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Date Event Location
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

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

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
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
Commences 12 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 12 September
Learning program

This program is now sold out. Please click here to register for the learning program commencing 19 September.

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
Commences 19 September 2022 Advanced Supervision Learning Program - commencing 19 September
Learning program

AASWs Advanced Supervision Learning Program was created in direct response to the recommendations from recent Coronial reports, Royal Commission reports and State Ombudsman reports, which highlighted the need for advanced supervision for frontline social workers and the lack of quality supervision training and support.

It is a 6-week evidence based Advanced Supervision Learning Program designed with a blended learning approach utilising self-paced eLearning, online collaborative workshops, facilitator led Masterclasses and Coaching Circles.

It is tailored to the family violence sector and facilitated by an expert with 16 years of family violence experience.

20 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials:Supervision (coming soon); Family violence

Online
28 September 2022 Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams
Webinar

Psychological safety is “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking” (Edmondson). In the heat of health services delivery, the psychological safety of team members is both crucial, and yet frequently neglected.

Building psychological safety in health teams is a crucial leadership behaviour, as it is the number one factor in building team excellence. This webinar will introduce key concepts of psychological safety, build a case for the importance of developing it, and equip you with tools to manage and measure the psychological safety in your team.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
30 September 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - 30 September
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
5 October 2022 A shift in practice: How to effectively engage with domestically violent fathers
Virtual Workshop

This workshop will draw from contemporary national and international research and practice experience to consider key strategies that social workers can practically apply to engage with and increase the visibility of men who use violence and coercive control.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Family Violence, Child Protection

Online
Monday 10 October 2022 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Oct
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Online
13 October 2022 Disability and the Education System
Webinar

This session will begin with a brief overview of disability presentations in schools, avenues for support and funding opportunities. Drawing from this context , the webinar will provide reflection on how social workers can support children with disability in the school system through a human rights and a social justice framework.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; School (new!)

Online
13th October 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern - Oct
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
17 Oct 2022 Providing Feedback - October
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

This interactive, small group workshop provides a fun and safe environment where participants will learn and practice the “how” and “why” of providing feedback. This workshop will begin by establishing the importance of feedback and its role in our professional lives, before delving into common challenges to providing feedback. The session will focus on strategies and techniques that are helpful in delivering feedback in a constructive and supportive way.

Participants will leave this session with the skills to implement best practice feedback strategies, and improved confidence when approaching these discussions.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
20 & 27 October 2022 Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) for Mood Disorders - October
Virtual Workshop

Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective and simple. Social workers are ideally placed to integrate DB for anxiety, depression and mood disorders experienced by their clients.

Back by popular demand, this two-part interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience, and learn and develop proficiency in slow, diaphragmatic breathing as a simple skill for mental health practice.

  • facilitator-led workshops: 5 hours
  • self-directed learning and practice:1 hour

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
21 October 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - October
Virtual Workshop

SOLD OUT! Please click here to join the waitlist.

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Tuesday 25 October 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - October
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Monday 07 November 2022 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Nov
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Online
7th November 2022 WA Human Animal Bond Networking Group November
Meeting

WA Branch is proud to host Social work practice within the human-animal bond Networking Group meeting for those who work in the area or are interested in this practice.

Online
15th November 2022 NSW Northern Rivers PG - Nov 2022
Meeting

1.5CPD hours

Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting.

Topic: TBC
Presenter: TBC

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2022
Time: 12.00-1.30pm
Venue: Zoom - receive link on the day as part of the reminder email

Online
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 Vic Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting - Nov
Online meeting

Come along to the Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group's November meeting!

Date: 16 November 2022

Time: 7:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Meeting details will be emailed closer to the meeting date.

Online
24 November 2022 Solution-focused self-care strategies for Social Workers
Webinar

This 1-hour interactive webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and will encourage them to share self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
28 November 2022 Personal Strengths Profiling
Virtual Workshop

This 3.5-hour virtual workshop will introduce participants to ways of identifying their strengths and working with them for increased effectiveness and resilience.

Using the world-renowned VIA Character Strengths Profile, this session will encourage participants to consider ways to adopt a strengths-based approach to their own development. With guidance from an accredited organisational coach, participants explore their own Character Strengths Profile and discuss ways to apply their strengths in a variety of situations and contexts.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
29 & 30 November 2022 Words and Pictures: Creating connection, belonging and safety for children and young people
Virtual Workshop

The Words and Pictures methodology is an integral part of safety planning within the Signs of Safety approach to child protection and has other relevant applications in a range of clinical settings. This methodology uses simple words and stick figures to empower parents to explain complex situations to children without creating blame or shame.

Led by an experienced and passionate child protection professional, this 2-part virtual workshop will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, establish its efficacy in child protection practice, and provide opportunities to practice developing Words and Pictures in response to case studies. In this small group environment, participants will benefit from personalised support and build connections with their peers through class discussion and breakout activities.

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Child Protection, Clinical

Online
29th November 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern - Nov
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: 29th November 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
29th November 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Northern Nov
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for a dinner get together.

Facilitator/Speaker: Shayne Fletcher

Date: Tuesday29th November 2022
Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: TBC

Tuesday 29 November 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - November
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Online
Monday 05 December 2022 Mackay Social Workers Networking - Dec
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice. An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Online
Thursday 8 December 2022 Having Difficult Conversations with Children and Young People
Webinar

Presented by Mary Jo McVeigh of Cara House, this webinar will support practitioners to have difficult conversations with children and young people. The conversational style and approach presented in this webinar is designed to enhance effective engagement when having difficult conversations about issues that affect children and young people, or abusive actions they may have been subjected to. Mary Jo will introduce participants to the “ARMED” (Affect Regulation Model) approach to responding effectively to the range of emotions that children and young people may express.

Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge training.
AASW Credential: Child Protection, Mental Health

Online
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