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CPD (Endorsed by AASW)

Date Event Location
4 - 8 February 2019 5 day Intensive Narrative Therapy Workshop - Level One Introduction February
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
1-3 March 2019 Doing death and dying well (deathwalker training)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Doing Death and Dying Well (Deathwalker Training) is a 3 day strength based training providing pallative care awareness to professionals working with people who are dying, their loved ones and carers. The training provides legal and practical knowledge around death and dying. It is experiantial and educational in it's delivery, building resilience and developing skills that enable you to accompany the dying person, their loved ones, carers and bereaved on their journey during what can be a challenging time.

Adelaide, SA
18th Mar 2019 Calming the emotional storm: using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to treat Emotion Dysregulation Disorders in youth and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this thorough and engaging workshop, Sheri Van Dijk breaks new ground by adapting DBT for people living with problems in managing emotions related to diagnoses and problems other than, but also including, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Emotion Dysregulation is typically a component of mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and BPD and other personality disorders; and can also appear in individuals without a specific diagnosis, but who are struggling with difficulties such as anger management problems, low self esteem or shame, and complicated grief. This workshop will provide clinicians with real life day to day tools you will be able to teach to clients struggling with mental health issues and other emotional and relational problems. You will be able to help your clients find order and peace in their lives again, and to make changes that are long lasting.

*FPS relevant activity*

Adelaide, SA
20th Mar 2019 Calming the emotional storm: using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to treat Emotion Dysregulation Disorders in youth and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this thorough and engaging workshop, Sheri Van Dijk breaks new ground by adapting DBT for people living with problems in managing emotions related to diagnoses and problems other than, but also including, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Emotion Dysregulation is typically a component of mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and BPD and other personality disorders; and can also appear in individuals without a specific diagnosis, but who are struggling with difficulties such as anger management problems, low self esteem or shame, and complicated grief. This workshop will provide clinicians with real life day to day tools you will be able to teach to clients struggling with mental health issues and other emotional and relational problems. You will be able to help your clients find order and peace in their lives again, and to make changes that are long lasting.

*FPS relevant activity*

Brisbane, Qld
29th Mar 2019 Child sexual abuse (CSA) and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities: An education program for services providers in Australia
Endorsed CPD: Half day workshop

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013–2017) identified Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities as a sub-group of Australia's population that we know very little about. To help heed the call on building knowledge and capacity in the services sector, a cultural competency education program has been developed. It is primarily designed for service providers in sexual assault and domestic violence organisations (e.g. counsellors, social workers, and psychologists), however general practitioners (GPs), psychiatrists, and relevant program trainers, researchers, and policy-makers are also welcome to attend.

Adelaide, SA
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
19-20 May 2019 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents - latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workers and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

*Discount for AASW members*

*FPS relevant activity*

Adelaide, SA
22nd May 2019 Integrated evidence-based approaches to working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This enjoyable and information packed seminar will provide participants with new abilities to help clients BPD deal with issues relating to self half, multiple suicide attempts, frequently hurt feelings, intense unpredictable mood swings, shame, trauma, toxic relationships and other problems that impair their ability to function in society.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Adelaide, SA
24th May 2019 Evidence based techniques for working effectively with clients with complex needs
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Clients with complex needs are often labelled as "challenging" or as "having challenging behaviour." They may challenge your way of working but there are many strategies you can use in order to enhance your practice and achieve best client outcomes. Attend this seminar and learn how you can develop and further modify CBT, DBT and Schema Therapy techniques you currently use to better support clients with complex needs.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Adelaide, SA
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
24th Jun 2019 Hardwiring recovery with mindfulness and neuroscience: applications for mood, trauma and addictions
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Join Dr Debra Alvis for a day of cutting edge contemplative and brain based interventions to address a spectrum of clinical disorders. With the seminar's focus on clinician self care, conclude the day feeling renewed energised and ready to apply these new approaches.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Adelaide, SA
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
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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers