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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.

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
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
27 June 2022 Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions
Webinar

This webinar will draw on Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Client Directed-Outcome Informed Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. The techniques from these models allow practitioners to maintain clarity in another’s crisis, modify their and their client’s expectations of what can be done and help clients to achieve small, but important goals to set the foundations for ongoing recovery and/or thriving in the face of adversity.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Clinical

Online
27th June 2022 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-June 22
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: Running a small business

Date: 27th June 2022
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
28 & 29 June 2022 Walk with me: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Autistic Adults - June
Virtual Workshop

This two-part interactive workshop will take an evidence-based approach and will offer participants the opportunity to develop strategies for working with Autistic adults using ACT, both individually and with groups in the form of a half-day retreat.

The workshops will incorporate case studies, group discussions, and interactive activities, and will provide further opportunities for self-directed learning and reflection.

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Disability; Mental Health (FPS)

Online
Tuesday 28 June 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - June
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group Meeting

Topic Discussion: Dr Jo Mensinga will facilitate a discussion on: “The relevance of the Yamas and Niyamas for social work practice”. Please source and read the article below, "Arielle Dylan & Kody Muncaster (2021) The yamas and niyamas of ashtanga yoga: relevance to social work practice, Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 40:4, 420-442, DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2021.1912686"


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
4 July 2022 Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar

This webinar will outline the role of social work in residential aged care facilities (RACF) and present a framework of practice that has evolved as an effective way of engaging with Older Adults. “Normative Narrative Practice” will emphasize the need for our practice to be normalized as opposed to being focused on pathology and diagnosis.

The webinar will also highlight the special role that Narrative Therapy and Reminiscence can play in addressing the emotional wellbeing needs of older adults entering RACF’s through reflection and the telling and retelling of stories. The importance of understanding the nature and type of relationship between social worker and client that has the best chance of developing trust, transparency and authenticity in this age group is also explored.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
4th July 2022 WA Human Animal Bond Networking Group July
Meeting

WA Branch is proud to host Social work practice within the human-animal bond Networking Group meeting for those who work in the area or are interested in this practice.

Online
5th July 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Northern July
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for a dinner get together.

Facilitator: Roslyn Poole

Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: The Berry Hotel Coachhouse Restaurant, 120 Queen Street, Berry NSW

Berry
12 July 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - July
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

This event is now sold out - please click here for September's workshop.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Wednesday2 13 July 2022 NSW - NAIDOC Week - Uluru Statement from the Heart presented by The Uluru Youth
Webinar

NAIDOC Week

Uluru Statement from the Heart presented by The Uluru Youth

The Uluru Youth are a collective group of young first Nations Peoples who support the Uluru Statement from the Heart
and a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution. We stand by the mandate of the Uluru Statement
for Voice, Treaty and Truth.

Online
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 VIC - What is Our Social Worker Identity? webinar
Webinar

VIC Branch: Victorian Professional Identity and Events Sub-Committee (VPIE) is pleased to present the following webinar: What is Our Social Worker Identity?

If you are like most social workers you have probably felt misunderstood by colleagues from other disciplines at some time. Our values make us a little different than other professions. But, when it comes to trying to explain the differences we feel ill equipped to explain the differences. This leads us to question our identity as social workers. What is it that really makes us different? What are our values? What really makes up our social work identity? In this two hour lunchtime session we will hear from a panel of experts who will guide us to answer these questions and who will ask us more. Join us as we seek to understand the social work identity.

Members - $20 inc GST
Student Members - $15 inc GST
Non-Members - $40 inc GST

CPD Category 3: Professional Identity - Attending an AASW Event

Online
14 & 21 July 2022 Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) for Mood Disorders
Virtual Workshop

Diaphragmatic Breathing (DB) is evidence-based, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, cost-effective and simple. Social workers are ideally placed to integrate DB for anxiety, depression and mood disorders experienced by their clients.

This two-part interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience, and learn and develop proficiency in slow, diaphragmatic breathing as a simple skill for mental health practice.

  • facilitator-led workshops: 5 hours
  • self-directed learning and practice:1 hour

6 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
14th July 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern July
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: Thursday 14th July 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
19 July 2022 NSW Northern Rivers PG - July 2022
Meeting

1.5CPD hours

Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting.

Topic: Institutional Abuse
Presenter: Josh McKay

Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022
Time: 12.00-1.30pm
Venue: Zoom - receive link on registration

Online
25th July 2022 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-July 22
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: Diversity of Private Practice (Panel discussion)

Date: 25th July 2022
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 26 July 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - July
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 27th July 2022 AEST NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws in NSW- implications for Social Work
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws in NSW- implications for Social Work

Expertise in end of life conversations is a crucial social work skill in many domains of clinical practice.
With the imminent implementation of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in NSW, this webinar will
focus on the ethical and access issues for individuals who seek to avail themselves of medication to
end their lives and will address the social work role in this emerging space.

Online
Wednesday 3rd August 2022 NSW Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Friday 5th August 2022 NSW Social Workers in Disability (SWID) Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

SWID is an AASW Practice Group for Social Workers working in the field of Disability Services, both in Government and Non-Government Organisations. Its main purpose is to facilitate support, networking, lobbying and professional development. Any Social Worker in the field of Disability, from any organisation is welcome to join.

Date: Friday 5th August 2022

Time: 10am - 12pm

Online: Zoom details provided on registration.

Online
10 August 2022 SA - The Consumers Voices in Child Protection
Presentation

Panel of presenters will discuss their personal experiences in the child protection system and identify changes that should be made.

Online
Wednesday 10th August 2022 AEST NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress

Over 60% of men who die by suicide have been in contact with mental health services prior to their death. As therapists, when men come through our door, we need to ensure we’re offering therapy that meets them where they’re at. The aim of this webinar is to increase therapists’ awareness, skills and confidence to engage, connect with, and respond more effectively to their male clients.

Presenter: Dr Zac Seidler

Online
11 August 2022 Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will explain the NDIS service system and your social work role within it, providing strategies to market and promote your point of difference to build a stable and professionally rewarding caseload of NDIS Participants for the long-term.

Common service delivery challenges and misconceptions will be clarified including:

  • Service Agreements, item numbers and cancellations
  • Key language and terminology to use in letters and reports
  • NDIS funding (core supports, capacity building and capital)
  • Practice issues (neurodevelopmental conditions and psychosocial disability)

Additionally, the scope of social work in the NDIS will be traversed with on-the-ground tips and hints (including traps to avoid) when working within the NDIS service system.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability

Online
16 August 2022 A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families
Webinar

This webinar will present a practical approach to single-session work with couples and families based on a solution-focused model, including:

  • an overview of the theory behind solution-focused client work and relationships/family work more broadly.
  • acknowledgement of areas of work with couples or families where a solution-focused approach may or may not be appropriate.
  • practical solution-focused strategies for use in a single session including an example of a single-session structure.
  • discussion of potential challenges and ethical considerations. Examples of practice will be provided throughout.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Clinical

Online
17 August 2022 NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group - Aug
Meeting

Please join the NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group for their August Meeting.


Topic: MANAGING CHALLENGING CLIENTS IN THE COMMUNITY Strategies for when client’s are needing more support but are resisting

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: Teams Meetings

Online
22nd August 2022 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-Aug 22
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: Australian context of Private Practice - Aged Care

Date: 22nd August 2022
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
23 August 2022 Personal Strengths Profiling
Virtual Workshop

This 3.5-hour virtual workshop will introduce participants to ways of identifying their strengths and working with them for increased effectiveness and resilience.

Using the world-renowned VIA Character Strengths Profile, this session will encourage participants to consider ways to adopt a strengths-based approach to their own development. With guidance from an accredited organisational coach, participants explore their own Character Strengths Profile and discuss ways to apply their strengths in a variety of situations and contexts.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
30th August 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern August
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: 30th August 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
Tuesday 30 August 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - August
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Group Meeting

Topic Discussion : TBA


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
5th September 2022 WA Human Animal Bond Networking Group September
Meeting

WA Branch is proud to host Social work practice within the human-animal bond Networking Group meeting for those who work in the area or are interested in this practice.

Online
6th September 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Northern Sept
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for a breakfast get together.

Facilitator/speaker: Sue Cutmore

Date: Tuesday 6th September 2022
Time: 7.30 - 9.00am
Venue: Community Hub, 69 Berry Street, Nowra

Nowra, NSW
8 September 2022 Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability
Webinar

The grief experience of parents and carers living with a child with a disability or chronic illness is unique and lifelong. As clinicians working with these families, social workers need to ensure that their work reflects an understanding and normalisation of the family’s experience of non-finite and ambiguous loss, and grief interventions that promote resilience.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health, FPS and Disability

Online
14 September 2022 Working with Older People who experienced childhood trauma in ‘care’
Webinar

This webinar will introduce evidence-based knowledge on the impacts of childhood trauma in care and the lived experience of these people, who are referred to as Forgotten Australians and Care Leavers. It will help social workers gain an understanding of how to prevent re-traumatisation in aged care settings and identify and respond to trauma behaviours.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
20th September 2022 NSW Northern Rivers PG - Sept 2022
Meeting

1.5CPD hours

Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting.

Topic: Sexuality and Social Work practice
Presenter: Sam Miller

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2022
Time: 12.00-1.30pm
Venue: Zoom - receive link on registration

Online
22 September 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - September
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Tuesday 27 September 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - September
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 5th October 2022 NSW Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2022

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online:Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Friday 7th October 2022 NSW Social Workers in Disability (SWID) Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

SWID is an AASW Practice Group for Social Workers working in the field of Disability Services, both in Government and Non-Government Organisations. Its main purpose is to facilitate support, networking, lobbying and professional development. Any Social Worker in the field of Disability, from any organisation is welcome to join.

Date: Friday 7th October 2022

Time: 10am - 12pm

Online: Zoom details provided on registration.

Online
13th October 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern - Oct
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: Thursday 13th October 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
17 Oct 2022 Providing Feedback
Virtual Workshop

This interactive, small group workshop provides a fun and safe environment where participants will learn and practice the “how” and “why” of providing feedback. This workshop will begin by establishing the importance of feedback and its role in our professional lives, before delving into common challenges to providing feedback. The session will focus on strategies and techniques that are helpful in delivering feedback in a constructive and supportive way.

Participants will leave this session with the skills to implement best practice feedback strategies, and improved confidence when approaching these discussions.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
19 October 2022 NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group - Oct
Meeting

Please join the NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group for their October Meeting.


Topic: SELF MANAGED HOME CARE PACKAGES - How do you set them up and how do they work?

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: Teams Meetings

Online
24th October 2022 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-Oct 22
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Date: 24th October 2022
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 25 October 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - October
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
7th November 2022 WA Human Animal Bond Networking Group November
Meeting

WA Branch is proud to host Social work practice within the human-animal bond Networking Group meeting for those who work in the area or are interested in this practice.

Online
15th November 2022 NSW Northern Rivers PG - Nov 2022
Meeting

1.5CPD hours

Northern Rivers Practice Group meeting.

Topic: TBC
Presenter: TBC

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2022
Time: 12.00-1.30pm
Venue: Zoom - receive link on registration

Online
24 November 2022 Solution-focused self-care strategies for Social Workers
Webinar

This 1-hour interactive webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and will encourage them to share self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
28th November 2022 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-Nov 22
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Date: 28th November 2022
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
29th November 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Northern Nov
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Practice Group for a dinner get together.

Facilitator/Speaker: Shayne Fletcher

Date: Tuesday29th November 2022
Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
Venue: TBC

Tuesday 29 November 2022 AEST Vic Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group - November
Online Meeting

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Online
Friday 2nd December 2022 NSW Social Workers in Disability (SWID) Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

SWID is an AASW Practice Group for Social Workers working in the field of Disability Services, both in Government and Non-Government Organisations. Its main purpose is to facilitate support, networking, lobbying and professional development. Any Social Worker in the field of Disability, from any organisation is welcome to join.

Date: Friday 2nd December 2022

Time: 10am - 12pm

Online: Zoom details provided on registration.

Online
7 December 2022 NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group - Dec
Meeting

Please join the NSW AASW Aged Care Practice Group for their December Meeting.


Topic: MY AGED CARE - An overview of services and processes

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time: 9.30-11.00am
Venue: Teams Meetings

Online
Wednesday 7th December 2022 NSW Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
22nd December 2022 Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern - Dec
Meeting

1CPD hours

Please join the Social Workers in the Shoalhaven (SWITS) Southern Practice Group for an informal meeting.

Facilitator: Suzanne Buzza

Date: 22nd December 2022
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Venue: Rotary Park, Ulladulla

Rotary Park Ulladulla
27th February 2023 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-Feb 23
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Date: 27th February 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
22nd May 2023 NSW Social Workers in Private Practice (SWiPP) Meeting-May 23
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Date: 22nd May 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
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