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Ongoing Child Protection – An insoluble problem or an opportunity for bold thinking: presentation by Simon Schrapel AM - SA Joint Symposium 2017
Recording

Recording of South Australian Joint Agency Social Work Futures Symposium 2017 Opening address speaker Simon Schrapel AM discuss 'Child Protection: An insoluble problem or an opportunity for bold thinking?'

*AASW Member Discount*

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 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.

**Clinical and Disability Relevant Activity**

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

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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, MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

This 2.5 hour course provides an introduction to infant-led practice and infant mental health in the context of family practice. The course is presented by experienced 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, MH, and Clinical Relevant**

**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: The transition from service provider to service manager with Dr Elizabeth Shannon
Social Work Online Training

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: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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, MH and Clinical 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, MH and Clinical 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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

This two hour online presentation 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.

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant Activity**

**AASW Member Discount**

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Social Work Online Training

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, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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 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 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 *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording - Social Work, Telehealth and You
Webinar Recording

Have you been delivering online social work services recently? Are you craving for input on tips and strategies on how to flourish in the online environment? Do you feel like you just need some support?

Watch the 1 hour recording of the AASW webinar "Social Work, Telehealth and You' to delve into the professional practicalities of delivering social work services online and by distance.

This webinar is hosted by Angela Scarfe from the AASW and is joined by Carolyn Cousins and Nicki Owen. This is your opportunity to learn from these practitioners on how to make it work online, and ensuring you are looking after yourself.

Free for members!

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing Practice Guidelines - Safe Medication Handling for Social Workers in the Community
Recording

Recording of Victorian Mental Health Social Worker Conference 2017 presentation by Leanne McGain and Lisa Hebel 'Practice Guidelines - Safe Medication Handling for Social Workers in the Community'. This guideline was developed for the Northwestern Melbourne Mental Health Service. Presenters discuss their hope for dissemination to occur more broadly afield.

*AASW Member Discount*

Online
Ongoing The Role of Social Work in Suicide Prevention
Recording

Recording of Victorian Mental Health Social Worker Conference 2017 presentation by Professor Lynette Joubert 'The role of social work in suicide prevention'.

*AASW Member Discount*

Online
Ongoing Mental Health in Mental Health: The Impact of Clinician’s Mental Illness in Service Delivery and Its Implications for Managing a Mental Health Service
Recording

Recording of Victorian Mental Health Social Worker Conference 2017 presentation by Carol Karas 'Mental Health in Mental Health: The Impact of Clinician’s Mental Illness in Service Delivery and Its Implications for Managing a Mental Health Service'.

*AASW Member Discount*

Online
Ongoing The NEAT awakens: The Impact of National Emergency Access Targets on family work in ED
Recording

Recording of Victorian Mental Health Social Worker Conference 2017 Keynote address by Euan Donley 'The NEAT awakens: The Impact of National Emergency Access Targets on family work in ED'.

*AASW Member Discount*

Online
Ongoing Social Workers for Climate Action Package
Webinar Recording Package

Purchase the Social Workers for Climate Action webinar recording package:

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of the package.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Social Workers for Climate Action 'Talking it Through'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Talking it Through'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording - Social Workers for Climate Action 'Setting the Scene'
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Setting the Scene'

The Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series looks at green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The series aims to give learners a broad understanding of the science underpinning the risk assessment of climate change impacts; and some of the possible implications of that risk assessment process for future social work service delivery.

This webinar is a part of a series designed to support Social Workers to make a difference to climate change within their practice.

Part 1 ‘Setting the Scene’ presents a global and local overview of climate change from the perspective of social work practice.
Part 2 ‘Talking it Through’ gave participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ showcases real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package - click here

* Subtitles are available on this recording

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 *

** MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

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
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 *

** MH, Clinical Relevant**

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 *

*MH and Clinical Relevant*

Online
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 Course *

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

Online
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 *

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 *

*Mental Health relevant *

Online
Ongoing Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women
Online

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

*Family Violence, Mental Health and Clinical credential relevant*

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 Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers
Online

This course 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.

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

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

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 is a recording of a 2015 Victorian school social work event and 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.

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.

*Mental Health relevant*

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 - 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 - 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 Eating Disorder Inpatient Management (EDIM)
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

Eating disorders in their severe forms often require a period of hospitalisation for medical stabilisation and to initiate refeeding. This training provides you with a practice-based introduction to managing an individual with an eating disorder in a hospital setting. 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 & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)
Endorsed CPD: online training

George Patriki provides both LIVE and ONLINE training & professional development for the health care, welfare and social service industries on the Gold Coast, throughout Australia and the globe…

Online
Ongoing The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This foundational eLearning training provides a solid grounding in evidence-based approaches for understanding, diagnosing eating disorders. The training meets all but one of the workforce core competencies for the safe and effective identification and response to eating disorders as outlined by the National Eating Disorder Collaboration.

*FPS Relevant Activity*
Online
Ongoing Managing Emotions (ME) Online 10 Session Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Skills Training Program for Health Care Professionals- Social Workers
Endorsed CPD: online training

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

* FPS Relevant *

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Ongoing Understanding Eating Disorders - webinar recordings package
Webinar Recording Package

Purchase the Understanding Eating Disorders webinar recording package:

Webinar 1: Does my client have an eating disorder?

Webinar 2: Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders

Webinar 3: At school with an eating disorder

Webinar 4: Fat is not a feeling - language matters

15% discount applies to purchase of the package.

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Understanding Eating Disorders 'Does my client have an eating disorder?'
Webinar recording

Watch the recording of presentation by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, where they explore the prevalence of eating disorders and the necessity to screen clients during an initial assessment. Clinicians will also be taken through the specific eating disorder factors that need to be included in a comprehensive psychosocial assessment if the client has a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

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

* Subtitles are available in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Understanding Eating Disorders 'Fat is not a feeling - Language Matters'
Webinar recording

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner.

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

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

* Subtitles are accessible in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Understanding Eating Disorders 'At school with an eating disorder''
Webinar recording

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

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

* Subtitles are accessible in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Understanding Eating Disorders 'Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders'
Webinar recording

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

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

* Subtitles are available in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice and Self-care
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW webinar: Introduction to Trauma-informed Practice and Self-care, presented by Meredith Waugh, B A (Hons Psych) B Soc Wk., MQPPA MAASW (Acc).

This introductory webinar provides a solid and re-affirming emphasis on key Social Work principles and practice including: being client-centred; strengths-based; building strong relationships; awareness of secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and self-care; recognising potential service and system issues; and change advocacy.

Registration also includes access to 8 different learning resources.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: Harnessing the rainbow - Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Harnessing the rainbow - Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice, presented by Max Mackenzie.

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.

Additional resources are provided to all registrants.

This webinar contributes 1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

Online
Ongoing Mindfulness Practice for Self-care
Online training

Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice to build resilience, manage stress, anxiety and anger. Regular practice reduces personal reactivity to emotional stimuli and can be used as a therapeutic approach with various clients. It is also an excellent tool for practitioner self-care.

This introductory program will provide an overview of the theory and benefits of mindful meditation and guide you through two practice sessions that will enable you to incorporate the practice into your daily routine.

40 minutes CPD attributable to AASW Mental Health credential (Focused Psychological Strategies).

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: How to write for journal publication - Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: How to write for journal publication - Getting published in Australian Social Work.

This webinar addresses the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers. Presented by the Editor (Fiona McDermott) and Associate Editor (David Hodgson) of Australian Social Work, and an academic with wide-ranging experience in writing for publication (Clare Tilbury), the presentation draws on their collective knowledge and experience of editing and writing for publication.

Participants will learn the process of getting published, tips and tricks for authors and what the reviewers are looking for at Australian Social Work.

1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording: The language of MARAM - Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: The language of MARAM - Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework.

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
Friday 30 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Embodiment and Social Work Practice
Webinar

Embodiment and Social Work Practice

Presenter: Jo Mensinga

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
3 August 2021 Suicide First Aid - blended learning program for social workers
Webinar

LivingWorks Start is a 90 minute online foundational skills training program that prepares participants to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and take action to keep them safe. The program features built-in resource for help and safety and uses leading-edge online learning tools including interactive simulations.

The 90 minute interactive webinar will provide an overview of LivingWorks programs and a presentation on the evidence behind the shift from risk assessment to a focus on safety. This is an interactive session with a presentation format, followed by a debrief and workshop activities led by 3 expert trainers in Suicide Intervention.

This learning program provides 3 hours of CPD, attributable to AASW Mental Health and Clinical Credentials.

