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Northern Territory

Date Event Location
14th April - 9th June 2021 Insights into Domestic and Family Violence in Northern Territory & remote communities
Workshop

The NT AASW is pleased to host 5 fortnightly online training sessions on Insights into Family and Domestic Violence in Northern Territory & remote communities provided by Dawn House.

If you work in Northern Territory, remote communities and/or in DFV this is an essential webinar to attend.

This seminar will provide you with information to understand the complex dynamics of family and domestic violence in the Northern Territory and remote communities.

CPD: 5 hrs

Monday 19th April 2021 A Practical Approach to Narrative Therapy: Reclaiming lives and understanding shame
Workshop

This workshop, facilitated by Tim Donovan and Dale Johns, demonstrates the application of narrative therapy approaches to counselling people who have been subject to acts of oppression. The workshop includes a specific account of Dale’s experiences of childhood sexual violence. What is presented will contest traditional ideas around counselling. There will be an opportunity to explore your beliefs around vulnerability and shame in your own work.

The workshop will provide practical ways to use narrative therapy approaches for deconstructing unhelpful cultural discourses or myths; for identifying and strengthening the skills and knowledge people have regarding their own problems; and for encouraging connection with preferred ways of being.


6.5 CPD hours

**FPS Relevant Activity**

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

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

Please note this workshop is now at capacity and no more registrations can be taken.

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.

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
Wednesday 21 April 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention.

Presenter: Mark Isaacs

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.

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
22 April 2021 Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar

This webinar is designed to assist new and established professionals to develop and build on their skills to increase their confidence with engaging and supporting alongside, those in the trans and gender diverse community.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

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 workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.

This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.
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
22nd April 2021 NT Social Workers in Private Practice Group (April)
Practice Group

AASW (NT) member Toni Ryan of Insight Professional Services invites social workers to the NT Social Workers in Private Practice Group on Thursday 22nd April 2021. This is for social workers who work in private practice or are interested in working in private practice.

This event will be face to face and online.

1 CPD hour

Friday 23 April 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: What do you do for work? Um
Webinar

Topic: What do you do for work? Um…

Presenter: Sandi Brown

Sandi Brown is an Early Childhood Educator and Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Sandi is passionate about children’s right personal and sexual safety. Sandi manages a children’s sexual abuse counselling service that works with children who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault and those who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
6 May 2021 The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) framework identifies key principles and elements that should be embedded into policies, procedures, service delivery and practice, and identifies the responsibilities of various organisations and staff across the system. Successful implementation requires collaboration and trust across all agencies.

Learn from our panel of experts as we discuss the challenges and successes of MARAM implementation across varied practice fields.

1 hour of CPD, attributable to the AASW Family Violence, Child Protection, Clinical, Disability and Mental Health credentials.

Online
11 May 2021 How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will address the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

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
26th May 2021 Introducing Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making - ONLINE ACCESS
Seminar

At the beginning of Reconciliation Week 2021, the WA AASW is pleased to host Glenda Kickett presenting on Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making

The presentation will provide an overview of the Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) as a process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to have a voice in the decision making of their children in the care system and/or involved with early intervention and prevention services in Child Protection and Family Support.

This link is to register to attend via Zoom. If you would like to register to attend in person use this link.

Online
Friday 28 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal.
Webinar

Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal

Join Max Mackenzie and a panel of newer social workers as they reflect on the areas they work across, and how they may have followed a less traditional model of social work practice.

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
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 25 June 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Our Place Project. Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.
Webinar

The Our Place Project.

Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Presenter: Sally Husek

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 14 July 2021 NSW Branch Connect:ED Webinar - Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work

Presenter: Dr Bindi Bennett

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. Connect:ED 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.

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021
Time: 12noon (AEDT)
Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Friday 16 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
Webinar

Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 11 August 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - How to know when you are ready for Private Practice
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

How to know when you are ready for Private Practice

Presenters will include members of the NSW Social Workers in Private Practice Executive.

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. Connect:ED 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.

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online

Online
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