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Date Event Location
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 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
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
25 & 26 July 2019 Rural Social Work Conference 2019
Conference

RSWAPG 14th Biennial Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2019, Horsham

'Responding to Challenges, Community Engagement and Innovative Practice'

Up to 17 CPD hours depending on attendance selection

Horsham Church of Christ , 91 River Road Horsham
30 July 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
31 July 2019 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Navigating Social Work in Australia 2019
Seminar

Navigating Social Work in Australia: Insights for international social work students, new graduates and overseas trained social workers

This seminar has been designed for international social work students and new graduates as well as overseas trained social workers new to the Australian context.

Through a panel presentation and a Q&A session, participants will gain insights into the services offered by the AASW, the social work landscape in Australia, the key skills and attributes sought by employers, and the journeys of others who have successfully navigated their way into a professional social work role.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
4 August 2019 Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice Meeting
Practice Group Discussion

General discussion and sharing of knowledge.

1.5 CPD hours
Food and drinks to be purchased at own cost.

Duke of Wellington, 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne
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.

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

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
08 Aug 2019 Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater and Gordon - Social Work & the Law /Medical Law
Legal Education Seminar

Join Slater and Gordon's Maggie Poole to discuss briefly on the intersect of the law and social Work. Joining Maggie will be Bill King, Principal Lawyer for Medical Law. Bill will provide an overview of this complex area of law.

Via Webinar

Webinar
12 August 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
12 August 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Practice Group Discussion

Topic TBD.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 August 2019 Legal education seminar for social workers: Superannuation Insurance Entitlements
Seminar

2 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.

Superannuation Insurance Entitlement benefits are accessible to most people who have compensable or non- compensable chronic health conditions, disabilities or terminal conditions. In this session, superannuation insurance claims and entitlement options are explained, including eligibility criteria and the application process for superannuation total and permanent disability payments, income protection and death benefits. Recent legislative updates and case examples will be provided.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 August 2019 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Securing Your First Social Work Role 2019
Seminar

This workshop aims to support final year social work students and recent graduates to best prepare for their first social work role.

An expert panel will provide insights and hints around developing your CV, addressing key selection criteria, preparing for a job interview and more.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
2 September 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
03 Sep 2019 Webinar - Online Training Module 1 - Intro to people with Intellectual Disability
Webinar

Join WWILD and register for this Training Module individually or take advantage of our discounted suite of 3 Online Training Modules.

Live Webinar

  • Introduction to People with Intellectual Disability
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
  • Supporting Recovery from Trauma

Webinar
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.aaswvic@aasw.asn.au

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
10 Sep 2019 Webinar - Online Training Module 2 - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
Webinar

Join WWILD and register for this Training Module individually or take advantage of our discounted suite of 3 Online Training Modules.

Live Webinar

  • Introduction to People with Intellectual Disability
  • Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
  • Supporting Recovery from Trauma

Webinar
11 Sep 2019 Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group - Meeting/Teleconference (Sep)
Meeting & Teleconference

Join the practice group for their September meeting.

Guest Speaker: Claire Walsh - Intentional Self Harm

Brisbane, Qld
19 September 2019 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Social Work Journeys - Transitioning From Student to Professional 2019
Seminar

This seminar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on insights and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24 September 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
4 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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
28 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Practice Group Discussion

Topic TBD.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
29 October 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
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
14 November 2019 Exploring Mindfulness for clinical use: an advanced program exploring evidence-based mindfulness programs
Workshop

7 CPD hours

This one-day program will consist of some practice, a range of short talks and facilitated discussion around a range of topics. The program will overview a range of evidence-based programs (excluding ACT) using mindfulness and will explore issues, such as negative side-effects, use of inquiry, homework, formal and informal methods and use of mindfulness and concentration practices.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
18 November 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

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

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-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: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
20 January 2020 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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