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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 *
Various
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
14 December 2016 AASW (WA) Mindfulness Information Session
FREE Introduction and Information Event

The AASW WA Branch is focussing on self care strategies and we are pleased to announce a 6 week mindfulness course to be run by Rachel Davey. Rachel will outline the workshops that will be run next year and answer any burning questions you may have about the training.

City West Lotteries House, WA
3rd Feb 2017 The Essentials of Narrative Therapy (in plain English)
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This workshop is designed especially for people who have little or no knowledge of Narrative Therapy and for narrative-oriented professionals who want to refresh their understandings and practice. It will be easy to follow and in plain English!

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
20-21 Feb & 20-21 Mar 2017 Introction to Narrative Approaches in Therapy Level One
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This training will provide a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Narrative Therapy. The key ideas and practices of Narrative Therapy will be covered in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with many opportunities for trainees to try out various methods.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Perth, WA
9-10 Mar 2017 Integrating Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy Part One
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Enthusiasm for both mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy and narrative approaches in therapy has emerged in recent times. This workshop integrates the key ideas and practices of mindfulness with Narrative Therapy and will offer many opportunities for trainees to try out various skills in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
11th Mar 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Bunbury, WA
17th Mar 2017 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 (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Perth, WA
30-31 Mar & 1-2 May 2017 Expanding Narrative Approaches in Therapy Level Two
Endorsed CPD: 4 day workshop

This training will extend and challenge practitioners to develop their range of skills when responding to complex situations. Through discovery learning and appreciative inquiry, participants will learn how to move purposefully around practice maps combining focus with flexibility in therapeutic relationships.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Perth, WA
20-21 Apr 2017 Collaborating on Narrative Responses to Trauma: Addressing the Consequence of Abuse and Adversity
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The stories people tell themselves and others about traumatic events do affect how they live their present and future lives. While the actual events and their effects can be helpfully explored, a narrative approach also seeks to bring forth and richly describe people’s responses to traumas so that they may relate to its negative effects from a safer place.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Perth, WA
Course Begins May 2017 AASW (WA) An Introduction to Mindfulness Skills in Social Work Practice
Workshop
This 6 week course will be held in May and June 2017

AASW (WA) invites those who have an interest in mindfulness and are wanting to learn more about what it is and how it can be applied to their professional practice to participate in this six-week course on mindfulness in social work practice. This course is modelled on the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course first developed in 1979 by world renowned Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Combining foundational mindfulness practices with core skills in the helping professions, the course aims to support the application of mindfulness to both the personal and professional lives of participants.

City West Lotteries House, WA
23rd Jul 2017 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents - latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD
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 workers 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.

Perth, WA
4th Aug 2017 What's Snow White got to do with it? Working with complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, Naomi provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The characters in the story will provide a conceptual framework applicable to all trauma symptoms and behaviours, including diagnosis such as post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma related psychosis, somatic symptom disorder, borderline personality disorder, traumatic grief and depression.

Perth, WA
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers