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North Queensland

Date Event Location
On Demand Supervising Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This two (2) day training workshop provides a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing clinical supervision to those who are themselves clinical supervisors.

On Demand Supervisor
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or soon to be) within a mental health service setting. The training is practical and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model.

On Demand Mental Health Educator
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Workshop

The Mental Health Educator Development 3 day forum provides participants with the knowledge and skills to further their development and professional competency as a trainer, facilitator or educator.

The program explores the development of education sessions for delivery to Queensland Health Mental Health staff. This includes determining learning needs and desired learning outcomes, as well as the principles of adult learning and how these can be addressed by a range of learning activities.

Various
Mind the Gap: a professional development course for health professionals addressing mental health and psychological distress for people living with advanced chronic and terminal illness in the last year of life
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by Health Care Professionals across a variety of health care settings, to effectively acknowledge and respond to the complex mental health needs and psychological issues of people living with an advanced chronic and terminal illness, and that of their family and caregivers as they approach the last year of life. Health Care Professionals, especially Social Workers, encounter people living with the impacts of advanced chronic and terminal illness or their families and loved ones. Knowing how to screen and assess for psychological distress or mental health issues and then having access to evidence based therapeutic skills and knowledge to respond appropriately and in a timely, patient centered manner can impact positively on the individual's quality of life and that of their loved ones.

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
TBA Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

This interactive and stimulating 2-day course will assist professionals to explore conflict and impart the essential principles and process of mediation. The structured 5-step mediation model and specific conflict resolution skills will be presented and practiced. The course can be utilised in many different areas of conflict e.g. client work, workplace disputes and interpersonal conflict.

* Discount for AASW members *

Cairns, QLD
TBA Emotional intelligence in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist managers, team leaders and team members to develop insight and awareness of their own and others’ emotions (behaviours, moods, reactions) to intentionally improve individual, team and organisational outcomes (wellbeing) in the workplace. It will also discuss and practice the 7 core EI competencies (skills and strategies) that are essential in the development and management of effective and productive interpersonal interactions.

* Discount for AASW members *

Cairns RSL
TBA Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This one day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations.

A difficult but necessary conversation is anything you find hard to talk about but know that you need to. The issue is often how to start sensitive conversations that will invite open and constructive dialogue. When interactions become difficult, emotions often escalate and communication can break down. We often fear having the difficult conversation as we are concerned that we may make the situation worse - so we may try to avoid it or if we know we have to have it, we may try and blunder through it.

This course will provide the necessary understanding, skills and confidence to manage the discussion effectively. The difficult conversation in the workplace will be necessary for the manager with employees, between colleagues and with clients or students. It is also applicable for challenging interpersonal conversations. This course will explore the difficult conversation utilising the Harvard Negotiation Project model.

* AASW Member Discount *

Cairns RSL
QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focuses on improving the confidence and effectiveness of mental health practitioners working with mental health consumers at risk of suicide. In addition, being able to determine and follow up on the appropriate course of action for the consumer, their family or carer is central to intervention and recovery

Cairns, QLD
24th May 2017 1012NAT Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: 1 Day Workshop

The mental state examination (MSE) is a core tool used by clinical mental health professionals to collect information about an individual’s mental state. Data is gathered from a face-to-face interview and criteria are used to describe a person’s mental state according to nine core components.

Townsville
1st Jun 2017 QC13 Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: Half day workshop

This training program is designed to enhance a mental health clinician’s understanding of the concept of capacity and explores the options for substitute decision making for individuals who lack capacity.

Cairns, QLD
01 June 2017 BMC Cairns Hub Visit 2017
Meeting

Please join the NQLD AASW President, Ross Murray and Vice-President, Janet King at the City Library in Cairns to present on 'Future Directions with the AASW: Registration, CPD and Growing our Membership'. A question and answer session will follow afterward.

** Refreshments & nibblies will be provided afterward.

Cairns, QLD
6th Jun 2017 QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identifying the core conditions that are required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice the skills that contribute to building an alliance is also provided within a person centred framework.

Mackay, QLD
7th Jun 2017 QC13 Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: Half day workshop

This training program is designed to enhance a mental health clinician’s understanding of the concept of capacity and explores the options for substitute decision making for individuals who lack capacity.

Mackay, QLD
12th Jun 2017 Dream Work- a Gestalt Therapy approach
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

A professional development workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, counselling students and interested others.

Cairns, QLD
22nd and 23rd June 2017 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop will explore proven evidence based therapeutic strategies to improve night time happenings such as insomnia and nightmares and help to make new positive dreams come true!

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Cairns RSL
13 July 2017 NQld Workshop - Pulling Together in Teams
Workshop

Please join us for a half day workshop "Pulling Together in Teams" presented by Jill Nicholson from Advance Your Business. This Workshop is hosted by the AASW NQLD Branch and will be held at the Branch Office in Townsville. CPD hours = 3.5

**Tea & coffee along with morning tea will be provided

Townsville
05 August 2017 NQLD Social Worker of the Year Award
Other

Join us to celebrate the the first ever North Queensland Social Worker of the Year Award event! A representative from the National AASW Office will be presenting the award on the night, joined by Ross Murray- President of the AASW NQLD Branch. So join us for a celebratory evening, this is one event you do not want to miss! See you there:)

Townsville
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers