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18 Sep 2020 FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS: Healing and change through identifying and working with intergenerational family patterns.
Endorsed CPD: Live webcast

Family Constellations was developed by Bert Hellinger, recently deceased. It is highly experiential and is done in workshops with groups. Through creating and observing thousands and thousands of constellations Hellinger saw patterns and structured these insights into methods and techniques. This work can only truly be understood through participating in group constellations.

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13 October 2020 Credential Information Webinar
Information Session

Join us for for a 45-minute lunchtime webinar to gain a deeper understanding of why are credentials important, what’s involved in applying and how a credential sets you apart.

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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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 webinar is presented by experienced clinical social worker Dr Wendy Bunston, associate teacher at La Trobe University and director of wb training and consultancy.

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

**FPS, MH, FV and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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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**

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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**

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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**

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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*

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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 *

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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 *

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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!
Non-members can register at member prices: $60 (incl GST)

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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*

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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*

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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*

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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*

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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*

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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 program introduces the novel area of green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The program 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’ gives participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ will showcase 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

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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’ gives participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ will showcase 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

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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**

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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 *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

** MH, 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*

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

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

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

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

*Free Course *

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

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

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

​* AASW Member Discount *

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 *

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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 known as domestic violence).

*MH, Family Violence and Clinical relevant*

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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 *

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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.

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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*

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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 *

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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 *

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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 *

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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*
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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*
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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 DIGITAL SEMINAR: Recognising personality disorders and managing difficult behaviors: Reviewing the ten personality disorders and their associated challenging behaviours with an afternoon focus upon Borderline and Narcissistic disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day online

How can we differentiate bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder from obsessive compulsive personality disorder, or a cognitive lack of empathy from the emotional lack of empathy that is part of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? Although personality disorders are often talked about, their symptoms can be difficult to recognise - particularly by novice therapists who may be baffled by behaviours associated with personality disorders. This seminar will provide an understanding of the ten DSM-5 listed personality disorders, with an emphasis on: learning to identify the symptoms; understanding the lived experience of consumers; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

* This training may be considered Focussed Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - Applying Time-limited Dynamic Therapy (BPD) in an Integrated Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

As there has been a significant increase in demand for mental health services and a requirement for economical ‘less is more treatment approaches’, skills in brief, focused therapies are becoming necessary. With Psychodynamic Therapy noted for its emphasis on the unconscious, transferences, childhood patterns, and defence mechanisms, one might wonder how it could be adapted to be an effective brief therapy.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: Domestic and Family Violence, Attachment and Complexity Practice focused concepts and tools to address risk, perpetration and prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day online seminar

