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Date Event Location
Upon request Cultural Respect & Appreciation: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients
Endorsed CPD: 4 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

Upon request Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course teaches members of the public (18 years and over) how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Upon request YOUTH Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course teaches members of the public (18 years and over) how to assist an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Upon request Asking the Identifying Question
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to understand & teh reasons why the identifying question 'Do you identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?' must be asked.

Upon request Introduction to mental health in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to understand teh different mental health concepts that exist and how to identify & assist workers with mental health isues.

Upon request Cultural Appreciation: Practical Strategies when working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients & families
Endorsed CPD: 4 hour workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

Upon request Empowerment CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training with a Social Work perspective. Linking Social Work knowledge, values and ethics within a CBT model.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

Upon request Domestic Violence and Homelessness
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Domestic Violence and Homelessness; Implementing a Strengths-based, Trauma informed, Person Centred response to promote personal recovery within a socially based intervention.

This training develops a strengths based, trauma informed, person-centred response to survivors of domestic violence who experience homelessness for direct practitioners. Experiences of domestic violence with homelessness are socially mediated and accordingly require a social response to their amelioration during direct practice welfare interventions. This training develops a socially informed mental health response at the direct practice level to help those with experiences of domestic violence with homelessness. In experiences of domestic violence with homelessness service users need to deal with problems of rebuilding their life in the context of violence and a dysfunctional housing market.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

Upon request Understanding Schizophrenia in Social Work Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Social workers in all fields of practice come into contact with people with schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia can be amongst the most vulnerable in society and may experience such hardships as insecure employment, homelessness or be victims of violence. They can feel alone and frightened. It is up to social work to meet the needs of this population group in an evidenced manner.

**FPS Relevant activity**

**AASW member discount**

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
20 August 2018 Q&A with National President Christine Craik: Proposed changes to AASW Constitution – Facebook Live
Facebook live event - Constitutional review

AASW National President Christine Craik and a representative from the Associations Forum, who has been facilitating this process, will take member questions and comments on proposed changes to the AASW Constitution with a live video on Facebook.

You will need to like our Facebook page to participate, by asking questions in the comments of the video. Christine Craik and the Associations Forum representative will answer questions as they see them.

Online
21st August 2018 Vic Branch: GRSWPG Social Work Credentialing and Trivia Night
Seminar

The Grampians Region Social Work Practice Group (GRSWPG) invites you to attend their knowledge/networking event followed by social work trivia.

1.5 CPD Hours

Ballarat, Vic
22nd August 2018 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Navigating Social Work
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
28th August 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

29th August 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

Peer Supervision for School Social Workers

Please bring a case, program or issue for discussion and reflection.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group Meeting

Please note shortened meeting time to allow for attendance at the Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group's seminar at 2:30pm - The Prevention and Management of Eating Disorders. This seminar is free but registrations are essential - click here for more information about this seminar and/or to register to attend.

1 CPD hour
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
3rd September 2018 VMHSW Seminar 3: Prevention and management of eating disorders
Seminar

You're invited to the third Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group seminar for the year: Prevention and management of eating disorders.

2.5+ CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
6th September 2018 Health Social Work Research Symposium 2018
Symposium

Showcasing Social Work Practice through Research and Quality Improvement

7.75 CPD hours

St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy
11th and 12th September 2018 2 Day Introduction to Supervision Workshop presented by Susan Morwood 2
Workshop

14 CPD Hours

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
17th September 2018 Ethical Decision-Making For Social Workers
Workshop

4 CPD Hours

This workshop is designed to further develop participants' knowledge and expertise in ethical decision-making.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
20th September 2018 Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena
Seminar

2 CPD Hours

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice to assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24th September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
25th September 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

24th October 2018 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Securing your first social work role
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
17th October 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

29th October 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
30th & 31st October 2018 Recognising and Responding to Trauma
Workshop

13 CPD Hours

Trauma informed approaches to healing and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
30th October 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and 27th November 2018 5 day Supervision Course Presented by Dr Susan Lewis (ADVANCED)
5 Day Course

The course is suitable for practitioners who work in the Human Services sector at a managerial level who have had experience in providing supervision and for social workers and psychologists who offer supervision within their clinical practice.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th November 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th November 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
27th November 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

12th December 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers