Social Work Focus: Seeking articles and review panel


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Social Work Focus is your membership magazine. Read the latest edition.

We are seeking practice articles for the Summer 2018 issue, with the theme of "social work futures". The deadline for submissions is 12 October 2018. Read our contributor guidelines.

We are also seeking a review panel to read and accept the articles we receive. To express interest email


NASRHP - seeking pool of assessors


NASRHP - National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professionals

The National Alliance of Self-Regulated Health Professions (NASRHP) is seeking expressions of interest from external (both consumer and non-consumer) representatives to be appointed to the NASRHP Pool of Assessors.

NASRHP has been in existence since 2008 under the auspices of Allied Health Professions Australia, to support member organisations of self-regulating health professions, such as social workers.

These are voluntary positions and are a great opportunity to hone your skills and to contribute to the regulatory framework of our profession. NASRHP standards have been closely modelled on AHPRA standards.

To apply and for more information, please see the NASRHP website. 


Women in Leadership


Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s community services sector.

The initiative is providing women working in the sector with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form prior to 7 September, 2018.


AASW events


All AASW branch and online events can be found in the events calendar or on SWOT.

Australian Capital Territory

Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work
Thursday, 20 September
6.00pm - 7.30pm

New South Wales

Trauma-Informed Care & Practice - Level 2
Thursday, 16 October
9.00am - 4.30pm

North Queensland

Making the Most of Supervision
Thursday, 20 September 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm

Family violence, a seminar presented by AASW National President Christine Craik
Friday, 28 September 
2.00pm - 4.30pm


Underneath the Masculine Mask: How to Effectively engage and work with men experiencing depression
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
9.00am - 4.15pm

The Forgotten Known – Stage Two – Further Development of Attachment Theory in Practice
Thursday, 1 November 2018
9.00am - 4.15pm

South Australia

Intergenerational Trauma
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
9.30am - 11.30am

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 (Regional: Port Lincoln)
9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
9.30am - 1.00pm


FVSWPG Information on the early implementation of the Support and Safety Hubs and updated MARAM
Monday, 10 September 2018

Ethical Decision-Making For Social Workers
Monday, 17 September 2018
9.15am - 1.15pm

Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena
Thursday, 20 September 2018
3.00pm - 5.00pm 

Western Australia

Body Connections
Wednesday, 19 September  2018
9.00am - 4.30pm

Setting up in Private Practice
Saturday, 20 October 2018
9.00am - 3.00pm




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Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Children

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Trauma education workshops with clinical psychologist Dr Leah Giarratano in November 2018

These two professional development workshops provide mental health professionals with practical skills and up-to-date research in traumatology.

Treating PTSD is offered in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and attracts 14 CPD hours

Treating complex trauma (helping survivors of abuse and neglect) is offered in Sydney and Melbourne (you must attend Treating PTSD beforehand) and attracts 14 CPD hours

For further details and to register, please visit 


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Social worker and Certified IPT trainer

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults: a brief, attachment-based intervention
This workshop provides intensive skill development with two expert trainers.

Grief, loss, transition and change: Creative ways of working with children, adolescents and adults
This popular two-day experiential workshop has been delivered by Anthony to over 100 audiences in Europe and Australasia.

Sydney and Brisbane October – December dates

Information and registration:

These workshops attract 14 hours CPD

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