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Ongoing Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings
Online

This course covers what a social worker needs to know to get the most out of a child protection case planning meeting or a conference. The course covers how to setup a case planning meeting, who should attend, interagency issues, differing perspectives and parental attendance.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: NDIS series
SWOT: Online CPD

This new AASW online course provides an overview of the NDIS, together with targeted information for social workers on how to practice under the scheme as private practitioners and support coordinators.

Participants will have the opportunity to consolidate the material through participation in three live webinars, hosted by the presenter Brooke Kooymans. Watch PREVIEW here.

The course is part of the AASW's Empowering Excellence SWOT series.

**Clinical and Disability Relevant Activity**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Social Work Online Training

This 1.5 hour online course provides an introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), presented by Assoc Prof Monica O'Kelly. After outlining the underlying theory, the presentation focuses on putting CBT into action with clients, guiding participants through the key steps in the CBT sequence. The presentation concludes with a demonstration between clinician and client.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online course is designed to support social workers and Allied Health professionals to provide culturally sensitive, respectful and inclusive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The course is presented by an Aboriginal female psychologist and a non-Aboriginal male social worker. The presenters discuss key findings from their research and experience in providing clinical services, training and consultancy in service development. The presenters highlight practical applications and tips that have been effective in their work with Aboriginal young people, adults, families and communities.

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Evidence-Based Relaxation Therapy and Psychoneuroimmunology with Dr Judy Lovas
Social Work Online Training

This 1.5 hour course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy modalities and Psychoneuroimmuology (PNI). The course is presented by the experienced and passionate presenter Dr Judy Lovas, and comprises three modules :

  • Introduction to Relaxation Therapy and Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

This workshop is suited to a range of social workers and/or allied health/caring professionals, in particular those specialising in mental health and counselling practice, and/or integrated health (the science of mind, body and health).

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Narrative Therapy and Community Work
Social Work Online Training

This 2 hour online course provides an engaging introduction to the key principles and practices of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. It is delivered by leading Narrative practitioner and academic Dr David Denborough, co-Director of the Dulwich Centre and co-ordinator of the Master of Narrative Therapy at the University of Melbourne. The course also provides an additonal two hours of online links to further learnring via the Dulwich Centre website.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings. Watch PREViEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Social Work Online Training

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). It is presented by Anthony Hillin (B. Soc. Stud (SW), M Adol MH, IPT Certified Interpersonal Psychotherapy Trainer), a social worker and one of Australia's leading experts in IPT .

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: A Narrative Therapy approach to men’s violence towards women
Social Work Online Training

This online course applies both narrative therapy and feminist approaches to working with both women who have been impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as men who have perpetrated violence. The course is presented by Helen Wirtz social worker and experienced family therapist.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) family violence, mental health practice and couples interventions. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: An introduction to infant mental health and infant-led work with families
Social Work Online Training

This 2.5 hour course provides an introduction to infant-led practice and infant mental health in the context of family practice. The course is presented by experienced social worker Dr Wendy Bunston, associate teacher at La Trobe University and director of wb training and consultancy.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings.

**FPS, MH, and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: The transition from service provider to service manager with Dr Elizabeth Shannon
Social Work Online Training

This course aims to assist professionals in the welfare, health and community services sectors to strengthen their leadership and management skills as they transition into management and leadership roles. The course is also suitable to current managers seeking to further their leadership aspirations and pathways, and those contemplating the transition into management in the future.

This workshop is suited to a range of social work and/or other community and Allied Health workers, across community, health, Government and welfare settings. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
Social Work Online Training

This 1 hour course provides an introduction to the key principles and practices associated with mental health practice with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on military populations. The webinar is presented by Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Leader of the Veteran Mental Health Initiative.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW here.

