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Date Event Location
13 October 2020 Credential Information Webinar
Information Session

Join us for for a 45-minute lunchtime webinar to gain a deeper understanding of why are credentials important, what’s involved in applying and how a credential sets you apart.

Online
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, MH, FV 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
9 October 2020 The Role of Social Workers in Mental Health Promotion
Webinar

Social workers play a vital role in supporting people living with mental health conditions, and their carers. However, their skills extend beyond direct care. This webinar will discuss the role social workers can play in mental health promotion. The presenters will provide an overview of contemporary approaches to mental health promotion with a particular focus on efforts to prevent the onset of mental health conditions among children and young people, and early intervention efforts targeted to young people from vulnerable populations.

Free webinar

Online
Monday 12th October 2020 Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Family and Domestic Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities.

Online
21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov & 2 Dec Understanding Eating Disorders
Webinar Series

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only!

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
21 Oct 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Does my client have an eating disorder?'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar where we will explore the prevalence of eating disorders and the necessity to screen clients during an initial assessment. Clinicians will also be taken through the specific eating disorder factors that need to be included in a comprehensive psychosocial assessment if the client has a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
21 October 2020 Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting 2020
Annual Members' Meeting

The Victorian Branch Management Committee warmly invites members to join the 2020 Annual Members' Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Our Guest Speaker will be Dr Mishel McMahon, Indigenous Academic Enrichment Advisor and Lecturer in Social Work, Latrobe Rural Health School presenting Relatedness as a Way of Being: A First Nations Perspective.

Join us for this free webinar. Full program to be announced shortly.

Via video-conference
Tuesday 27th October 2020 Domestic and Family Violence in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on DFV in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities

Webinar
Tuesday 27 October 2020 Transitioning From Student to Professional: Student and New Graduate Webinar
Webinar

This ever-popular webinar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on the insight and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice. An inspiring session that will help you consider how to prepare yourself to step out as a professional social worker and how to navigate the early stages of your career.

Hosted by the Victorian Branch, this event is open to social work students and new graduates throughout Australia.

Webinar
4 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar will highlight specific therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of adolescents and adults with an eating disorder. It will explore evidence based treatments recommended by the NICE guidelines. The goals of treatment, which are specific to eating disorders, will be discussed highlighting the need for therapists to focus on both the physical and psychological aspects of the illness in order to ensure recovery.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Thursday 5th November 2020 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
06/11/2020 REGISTER HERE FOR AASW NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2020
Online Symposium

To be held on Friday 6 November 2020, the symposium was originally planned to be a face to face event in the NT Darwin but due to the unforeseen disruptions of COVID-19 the symposium will now move to an online format.

The theme for the AASW 2020 Symposium is “Promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work”.

The symposium will bring together a wide range of professionals, key industry groups, and stakeholders across the health and human services to discuss and promote thoughts on social work practice and ideas that shape Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social work culture, research and teaching, together with sharing key challenges and highlights facing our sector.

Themes streams that will be included in the Symposium program are described below.

  1. Working with individuals, groups and communities
  2. Indigenous knowledge in research and teaching
  3. Decolonisation in action: Policy and advocacy

Truth-telling sessions are open to all Symposium registrants. Sessions 1 and 2 will run concurrently, as will sessions 3 and 4.

When registering for a Truth-Telling session, you may nominate for 1 session at the 1.40 timeslot, and or a second at the 3.40 timeslot

Please note: session themes are a guide only for discussion. Panellists will be in attendance for all sessions to guide and steer the conversation.

"Truth-Telling" session 1 - 1.40 to 2.25 PM AEDST

  • Black Lives Matter Movement

"Truth-Telling" session 2 - 1.40 PM to 2.25 PM AEDST

  • Elder Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Workers discuss their practice
  • Cultural Awareness/Cultural Safety and Cultural Responsiveness

"Truth-Telling" session 3 - 3.40 – 4.25 AEDST

  • Decolonising Practice
  • How to speak into racism and unconscious biases, stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace from non-Indigenous staff

"Truth-Telling" session 4 - 3.40 – 4.25 PM AEDST

  • Uluru Statement from the Heart
  • History of Social work and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and Communities

*Free for AASW members*

Online
Wednesday 11 November 2020 Connect:ED Webinar - Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

‘Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers’

Presenter: BJ Newton

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.

Online

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Webinar
18 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'At school with an eating disorder'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar aims to focus on up-skilling school counsellors and wellbeing staff within the education system by highlighting the importance of early identification of eating disorders. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate ways to respond to young people displaying symptoms of an eating disorder and how to support the young person and their family within the school setting throughout treatment. Discussion will also include how to work collaboratively with an external treating team.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
18th November 2020 Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction)
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction) presented by Gail Green.

This introduction is most useful to those working in therapeutic programs or when specific change is an expected outcome for clients but it is also useful to general counsellors to ‘raise their level of curiosity about client stories’.

Online
Thursday 19th November 2020 Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims which will explore some concepts related to perceptions of recovery and healing that informed by Islamic concepts.

Online
2 Dec 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Fat is not a feeling - Language Matters'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner.

The words we use in treating someone with an eating disorder can have a powerful effect on the way in which they perceive their illness and often, themselves as an individual. This webinar will explore the nuances of language within the field of eating disorders, and how people with an eating disorder often interpret and misinterpret words they hear from those around them. We will also explore how to use language in order to encourage a more recovery-focussed approach to treating the illness.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Monday 7th December 2020 Female genital Cutting/Mutilation
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Female genital Cutting/Mutilation. The content is relevant to social workers working in a health setting, in particulars OBS and GYNAE, but is relevant to all social workers.

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities which will provide guidelines concerning assessment and intervention when working with Muslim clients and families.

Online
18 & 19 Mar 2021 Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers
Workshop

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.

Expression of Interest for an Online version of this workshop. Please email aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au.

Brisbane, Qld
09 & 10 Jun 2021 Art Based Therapeutic Activities for children and young people: Building resilience and mental health through creative expression
Workshop

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
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