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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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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

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

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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: 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: 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: 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**

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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 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 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!

* Subtitles are available on this recording

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 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 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 '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 '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 '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

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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 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 *

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: School (coming soon)

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 - 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 - 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 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 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.

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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

0.75 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; School (coming soon)

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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 *

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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 *

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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.

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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 of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS)

Online
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.

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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.

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse.

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 covers 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: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Building resilience
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's 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.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Embracing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Embracing the power of emotional intelligence webinar.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. This session explores the key skills and behaviours of emotional intelligence, to build trust and rapport for high performing teams, and build a positive culture for effective quality service provision.

The session introduces concepts and practical skills in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) using the work of Daniel Goleman. His framework of EQ will be unpacked, exploring the five dimensions, the benefits, the behaviours and strategies to build skills for EQ development across each dimension.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Supervision (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing Cultural Responsiveness Course
Social Work Online Training

The AASW has sourced a learning package from Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) to provide social workers with accessible CPD in cultural awareness and cultural responsiveness. This course offers two levels of learning with a total of 10 hours of CPD across the package.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Managing Unconscious Bias
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Managing Unconscious Bias webinar.

This webinar recording identifies the features and dangers of unconscious bias and the value of understanding them. It offers practitioners practical steps for developing their self-awareness and their ability to manage instant responses by questioning their filters and narratives. This skill can help to increase inclusivity and diversity at work with team members, clients, and the community at large.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum webinar.

This webinar recording will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Mandatory vaccination and social work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Mandatory vaccination and social work information session from 29 November 2021.

With 19 years’ legal experience and a special interest in Occupational Health & Safety law, Anthony provides information about rights and obligations regarding Covid-19 vaccination under Chief Health Orders. Anthony also answers audience questions and discusses the legal context of mandatory vaccination; including implications for your practice with clients and as private practitioners.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | REWIRE: A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's REWIRE: A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools webinar.

This webinar recording addresses the foundations for the REWIRE model as well as each element of the framework. It provides participants with the key steps and essential ingredients in supporting trauma-affected students to be successful in school while enabling them to capitalise on the positive experiences and opportunities that schools are uniquely placed to provide their students.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Clinical, Mental Health, Child Protection; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Online therapy and telehealth: Supporting clients via remote practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Online therapy and telehealth: supporting clients via remote practice webinar.

This webinar provides a brief overview of contextual changes across the social work practice settings that propel the shift from face-to-face to virtual service provision. It will review challenges when delivering services online or over-the-phone appointments and will explore suitable therapeutic approaches when practising virtually.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical, Disability

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Queer in the Classroom: Promoting Inclusivity and Well-being for LGBTIQA+ Students
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Queer in the Classroom: Promoting Inclusivity and Well-being for LGBTIQA+ Students webinar.

This webinar will draw on the growing body of data around LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing and will apply a Critically Reflective, Queer Social Work, and Public Health theoretical approach.

Participants will engage in information and activities about the experience of LGBTIQA+ people in school settings. After discussing and exploring the data on queer student experiences, participants will then have an opportunity to synthesise this knowledge with their experiences to build on their practice using well placed questions and a case study.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing webinar.

This webinar recording draws from evidence informed literature on neurobiology, developmental trauma research, psychotherapy principles, social models of health and disability, mental health, and allied health. It encourages social workers to step back and view a child’s situation through a trauma lens, especially when the child’s presentation is particularly complex or intense.

The webinar recording offers key principles and strategies that social workers can use to offer trauma informed support to their clients, even if they are not working in a trauma treatment role. It offers therapeutic strategies to use in client work, and appropriate interventions that could be integrated into the child’s care network to support trauma healing.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | COVID-19 Impacts and Social Worker Wellbeing
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.25 hour recording of AASW's COVID-19 Impacts and Social Worker Wellbeing webinar from 29 September 2021.

This webinar is an insightful and explorative conversation on the COVID-19 environment in NSW, the impact on the health system, and how this impact is affecting social workers and the delivery of social work services.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Navigating Difficult Conversations
Webinar recording

Watch this 1.5 hour webinar recording of how to navigate and approach difficult conversations with more confidence.

It will give you the context to appreciate where difficult conversations fit into healthy professional relationships, before moving into practical skills and tools you can use to ensure success in your own difficult conversations.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Post-Disaster Response: Support and advocacy for clients after a natural disaster
Webinar recording

This 1.5 hour webinar recording will address the various ways that social workers can engage with communities in undertaking disaster preparedness strategies, in the immediate aftermath of a major event or indeed in the long-term reconstruction phase when communities are coming to terms with their ‘new normal’.

This discussion provides insights into new forms of disaster practice and the need for social workers to have a greater understanding of this emerging field of practice.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Widening the focus: Engaging fathers who use domestic violence
Webinar recording

This webinar recording will address the pressing issue that most health and welfare professionals receive limited tertiary education around engaging men, and practically no training around engaging those perpetrating domestic and family violence.

It will draw from contemporary national and international research and practice experience in engaging with men who use violence and coercive control. The facilitator will offer key strategies that social workers can use to engage with and increase the visibility of men who use violence and control. This approach may also enable men who use violence and coercive control to embark on a journey of change towards engaging respectfully and non-abusively.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Family violence; Child Protection

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Gender Equality and LGBTIQA+ Rights
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Gender Equality and LGBTIQA+ Rights.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Environment and Climate Change
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Environment and Climate Change.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Health, Disability, and Older Persons
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Health, Disability, and Older Persons.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; Clinical; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Keynote Speeches and Panels
Conference Recording

Keynote speech and panel recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Mental Health
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Mental Health.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Family and Sexual Violence
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Family and Sexual Violence.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Family Violence

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Children, Young people, and Families
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Children, Young People, and Families.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child Protection; Family Violence; Clinical

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Education
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Education.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Practice
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Practice.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Research and Publication
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Research and Publication.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Policy and Social Protection, Housing and Homelessness, and Refugees
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Policy and Social Protection, Housing and Homelessness, and Refugees.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice webinar.

