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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Travelling Across the Mountains and Canyons of Evidence
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Professor Evelyne De Leeuw discusses the nexus between research, policy and practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - Remaining cool: Responding to climate change in regional Australia
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the Rural Remote Social Work Conference in July 2013. Dr Jennifer Boddy discusses the impact climate change has and will have on the profession of social work.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 - The Effective Therapeutic Responses to Victims of Crime: Frameworks of practice that have been developed for rural community
AASW Online

This is a recording of Karen Martin and Leeanne Rule who presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013.

Online
Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013 Promoting job satisfaction and workforce retention among newly qualified community service workers: a comparison urban and regional settings
AASW Online

Professor Karen Healy, Gai Harrison and Michele Foster presented at the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. Register here to access the recording of the presentation on AASW online.

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Ongoing Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2013: Working with a Social Worker who Displays Change Resistant Unprofessional Behaviour
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation from the Rural Remote Social Work conference in July 2013. This presentation discusses practical ideas to assist organisations, supervisors and supervisees to improve professional behaviour in a safe, supportive environment.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research National Symposium 2013 - Advancing Practice Through Research
AASW Online

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The AASW National Research Committee reflect on research conducted, what the learning or practice issues were, and how research helped to advance their understanding of the issue or their practice.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources National Symposium 2013 - Getting published in Australian Social Work: Sharing tips and resources
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

Recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. This session explains the aims and scope of the Australian Social Work Journal, types of articles that are accepted, peer review process, and tips for preparing a journal article.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media National Symposium 2013 - “Let’s post this on Facebook!”: Ethical dilemmas in social media
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel discussion from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel respond to a series of case examples which highlight the ethical obligations when dealing with social media.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discuss the impact the implementation of the ASWEAS and Practice Standards has/will have on field education. As well as how the marketisation of tertiary education and the influence of education is becoming more consumer driven.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work National Symposium 2013 - Social media and social work
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discusses the impact of social media on the social work profession.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics National Symposium 2013 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basics
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. Dr Geraldene Mackay discusses the basics about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Online Field Education Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD

This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and the developmental stages of supervision. It focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work ACSW Presents: Environmental Social Work
Online Resource

The webinar on Environmental Social Work, presented by ACSW Foundation Fellow Professor Margaret Alston, is an engaging and comprehensive overview of this new area of social work.

Margaret shares with us her journey into environmental social work and the research being undertaken in this area.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work ACSW Presents: What a Tangled Web We Weave: Exploring Ethical-Decision Making in Social Work
Online Resource

This webinar presents an outline of ethical decision with a focus on how social work has contributed to the literature and development of models in this area. Social workers are often in the lead position when issues of ethics emerge in practice, and well placed to identify the competing ethical principles and assist decision making processes by focusing on inclusion and accountability.

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Ongoing Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants Northern Territory Branch Conference 2014 - Dreaming Stories, Totems and Social Work: Overcoming Our Giants
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of the keynote address at the AASW Northern Territory Branch Social Work Conference in 2014. Dr Christine Fejo-King, Senior Larrakia Elder, speaks about dreaming stories, totems, and overcoming giants.

* Free for AASW members *

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work ACSW Presents: Spirituality and Social Work
Online Resource

Spirituality and Social Work explores spirituality in social work practice. This webinar presents some personal ideas about the nature of spirituality, on calling, brokenness and giftedness and invite us to reflect on our own spirituality in practice.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Absent Presence: the on-going impact of men's violence on the mother-child relationship ACSW Presents: Absent Presence: the on-going impact of men's violence on the mother-child relationship
Online Resource

The webinar will invite social workers to recognise the distortions created by abuse which need to be identified and addressed in the aftermath of violence.

The ways in which past trauma, low self esteem and the undermining of the mother-child relationship continues to create a shadow across the present relationships are identified. The continued presence of the perpetrator of abuse through child contact arrangements, ongoing harassment, stalking and litigation abuse is also highlighted. The ‘absent presence’ of the abusive partner is positioned a s a concept to assist workers with a framework through which to understand problems in the mother-child relationship which emerge when living with and separating from violence.

The presentation has implications for social workers orientating practice to focus on perpetrator accountability and support strengthening the mother-child relationship.

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Ongoing Theory and Skill into Practice Theory and Skill into Practice
Online

Theory and Skill into Practice. 80 Social Work Skills for Practice: Translating 'knowing what' into 'knowing how', presented by Dr Pamela Trevithick

​* AASW Member Discount *

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Ongoing Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It Finding Your First Job and Thriving In It
Online

The Victorian Branch has created an information series aimed at new social work graduates. The Branch presents an annual session for new social work graduates - 'Finding your first job and thriving in it'. This session discusses how to search for your first social work position, planning for the interview process, choosing and approaching referees, what happens in the interview and maintaining self care in the workplace.

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Ongoing Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse Mental Health, Depression, Suicide and Substance Abuse
Online

In this course, Bryan Jeffrey examines key topics in mental health, neuro-chemistry, depression, suicide and substance abuse. Highly rated by our test participants, this course provides both a solid introduction to the topics and advanced knowledge.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Working with men who have been sexually abused Working with men who have been sexually abused
AASW SWOT: Online training

The Living Well Introductory Practitioner Interview Series has been developed to support those meeting and working with men who have been sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends. This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

* Free course *

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Ongoing Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting Traditions In Transition - Female Genital Cutting
Online

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

an introduction lecture to the topic that explains what FGC is, why it is done, where it happens and the consequences for women and girls
The documentary Traditions in Transition where women of African origin speak openly and directly about the topic
A recording of a discussion forum that took place at RMIT
Recommended further reading

This course can count for 2 hours of CPD for AASW members. Please remember to add it to your CPD Record after you have completed the course.

*Free *

Online
Ongoing Becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Online

In this course you will learn about the steps involved in becoming an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria ACSW Presents: The Use of Physical Space in Direct Social Work Practise - with particular focus on direct practise in rural Central Victoria
Online Resource

In the middle of the last century, when discussing direct Social Work practise with individuals and families, Florence Hollis (1972) wrote “neglect has tended to downgrade environmental treatment in the workers mind, as though is were something one learned to do with one’s left hand, something unworthy of serious analysis”, Hollis goes on to advocate the knowing use of the environment (what I call physical space) in direct practice.

This webinar looks at how Social Workers have changed the physical space of the social world. Since Jane Addams and others opened Hull House, Octavia Hill and other social reformers practised in the UK and the works of our own Caroline Chisholm in Central Victoria, the area that I call home, through to the current practices of Social Workers, changes in the welfare of individuals and families whom we serve are reflected in the physical space of the social world.

You may be surprised at the breath of change of the physical space in the social world that has been underpinned by the professional activity of Social Work; all these effects, depending on the stance of the viewer, can be seen as both positive and negative. This change process still continues.

Using these insights I will then focus my lens on direct practice in rural Central Victoria.

This webinar will primarily draw on my PhD dissertation submitted some years ago and on practise wisdom I have gained during over seven years in mental health direct Social Work practise in Central Victoria.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland
Online Resource

This seminar outlines the development of a Statewide service supporting women living and dying of secondary breast cancer in Queensland. Over a period of 15 years the service has grown in response to identified needs, to become a unique and innovative service offering a range of services that support women, partners and families from diagnosis through to death. The presentation will focus on the rationale, process and effectiveness of the intervention. Given the recent decision of the State Government to cut funding to this community based organisation, the seminar will also report on challenges of developing a new funding and operational model.

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Ongoing ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice ACSW Presents: Developing an organisational framework to support the achievement of advanced social work practice
Online Resource

In this talk Peter Munn examines the organisational framework and culture necessary to support advanced social work practice and helps to provide a beginning framework that will help it happen.

Online
Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
Ongoing Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 1 Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 1
AASW Online

This four hour online workshop covers in depth the process of setting up and running a private social work practice so that you can be successful in all the ways that you might define this. It is a very practical course. A business plan template is included in the course for you to download and work on as you progress through the material (the fee of $15 for this is included in the price of the course).

* Discount for AASW Members *

Online
Ongoing Collaborative Partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting Collaborative Partnerships to Support Children & Young People in the School Setting
Online

With increasing emphasis on the needs of “vulnerable children”, and the requirement to support their educational outcomes, many social workers find themselves collaborating more closely with school personnel and an institutional setting that can be at times baffling. This CPD activity will describe the goals of school social work as a particular mode of practice; demonstrate the potential but also address some of the shared frustrations of collaboration.

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Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

This first course in a series is aimed to address the natural concerns that social workers may have when they find themselves needing to engage with children and adolescents. The course addresses these concerns by identifying them, exploring why it is important to engage with children, provides an understanding of children's development and builds skills and strategies for talking effectively with children.

Online
Ongoing Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim
Online

This is an introductory course to working with family violence and violence against women (this topic is also known as domestic violence).

Online
Ongoing Hoarding and Squalor In The Community Hoarding and Squalor In The Community
Online

Hoarding and Squalor In The Community presented by Dr Shannon McDermott, this online training is a recording of a presentation from 2014. The training is designed to help professionals work through challenging ethical dilemmas regarding squalor and hoarding. This area is still poorly understood within the Australian context, and can cause particularly troubling ethical dilemmas. This presentation is applicable to the practice knowledge of the full range of Social Work professionals who work in community, private practice and agency settings.

Online
Ongoing Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings Getting the most out of child protection case planning meetings
Online

This course covers what a social worker needs to know to get the most out of a child protection case planning meeting or a conference. The course covers how to setup a case planning meeting, who should attend, interagency issues, differing perspectives and parental attendance.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts Survival tools for self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Online

For those who struggle to manage their emotional worlds, or to alter old familiar ways of thinking and behaving, there is often an underlying trauma impact to explore. People develop “survivor behaviours” as a way of coping which doesn’t always serve them well lifelong. These behaviours may involve various forms of self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts.

This course provides deep understanding of the issues and strategies for working with such clients

This course counts for 4 hours of CPD

Online
Ongoing Responding to disclosures of sexual assault Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Online

Sarah McGregor, an expert social worker in the field, presents an informative session on how to respond when a client discloses that they have been sexually assaulted.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work ACSW Presents: An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work
Webcast

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work', presented by Mr Alex Zannoni, in conversation with Dr Geraldene Mackay.

Online
Ongoing Supervisor e-Learning Level 1
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This unique, online course focuses on essential knowledge and skills required for new or inexperienced supervisors working in the human services profession.

* Discount to AASW members *

Online
Ongoing Walk in their shoes - understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness Walk in their shoes - understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness
AASW Online: Recording of a presentation

"Walk in their shoes" - Understanding families and other carers affected by mental illness is a recording of a presentation provided by Susan Hunt and Lauri Andriske.

Online
Ongoing ACSW Presents: Managing tricky workers ACSW Presents: Managing tricky workers
Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

This presentation has been developed for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. The title of the webcast is 'Managing tricky workers' and is presented by Dr Sharon McCallum.

Online
Ongoing Leadership in social work - transitioning from practitioner to manager Leadership in social work - transitioning from practitioner to manager
Course

This course aims to assist social workers who are considering taking on a leadership or management role, but may feel unsure about taking that first step. Social workers who are new to a leadership/management position will also benefit from this course.

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Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Welcome to Country National Symposium 2015 - Welcome to Country
AASW Online

This is a recording of a Welcome to Country presentation at the AASW National Symposium in November 2015.

* Free recording *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 1 National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 1
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Dr Jackie Huggins. Dr Jackie Huggins provides a brief history of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, explains her own personal journey and involvement with this Council and the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. Jackie describes what has been achieved thus far in the journey of reconciliation and considerations moving forward.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Organisational leadership in the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context National Symposium 2015 - Organisational leadership in the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Annaley Clarke and Kate Martin on the topic "Organisational Leadership and the Sanctuary Model in an Australian context". Annaley and Kate speak and provide relevant examples of their experiences about how the Sanctuary Model assisted their organisation.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Creating collectively consenting communities National Symposium 2015 - Creating collectively consenting communities
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Joanne Petrovic on the topic "Creating collectively consenting communities". Joanne speaks about how to best engage communities, how to create socially just communities and how to lead by consent.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Opening Plenary: Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing, Creating Hope National Symposium 2015 - Opening Plenary: Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing, Creating Hope
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Opening plenary from Day 2 of the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The plenary discusses "Preventing Violence, Promoting Healing and Creating Hope".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Norma Parker Address National Symposium 2015 - Norma Parker Address
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Norma Parker Address at the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. Norma Parker was one of the pioneers of social work in Australia, Norma was the first president of the AASW. From the 1960's it became tradition for the AASW National President to present the Norma Parker address at National meetings/conferences. Current President, Professor Karen Healy continues this tradition speaking on the issue of national registration for the social work profession, and considerations moving forward as a self-regulating profession.

* Free for AASW Members *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 2 National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 2
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Reverend Graham Long AM. Reverend Long is an engaging speaker, he discusses the lessons he has learnt around leadership.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Strengthening teams in times of change National Symposium 2015 - Strengthening teams in times of change
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by May Doncon on the topic "Strengthening teams in times of change" May speaks of her experience in managing staff through a time of great uncertainty, the change between Medicare Local to Primary Health Network. May explores what uncertainty can often do to staff performance and morale and how to build on this and offers suggestions as to how to promote positivity and increase performance again.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - How you can make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences National Symposium 2015 - How you can make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Heidi Crawford on the topic "How to make boring things interesting: thinking outside the box when creating learning experiences". The face to face workshop was interactive and Heidi asked participants to learn by doing several activities. The recording has been amended to explain what the activities are and how to implement them in a class setting.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems National Symposium 2015 - But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Elizabeth McEntyre and Professor Eileen Baldry on the topic "But-ton Kidn Doon-ga: Black Women Know - Re-presenting the lived experiences of Australian Indigenous women with mental health and wellbeing issues and or cognitive disabilities in criminal justice systems". Elizabeth and Eileen speak about their research into Australian Indigenous women in the criminal justice system, sharing stories and making comment on how this research and future research in this are needs to be transformational.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development National Symposium 2015 - Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Bobbi Henao Urrego on "Leadership theory and social work: how to use your skills for workplace and service development".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - Uncovering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs National Symposium 2015 - Uncovering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Carolyn Cousins on "Unconvering your personal practice model and assisting others to discover theirs".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing National Symposium 2015 - The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences National Symposium 2015 - The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences
AASW Online

This is a recording of one of the concurrent workshops from the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The workshop was presented by Rosemary Qummouh and Sera Harris on "The journey from the talk to the walk: the teaching of self care and emerging social worker experiences".

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Creating a successful social work private practice - Part 2
AASW Online

This two hour online training continues the discussion about creating and managing a successful private practice. This training is complimentary to Part 1.

Online
Ongoing Recording of Jim Ife's November 2016 speech: social work in the era of Donald Trump Recording of Jim Ife's November 2016 speech: social work in the era of Donald Trump
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Jim Ife's speech at the AASW Tasmanian Branch Annual Dinner in 2016. Jim speaks for just over 30 minutes about how the recent changes to political agendas will impact social work moving forward.

*Free for AASW members*

Online
Ongoing Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Keynote address Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Keynote address Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Queensland Branches Social Work Conference Keynote address from Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis.

*Free for AASW members*

Online
ongoing Mental State Examination: eLearning course
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This interactive course is designed to build clinicians’ knowledge and skills in observing and recording information for a Mental State Examination (MSE).

* Free activity *

Online
- ongoing South Australian Branch Joint Agency Symposium - Social Work Futures
SWOT

Recordings of keynote presentations from the South Australian Joint Agency Social Work Symposium 2017 "Social Work Futures". This event sought to bring leaders and challengers from across the practitioner spectrum together to discuss four key elements of shaping change for the future of social work including:

  • the future of human rights in social care,
  • supervision models,
  • reclaiming professional judgement and
  • ethical deliberation
Online
Ongoing Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP Queensland Branches Conference 2016 Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Queensland Branches Social Work Conference Invited speaker Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP's address

*Free for AASW members*

Online
Ongoing PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors PACTS: An innovative Primary care program Advancing Competency To Support family violence survivors
AASW SWOT: Online training

The PACTS project has developed an open access online teaching and learning resource, concerning family violence, for use with primary healthcare students.

* Free course *

Online
Ongoing Pathways into Research Pathways into Research
AASW Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

Research is a key activity in social work practice. Not only can research be used for evaluation or assessing resources, it can inform the creation of new programs, practice frameworks and policies. Contemplating where or how to start carrying out research can be overwhelming. Pathways into Research is an online module that has been developed by the National Research Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers. It was developed in response to AASW members contacting the Association and asking how they could get more involved with research.

* Free for AASW members *

Online
Online Dr Rory Truell: Social Work from an International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) perspective. Webinar Recording
Presentation

Webinar Recording

Presenter: Dr Rory Truell, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Social Workers

Topic: An overview of social work from the IFSW perspective: Emerging international trends and future directions

1 CPD Hour

**Free to AASW members**

Online
Ongoing Managing Emotions: Online DBT program
Endorsed CPD: Online Workshop

Managing Emotions (ME) online 10 Session DBT program will offer health care professionals the opportunity to learn how to conduct a DBT informed Skills Training Program and ow to conduct DBT Informed Individual Sessions with clients. The 10 sessions includes skills from the modules Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance , Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness as well as instruction on how to do a diary and chain analysis.

* FPS Relevant *

Online
Ongoing Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning - 20+ online and face-to-face workshops
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) is a Queensland Health based training provider, offering a range of education options to mental health professionals and other health professionals who are seeking core mental health education.

Online and face-to-face learning opprotunities avaiable.

*FPS relevant activities*

*Free content for QLD Health staff*

Brisbane, Qld
Ongoing Strengths Approach to Practice
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

The 'Strengths Approach to Practice' course will help you build the skills to support others to identify, celebrate and mobilise their strengths. Why is this useful? When people are aware of their strengths and resources, they are much more likely to feel empowered to find solutions

Online
Ongoing QC40: Capacity Assessment Training and Advance Health Directives (elearning)
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA2016) Capacity Assessment and Advance Health Directives (AHDs) training package provides opportunities for clinicians to apply knowledge and skills to clinical scenarios, related to these components of the legislation.

The modules build on the knowledge covered in the MHA2016 online learning package.

* Free training *

Online
Ongoing Youth Mental Health
Endorsed CPD: Online course

This module covers essential skills and knowledge needed when seeing young people as a social worker, including best-practice recommendations and resources about:

  • Engaging young people
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Psychosis

* Free course *

Online
ongoing Advanced Trauma Therapy
Endorsed CPD: online training

In this series, Dr Janina Fisher helps us resolve our trauma and work through our trauma related disorders and emotions. This series consists of 29 individual therapy sessions, on topics including; Recognising Trauma, Cultivating Resources, Trauma and The Body, Traumatic Attachment, Dissociation & Fragmentation, Self-Alienation and Trauma, Trauma and Alcoholism, Trauma & Eating Disorders, Suicidality & Unsafe Behaviour, Trauma & Shame, Befriending Our Parts, Emotional Intelligence, Retrain the Brain and many more

Online
Ongoing Recording of Victorian Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast speech from Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM Recording of Victorian Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast speech from Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
SWOT: Recording

Recording of Victorian Branches World Social Work Day Breakfast 2019 speech from Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM - CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

*Free for AASW members*

Online
ongoing Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision elearning course
Endorsed CPD: Online training

The Clinical Supervision course is online and provides a flexible approach to learning. This course provides a structured experience and will form the basis of the core skills needed as a supervisor. It consists of seven self paced modules and will include presentations, video demonstrations (to convey concepts and demonstrate skills), reflective tasks, readings and relevant resources including templates to be used in clinical practice. A series of assessment tasks and quizzes are also included. These quizzes are not graded but aim to motivate participants and inform the students how learning is progressing but allows students to obtain feedback and address any gaps in their knowledge and skills.

Online
ongoing Using genograms in family therapy
Endorsed CPD: online module

Genograms provide an invaluable opportunity to map out the family history, patterns of behaviour, beliefs and values and can be used as a tool for engagement, assessment and treatment. This E-Learning course will provide participants with a solid understanding of how to use genograms therapeutically helping the client and their family tell their story and clarify patterns, rituals beliefs and values that shape family functioning. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 hours.

Online
ongoing Family assessments
Endorsed CPD: online module

This e-Learning module aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to conduct an initial family therapy interview, a thorough understanding of how to develop a systemic case formulation and when to work with individuals versus whole families. It considers child, adolescent and adult mental health practice. This module consists of 5 self paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Online
ongoing Structural family therapy and solution focused brief therapy
Endorsed CPD: online module

This e-Learning module provides participants with a solid understanding of both Structural Family Therapy and Solution Focused Based Therapy (SFBT).The aim of the first part of this module is to introduce participants to the basic ideas and practices of structural family therapy such as hierarchies and enmeshment and introduce techniques for working with families in a structural model. The second part of the module is on SFBT where the focus of therapy moves from the problems to describing exceptions and strengths and what clients are achieving in their lives to bring about change. Key ideas and principles are explored including interventions such as questioning techniques; the miracle question and scaling question. The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Online
ongoing Milan Systemic Therapy
Endorsed CPD: online module

This e-Learning module describes the Milan approach to systemic family therapy including key ideas and practices like hypothesising, circularity and neutrality and introduces systemic family interviewing skills and circular questioning.

Online
ongoing Bowen Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy
Endorsed CPD: online module

This e-Learning module provides participants with a solid understanding of both Bowen Family System and Narrative Therapy. Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) is an intergenerational approach to family therapy that emphasises the importance of a therapist understanding his/her own background when working with families. This online module explores the 8 key concepts of BFST and provides participants with a thorough knowledge of how to apply BSFT with a client or a family. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Online
ongoing Contemporary Family Therapy Models: Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and the Open dialogue approach
Endorsed CPD: online module

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and The Open Dialogue Approach. This module covers four models of therapy providing an overview and the core concepts of how to apply the different approaches when working with clients. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours. 10 – CPD hours

Online
ongoing QC42: An Introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health care
Endorsed CPD: online training

The ability of mental health consumers to impact their wellbeing by using sensory approaches is an exciting and innovative area of contemporary practice within mental health services. This course provides learners with an introduction to sensory approaches and their application within mental health services.

*Free activity*

Online
Ongoing Eating Disorder Inpatient Management
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

Eating disorders in their severe forms often require a period of hospitalisation for medical stabilisation and to initiate refeeding. This elearning program addresses this component of the treatment journey. It includes screening, assessment, medical and psychological management, admission and discharge planning processes. Broader concepts such as engagement, patient-centered care, working with families/carers and communication strategies are also addressed.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
ongoing Alcohol, other drugs and mental health (dual diagnosis) training online and live
Endorsed CPD: online training

Optimal Health Group delivers live and ONLINE training programs as well as rolling out the Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs in partnership with the Australian Anti Ice Campaign (AAIC) as explained here: www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/community-development

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: NDIS series
SWOT: Online CPD

This new AASW online course provides an overview of the NDIS, together with targeted information for social workers on how to practice under the scheme as private practitioners and support coordinators.

Participants will have the opportunity to consolidate the material through participation in three live webinars, hosted by the presenter Brooke Kooymans. Watch PREVIEW here.

The course is part of the AASW's Empowering Excellence SWOT series.

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
SWOT: Online CPD

This 2-hour online course on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), is delivered by Dr Bruno Cayoun, Clinical Psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). The course aims to introduce the main therapeutic principles of MiCBT, its theoretical foundation, and its effects across conditions.

This workshop is best suited for social workers and other alilied health professionals, specialising (or interested in specialising) in mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
SWOT

This 2.5 hour online workshop will introduce therapists to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The workshop demonstrates ways in which ACT processes can be applied in the therapy room, and makes use of video role-play demonstrations and experiential exercises. This workshop is presented by Clinical Psychologist Brendon Knott.

Purchase both Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Masterclass: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Flexibly for a reduced price. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Flexibly – Beyond Metaphors and Formal Exercises
SWOT

This two hour online workshop will explore what ACT looks like in the therapy room when moving beyond formal exercises and metaphors. The course assumes an introductory level of prior knowledge of the ACT model, and makes use of video role-play demonstrations and experiential exercises. This workshop is presented by Clinical Psychologist Brendon Knott.

Purchase both Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Masterclass: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Flexibly for a reduced price. Watch PREVIEW.

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online course provides an introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), presented by Assoc Prof Monica O'Kelly. After outlining the underlying theory, the presentation focuses on putting CBT into action with clients, guiding participants through the key steps in the CBT sequence. The presentation concludes with a demonstration between clinician and client.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online workshop offers a holistic approach to clinical practice with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance use problems, drawing on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. It is suited to a range of social workers and/or other allied health practitioners, working across mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and/or other community health and welfare settings.

The workshop is presented by clinical psychologist Professor Amanda Baker; Senior Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Winner of the 2014 AACBT Distinguished Career Award. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
SWOT

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, presented by Dr Carla Walton. This course covers the origins of the treatment and theoretical underpinnings, together with an overview of the core components of the treatment. This includes skills training, individual therapy, phone coaching and consultation teams.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
SWOT

This 1 hour course provides an introduction to the key principles and practices associated with mental health practice with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on military populations. The webinar is presented by Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Leader of the Veteran Mental Health Initiative.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW here.

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: The transition from service provider to service manager with Dr Elizabeth Shannon
SWOT

This course aims to assist professionals in the welfare, health and community services sectors to strengthen their leadership and management skills as they transition into management and leadership roles. The course is also suitable to current managers seeking to further their leadership aspirations and pathways, and those contemplating the transition into management in the future.

This workshop is suited to a range of social work and/or other community and Allied Health workers, across community, health, Government and welfare settings. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler
SWOT

In this informative interview, the AASW’s Lauren Paul engages supervision expert and consultant Jane Wexler via a series of pertinent questions regarding the path to becoming a supervisor.

Drawing on Jane’s extensive experience supervising new graduates to CEOs, and her expertise training other supervisors, Lauren takes Jane through a series of focused questions about supervision, social work and the best way for social workers to begin their own supervisor journey. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: An introduction to infant mental health and infant-led work with families
SWOT

This 2.5 hour course provides an introduction to infant-led practice and infant mental health in the context of family practice The webinar is presented by experienced clinical social worker Dr Wendy Bunston, associate teacher at La Trobe University and director of wb training and consultancy.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings.

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: A Narrative Therapy approach to men’s violence towards women
SWOT

This online course applies both narrative therapy and feminist approaches to working with both women who have been impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as men who have perpetrated violence. The course is presented by Helen Wirtz social worker and experienced family therapist.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) family violence, mental health practice and couples interventions. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
SWOT

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). It is presented by Anthony Hillin (B. Soc. Stud (SW), M Adol MH, IPT Certified Interpersonal Psychotherapy Trainer), a social worker and one of Australia's leading experts in IPT .

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Narrative Therapy and Community Work
SWOT

This 2 hour online course provides an engaging introduction to the key principles and practices of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. It is delivered by leading Narrative practitioner and academic Dr David Denborough, co-Director of the Dulwich Centre and co-ordinator of the Master of Narrative Therapy at the University of Melbourne. The course also provides an additonal two hours of online links to further learnring via the Dulwich Centre website.

This course is relevant to social workers (and other counsellors and allied health professionals) working with individuals, families, groups and/or wider communities; including within clinical mental health settings. Watch PREViEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Evidence-Based Relaxation Therapy and Psychoneuroimmunology with Dr Judy Lovas
SWOT

This 1.5 hour course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy modalities and Psychoneuroimmuology (PNI). The course is presented by the experienced and passionate presenter Dr Judy Lovas, and comprises three modules :

  • Introduction to Relaxation Therapy and Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

This workshop is suited to a range of social workers and/or allied health/caring professionals, in particular those specialising in mental health and counselling practice, and/or integrated health (the science of mind, body and health).

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Recording AASW Webinar: Understanding the barriers to achieving anti-oppressive practice
Webinar: Panel discusion
In recognition of NAIDOC week, the AASW hosted this 1.5 hour live webinar panel discussion on the topic of 'Understanding the barriers to achieving anti-oppressive practice', in the context of Reconciliation and social work engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The webinar draws on the extensive practice, academic, systemic and cultural knowledge of four respected social workers across the Northern Territory and Northern Queensland.
**Free event**
**Registrations open to AASW members only**
Online
Ongoing Introduction to Eating Disorders - Presented by the NEDC (online and free for AASW members)
SWOT

Ths engaging two hour online webinar is presented by Hilary Smith of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC). This introductory webinar will assist participants to identify and respond to eating disorders, through a blend of information provision, lived experience examples and reflective exercises

**Free for AASW members**

**FPS relevant**

Online
Ongoing The Essentials: Training Clinicians In Eating Disorder
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

The Essentials Program addresses the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, and Binge Eating Disorder.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
5th Sep 2019 Transititioning social work, counselling and community service into the information age series
Endorsed CPD: webinar series

This interactive webinar series will support practitioners, community workers, peer support workers and more to advance their skills and knowledge about the traps of the Information Age. It will build skills in using technology, digital marketing, ATO requirements, Empowering Transgender Professionals & Community members and more

Online
21st Nov 2019 Workshop 6 - Individual webinar as part of the series Transitioning social work, counselling and community service into the information age
Endorsed CPD: webinar

This is the fourth workshop session to the interactive webinar series that will support practitioners, community workers, peer support workers and more to advance their skills and knowledge about the traps of the Information Age. It will build skills in using technology, digital marketing, ATO requirements, Empowering Transgender Professionals & Community members and more

Online
1st Feb 2020 Personal Change Fitness Program
Endorsed CPD: 12 week online program

The Personal Change fitness concept, helps build their own change fitness, helps them identify personal change fitness strengths and barriers in clients, and presents tools to assess and work with change fitness. The PCFP is delivered online as a blended learning program, and will help social workers gain a better understanding of the change process and the ' psychological resources needed for successful change.

Online
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