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
SWOT

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, presented by Dr Carla Walton. This course covers the origins of the treatment and theoretical underpinnings, together with an overview of the core components of the treatment. This includes skills training, individual therapy, phone coaching and consultation teams.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online workshop offers a holistic approach to clinical practice with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance use problems, drawing on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. It is suited to a range of social workers and/or other allied health practitioners, working across mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and/or other community health and welfare settings.

The workshop is presented by clinical psychologist Professor Amanda Baker; Senior Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Winner of the 2014 AACBT Distinguished Career Award. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Flexibly – Beyond Metaphors and Formal Exercises
Social Work Online Training

This two hour online presentation will explore what ACT looks like in the therapy room when moving beyond formal exercises and metaphors. The course assumes an introductory level of prior knowledge of the ACT model, and makes use of video role-play demonstrations and experiential exercises. This workshop is presented by Clinical Psychologist Brendon Knott.

Purchase both Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Masterclass: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Flexibly for a reduced price.

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Social Work Online Training

This 2.5 hour online workshop will introduce therapists to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The workshop demonstrates ways in which ACT processes can be applied in the therapy room, and makes use of video role-play demonstrations and experiential exercises. This workshop is presented by Clinical Psychologist Brendon Knott.

Purchase both Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Masterclass: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Flexibly for a reduced price. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
Social Work Online Training

This 2-hour online course on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), is delivered by Dr Bruno Cayoun, Clinical Psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). The course aims to introduce the main therapeutic principles of MiCBT, its theoretical foundation, and its effects across conditions.

This workshop is best suited for social workers and other alilied health professionals, specialising (or interested in specialising) in mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant Activity**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Social Workers for Climate Action Package
Webinar Recording Package

Purchase the Social Workers for Climate Action webinar recording package:

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of the package.

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Social Workers for Climate Action 'Setting the Scene'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Setting the Scene'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtitles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Social Workers for Climate Action 'Talking it Through'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Talking it Through'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors
AASW SWOT: Online training

The PACTS project has developed an open access online teaching and learning resource, concerning family violence, for use with primary healthcare students.

* Free course *

** MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

Online
Ongoing Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse
Online

In this course, Bryan Jeffrey examines key topics in mental health, neuro-chemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Highly rated by our test participants, this course provides both a solid introduction to the topics and advanced knowledge.

* AASW Member Discount *

** MH, Clinical Relevant**

Online
Ongoing Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting
Online

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

an introduction lecture to the topic that explains what FGC is, why it is done, where it happens and the consequences for women and girls
The documentary Traditions in Transition where women of African origin speak openly and directly about the topic
A recording of a discussion forum that took place at RMIT
Recommended further reading

This course can count for 2 hours of CPD for AASW members. Please remember to add it to your CPD Record after you have completed the course.

*Free Course *

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

Online
Ongoing Working with men who have been sexually abused Working with men who have been sexually abused
AASW SWOT: Online training

The Living Well Introductory Practitioner Interview Series has been developed to support those meeting and working with men who have been sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends. This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

* Free course *

*MH and Clinical Relevant*

Online
Ongoing Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
Online

Theory and Skill into Practice. 80 Social Work Skills for Practice: Translating 'knowing what' into 'knowing how', presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick

​* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers
Online

This course is aimed to address the natural concerns that social workers may have when they find themselves needing to engage with children and adolescents. The course addresses these concerns by identifying them, exploring why it is important to engage with children, provides an understanding of children's development and builds skills and strategies for talking effectively with children.

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice and Self-care
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW webinar: Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice and Self-care, presented by Meredith Waugh, B A (Hons Psych) B Soc Wk., MQPPA MAASW (Acc).

This introductory webinar provides a solid and re-affirming emphasis on key Social Work principles and practice including: being client-centred; strengths-based; building strong relationships; awareness of secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and self-care; recognising potential service and system issues; and change advocacy.

Registration also includes access to 8 different learning resources.

This webinar contributes CPD activity to the Clinical Social Worker Credential and Mental Health Social Worker Credential.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Harnessing the rainbow - Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice, presented by Max Mackenzie.

This webinar is designed to assist new and established professionals to develop and build on their skills to increase their confidence with engaging and supporting alongside, those in the trans and gender diverse community.

Additional resources are provided to all registrants.

This webinar contributes 1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

Online
ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Integrating Digital Tools into Mental Health Practice
Webinar Recording

This webinar recording will draw on evidence-informed practice and consider research findings that support the efficacy of online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT). With specific reference to iCBT treatment programs developed by THIS WAY UP, participants will build upon their clinical knowledge, confidence and understanding of how to support clients through iCBT interventions. This session will also explore how THIS WAY UP’s iCBT interventions can enhance treatment & practitioner self-care to allow clinicians to focus on more complex issues during in-person or telehealth consults, and assist in generalising core CBT skills outside of the therapy room.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions webinar.

This webinar recording draws on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Client Directed-Outcome Informed Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. The techniques from these models will allow practitioners to maintain clarity in another’s crisis, modify their and their client’s expectations of what can be done, and help their clients to achieve small, but important goals to set the foundations for ongoing recovery and/or thriving in the face of adversity.

"Elissa was very engaging and explained the content in a clear and concise way. The case study was a great way to see it in practice" – webinar participant, June 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health webinar.

This webinar recording outlines the role of social work in RACF’s and presents a framework of practice that has evolved as an effective way of engaging with Older Adults. “Normative Narrative Practice” emphasizes the need for our practice to be normalized as opposed to being focused on pathology and diagnosis.

The webinar recording also highlights the special role that Narrative Therapy and Reminiscence can play in addressing the emotional wellbeing needs of older adults entering RACF’s through reflection and the telling and retelling of stories. It explores the importance of understanding the nature and type of relationship between social worker and client that has the best chance of developing trust, transparency and authenticity in this age group is also explored.

"It was an enlightening and inspiring presentation" – webinar participant, July 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Panel Discussion Recording | Defence and Veteran Suicide and Wellbeing
Panel Recording

Watch the 50 minute recording of AASW's Defence and Veteran Suicide and Wellbeing Panel Discussion.

This panel discussion explores the social worker perspective on how we can reduce suicide and improve the wellbeing of our defence and veteran communities.

0.84 hours of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity
AASW Credential: Mental Health

Online
Ongoing Creating Psychological Safety in Child Protection Supervision
Social Work Online Training

The AASW is delighted to be able to offer a new eLearning module - Creating Psychological Safety in Child Protection Supervision. This module introduces the core concepts of psychological safety and how to apply them in supervision. It was created for child protection workers and explores the various challenges and needs inherent to this field. You will find practical tips that help you to embed psychological safety in your practice.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (providing); Child protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Words and Pictures: Empowering children and healing trauma in complex child protection cases
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Words and Pictures: Empowering children and healing trauma in complex child protection cases webinar.

The Words and Pictures methodology is an integral part of safety planning within the Signs of Safety approach to child protection. This methodology uses simple words and stick figures to empower parents to explain complex situations to children without creating blame or shame.

This webinar will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, using case studies to provide a clear understanding of the methodology and its uses. Participants will be empowered to deepen their approach to safety planning, with an emphasis on walking alongside children, families, carers and other professionals in situations of complex child abuse and neglect.

"Very interesting topic and so relevant to our work with families. I found Penny to be very easy to listen to and valued her sharing of knowledge and practical suggestions" – webinar participant, June 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work webinar.

This webinar will explain the NDIS service system and your social work role within it, providing strategies to market and promote your point of difference to build a stable and professionally rewarding caseload of NDIS Participants for the long-term.

Common service delivery challenges and misconceptions will be clarified including:

  • Service Agreements, item numbers and cancellations
  • Key language and terminology to use in letters and reports
  • NDIS funding (core supports, capacity building and capital)
  • Practice issues (neurodevelopmental conditions and psychosocial disability)

Additionally, the scope of social work in the NDIS will be traversed with on-the-ground tips and hints (including traps to avoid) when working within the NDIS service system.

"It was exceptional - I am so impressed by the knowledge imparted and the clarity in which this was presented" – webinar participant, August 2022.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families webinar.

A solution-focused approach to couple and family support is a particularly well-established area of work, with numerous studies demonstrating its effectiveness in particular areas of client concern such as communication and conflict management, as well as with different levels of client motivation.

This webinar will present a practical approach to single-session work with couples and families based on a solution-focused model, including:

  • an overview of the theory behind solution-focused client work and relationships/family work more broadly.
  • acknowledgement of areas of work with couples or families where a solution-focused approach may or may not be appropriate.
  • practical solution-focused strategies for use in a single session including an example of a single-session structure.
  • discussion of potential challenges and ethical considerations. Examples of practice will be provided throughout.

"Brilliant session. Clear, concise, informative and presenter was very knowledgeable" – webinar participant, August 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health; Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability webinar.

The grief experience of parents and carers living with a child with a disability or chronic illness is unique and lifelong. As clinicians working with these families, social workers need to ensure that their work reflects an understanding and normalisation of the family’s experience of non-finite and ambiguous loss, and grief interventions that promote resilience.

"Alana is incredibly experienced and the case studies really helped bring the information to life in understanding" webinar participant, September 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health (FPS); Disability

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Working with Older people who experienced childhood trauma in ‘Care’
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Working with Older people who experienced childhood trauma in ‘Care’ webinar.

This webinar will introduce evidence-based knowledge on the impacts of childhood trauma in care and the lived experience of these people, who are referred to as Forgotten Australians and Care Leavers. It will help social workers gain an understanding of how to prevent re-traumatisation in aged care settings and identify and respond to trauma behaviours.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams webinar.

Psychological safety is “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking” (Edmondson). In the heat of health services delivery, the psychological safety of team members is both crucial, and yet frequently neglected.

Building psychological safety in health teams is a crucial leadership behaviour, as it is the number one factor in building team excellence. This webinar will introduce key concepts of psychological safety, build a case for the importance of developing it, and equip you with tools to manage and measure the psychological safety in your team.

"Outstanding. Sobering. Creates space for growth" webinar participant, September 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Disability and the Education System
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Disability and the Education System webinar.

This session will offer participants practical skills and knowledge in understanding the interplay between disability and the education system. It will discuss how a human rights and social justice framework are central to supporting children with disability in the school system. The course will further explore the hierarchy of disability, funding opportunities and advocacy pathways for children and adolescents.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; Schools (coming soon!)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Case Management Practice in Schools: Navigating the complexity
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Case Management Practice in Schools: Navigating the complexity webinar.

This webinar discusses contemporary case management practice in school settings, including a brief examination of case management principles, stages, and processes. Building on this understanding, the role, and contributions of social workers in school-based case management will be analyzed. Through case studies drawn from the presenter’s own experience as a high school-based social worker, participants will be invited to apply a’ systems thinking ‘approach to social work practice and consider methods for ‘implementing’ case management processes in a school setting.

Systems acknowledge the interconnectedness of people's lives and the influences around them. Using a systems perspective in School Case management practice, specifically drawing on Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems approach, enables practitioners to understand and respond to complex needs of their clients. The case studies will demonstrate how to implement case management processes within school drawing on this thinking.

"This has been by far the best PD I’ve attended" – webinar participant, November 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Solution-focused Self-care Strategies for Social Workers
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Solution-focused Self-care Strategies for Social Workers webinar.

This webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and provide self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

"Caroline was incredibly engaging, insightful and encouraging... One of the most approachable webinars I've participated in so far" – webinar participant, November 2022.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Planning Effective Support for Clients Involved in Legal Proceedings
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Planning Effective Support for Clients Involved in Legal Proceedings webinar.