Within the Aboriginal community, there is an expectation regarding Social Workers that they can be either harmful or helpful. This recording discusses several practical strategies to assist you in engaging with Aboriginal children, families, and communities (including prior to entering a community) and how to build appropriate, professional relationships.

This webinar draws on storytelling examples and case studies to provide social workers with practical strategies to apply in their own professional practice when working with Aboriginal children and families. The facilitator, an experienced Aboriginal Child Protection Social Worker, expands on introductory cultural awareness theories by providing real-life, practical examples to help practitioners develop their professional skills and abilities.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Pathways into Private Practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Pathways into Private Practice webinar.

This webinar explores what it means to work in private practice and common motivations for doing so, encouraging participants to identify their own motivations for wanting to start a new business. Common challenges in starting a private practice are also discussed, including logistical requirements such as setting up a fee structure and finding a suitable location for clients. Pathways into private practice are explored, alongside discussion of possible forms of support and guidance. The identity, structure and necessary supports for a business are also discussed – all decisions which must stem from a clear understanding of the client.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Disability and the Health System
Webinar Recording

Watch the 2 hour recording of AASW's Disability and the Health System webinar.

This webinar provides an overview of the NDIS and its key features, before unpacking the separate roles and responsibilities of the health care system and the NDIS in supporting people with a disability. Participants will learn through case studies and guided activities to apply theory into practice.

Based in social work theory and evidence-based practice, participants will learn ways to support clients along the NDIS pathway, as well as best practice for discharge planning. Additionally, this webinar will provide information for non-NDIS supports/services available for people with a disability.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Responding to young people who display harmful sexual behaviour
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Responding to young people who display harmful sexual behaviour webinar.

This recording provides introductory information for those who wish to understand harmful sexual behaviour and provides some useful strategies to those who support children, young people, families and communities when harmful sexual behaviour has occurred.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified nine practice principles that should be considered when responding to harmful sexual behaviours. This recording explains these principles and elaborates on those that are most relevant to social work practice.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Child Protection; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Growing your private practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Growing your private practice webinar delivered by owner of one of Australia's busiest family therapy and mental health practices Dr Joel Cullin. Dr Cullin shares his experiences and practical strategies for building a successful client facing business and provides recommendations for: growing a network of referrers; marketing; evolving your business; business lifecycles and how to prepare for them; and the importance of self care as a business owner and social worker.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Keynote speech: Tim Crosier and Panel: Research and Practice Trends in the Child Protection Sector
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child Protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Panel: Ongoing Workforce Challenges in Child Protection and Building Resilience for Frontline Social Workers
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

2.25 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child Protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Welcome address: Hon Michelle Landry MP and Panel: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Conversation
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

2.15 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child Protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | The Trauma Story: Responding to disclosures of sexual violence
Webinar Recording

It is estimated that more than one billion people have been affected by extreme violence, embodied in the experience of war, rape, ethnic conflict, torture, and terrorism. Within the Australian context, 2.2 million women and 718,000 men have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.

These two (2) recordings explore the underlying theory and practical steps for responding to disclosures of sexual violence, including intimate partner violence.The first recording (i.e., the theory component) draws on evidence-based guidance to help policy makers, health care providers, and other members of multidisciplinary teams to deepen their understanding of trauma-informed care and the socio-cultural dimensions that underpin sexual violence. While the second recording (i.e., the practical component) explores the different ways that victim-survivors may disclose and offers practical steps for responding to a disclosure through a client-practitioner role-play and debrief. Clinical interventions, such as the trauma story assessment tool, and self-care rituals are introduced within the theory component and unpacked in further detail in the practical component.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Family Violence; Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Influencing People and Outcomes
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Influencing People and Outcomes webinar.

Influencing is a key part of communication for social workers. Through their interactions with clients, families and groups, as well as other professionals, social workers can positively influence outcomes and empower the people they work with to improve their lives.

This recording offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their influencing skills and covers techniques and strategies to successfully manage a range of influencing conversations in a variety of situations. It draws on the principles of influence and how these can be applied in a way that is effective and, more importantly, ethical.

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

Online
ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Integrating Digital Tools into Mental Health Practice
Webinar Recording

This webinar recording will draw on evidence-informed practice and consider research findings that support the efficacy of online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT). With specific reference to iCBT treatment programs developed by THIS WAY UP, participants will build upon their clinical knowledge, confidence and understanding of how to support clients through iCBT interventions. This session will also explore how THIS WAY UP’s iCBT interventions can enhance treatment & practitioner self-care to allow clinicians to focus on more complex issues during in-person or telehealth consults, and assist in generalising core CBT skills outside of the therapy room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online
4 July 2022 Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Category 3: Professional Identity - Attending an AASW Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
11 August 2022 Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar

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

Common service delivery challenges and misconceptions will be clarified including:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online
23 August 2022 Personal Strengths Profiling
Virtual Workshop

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

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

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

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

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Group Meeting

Topic Discussion : TBA


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
8 September 2022 Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability
Webinar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
17 Oct 2022 Providing Feedback
Virtual Workshop

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

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

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

AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

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

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
24 November 2022 Solution-focused self-care strategies for Social Workers
Webinar

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

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

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

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

Social Work Yoga and Peer Support Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Online
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