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Date Event Location
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
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 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
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 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 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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
22 & 23 April 2020 POSTPONED: Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers
Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY AND LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING THIS WORKSHOP WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON OUR LIST FOR NOTIFICATION WHEN THIS WORKSHOP IS RESCHEDULED, DROP US AN EMAIL VIA aaswvic@aasw.asn.au

14 CPD hours

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

The Focused Psychological Strategies workshop offers a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare protocol. Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body). This two day workshop includes a colourful slide presentation, individual experiential exercises, pair-work and group discussions; and the opportunity to develop and consolidate your therapeutic skills and knowledge.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
30 Apr & 01 May 2020 POSTPONED - DATE TBA - Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Apr/May)
Workshop

We have been monitoring the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19 closely and we have made the decision to cancel/postpone our upcoming face-to-face events. It is important that we remove any risk associated with the organising of gatherings in this current environment. The health and safety of our staff, members and stakeholders is our highest priority, and we trust you will understand this decision.

This two full day workshop is designed to encompass Focused Psychological Strategies which can benefit the quality and efficacy of casework relationships by adding a deeper Psychological dimension to social work and other practices.

Brisbane, Qld
13 & 14 May 2020 POSTPONED - DATE TBA - Art Based Therapeutic Activities for children and young people: Building resilience and mental health through creative expression
Workshop

We have been monitoring the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19 closely and we have made the decision to cancel/postpone our upcoming face-to-face events. It is important that we remove any risk associated with the organising of gatherings in this current environment. The health and safety of our staff, members and stakeholders is our highest priority, and we trust you will understand this decision.

This two day hands-on workshop, by an experienced and registered art therapist and social worker, will be practice based, and will provide experiential learning into a range of art based activities suitable for working creatively with children and young people, including those who have experienced trauma, and/or who have mental health issues or disabilities.

The workshop will also include theoretical underpinnings based on neuroscience and will provide information on the evidence base for this approach.

Brisbane, Qld
7th Jun 2020 Social Work Wise Mid Year Bali Retreat
Endorsed CPD: 7 day retreat

A 7 day retreat in Bali for Social Workers to engage in a series of professional development and self-care activities based on Critical Reflection and re-connecting with hopes and intentions of re-connecting with Social Work ethical foundations of Social Justice, respect for the inherent worth and dignity of persons and professional integrity.

Bali, Indonesia
9 June 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
11 June 2020 Webinar - Online Training Module 1 - Introduction to people with Intellectual Disability
Webinar

Join WWILD and register for this Training Module individually or take advantage of our discounted suite of 3 Online Training Modules.

Live Webinar

  • Introduction to People with Intellectual Disability - presented by Siobhan Gibbs, Victim of Crime Support Worker
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - presenter TBA
  • Supporting Recovery from Trauma - presented by Jill Oliver, Psychologist and Counsellor

Webinar
18 June 2020 Webinar - Online Training Module 2 - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
Webinar

Join WWILD and register for this Training Module individually or take advantage of our discounted suite of 3 Online Training Modules.

Live Webinar

  • Introduction to People with Intellectual Disability - presented by Siobhan Gibbs, Victim of Crime Support Worker
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - presenter - TBA
  • Supporting Recovery from Trauma - presented by Jill Oliver, Psychologist and Counsellor

Webinar
25 June 2020 Webinar - Online Training Module 3 - Supporting Recovery from Trauma
Webinar

Join WWILD and register for this Training Module individually or take advantage of our discounted suite of 3 Online Training Modules.

Live Webinar

  • Introduction to People with Intellectual Disability - presented by Siobhan Gibbs, Victim of Crime Support Worker
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - presenter - TBA
  • Supporting Recovery from Trauma - presented by Jill Oliver, Psychologist and Counsellor

Webinar
29 September 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 3 Influencing for Outcomes
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.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
27 October 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 4 Managing Unconscious Bias
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

When it comes to promoting fairness, diversity and inclusion, we need to look inwardly first. While we can't change what we do not see or acknowledge, we can change make the unconscious conscious, and challenge attitudes and beliefs. Looking through a management lens, this workshop explores how unconscious bias filters our approach to how we recruit, promote, allocate work and manage performance.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24 November 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 5 Managing Workplace Change
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

This session offers frameworks for understanding the change process, and strategies to survive, thrive, and support others.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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