This webinar will support participants to navigate legal contexts alongside their clients, starting with a brief overview of the Australian legal system and key players within. Building on this knowledge base, the role of social work within Australia’s legal system will be covered. This will include a discussion of the unique value a social work perspective can add to a client’s experience within the court system.

Methodologies for identifying and assessing the needs of clients will be explored. Beginning with ways to engage and build rapport with clients, participants will be encouraged to assess needs and consider the barriers people may be facing. Opportunities for support will be explored, highlighting the importance of follow up and aftercare for clients when legal proceedings are finished. Participants will have the opportunity to consider applications of trauma informed principles and social work knowledge, skills and values in a court setting, through case studies drawn from the presenter’s experience as a court-based social worker.

"Amazing. Such an engaging presenter" – webinar participant, December 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Having Difficult Conversations with Children and Young People
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Having Difficult Conversations with Children and Young People webinar.

This webinar will support practitioners to have difficult conversations with children and young people by illuminating principles of practice they may utilise. The conversational style and approach presented in this webinar is designed to enhance effective engagement when having difficult conversations about issues that affect children and young people, or abusive actions they may have been subjected to.

We will explore why an anti-oppressive social works lens is important for building effective and collaborative relationships with children and young people. Flowing on from this, a number of conversational aids will be explored alongside discussion of their strengths and most effective uses. Participants will then be introduced to the “ARMED” (Affect Regulation Model) approach to responding effectively to the range of emotions that children and young people may express.

"Brilliant. Fabulous wise presenter" – webinar participant, December 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child protection; Mental health

Online
Ongoing Models and Theories of Supervision
Social Work Online Training

Supervision is complex with varied participants and goals. Supervisory models can provide frameworks that guide the exchange between supervisor and supervisee. Choosing appropriate models can help us to align our supervision with supervisee’s preferences, goals and theoretical approaches. This course explores a wide range of models and how they relate to different social theories and approaches to supervision.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (providing)

Online
2 & 9 February 2023 Diaphragmatic Breathing for Chronic Conditions
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist for this event.

Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective and simple. Social workers are ideally placed to integrate DB for anxiety, depression and mood disorders experienced by their clients.

This two-part interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience, and learn and develop proficiency in slow, diaphragmatic breathing as a simple skill for mental health practice.

  • facilitator-led workshops: 5 hours
  • self-directed learning and practice: 1 hour

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
7 February & 14 February 2023 Introduction to Best Practice for Supervision – February
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist for this event.

Becoming a supervisor can be a daunting next step in your social work career. This introductory course will prepare you to provide best practice supervision, create a safe and reflective space, and support the professional learning and growth of those you supervise.

This online virtual workshop series will equip you with contemporary knowledge, tools and skills and set you on a clear path to building your confidence and competence as a supervisor.

6.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
23 February 2023 Invisible Tears: An Exploration of Non-Death Related Losses for Children and Young People in OOHC
Webinar

The assumption is often made that grief is only associated with losses that occur after the death of a loved one. This view of grief is quite narrow. Of course, grief will normally follow the death of someone who we cared about deeply. But does a person have to die for grief to occur? - Darcy L. Harris PhD, Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling, 3rd Edition.

Grief is not always associated with death; this is an opportunity to gain insight into non-death related grief children face in ‘out of home care’ and what as a social workers what can we do to develop collaborative relationships with children during developmental stages of their life.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child protection; Family violence; Mental Health

Online
24 February 2023 ACTing Together: Social Work, Psychology and Contextual Behaviour Science for supporting children, teens and families
Webinar

Social workers have long established their expertise working with children and teens in the context of their families and social networks.

Together, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Toni Hanna and psychologist Sarah Mooy will explore how social work, psychology and contextual behaviour science can work together to support and empower young clients and their families.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical

Online
1 March 2023 Preserving Mental Health in Children and Adolescents living with chronic illness through a Type 1 Diabetes lens
Webinar

A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (diabetes) has the potential to turn a family’s world upside down, it is a destabilising event that challenges parenting confidence and invariably affects family functioning. Not only is diabetes a chronic, lifelong condition, but often its arrival is quite shocking and unannounced.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; School (coming soon)

Online
3 & 10 March 2023 Introduction to Best Practice for Supervision – March
Virtual Workshop

Becoming a supervisor can be a daunting next step in your social work career. This introductory course will prepare you to provide best practice supervision, create a safe and reflective space, and support the professional learning and growth of those you supervise.

This online virtual workshop series will equip you with contemporary knowledge, tools and skills and set you on a clear path to building your confidence and competence as a supervisor.

6.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
9 March 2023 Early identification and support for children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Webinar

Social workers and allied health professionals working across children’s services, welfare services, and school settings are likely to encounter children who are living with the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Early identification of affected children can significantly improve their ability to take part in normative developmental opportunities and protect their mental health.

This webinar will describe FASD and its impact on each area of child development. This will be followed by a discussion of indicators that can support the early identification of children at risk of developing mental health concerns. The principles of effective support will also be discussed alongside exploration of available supports and resources for children, families, and supporting professionals.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Disability

Online
20 March–27 April 2023 Advanced Supervision Program for Mental Health Sector – Mar 20, 2023
Learning program

AASWs Advanced Supervision Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence-based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator-led Masterclasses, and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the mental health sector and facilitated by an expert with 25+ years of mental health experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon); Mental health

Online
23 March 2023 Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Support Needs – March 2023
Virtual Workshop

As social workers we may learn the basics about trauma, development, attachment and the effects of neglect in these experiences during our degrees. However, the practical application of this knowledge and the subsequent skills are difficult to maintain or obtain if workers are not adequately supported through supervision, ongoing training or experience and an unsupportive or risk averse team and organisational culture.

Trauma informed practice requires a high level understanding of your own practice framework, values and reactions to what can be difficult and stressful scenarios for clients. It requires ongoing training, supervision, support and a positive and trauma informed work environment/organisational framework.

This 3 hour interactive virtual workshop gives an opportunity for social workers to refresh and learn through experiential activities, case study reflections and delivery of knowledge.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)

Online
31 March 2023 Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind Body Science
Webinar

This webinar opens up the world of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and its relevance to contemporary social work practice. PNI studies how thoughts, emotions and health are intimately linked. Join Dr Judy Lovas a passionate PNI educator, to explore evidence of mind body interactions and how PNI supports a holistic, scientific clinical approach for clients who have chronic conditions.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical

Online
18 April 2023 4 Steps to Move Your Team into the Achievement Zone
Webinar

In this hybrid world, how do we bring groups of people together to achieve sustainable success? High performing teams require leaders who know how to get the best from themselves, and their direct reports.

Learning this topic will help team leaders better support their social workers. This webinar will cover four different team zones and what you can do to reach the Achievement Zone.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
24 April 2023 Inspiring Men to Engage ‘CHANGE’
Virtual Workshop

This workshop is not a presentation of an academic framework for understanding Family Violence but rather an opportunity to learn in a practical and engaging presentation some of the tools David Nugent has implemented for the last 20 years with hundreds of men.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental health; Family violence

Online
26 April–1 June 2023 Advanced Supervision Program for Mental Health Sector – commencing April 2023
Learning program

AASW's Advanced Supervision Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence-based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator-led Masterclasses, and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the mental health sector and facilitated by an expert with 25+ years of mental health experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon); Mental health

Online
15 May - 22 Jun 2023 Advanced Supervision Program for Family Violence Sector – commencing May 2023
Learning program

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
26 Jun – 3 Aug 2023 Advanced Supervision Program for Mental Health Sector – commencing June 2023
Learning program

AASW's Advanced Supervision Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence-based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator-led Masterclasses, and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the mental health sector and facilitated by an expert with 25+ years of mental health experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon); Mental health

Online
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