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Victoria

Date Event Location
Mind the Gap: a professional development course for health professionals addressing mental health and psychological distress for people living with advanced chronic and terminal illness in the last year of life
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by Health Care Professionals across a variety of health care settings, to effectively acknowledge and respond to the complex mental health needs and psychological issues of people living with an advanced chronic and terminal illness, and that of their family and caregivers as they approach the last year of life. Health Care Professionals, especially Social Workers, encounter people living with the impacts of advanced chronic and terminal illness or their families and loved ones. Knowing how to screen and assess for psychological distress or mental health issues and then having access to evidence based therapeutic skills and knowledge to respond appropriately and in a timely, patient centered manner can impact positively on the individual's quality of life and that of their loved ones.

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The information in this one day course is a condensed opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in internal control psychology. The concepts presented in this course are those of Choice Theory® psychology which is an explanation of how the brain functions to integrate information. The aim of presenting a one day course is to encourage people to participate in CPD training in internal control psychology. Participants of this course can then go onto participate in the Basic Intensive Training with a one day credit. It is hoped that this creates a more flexible option for people for training as it can be hard to book in for 4 day courses.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
to be confirmed Basic practicum in choice theory reality therapy and lead management
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This practicum serves to assist participants to increase their knowledge base in CT RT and LM and importantly increase their skills by focusing on skills development experiences these applications in practice. Participants will be taught the value of questioning techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstration role-plays, practice, experimental exercises and discussions of Dr Glasser's ideas.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
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
31st August 2016 Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena
Workshop

1 1/2 CPD Hours

Run by Slater & Gordon Education Program for Social workers, this session helps participants to address the knowledge gaps they have on aspects of the law which relate to social work.

Topics covered: Capacity defined; an explanation of the different powers of attorney and how they apply; guardianship and administration; and, advanced care planning and end of life decisions.

Slater & Gordon Lawyers
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
8th Sep 2016 Possums Education National Tour 2016
Endorsed CPD: 2 day event

Two day workshops on infant feeds, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and parent mental health - for all health professionals working with mothers and babies

Melbourne, Vic
12th Sep 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
13th Sep 2016 2016 APS Congress
Endorsed CPD: 4 day congress

The Congress has a diverse range of presentations over four days including a huge range of international and local keynote speakers, workshops, symposia, fora, 'how-to' sessions, individual oral papers, rapid presentations and posters covering all nine areas of psychology.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
15th Sep 2016 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
Thursday 15th September 2016 Victorian Branch Annual Meeting and Workshop 2016: Hope at Hand
AASW AM

Includes optional workshop between 4:00-5:30pm and pre-refreshments between 5:30-6:15pm. Guest speaker: Kot Monoah.

Melbourne, Vic
Thursday 15th September 2016 Leading with Social Work Values and Ethics in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world
Workshop

1 1/2 CPD Hours

Workshop presented by Geraldene Mackay PhD, BSW(Hons), Convenor of the Clinical Division of the Australian College of Social Work.

Registration is FREE

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email the Victorian Branch at aaswvic@aasw.asn.au

Melbourne, Vic
28th Sep 2016 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Training

This highly interactive, 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 1.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
28th September 2016 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
Workshop

6 CPD Hours

Due to popular demand this workshop is being repeated!

This workshop is ideal for Social Workers working in mental health, hospitals, schools, aged care etc., with some basic knowledge of mindfulness.This workshop will enable participants to:

  • Deepen their understanding of mindfulness as a fundamental support to mental health.
  • Engage in a range of mindful practices in session.
  • Explore mechanisms by which various practices relieve stress and increase insight.
  • Conceptual and experiential, the workshop will increase a skilful and intentional use of practices to support specific aspects of therapeutic work. There will be opportunity for direct application to client presentations.

This workshop has reached capacity. To join a 2017 waiting list email aaswvic@aasw.asn.au

AASW Melbourne Office, 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
9th Oct 2016 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic disorder characterised by excessive worry, accompanied by somatic symptoms such as restlessness, sleep disturbance, muscle tension and fatigue.

Melbourne, Vic
10th Oct 2016 Women World Changers Summit
Endorsed CPD

Women World Changers Summit, taking place October 2016 in Sydney and Melbourne.

This premier summit, designed to drive a dialogue focused on the importance for greater workplace diversity & equality, features a line-up of speakers never seen before on one stage.

The diversity and inclusion debate has never been more important. To that end, Women World Changers all-inclusive agenda will aim to engage and attract all business and community leaders – male and female – to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogue and find new ways to address the biggest business issue we are facing.

For further information please refer to website:

http://www.thegrowthfaculty.com.au/index.php/education-program/womenworldchangers/#.V1DLu9KF4dV

Melbourne, Vic
10-11 Oct 2016 Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

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
11th Oct 2016 Working with impacts of sexual assault
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Working with Impacts of Sexual Assault is a two day interactive workshop that will extend the capacity and skills of those working with adults and family members who have been affected by sexual assault. This training will assist participants to engage with approaches based on trauma theory, systemic theory and feminist theory that have been shown to be effective in ameliorating the affects of sexual assault.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
12th Oct 2016 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
13th Oct 2016 Working Therapeutically with People who have Complex Trauma Histories
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two day interactive professional development training provides the knowledge and practice framework to enable practitioners to establish safe, supportive, therapeutic relationships with people affected by abuse, neglect and/or attachment trauma. Over the two days the research evidence and practice approaches most likely to contribute to your clients long term recovery will be explored, as well as opportunities provided to workshop these practice approaches using real life scenarios.

Geelong, Vic
13-14 Oct 2017 Group Therapy Training. Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Oct 2016 The Pain Paradox: East meets West in a new paradigm for processing and moving beyond complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop presents the Pain Paradox, an East-West theory of trauma-related suffering that suggests that the “solution” to unwanted states is not to avoid, suppress, or intellectualize, but rather to carefully engage, accept, process, and even use painful material in the context of a compassionate therapeutic environment.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Oct 2016 P.L.A.Y.-“Play, Laughter, Art, Animals & You!”
Endorsed CPD: 1 day 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.

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
20th Oct 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
24th Oct 2016 ADVANCED CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day course

This course is designed to expand your range of clinical skills with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy & counselling. There is a special component of regression and hypno-analytical therapy contained in this course.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
24th Oct 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
25th October 2016 Privacy, Confidentiality and Documentation Workshop
Workshop

1 1/2 CPD Hours

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. This information will assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

Topics covered: privacy vs Confidentiality, patients’ rights, addressing the conflicts in confidentiality, documenting clinical notes, how to respond to subpoenas and attending court and giving evidence.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
9th Nov 2016 Responding to sexual assault
Endorsed CPD - 1 day workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
11th Nov 2016 Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy; Practical matters for counsellors and psychotherapists
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

Spirituality (something neither synonymous with nor necessarily exclusive of religious practice) and psychotherapy have moved beyond their more conflicted past to a more integrated respectful present. As a consequence, psychotherapy is increasingly incorporating spiritual practice into our clinical interventions.

Melbourne, Vic
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
14th Nov 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
16th Nov 2016 'Unlocking Trauma - Keys to Exposing Exposure Therapy and CBT'
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of exposure therapy and its many variants, describe how it is used in the treatment of PTSD, and to offer guidelines for when to use CBT approach to treating PTSD

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
17th Nov 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
17th Nov 2016 Autism Awareness and Practice
Endorsed CPD - 3 hour workshop

This short face-to-face professional session on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is designed to give you some real-world tips and strategies to better engage and interact with people who have an ASD as well as their supports. Learn better ways to apply SASI's tips to support and enhance your current practice and get better outcomes. Online option also available.

* Discount for AASW Members *

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
19th Nov 2016 Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and evidence based relaxation therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This unique one day seminar identifies the latest evidence that demonstrates specific connections between thoughts, emotions and health. It includes theoretical, scientific components, practical sessions in relaxation techniques and encourages successful implementation of relaxation into clinical practice to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

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
25th Nov 2016 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

One day workshop will discuss key concepts of positive psychology, evidence based positive psychology techniques, their scope and the practical application of the interventions.

Melbourne, Vic
10-11 Feb 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - two days of theory and training for working effectively beyond single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day training event addresses the stakes of recognising and responding to complex trauma (which comes in many guises) in light of current research findings and their implications for treatment.

Melbourne, Vic
24th Feb 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
23rd Mar 2017 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - Manualised, 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.

Melbourne, Vic
25-26 Mar 2017 Clinical hypnosis for health professionals - two day training to enhance existing therapy to help clients manage pain, anxiety etc
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this 2 day workshop you will be taught to identify where your existing techniques encompass the hypnotic state. By understanding the constituents of the hypnotic state gives you the capacity to delineate when hypnosis already exists in your techniques and therapy and gives you the capacity to use those techniques hypnotically. Alternatively, you can also use what you will learn in this workshop as a stand-alone technique to reinforce existing frameworks.

Melbourne, Vic
5th May 2017 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
6th May 2017 Somatic approaches for deepening client work. Actively exploring embodied emotional experience with accessible techniques.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop 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. It is hoped that both beginner and experienced therapists will gain more insight into their own affect tolerance and how this determines and shapes the range, types and intensities of emotions that are explored or disavowed in the transference /counter-transference relationship and therapeutic alliance.

Melbourne, Vic
19th May 2017 Schema Therapy Training Day. Interventions for change with the personality disordered. An introduction to Schema Therapy for use in clinical practice.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Schema 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
2nd Jun 2017 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

One day workshop will discuss key concepts of positive psychology, evidence based positive psychology techniques, their scope and the practical application of the interventions.

Melbourne, Vic
3rd Jun 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - one day of training focusing in particular upon Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders and their associated challenging behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD and NPD, with a focus on: learning to identify the symptom clusters of BPD and NPD; understanding the lived experience of consumers with BPD and NPD; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

Melbourne, Vic
16th Jun 2017 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
17th Jun 2017 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
20th and 21st July 2017 SAVE THE DATE: RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017
Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

The Remote Social Work Action Practice Group are pleased to announce the RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017 will take place on Thursday 20th July and Friday 21st July 2017. More information to follow.

Albury, NSW
4-5 Aug 2017 Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. Two days of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Narrative practitioners believe that individuals and their stores are significantly shaped by the culture or cultures in which they live. Our ideas and experiences of love, gender, success, decency, family, work, health, normality and every aspect of life, are shaped by discourses derived from culture. This 2 day workshop will allow participants to use a narrative lens on their experience as a person and a therapist.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Aug 2017 Holistic Assessment and Formulation. For practitioners working with young people and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop explores strategies for making the assessment and case formulation process meaningful for both the client and the clinician. A holistic model for assessment, formulation and treatment for young people and adults will be outlined.

Melbourne, Vic
20th Aug 2017 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
27th Oct 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
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
28th Oct 2017 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

Family work can be daunting and requires a different set of therapy skills to working with individuals. It is a move away from intra- psychic to working interpersonally. This workshop is designed to give both beginner and experienced therapists the opportunity to learn systemic concepts when working with family groups and to build confidence.

Melbourne, Vic
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