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New South Wales

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

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

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

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

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

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

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

* Discount for AASW members *

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

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

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

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney, NSW
TBA Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Byron Bay, NSW
TBA Emotional intelligence in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Byron Bay, NSW
TBA Emotional intelligence in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

* Discount for AASW members *

Sydney, NSW
TBA Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

*Discount for AASW Members*

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

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

Mittagong, NSW
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
10th May 2017 Diploma of Leadership and Management Get Recognised Workshop
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

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
17, 24, 31 May and 7 Jun 2017 Critical reflection and self care workshops for supervisors
Endorsed CPD: Four 2 hour workshops

This weekly 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
17, 24, 31 May and 7, 14, 21 June 2017 Critical reflection and self care workshops for practitioners
Endorsed CPD: Six 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
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
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
29th May 2017 Chronic Sorrow: How to Support Carers and People with Intellectual Disability through Ongoing Loss
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Contrary to common practice, People with Intellectual Disabilities (PDI) do grieve and need specialised support. Develop proactive skills in supporting this loss more constructively as life continues to 'fall short' for carers as ongoing losses are realised.

Sydney, NSW
29th May 2017 Drug Use and Young People: Change and Choice
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
29th and 30th May 2017 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 *

Sydney, NSW
29th to 31st May 2017 Working with Bereaved Children
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Working with Bereaved Children has been created for those who already
have training and experience in general counselling. This course has a
strong skills focus and supervised role-plays and group reflection form a
large component of this training.

Sydney, NSW
29th and 30th May 2017 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 *

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
31st May 2017 Facilitating Parenting Groups
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

In this workshop we will look at key skills to establish and facilitate effective parenting groups, and use a range of approaches to assist parents to learn from their experiences.

31st May 2017 Culturally Reflective Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

A joint initiative of NSW Community Services and CCWT, this course will examine culturally reflective practice for working with people from CALD backgrounds, using the Culturally Reflective Practice model.

Sydney, NSW
31st May 2017 Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney, NSW
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
1st Jun 2017 Working with Young People in Residential Care, Foster Care and Other Care Settings
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Workers new to residential care work will benefit from the practical skills presented in this workshop and will gain an understanding of the theoretical background to residential care work. A client-centred approach is taken to establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with a young person.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCPRT009 Provide primary residential care
Sydney, NSW
2-4 June 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
5th Jun 2017 Mad, Bad or Sad? - Mental Health and Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore diagnosis and treatment approaches for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, deliberate self-injury, suicidal behaviours etc. Learn how to help and support young people and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Wagga Wagga
5th Jun 2017 Build your Change Leadership Capacity
Endorsed CPD: 1.5 Hour Online workshop

Learn to lead change effectively and strategies to get people on board with change and support them through it, and to create a 'change friendly' culture that fosters innovation.

Online
6th Jun 2017 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Hone your case management skills, learn about contemporary approaches, best practice elements, and successful responses to complexity, and how to use them in your work.

Maitland, NSW
6th Jun 2017 Introduction to Narrative Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn about Narrative Therapy, the hopeful approach to counselling and community work that is responsive to the politics of therapy in an accessible, fun and thoughtful way.

Sydney, NSW
6th Jun 2017 Men and Family Violence: Engaging Men to Take Responsibility for Using Violence
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This safe and informative practice-based workshop explores the issue of working with men who use violence in the home. This course is both theory and skills based, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues in relation to their work with men, observe a senior practitioner and practice their own skills.

Moruya, 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
7th Jun 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

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

Coffs Harbour, NSW
7th Jun 2017 Managing Aggressive and Violent Behaviour
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Predict, assess and defuse clients' aggressive and violent behaviour. You will also gain skills to make your workplace safer.

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
9th Jun 2017 Navigating Professional and Personal Boundaries in Community Services
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Navigating healthy boundaries with clients can be tricky at times, join us in exploring professional and personal boundaries in more detail. See how this can increase your overall well-being.

Sydney, NSW
13th Jun 2017 Islands of Safety - Structured Program Focusing on Violence Prevention and Recovery
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Islands of Safety is a structured program focusing on violence prevention and recovery. Safety of women and children is addressed through collective response-based practice.

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
13th Jun 2017 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

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
14th Jun 2017 Improving Interagency Meetings and Case Conferences
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn what makes interagency meetings and case conferences productive, and take away strategies and tools to help you plan, facilitate and participate interagency meetings and case conferences for good results.

Online
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
15th Jun 2017 "Challenging Behaviours" in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

An interactive and practical course that answers all questions about 'challenging behaviours', how to manage them, what works and what doesn't. Learn the strategies, know what to do, be ready for the NDIS.

Sydney, NSW
15th Jun 2017 Healing the Effects of Trauma on Children and Young People: A Creative Whole of Body Approach
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Most workshops on trauma focus solely on the effects of trauma on the brain. This workshop goes deeper into a whole of body approach. It will explore the effects of trauma on the body from cellular wellbeing to the major systems of the brain, heart, immune and electromagnetic field of the body.

Sydney, 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
16th Jun 2017 Finding Hope and Purpose Again: Compassion Fatigue
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Examine the impact that working with trauma, abuse and violence has on professionals, and explore the benefit of being compassionate to oneself. You will learn about self care necessary to be an effective practitioner.

Sydney, NSW
19th Jun 2017 Two Steps forward One Step Back: Understanding and Responding to the Complexities of Neglect (formerly Continuum of Neglect)
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Examine different types of neglect, its impact at different ages, assessment tools and a range of response strategies - including working with parents who neglect their children.

Sydney, NSW
19th Jun 2017 Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours: Responding to Young People
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

"Real world" strategies to manage and support those who may be self-harming and/or suicidal. Learn about mental health issues and responding to high-risk behaviours, duty of care, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality and the importance of worker self care.

Sydney, NSW
19th Jun 2017 Attachment Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Family therapists have known the ever reaching effects of parental attunement and attachment. This course covers models and practices specifically designed to harness attachment theory and put it into practice.

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
20th Jun 2017 Accidental Counsellor - Further Along the Road
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Deepen the skills and knowledge you gained in Accidental Counsellor with this practical one-day extension focused primarily on skills application. Note: Participants must have previously completed Accidental Counsellor to attend this course.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jun 2017 The Literary Advocate and Agitator
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This is a unique workshop for seriously optimistic, and subversive practitioners curious to inject creativity and invitations for change and growth into their writing. Whether your role is casework, counselling or community building come prepared to explore ways in which metaphor, visual metaphor artifacts and simple writing technologies can transform lives and keep social justice alive.

Sydney, NSW
21st Jun 2017 Parenting Advice: 100 Solutions for 100 Parenting Problems
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

A course jam-packed with solutions (including emotion coaching, time in and much more) to tricky parenting questions for parents of children aged 0-10 years. All solutions are based on top-quality research about the best way to support children's development.

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
22nd Jun 2017 Loss and Grief Work with Adults
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

'Grief has no rules, mourn your own way' is one of the new understandings of loss and grief which have changed much over the last 30 years. Renew your grief support skills and learn specialised strategies for suicide bereavement.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
Sydney, NSW
22nd Jun 2017 Safe Home Visiting
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

Campbelltown, 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
23rd June 2017 School Safety Education: Building Resilient Schools
Endorsed CPD: 4 Hour workshop

Designed for social workers working in educational settings this seminar focuses on practical evidence based strategies that build student resilience, mental health and wellbeing. The latest research, apps & online tools will be presented.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Burwood, 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 Person-Centred Approach in Disability: Mapping the Road
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Examine the reasons for and relevance of 'person-centredness'. Participants will reflect upon what working within a 'Person-Centred Approach' really means, by tracking the journey and development of this concept.

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
28th Jun 2017 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.

Dubbo, 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
29th Jun 2017 Staying Current in Child Protection
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Merimbula, NSW
29th Jun 2017 Groupwork Activities, Activities and More Activities
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Explore over a dozen activities to gain groupwork strategies that are dramatic, impactful and meaningful. Learn to move beyond the idea of icebreakers and focus on selecting activities for a specific purpose and for a particular group, time and place.

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
30th Jun 2017 Trauma, Identity and Hope: A Narrative Therapy Approach
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Trauma and abuse frequently attack a person's sense of identity. Explore a Narrative Therapy approach to working with trauma and abuse, with a particular focus on the strength and resilience of clients, and on developing alternative and more hopeful stories of identity.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Jul 2017 Walking with Clients through Pregnancy and Birth
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

This course gives information and perspectives on pregnancy and birth to help support workers to best support their clients in a time of significant transition.

Sydney, NSW
5th Jul 2017 Debriefing Skills
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Promote staff wellbeing and retention by implementing comprehensive debriefing processes and stress management strategies. This workshop considers debriefing and organisational processes, including those required for critical incidents and legal considerations.

Assessment can be undertaken in:

  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support services
Sydney, NSW
6th Jul 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
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
11th Jul 2017 Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Enhance your relational and therapeutic skills and examine strategies for supporting post-traumatic growth when working with adults who have survived childhood abuse (complex trauma).

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
15th Jul 2017 Social work and the NDIS: Opportunities and information on navigating the system
Workshop

The following introductory education series will provide social workers with the knowledge and skills needed for working with the NDIS.

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
18th Jul 2017 Building Diverse Workplaces
Endorsed CPD: 3.5 Hours Workshop

A diverse workplace makes business sense as well as being socially and ethically responsible. This workshop will focus on how to scope, implement and support diversity in your workplace.

Assessment against the units of competency BSBLDR504 Implement diversity in the workplace or CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

Sydney, NSW
19th Jul 2017 Lateral Violence
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

The workshop aims to explore the behaviours related to lateral violence and the impact on individuals, families, communities and organisations. Participants will engage in a personal journey to understand lateral violent behaviours and be encouraged to create strategies in reducing and managing lateral violence in their own work and personal lives.

Sydney, NSW
19th Jul 2017 Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Develop awareness of the emotional triggers for yourself and others during uncomfortable conversations and reflect on how to bridge the gap between current behaviour and successful outcomes. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in uncomfortable conversations.

Moruya, 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
20th Jul 2017 Staying Current in Child Protection
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

Coffs Harbour, NSW
20th Jul 2017 School Yard Bullying: New Ways of Working with Old Problems
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Faced with bullying problems? Some of the hardest issues we deal with as workers and parents include managing bullying situations. This course provides systemic understanding of bullying and new interventions.

Sydney, NSW
20th Jul 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

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

Wagga Wagga
20th Jul 2017 Understanding the Perpetrator of Domestic Violence
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

In this training we will explore the origin of the perpetrators destructive behaviours and what opportunities we have to transform these behaviours in the early stages.

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
21st Jul 2017 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological and Psychological Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic, scientific and holistic seminar reviews evidence based relaxation therapies, for both psychological and physical health. Relaxation therapies are innovative, preventative and focused health strategies. Seminar participants actively practice and teach simple, efficacious relaxation techniques to enhance clients' health and well being.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
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
26th Jul 2017 Conversations for Life
Endorsed CPD: 1/2-day workshop

This half day workshop will provide you with the tools to have difficult conversations about mental health and potential suicide risks with colleagues and friends.

Sydney, 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
27th Jul 2017 Advocacy and the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop provides participants with tools and skills to advocate for people with disability (and encourage self-advocacy) throughout the NDIS planning and implementation stages.

Sydney, NSW
27th Jul 2017 The Heart and Wall
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The Heart and Wall is a therapeutic resource informed by Narrative Therapy. It gives practitioners a simple tool they can use to engage in conversations that provide hope and possibilities.

Sydney, NSW
27th Jul 2017 Adolescent Risk Taking
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

Tamworth, 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
28th Jul 2017 The Science and Psychology of Flourishing
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Traditionally, psychology has focused on 'illness', neglecting the most important areas of our lives, like connection, meaning and resilience. Learn practical strategies that can be used for yourself and/or clients to improve mental health, resilience and wellbeing.

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
31st Jul 2017 Being and Working with a Lead Agency
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Explore the role and responsibilities of a lead agency, learn to coordinate the support process, and establish and coordinate an integrated cross-agency team for 'client-centred' results.

Online
31st Jul 2017 Art Therapy for Adults (formerly Introduction to Art Therapy)
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn therapeutic uses of art for individual and group counselling. Art therapy can optimise self-expression, allow complex and multiple meanings to be represented simultaneously and engender feelings of relaxation and mastery.

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
1st Aug 2017 Healing Trauma through Groupwork using Narrative Practices
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Reduce the isolating effects of trauma utilising group members as witnesses to transformation and healing through definitional ceremony. Remembering practice invokes others who support that journey.

Sydney, NSW
2nd Aug 2017 Supporting Resilience in People with Disability
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Living with a disability often places one in the position of disempowerment. Learn how to assess and enhance an individual's resilience levels, in order to plan and prepare for change.

Sydney, NSW
3rd Aug 2017 Aboriginal Workforce - Achieving Wellbeing and Avoiding Burnout
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Insight into how to manage the expectations of various work related stakeholders to avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and achieve improved wellbeing, confidence and resilience through culturally contextualised learning.

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 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Hone your case management skills, learn about contemporary approaches, best practice elements, and successful responses to complexity, and how to use them in your work.

Merimbula, 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
7th Aug 2017 Public Speaking and Presenting Skills Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

An opportunity for experienced public speakers/presenters to share and enhance your skills and techniques to become more focused, flexible, engaging and professional.

Sydney, NSW
7th Aug 2017 Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviour in Adolescents
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Explore challenging behaviours and the mental health diagnoses frequently encountered by those working with 'At risk' young people. Learn to understand and support young people with challenging behaviours.

Sydney, NSW
8th Aug 2017 Accidental Counsellor: 2 Day CCWT Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

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

Maitland, NSW
8th Aug 2017 Cultural Intelligence
Endorsed CPD: workshop

Discover and master the three vital skills of Cultural Intelligence to help you succeed when working across cultures with clients, colleagues and communities. Develop trust, credibility and strong professional relationships more efficiently and enjoyably. This advanced workshop provides you with a toolkit for recognising the cultural differences that matter most.

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
9th Aug 2017 Office Ergonomics for Employers (Train-the-Trainer)
Endorsed CPD: Four Hour Workshop

This is a Train-the-Trainer type of training with a significant practical component, enabling participants to independently conduct an Ergonomic Assessment, to maximise their workers' health and safety through correct workstation set up.

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
10th Aug 2017 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Practise the strategies used both within a DBT session and coaching. Explore agenda setting, chain analysis and contingency management and an overview of the Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness modules.

Completion of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:

Part A is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

Sydney, NSW
10th August 2017 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders - A One Day Workshop for Developing ACT Skills for use in Clinical Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will provide you with skills to assist your clients to change their relationship with the thoughts, memories, and images that trigger anxiety, and with the feelings themselves. You will learn how to bring acceptance and compassion to client’s worries, anxieties, fears, painful memories, and thoughts. This will weaken the string of these experiences and their power to get them off track from their vital life.

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
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
14th Aug 2017 Best Practice in Home Visiting
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

If you spend a lot of your work time in other people's homes, this course is for you. We will be working from real life scenarios to identify tools and skills to keep you safe before, during, and after home visiting, in what can be tricky and complex environments.

Sydney, NSW
14th Aug 2017 ADVANCED CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

This course is designed to expand your range of clinical skills with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy & counselling. There is a special component of regression and hypno-analytical therapy contained in this course.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
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
15th Aug 2017 Culturally Reflective Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

A joint initiative of NSW Community Services and CCWT, this course will examine culturally reflective practice for working with people from CALD backgrounds, using the Culturally Reflective Practice model.

Albury, 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
16th August 2017 Unlocking Childhood Trauma - Keys to Transforming the Body and the Mind
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop explores: the most recent research on the impact of trauma on the brain development of children and young people; provides a framework for understanding the effects of trauma for a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional development and functioning and; explores implications for practice. Participants will explore specific and practical strategies for promoting transformation for children and young people who have experienced trauma

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

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
17th Aug 2017 Accidental Counsellor - Further Along the Road
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Deepen the skills and knowledge you gained in Accidental Counsellor with this practical one-day extension focused primarily on skills application. Note: Participants must have previously completed Accidental Counsellor to attend this course.

Canberra, ACT
18th Aug 2017 Staying Current in Child Protection
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

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
18th Aug 2017 Therapeutics of Trauma Informed Care and Management
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Like cultural competence, the integration of trauma informed care practices are a central requirement for all psychosocial care services. This training aims to address the negative impact and lasting legacy that trauma has on consumers, and covers the principles and practices of trauma informed care for positive recovery.

Sydney, NSW
21st Aug 2017 Beyond the Prison Gates
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Develop specialist skills and knowledge about understanding the impacts if incarceration, offending risk factors and how to provide effective services to those transitioning from prison to community.

Sydney, NSW
21st Aug 2017 Responding to Sexual Assault for People with Disability
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop will equip staff working with people with intellectual disability to gain an understanding of sexual assault, including identifying, preventing and responding to this violence.

Sydney, 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
22nd Aug 2017 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Hone your case management skills, learn about contemporary approaches, best practice elements, and successful responses to complexity, and how to use them in your work.

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
24th Aug 2017 Growth Informed Groupwork Practice with Children and Young People who have Experienced Trauma
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Enhance your groupwork skills when working with children who have experienced trauma. The creative groupwork techniques you will learn and enjoy experimenting with in this course are based on the application of the theory and practice principles of growth informed groupwork and trauma enlightened intervention.

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
25th Aug 2017 Supporting Independence and Resilience with Clients (formerly Supporting Self-Management in Clients)
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Do you work with people who are seemingly unwilling or unable to make decisions for themselves? Mobilise client strengths, networks and positive coping skills and be part of creating true self-determination.

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 Responding to Child Protection Allegations Against Employees
Endorsed CPD:1-day workshop

This workshop will equip you with the skills to respond to child protection allegations made against employees. The training provides an overview of employer's obligations under the NSW Ombudsman Act. You will examine the steps involved in the investigation process, risk assessment and management.

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 Young People and Methamphetamine
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The use of methamphetamines among young people can be challenging for frontline workers. Equip yourself with information and practical strategies for assisting young people and their support networks.

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
29th Aug 2017 Providing Wraparound Support Best Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Wraparound is way of providing individualised, holistic and coordinated support for people with complex needs. Learn about wraparound best practice to apply in your work with individuals/families.

Online
29th Aug 2017 Using Narrative Therapy to Respond to Domestic and Family Violence
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This workshop offers practical responses to the impact of violence, supporting clients to tell their stories in strengthening rather than re-traumatising ways. Ideas to sustain workers will also be explored.

Sydney, NSW
31st Aug 2017 Introduction to Structured Decision Making - Safety Assessment and Risk Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

The Structured Decision Making system is an evidence based decision support system that assists agencies and practitioners with child protection responsibilities make robust, reliable and equitable decisions about immediate safety and future risk to vulnerable children and families.

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
31st Aug 2017 Grief, loss, transition and change: Creative ways of working with children, adolescents and adults to promote mental health
Endrsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in using a range of creative techniques for working on issues of loss. It will also provide opportunities for self awareness and strategies to maintain therapeutic poise in the face of the raw emotions of loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Burwood, NSW
31st August 2017 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression - A One Day Workshop for Developing ACT Skills for use in Clinical Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The aim of ACT is not only to reduce psychopathology but to enable people to flourish, i.e. to have a meaningful and engaged life. This workshop will give you the techniques to assist your clients to have a more meaningful and engaged life, bringing joy to themselves and greater willingness to be involved with others in their lives.

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
1st Sep 2017 Preparing for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme): Supporting Individuals Using Life Coaching Techniques
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This workshop offers the practical skills and resources required when supporting individuals prepare for the NDIS. Learn coaching techniques to assist with goal clarification and aspiration articulation.

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
4th Sep 2017 Facilitating Emotionally Charged Groups
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Increase yours skills and confidence in planning for, recognising and responding to highly charged, emotional and volatile training/group facilitation settings.

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
5th Sep 2017 Growing Children: Helping Parents Understand Their Child's Social and Emotional Development
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Use theories about emotional and social development to have a greater understanding of children who are experiencing social and emotional difficulties. Learn from a child psychiatrist's clinical examples and identify strategies to support children and their families.

5th Sep 2017 Staying Safe at Work
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Staying safe at work in our sector means having the tools, practical skills and confidence to effectively manage difficult situations in office, in community and in home settings.

Tamworth, NSW
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
6th Sep 2017 Appreciative Inquiry - Positive Planning
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Use inclusive, people-focused, strength-based approaches to discover and articulate your core purpose and to organise your goals, culture and practices to achieve that purpose.

Sydney, NSW
7th Sep 2017 Journeys to Success: Coaching Young People
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Equip yourself with new skills and tools to be able to coach a young person in shaping their goals and aspirations, honing their thinking habits and developing life long habits for success as defined by themselves.

Moruya, NSW
7th Sep 2017 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Build a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background of SFBT by demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools. You will learn how to apply SFBT to a variety of counselling situations.

Sydney, NSW
7th Sep 2017 Men and Family Violence: Engaging Men to Take Responsibility for Using Violence
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

This safe and informative practice-based workshop explores the issue of working with men who use violence in the home. This course is both theory and skills based, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues in relation to their work with men, observe a senior practitioner and practice their own skills.

Sydney, NSW
7th Sep 2017 Understanding the Transgender Person in a Welfare Setting
Endorsed CPD:1-day workshop

An introduction to transgender people as an emergent diversity. The course looks at understanding transgender diversity, dispelling myths, explaining interventions and providing up to date better practice frameworks for inclusivity.

Dubbo
8th Sep 2017 Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
Endorsed CPD: 1day workshop

Develop awareness of the emotional triggers for yourself and others during uncomfortable conversations and reflect on how to bridge the gap between current behaviour and successful outcomes. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in uncomfortable conversations.

Sydney, NSW
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
11th Sep 2017 The Interface of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Child Protection and Family Support Systems
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Learn to assist carers of children and young people with disability navigate the NDIS by understanding the interface of the NDIS and Child Protection and Family Support Systems.

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
12th Sep 2017 Protective Behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

In this course you will develop skills to adapt Protective Behaviours to support children and young people to develop communication, networking and safety skills to enhance their personal safety.

Sydney, NSW
12th Sep 2017 Case Management Masterclass
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Hone your case management skills, learn about contemporary approaches, best practice elements, and successful responses to complexity, and how to use them in your work.

Coffs Harbour, NSW
13th Sep 2017 The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with complex trauma and disorganised attachment in children adults and children
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this workshop Susan Hart will bridge the latest decades of brain research with attachment theory and developmental psychology, focusing on a core insight in personality formation – that the brain interacts with the environment through experiences of being attuned with important others. The key to understanding and healing such diverse problems as stress, posttraumatic disorder and even disorganized attachment is that they are responses to massive misattunement processes.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Sydney, NSW
13th Sep 2017 Working with Challenging Behaviours through Marte Meo Developmental Method
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Marte Meo offers a framework for supporting challenging behaviours from a developmental approach. It utilises video footage of client/carer interactions to analyse support needs and looks at 'problem behaviours' as an opportunity for development.

Sydney, NSW
14th Sep 2017 Writing Case-notes and Documentation
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.

Maitland, 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
15th Sep 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
15th Sep 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment can be undertaken in:

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

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

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

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

*FPS Relevant Activity*

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
25th Sep 2017 Effective Casework and Case Management
Endorsed CPD: 2-day workshop

Learn the fundamentals of quality case management, and develop essential skills and strategies in key aspects of strengths-based and person-centred case management.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
11th Oct 2017 Building Parents' and Carers' Reflective Capacities
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment can be undertaken in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
26th October 2017 Fighting Fair: Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment can be undertaken in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
14th Nov 2017 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: 1-day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
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
16th Nov 2017 Adolescent Risk Taking
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Assessment can be undertaken in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sydney, NSW
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
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers