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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
13, 20, 27 Feb, 6,13 and 20 Mar 2017 Critical reflection and self care workshops for practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Four 2 hour workshops

The weekly workshops run over 6 weeks will provide an opportunity for practitioners from diverse settings to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in working effectively with individuals, groups and organisations. A critical reflection framework of self-care, ethical decision making, and solution focused approaches will be used to assist participants in addressing current practice issues and challenges.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
21st Feb 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
Endorsed CPD: 3-day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a person-centred, evidence-based approach aimed at decreasing resistance and increasing the possibility of change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Sydney, NSW
22 Feb, 8 Mar, 22 Mar and 5 April 2017 Critical reflection and self care workshops for supervisors
Endorsed CPD: Four 2 hour workshops

This fortnightly workshop of 4 sessions will provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners to bring current practice issues on our work mentoring and supervising others for in depth critical reflection and to develop strategies. A framework of self-care, ethical decision making, critical reflection and solution focused approaches will be used.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
27th Feb 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
28/02/2017 AASW NSW Branch Field Education Practice group meeting
Meeting

'Enhancing the student's learning on placement'

Presented by:
Carly Down- Social Work Nepean Hospital and Peter Hogg- Social Work Nepean Hospital

Gold coin donation to cover afternoon tea is requested

You may participate by teleconference if unable to attend in person.Email aaswnsw@aasw.asn.au for details.

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
2nd Mar 2017 Memory reconsolidation and therapy; new perspectives on cognitive processes and varieties of memory in our work with clients - Seminar one of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three part primer for professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss situated cognition.

Sydney, NSW
4th Mar 2017 Exploring emotions as unfolding experience; emerging insights from emotion research & value for psychotherapy Seminar two of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

Sydney, NSW
06/03/2017 Self Employed Social Workers Practice Group meeting
Meeting

This group aims to provide an invaluable source of peer support, information sharing and networking. They will provide a forum to discuss and address the challenges currently experienced by social workers in self-employment.

This group meets on the first Monday of every month

Register here

7th Mar 2017 Step by Step 2016 Familiarisation
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Feel confident in using all the tools in the latest version of Step by Step. This one-day workshop provides experienced assessors with an overview of the tools to assess and review foster carers and kinship carers, and undertake Guardianship assessments.

Sydney, NSW
13th Mar 2017 KiDs SAY: Participation Power & Purpose - Providing Opportunities for KiDs Strengths, Hopes and Concerns to Drive Practice
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This will be an energising day demonstrating a range of interactive approaches and strategies to maximise participation and engagement.

It will increase worker's confidence and competence in promoting children's voices and participation in a range of settings and in developing purposeful practice which is shaped by KiDs needs, concerns, strengths and hopes.

Sydney, NSW
13th Mar 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
14th Mar 2017 Engaging people in treatment through the use of metaphor: a practical skills based approach for health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Engaging clients in treatment is critical to successful health outcomes. This workshop will provide practical skills to assist health professionals to use metaphors to explain health conditions, likely outcomes and treatment options to increase engagement.

Sydney, NSW
15th Mar 2017 Living out your profession in a generic world: knowing what you do and why
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many health professionals working in generic roles struggle to keep their professional identity. This workshop will assist health professionals to identify what unique professional skills they bring to their generic work role and be able to articulate it to others.

Sydney, NSW
15th Mar 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
16th Mar 2017 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - Manualised, Evidence-Based Therapy For Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

CPT is a cognitive-behavioural treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This two-day workshop aims at developing skills in delivering, CPT an evidenced based therapy.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
16th Mar 2017 Double whammy - co-occuring mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders
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
16th Mar 2017 Child Development and Attachment: Impact from Early Years to Adulthood
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Examine the implications of early relationship experiences for children's emotional development, and learn how to help parents who are struggling to meet their children's needs, as well as children who have experienced adverse early care.

Sydney, NSW
18th Mar 2017 Engaging individual personality differences in therapy: responding more effectively to clients - Seminar three of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss situated cognition.

Sydney, NSW
21 March 2017 AASW NSW World Social Work Day Celebration
WSWD Event

Save the Date!

NSW Branch World Social Work Day Celebrations

Where: NSW Branch office - Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, Parramatta

When: Tuesday, 21st March

Time: 5.30pm

Please join us to celebrate World Social Work Day.

More details to come.......

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
21 March 2017 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven World Social Work Day Celebration Dinner
Celebration dinner

Shoalhaven social workers are invited to join colleagues in the Illawarra for a World Social Work Day 2017 celebration dinner on 21 March.

All social workers and students are welcome to attend.

We view this group as an important collegial support forum and a stepping stone for SWITS members to membership of our professional association.

Shoalhaven
22nd Mar 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
23rd Mar 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.

Sydney, NSW
24th Mar 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.

25th Mar 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Muswellbrook, NSW
25th Mar 2017 The Daring Way™ for Wholehearted Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

Bondi Junction, Sydney
25th Mar 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
28th Mar 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.

Sydney, NSW
29-31 Mar 2017 Core Course - Bereavement Counselling
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

This core course in Bereavement Counselling has been created for those who already have training and experience in general counselling. This course has a strong skills focus and provides a comprehensive overview of the personal characteristics and professional education and training that are needed to be an effective bereavement counsellor.

Sydney, NSW
29th Mar 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.

Merimbula, NSW
29th Mar 2017 Workflow and Time Management
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Explore key patterns and habits, and develop effective strategies to achieve personal self-management of everyday pressures and tasks.

29th Mar 2017 Partners in Care - Carers and Caseworkers Stronger Together; Working with Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Partners in Care' is a collaborative peer workshop where workers and carers share power and knowledge, pool their skills and redefine roles to negotiate a consistent approach in working with adolescents.

Sydney, NSW
30th Mar 2017 Evidence based relaxation therapy: Psychoneuroimmunology. Evidence based, non invasive, simple, cost-effective and easy to implement techniques for health professionals to teach clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This unique one-day seminar identifies the latest evidence that demonstrates specific connections between thoughts, emotions and health. It includes theoretical, scientific components, practical sessions in relaxation techniques and encourages successful implementation of relaxation into clinical practice to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

31st Mar 2017 Schema Therapy. Interventions for change with the Personality Disordered: An introduction to Schema Therapy
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Schema Therapy has been designed to treat disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorder. There is now considerable evidence of effectiveness with RCTs.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
31st Mar 2017 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Historically the treatment for personality disorders was accepted as arduous and likely to fail. Now, working with personality dynamics is easily understood and readily achievable. This training explores the modern creative and mindful approaches to personality change that makes this achievable.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Apr 2017 Double whammy - co-occuring mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders
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

Coffs Harbour, NSW
3rd Apr 2017 OOHC Assessment Skills (Step by Step 2016)
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

Feel confident in undertaking carer assessments using Step by Step. This two part course enables new or inexperienced assessors to become registered Step by Step users.

Sydney, NSW
03/04/2017 Self Employed Social Workers Practice Group meeting
Meeting

This group aims to provide an invaluable source of peer support, information sharing and networking. They will provide a forum to discuss and address the challenges currently experienced by social workers in self-employment.

This group meets on the first Monday of every month

Register here

AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
5th Apr 2017 Let's Talk About Gambling
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of this workshop is to increase the awareness and skills related to addressing problem gambling within contexts other than gambling specific services. Learn how to identify when a person may be involved in problem gambling and develop strategies to engage and work with these clients.

Sydney, NSW
5th Apr 2017 Child Protection - 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

Moruya, NSW
6th Apr 2017 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.

Albury, NSW
6th Apr 2017 Communicating Assertively in the Workplace
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn how to speak up, stand your ground, say no and deal with conflict without being seen as difficult or coming across as aggressive.

Sydney, NSW
6th Apr 2017 Culturally Responsive Family Work with Migrant and Refugee Communities
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

In Australia, the area of working across cultures is no longer a specialist skill but central to all our practice. Participants will be introduced to a framework for culturally responsive practice and explore how this can be applied when working with migrant and refugee communities.

Sydney, NSW
26-27 April 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
26-30 April 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 Apr 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
27th Apr 2017 Navigating Your Way around Mental Health Law
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

This course will provide you with an understanding of mental health legislation and human rights, with a focus on the Mental Health Act (2007).

Sydney, NSW
27th Apr 2017 The Gordian Knot': Unravelling Complex Trauma and Mental Health in Out-Of-Home Care
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Understand the connection between complex trauma and child mental health and effectively integrate the two perspectives when responding to the needs of children in care.

Sydney, NSW
28th Apr 2017 The Nuts and Bolts of Writing
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation, and how to avoid some common usage errors, so that you will write more clearly, effectively and professionally.

Sydney, NSW
1st May 2017 Facilitating Conversations with Purpose in OOHC
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn about engaging and having purposeful conversations with care teams including carers, children and young people, and family members to focus on strengthening relationships and meeting children's needs. Explore how diversity can shape interactions, and identify ways to create opportunities to receive feedback to enhance practice.

Sydney, NSW
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May and 6 Jun 2017 Critical reflection and self care workshops for practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Four 2 hour workshops

The weekly workshops run over 6 weeks will provide an opportunity for practitioners from diverse settings to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in working effectively with individuals, groups and organisations. A critical reflection framework of self-care, ethical decision making, and solution focused approaches will be used to assist participants in addressing current practice issues and challenges.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
2nd May 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

Newcastle, NSW
2nd May 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.

Newcastle, NSW
2nd May 2017 Step by Step Briefing
Endorsed CPD: Half Day Workshop

This half day session will identify ways you can ensure quality and compliance in your organisation by effectively supporting and monitoring Step by Step 2016 assessments.

Sydney, NSW
5th May 2017 The Circles Concept of Addiction
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Understanding how all addictions develop and what can be done to effectively recover from them. A practical, entertaining workshop relevant to people working with addictions.

Sydney, NSW
6th May 2017 The Daring Way™ for Wholehearted Practitioners
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

Bondi Junction, Sydney
8th May 2017 Dementia and communication going into their space
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Learn creative ways to address communication changes that come with dementia and discover new understandings of their communication needs.

Sydney, NSW
9th May 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.

Sydney, NSW
11th May 2017 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

One day workshop will discuss key concepts of positive psychology, evidence based positive psychology techniques, their scope and the practical application of the interventions.

Sydney, NSW
12th May 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - one day of training focusing in particular upon Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders and their associated challenging behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD and NPD, with a focus on: learning to identify the symptom clusters of BPD and NPD; understanding the lived experience of consumers with BPD and NPD; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

Sydney, NSW
12th May 2017 Foundation for trauma informed care and practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

Newcastle, NSW
12th May 2017 What's Snow White got to do with it? Working with complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, Naomi provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The characters in the story will provide a conceptual framework applicable to all trauma symptoms and behaviours, including diagnosis such as post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma related psychosis, somatic symptom disorder, borderline personality disorder, traumatic grief and depression.

Sydney, NSW
15th May 2017 Trauma Informed Behaviour Support for Kids
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn how to use positive behaviour support strategies with children and young people with challenging behaviours and high support needs.

Sydney, NSW
16th May 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
Endorsed CPD: 2 workshop

Motivational interviewing is a person-centred, evidence-based approach aimed at decreasing resistance and increasing the possibility of change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Newcastle, NSW
17-19 May 2017 Wrapped in Angels
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

A three-day experiential based practice paradigm. Participants will learn theoretical underpinnings (resilience, trauma and attachment) and partake in the journey of making a blanket themselves.

Sydney, NSW
17th May 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.

Sydney, NSW
18th May 2017 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
18th May 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
18th May 2017 Trauma Informed Practice in Out-of-home Care (formerly Trauma, Attachment and Resilience in Out-of-home Care Case Management and Service Delivery)
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Enhance your understanding and practical skills when working with children who have experienced trauma and are in out-of-home care. The holistic model of service delivery that you will learn about is based on trauma informed practice principles.

Sydney, NSW
20th May 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Armidale, NSW
20th May 2017 2017 Professional Practice Symposium
Endorsed CPD: 1 day symposium

The 2017 Professional Practice Symposium aims to engage you with your community in the spirit of enquiry, learning, sharing and development. Our speakers will explore issues that are important considerations for professionals in the field of mental health and social care.

Sydney, NSW
23rd May 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.

Canberra, ACT
24th May 2017 Step by Step 2016 Familiarisation
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Feel confident in using all the tools in the latest version of Step by Step. This one-day workshop provides experienced assessors with an overview of the tools to assess and review foster carers and kinship carers, and undertake Guardianship assessments.

Sydney, NSW
25-26 May 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
25th May 2017 Difficult Conversations with Resistant Parents
Endorsed CPD: 3-day workshop

Explore an effective conversation style that utilises both a psychobiological and curiosity approach to engaging parents who are classified as involuntary clients and often labelled as resistant to engagement.

Sydney, NSW
26th May 2017 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
27th May 2017 Existential perspectives on therapeutic interventions. One day of training for introducing existential perspectives in therapy practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course aims to introduce participants to existential theory as something inherent in all client presentations, with a view to broaden their practice framework and interventions.

Sydney, NSW
29th May 2017 Manage People Performance
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
30th May 2017 Successful Restorations
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Working with birth parents around restoration needs skilled worker and assessment skills. Drawing on extensive experience in working with birth families, this course examines major factors contributing to successful or unsuccessful outcomes.

Sydney, NSW
1st Jun 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
19-21 May 2017 Doing death and dying well (deathwalker training)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Doing Death and Dying Well (Deathwalker Training) is a 3 day strength based training providing pallative care awareness to professionals working with people who are dying, their loved ones and carers. The training provides legal and practical knowledge around death and dying. It is experiential and educational in it's delivery, building resilience and developing skills that enable you to accompany the dying person, their loved ones, carers and bereaved on their journey during what can be a challenging time.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Jun 2017 Frontline Skills for Complaint Handling
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Develop effective skills and appropriate strategies for complaint handling. You will be given a step by step model for dealing with complaints, while examining different types of complainant behaviour and overcoming personal and organisational barriers to making and resolving complaints.

Sydney, NSW
5th Jun 2017 Child Mental Health Toolkit: Assessment, Planning and Case Management for Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues
Endorsed CPD: 4-day workshop

Learn from a child psychiatrist how to identify, assess and manage common child and adolescent mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment disorders, autism, ADHD and conduct disorder.

Sydney, NSW
5th Jun 2017 Casework and Case Management in OOHC
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Examine effective case management methods and specific strategies to develop and strengthen your OOHC casework practice. You will also explore casework principles, the every day management of client focused case planning and how to incorporate a therapeutic approach within a variety of OOHC settings.

Sydney, NSW
7th Jun 2017 Evaluating Projects, Programs and Services
Endorsed CPD: 7 Hour Workshop (One Day)

Learn practical tools and skills to evaluate your services, programs and projects to ensure that what you are doing is making a difference for clients and communities.

Sydney, NSW
8-9 June 2017 Group Therapy Training. Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

Sydney, NSW
8th Jun 2017 OOHC Development Centre - Foster Care Caseworkers
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

At the OOHC Development Centre your skills will be recognised and you will receive an Individual Development Plan to guide your future work related learning.

Sydney, NSW
13th Jun 2017 Everyday Play Skills and Attachment Rich Experiences for Use in Foster Care
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Develop practical play and attachment therapy techniques for use with children in OOHC and learn methods of establishing these evidence-based skills independently within foster families.

Sydney, NSW
14th Jun 2017 Therapeutic Parenting: Developing Safe & Nurturing Carer-Child Relationships
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This session will look at the core theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic parenting approaches, the meaning behind challenging behaviours, and will provide participants with practical parenting strategies.

Sydney, NSW
15th Jun 2017 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar expands the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on risk associated with maladaptive attachment.

Sydney, NSW
15th Jun 2017 Professional Supervision: How and Why? - Newcastle
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.

Newcastle, NSW
16-17 June 2017 Integrating the creative skills of Gestalt Therapy into practice. A practical two day theory and training workshop for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will equip participants with a range of tools to work more creatively with clients, and build the ability to use the ‘embodied’ self effectively in the therapeutic space, in an authentic and profound way. The Gestalt approach is holistic and awareness-centred and has a central focus on relationship and learning through direct experience.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jun 2017 Foundation for trauma informed care and practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jun 2017 Developing the Best Business Model for your Service in the New Environment
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Develop a business model to keep your existing consumers/customers and attract new ones and have a continuous source of income in a market, consumer driven environment.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Jun 2017 Attachment, caregiving, sexuality and power, clinical implications of complex behavioural systems.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar discusses the basics of Attachment theory and empirical findings accompanying each of the three systems. Practical applications will be integrated throughout the day.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Jun 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a one day course designed to give both new and experienced therapists the confidence and skills to work with a couple – particularly a couple who has presented in crisis.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Jun 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.

Tamworth, NSW
23rd Jun 2017 Workflow and Time Management
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Explore key patterns and habits, and develop effective strategies to achieve personal self-management of everyday pressures and tasks.

Albury Entertainment Centre - Albury, NSW
23-25 Jun 2017 Doing death and dying well (deathwalker training)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Doing Death and Dying Well (Deathwalker Training) is a 3 day strength based training providing pallative care awareness to professionals working with people who are dying, their loved ones and carers. The training provides legal and practical knowledge around death and dying. It is experiential and educational in it's delivery, building resilience and developing skills that enable you to accompany the dying person, their loved ones, carers and bereaved on their journey during what can be a challenging time.

Byron Bay, NSW
23rd Jun 2017 Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Strategies
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The workshop will draw upon a number of coaching models, and also introduce some resources for facilitating appreciative enquiry and learning from experience.

Sydney, NSW
24th Jun 2017 Arbitrary mind mapping: rapid breakthrough with stuck clients. Curiosity approach opening doorways of possibility in difficult client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Arbitrary Mental Mapping (AMM) is a pivotal technique that has emerged from the Curiosity Approach. An overview of the theory and science behind the Curiosity Approach will be presented to give everyone a clear understanding of the principles, but the day will be predominantly experiential.

Sydney, NSW
26th Jun 2017 Involuntary Clients: Challenges and Opportunities
Endorsed CPD:1-day workshop

Examine the specific challenges and identify effective approaches for working with people who are under pressure to change.

Sydney, NSW
26th Jun 2017 OOHC Assessment Skills (Step by Step 2016)
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

Feel confident in undertaking carer assessments using Step by Step. This two part course enables new or inexperienced assessors to become registered Step by Step users.

Sydney, NSW
27th Jun 2017 Children's Brain Development: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma, Supporting Resilience and Recovery (formerly The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma)
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Learn about the influences of early childhood trauma and abuse on the developing brain, nervous system, human behaviour and memory, as well as ways to support resilience and recovery. This workshop is a prerequisite for the workshop 'Beyond Developmental Trauma - What We Know About Changing Brains, and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults'

Sydney, NSW
29th Jun 2017 Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Hoarding Disorder and Severe Domestic Squalor is on the increase with an estimated 600,000 Australians affected. But how do you work with and support someone living in clutter? Like the proverbial iceberg, it's not what you can see on top of the water but rather, what's underneath.

Sydney, NSW
29th Jun 2017 Financial Planning for Community Sector
Endorsed CPD: 1.5 hour webinar

How do you value depreciation? What are the red flags in the balance sheet? These questions and more will be answered by the premier banking specialist in the community sector, Community Sector Banking. An essential webinar for you to prepare your budget for the upcoming financial year.

Online
29th Jun 2017 Supervising Case Management
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Hone your supervision skills to supervise case management for the best 'client' outcomes, and coach and support case managers to build their capacity, reflect and problem solve.

Sydney, NSW
30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017 Doing death and dying well (deathwalker training)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Doing Death and Dying Well (Deathwalker Training) is a 3 day strength based training providing pallative care awareness to professionals working with people who are dying, their loved ones and carers. The training provides legal and practical knowledge around death and dying. It is experiential and educational in it's delivery, building resilience and developing skills that enable you to accompany the dying person, their loved ones, carers and bereaved on their journey during what can be a challenging time.

Byron Bay, NSW
10th Jul 2017 Transition from Care-Planning to Leave Care
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore the impact of transition from care on young people, incorporate essential aspects and services in their Transition from Care Plan and identify ways of involving young people and important supports in their future plan.

Sydney, NSW
11th Jul 2017 Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees
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.

Sydney, NSW
13th Jul 2017 Engaging Parents: Establishing a Working Alliance with Parents/Carers of Children and Young People at Risk
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Enhance your clinical practice through proven skills and strategies to positively engage parents from the outset in your work with children and young people at risk.

Sydney, NSW
17th Jul 2017 Facilitation Skills for Consultations and Meetings
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Gain practical skills for facilitating planning meetings, community consultations etc. Be clear on what good facilitation is and how you can improve your understanding of self/others and your facilitation practice.

Sydney, NSW
18th Jul 2017 Assessing Children: Autism, ADHD or Trauma?
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Acquire the knowledge to assess whether a child's presentation relates to trauma, ADHD or to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hear from a psychologist and child and adolescent psychiatrist about approaches that optimise the outcomes for children.

Sydney, NSW
20th - 21st July 2017 RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017
Conference

RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017, Albury

'Inspirational Rural Social Work Practice'

Albury Entertainment Centre - Albury, NSW
20th Jul 2017 Managing Difficult Calls
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

The course will provide participants with simple, practical tips, ideas and strategies for managing a range of difficult calls. Self care will also be discussed.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jul 2017 Trauma and Addictions
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

The link between complex childhood trauma and adult addictions is well known (ACE study). The theme of addiction as a coping mechanism will be explored. Participants will gain the 'how to' provide a balance of trauma and addiction interventions for positive and efficient client growth and recovery.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jul 2017 Workflow and Time Management
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Explore key patterns and habits, and develop effective strategies to achieve personal self-management of everyday pressures and tasks.

Campbelltown, NSW
21st Jul 2017 Managing Counter-Productive Workplace Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This course will help managers and supervisors to explore difficult behaviours that can occur in the workplace. It will also help them manage difficult workplace behaviour when it does occur.

Sydney, NSW
24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August 2017 Advanced skills in critical reflection and self care workshops for practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Four 2 hour workshops

The weekly workshops run over 6 weeks will provide an opportunity for practitioners from diverse settings to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in working effectively with individuals, groups and organisations. A critical reflection framework of self-care, ethical decision making, and solution focused approaches will be used to assist participants in addressing current practice issues and challenges.

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
24th Jul 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
25th Jul 2017 Professional Supervision: How and Why?- Albury
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.

Albury, NSW
27-28 Jul 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
27-28 July 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
28th Jul 2017 Working with Children Under 12 with Sexual Behaviour Problems
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop will explore the sexual development of children and when that development becomes problematic. You will also examine the trauma contexts of children's lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour and the interventions that bring children back to normative sexual behaviour.

Sydney, NSW
31st Jul 2017 Facilitating Group Supervision
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Group supervision can develop a cohesive, team approach IF it is not habitual or minimal. You will have the opportunity to practise various approaches to facilitation and trial some resources.

Sydney, NSW
1st Aug 2017 Unravelling Poly Addictions - Addressing Substance Dependency and Behavioural Addictions
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Traditionally, there has been a mythical gulf between substance dependencies and behavioural addictions. Neurologically we now know that both stimulate the reward systems of the brain. This training explores treatment specific needs in alcohol, other drug, problem gambling, and other addictive behaviour.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Aug 2017 OOHC Development Centre - Foster Care Caseworkers
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

At the OOHC Development Centre your skills will be recognised and you will receive an Individual Development Plan to guide your future work related learning.

Sydney, NSW
4th Aug 2017 Mindful Leadership
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Mindfulness increases leader's capacity to think with clarity, act with compassion and speak with gentle authority. In this course, we will reflect on four essential elements of mindful leadership: body and breath, thought patterns, emotional regulation and actions.

Sydney, NSW
4th Aug 2017 Mental health and wellbeing of young people seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar equips social workers and other frontline professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools that they can apply directly in their work to support young people improve and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sydney, NSW
8th Aug 2017 Working with Birth Parents and Families
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Build your skills and develop strategies for working with birth families in OOHC, using a strengths-based and risk management approach.

Sydney, NSW
9th Aug 2017 Operational Plan: The Key Tool for Managing Your Organisation
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Develop a usable plan for the day-to-day running of your organisation, program or team, and learn how to support, coach, and motivate staff and teams to implement the plan.

Assessment can be undertaken in BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan.

Sydney, NSW
10th Aug 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.

Sydney, NSW
11th Aug 2017 Clinical hypnosis for health professionals - two day training to enhance existing therapy
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this 2 day workshop you will be taught to identify where your existing techniques encompass the hypnotic state. By understanding the constituents of the hypnotic state gives you the capacity to delineate when hypnosis already exists in your techniques and therapy and gives you the capacity to use those techniques hypnotically. Alternatively, you can also use what you will learn in this workshop as a stand-alone technique to reinforce existing frameworks.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
14-18 Aug 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
14th Aug 2017 Children, Family and Domestic Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Explore strategies for working with children who have lived through family and domestic violence to support resilience and avoid further traumatising.

Sydney, NSW
15th Aug 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.

Newcastle, NSW
16th Aug 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
Endorsed CPD: 3-day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a person-centred, evidence-based approach aimed at decreasing resistance and increasing the possibility of change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Sydney, NSW
16th Aug 2017 Grant and Tender Writing
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Write applications that are focused, easy to read and persuasive; and that meet the needs of the funders. Bring examples that you want to work on.

Sydney, NSW
17th Aug 2017 Beyond Developmental Trauma - What We Know about Changing Brains, and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Explore intervention strategies that target or are linked to different neurological systems, and learn how to embed these strategies through individual case planning into a reparative care environment. Your learning will be based on informed neurodevelopmental theory including a range of models.

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of the neuro-developmental impact of trauma.

Sydney, NSW
18th Aug 2017 Project Management (Campbelltown)
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
Campbelltown, NSW
22nd Aug 2017 Personality Disorders: A Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory Perspective
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

The workshop takes an in depth look at personality development and the aetiology of personality disorders. Participants are given a schema to understand how complex clients work and how best to approach their therapy.

Sydney, NSW
22nd Aug 2017 Restricted Practices in OOHC
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Restricted Practices - a necessary evil. How to ensure restricted practices are used appropriately and responsively within a trauma informed approach to caring for children in OOHC.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Aug 2017 Cultural Identity for Children and Young People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds in OOHC: Putting the Principle into Practice
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Supporting positive cultural identity for migrants and refugees in OOHC is easier said than done. This course aims to take participants past the basics of cultural exposure into more meaningful and practical ways to support a child's development of positive cultural identity.

Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2017 Masterclass in Supervision Skills
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop is for experienced supervisors who want to review their supervision practice and extend their supervision skills. We will consider supervision around practice dilemmas and working with complexity.

Sydney, NSW
25th Aug 2017 Holistic Assessment and Formulation. For practitioners working with young people and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop explores strategies for making the assessment and case formulation process meaningful for both the client and the clinician. A holistic model for assessment, formulation and treatment for young people and adults will be outlined.

Sydney, NSW
25th Aug 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.

Sydney, NSW
25th Aug 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
26th Aug 2017 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will highlight ways in which IPT-A is developmentally appropriate for young people. A brief overview of the evidence base, theory, framework and techniques of IPT-A will be presented. General principles for working with adolescents and young adults, drawn from a range of therapy approaches, including IPT, will then be explored.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Sydney, NSW
28th Aug 2017 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy.

Sydney, NSW
28th Aug 2017 OOHC Assessment Skills (Step by Step 2016)
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

Feel confident in undertaking carer assessments using Step by Step. This two part course enables new or inexperienced assessors to become registered Step by Step users.

Sydney, NSW
31st Aug 2017 Talking with Kids about Tricky Topics
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore resources to help you to talk with kids you work with or care for about tricky topics such as mental illness, domestic violence, parent in jail and others.

Sydney, NSW
1st Sep 2017 Out of awareness: working with self states and dissociation. Recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar introduces the phenomenon of dissociation in its various forms, it also addresses the high stakes of attending to dissociation in the context of therapy.

Sydney, NSW
4th Sep 2017 Step by Step 2016 Familiarisation
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Feel confident in using all the tools in the latest version of Step by Step. This one-day workshop provides experienced assessors with an overview of the tools to assess and review foster carers and kinship carers, and undertake Guardianship assessments.

Sydney, NSW
5th Sep 2017 Culturally Responsive Family Work with Migrant and Refugee Communities
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

In Australia, the area of working across cultures is no longer a specialist skill but central to all our practice. Participants will be introduced to a framework for culturally responsive practice and explore how this can be applied when working with migrant and refugee communities.

Canberra, ACT
6th Sep 2017 Recognising and Responding to the Abuse of Older People
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Improve your skills and confidence in recognising and responding to the abuse of older people.

Sydney, NSW
6th Sep 2017 Children's Brain Development: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma, Supporting Resilience and Recovery (formerly The Neurobiology of Childhood Trauma)
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Learn about the influences of early childhood trauma and abuse on the developing brain, nervous system, human behaviour and memory, as well as ways to support resilience and recovery. This workshop is a prerequisite for the workshop 'Beyond Developmental Trauma - What We Know About Changing Brains, and Changing Outcomes for Children and Young Adults'

Wagga Wagga
11th Sep 2017 Employment Issues for Small to Medium NGOs
Endorsed CPD: 1.5 hours Workshop

This webinar will assist small to medium NGOs to understand Australia's employment laws, child protection system, role of the Fair Work Commission and other work-related issues.

Online
11th Sep 2017 Relative Care
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn the differences between kinship and foster care, and explore new practice frameworks which embed strengths-based, culturally appropriate ways of working with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kinship carers.

Sydney, NSW
12th Sep 2017 New Managers and Coordinators
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Gain new skills and tools that will assist you to be effective in your role as a manager or coordinator. This workshop includes topics such as supervision, managing team conflict, planning and prioritising and problem solving.

Sydney, NSW
15th Sep 2017 Personality Disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Historically the treatment for personality disorders was accepted as arduous and likely to fail. Now, working with personality dynamics is easily understood and readily achievable. This training explores the modern creative and mindful approaches to personality change that makes this achievable.

Sydney, NSW
18th Sep 2017 Life Story Work
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore frameworks, develop skills and discover a variety of methods for effective life story work to help children and young people in OOHC develop a positive identity and cohesive narrative about their life.

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
22nd Sep 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 personality disorders - 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
16-17 Nov 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
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
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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers