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Western Australia

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 *
TBC What is effective supervision? Experiences from Oncology Social Workers in WA
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This is an interactive workshop exploring what makes supervision effective, looking at the advantages & disadvantages of different styles of supervision. It will also discuss adapting supervision to learning styles & the use of reflective tools.

* Discount for AASW members *

Perth, WA
27 October 2016 AASW (WA) 70th Celebration
AASW WA 70th Celebration

Please join us after the WA Branch's Annual Members Meeting, to connect with colleagues and meet our New Branch President. Finger food will be served and there will be a cash bar.

We will be celebrating the AASW's 70th Anniversary, with a presentation from a Panel of Award Winning Social Workers, formally farewelling our current Branch President, Sabina Leitmann who has been in the role for 6 years, and Nic Hastings James who has been a previous President of the Branch and has been on the Branch Management Committee for 6 years.

St Catherine's on Park
28 October 2016 AASW (WA) Bunbury- 70th Anniversary Event- Challenges of the Past, Present and Future

Please join us to celebrate the AASW's 70th Anniversary, we are putting together a seminar with a panel of trail blazers, leaders of the past and emerging leaders of the future. After the panel we will have some refreshments and finger food and an opportunity to network and connect with friends and colleagues.

ECU Bunbury Campus, WA, Building 3, Room 3.119 A/B
2 - 7 Nov 2016 Accredited Short Course in Infant Massage Education
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This government accredited short course provides students with the skills and knowledge required to deliver parent-baby programs that promote early infant mental health through supporting parent-infant communication using healthy touch, baby massage, facial communication, movement, voice and other crucial interactions.

Perth, WA
3rd Nov 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.

Perth, WA
Thursday 17 November AASW (WA) Social Workers in Health Symposium

The AASW WA Branch is proud to partner with the Social Work Managers in Health Group, to present a Social Workers in Health Symposium.

Social Workers from the WA Health Sector will be presenting on issues related to health care and mental health. Many of the speakers presented at the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, “Negotiating and Creating Change”, Singapore, June 2016.

Fiona Stanley Hospital, G2 Lecture Theatre, Education Building
29 November 2016 AASW (WA) Steady Walking and Talking: On Country
On Country Event

AASW and DCPFS, together with the Looking Forward Project, warmly invite you to the ‘Steady Walking and Talking’ On Country Cultural Event.

Local Nyoongar Elders will provide a hands on cultural experience through stories and activities on Nyoongar country, enabling you to learn more about Nyoongar law and culture amidst Perth’s stunning countryside. Please save the date in your diaries for 29 November 2016, for this all day immersive experience.

Canning River Eco Education Centre, Wilson WA
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers