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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 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
Weekly Wednesdays 21 April to 26 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop

Please note this workshop is now at capacity and no more registrations can be taken.

This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

This program will being running on Wednesdays from April 21 through to May 26. We will have a parallel program running on Thursdays running from April 22 through to May 27. If the Thursday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Wednesday 21 April 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention.

Presenter: Mark Isaacs

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
22 April 2021 Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar

This webinar is designed to assist new and established professionals to develop and build on their skills to increase their confidence with engaging and supporting alongside, those in the trans and gender diverse community.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Weekly Thursdays 22 April to 27 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Thursdays)
Online Workshop
This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.

This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.
This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer 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 series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

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

This program will being running on Thursdays from April 22 through to May 27. We will have a parallel program running on Wednesdays running from April 21 through to May 26. If the Wednesday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Friday 23 April 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: What do you do for work? Um
Webinar

Topic: What do you do for work? Um…

Presenter: Sandi Brown

Sandi Brown is an Early Childhood Educator and Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Sandi is passionate about children’s right personal and sexual safety. Sandi manages a children’s sexual abuse counselling service that works with children who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault and those who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
6 May 2021 The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) framework identifies key principles and elements that should be embedded into policies, procedures, service delivery and practice, and identifies the responsibilities of various organisations and staff across the system. Successful implementation requires collaboration and trust across all agencies.

Learn from our panel of experts as we discuss the challenges and successes of MARAM implementation across varied practice fields.

1 hour of CPD, attributable to the AASW Family Violence, Child Protection, Clinical, Disability and Mental Health credentials.

Online
11 May 2021 How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will address the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Friday 28 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal.
Webinar

Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal

Join Max Mackenzie and a panel of newer social workers as they reflect on the areas they work across, and how they may have followed a less traditional model of social work practice.

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
2 June 2021 SA Sex, sexuality and relationships in social work practice
Workshop

Sex, sexuality and relationships are areas of client identity that social workers often feel uncomfortable discussing. Drawing from the presenter’s own research and scholarship in this area, this workshop will equip practitioners to have conversations with clients about intimate relationships, sex and sexuality. Learning outcomes include:

  • gaining knowledge about human sexual response, desire and sexual ‘problems’;
  • learning how to have conversations with clients about sexuality, sex and their intimate relationships;
  • learn about the key theoretical perspectives around human sexuality including sexual identity.
Online
Friday 25 June 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Our Place Project. Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.
Webinar

The Our Place Project.

Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Presenter: Sally Husek

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 14 July 2021 NSW Branch Connect:ED Webinar - Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work

Presenter: Dr Bindi Bennett

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021
Time: 12noon (AEDT)
Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Friday 16 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
Webinar

Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 11 August 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - How to know when you are ready for Private Practice
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

How to know when you are ready for Private Practice

Presenters will include members of the NSW Social Workers in Private Practice Executive.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online

Online
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