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Date Event Location
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
Social Work Online Training

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

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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, MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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
Until Monday, 28 February 2022 Constitutional Review 2022 - evening webinar recording
Webinar Recording

Beyond Boundaries is the AASW discussion paper outlining the benefits of removing the State/Territory restrictions that currently exist in the AASW Constitution. The proposed structure allows the AASW to better serve members through their career journey with networking, engagement, services, supports and aligned CPD that will be funded with redirected savings.

This webinar recording discusses the changes being proposed. Registration to view the recording will be available until the closing date for consultations, which is Monday, 28 February 2022.

Please read the Beyond Boundaries discussion paper. Log into the website to read it.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

Online
Until Monday, 28 February 2022 Constitutional Review 2022 - lunchtime webinar recording
Webinar Recording

Beyond Boundaries is the AASW discussion paper outlining the benefits of removing the State/Territory restrictions that currently exist in the AASW Constitution. The proposed structure allows the AASW to better serve members through their career journey with networking, engagement, services, supports and aligned CPD that will be funded with redirected savings.

This webinar recording discusses the changes being proposed. Registration to view the recording will be available until the closing date for consultations, which is Monday, 28 February 2022.

Please read the Beyond Boundaries discussion paper. Log into the website to read it.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

Online
Thursday, 27 January 2021 A day in the life of a forensic social worker
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

AASW VIC Branch presents "A day in the life of a social worker" series where the panellists from unique and diverse areas of social work practice would discuss the nuances of the practice, the pathways and opportunities that lie within the industry.

Topic: A day in the life of a forensic social worker
Presenter: Mark Megalla
Online
28 January 2022 Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing
Webinar

Developmental trauma can occur when a child witnesses or endures overwhelming negative experiences such as abuse, neglect, or loss in the early stages of their life and childhood. Critically, relationships that were supposed to keep the child safe were often a source of fear or unpredictability.

This webinar will draw from evidence informed literature on neurobiology, developmental trauma research, psychotherapy principles, social models of health and disability, mental health, and allied health. It will encourage social workers to step back and view a child’s situation through a trauma lens, especially when the child’s presentation is particularly complex or intense.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Mental Health, Child Protection

Online
3 February 2022 Lunch n Learn: Social Work & Management; in and out of practice
Webinar

AASW ACT Branch is providing a series of lunchtime webinars for members & non-members, occurring monthly.

February 2022 Webinar: Social Work and Management; in and out of practice

Online
6 February 2022 Midsumma Pride March 2022
March

AASW are pleased to be a part of the iconic Midsumma Pride March!

Join the AASW contingent, and thousands of other Melburnians, to celebrate and support solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity.

We invite members, the broader social work community, their friends and family to join us.

Please do register here so that we have a sense of the numbers and so that we can keep you informed of the precise details of times, meeting points, and any other critical information in the lead up to the event.

This is a free event. LIMITED Pride T-shirts are available for those participate in the march!

The Ian Johnson Oval
Monday 07 February 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Feb'22
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Vivid Mental Health Mackay
15 February 2022 NT Lunchtime Webinar Series: Trauma & the Nervous System
Webinar

AASW NT Branch is providing a series of lunchtime webinars fo members, occurring monthly.

February 2022 Webinar: Trauma and The Nervous System

Online
17 February 2022 Navigating Difficult Conversations
Webinar

This webinar will empower you to approach difficult conversations with more confidence.

It will give you the context to appreciate where difficult conversations fit into healthy professional relationships, before moving into practical skills and tools you can use to ensure success in your own difficult conversations.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 Constitutional Review 2022 - National event (Live Webinar) February 2022
Webinar

Beyond Boundaries is the AASW discussion paper outlining the benefits of removing the State/Territory restrictions that currently exist in the AASW Constitution. The proposed structure allows the AASW to better serve members through their career journey with networking, engagement, services, supports and aligned CPD that will be funded with redirected savings.

This webinar will discuss the changes being proposed and provide an opportunity for members to provide feedback in real-time.

Please read the Beyond Boundaries discussion paper to prepare for the webinar. Log into the website to read it.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

Online
22 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr 2022 WA Refocusing on Social Work Wellness Series
Networking

PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK FIRST: PRIORITISING SELF-CARE

“Burnout”, “Stress”, “Overload”

Social Workers work in complex environments, with vulnerable clients, in a pressurised sector.

In our networking meetings Refocusing on Social Work Wellness the WA Branch will host a three-part knowledge and networking series to revisit a conversation on Social Work wellness.

Online
22 Feb 2022 WA Refocusing on SW Wellness Session 1
Networking
This is to register ONLY for Session 1: Empathic Stress Fatigue/ Vicarious Trauma - Naming the issue

PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK FIRST: PRIORITISING SELF-CARE

“Burnout”, “Stress”, “Overload”

Social Workers work in complex environments, with vulnerable clients, in a pressurised sector.

In our networking meetings Refocusing on Social Work Wellness the WA Branch will host a three-part knowledge and networking series to revisit a conversation on Social Work wellness.

Online
Thursday, 24 February 2021 A day in the life of a political social worker
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

AASW VIC Branch presents "A day in the life of a social worker" series where the panellists from unique and diverse areas of social work practice would discuss the nuances of the practice, the pathways and opportunities that lie within the industry.

Topic: A day in the life of a political social worker
Presenter: Alex Bhathal
Online
Monday 07 March 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Mar'22
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Vivid Mental Health Mackay
15 March 2022 World Social Work Day Breakfast 2022 (VIC)
Vic Branch: Networking Breakfast

After two long years of wait, the Victorian Branch is delighted to invite members and the wider social work community to join us for our annual World Social Work Day breakfast celebration!

The theme of World Social Work Day 2022 is Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.
Keynote presentation: Reforming Victoria's Mental Health Act by Prof. Lisa Brophy
The Woodward Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106) University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street Carlton, Victoria
17 March 2022 World Social Work Day Lunch 2022 (ACT)
ACT Branch: Networking Lunch

The ACT Branch is delighted to invite members and the wider social work community to join us for our annual World Social Work Day celebration!

The theme of World Social Work Day 2022 is Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind.

Some guest speakers will be joining us - more details to follow.

YWCA - Canberra, 2/71 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
18 March 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - March
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Friday, 18th March 2022 World Social Work Day & Mary Moylan Award 2022
Award Ceremony

In celebration of World Social Work Day 2022, the AASW NT Branch is proud to hold the annual Mary Moylan Award.

We welcome you to nominate a social worker who you know is contributing excellence to the field and to join us at the ceremony. We also welcome self-nominations. All nominations have set criteria to follow.

1.5 CPD Hours - Category 3: Professional Identity - Networking.

Government House, 29 The Esplanade, NT 0800
22 March 2022 Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice
Webinar

This webinar will introduce how to become a culturally responsive, inclusive, and empowering Social Worker, more able to gain insights into the experiences of Aboriginal people and develop good skills on how to engage with Aboriginal communities.

This webinar will draw on case studies to provide social workers with practical strategies to apply in their own practice when working with Aboriginal children and families. The facilitator will expand on introductory cultural awareness theories by providing real-life, practical examples to help practitioners develop their professional skills and abilities.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Child protection

Online
22 March 2022 WA Refocusing on SW Wellness Session 2
Networking
This is to register ONLY for Session 2: Wellness framework/resilience - Suggested models

PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK FIRST: PRIORITISING SELF-CARE

“Burnout”, “Stress”, “Overload”

Social Workers work in complex environments, with vulnerable clients, in a pressurised sector.

In our networking meetings Refocusing on Social Work Wellness the WA Branch will host a three-part knowledge and networking series to revisit a conversation on Social Work wellness.

Online
7 April 2022 ACT presents: Health & Drug Rehab - Lunch 'n' Learn - monthly webinar series
Webinar

AASW ACT Branch is providing a series of lunchtime webinars for members & non-members, occurring monthly.

April 2022 Webinar: Health & Drug Rehab

Online
26 April 2022 WA Refocusing on SW Wellness Session 3
Networking
This is to register ONLY for Session 3:“Putting it into practice” - Establishing support for Social Work Wellness

PUT ON YOUR OXYGEN MASK FIRST: PRIORITISING SELF-CARE

“Burnout”, “Stress”, “Overload”

Social Workers work in complex environments, with vulnerable clients, in a pressurised sector.

In our networking meetings Refocusing on Social Work Wellness the WA Branch will host a three-part knowledge and networking series to revisit a conversation on Social Work wellness.

Online
28 Apr 2022 QLD OL - Aust Family Law - Hot topics in Family Law: what is happening in the modern world for clients (Apr)
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Australian Family Lawyers for an online Legal Education Seminar!

Topic: Hot topics in Family Law: what is happening in the modern world for clients

Online
5 May 2022 ACT presents: Student SW journey - Lunch 'n' Learn - monthly webinar series
Webinar

AASW ACT Branch is providing a series of lunchtime webinars for members & non-members, occurring monthly.

May 2022 Webinar: Student Social Worker Journey

Online
25 May 2021 QLD OL - Aust Family Law - Violence in Relationships: the law and actions (May)
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Australian Family Lawyers for an online Legal Education Seminar!

Topic: Violence in Relationships: the law and actions

Online
2 June 2022 ACT presents: Humanitarian Social Work & Non-Government Organisations - monthly webinar series
Webinar

AASW ACT Branch is providing a series of lunchtime webinars for members & non-members, occurring monthly.

June 2022 Webinar: Humanitarian Social Work & Non-Government Organisations

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers