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CPD (Endorsed by AASW)

Date Event Location
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
30th Apr 2019 Working with Psychosis and Trauma – Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This Masterclass is delivered by 2017 Mental Health Nurse of the Year, Matt Ball. Matt is renowned for his trauma-informed approach to working with people who experience psychosis or altered states.

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
13th May 2019 Embedding Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

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 the five most challenging client groups
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
31st May 2019 Victim Support Service SA Symposium
Endorsed CPD: 1 day symposium

Victim Support Service SA Symposium will be held of 31 May 2019 at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide to gather representatives for the voices of victims. The purposes of 'surviving in Exile' is to share experiences, knowledge, ideas and best practice in Trauma to Recovery. Victim Support Service SA is the leading organisation addressing all aspects of trauma association crime and trauma response service. The symposium aligns with forty years of Victim Support Service advocating for South Australians in providing integrated safety, counselling and justice support services to people impacted by crime and abuse in South Australia.

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
26th Jul 2019 The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar equips social workers and other frontline professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools that they can apply directly in their work to support young people improve and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing.

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