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New Zealand

Date Event Location
27 June 2022 Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions
Webinar

This webinar will draw on Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Client Directed-Outcome Informed Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. The techniques from these models allow practitioners to maintain clarity in another’s crisis, modify their and their client’s expectations of what can be done and help clients to achieve small, but important goals to set the foundations for ongoing recovery and/or thriving in the face of adversity.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Clinical

Online
28 & 29 June 2022 Walk with me: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Autistic Adults - June
Virtual Workshop

This two-part interactive workshop will take an evidence-based approach and will offer participants the opportunity to develop strategies for working with Autistic adults using ACT, both individually and with groups in the form of a half-day retreat.

The workshops will incorporate case studies, group discussions, and interactive activities, and will provide further opportunities for self-directed learning and reflection.

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

Online
Tuesday 28 June 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - June
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group Meeting

Topic Discussion: Dr Jo Mensinga will facilitate a discussion on: “The relevance of the Yamas and Niyamas for social work practice”. Please source and read the article below, "Arielle Dylan & Kody Muncaster (2021) The yamas and niyamas of ashtanga yoga: relevance to social work practice, Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 40:4, 420-442, DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2021.1912686"


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
4 July 2022 Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar

This webinar will outline the role of social work in residential aged care facilities (RACF) and present a framework of practice that has evolved as an effective way of engaging with Older Adults. “Normative Narrative Practice” will emphasize the need for our practice to be normalized as opposed to being focused on pathology and diagnosis.

The webinar will also highlight the special role that Narrative Therapy and Reminiscence can play in addressing the emotional wellbeing needs of older adults entering RACF’s through reflection and the telling and retelling of stories. The importance of understanding the nature and type of relationship between social worker and client that has the best chance of developing trust, transparency and authenticity in this age group is also explored.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
12 July 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - July
Virtual Workshop

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.

This event is now sold out - please click here for September's workshop.

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

Online
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 VIC - What is Our Social Worker Identity? webinar
Webinar

VIC Branch: Victorian Professional Identity and Events Sub-Committee (VPIE) is pleased to present the following webinar: What is Our Social Worker Identity?

If you are like most social workers you have probably felt misunderstood by colleagues from other disciplines at some time. Our values make us a little different than other professions. But, when it comes to trying to explain the differences we feel ill equipped to explain the differences. This leads us to question our identity as social workers. What is it that really makes us different? What are our values? What really makes up our social work identity? In this two hour lunchtime session we will hear from a panel of experts who will guide us to answer these questions and who will ask us more. Join us as we seek to understand the social work identity.

Members - $20 inc GST
Student Members - $15 inc GST
Non-Members - $40 inc GST

CPD Category 3: Professional Identity - Attending an AASW Event

Online
14 & 21 July 2022 Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) for Mood Disorders
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.

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
Tuesday 26 July 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - July
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
11 August 2022 Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will explain the NDIS service system and your social work role within it, providing strategies to market and promote your point of difference to build a stable and professionally rewarding caseload of NDIS Participants for the long-term.

Common service delivery challenges and misconceptions will be clarified including:

  • Service Agreements, item numbers and cancellations
  • Key language and terminology to use in letters and reports
  • NDIS funding (core supports, capacity building and capital)
  • Practice issues (neurodevelopmental conditions and psychosocial disability)

Additionally, the scope of social work in the NDIS will be traversed with on-the-ground tips and hints (including traps to avoid) when working within the NDIS service system.

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

Online
16 August 2022 A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families
Webinar

This webinar will present a practical approach to single-session work with couples and families based on a solution-focused model, including:

  • an overview of the theory behind solution-focused client work and relationships/family work more broadly.
  • acknowledgement of areas of work with couples or families where a solution-focused approach may or may not be appropriate.
  • practical solution-focused strategies for use in a single session including an example of a single-session structure.
  • discussion of potential challenges and ethical considerations. Examples of practice will be provided throughout.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Clinical

Online
23 August 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
14 September 2022 Working with Older People who experienced childhood trauma in ‘care’
Webinar

This webinar will introduce evidence-based knowledge on the impacts of childhood trauma in care and the lived experience of these people, who are referred to as Forgotten Australians and Care Leavers. It will help social workers gain an understanding of how to prevent re-traumatisation in aged care settings and identify and respond to trauma behaviours.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers