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Ongoing Mental Health Academy - Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training
Online
Ongoing Online Training in Eating Disorders
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Professor Evelyne De Leeuw discusses the nexus between research, policy and practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Dr Jennifer Boddy discusses the impact climate change has and will have on the profession of social work.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community
AASW Online

This is a recording of Karen Martin and Leeanne Rule who presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013.

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation from the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. This presentation discusses practical ideas to assist organisations, supervisors and supervisees to improve professional behaviour in a safe, supportive environment.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research
AASW Online

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The AASW National Research Committee reflect on research conducted, what the learning or practice issues were, and how research helped to advance their understanding of the issue or their practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future? National Symposium 2013 - Disability Care: The way of the future?
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the (then new) National Disability Insurance Scheme and provides key information and implications for social workers, their clients and families.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

Recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. This session explains the aims and scope of the Australian Social Work Journal, types of articles that are accepted, peer review process, and tips for preparing a journal article.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel respond to a series of case examples which highlight the ethical obligations when dealing with social media.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discuss the impact the implementation of the ASWEAS and Practice Standards has/will have on field education. As well as how the marketisation of tertiary education and the influence of education is becoming more consumer driven.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the impact of social media on the social work profession.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. Dr Geraldene Mackay discusses the basics about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Online Field Education Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD

This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and the developmental stages of supervision. It focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work
Online Resource

The webinar on Environmental Social Work, presented by ACSW Foundation Fellow Professor Margaret Alston, is an engaging and comprehensive overview of this new area of social work.

Margaret shares with us her journey into environmental social work and the research being undertaken in this area.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work
Online Resource

This webinar presents an outline of ethical decision with a focus on how social work has contributed to the literature and development of models in this area. Social workers are often in the lead position when issues of ethics emerge in practice, and well placed to identify the competing ethical principles and assist decision making processes by focusing on inclusion and accountability.

Online
Ongoing Using e-mental health services Using e-mental health services
Endorsed CPD: On-line course

e-mental health services help young people recognise and respond to emerging mental health problems, and connect to peer and professional support at the times they need it most. This online learning package from ReachOut.com Professionals provides practical guidance on using these services in face-to-face work with young people.

Online
Ongoing Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of the keynote address at the AASW Northern Territory Branch Social Work Conference in 2014. Dr Christine Fejo-King, Senior Larrakia Elder, speaks about dreaming stories, totems, and overcoming giants.

* Free for AASW members *

Online
Ongoing NDIS Information Session NDIS Information Session
Video Recording and Notes

Presentation to AASW Victoria Branch by Rhonda Lawson-Street, consultant and former State Manager of National Disability Services Victoria & Tom Ballantyne, Senior Associate for the medical negligence team at Maurice Blackburn.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work
Online Resource

Spirituality and Social Work explores spirituality in social work practice. This webinar presents some personal ideas about the nature of spirituality, on calling, brokenness and giftedness and invite us to reflect on our own spirituality in practice.

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 Family Focus - elearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Family Focus intervention is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.

* FPS relevant *

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with mental illness - eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: online course

The Supporting Infants and Toddlers course helps professionals working with parents experiencing mental illness who also have infants and young children. The course is an extension of the 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' eLearning course

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS THE SAME AS THE FACE TO FACE EVENT WHICH WAS HELD ON 11 NOVEMBER 2014.

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 *

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 *

Online
Ongoing Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-Learning Series
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency e-learning Series is a comprehensive course of ten modules that are freely available online for self-directed learning. The course covers the core principles, knowledge and skills required to provide culturally competent, patient centred care to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

Online
Ongoing Induction Modules
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This series of six modules is designed to service health staff interested in addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues with their clientele. The modules are based on best practice, and contain the most recent information available.

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 *

Online
ongoing Achieving Work Outcomes
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Every staff member needs to meet their targets and achieve their work goals in order for great services to be delivered to clients. No matter what role you occupy you need to work effectively with others, either internal or external to your organisation. Strategies to assist with this are explored in this course.

