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Australian Capital Territory

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
6 Feb - 27 Mar 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion evening 8 week course
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
8 March 2017 Understanding CPD, AASW membership & Social Work Practice - ACT
Half-day workshop

This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge to maintain an online or logbook record of your CPD, as well as understanding your membership of the AASW including Registration and Collective Trademark.

29th Mar 2017 Managing Challenging Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

Merimbula, NSW
12-13 April 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
27th Apr 2017 A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Canberra, ACT
12th May 2017 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
18 May 2017 AASW ACT Annual Social Work Dinner 2017
Dinner & Seminar

This years Annual Social Work Dinner will focus on the theme for World Social Work Day - "Promoting Community and Environmental Stability." with guest speaker and ACT Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Helen Watchirs.
The evening will include a 3 course meal, a presentation from Dr. Watchirs, entertainment and a raffle.

9th Jun 2017 Mental health and wellbeing of young people seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar equips social workers and other frontline professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools that they can apply directly in their work to support young people improve and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Canberra, ACT
14th Jun 2017 Managing Challenging Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

Canberra, ACT
21-22 June 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
21-25 June 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
13th Aug 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.

Canberra, ACT
27 Sep - 1 Oct 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
27-28 Sep 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Canberra, ACT
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers