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Date Event Location
Online Online Dual Diagnosis Training - Alcohol, Other Drugs & Concurrent Mental Health Issues (12 hours)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 12 hour online training program covers all the key knowledge required to deliver a brief intervention for clients presenting with substance abuse issues and concurrent mental health problems (i.e. dual diagnosis). It is designed for people that have completed a basic introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs.

This course costs $205 on the Udemy.com platform, however people will receive pay on $145 by registering via the special link provided.

*Reduced price offer*

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 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 May 2019 AASW General Meeting
Meeting

The Association is proceeding with proposed changes to the Constitution in 2019.

All members are welcome to join the General Meeting.

Notice of General Meeting

Proxy Form

View a proposed revised Constitution, which shows the changes.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 May 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 3 Influencing for Outcomes FULL
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
28 May 2019 FVSWPG Information Session on the Roll Out of Recommendations for the Victorian Police
Information session

Presented by the Family Violence Social Work Practice Group.

Suits Social Workers who work in Family Violence.

3 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 May 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
30 May 2019 Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater and Gordon - Social Work & the Law /Insurance and Superannuation Claims
Legal Education Seminar

Join Slater and Gordon's Maggie Poole to discuss Social Work and the Law and Insurance and Superannuation Claims via Webinar!

Webinar
4 and 11 Jun 2019 Webinar - Social Work Practice in the NDIS - tools for successfully operating in this space
Webinar

Join Brooke Kooymans in this two part online webinar for Social Workers!

Please note: This Webinar is available via Live Webinar on 04 and 11 June OR you can register to access the Webinar Recording after 04/11 June respectively. Mark your preference when you check out at registration.
Webinar
5 June 2019 GRSWPG: Understanding Social Work Supervision
Supervision

This 90 minute session will cover main common principles and the framework in providing individual supervision to social workers and components in offering social work supervision.

1.5 CPD hours

No cost to attend.

Ballarat, Vic
7 June 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12th June 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
17 June 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
25 June 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
5 July 2019 2019 Victorian NAIDOC March
March

The Victorian Branch invites members, social work students, and the wider social work community to join us for our annual participation in the 2019 Victorian NAIDOC March.

Meet us outside the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service at 186 Nicholson Street Fitzroy at 11.30pm ready to march. Look for the AASW Banner!

Let us know if you're planning to attend by registering via the link to your right, otherwise, just turn up on the day!

To keep updated, follow the AASW Victorian Branch on Facebook.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, 186 Nicholson Street Fitzroy
11 July 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12 July 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
25 & 26 July 2019 Rural Social Work Conference 2019
Conference

RSWAPG 14th Biennial Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2019, Horsham

'Responding to Challenges, Community Engagement and Innovative Practice'

Up to 17 CPD hours depending on attendance selection

Horsham Church of Christ , 91 River Road Horsham
30 July 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
7 August 2019 Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Workshop

7.5 CPD hours

The AASW Victorian Branch is partnering with the Blue Knot Foundation to deliver a one-day interactive professional development workshop entitled Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 1 for professionals who work in the social, health and community services sector including, but not limited to, the areas of health, mental health, AOD, community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
7 August 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12 August 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
12 August 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Practice Group Discussion

Topic TBD.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 August 2019 Legal education seminar for social workers: Superannuation Insurance Entitlements
Seminar

2 CPD hours

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the legal information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice.

Superannuation Insurance Entitlement benefits are accessible to most people who have compensable or non- compensable chronic health conditions, disabilities or terminal conditions. In this session, superannuation insurance claims and entitlement options are explained, including eligibility criteria and the application process for superannuation total and permanent disability payments, income protection and death benefits. Recent legislative updates and case examples will be provided.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
2 September 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
4 September 2019 Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Workshop

7.5 CPD hours

The AASW Victorian Branch is partnering with the Blue Knot Foundation to deliver a one-day interactive professional development workshop entitled Trauma-Informed Care and Practice - Level 2 for professionals who work in the social, health and community services sector including, but not limited to, the areas of health, mental health, AOD, community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.

This one-day interactive workshop builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in the Trauma-informed Care and Practice - Level 1 workshop.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
9th September 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
24 September 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
4 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
14th October 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
11 October 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12 August 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

Peer Supervision is provided for school social workers especially where supervision is not provided by the employer, and where school social worker experience and expertise is not easily accessible. However, all school social workers are welcome to attend, and we usually have a group that represents both departmental and school employees, and relatively new and quite experienced practitioners. Participants are asked to bring at least one interesting or problematic case, programme or issue for discussion as time allows.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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
11 November 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
18 November 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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
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 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Topic: TBD

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
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