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Date Event Location
Upon request Empowerment CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training with a Social Work perspective. Linking Social Work knowledge, values and ethics within a CBT model.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

Upon request Domestic Violence and Homelessness
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Domestic Violence and Homelessness; Implementing a Strengths-based, Trauma informed, Person Centred response to promote personal recovery within a socially based intervention.

This training develops a strengths based, trauma informed, person-centred response to survivors of domestic violence who experience homelessness for direct practitioners. Experiences of domestic violence with homelessness are socially mediated and accordingly require a social response to their amelioration during direct practice welfare interventions. This training develops a socially informed mental health response at the direct practice level to help those with experiences of domestic violence with homelessness. In experiences of domestic violence with homelessness service users need to deal with problems of rebuilding their life in the context of violence and a dysfunctional housing market.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

Upon request Understanding Schizophrenia in Social Work Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Social workers in all fields of practice come into contact with people with schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia can be amongst the most vulnerable in society and may experience such hardships as insecure employment, homelessness or be victims of violence. They can feel alone and frightened. It is up to social work to meet the needs of this population group in an evidenced manner.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

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
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 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
26 March 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 1 Management Essentials FULL
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

This session outlines a manager’s roles and capabilities, as well as the challenges that can be encountered when transitioning from being a peer to stepping up to supervision.

This workshop has reached capacity. Please email aaswvic@aasw.asn.au to be notified if cancellations occur.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th March 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
27 Mar 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Brisbane 27 March 2019)
Workshop

The AASW is delighted to be able to offer this continuing professional development program for social work, mental health and welfare professionals around the theme of Building Resilience & Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop.

This workshop will be offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members.

Brisbane, Qld
28 March 2019 FULL Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Sydney 28 Mar 2019)
Workshop

The AASW is pleased to be able to offer this continuing professional development program for social work, mental health and welfare professionals around the theme of Building Resilience & Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop.

This workshop will be offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members.

NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Heritage Room.  37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
3rd April 2019 Privacy, Confidentiality, Documentation and Court Appearances – Understand your legal obligations to minimise your risk
Seminar

3 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. This information will assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

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

Topic: Legal Education Session - Documentation, Report Writing and Attending Court presented by Slater and Gordon Lawyers

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
10th April 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
30th April 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

30 April 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 2 Leadership Foundations FULL
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

There is a difference between being a leader and being a manager - both are important, and are inter-related. This session will explore what effective leadership is, and how leadership potential can be developed.

This workshop has reached capacity. Please email aaswvic@aasw.asn.au to be notified if cancellations occur.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
9 May 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
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.

Limited places.

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 tele-conference
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
25 June 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

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
30 July 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via tele-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
14th August 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
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 tele-conference
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
29 October 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

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
26 November 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via tele-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: Q & A Evening with AASW Victorian Branch Manager, Anneka Farrington

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
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