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New South Wales

Date Event Location
Behind The Seen – Emergency Services See What Others Don’t
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Learn about the unique stresses of front line emergency services personnel (police, firefighters, paramedics and rescue personnel) and gain an understanding of the culture of emergency services lifestyle, including impact on family members.

Various, NSW
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
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The information in this one day course is a condensed opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in internal control psychology. The concepts presented in this course are those of Choice Theory® psychology which is an explanation of how the brain functions to integrate information. The aim of presenting a one day course is to encourage people to participate in CPD training in internal control psychology. Participants of this course can then go onto participate in the Basic Intensive Training with a one day credit. It is hoped that this creates a more flexible option for people for training as it can be hard to book in for 4 day courses.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
to be confirmed Basic practicum in choice theory reality therapy and lead management
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This practicum serves to assist participants to increase their knowledge base in CT RT and LM and importantly increase their skills by focusing on skills development experiences these applications in practice. Participants will be taught the value of questioning techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstration role-plays, practice, experimental exercises and discussions of Dr Glasser's ideas.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
Working with Parents with an Intellectual or Learning Disability
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

This workshop focuses on how to better support parents with an intellectual or learning disability by building knowledge of parents' needs and effective use of resources.

Sydney, NSW
Online Training Program for Practitioners - Engaging Fathers in Parenting Programs
Endorsed CPD: 2 Hours Online Workshop

Engaging Fathers in Parenting Programs is a national, voluntary, free training program for practitioners aiming to improve skills for engaging, working with, and retaining fathers in parenting services and/or interventions. It is available online now, for a limited time only, and can be used to contribute to your CPD (2 hours).

Online
TBA The Artistry of Facilitation: Training Small Groups
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The Artistry of Facilitation is an engaging and dynamic one day course that will assist workers to explore the theory and practical aspects of facilitating training groups. The course will ensure workers have the knowledge, practical skills and confidence in preparing, delivering and reviewing training sessions. The training will also focus on becoming an artist of facilitation – in particular, the subtle techniques and aspects of facilitation. The course is applicable to trainers in all areas – it is designed to suit both beginning facilitators as well as those that are more experienced.

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney, NSW
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 *

Byron Bay, NSW
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 *

Byron Bay, NSW
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 *

Sydney, NSW
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 *

Byron Bay, NSW
Semester 2, Date TBA Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Presentation Skills
Endorsed CPD 1 day workshop

This interactive 1 day course will assist professionals to understand and practice the necessary presentation skills and techniques to deliver engaging and inspiring presentations. The course will explore preparation/ planning and evaluation of the presentation, development of your own authentic presentation style, strategies to overcome nerves and challenging audiences; and, insight into the latest strategies and technologies (and tips!) used by inspiring speakers.

*Discount for AASW Members*

Sydney, NSW
TBC Oct 2018 Process Work Advanced Professional Development Seminar Series
Endorsed CPD: 56 hours per intensive

This series of seminars will apply Arnold Mindell’s most current Second Training and Process Mind and Deep Democracy to clinical skills, Leadership, Facilitation and Holistic Health awareness, in a collaborative, alchemical and experimental way, with a variety of facilitators from Portland and Australia.

Mittagong, NSW
18th Sep 2017 Safety Centred Practice in Child Protection - An Introduction
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Safety Centred Practice is a collaborative, solution focused approach to enhancing child safety within the context of family. This practical workshop focuses on safety centred engagement, assessment and planning skills.

Sydney, NSW
18th Sep 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self care in this participative and practical workshop.

Campbelltown, NSW
18th and 19th September 2017 Walking together: Creative ways of working with Aboriginal young people
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to experience for yourself creative techniques for working with Aboriginal young people, families and communities, including art, clay work and Aboriginal weaving techniques.

Build your skills in promoting social, emotional and psychological wellbeing in Aboriginal young people, their families and communities in the following areas:

  • Building engagement and offering accessible services
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Developing sustainable therapeutic programs.
Burwood, NSW
19th Sep 2017 Collaborative Partnerships with Other Agencies
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn what makes partnerships work and to establish and sustain strong, working partnerships, and take away a set of practical tools to use in your partnerships.

Sydney, NSW
20th Sep 2017 Diploma of Leadership and Management Get Recognised Workshop
Endorsed CPD: workshop - 3 days

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment and gain the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Some work will be required outside of the workshop.

Sydney, NSW
20th Sep 2017 Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn about the implications of living in domestic violence for children's development and their physical and mental wellbeing, and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence.

Newcastle, NSW
20th Sep 2017 Love and Loss: Grief from the Perspective of Attachment Theory
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

What do our early attachment experiences have to do with the way we grieve, and how can this knowledge inform our work with our clients, who have experienced significant losses? Find out when we explore this question in didactic, practical, and interactive ways.

Sydney, NSW
21st Sep 2017 Working with Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

According to Professor James Anglin, working-well with young lives in Care settings is more difficult than rocket science. Come and explore this space with us and learn about the realities of residential care work

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCPRT010 Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
Sydney, NSW
21st Sep 2017 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This introductory workshop will provide participants with an overview of the six core processes of ACT and the skills to develop and strengthen psychological flexibility in their own lives and those of their clients.

Sydney, NSW
21st and 22nd September 2017 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults: An attachment-based intervention for depression and related disorders A two-day introductory workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based intervention for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders across a wide age range of clients from children to the elderly. This introductory course presents an overview of IPT for adolescents and adults, then focuses on the development of the skills required to implement an effective IPT intervention.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Burwood, NSW
21st and 22nd September 2017 Creative Interventions for Family Change
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn creative ways to help children and parents through the challenging changes of divorce, separation and re-partnering. Ideal two day workshop for those counselling or running groups for children.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Sep 2017 Without question
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A one-day, practical course that is aimed at developing skills to improve the effectiveness of your communication.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Sep 2017 ';Death Literacy
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Develop a workplace culture that responds well to staff members experiencing loss. Join us for a unique experience to explore values and contemporary research to fundamentally strengthen your culture.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Sep 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Wollongong
25th Sep 2017 Self Care for Workers
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore the impact of stress on the brain and develop strategies for dealing with stressful situations. Take some time out to nurture yourself and rejuvenate your energy levels.

Sydney, NSW
26 September 2017 SANG (Student and New Graduate) seminar: Drug and alcohol social work in Public Health
Seminar

The NSW Branch invites all student and new graduate social workers to come along to our next SANG (student and new graduate) seminar.

These seminars are aimed to specially meet the needs of students and new social workers by providing specific skill based training.

Meet and hear from two highly experienced Drug and Alcohol social workers working within the NSW public health system.

Event details:

When: Tuesday 26 September at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start, concluding at 8pm.

Where: NSW Branch Office - Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Register: Please register here by Sunday 24 September

Cost: The event will be free for AASW members and $10 for non-members

Light refreshments will be provided.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
27th Sep 2017 Complex trauma and mental health
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Complex developmental trauma is the trauma of childhood neglect, physical and sexual assault, and exposure to family and community violence. This training explores mindful, strengths-based and creative counselling for transformation and recovery.

Sydney, NSW
27th Sep 2017 Legal Issues for NGO Providers in OOHC
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

This workshop introduces participants to key sections of the Children and Young Person's (Care and Protection) Act 1998 as it applies in NSW.

We will explore alternative options to long-term care orders, care plans, care orders, legal reporting obligations, alternative dispute resolution options and the Children's Court in NSW.

Sydney, NSW
28th and 29th September 2017 Creative Mindfulness
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

This two day workshop on Inspired Mindfulness offers a creative pathway to learning mindfulness. A theoretical foundation will be offered as a contextual frame for understanding mindfulness but most learning will come through immersion in creative mindfulness practices.

Sydney, NSW
5th Oct 2017 A Manager's Guide to Suicide Response
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This course will outline key strategies needed to ensure the tragic loss of suicide is addressed in the most effective and compassionate way by managers to ensure no further lives are lost.

Sydney, NSW
6th Oct 2017 From Birth Onwards - Caring for Babies in the Early Months
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Supporting parents and carers in caring for babies in the early months sets a pattern for building a trusting relationship and secure attachment.

10th Oct 2017 Working with Anxiety Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in Australia. This workshop covers frameworks for understanding anxiety disorders in DSM-IV and DSM-V, core features and evidence based treatments.

Sydney, NSW
10th Oct 2017 Crisis Intervention and Management (formerly Crisis Intervention Skills)
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Everyone is vulnerable to a crisis. We typically respond to matters of crisis by finding newfound resilience, or we block out the hurtful experience, or we breakdown. This training aims to support resilience, and effective crisis management and intervention skills.

Sydney, NSW
10 October 2017 SANG (Student and New Graduate) seminar: Landing your first job and thriving in it
Seminar

This seminar 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.

Event details:

When: Tuesday 10 October at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start, concluding at 8pm.

Where: NSW Branch Office - Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Register: Please register here by Sunday 8 October

Cost: The event will be free for AASW members and $10 for non-members

Light refreshments will be provided.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
11th Oct 2017 Building Parents' and Carers' Reflective Capacities
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Acquire the skills to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the needs and feelings underlying their children's behaviour. Learn how to engage in a reflective dialogue with parents and carers, speak on behalf of the child and offer developmental guidance.

Sydney, NSW
11th Oct 2017 Assessment and Referral Skills
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

A good assessment is made up of many things: trust, communication, safety and good decision-making, a great assessment requires a little bit more. Explore best practice assessment and referral.

Assessment can be undertaken in: CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2017 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families. Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to children and young people at risk
Sydney, NSW
12th Oct 2017 Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Newcastle, NSW
12th Oct 2017 Introduction to Family Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Explore two major models of practice in contemporary family therapy: systems theory and behavioural family interventions, and the key therapeutic strategies offered in each approach. The Milan Model of Family Therapy will be the focus. Parent training will also be discussed.

Sydney, NSW
13th Oct 2017 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

All of us working in the social welfare, children's, AOD, health and education sectors need to be able to identify and screen for DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, and be able to utilise good practice and safe responses.

Dubbo
14-21 Oct 2017 Process Work Advanced Professional Development Seminar Series
Endorsed CPD: 56 hours per intensive

This series of seminars will apply Arnold Mindell’s most current Second Training and Process Mind and Deep Democracy to clinical skills, Leadership, Facilitation and Holistic Health awareness, in a collaborative, alchemical and experimental way, with a variety of facilitators from Portland and Australia.

Mittagong, NSW
16th Oct 2017 Mental Health: A Recovery Approach
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Explore the values and concepts underpinning recovery and develop knowledge and practical skills to provide effective recovery-oriented services and supports to mental health consumers in a wide range of settings. Cover the fundamentals of non-clinical mental health work.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCMHS002 Establish self directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Sydney, NSW
16th Oct 2017 Developing Carer Training Skills
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

Develop skills and confidence in conducting effective carer training, both in group and one-to-one settings. Participants will become familiar with the content of the new training packages available for both general and relative and kinship carers.

Sydney, NSW
16th Oct 2017 Understanding and Working with Simple and Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

The workshop overviews the neuropsychology underpinning how we recover from and fail to recover from trauma. It provides participants with a map for trauma therapy and a range of techniques to facilitate this.

Moruya, NSW
16, 17 October A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Sydney, NSW
17th Oct 2017 Managing Challenging Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

18th Oct 2017 Storytelling and Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1.5 Hours Online Webinar

Stories are a powerful tool for creating change in people's lives. They open people up to new ideas, stir emotions and bring new possibilities and motivation. In this webinar we will consider what makes a story effective, hear some examples of powerful stories, and begin to develop our own stories.

Online
18th Oct 2017 Making the Intolerable Coherent: Working with Children in Care with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn ways of better meeting the developmental and therapeutic needs of children in care who present with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Sydney, NSW
18th Oct 2017 Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees - Canberra
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

Interviewing children about reportable conduct can be daunting. This interactive practice-based workshop explores essential knowledge about child development, good questioning skills and legal implications involved in competently interviewing children.

Canberra, ACT
19th Oct 2017 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR
Endorsed CPD: 8 week evening course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a highly acclaimed evidence based program cultivating emotional, psychological and physical resilience. It brings together meditative practices with current scientific understandings of human functioning. The 8 week program (2 hours in evening plus one Sunday retreat day) is highly experiential and includes systematic training in formal and informal mindfulness practices. It is open to health professionals and members of the general public.

Sydney, NSW
19th October 2017 Working with Diversity in Gender and Identity Expression - A One Day Workshop for Health Professionals and Support Workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar aims to enhance counselling practitioner’s knowledge, sensitivity and awareness for working with transgender people. Some of the topics covered will be; awareness of language when referring to trans people, scales of sex and gender, the current DSM gender dysphoria diagnosis, referral requirements for treatment and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards. Specifically, this training addresses background information, terms & definitions, diagnosis criteria, the prevalence of gender diversity & aspects of assessment.

Sydney, NSW
19th and 20th October 2017 Art of Grieving
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Explore and experience the healing benefits of supported grief work through art in this two day course.

Experiencing a significant loss or change, throws the world into chaos and confusion. At these times, people are challenged to re-define and re-negotiate much and often have trouble putting feelings into words.

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in an integrated practice. A one-day introductory training workshop including basic theory and practical skills training for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

On this one-day workshop, participants will have exposure to a very brief historical roots of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies: present and goal focused, and on the person, not the problem etc. There are definite advantages to SFBT, especially when sessions are limited and these will be presented and discussed along with some of the disadvantages of SFBT.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Double Whammy Masterclass - Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs
Endorsed CPD:1-day workshop

Seize the opportunity to take your skills and knowledge to the next level. Interactive, adult, group learning processes will be utilised to enable you to respond to complexity, using current best practice strategies.

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Child Sexual Assault - Helping Non-Offending Parents to Support their Child
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

This workshop will look at an effective conversation style that assists non-offending parents to support, believe and protect their children.

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Worker Wellbeing in the Face of Change
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to manage change and transition and the tools to remain optimistic and even excited about your future and stay well.

Sydney, NSW
20th Oct 2017 Double Whammy Masterclass - Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Seize the opportunity to take your skills and knowledge to the next level. Interactive, adult, group learning processes will be utilised to enable you to respond to complexity, using current best practice strategies.

Sydney, NSW
21st Oct 2017 Working with dreams and imagery in therapy practice. A practical and creative one day training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

During this workshop various creative ways of understanding and exploring dreams and imagery filtered through the backdrop of Gestalt Therapy will be explored.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Oct 2017 Domestic and Family Violence: Culturally Informed Approaches
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

This course is applicable to professionals who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in their work with families who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. This course will assume a prior knowledge of the dynamics and effects of Family and Domestic Violence.

Sydney, NSW
23rd and 24th October 2017 Creative Interventions for Children with Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Improve your knowledge of and skill in working creatively with traumatised children and young people (including those with a sexual assault history). Consider art and play therapy case studies and practice suitable methods and tools to work safely and respectfully with children who have been affected by traumatic events.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
24th Oct 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Refining Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to build on the foundations of motivational interviewing introduced in the introductory motivational interviewing course offered through CCWT. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to consolidate their skills, with a particular focus on the language of change.

Sydney, NSW
24th Oct 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self care in this participative and practical workshop.

Tamworth, NSW
24th Oct 2017 Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Understand what drives drug use. Learn how to do an 'on-the-run' assessment and how to do it warmly and even with humour. Experience strategies for individuals, groups and families that you can call on, should you decide that you can offer something to that young person.

Coffs Harbour, NSW
25th Oct 2017 Working with men who use violence in the home
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

A three-day course that is aimed at developing skills to improve the effectiveness of workers' engagement, communication and interventions with men who use violence in home settings.

Sydney, NSW
25th Oct 2017 Mindfulness for the Anxious Client
Endorsed CPD:1-day workshop

Anxiety is a normal response to stress but can contribute to persistent worry, sleeplessness and fatigue. Learn how mindfulness can reduce symptoms of anxiety, enhance psychological flexibility and be used professionally.

Sydney, NSW
25th Oct 2017 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR
Endorsed CPD: 8 weekly evening course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a highly acclaimed evidence based program cultivating emotional, psychological and physical resilience. It brings together meditative practices with current scientific understandings of human functioning. The 8 week program (2 hours in evening plus one Sunday retreat day) is highly experiential and includes systematic training in formal and informal mindfulness practices. It is open to health professionals and members of the general public.

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2017 Maximising Parent/Carer Strengths and Resilience
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Learn how to use a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with parents and carers to enhance parenting capacity. Refine skills in conducting assessments using strengths-based tools and techniques.

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2017 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Optimising Every Contact with Clients
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

SFBT principles and practices offer us practical ways to optimise change without being solution-forcing or dismissive of hardship. Leave ready to engage with reluctance and resistance stuckness in fresh ways.

Sydney, NSW
26th October 2017 Fighting Fair: 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 *

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2017 Loss and Grief that Comes with the Transition into Aged Care and Dementia
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Research confirms that older people found the transition into aged care challenging. This disenfranchised loss is addressed by providing proactive strategies that support older people (with and without dementia) through this transition.

Merimbula, NSW
27th Oct 2017 Safe Home Visiting
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Whether you are just starting your home visits or are experienced and want to review/refresh your practice, this workshop will help you to make your home visits safer and more productive. Use case scenarios and participant experiences to explore good practice policy, procedures and strategies.

Albury, NSW
30th Oct 2017 Professional Supervision: How and Why?
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Supervision can be more than a 'quick fix'. We explore the framework of four functions of supervision (accountability, support, development and mediation) and how to establish and lead effective supervision.

Sydney, NSW
30th Oct 2017 Community Engagement and Consultation
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Apply community engagement best practice to plan, facilitate and evaluate engagement processes, and learn innovative processes that reach people who are difficult to reach.

Sydney, NSW
30th and 31st October 2017 Creative Interventions for Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn ways to creatively help children and young people manage anxiety by reviewing relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, considering art and play therapy case studies and practicing suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and respectfully.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
1st Nov 2017 Advanced Applications in Narrative Therapy # 2: Re-authoring Lives and Thickening Preferred Ways of Being
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

For clients, translating insights and good intentions into effective, sustained action is often difficult. This workshop explores Narrative Therapy's rich repertoire of ways to initiate change and consolidate steps in a preferred direction.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Nov 2017 Staying Current in Child Protection
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

A refresher for staff who have previously completed the 2 Day Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk. Also customised for workplaces so staff can reflect and build on their current child protection policies and practice.

Campbelltown, NSW
2nd Nov 2017 Disability and Communication: Connecting and Respecting
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop will extend your communication skills and give you more confidence to assist people with disability through creative, experiential and interactive processes.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Nov 2017 Somatic Psychology: Accessible skills to enrich therapy practice. One day of training for introducing somatic psychology concepts and perspectives
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Your body makes your subconscious visible and engaging with your body palpably shifts your experience of life. This is the essence of somatic psychology. This seminar will guide you to deepen your understanding of this fascinating and widely applicable field for mental health professionals.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2017 Working with high conflict couples. Practical applications for engaging and managing high conflict couples work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a practical course where students are provided with clear ideas and process steps. You will be shown show how to move a high conflict couple session in a productive and helpful way. Learning will be by class discussion, group work, DVDs and case presentations.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Nov 2017 Supporting End of Life Care through Compassionate Listening and Mindfulness
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

At End of Life Care it is not 'fixing' of clients, but 'being' with them through compassionate presence that can provide meaningful support. Principles of palliative care, skills and resources will be presented.

Sydney, NSW
6th Nov 2017 Project Management
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn a project planning and management process, core skills for managing, working on and evaluating projects, and take away useful tools to use in your projects.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
Sydney, NSW
6th Nov 2017 "Everybody Hurts Sometimes" - Anger Management Tools and Strategies for Young People
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn about anger and explore approaches to anger management in adolescents.
Understand anger and adolescent development, the physiology of anger, mental health issues, disorders and disabilities, risk taking and learn a range of practical tools and strategies to help manage anger.

Sydney, NSW
6th and 7th November 2017 Symbols and Sandplay Workshop
Endorsed CPD: Two Days Workshop

Sandplay allows for the projective expression of one's personal inner world. Learn how to respectfully invite the creation of miniature scenes and stories that help clients see, know and change.

Sydney, NSW
7th Nov 2017 Affidavit and Report Writing and Giving Evidence in Children's Court for NGOs
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Legal Issues course or have previous experience in the Children's Court context.

This course focuses on writing Court Reports (Supervision and Suitability of Placement Reports),and Affidavit writing for s90 Significant Change of Circumstance Hearings. Giving evidence focuses on protocols and stages for giving evidence in Court with an emphasis on self care and seeking appropriate support.

Maitland, NSW
7th Nov 2017 Double Whammy - Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders (Training Only)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? Through presentation of information, discussion and experiential activities you will gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
  • CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions


Sydney, NSW
8th Nov 2017 Introduction to Social Media for the Community Services Sector
Endorsed CPD: 1/2-day workshop

This session assumes no prior social media knowledge and aims to build a foundation of understanding about the ways that social media can be leveraged effectively as a tool for the community services sector.

Sydney, NSW
9-10 Nov 2017 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
9th Nov 2017 Time Management and Self-Leadership
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Identify common time mis-management habits and learn how to make use of effective planning systems, even when under pressure.

Sydney, NSW
9th Nov 2017 Death Literacy - 10 things to know
Endorsed CPD: 1 day event

Develop a workplace culture that responds well to staff members experiencing loss. Join us for a unique experience to explore values and contemporary research to fundamentally strengthen your culture.

Sydney, NSW
10th Nov 2017 Supporting practice with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Newcastle, NSW
10th Nov 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Sydney, NSW
13th Nov 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self care in this participative and practical workshop.

Sydney, NSW
13th Nov 2017 Carer Training Familiarisation
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Find out about the changes in the training package for general carers, and how this has been adapted for use with relative and kinship carers.

Sydney, NSW
15th Nov 2017 Out-of-home Care Fundamentals
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

A practical introduction to essential principles which underpin working with children and young people in Out-of-Home Care for workers new to the Out-of-Home Care sector.

Tamworth, NSW
16-17 Nov 2017 Recognising and working with Complex Trauma - two days of theory and training for working effectively beyond single incident trauma.
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day training event addresses the stakes of recognising and responding to complex trauma (which comes in many guises) in light of current research findings and their implications for treatment.

Sydney, NSW
16th to 17th November 2017 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
16th Nov 2017 Manage People Performance - November
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Get the best out of your team by learning how to manage people effectively, address performance issues, support staff and encourage a positive workplace culture.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
Sydney, NSW
16th Nov 2017 Adolescent Risk Taking
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Find out what the latest research is telling us about what drives teenagers; take a good look at the social changes that have taken place in just the last ten years. Then see what this all means for developing really practical policies, programmes and strategies to help keep young people safe.

Sydney, NSW
20th Nov 2017 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn about child-led play therapy. Play therapy optimises children's self-expression and safety in counselling. Maximise your success in engaging with and supporting change for children 2-10 years old.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Nov 2017 RPL Upgrade to New Diploma of Leadership and Management
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

If you already have a BSB51107 Diploma of Management upgrade to BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management by RPL. Some work will be required outside of the workshop.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Nov 2017 Orientation to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work with clients who use and misuse alcohol and/or other drugs. Learn practical strategies to support you working in this often challenging field.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD002 Work with clients who are intoxicated
Sydney, NSW
23rd November 2017 Supervisors: Considering the Self within the Supervisory Relationship - A one day workshop to Assist in Deepening Supervisory Relationships
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How as supervisors do we know how much challenge, support, feedback, direction, education or disclosure to offer? This workshop explores how our personal reactions to supervisees guides us in our supervisory approach

Sydney, NSW
24th to 25th November 2017 and 8th to 9th December 2017 Supervision of Staff for Social Workers
Endorsed CPD: 4 Day Workshop

The aim of this course is to enable the achievement by all participants of a satisfactory level of competence for supervising social work staff in an effective, efficient and sensitive manner.

The course will focus on the development of supervisory skills, techniques and knowledge using a variety of methods, including presentations, small group discussion and experiential learning assisted by the use of video.

Sydney, NSW
24th and 25th November 2017 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Practice - A Two Day Introductory Workshop for using ACT in Clinical Practice
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behaviour-analytically-based psychotherapy approach that attempts to undermine emotional avoidance and increase the capacity for behaviour change.

Sydney, NSW
25th Nov 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
25-29 Nov 2017 Mindfulness and self compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives. Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
27th Nov 2017 CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

This course will teach you the fundamentals of CBT, guided imagery, counselling, stress management and relaxation. The emphasis is on using a positive approach with your patients.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
30th Nov 2017 Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) in Children and Adolescents: Addressing the Functions of Self-Harm in Young People
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

A two-day intensive skill development opportunity for clinicians. This workshop demonstrates the assessment and management of Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) in children and adolescents. In particular, the workshop focuses on addressing the functions of self-harm in young people.

Sydney, NSW
30th Nov 2017 Children & their families - creative ways of nurturing preferred stories One practical training day incorporating the skills of a Narrative Therapy Approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to give practitioners an opportunity to experience the cultural sensitivity, flexibility and responsiveness endemic to the narrative approach, which is so essential in working with children. This collaborative and practice based workshop will explore creative ways of working with children and families that nurture preferred stories.

Sydney, NSW
4th and 5th December 2017 Art Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn practical ways to use art exercises in counselling and group work. This hands-on workshop explores the use of 7 different art media so bring your apron.

Sydney, NSW
7th and 8th December 2017 Music Methods for Counselling
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Plato said, "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." Learn ways of using music in therapy in this two day workshop.

Sydney, NSW
25th to 29th April 2018 Mindfulness and Self Compassion 5 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 5 day workshop

Mindful Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives.

Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
25th to 26th April 2018 Mindfulness and Self Compassion 2 day workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Mindful Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives.

Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
3rd and 4th May 2018 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
19-26 May 2018 Process Work Advanced Professional Development Seminar Series
Endorsed CPD: 56 hours per intensive

This series of seminars will apply Arnold Mindell’s most current Second Training and Process Mind and Deep Democracy to clinical skills, Leadership, Facilitation and Holistic Health awareness, in a collaborative, alchemical and experimental way, with a variety of facilitators from Portland and Australia.

Mittagong, NSW
19th and 20th July 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
8th and 9th November 2018 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
15th and 16th November 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
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