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Date Event Location
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
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
29 September 2019 Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice: Mildura Network Meeting
Practice Group Discussion

General discussion and sharing of knowledge.

1.5 CPD hours

Food and drinks to be purchased at own cost.

Mildura
4 October 2019 New Graduate Social Work Network Practice Group 'Meet and Greet'
Practice Group Discussion

This is the first meeting for this newly endorsed AASW practice group.

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

Chocolate Buddha
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 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
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
7 November - 9 November AASW Conference 2019
Conference

AASW Conference 2019 Challenging Inequality: Working together for a just society will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia from 7-9 November 2019.

Challenging Inequality: Orange tile

Early bird registrations available until 7 August.

Adelaide Convention Centre
11 November 2019 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
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 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena Seminar
Seminar

Topic: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena

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
20 February 2020 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers