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Date Event Location
Upon request Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course teaches members of the public (18 years and over) how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Upon request YOUTH Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course teaches members of the public (18 years and over) how to assist an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Upon request Asking the Identifying Question
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to understand & teh reasons why the identifying question 'Do you identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?' must be asked.

Upon request Cultural Appreciation: Practical Strategies when working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients & families
Endorsed CPD: 4 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

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.

**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.

**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.

**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.

**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
05 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Moe 05 Feb 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.

Moe Service Centre and Library
5 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Perth 5 Feb 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.

City West Lotteries House, WA
5th February 2019 Vic Branch: Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Guest speaker: Anneka Farrington, AASW Victorian Branch Manager

1 CPD hour
No cost to attend.

The meeting directly follows the Building Resilience & Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop.

Moe Service Centre and Library
6 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Perth 6 Feb 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.

Mantra on the Murray 305 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
7th February 2019 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice 2019
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
07 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Canberra 07 Feb 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.

ACT Branch Office
08 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Canberra 08 Feb 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.

ACT Branch Office
13th February 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
20 February 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Sydney 20 Feb 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
01 Mar 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Toowoomba 01 March 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.

Toowoomba, Qld
05 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Launceston 05 March 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.

Launceston
06 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Cairns 06 March 2018)
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.

Cairns, QLD
06 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Adelaide 06 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.

Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
07 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Adelaide 07 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.

Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
7th March 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
07 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Melbourne 07 March 2019) FULL
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.

Registrations are at capacity. Email cpd@aasw.asn.au to join a waiting list. This workshop will be offered free to all attendees with priority given to AASW members.

Melbourne, Vic
11 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Sydney 11 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
12 Mar 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Brisbane 12 March 2019)
Workshop

The AASW is delighted to be able to this new 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
13 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Geraldton 13 March 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.

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health
13 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Darwin 13 March 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.

Darwin, NT
14 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Darwin 14 March 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.

Darwin, NT
14 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Albany 14 March 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.

Relationships Australia 29 Albany Highway, Albany WA 6330
15 March 2019 Building Resilience and Preventing Radicalisation to Violent Extremism - An Awareness Raising Workshop (Perth 15 March 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.

Perth, WA
26th March 2019 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 1 Management Essentials
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.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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 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
8th April 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
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 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 2 Leadership Foundations
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.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
9th 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
28th May 2019 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
7th 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
11th 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
25th & 26th July 2019 SAVE THE DATE: Rural Social Work Conference 2019
Conference

The Remote Social Work Action Practice Group are pleased to announce this 14th RSWAPG Conference will take place in Horsham on Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July 2019. More information to follow.

Responding to Challenges, Community Engagement and Innovative Practice

Call for Abstracts are currently open. Close 28 February 2019

Horsham Convention Centre, 91 River Road Horsham
7th 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
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
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
11th 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
11th 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
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
12th 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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers