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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
Wedneday 27th January 2021 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

As part of our focus on Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD community, the WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
Weekly 3 February to 10 March 2021 Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop

If you are having trouble registering for this course that may be because it has hit its capacity, if so you can contact aaswact@aasw.asn.au to be put onto a wait list.


This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar
This event has reached registration capacity.

FREE EVENT FOR AASW MEMBERS

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
Friday 5 February 2021 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.

Online.

Online
9 February 2021 An Introduction to unplanned pregnancy options and abortion pathways in Australia
Webinar

This introductory webinar provides socio-legal context, referral pathways and knowledge for social workers and allied health care practitioners who may offer non-directive unplanned pregnancy support or counselling.

This webinar contributes CPD activity to the Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Credential.

Online
Wednesday 10 February 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Psychosexual and Intimacy Concerns in the Context of Chronic Illness: Assessment and Intervention Skills
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Psychosexual and Intimacy Concerns in the Context of Chronic Illness: Assessment and Intervention Skills
Presenter - Kim Hobbs

This webinar is an overview of strategies for social workers practitioners to engage in conversations about the impact of chronic illness on sexuality and intimate relationships. Social workers can learn skills to elicit concerns about sexual function and can provide information and interventions. Using a strengths based focus, incorporating psychosexual assessment into clinical practice has the potential to empower people with chronic illnesses to take control of aspects of their lives that have been impacted by disability and impairment; with an aim of enhancing relationships and optimising quality of life.

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (AEST)

Online: Zoom link sent on registration.

Registrations are open nationally.

Online
Wednesday 10 February 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
18 & 25 February 2021 Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops
Online Workshop

Registrations now at capacity - contact aaswact@aasw.asn.au to be put onto the wait list

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

Record your details via the email that is sent to you once you have registered to receive the Zoom details.

Online
Monday 22nd February 2021 Female genital Cutting/Mutilation
Seminar

As part of our focus on Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD community, 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 24 February 2021 Social Work in Mental Health Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

What’s happening at the Commission…

Speakers:

Catherine Lourey, NSW Mental Health Commissioner (BTP Hons, UNSW, MA Hons. Macq Uni)

Ashleigh Mills, NSW Mental Health Commission

When: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Time: 10.00am-12noon

Where: Online.

Please register to obtain the Video Conference link.
Registrations close Thursday 18 February at 5.00pm.

Online
Wednesday 24 February 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Postcards from Practice: Learnings from Practice with Violence, Abuse and Trauma
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Postcards from Practice: Learnings from Practice with Violence, Abuse and Trauma

Presenter: Dr Tamara Blakemore

Tamara is a fourth-generation Novocastrian and first in family University graduate. She is a social work practitioner, researcher and educator. Her practice-based research is focused on trauma, justice, mental health and intersecting practice perspectives.

This learning webinar presents learnings from practice with violence, abuse and trauma. In particular it focuses on practice reflections and learnings from culturally-responsive, trauma-informed work with young people who perpetrate violence in their interpersonal, domestic and family relationships.

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 24 February 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Online
Friday 26 February 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Journey to Living your Dash
Webinar

"The Journey to Living your Dash”

Presenter: Tanya Robinson

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

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
Friday 12 March 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Accidental Politician
Webinar

The Accidental Politician

Presenter: Amy Eden

Date: Friday 12 March 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 16 March 2021 World Social Work Day - Northern Rivers Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

3 CPD hours

World Social Work Day

Topic: Resilience during COVID-19.

Presenter:Louise Whitaker

Time: 9.00am-12noon

Venue: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore and online.Video link will be made available.

Lismore
Thursday 18 March 2021 Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Support Needs
Virtual Workshop

As social workers we may learn the basics about trauma, development, attachment and the effects of neglect in these experiences during our degrees. However, the practical application of this knowledge and the subsequent skills are difficult to maintain or obtain if workers are not adequately supported through supervision, ongoing training or experience and an unsupportive or risk averse team and organisational culture.

Trauma informed practice requires a high level understanding of your own practice framework, values and reactions to what can be difficult and stressful scenarios for clients. It requires ongoing training, supervision, support and a positive and trauma informed work environment/organisational framework.

This 3 hour interactive virtual workshop gives an opportunity for social workers to refresh and learn through experiential activities, case study reflections and delivery of knowledge.

FPS and Mental Health relevant for CPD purposes

Online
Wednesday 24 March 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - The Power of Language in Defining Who We Are, and How We Impact as a Profession
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

It’s all in the Words: The Power of Language in Defining Who We Are, and How We Impact as a Profession.

Presenter: Dr Brenda Clare, Clare Consultancy, UWA

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 24 March 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Online
Friday 9 April 2021 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.

Online.

Online
Wednesday 14 April 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Weekly Wednesdays 21 April to 26 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop


This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

This program will being running on Wednesdays from April 21 through to May 26. We will have a parallel program running on Thursdays running from April 22 through to May 27. If the Thursday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Weekly Thursdays 22 April to 27 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Thursdays)
Online Workshop


This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

This program will being running on Thursdays from April 22 through to May 27. We will have a parallel program running on Wednesdays running from April 21 through to May 26. If the Wednesday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Friday 14 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.
Webinar

Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.

Presenter: Sally Watson

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Monday 17 May 2021 Northern Rivers Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: Perinatal mental health

Presenter: Sarah Michalk

Time: 12noon - 1.30pm

Venue: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore and online. Zoom link provided closer to the day.

Lismore
2 June 2021 SA Sex, sexuality and relationships in social work practice
Workshop

Sex, sexuality and relationships are areas of client identity that social workers often feel uncomfortable discussing. Drawing from the presenter’s own research and scholarship in this area, this workshop will equip practitioners to have conversations with clients about intimate relationships, sex and sexuality. Learning outcomes include:

  • gaining knowledge about human sexual response, desire and sexual ‘problems’;
  • learning how to have conversations with clients about sexuality, sex and their intimate relationships;
  • learn about the key theoretical perspectives around human sexuality including sexual identity.
Online
Friday 4 June 2021 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.

Online.

Online
Wednesday 9 June 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Monday 12 July 2021 Regional NSW Practice Group
Meeting

Community Engagement with SCU

Presenter: Louise Whittaker

When: Monday 12 July 2021

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm

Location: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore
Video link will be made available.

Online
Friday 6 August 2021 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.

Online.

Online
Wednesday 11 August 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Monday 13 September 2021 Northern Rivers Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: Mental Health Recovery

Presenter: Susan Aenishaenslin

Time: 12noon - 1.30pm

Venue: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore and online. Zoom link provided closer to the day.

Lismore
Friday 1 October 2021 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.

Online.

Online
Wednesday 13 October 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
Monday 22 November 2021 Northern Rivers Social Work Practice Group
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours

Topic: TBA

Presenter: Judith Long

Time: 12noon - 1.30pm

Venue: University Centre of Rural Health Lismore and online. Zoom link provided closer to the day.

Lismore
Friday 3 December 2021 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.

Online.

Online
Wednesday 8 December 2021 Brain Injury Social Work Practice Group meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Online: Link will be provided on registration.

Online
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