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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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Online Dr Rory Truell: Social Work from an International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) perspective. Webinar Recording
Presentation

Webinar Recording

Presenter: Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Social Workers

Topic: An overview of social work from the IFSW perspective: Emerging international trends and future directions

1 CPD Hour

**Free to AASW members**

Online
Ongoing Managing Emotions: Online DBT program
Endorsed CPD: Online Workshop

Managing Emotions (ME) online 10 Session DBT program will offer health care professionals the opportunity to learn how to conduct a DBT informed Skills Training Program and ow to conduct DBT Informed Individual Sessions with clients. The 10 sessions includes skills from the modules Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance , Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness as well as instruction on how to do a diary and chain analysis.

* FPS Relevant *

Online
Ongoing Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning - 20+ online and face-to-face workshops
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) is a Queensland Health based training provider, offering a range of education options to mental health professionals and other health professionals who are seeking core mental health education.

Online and face-to-face learning opprotunities avaiable.

*FPS relevant activities*

*Free content for QLD Health staff*

Brisbane, Qld
Online Online Dual Diagnosis Training - Alcohol, Other Drugs & Concurrent Mental Health Issues (12 hours)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 12 hour online training program covers all the key knowledge required to deliver a brief intervention for clients presenting with substance abuse issues and concurrent mental health problems (i.e. dual diagnosis). It is designed for people that have completed a basic introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs.

This course costs $205 on the Udemy.com platform, however people will receive pay on $145 by registering via the special link provided.

*Reduced price offer*

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.

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
SWOT: Online CPD

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 Relevant Activity**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
SWOT

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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

This two hour online workshop 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. Watch PREVIEW.

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
SWOT

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 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 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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
SWOT

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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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: Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler
SWOT

In this informative interview, the AASW’s Lauren Paul engages supervision expert and consultant Jane Wexler via a series of pertinent questions regarding the path to becoming a supervisor.

Drawing on Jane’s extensive experience supervising new graduates to CEOs, and her expertise training other supervisors, Lauren takes Jane through a series of focused questions about supervision, social work and the best way for social workers to begin their own supervisor journey. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

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

This 2.5 hour course provides an introduction to infant-led practice and infant mental health in the context of family practice The webinar is presented by experienced clinical 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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
SWOT

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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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 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 Mental Health Academy - Online Training
Endorsed CPD - Online Training

Mental Health Academy (MHA) is the largest provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the mental health industry in Australia. MHA delivers a broad range of CPD programs, with convenient online delivery, endorsed by numerous leading industry associations – including the AASW.

*FPS relevant*

*AASW member discount*

Online
Ongoing Recording AASW Webinar: Understanding the barriers to achieving anti-oppressive practice
Webinar: Panel discusion
In recognition of NAIDOC week, the AASW hosted this 1.5 hour live webinar panel discussion on the topic of 'Understanding the barriers to achieving anti-oppressive practice', in the context of Reconciliation and social work engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The webinar draws on the extensive practice, academic, systemic and cultural knowledge of four respected social workers across the Northern Territory and Northern Queensland.
**Free event**
**Registrations open to AASW members only**
Online
Ongoing Introduction to Eating Disorders - Presented by the NEDC (online and free for AASW members)
SWOT

Ths engaging two hour online webinar is presented by Hilary Smith of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC). This introductory webinar will assist participants to identify and respond to eating disorders, through a blend of information provision, lived experience examples and reflective exercises

**Free for AASW members**

**FPS relevant**

Online
29 April - 24 June 2019 The ESSENCE program
Endorsed CPD: 8 week workshop

The ESSENCE Program is an eight week preventative health program that utilises Dr Craig Hassed Seven Pillars of Wellbeing.

*FPS relevant*

Warrnambool, Vic
29 April 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Brisbane, Qld
Monday 29th April Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 29 Apr 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Agenda includes acknowledgement of International Mother Earth Day which was on the 22nd April.

Training: Environmental Social Work- Incorporating an ecological framework into Social Work practice.

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Boddy from Griffith University.

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
30 April 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: Exploring the research terrain of Yoga and Mindfulness in Social Work presented by Dr Jo Mensinga.

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
30 April 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 2 Leadership Foundations FULL
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

There is a difference between being a leader and being a manager - both are important, and are inter-related. This session will explore what effective leadership is, and how leadership potential can be developed.

This workshop has reached capacity. Please email aaswvic@aasw.asn.au to be notified if cancellations occur.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
1 May 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Perth, WA
Wednesday 1st May NSW Branch - Social Work in Brain Injury Practice Group meeting - 1 May 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

The next Social Workers in Brain Injury Practice Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1st May. The group is open to all social workers and students practicing in the field or who have an interest in brain injury.

There will be an opportunity to update each other about key changes and issues for our services.

Martine Simons-Coghill and Natasha Salimbeni from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will present on “Stuck in the Middle with You!” Complexities of family conflict – brain injury rehabilitation in a paediatric setting.

RSVP to Martine.SimonsCoghill@health.nsw.gov.au for catering purposes.

Video/teleconferencing available - please advise Martine if you would like to use this facility.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 2nd May Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Social Work Practice in Aged Care; an Inpatient and Community Lens
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our May speakers will be Melissa Efstathiou and Erin Riley

Melissa Efstathiou is a social worker in the area of geriatric medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Erin Riley has ten years of aged care social work experience, currently working in the Short Term Aged Response Team (START), a case management service based out of RPA that sees vulnerable older people in their own homes, providing advocacy, referrals and complex case management.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here. Video conferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 2nd May Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Social Work Practice in Aged Care; an Inpatient and Community Lens - by video
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our May speakers will be Melissa Efstathiou and Erin Riley.

Melissa Efstathiou is a social worker in the area of geriatric medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Erin Riley has ten years of aged care social work experience, currently working in the Short Term Aged Response Team (START), a case management service based out of RPA that sees vulnerable older people in their own homes, providing advocacy, referrals and complex case management.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
4 May 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Melbourne, Vic
6 May 2019 Social Innovation, Sustainability and Social Work in the 21st Century
Meeting and guest presentation

Come and discover from Dr Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa (UTAS Lecturer in Social Work) and Martine Langoulant (UTAS Field Education Officer) what the new social work unit Social Innovation and Sustainability and 21st Century Social Work is all about and be part of the broader conversation about social work practice in the face of climate change.

Hobart
6 May 2019 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Supervision

Topics: Cultural Focus on Islam plus Student Support Services

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
8 May 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 8th May Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 8 May 2019
Meeting

2.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

Sydney Hospital, 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney
9-10 May 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
9 May 2019 North West Regional Group Networking Dinner - May 2019
Networking Dinner

A friendly, informal networking dinner for all north west social workers and social work students to get to make connections across the sector and to learn from and support one another.

Convenor: Claire Williams (Tasmanian Branch Management Committee)

Ulverstone
9 May 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: Gamblers Help

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
Thursday 9th May Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - The role of Social Work in the Paediatric Emergency Department - by video
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

We are repeating the popular session with Jenny Rose, as an online webinar. Jenny is a Senior Social Worker at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, where her clinical work is primarily in the Emergency Department.

Jenny will present on The role of social work in the Paediatric Emergency Department, and will provide you with an overview of the day-to-day work in this setting and theoretical perspectives she draws on.

Register here

Online
11 May 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Sydney, NSW
13 - 17 May 2019 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
13th - 14th May 2019 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 *

Gold Coast, Qld
16-17 May 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th May NSW Branch - Bathurst Social Worker Practice Group meeting - 16 May 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

The Bathurst Social Workers' Practice Group is open to qualified social workers and social work students living, working or studying in the Bathurst region.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 16 May.

Host: Aimee Allan and Denise Young - Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Heritage Building, Bathurst Health Service, Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795
17th May 2019 Working with Complex Trauma: The Snow White Model
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, this workshop provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The concepts outlined are applicable to all trauma-related symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Geelong, Vic
23-24 May 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
Thursday 23rd May NSW Member Consultation: Royal Commission into Aged Care
Consultation

The AASW is currently preparing a submission for the Royal Commission into Aged Care. To ensure we’re advocating with the most recent experience and knowledge from our members, we’re holding consultation sessions with interested members to express their voice and contribute to our submission. In this 90-minute group consultation, we’ll be generating discussion around the terms of reference and other key points relevant to the Royal Commission to inform our submission.

This session will be facilitated by a member of the AASW National Social Policy and Advocacy Team and hosted by the NSW Branch Manager.

We warmly welcome the participation of NSW members.

If you are too remote to be able to attend in person, we may be able to organise for you to dial in. When registering tick the option for remote participation and please send an email to socialpolicy@aasw.asn.au and we will share with you the details on how to join the session using an internet connection.

If there’s enough interest in a regional area we may be able to hold a second consultation. If you’re interested in this option, please contact our social policy and advocacy team at socialpolicy@aasw.asn.au

Simple refreshments/nibbles will be provided.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
24th May 2019 Working with Complex Trauma: The Snow White Model
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, this workshop provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The concepts outlined are applicable to all trauma-related symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Bendigo, VIC
28 May 2019 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis - Introductory skills for practice
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour workshop

Foundation skills for understanding, assessing and responding to cannabis use in young people.

Gold Coast, Qld
28 May 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 3 Influencing for Outcomes FULL
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

How you behave impacts on your chance of success when trying to influence others. This session invites you to reflect on your approach to influencing, and how you may be able to enhance your personal impact.

Limited places.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 Supported Decision Making Workshop
Workshop

Supported Decision Making Workshop
Presented by ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service

ACU Canberra, 223 Antill St Watson ACT 2602
28 May 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
31st May 2019 Working with Complex Trauma: The Snow White Model
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, this workshop provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The concepts outlined are applicable to all trauma-related symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Newcastle, NSW
5 June 2019 GRSWPG: Understanding Social Work Supervision
Supervision

This 90 minute session will cover main common principles and the framework in providing individual supervision to social workers and components in offering social work supervision.

1.5 CPD hours

No cost to attend.

Ballarat, Vic
Thursday 6th June Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Child Protection
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our June speakers will be Biljana Milosevic and Aisha Akkawi

Biljana Milosevic is employed as the Director of the Jannawi Family Centre, an NGO specialist child protection service located in Wiley Park which works with children at risk aged 0-12 years and their families.

Aisha Akkawi is a Social Worker employed as a Family Counsellor at Jannawi. Her role is to provide specialist counselling and support to parents and children who have experienced interpersonal abuse and violence.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register here. Video conferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Thursday 6th June Student Series: Social Workers in Practice - Child Protection - by video
Seminar

The Student Series: Social Workers in Practice provides opportunity for students to hear from professional social workers about their work and build connections within the profession. There are 8 events planned for 2019, between March and November.

Our June speakers will be Biljana Milosevic and Aisha Akkawi

Biljana Milosevic is employed as the Director of the Jannawi Family Centre, an NGO specialist child protection service located in Wiley Park which works with children at risk aged 0-12 years and their families. She began working there in 200 and has significant experience working directly with children and families who have experienced violence. She believes strongly in resilience based practice and maintaining hope. She is also the current chair of CASAC Inc., a non-funded peak representing community based child sexual assault counsellors in NSW.

Aisha Akkawi is a Social Worker employed as a Family Counsellor at Jannawi. Her role is to provide specialist counselling and support to parents and children who have experienced interpersonal abuse and violence. She believes in the human right for all children to live in safe homes and the need to advocate for children in adult systems. Aisha also provides support and external supervision to social work students on placement.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
7 June 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12 June 2019 Northern Regional Networking Dinner - June
AASW TAS Networking dinner

Join Launceston social workers and the Tasmanian Branch committee members for a social networking event over dinner. Drinks and meals at own cost. Newcomers and students are very welcome to join us.

Launceston
12th June 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
20-21 June 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Adelaide, SA
Monday 24th June NSW Branch - Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 24 Jun 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

The next Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting will be held on Monday 24th June .

Training: Working with Grief & Loss.

Presenter: Kylie Duncan is a Community Palliative Care Social Worker with NSW Health. With Accredited Mental Health AASW status and a wealth of experience working with grief and loss, this training is a must for social workers wishing to develop their skill set within this area.

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
25 June 2019 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis - Advanced skills for practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Advanced skills for developing therapeutic action plans and interventions for young people using cannabis.

Gold Coast, Qld
25 June 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Wednesday 26th June NSW Branch - Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group meeting - 26 Jun 2019
Meeting

3 CPD hours

The next Palliative Care Social Workers Practice Group meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th June at the AASW NSW Branch office.

The Palliative Care Social Worker Practice Group is open to qualified social workers and social work students who work with palliative care patients in hospice, community settings and hospital settings.

Video/teleconferencing available

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
5 July 2019 2019 Victorian NAIDOC March
March

The Victorian Branch invites members, social work students, and the wider social work community to join us for our annual participation in the 2019 Victorian NAIDOC March.

Meet us outside the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service at 186 Nicholson Street Fitzroy at 11.30pm ready to march. Look for the AASW Banner!

Let us know if you're planning to attend by registering via the link to your right, otherwise, just turn up on the day!

To keep updated, follow the AASW Victorian Branch on Facebook.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street Fitzroy
Wednesday 10th July Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 10 Jul 2019
Meeting

2.5 CPD hours

The AASW NSW Aged Care Practice Group meets bimonthly at locations across Sydney. Social workers across the public and private sector working in the field of aged care are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the group is to discuss relevant issues affecting social work practice in aged care, provide a networking platform for workers across NSW and provide ongoing professional development.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
11 July 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
25 & 26 July 2019 Rural Social Work Conference 2019
Conference

RSWAPG 14th Biennial Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2019, Horsham

'Responding to Challenges, Community Engagement and Innovative Practice'

Up to 17 CPD hours depending on attendance selection

Horsham Church of Christ , 91 River Road Horsham
30 July 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
7 August 2019 Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Workshop

7.5 CPD hours

The AASW Victorian Branch is partnering with the Blue Knot Foundation to deliver a one-day interactive professional development workshop entitled Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 1 for professionals who work in the social, health and community services sector including, but not limited to, the areas of health, mental health, AOD, community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
7 August 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
8-9 August 2019 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
15-16 August 2019 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
20 August 2019 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis - Introductory skills for practice
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour workshop

Foundation skills for understanding, assessing and responding to cannabis use in young people.

Gold Coast, Qld
22-23 August 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Darwin, NT
24 August - 27 October 2019 Advanced Training in Supervision Theory and Practice - A relational & experiential process
Endorsed CPD: 39 hour workshop

This exciting and newly developed training program provides participants with 39 hours of direct face to face supervision training within a training group over three weekends.
This experiential learning will allow participants to enhance their practice of individual and group supervision within a supportive environment.

Successful participants will be able to apply to be listed as an accredited supervisor on the PACFA National Register.

Brisbane, Qld
28 August 2019 Legal education seminar for social workers: Superannuation Insurance Entitlements
Seminar

2 CPD hours

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the legal information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice.

Superannuation Insurance Entitlement benefits are accessible to most people who have compensable or non- compensable chronic health conditions, disabilities or terminal conditions. In this session, superannuation insurance claims and entitlement options are explained, including eligibility criteria and the application process for superannuation total and permanent disability payments, income protection and death benefits. Recent legislative updates and case examples will be provided.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
4 September 2019 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Workshop

7.5 CPD hours

The AASW Victorian Branch is partnering with the Blue Knot Foundation to deliver a one-day interactive professional development workshop entitled Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 2 for professionals who work in the social, health and community services sector including, but not limited to, the areas of health, mental health, AOD, community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.

This one-day interactive workshop builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in the Trauma-informed Care and Practice - Level 1 workshop.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
9th September 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12-13 September 2019 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Adelaide, SA
24 September 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
30 September - 4 October 2019 5 day Intensive Narrative Therapy Workshop - Level One Introduction September 2019
Endorsed CPD

This one week intensive training will provide an immersion in the practices and theories of narrative therapy. Many opportunities will be provided for participants to develop their skills in narrative concepts and questioning through training exercises, making this training relevant to counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers, welfare workers and more working in diverse contexts.

Adelaide, SA
8th and 9th October 2019 Transforming Trauma-Related Resistance and Stuckness
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Trauma treatment is invariably complicated by the fact that almost every kind of traumatic experience involves incompetence or cruelty perpetrated by other human beings. The result is that, thereafter, human beings no longer feel safe: they feel threatening. To seek help may bring initial relief for clients but also raise doubts: Is it better to trust or avoid trusting?

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Sydney, NSW
14th October 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
11 October 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12th and 13th October 2019 Transforming Trauma-Related Resistance and Stuckness
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Trauma treatment is invariably complicated by the fact that almost every kind of traumatic experience involves incompetence or cruelty perpetrated by other human beings. The result is that, thereafter, human beings no longer feel safe: they feel threatening. To seek help may bring initial relief for clients but also raise doubts: Is it better to trust or avoid trusting?

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Brisbane, Qld
17th and 18th October 2019 Transforming Trauma-Related Resistance and Stuckness
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Trauma treatment is invariably complicated by the fact that almost every kind of traumatic experience involves incompetence or cruelty perpetrated by other human beings. The result is that, thereafter, human beings no longer feel safe: they feel threatening. To seek help may bring initial relief for clients but also raise doubts: Is it better to trust or avoid trusting?

** FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
29 October 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
31 October - 1 November 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
7-8 November 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
11 November 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
14-15 November 2019 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
18 - 23 November 2019 SUMMER RESIDENTIAL Istituto di Gestalt Italy in Byron Bay - Contemporary Gestalt thought and practice next to the ocean!
Endorsed CPD: 31 hour workshop

Dr Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb brings her well received 1-week summer Gestalt Therapy residential straight from Italy to Tallows Beach Retreat Centre between the Teatree Lake and the Pacific Ocean!

Byron Bay, NSW
21-22 November 2019 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
26 November 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
28-29 November 2019 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
11th December 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
12 December 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
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