Online
5 August - 9 September 2021 Compassion-Focused Therapy - Online
Endorsed CPD: online training

Compassion-Focused Therapy is essentially Compassion Mind Training, that is learning skills and attributes of compassion through mindfulness, visualization and re-framing to transform anxiety, anger, shame and self-criticism for more well-being, resilience and good relationships.

*FPS relevant*

Online
5 August 2021 Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse
Webinar

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of an older person. It can present itself in many forms and is commonly committed by someone that the older person knows and trusts.

This webinar session will cover various social work interventions such as case-management, safety planning and counselling, while also examining the legal interventions available to support an older person who is a victim of Elder Abuse.

1 hour of CPD activity attributable to AASW's Mental Health credential.

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
Friday 13 August 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: An introduction to Animal Therapy
Webinar

Presenter: Andrea Boyd

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

Time: 12 noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
16 August 2021 Building Resilience
Webinar

Built from a foundation of positive psychology, this webinar will teach you how to equip yourself with strategies to develop the qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy.

This practical webinar introduces tools, techniques and behaviours to manage our individual responses to effectively strengthen our resilience muscles - in the moment and ongoing.

This webinar provides 1.5 hours of CPD activity.

Online
25 August 2021 Facilitating Live Online
Virtual Workshop

Mastering the use of LIVE online interactions is a compelling focus in 2021. Learning how to facilitate dynamic and engaging online workshops and presentations is now essential to the way we work, connect and progress.

This program will teach you how to

  • Engage with flair and interact meaningfully,
  • Develop dynamic content to capture and hold attention,
  • Achieve the right balance of visual, verbal and interactivity when online,
  • Master the tools and the tech for success

In the virtual LIVE online environment

4 hours of CPD activity, Category 2: Skills and Knowledge.

Online
Wednesday 25 August 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Interactional Supervision Part 1
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Interactional Supervision - Part 1

Presenters: Marie Heydon and Pam Cohen

This webinar will begin by describing the theoretical building blocks of the interactional supervision model most widely understood within the profession. As participation in supervision is a requirement of the AASW Code of Ethics, both supervisors and supervisees hope that the experience will be as positive and constructive as possible. The supervisor has to integrate the role of educator with that of provider of support and often quality oversight of the supervisee’s clients. These three functions do not always sit comfortably together. Understanding the parallels between supervision and other helping relationships will help the supervisor develop an integrated and interactional style.

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 25 August 2021

Time: 12noon

Location: Online

Online
Friday 27 August 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Support Coordination and Social Work – Complexities, challenges and working at the interface
Webinar

Support Coordination and Social Work – Complexities, challenges and working at the interface

Presenter: Kate Jacka

Date: Friday 27 August 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 31 August 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 8 September 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Interactional Supervision Part 2
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Interactional Supervision - Part 2

Presenters: Marie Heydon and Pam Cohen

This session will focus on enhancing critical reflection in supervision, including working to ensure that there is space and context for learning. This often means that a shift needs to take place in the role from expert to facilitator. New supervisors may have ambivalence about the power and authority inherent in the role, particularly when it is necessary to have difficult conversations in the supervision forum.

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 8 September 2021

Time: 12noon

Location: Online

Online
13 September 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
Tuesday 28 September 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Tuesday 26 October 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
11-13 November, 2021 2021 AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference
Conference

Save the Date: 2021 AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference

The Australian Association of Social Workers is excited to announce dates for the forthcoming AASW IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Social Work Conference to be held from November 11-13 in Brisbane, Australia.

Supported by key partners the International Federation of Social Workers - Asia Pacific (IFSW AP), the Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), Queensland Universities and Australian & New Zealand Social Work & Welfare Education & Research (ANZSWWER).

This 3-day conference centres around the theme of social work and the sustainable development goals.

A hybrid model has been chosen for the 2021 Conference to ensure that attendance is accessible to those not only within Australia but also within the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Follow the link below to register your interest in the 2021 Conference and be the first to know about early bird pricing, keynote speakers and other important updates!

The AASW and all partners look forward to your attendance at this year’s pinnacle Social Work conference.

Key Information:

  • Date: Thursday 11 November - Saturday 13 November 2021
  • Location: Hybrid - Brisbane and Online
  • Theme: Social Work and the Sustainable Development Goals

Register your interest

Hybrid
Tuesday 30 November 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers