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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.

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
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 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
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
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
Thursday 17th October NSW Branch - Bathurst Social Worker Practice Group meeting - 17 Oct 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.

David Keegan, President of the AASW NSW Branch, will be conducting a series of visits to meet with social workers in regional NSW to provide an update on the activities of the AASW and to learn more about the issues that are important to social workers in our state.

The meeting will include a presentation, questions and networking.

Please RSVP to this event via the AASW website.

Please note this meeting will be held on 17 October, not September as previously advertised. Apologies for any confusion.

Bathurst Base Hospital, 361 Howick Street, Level 1 – Community Health, Community Health meeting room
17th Oct 2019 Developing digital intelligence, responsibility and resilience in young people for Social Workers
Workshop

In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, having a comprehensive understanding of a young person’s use of technology, and its impact on both online and offline behaviour, is essential in being able to provide effective and responsive care.

City West Lotteries House, WA
Monday 21st October Social Workers in Private Practice (NSW) meeting - 21 Oct 2019
Meeting

1 CPD hour

The Self Employed Practice Group welcomes all social workers who are self-employed or interested in following that path.

This meeting will include endorsement of the new Terms of Reference and election of officeholders.

Online
22 October 2019 Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting 2019
Annual Members' Meeting

The Victorian Branch Management Committee invites you to attend the 2019 Annual Members' Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Our Guest Speaker will be Kate Incerti Team Leader, Housing and Homelessness, at the City of Port Phillip who was awarded the inaugural Victorian Social Worker of the Year Award for 2019.

2.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24 October 2019 South West Practice Group October Meeting
Meeting

AASW WA Branch South West Practice Group - A group for social workers residing and working in the South West of WA.

Bunbury Counselling Meeting Room Level 2, Bunbury Plaza Shopping Centre, 123 Spencer Street, Bunbury
24 October 2019 AASW (WA) Annual Members Meeting 2019
The AASW WA Branch Members Meeting

The Branch encourages all members to register to attend the WA Branch's Annual Members Meeting to discuss the activities of the past year, the priorities of the forthcoming year and to vote to fill the vacant positions on the Branch Management Committee. Connect with your colleagues for light refreshments and finger food.

Guest Speaker: Glenda Kickett

MEMBERS ONLY - Please log on to the Member Centre on the AASW website first, so you can access registrations.

City West Lotteries House, WA
24 October 2019 Webinar - AASW (WA) Annual Members Meeting 2019
The AASW WA Branch Members Meeting

If you are not able to attend the AMM in person, please register your details for the Webinar event and you will be sent log in details on the day of the meeting.

The Branch encourages all members to register to attend the WA Branch's Annual Members Meeting to discuss the activities of the past year, the priorities of the forthcoming year and to vote to fill the vacant positions on the Branch Management Committee.

MEMBERS ONLY - Please log on to the Member Centre on the AASW website first, so you can access registrations.

Webinar
Monday 28th October NSW Branch - Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting - 28 Oct 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Agenda includes acknowledgement of Blue Knot Day.

Training: Working with adult survives of childhood trauma.

Presenter: Sue Partridge, AMHSW and Certified Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner

University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore 2480
28 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Practice Group Discussion

Topic TBD.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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
Thursday 31 October 2019 Insiders, Outsiders or In-Betweens? A conversation about international students and skilled migrants in social work
Presentation

Hui-Yu Yao will be sharing her research interest on international students and migrant social workers. Hui-Yu has recently completed a research project which explored the experiences of migrant social workers in literature. She is currently doing a PhD on international students in social work education.

Hobart
4 November 2019 Feedback and assessment in field education for field educators/supervisors (WA) - Workshop
Workshop

Join us for a half day workshop on field education, focusing particularly the assessment of students and providing feedback.

City West Lotteries House, WA
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
7 November - 9 November AASW Conference 2019
Conference

AASW Conference 2019 Challenging Inequality: Working together for a just society will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia from 7-9 November 2019.

Challenging Inequality: Orange tile

Early bird registrations available until 7 August.

Adelaide Convention Centre
8th November 2019 AASW Annual General Meeting 2019
AASW National AGM

The AASW invites you to attend the 2019 Annual Members Meeting which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

The meeting will commence at 5.15pm Australian Central Summer Time in Room L on the ground level.

1 CPD hour
No cost to attend.

Adelaide Convention Centre
11 November 2019 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
Wednesday 13th November NSW Branch - Aged Care Practice Group meeting - 13 Nov 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.

Teleconferencing available

Liverpool Hospital
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
14 November 2019 Exploring Mindfulness for clinical use: an advanced program exploring evidence-based mindfulness programs
Workshop

7 CPD hours

This one-day program will consist of some practice, a range of short talks and facilitated discussion around a range of topics. The program will overview a range of evidence-based programs (excluding ACT) using mindfulness and will explore issues, such as negative side-effects, use of inquiry, homework, formal and informal methods and use of mindfulness and concentration practices.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
Thursday 14th November NSW Branch - Environmental Social Work Practice Group - 14 Nov 2019
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Any interested social worker or student is invited to attend the next meeting of the Environmental Social Work Practice Group.

This meeting will include a presentation by Dr Sebastian Corboda from the AASW Social Policy & Advocacy team.

Video conferencing available.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
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
18 November 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
20 November Recognising personality disorders and managing difficult behaviors: Reviewing the ten personality disorders and their associated challenging behaviours with an afternoon focus upon Borderline and Narcissistic disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How can we differentiate bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder from obsessive compulsive personality disorder, or a cognitive lack of empathy from the emotional lack of empathy that is part of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? Although personality disorders are often talked about, their symptoms can be difficult to recognise - particularly by novice therapists who may be baffled by behaviours associated with personality disorders. This seminar will provide an understanding of the ten DSM-5 listed personality disorders, with an emphasis on: learning to identify the symptoms; understanding the lived experience of consumers; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
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
22 November 2019 GRSWPG Social Dinner
Dinner

To provide support for social workers in the Grampians region to network and create a space for professional support and development.

1.5 CPD Hours

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
1 Aug 2019 Field Education Special Interest Group (WA)
Meeting

AASW WA Branch Field Education Special Interest Group - A group for social workers interested in field education.

City West Lotteries House, WA
Friday 6th December NSW Branch - Social Workers in Disability (SWID) meeting - 6 Dec 2019
Meeting

2 CPD hours

SWID is an AASW practice group for social workers working in the field of disability services, both in government and non-government organisations. Its main purpose is to facilitate support, networking, lobbying and professional development. Any social worker in the field of disability, from any organisation is welcome to join.

Video conferencing available.

A gold coin donation is requested, to go towards morning tea for the next meeting

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
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 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena Seminar
Seminar

Topic: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
20 January 2020 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
20 February 2020 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.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers