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North Queensland

Date Event Location
Wednesday 21 April 2021 Cairns Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Cairns Networking Breakfast

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

Venue: The Coffee Bean Estate,

2 Pier Point Rd,

Located in: The Pier Cairns

Cairns, QLD
Weekly Wednesdays 21 April to 26 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop

Please note this workshop is now at capacity and no more registrations can be taken.

This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

This program will being running on Wednesdays from April 21 through to May 26. We will have a parallel program running on Thursdays running from April 22 through to May 27. If the Thursday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Wednesday 21 April 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention.

Presenter: Mark Isaacs

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
22 April 2021 Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar

This webinar is designed to assist new and established professionals to develop and build on their skills to increase their confidence with engaging and supporting alongside, those in the trans and gender diverse community.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Weekly Thursdays 22 April to 27 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Thursdays)
Online Workshop
This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.

This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.
This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

This program will being running on Thursdays from April 22 through to May 27. We will have a parallel program running on Wednesdays running from April 21 through to May 26. If the Wednesday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Friday 23 April 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: What do you do for work? Um
Webinar

Topic: What do you do for work? Um…

Presenter: Sandi Brown

Sandi Brown is an Early Childhood Educator and Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Sandi is passionate about children’s right personal and sexual safety. Sandi manages a children’s sexual abuse counselling service that works with children who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault and those who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 4 May 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 4 May 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
6 May 2021 The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) framework identifies key principles and elements that should be embedded into policies, procedures, service delivery and practice, and identifies the responsibilities of various organisations and staff across the system. Successful implementation requires collaboration and trust across all agencies.

Learn from our panel of experts as we discuss the challenges and successes of MARAM implementation across varied practice fields.

1 hour of CPD, attributable to the AASW Family Violence, Child Protection, Clinical, Disability and Mental Health credentials.

Online
Monday 10 May 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 10 May 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building) and online link provided on registration.

Mackay, QLD
11 May 2021 How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will address the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Friday 14 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.
Webinar

Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.

Presenter: Sally Watson

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
26th May 2021 Introducing Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making - ONLINE ACCESS
Seminar

At the beginning of Reconciliation Week 2021, the WA AASW is pleased to host Glenda Kickett presenting on Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making

The presentation will provide an overview of the Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) as a process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to have a voice in the decision making of their children in the care system and/or involved with early intervention and prevention services in Child Protection and Family Support.

This link is to register to attend via Zoom. If you would like to register to attend in person use this link.

Online
Friday 28 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal.
Webinar

Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal

Join Max Mackenzie and a panel of newer social workers as they reflect on the areas they work across, and how they may have followed a less traditional model of social work practice.

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 1 June 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
2 June 2021 SA Sex, sexuality and relationships in social work practice
Workshop

Sex, sexuality and relationships are areas of client identity that social workers often feel uncomfortable discussing. Drawing from the presenter’s own research and scholarship in this area, this workshop will equip practitioners to have conversations with clients about intimate relationships, sex and sexuality. Learning outcomes include:

  • gaining knowledge about human sexual response, desire and sexual ‘problems’;
  • learning how to have conversations with clients about sexuality, sex and their intimate relationships;
  • learn about the key theoretical perspectives around human sexuality including sexual identity.
Online
Thursday 3 June 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 3 June 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

All members, non members, new graduates and students are welcome.

Townsville
Monday 14 June 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 14 June 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
Friday 25 June 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Our Place Project. Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.
Webinar

The Our Place Project.

Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Presenter: Sally Husek

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 6 July 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Monday 12 July 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 12 July 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building) and online link provided on registration.

Mackay, QLD
Wednesday 14 July 2021 NSW Branch Connect:ED Webinar - Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work

Presenter: Dr Bindi Bennett

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021
Time: 12noon (AEDT)
Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Friday 16 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
Webinar

Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 3 August 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 3 August 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Thursday 5 August 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 5 August 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

All members, non members, new graduates and students are welcome.

Townsville
Monday 9 August 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 9 August 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
Wednesday 11 August 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - How to know when you are ready for Private Practice
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

How to know when you are ready for Private Practice

Presenters will include members of the NSW Social Workers in Private Practice Executive.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online

Online
Monday 6 September 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 6 September 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building) and online link provided on registration.

Mackay, QLD
Tuesday 7 September 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 7 September 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Tuesday 5 October 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Thursday 7 October 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

All members, non members, new graduates and students are welcome.

Townsville
Monday 11 October 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 11 October 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
Tuesday 2 November 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Monday 8 November 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 8 November 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building) and online link provided on registration.

Mackay, QLD
Thursday 2 December 2021 Townsville Networking Breakfast
Meeting

Informal networking opportunity hosted by the Branch President for social workers in Townsville and outlying areas.

Venue: The Coffee Club, Domain (Shop T12, 103 Duckworth Street, Garbutt)

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021

Time: 7.00am - 8.30am

All members, non members, new graduates and students are welcome.

Townsville
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group
North Queensland Mental Health Practice Group

You are invited to join Andrea Boyd, Convenor of the North Queensland Branch Mental Health Practice Group .

Why participate?

Private practitioners often find themselves isolated from their peers especially when working as a sole practitioner. Mental Health Social Workers are expected to continue to enhance their knowledge and keep abreast of changes in the field in order to maintain accreditation status. These are some of the challenges that are unique to those working in the area of mental health whether in private practice, government or private agencies. In other areas across the country Mental Health Practice Groups have been set up to support AMHSW in their work. Here are some of the benefits of joining the group:

  • Meeting other AMHSW in the area
  • Information exchange on important issues impacting those in private practice
  • Discussion around state and national mental health initiatives that will have an impact on your work
  • Support through the accreditation process
  • Meetings count towards CPD credits.

Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Where: Online

Online
Monday 13 December 2021 Mackay Social Workers Networking Event
Meeting

An interactive discussion forum focusing on issues facing Social Workers in Organisations and Private Practice.

An opportunity to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues at a local level.

Date: Monday 13 December 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Location: 162 Victoria St - Entry on Gregory St ("AECOM" building)

Mackay, QLD
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