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New South Wales

Date Event Location
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current.

Newcastle, NSW
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current.

Sydney, NSW
Managing Vicarious Trauma in Legal and Justice Sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training for legal and justice personnel acknowledges the significant risk of vicarious trauma (VT) and burnout in daily practice and distinguishes between them. In so doing it supports you, professionally and personally, to stay safe, healthy and resilient.

Sydney, NSW
13 October 2020 Credential Information Webinar
Information Session

Join us for for a 45-minute lunchtime webinar to gain a deeper understanding of why are credentials important, what’s involved in applying and how a credential sets you apart.

Online
Weekly 23 Sep to 28 Oct 2020 Online - Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Sep/Oct)
Online Workshop

This workshop is now at capacity, if you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au.

This contracted online version of the two full day workshop is designed to encompass Focused Psychological Strategies which can benefit the quality and efficacy of casework relationships by adding a deeper Psychological dimension to social work and other practices.

Brisbane, Qld
9 October 2020 The Role of Social Workers in Mental Health Promotion
Webinar

Social workers play a vital role in supporting people living with mental health conditions, and their carers. However, their skills extend beyond direct care. This webinar will discuss the role social workers can play in mental health promotion. The presenters will provide an overview of contemporary approaches to mental health promotion with a particular focus on efforts to prevent the onset of mental health conditions among children and young people, and early intervention efforts targeted to young people from vulnerable populations.

Free webinar

Online
Monday 12th October 2020 Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Family and Domestic Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities.

Online
14 & 21 Oct 2020 Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops
Online Workshop

Join Meredith Waugh on this two half day Webinars for best practice principles/standards in Case Planning and making case notes.

Online
19-20 Oct 2020 The Double-Bind: Dissociation vs Mindfulness in bonding, attachment, traumatic injury and repair
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day training we will explore the function and processes of dissociation and learn why mindfulness is so terrifying yet fundamental to healing. We will take a tour of the most primitive and most expansive areas of humanity in order to learn how to bring quality and peace to our own, as well as our clients, life.

Sydney, NSW
19-21 Oct 2020 Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training Program and Workshop with Dr Darryl Wade
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

This training workshop will give social workers the confidence and skills to use Prolonged Exposure therapy to help clients recover from posttraumatic stress disorder and related mental health issues. The training incorporates pre-training online learning, lecture, discussion, demonstration therapy videos, and skill development exercises with feedback.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Sydney, NSW
21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov & 2 Dec Understanding Eating Disorders
Webinar Series

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only!

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
21 Oct 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Does my client have an eating disorder?'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar where we will explore the prevalence of eating disorders and the necessity to screen clients during an initial assessment. Clinicians will also be taken through the specific eating disorder factors that need to be included in a comprehensive psychosocial assessment if the client has a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
23-25 Oct 2020 Deathwalker training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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

Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 27th October 2020 Domestic and Family Violence in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on DFV in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities

Webinar
Tuesday 27 October 2020 Transitioning From Student to Professional: Student and New Graduate Webinar
Webinar

This ever-popular webinar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on the insight and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice. An inspiring session that will help you consider how to prepare yourself to step out as a professional social worker and how to navigate the early stages of your career.

Hosted by the Victorian Branch, this event is open to social work students and new graduates throughout Australia.

Webinar
30 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 Deathwalker training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

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

Byron Bay, NSW
4-5 Nov 2020 Deep Dive - Sexual Attitudes Reassessment
Endorsed CPD: 2 day course

The primary purpose of a Deep Dive SAR is to assist participants to evaluate their biases, values, attitudes, and feelings regarding a variety of sexuality topics.
This two-day intensive course utilises multimedia, speakers, panels, and small group discussion to provoke an experiential, cognitive, and affective deep dive exploring the range of human sexual expression and behaviour.

*this event date may change due to current Covid 19 pandemic*

*AASW member discount*

Sydney, NSW
4 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar will highlight specific therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of adolescents and adults with an eating disorder. It will explore evidence based treatments recommended by the NICE guidelines. The goals of treatment, which are specific to eating disorders, will be discussed highlighting the need for therapists to focus on both the physical and psychological aspects of the illness in order to ensure recovery.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Thursday 5th November 2020 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
7-9 Nov 2020 EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner Certification
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

The EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certification is a 3 day engaging and deeply interactive course. Over the 3 days you will learn how to use EFT for yourself, with individual clients and in groups. There is also a short pre training to complete online. The wide range of benefits of EFT as a therapeutic tool is being increasingly recognised, largely due to numerous research studies conducted to assess the benefits of the modality. You will learn to use EFT to reduce stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, cravings, pain, phobias and more… The EFT Certification is suitable for participants from all levels of the Social work profession – from student to advanced practitioner.

* AASW Member Discount *

Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 11 November 2020 Connect:ED Webinar - Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

‘Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers’

Presenter: BJ Newton

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

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

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Online

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Webinar
18 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: BORDERLINE (BPD), NARCISSISTIC (NPD) & ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDERS (ASPD) - Understanding and responding to these highly challenging client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The unpredictability of mood swings and rages associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be confusing and challenging for family, friends, colleagues and therapists alike. The hidden agenda and ruthlessness associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) can be dangerous.

This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
18 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'At school with an eating disorder'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar aims to focus on up-skilling school counsellors and wellbeing staff within the education system by highlighting the importance of early identification of eating disorders. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate ways to respond to young people displaying symptoms of an eating disorder and how to support the young person and their family within the school setting throughout treatment. Discussion will also include how to work collaboratively with an external treating team.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
18 Nov 2020 Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater+Gordon - Documentation, Report Writing and Attending Court
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Slater+Gordon's Maggie Poole for a lunchtime Webinar!

Brisbane, Qld
18th November 2020 Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction)
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction) presented by Gail Green.

This introduction is most useful to those working in therapeutic programs or when specific change is an expected outcome for clients but it is also useful to general counsellors to ‘raise their level of curiosity about client stories’.

Online
Thursday 19th November 2020 Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims which will explore some concepts related to perceptions of recovery and healing that informed by Islamic concepts.

Online
20 Nov 2020 Creating
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to couple and family therapy for therapists wanting to enhance their skills in working with the complexity of managing multiple relationships in the therapy space. It will explore the impact of overt and covert trauma on relationship functioning and how to respond therapeutically in a relational way to the emotional pain that arises from such experiences.

Sydney, NSW
2 Dec 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Fat is not a feeling - Language Matters'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner.

The words we use in treating someone with an eating disorder can have a powerful effect on the way in which they perceive their illness and often, themselves as an individual. This webinar will explore the nuances of language within the field of eating disorders, and how people with an eating disorder often interpret and misinterpret words they hear from those around them. We will also explore how to use language in order to encourage a more recovery-focussed approach to treating the illness.

This webinar forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Monday 7th December 2020 Female genital Cutting/Mutilation
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Female genital Cutting/Mutilation. The content is relevant to social workers working in a health setting, in particulars OBS and GYNAE, but is relevant to all social workers.

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities which will provide guidelines concerning assessment and intervention when working with Muslim clients and families.

Online
7-9 Mar 2021 Individual & Group Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day training

Supervision is an esential safeguard for clients, a support for professionals and a process which practitioners can develop their skills and competence.

This course can be distinguised from other course as it offer comprehensive training with opportunities for hand on experience. There is an emphasis on practical knowledge and skills with the content grounded in evidence based research and years of practice which brings together psychogical and management theories within experiential model.

Sydney, NSW
09 & 10 Jun 2021 Art Based Therapeutic Activities for children and young people: Building resilience and mental health through creative expression
Workshop

This two day hands-on workshop, by an experienced and registered art therapist and social worker, will be practice based, and will provide experiential learning into a range of art based activities suitable for working creatively with children and young people, including those who have experienced trauma, and/or who have mental health issues or disabilities.

The workshop will also include theoretical underpinnings based on neuroscience and will provide information on the evidence base for this approach.

Brisbane, Qld
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