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New South Wales

Date Event Location
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
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
23rd February 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
8-9 Mar 2018 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 1: Bridging the couple chasm - a research based approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Sydney, NSW
15th Mar 2018 Attachment across the lifespan: practice focused interventions for specific development periods Seminar 1 of 4
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Attachment consists of diverse lifespan phenomena. Studies have now expanded including all age cohorts: younger and older children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Both understanding and responding to attachment needs of each group requires knowledge of important differences and similarities, continuities and discontinuities. This seminar provides a unique overview of practical interventions applicable across the full attachment lifespan.

Sydney, NSW
16th March 2018 Exploring attachment and personality differences in therapy: when one size does not fit all. Seminar 2 of 4 in the Attachment Series
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The first half of the day will focus on providing an updated 2018 perspective on difference studies within Attachment Theory with a specific interest in ramifications for the counselling setting. Attachment differences in terms of avoidance and anxiety will be explored as suboptimal but not maladaptive attachments.

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
3rd May 2018 Therapeutic effectiveness: strategies for optimising outcomes with out current approaches - exploring a practical model of reflection to enhance our work with clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How good is your therapeutic effectiveness? We know that not one type of therapy stands out (Muhlhauser 2016) in terms of overall effectiveness, however, individual therapists (Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists etc.) clearly do. Within given approaches, research shows very significant variation between individual therapists.

Sydney, NSW
4th May 2018 Schema therapy: interventions for change - an introduction to schema therapy for use in an integrated clinical practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
4th May 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 4 1/2 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This face-to-face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. The course runs over four 1/2 days (9am-1pm), and one full day. (9am-5pm).

Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered. Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

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
1st Jun 2018 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 experiantial 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
21st Jun 2018 Core skills and techniques for working with couples. Foundational skills training and perspectives for effectively working with couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Working with couples can be very challenging and asks a great deal of the therapist in different ways to working with individuals. This training day is designed to give therapists an opportunity to learn systemic concepts when working with couples and to build confidence in this area of clinical work.

Sydney, NSW
28-30 Jun 2018 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 2: Assessment, Interventions and Co-morbidities
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers. This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

Sydney, NSW
29th Jun 2018 Active interventions: powerful techniques to enhance individual and couple therapy. Skills training in practice applications for use within any therapeutic approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In recent years, Action Methods have been utilised in a range of current therapies including ACT and Schema Therapy. This dynamic workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn a range of powerful methods (based on psychodrama and Gestalt therapy techniques) which can enhance the therapeutic work with individuals and couples.

Sydney, 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
27th July 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
23rd Aug 2018 Supporting aged and dying clients: essential considerations and skills - a compassionate and strengths based approach for clients and their families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many people claim that we will die the same way we choose to live. This workshop will explore this premise and the correlation of the attitudes of ageing with finally preparing for our death.

Sydney, NSW
24th Aug 2018 Dissociation and self states; knowledge for clinical practice - recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Dissociation – i.e. disruption to integrated psychological functioning – occurs in a range of forms and spans a wide spectrum of experiences. These range from `normal everyday’ (e.g. daydreaming, absorption in a task, `highway hypnosis’) to protection from overwhelm (i.e. a response to trauma).

Sydney, NSW
29th - 30th September 2018 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 *

Randwick, 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
19-20 Oct 2018 Motivational interviewing: helping people commit to change - two days of essential theory and skills training for immediate use with clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goaloriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for, and commitment to, a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Motivational interviewing utilises the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to engage a person in a conversation about change.

Sydney, NSW
26th Oct 2018 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 experiantial 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
26th October 2018 Clinical Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. 'The Rise Up Supervision Training' course provides a Certificate of Attainment for social workers, and is run by a social worker.

This 3-day face to face course culminates in a formal assessment phase, and has a pre-reading component of 80 hours. Supervision will become more of a necessity in society as the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are handed down, and the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare Workers is considered.

Your presenter has 23 years experience in private practice, affording them extensive insight into cases and a high standard of input into the issues presented in professional supervision.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Nov 2018 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 experiantial 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
2nd Nov 2018 Complex trauma: recognising and working effectively with our clients - a day of theory and training for working beyond single incident trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Complex trauma is highly damaging but frequently unrecognised and inappropriately treated. While current research in the neurobiology of attachment has major implications for treatment of trauma, the potential of these insights is not widely operationalised in clinical practice and confusion about the differences between ‘complex’ and ‘single incident’ trauma persists.

Brisbane, Qld
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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