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Western Australia

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13th August 2015 AASW (WA) Individual and Family Work with children and young people who are managing the effects of trauma and mental health difficulties
Workshop

City West Lotteries House
17th Aug 2015 An Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short term and goal focused therapeutic approach, whereby the focus is on what clients want to achieve rather than on the problem. The approach is present and future focused, looking at solutions and the already present client resources to build upon and become the basis for ongoing change.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
5th Sep 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 *
Perth, WA
10 September 2015 AASW (WA) Setting Up A Private Practice In The Helping Professions – Getting Started Workshop
Workshop
City West Lotteries House
20th Sep 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 *

Perth, WA
28th Oct 2015 AASW (WA) Staying Connected and Making a Difference: Reflecting on Professional identity
Workshop
City West Lotteries House
29th Oct 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 *
Perth, WA
2nd November 2015 Women and Suicide
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day workshop

A gendered perspective on self injurious behaviour including NSSI and suicide, specifically reflecting on women. This workshop aims to equip clinicians with greater insight and capacity to appropriately assess and work with women demonstrating these behaviours.

Perth, WA
3rd Nov 2015 Suicide Risk & Substance Use
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

This workshop presents a neuropsychological and neurochemical perspective for understanding suicide risk in the context of substance use.
This includes recognising potential intervention points and strategies in their care/treatment planning across a range of substances, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids and nictotine;

  • Engagement and interpersonal practices in working with substance dependent clients whom are at risk of suicide
  • Consideration of substance use (prescribed & non-prescribed) risks, prescribing practices and risk points across intoxication, dependence, withdrawal and abstinence for suicide
  • Assisting practitioners recognition and management of the potential for concealment of suicidality and/or substance use

Perth, WA
4th Nov 2015 Using emotion & attachment to work with couples
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

This two day workshop is grounded in theory, research and clinical experience. It has a focus on developing practical skills for working with couples.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
4th Nov 2015 Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1-Day Workshop

A one day workshop for practitioners working with clients at risk of suicide, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner’s actions prior to the death of a client and working with families following the death of a client.

Perth, WA
17th Nov 2015 Mindfulness Based Behaviour Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

This workshop aims to introduce helping professionals to mindfulness as a therapeutic approach. The focus is on experiential learning to ensure that participants develop confidence to practice mindfulness in their own lives, as well as to apply the skills in sessions with clients.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
25th Nov 2015 Sex and Sexuality when Counselling Couples
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

At an individual level, sex and sexuality are a complex part of ‘self’, contributed to by our physical well-being, our socialisation, individual experience and experiences, and values and beliefs. When two complex individuals join together sex and sexuality play an important role – for better or worse.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

* Discount for AASW Members *

Perth, WA
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