Domestic violence is often complex: the intersection of multiple lives, histories and contexts. When it comes to prevention/intervention, this heterogeneity presents formidable challenges. When viewed from a few selected perspectives the evident complexity offers new opportunities. One promising approach to such complexity has been research into the identification of developmental pathways and risks associated with domestic violence (DV) and family violence (FV). Such an approach provides at least two benefits: (1) an understanding of antecedents and possible risk (sometimes causal ones via longitudinal studies) and (2) a model to comprehend complexity in current experience.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: CONTINUING BONDS: BUILDING ENDURING CONNECTIONS IN LOSS AND GRIEF - Applying Continuing Bonds Theory to promote compassionate and healthy grief
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The push to “let go”, to “get over your loss” and to “move on” have finally been accepted as unhelpful strategies when working through loss and grief. The Continuing Bonds Theory (Klass, Silverman & Nickman 1996) has paved new understandings for the importance of connecting with ones’ loss and developing a new relationship with the loss. Although physically absent, the loved one or what has significantly been changed, remains present and impactful in the life of the bereaved.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: ART THERAPY AS NON-VERBAL, VISUAL PROCESSING IN CLIENT WORK - Facilitating deeper client work/expression using Art as an accessible intervention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a rare opportunity to develop understanding and skill in the use of art as visual processing in therapy and particularly in trauma treatment and recovery. When clients find it difficult to talk about an event, situation, relationship, feeling etc. a nonverbal expression can open up expression and make way for therapeutic work. Trauma memory can be a visual reoccurrence or recollection, that is triggered unexpectedly at times and using art becomes a relevant approach regardless of a person’s artistic ability.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: ATTACHMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: SUPPORTING RELATIONAL SECURITY - Practice-focused interventions and approaches for specific developmental periods
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Attachment consists of diverse lifespan phenomena. Studies have now expanded including all age cohorts: younger and older children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Both understanding and responding to attachment needs of each group requires knowledge of important differences and similarities, continuities and discontinuities. This seminar provides a unique overview of practical interventions applicable across the full attachment lifespan. For each age group, one evidence-based approach will be engaged whereby specific skills and activities are explored with a focus on applicability for practice. Although fewer practitioners work with every lifespan age group, awareness of the full spectrum remains valuable for understanding clients, their families and their relations.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: CHAIR-WORK AND OTHER ACTION METHODS AS THERAPY INTERVENTIONS - Skills training in practical applications for use within any therapeutic approach
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In recent years, Chair-Work and among other active interventions have experienced a revival in their clinical application. These methods have been utilised in a range of current therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: WORKING WITH DISORGANISED ATTACHMENT IN ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS - Skills and knowledge for providing therapeutic security to enhance client wellbeing
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The concept of attachment difference within Attachment Theory has offered a truly valuable framework to understand many of the serious mental health care risks associated with childhood difficulties. This second 2020 attachment seminar extends this focus to addressing a relatively new set of adult differences identified as ‘attachment disorganisation’, something potentially influenced by ‘early and ongoing’ trauma and associated with adult personality disorders. In addition to clarifying current knowledge of ‘attachment disorganisation’ into adulthood, the seminar will also introduce more integrated approaches to treatment that include attachment and might also provide greater direction to our work.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

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Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: SCHEMA THERAPY TRAINING: ACTIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR CHANGE - An introduction to Schema Therapy for integration to existing clinical practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Schema Therapy has been designed meet the challenges of treating disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorders and other complex difficulties. The approach introduces the innovative ways in which Schema Therapy incorporates proven cognitive-behavioural techniques and expands on them with elements of other widely practiced therapies, emotive techniques and therapeutic relationship. Randomised trials have provided a considerable base of evidence for the effectiveness of the approach which can be incorporated into existing modes of clinical practice.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: DIALECTIC BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT) FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER - Two active days developing a DBT stance and skill-kit for use in clinical work
Endorsed CPD: 2 day live webcast

Day One of this two-day workshop provides a historical look at the development in our understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which includes current epidemiological studies and clinical presenting features. Day Two takes a more in-depth focus on the four
modules, and the general therapeutic stance taken by a DBT practitioner.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & MINDFULNESS: SUPPORTING CLIENT GROWTH & AWARENESS - Self-awareness, social awareness and interpersonal skills as client resources
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

Most people have heard of emotional intelligence and many people know what it is, but far fewer people know how to use it to improve their performance, wellbeing and relationships. Particularly in times of stress, it can be easy to forget being emotionally intelligent. The good news is that spotting triggers and consistently responding in a more emotionally intelligent way can be trained!

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: EVIDENCE BASED RELAXATION THERAPY AND PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY - Evidence-based, non-invasive, easy to implement techniques for teaching to clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Relaxation Therapy is evidence-based, efficacious, non-invasive and cost efficient. Simple techniques such as deep diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation can increase physiological and psychological health. Relaxation can improve pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, wound healing, cognitive function and post-traumatic stress disorders. Relaxation can increase alpha and theta brainwaves, decrease heart rate and respiration, reduce production of stress hormones such as corticosteroids and improve a range of immune functions

This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Ongoing DIGITAL SEMINAR: SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS – CO-OCCURRING - Strategies for supporting people with co-occurring AOD and mental health issues
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase the awareness of the impact of co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to gain skills for supporting people to reduce the impact of AOD and mental health conditions on their lives.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Available from 1 Sep - 1 Dec 2020 Treating PTSD (Day 1-2) with Dr Leah Giarratano - self paced
Endorsed CPD: Online workshop

This two-day workshop has been reformulated into an online training that will be made available for a three month period from 1 September 2020. The training will be self paced and will presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

