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Australian Capital Territory

Date Event Location
13 October 2020 Credential Information Webinar
Information Session

Join us for for a 45-minute lunchtime webinar to gain a deeper understanding of why are credentials important, what’s involved in applying and how a credential sets you apart.

Online
Weekly 23 Sep to 28 Oct 2020 Online - Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Sep/Oct)
Online Workshop

This workshop is now at capacity, if you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au.

This contracted online version of the two full day workshop is designed to encompass Focused Psychological Strategies which can benefit the quality and efficacy of casework relationships by adding a deeper Psychological dimension to social work and other practices.

Brisbane, Qld
9 October 2020 The Role of Social Workers in Mental Health Promotion
Webinar

Social workers play a vital role in supporting people living with mental health conditions, and their carers. However, their skills extend beyond direct care. This webinar will discuss the role social workers can play in mental health promotion. The presenters will provide an overview of contemporary approaches to mental health promotion with a particular focus on efforts to prevent the onset of mental health conditions among children and young people, and early intervention efforts targeted to young people from vulnerable populations.

Free webinar

Online
Wednesday 14 October 2020 Webinar - Social Work and the Law: Workers Compensation in the ACT
Webinar

Join us for this lunchtime webinar with Joshua Carroll, Senior Associate at Slater and Gordon, to learn about the intricacies of the Workers Compensation Scheme in the ACT and how to support clients who are navigating this system due to work-related injuries.

The webinar will comprise a 45 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

We look forward to welcoming social workers from the ACT to this compact CPD opportunity!

Via video-conference
21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov & 2 Dec Understanding Eating Disorders
Webinar Series

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only!

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
21 Oct 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Does my client have an eating disorder?'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar where we will explore the prevalence of eating disorders and the necessity to screen clients during an initial assessment. Clinicians will also be taken through the specific eating disorder factors that need to be included in a comprehensive psychosocial assessment if the client has a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Tuesday 27th October 2020 Domestic and Family Violence in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on DFV in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities

Webinar
Tuesday 27 October 2020 Transitioning From Student to Professional: Student and New Graduate Webinar
Webinar

This ever-popular webinar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on the insight and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice. An inspiring session that will help you consider how to prepare yourself to step out as a professional social worker and how to navigate the early stages of your career.

Hosted by the Victorian Branch, this event is open to social work students and new graduates throughout Australia.

Webinar
4 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar will highlight specific therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of adolescents and adults with an eating disorder. It will explore evidence based treatments recommended by the NICE guidelines. The goals of treatment, which are specific to eating disorders, will be discussed highlighting the need for therapists to focus on both the physical and psychological aspects of the illness in order to ensure recovery.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Thursday 5th November 2020 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
Wednesday 11 November 2020 Connect:ED Webinar - Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

‘Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers’

Presenter: BJ Newton

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Online

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Webinar
18 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'At school with an eating disorder'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar aims to focus on up-skilling school counsellors and wellbeing staff within the education system by highlighting the importance of early identification of eating disorders. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate ways to respond to young people displaying symptoms of an eating disorder and how to support the young person and their family within the school setting throughout treatment. Discussion will also include how to work collaboratively with an external treating team.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
18 Nov 2020 Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater+Gordon - Documentation, Report Writing and Attending Court
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Slater+Gordon's Maggie Poole for a lunchtime Webinar!

Brisbane, Qld
18th November 2020 Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction)
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction) presented by Gail Green.

This introduction is most useful to those working in therapeutic programs or when specific change is an expected outcome for clients but it is also useful to general counsellors to ‘raise their level of curiosity about client stories’.

Online
Thursday 19th November 2020 Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims which will explore some concepts related to perceptions of recovery and healing that informed by Islamic concepts.

Online
2 Dec 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Fat is not a feeling - Language Matters'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner.

The words we use in treating someone with an eating disorder can have a powerful effect on the way in which they perceive their illness and often, themselves as an individual. This webinar will explore the nuances of language within the field of eating disorders, and how people with an eating disorder often interpret and misinterpret words they hear from those around them. We will also explore how to use language in order to encourage a more recovery-focussed approach to treating the illness.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities which will provide guidelines concerning assessment and intervention when working with Muslim clients and families.

Online
09 & 10 Jun 2021 Art Based Therapeutic Activities for children and young people: Building resilience and mental health through creative expression
Workshop

This two day hands-on workshop, by an experienced and registered art therapist and social worker, will be practice based, and will provide experiential learning into a range of art based activities suitable for working creatively with children and young people, including those who have experienced trauma, and/or who have mental health issues or disabilities.

The workshop will also include theoretical underpinnings based on neuroscience and will provide information on the evidence base for this approach.

Brisbane, Qld
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