugee backgrounds. The workshop will prepare practitioners with knowledge and skills to engage effectively with children and families from CALD and refugee backgrounds and mental health issues.

AASW Melbourne Office
23 May 2014 Shark Cage® Training
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

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

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
27 May 2014 Into the Whirlwind: Clinical and Scientific Innovations in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

This workshop continues a series of evidence based, best practice continuing education in trauma and abuse for health professionals, by leading experts in the field, convened by the Delphi Training and Consulting since 1996. We are delighted to once again host Dr Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, after her acclaimed tour in 2007 and it is our very great privilege to welcome Dr Julian Ford, PhD, to Australia. In this interactive training, they will share their combined wisdom and expertise, presenting evidence based ‘hands-on’ clinical strategies, supported by current neurobiological research.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Registration opens 1/12/2013

Melbourne, Vic
31 May 2014 The Roller Coaster Ride Of Private Practice!
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This workshop aims to explore the challenges and triumphs of private practice social work. It explores all elements from business planning and development; to legal issues; marketing and revenue opportunities.

Melbourne, Vic
11 Jun 2014 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Introductory Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day course

This workshop covers the 6 core processes of ACT and how it applies to a range of psychopathology including depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorders.

Albury, NSW
20 Jun 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
21 Jun 2014 Attachment Theory
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Attachment Theory - developmental psychopathology and trauma; understanding and responding to complexity.

Presented by Kevin Keith

Melbourne, Vic
22 Jun 2014 Attachment Theory
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Attachment Theory - attachment theory and psychodynamic processes.

Presented by Kevin Keith

Melbourne, Vic
25 Jun 2014 P.L.A.Y.-“Play, Laughter, Art, Animals & You!”
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This one day workshop will explore theoretical underpinnings of trauma work with children and young people in the context of the neurobiological impact including on the social engagement system. It is experiential and skills based and participants will gain an overview of a number of modalities.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
26 Jun 2014 “Let’s Get Physical!” -Advanced P.L.A.Y.: Music & Movement, Drama & Dance
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Following on from the huge success of the experiential P.L.A.Y. workshop is Advanced P.L.A.Y. with its focus on the use of drama and dance, music, movement and massage in therapeutic work with children and young people who have experienced trauma.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
3 Jul 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
18 Jul 2014 Narrative Therapy - part one
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Narrative Therapy - Core Concepts and Key Skills (Part 1)

Presented by Adrian van den Bok

Melbourne, Vic
19 Jul 2014 Narrative Therapy - part two
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Narrative Therapy - The Narrative of the Therapist (Part 2)

Presented by Adrian van den Bok

Melbourne, Vic
20 Jul 2014 Transpersonal Psychology and Counselling
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Transpersonal Psychology and Counselling - a practical training workshop for developing clinical skills and tools

Presented by Dr Donna Golding

Melbourne, 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
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
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
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
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
3 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
7 Nov 2014 A Cultural Approach to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

This one-day experiential workshop is designed for people wanting to broaden their skills for supervising others within a cultural context. It will suit human service professionals with some supervision experience, who wish to explore and apply frameworks and tools to more actively engage with culture during supervision.

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
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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