Online
ongoing Being an Advocate
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community and health sector workers are often required to represent the interests of their clients or the communities in which they work. This distance package examines how to approach this role in forums and other participative processes.

Online
ongoing Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Casework is at the core of many community service roles. Aimed at new or inexperienced case workers, this distance package covers the basic theories and practices of good case management.

Online
ongoing Client Services Delivery
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The development of an appropriate service delivery plan is central to providing quality services to clients. This plan then needs to be implemented and monitored, all with the participation of the client.

Online
ongoing Communication and groupwork basics
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic theories and skills in communication, groupwork and conflict management and provides exercises to enable these skills to be used in the workplace.

Online
ongoing Community development: introduction
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Community development work aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. This work includes delivery of a broad range of programs which contribute to capacity development, through public social change processes. The focus of this package is on how to work with communities in order for their voices to be heard.

Online
ongoing Community work principles and theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

The basic theories and principles that underpin community work and guide practice in the sector are outlined in this distance package. The overview will be particularly useful to those new to the sector, but also valuable in gaining a wider perspective.

Online
ongoing Continuous improvement
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A continuous improvement or quality management system is essential to ensure that our teams and organisations stay on track with quality service delivery, even when workloads are demanding. Identify tools and techniques that you can use to monitor and review your team or organisation’s performance, identify areas of improvement, and initiate new strategies to improve quality.

Online
ongoing Counselling frameworks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Not all community workers are counsellors but all community workers can benefit from an understanding of how to establish an appropriate relationship with a client and to guide clients through telling their story as a basis for assessing needs and identifying services.

Online
ongoing Cultural diversity: promoting communication and inclusion
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Sensitivity to the qualities and needs of people from diverse cultures is an expected part of work practice in the community sector. This package provides the opportunity to learn about cultures, reflect on your attitudes and beliefs, and make changes to practice in order to improve communication with, and inclusion of, diverse cultures in the workplace.


Online
ongoing Develop and implement community programs
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic strategies involved in identifying and responding to a community issue, by developing and implementing a community development plan

Online
ongoing Effective networking
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations in the community sector rely on networks to be able to provide the best service for clients. Are your networks getting the right outcomes? If not, why not? This distance package explores the strategies and skills needed not only to liaise with established links but also to develop new networks.

Online
ongoing Effective program development
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

A strong understanding of community and client needs will guide the development of effective programs.

Online
ongoing Ethical and Effective Practice in Human Services
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Learn to work effectively in the human services sector by understanding the legislation that impacts on your work role, thinking through ethical situations and considering strategies in response.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria
Online Resource

In the middle of the last century, when discussing direct Social Work practise with individuals and families, Florence Hollis (1972) wrote “neglect has tended to downgrade environmental treatment in the workers mind, as though is were something one learned to do with one’s left hand, something unworthy of serious analysis”, Hollis goes on to advocate the knowing use of the environment (what I call physical space) in direct practice.

This webinar looks at how Social Workers have changed the physical space of the social world. Since Jane Addams and others opened Hull House, Octavia Hill and other social reformers practised in the UK and the works of our own Caroline Chisholm in Central Victoria, the area that I call home, through to the current practices of Social Workers, changes in the welfare of individuals and families whom we serve are reflected in the physical space of the social world.

You may be surprised at the breath of change of the physical space in the social world that has been underpinned by the professional activity of Social Work; all these effects, depending on the stance of the viewer, can be seen as both positive and negative. This change process still continues.

Using these insights I will then focus my lens on direct practice in rural Central Victoria.

This webinar will primarily draw on my PhD dissertation submitted some years ago and on practise wisdom I have gained during over seven years in mental health direct Social Work practise in Central Victoria.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland
Online Resource

This seminar outlines the development of a Statewide service supporting women living and dying of secondary breast cancer in Queensland. Over a period of 15 years the service has grown in response to identified needs, to become a unique and innovative service offering a range of services that support women, partners and families from diagnosis through to death. The presentation will focus on the rationale, process and effectiveness of the intervention. Given the recent decision of the State Government to cut funding to this community based organisation, the seminar will also report on challenges of developing a new funding and operational model.

Online
ongoing Human development theories
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance package focuses on the human lifespan and development stages and on a variety of theories around this topic such as attachment theory, behaviour change models and socialisation theory

Online
ongoing Indicators and impacts
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basic indicators of significant issues that may affect clients and examines the impact of these issues on clients and your work with clients.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Providing a basic introduction to the values, services and approaches applied to work in the alcohol and other drugs sector, this is an introductory level distance kit which is useful for anyone who is new to working with clients with alcohol and other drug issues.

Online
ongoing Introduction to Mental Health field
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This distance kit covers the basics of the mental health sector, including an understanding of the services that are available.

Online
ongoing Making referrals
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Making referrals is a part of many jobs in the community sector. This kit contains suggested methods to improve referral practices.

Online
ongoing Manage Budgets and Finances
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

If the words 'budget', 'debt recovery' and 'cash flow' bring fear into your heart this package is for you. It covers the whole of the financial management process, including setting financial goals, planning a budget, working with staff to effectively implement and monitor the budget and reporting financial information. The theory is well supported by practical activities.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice
Online Resource

In this talk Peter Munn examines the organisational framework and culture necessary to support advanced social work practice and helps to provide a beginning framework that will help it happen.

Online
ongoing Manage workplace information
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Organisations need effective information so that they can plan and respond to needs in their community. This information might come from clients, potential clients, community members, funding bodies or from within your own organisation. How do you collate and analyse this information, so that appropriate aspects can be incorporated into your practice?

Online
ongoing Managing an ethical and effective workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Managers of community sector organisations need to have a clear understanding of legislation, ethical practice, regulatory frameworks and accreditation requirements so that they can respond appropriately and effectively to ethical and legal issues that arise in their workplaces. This ensures that service delivery to clients is of a high quality and upholds their rights and interests

Online
Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
ongoing Managing WHS and other workplace risks
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Risk is a part of everything we do. This distance package provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in risk management in general, with a focus on Work Health and Safety in particular, by looking at relevant legislation, common practices, record keeping and the importance of consultation and teamwork.

Online
ongoing Monitoring and reviewing client work
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Effective monitoring of client work enables changes to be made as needed. Reviewing client work provides information on what is working well both at the individual and organisation level.

Online
ongoing Recruit, select and induct staff
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Successful recruitment and induction of staff is essential for the organisation’s short term needs and long term development. We need to find people who are the most suitable for the job as the results of ineffective recruitment can be additional financial expense, disrupted workplaces and stressed staff.

Online
ongoing Reflect on your practice
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Ever taken the time out to reflect on your own work? Ever wondered if you aim too high or aim too low with your own expectations of yourself? What can you do to improve your work practices? Are you ready to meet the future needs of our sector? So many questions but only you have the answers!

Online
Storytelling and leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Stories are a powerful tool for creating change in people's lives. They open people up to new ideas, stir emotions and bring new possibilities and motivation. In this webinar we will consider what makes a story effective, hear some examples of powerful stories, and begin to develop our own stories.


Online
ongoing WHS in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This course is an introduction into how to work safely and within the bounds of policy, procedure and legislation. WHS is an area of work in which myths abound so it is essential to have a sound understanding of the purposes and application of WHS legislation.

Online
ongoing Work planning and monitoring
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Develop the skills that supervisors need such as providing induction, support, monitoring of work and problem solving.

Online
ongoing Writing a case plan
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

Covering the basics of assessing client developmental status and developing an appropriate case plan, this distance package is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced case workers.

Online
ongoing You as manager
Endorsed CPD: online/distance training

This unit applies to managers and focuses on the need for managers to be organised, focused and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. As such it is an important unit for most managers, particularly as managers serve as role models and have a significant influence on the work culture and patterns of behaviour.

Online
Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

This first course in a series 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.

Online
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 Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Online

For those who struggle to manage their emotional worlds, or to alter old familiar ways of thinking and behaving, there is often an underlying trauma impact to explore. People develop “survivor behaviours” as a way of coping which doesn’t always serve them well lifelong. These behaviours may involve various forms of self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts.

This course provides deep understanding of the issues and strategies for working with such clients

This course counts for 4 hours of CPD

Online
Ongoing Responding to disclosures of sexual assault Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Online

Sarah McGregor, an expert social worker in the field, presents an informative session on how to respond when a client discloses that they have been sexually assaulted.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice ACSW Presents: Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice
Webcast

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice', presented by Dr Geraldene Mackay, in conversation with Mr Alex Zannoni.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme ACSW Presents: Social Work and big ideas rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Webinar

This is a recorded webinar for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webinar is 'Social work and big ideas - rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme', presented by Professor Christine Bigby and Professor Lesley Chenoweth.

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 *

Online
12/01/2018 Dr Rory Truell: Social Work from an International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) perspective (Live Webinar)
Presentation

The AASW is honoured to be hosting a visit from Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General at the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) on Friday 12 January 2018.

Dr Truell will be presenting a one hour webinar ‘An overview of social work from the IFSW perspective; emerging international trends and future directions.’

This free event is exclusive to AASW Members.

Please note, the webinar will also be recorded and made available via the AASW website, post event.

Event Information

Date: Friday 12 January 2018

Time: 10am – 11am

Register for this webinar here

*Free and exclusive for AASW members*

Not a member? Click here to join online now. Membership fees are tax deductible and when joining after 1 July, fees are pro rata, daily.

Online
12/01/2018 Dr Rory Truell: Social Work from an International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) perspective (On-site)
Face to face presentation

The AASW is honoured to be hosting a visit from Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General at the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) on Friday 12 January 2018.

Dr Truell will be presenting a one hour webinar ‘An overview of social work from the IFSW perspective; emerging international trends and future directions.’

This free event is exclusive to AASW Members.

Please note, the webinar will also be recorded and made available via the AASW website, post event.

Event Information

Date: Friday 12 January 2018

Time: 10am – 11am

Location:
AASW National Office
Level 7
14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3050

Register for this face to face presentation here *only 40 seats available*

*Free and exclusive for AASW members*

Not a member? Click here to join online now. Membership fees are tax deductible and when joining after 1 July, fees are pro rata, daily.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
5 February 2018 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
15 - 16 February 2018 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This unique, practical and highly interactive, two-day workshop teaches participants the
foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces
participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the
heart of supervision. The workshop is offered at the Melbourne Zoo, an exceptional learning
environment that provides full catering and plenty of opportunity to enjoy and relax in the
surroundings. Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate
upon completion of the two days.

**Discount to AASW Members**

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
15th February 2018 Social Work Management and Leadership Panel Discussion
Discussion

2.5 CPD Hours

Panel discussion for social workers who work in management and leadership roles.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
17th-18th February 2018 Sand Play Therapy - A Gestalt Approach Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Master class in sand play therapy - a Gestalt approach. A powerful method with families, children couples and individual sessions.

Brisbane, Qld
19th February 2018 The Use of Advanced Forms of Mindfulness in Social Work Practice
Workshop

7 CPD Hours

This workshop will enable participants to learn to combine the personal use of mindfulness with a practice known as Grounding. This makes possible the active use of mindfulness skills when faced with intense feelings, conflicts, problems from the past, the prospect of future events, health issues, the desire for spiritual awakening, planning for the future.

Be quick to register as limited places remain available.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Aboriginal Loss and Grief with Rosemary Wanganeen
Workshop

Using Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief to achieve and maintain Indigenous Prosperity

Deepen the understanding of ancestral intergenerational suppressed unresolved loss and grief and the effects of this compounding and complicating contemporary Aboriginal people. This provides the foundation and knowledge from where to practice Rosemary’s unique Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief.

Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
22 - 23 February & 8 - 9 March 2018 Introduction 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
22 - 23 February 2018 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
23rd February 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
24th Feb 2018 Gestalt Introductory Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Gestalt a a way of being. Here and now!

This workshop is designed to enable the participant to establish a basic Intervention model that clearly describes the process of therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. This requires the participant to become familiar with the ‘phases’ of this relationship. After demonstrating some degree of comfort in this structure, the participant will be able to begin to develop his or her own ‘style’ of interventions and creative practice.

28 February - 1 March 2018 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This unique, highly experiential, practical two-day workshop teaches participants how to deepen and expand their supervision skills and take their supervision practice to advanced levels. It uses carefully selected frameworks and tools for more experienced supervisors, leaders and managers, and a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision. The workshop is offered at the Melbourne Zoo, an exceptional learning environment that provides full catering and plenty of opportunity to enjoy and relax in the surroundings. Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate upon completion of the two days.

**Discount for AASW members**

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
1-2 March 2018 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
1- 2 March 2018 Remembering Conversations and Internalised Other Interviewing
Endorsed CPD: 2 day 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
3rd March 2018 Introduction to Gestalt Art Therapy Course
Endorsed CPD: 6 day Course

Module #1 - History and theory of gestalt Therapy, Creative cycle of experiencing, Gestalt art therapy tools.

Module # 2 - Art therapy history and development, the role of therapist-facilitator, who can benefit from art therapy, where we use art therapy, use of art materials and tools.

Module # 3 - Sand-play, Masks, painting, collage, sculpture, phototherapy & music therapy.

Brisbane, Qld
10 -11th March 2018 Working with children in therapy sessions
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Any professional in the helping services who wants to work with children, must take into account the child as a total system: the family, social, cultural, and developmental factors influencing the child. Explore how to use sand play, drama, music etc in a therapeutic context.

Brisbane, Qld
16th Mar 2018 Dissociation and self states; knowledge for clinical practice - recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Dissociation – i.e. disruption to integrated psychological functioning – occurs in a range of forms and spans a wide spectrum of experiences. These range from `normal everyday’ (e.g. daydreaming, absorption in a task, `highway hypnosis’) to protection from overwhelm (i.e. a response to trauma).

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
3rd - 4th April 2018 Motivational interviewing: helping people commit to change - two days of essential theory and skills training for immediate use with clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goaloriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Motivational interviewing utilises the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to engage a person in a conversation about change.

Melbourne, Vic
20th April 2017 Active interventions: powerful techniques to enhance individual and couple therapy. Skills training in practice applications for use within any therapeutic approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In recent years, Action Methods have been utilised in a range of current therapies including ACT and Schema Therapy. This dynamic workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn a range of powerful methods (based on psychodrama and Gestalt therapy techniques) which can enhance the therapeutic work with individuals and couples.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Brisbane, Qld
26th April 2018 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
Workshop

6.5 CPD Hours

This workshop will provide an opportunity to further your knowledge of mindfulness practises and directly apply it to client presentations.

This workshop is ideal for social workers working in mental health, hospitals, schools, aged care etc., with some basic knowledge of mindfulness.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
Tuesday 1 -Thursday 3 May 2018 Supervision1: A Reflective and Developmental Approach (May 2018)
Workshop

Supervision 1: A Reflective and Developmental Approach with Margaret Morrell

3 day workshop

New and experienced supervisors who want to encourage reflection and professional growth in their supervisees will benefit from this course.

Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
4th May 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 4 1/2 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This face-to-face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. The course runs over four 1/2 days (9am-1pm), and one full day. (9am-5pm).

Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered. Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
10-11 May 2018 Group Therapy Training: Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

**This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)**

Sydney, NSW
24 May 2018 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: Implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar expands the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on risk associated with maladaptive attachment.

Ultimo, Sydney
30th May 2018 Attachment across the lifespan: practice focused interventions for specific development periods Seminar 1 of 4
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Attachment consists of diverse lifespan phenomena. Studies have now expanded including all age cohorts: younger and older children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Both understanding and responding to attachment needs of each group requires knowledge of important differences and similarities, continuities and discontinuities. This seminar provides a unique overview of practical interventions applicable across the full attachment lifespan.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
9 - 10 June 2018 Group Work Skills Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Using artistic tools and integrating them into the practice of social work is an essential ability to perform efficiently & effectively in certain key interventions.

Each Group is a different World. In this weekend, you will learn:

  • The secret of leadership from within
  • Become at ease in a safe place in which you can develop skills as a group facilitator
  • Be able to practice various skills, creative methods in working with groups and become confident in being present as a leader
  • Refine yours and participants' abilities to work with group dynamics as they emerge in the training group
  • Discover the key principles of group process work: Group energy, clients’ patterns and leadership models
  • Practice working on simulated issues that deal with group problems and members will learn how to lead and solve group problems
  • Learn how to resolve group conflicts, emotional blocks, 'shadow work' and more creative methods in group work.
Brisbane, Qld
21st to 25th July 2018 Mindfulness and Self Compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindful 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 *

Gold Coast, Qld
22nd - 23rd July 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 *

Coolangatta, QLD
27th July 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
28th -29th July 2018 Sand Play Therapy - A Gestalt Approach Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Master class in sand play therapy - a Gestalt approach. A powerful method with families, children couples and individual sessions.

Brisbane, Qld
28th Jul 2018 Gestalt Introductory Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Gestalt a a way of being. Here and now!

This workshop is designed to enable the participant to establish a basic Intervention model that clearly describes the process of therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. This requires the participant to become familiar with the ‘phases’ of this relationship. After demonstrating some degree of comfort in this structure, the participant will be able to begin to develop his or her own ‘style’ of interventions and creative practice.

4th- 5th August 2018 Working with children in therapy sessions
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Any professional in the helping services who wants to work with children, must take into account the child as a total system: the family, social, cultural, and developmental factors influencing the child. Explore how to use sand play, drama, music etc in a therapeutic context.

Brisbane, Qld
11 - 12 August 2018 Group Work Skills Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Using artistic tools and integrating them into the practice of social work is an essential ability to perform efficiently & effectively in certain key interventions.

Each Group is a different World. In this weekend, you will learn:

  • The secret of leadership from within
  • Become at ease in a safe place in which you can develop skills as a group facilitator
  • Be able to practice various skills, creative methods in working with groups and become confident in being present as a leader
  • Refine yours and participants' abilities to work with group dynamics as they emerge in the training group
  • Discover the key principles of group process work: Group energy, clients’ patterns and leadership models
  • Practice working on simulated issues that deal with group problems and members will learn how to lead and solve group problems
  • Learn how to resolve group conflicts, emotional blocks, 'shadow work' and more creative methods in group work.
Brisbane, Qld
30 August 2018 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: Implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Attachment Theory has offered a truly valuable framework to understand many of the mental health care risks associated with childhood difficulties. Indeed, research in key areas of risk is increasing at exponential rates. This seminar focuses on longer-term work with maladaptive attachment and the accompanying experience of trauma and dissociation.

New to this year’s 4th seminar series will be an added focus on current views in the memory sciences and considerations of attachment for the therapeutic relationship.

Melbourne, Vic
29th September - 3rd October 2018 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 *

Randwick, NSW
29th - 30th September 2018 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 *

Randwick, NSW
18th October 2018 Complex trauma: recognising and working effectively with our clients - a day of theory and training for working beyond single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Complex trauma is highly damaging but frequently unrecognised and inappropriately treated. While current research in the neurobiology of attachment has major implications for treatment of trauma, the potential of these insights is not widely operationalised in clinical practice and confusion about the differences between ‘complex’ and ‘single incident’ trauma persists.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Brisbane, Qld
26th October 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
15 -16 November 2018 Group Therapy Training: Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

**This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)**

Melbourne, Vic
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