*FPS Relevant Activity

Online
1 Sep - 1 Dec 2020 Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano - online self paced
Endorsed CPD: online workshop

This two-day training has been reformulated into an online self paced program. Access available for three month period. It will focus on the imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
1st Sep 2020 DIGITAL SEMINAR - NARRATIVE THERAPY: RE-AUTHORING THE STORIES THAT SHAPE REALITIES - A full day workshop of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Narratively oriented therapists take the position that our lives are shaped by stories. We never see the world as it is, we always see through a narrative ‘lens’, we give value to certain aspects of experience and neglect other aspects, we are constantly interpreting what is happening in, to and around us. It is through the stories we have about ourselves, others and life in general that we make sense of things and navigate our way in the world. And how we see the world clearly shapes how we act in the world.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Online
Weekly 23 Sep to 28 Oct 2020 Online - Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers (Sep/Oct)
Online Workshop

This workshop is now at capacity, if you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email aaswqld.admin@aasw.asn.au.

This contracted online version of the two full day workshop is designed to encompass Focused Psychological Strategies which can benefit the quality and efficacy of casework relationships by adding a deeper Psychological dimension to social work and other practices.

Brisbane, Qld
Oct 2020 - Aug 2021 10775NAT Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: Graduate Certificate

The 10775NAT Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Interventions (GCBCI) provides contemporary and evidence-informed training in clinical skills and knowledge which are essential for effective bereavement counselling and therapy.

Online
8-9 October 2020 GROUP THERAPY FACILITATOR TRAINING - Two days of active and experiential training for those wishing to run groups and those wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

* Also available as a Live webcast (One day) Click Here.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Brisbane, Qld
8-9 Oct 2020 Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano - livestream
Endorsed CPD: online workshop

This two-day training has been reformulated into an online program. It will focus on the imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
8-10 Oct 2020 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 2 Assessment, interventions and co-morbidities
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers. This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

Online
8, 9 , 15 & 16 Oct 2020 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 2
Endorsed CPD: online training

This engaging, experiential workshop (normally run at the Melbourne Zoo) is currently offered Online via Zoom. It is designed for (but not limited to) supervisors, team leaders, managers & others with some supervision experience, wanting deeper insight, advancement of their supervision skills, transformative tools and more than a one model fits all approach. It focuses on supervision complexity, supervision as leadership and the mindset of supervisors at advanced levels..

*Discount to AASW members*

Online
9 October 2020 The Role of Social Workers in Mental Health Promotion
Webinar

Social workers play a vital role in supporting people living with mental health conditions, and their carers. However, their skills extend beyond direct care. This webinar will discuss the role social workers can play in mental health promotion. The presenters will provide an overview of contemporary approaches to mental health promotion with a particular focus on efforts to prevent the onset of mental health conditions among children and young people, and early intervention efforts targeted to young people from vulnerable populations.

Free webinar

Online
Monday 12th October 2020 Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Family and Domestic Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities.

Online
13-14 Oct 2020 Treating PTSD (Day 1-2) with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

*FPS Relevant Activity

Online
13 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: GAMBLING: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING THE HARM - Skills for screening, understanding and supporting those affected by gambling.
Endorsed CPD: Live webcast

Concerns related to gambling can present in a range of people presenting to services such as justice, relationship, housing, drug and alcohol, child protection and mental health. Because of this, professionals working in a range of settings other than the gambling specific context will encounter people with gambling related problems. Raising and addressing issues associated with gambling within non-specialist settings can be challenging. However, the opportunity to begin to address gambling-related harms, regardless of the setting, can be an important step in supporting people to change

Online
14 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: GROUP THERAPY FACILITATOR TRAINING - theory and practice for those wishing to run therapeutic groups and those wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

In this one-day workshop, the theory and practice of group therapy will be explored in detail. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT. The main emphasis of this day is the very practical aspects of group therapy from start to finish. Participants will have a brief introduction to Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, Gestalt Group Therapy, and Yalom’s Existential Group Therapy.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Online
next live webinar 14 October AASW Webinar Series: Social Workers for Climate Action
Webinar (3-part package)

Join us for the Social Workers for Climate Action webinar series.

The Social Workers for Climate Action series introduces the novel area of 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 program is a three-part 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’ gives participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ will showcase real-life case studies where social workers are making a difference and the lessons learned.

15% discount applies to purchase of three-part package
Individual sessions are also available to purchase

Online
14 & 21 Oct 2020 Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops
Online Workshop

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

Online
Wednesday 14 October 2020 Webinar - Social Work and the Law: Workers Compensation in the ACT
Webinar

Join us for this lunchtime webinar with Joshua Carroll, Senior Associate at Slater and Gordon, to learn about the intricacies of the Workers Compensation Scheme in the ACT and how to support clients who are navigating this system due to work-related injuries.

The webinar will comprise a 45 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

We look forward to welcoming social workers from the ACT to this compact CPD opportunity!

Via video-conference
14 October 2020 Effective spiritual and faith-based interventions: Working with Muslim clients and communities
Workshop

The workshop will advance existing social work knowledge in relation to working culturally and religiously appropriately with Muslim clients.

Online
14 Oct 2020 AASW Webinar: Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real'
Webinar

Join us for this webinar Social Workers for Climate Action 'Making it Real' on 14 October 2020 6-7pm (AEDT)

The Social Workers for Climate Action program introduces the novel area of green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The program 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’ gives participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ will showcase 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

Online
15-16 Oct 2020 Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
15 Oct - 19 Nov 2020 Online Mindful Self-Compassion for Professionals
Endorsed CPD: 6 week online training

Self-compassion for Health Professionals is a new short Online program (6 weeks) to teach powerful practices to promote resilience, to reduce stress and burnout in the workplace. It is an adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion designed by Chris Germer, Kristen Neff and others.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Online
16 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: ADOLESCENT CULTURE: ENGAGING AND MOTIVATING YOUNG PEOPLE - Tools and strategies to understand and effectively work with young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Adolescent Culture workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to engage and be a part of an informative and experiential/interactive session about young people today. This workshop will include discussions, activities and information on adolescent culture, highlighting what young people are experiencing, feeling, participating in and experimenting with. In addition, participants will walk away with a tool belt with skills and strategies to best engage with and motivate young people.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
16 Oct 2020 Self care for self isolation - bring nature into practice
Endorsed CPD: online workshop

Self care for self isolation is an interactive workshop that allows participants to develop a self-care plan based on nature based therapy practices including nature based mindfulness and biophilic design.

Online
16 October 2020 Wellbeing in the Workplace
Presentation

Workplaces where staff have high levels of wellbeing are positive and productive. They are environments where people want to come to work and businesses people want to work for. Wellbeing is an essential part of your business strategy.

This session will provide expert guidance including:
  • A business case which demonstrates why it’s essential to invest in workplace-wellbeing
  • The key elements and effective strategies to create wellbeing in the workplace
  • Orientate you to a variety of programs, applications and initiatives available to help your workplace
  • Looking after your own wellbeing as a business owner
21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov & 2 Dec Understanding Eating Disorders
Webinar Series

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only!

Click here for more information and to register.

Online
20 October 2020 Best Practice Social Work Responses to Child Abuse and Neglect
Workshop

Improving protective outcomes for children and families

  • Explore the qualities and skills of best practice social work that can be transferred across practice domains
  • Further our understanding of social work best practice in different child protection settings
  • Connect with the high priority challenges that shape our response to children and families across the child protection landscape
Online
21 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING FOR ANXIETY: Enhancing clinical approaches in treatment of anxiety.
Endorsed CPD: Live webcast

Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing (DDB) is recommended as a primary treatment for anxiety as the prevalence of anxiety increases. Health professionals can teach clients how to incorporate regular slow deep breaths in their daily lives to reduce the effects of anxiety and improve mental health.

Online
21 Oct 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Does my client have an eating disorder?'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, join us for this webinar where we will 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.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
21 October 2020 Victorian Branch Annual Members' Meeting 2020
Annual Members' Meeting

The Victorian Branch Management Committee warmly invites members to join the 2020 Annual Members' Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Our Guest Speaker will be Dr Mishel McMahon, Indigenous Academic Enrichment Advisor and Lecturer in Social Work, Latrobe Rural Health School presenting Relatedness as a Way of Being: A First Nations Perspective.

Join us for this free webinar. Full program to be announced shortly.

Via video-conference
22 October 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: SEX & INTIMACY IN RELATIONSHIPS: PSYCHOLOGY, BIOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIP INTERPLAY - A new model and fresh approach in confidently supporting couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

Way, way back during my clinical internship a supervisor mentioned that two areas that therapists feared to tread were sex and money with their clients, a reflection of society’s general taboo about enquiring into one’s income or sexual life. This disinclination persists even today to the extent that both therapist and client are frequently reluctant to raise these issues.

This workshop aims to help the mental health professional overcome their resistance to discussing sex and intimacy with their clients.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
23-25 Oct 2020 EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner Certification
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

The EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certification is a 3 day engaging and deeply interactive course which has been reformulated into an online session. Over the 3 days you will learn how to use EFT for yourself, with individual clients and in groups. There is also a short pre training to complete online. The wide range of benefits of EFT as a therapeutic tool is being increasingly recognised, largely due to numerous research studies conducted to assess the benefits of the modality. You will learn to use EFT to reduce stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, cravings, pain, phobias and more… The EFT Certification is suitable for participants from all levels of the Social work profession – from student to advanced practitioner.

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
27-28 Oct 2020 Treating PTSD (Day 1-2) with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

*FPS Relevant Activity

Online
Tuesday 27th October 2020 Domestic and Family Violence in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on DFV in the Gay, Lesbian, Bi sexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Communities

Webinar
28 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY (CFT): ENHANCING YOUR CLINICAL APPROACH - Learning and helping to replace blame, condemnation and self-criticism
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

CFT was developed for mental-health issues linked to shame and self-criticism, and for work with those who often come from difficult (eg. neglectful or abusive) backgrounds (Gilbert). The focus is not the content of the client’s problems but the affect and attitude the client takes towards themselves in their suffering. The absence or presence of self-compassion has potential to amplify pain or soothe emotional pain, respectively. Kindly & non-judgmentally relating to oneself & one’s emotional experiences is a worthwhile therapeutic target (Germer & Neff, 2013).


*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information

Online
29-30 Oct 2020 GROUP THERAPY FACILITATOR TRAINING - Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

* Also available as a Live webcast (One day) Click Here.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
29 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: MINDFULNESS AND SELF COMPASSION FOR PROFESSIONALS - Practical skills for lasting and effective professional and personal self-care
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A growing body of research suggests that health professionals benefit from Mindfulness Based Interventions and Loving-Kindness Meditations that increase their Self-Compassion, since these practices can strengthen their relationships with clients, reduce the chances of burnout and increase overall wellbeing (Bellinghasu, Jones &Hutton, 2014). Applying Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices in personal life, has the capacity to enhance professional effectiveness and increase longevity.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for further information

Online
30 Oct 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: ENACTING DISTRESS: CLARIFYING AND WORKING WITH TRAUMA EXPRESSIONS - Addressing the clinical interface between complex trauma and dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

It is well known that trauma is re-enacted but the reenactment of trauma poses many clinical challenges. This is partly because unresolved trauma is often dissociated and non-verbal, expressed in domains other than spoken language.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for further information

Online
30-31 October 2020 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day online workshop

This interactive online workshop will assist clinicians to develop skills in assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and in processing traumatic memories through Radical Exposure Tapping (RET)

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Online
Available from 1 Nov - 1 Feb 2021 Treating PTSD (Day 1-2) with Dr Leah Giarratano - self paced
Endorsed CPD: Online workshop

This two-day workshop has been reformulated into an online training that will be made available for a three month period from 1 September 2020. The training will be self paced and will presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

*FPS Relevant Activity

Online
1 Nov - 1 Feb 2021 Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano - online self paced
Endorsed CPD: online workshop

This two-day training has been reformulated into an online self paced program. Access available for three month period. It will focus on the imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
4-5 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: HELPING PEOPLE COMMIT TO CHANGE - Two days of essential theory and skills training for immediate use with clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
4 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar 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.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Thursday 5th November 2020 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
6 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: SUPPORTING CLIENTS WITH GENDER DIVERSITY. Understanding and effectively responding to clients in health care/support settings
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar aims to enhance counselling practitioner’s knowledge, sensitivity and awareness for working with transgender people. Some of the topics covered will be; awareness of language when referring to trans people, scales of sex and gender, the current DSM gender dysphoria diagnosis, referral requirements for treatment and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards. Specifically, this training addresses background information, terms & definitions, diagnosis criteria, the prevalence of gender diversity & aspects of assessment.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Online
06/11/2020 REGISTER HERE FOR AASW NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2020
Online Symposium

To be held on Friday 6 November 2020, the symposium was originally planned to be a face to face event in the NT Darwin but due to the unforeseen disruptions of COVID-19 the symposium will now move to an online format.

The theme for the AASW 2020 Symposium is “Promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work”.

The symposium will bring together a wide range of professionals, key industry groups, and stakeholders across the health and human services to discuss and promote thoughts on social work practice and ideas that shape Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social work culture, research and teaching, together with sharing key challenges and highlights facing our sector.

Themes streams that will be included in the Symposium program are described below.

  1. Working with individuals, groups and communities
  2. Indigenous knowledge in research and teaching
  3. Decolonisation in action: Policy and advocacy

Truth-telling sessions are open to all Symposium registrants. Sessions 1 and 2 will run concurrently, as will sessions 3 and 4.

When registering for a Truth-Telling session, you may nominate for 1 session at the 1.40 timeslot, and or a second at the 3.40 timeslot

Please note: session themes are a guide only for discussion. Panellists will be in attendance for all sessions to guide and steer the conversation.

"Truth-Telling" session 1 - 1.40 to 2.25 PM AEDST

  • Black Lives Matter Movement

"Truth-Telling" session 2 - 1.40 PM to 2.25 PM AEDST

  • Elder Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Workers discuss their practice
  • Cultural Awareness/Cultural Safety and Cultural Responsiveness

"Truth-Telling" session 3 - 3.40 – 4.25 AEDST

  • Decolonising Practice
  • How to speak into racism and unconscious biases, stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace from non-Indigenous staff

"Truth-Telling" session 4 - 3.40 – 4.25 PM AEDST

  • Uluru Statement from the Heart
  • History of Social work and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and Communities

*Free for AASW members*

Online
10 November 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY-ORIENTED PRACTICE: Placing value on lived experience and supporting individual recovery journeys.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

Living with a mental health condition can impact on a person’s life and that of their family, often leading to pain, loss and isolation. Mental health conditions can affect many areas of life including relationships, physical health, employment and financial security. Recovery begins when the resolve to regain and rebuild becomes a determination. This is also when a sound support network is imperative to the process which may include family, friends, health professionals and community in its varying aspects.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information

Online
11 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: EMOTIONALLY-FOCUSED THERAPY (EFT) SKILLS FOR WORKING WITH COUPLES - Learning to incorporate an EFT approach and skills into couples therapy work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Developed by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in 1985, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term systematic intervention designed to reduce distress in adult love relationships while creating more secure attachment bonds

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
Wednesday 11 November 2020 Connect:ED Webinar - Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

‘Supporting the next generation of Aboriginal social workers’

Presenter: BJ Newton

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Online

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Time: 12noon (AEST)

Webinar
12-14 Nov 2020 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 2 Assessment, interventions and co-morbidities
Endorsed CPD: Online training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers. This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

Online
12 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: ANXIETY DISORDERS: RECOGNISING, UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING - Exploring key characteristics to support informed and effective interactions.
Endorsed CPD: Live webcast

When does a normal stress response turn into anxiety? What is the difference between a panic attack and panic disorder? Would you recognise the symptoms of an anxiety disorder and know how to communicate effectively with a person who is experiencing an anxiety disorder? Almost 15% of Australians suffer from an anxiety disorder. Many people with an anxiety disorder function seemingly well, despite their symptoms, but suffer in silence. Over time, anxiety symptoms can be overwhelming and draining, and lead to unhelpful communication that, in turn, might worsen the situation.

Online
13 November 2020 LIVE WEBCAST SUPERVISOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: KNOWING JUST WHERE TO FOCUS - Applying practical models to strengthen and enhance effective supervision work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

This workshop utilises two models of supervision to help supervisors tailor their supervisory approach with supervisees.

Online
17-18 Nov 2020 Treating PTSD (Day 1-2) with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

*FPS Relevant Activity

Online
18 Nov 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'At school with an eating disorder'
Webinar

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner, this webinar 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 forms part of a series of four webinars looking at different aspects of understanding eating disorders.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
18 Nov 2020 Webinar - Legal Ed Seminar - Slater+Gordon - Documentation, Report Writing and Attending Court
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Slater+Gordon's Maggie Poole for a lunchtime Webinar!

Brisbane, Qld
18 November 2020 Unlocking immunity to change
Workshop

Understanding why we get stuck and how to achieve lasting improvements that are important to us to radically improve effectiveness and happiness.

Online
18th November 2020 Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction)
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an webinar on Grooming and Challenging Client Information (An Introduction) presented by Gail Green.

This introduction is most useful to those working in therapeutic programs or when specific change is an expected outcome for clients but it is also useful to general counsellors to ‘raise their level of curiosity about client stories’.

Online
19-20 Nov 20 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 1 - Bridging the couple chasm - a research based approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Online
19 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT): MOVING BEYOND TRADITIONAL CBT - Applied evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy with a creative difference!
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will provide clinicians with an overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Participants will experience the difference ACT can make and will gain experience applying ACT to a variety of different clinical issues.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
19-20 Nov 2020 Treating Complex Trauma (Day 3-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Online
Thursday 19th November 2020 Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Concepts of hope and commitment to change among Muslims which will explore some concepts related to perceptions of recovery and healing that informed by Islamic concepts.

Online
20 Nov 2020 Creating Good Enough Relationships: Dealing with Trauma in Couple and Family Relationships
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to couple and family therapy for therapists wanting to enhance their skills in working with the complexity of managing multiple relationships in the therapy space. It will explore the impact of overt and covert trauma on relationship functioning and how to respond therapeutically in a relational way to the emotional pain that arises from such experiences.

Online
25 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: REGULATING EXISTENTIAL FEELINGS: THE CHALLENGE OF MEANING-MAKING - Exploring and promoting hope, tolerance and resilience for clients in challenging times
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

The early 21st Century is presenting monumental challenges to both leaders and everyday people. Global threats of climate change, mounting numbers of refugees, declines in civility and respect for democracy and accelerating inequality, to name only a few! Such matters may feel ‘all too big’ to fathom, let alone respond constructively.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
26 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: BEYOND BODY AWARENESS: SOMATIC INTERVENTIONS TO DEEPEN CLIENT WORK - Somatic interventions to increase client insight and develop a Corrective Experience
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

With the development of neuroscience and its emphasis on the necessity of working with the body for effective therapeutic work, more practitioners are bringing work with the body into the therapy room. The most common method for doing this is to focus on the development of Insight. In this process, the therapist teases out themes, patterns and repetitions that are occurring at a level of body awareness or mindfulness. Insight develops and self-knowledge increases. However, as with traditional therapeutic approaches, other somatic interventions are available to deepen the therapeutic effectiveness of working with the body.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
27 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: MALE-FRIENDLY COUNSELLING: ENHANCING THERAPY WORK WITH MEN - Developing gender-sensitive strategies for working with men and boys
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Males make up approximately only 30% of therapy clients and when they do attend, it’s not uncommon for them to experience some struggle to engage with the counselling process. If attending as an obligation feeling pressured to attend, they may present with overt resistance and/or aggression. Many therapists feel underprepared to work with men and do not recognize how ‘therapy-as-usual’ can violate some models norms of traditional manhood.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
28th Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. A full day workshop of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Narratively oriented therapists take the position that our lives are shaped by stories. We never see the world as it is, we always see through a narrative ‘lens’, we give value to certain aspects of experience and neglect other aspects, we are constantly interpreting what is happening in, to and around us. It is through the stories we have about ourselves, others and life in general that we make sense of things and navigate our way in the world. And how we see the world clearly shapes how we act in the world.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

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

This innovative, flexible e-learning course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams. Using professionally designed education technologies and custom made video scenarios, it adapts our successful face-to-face supervision training into interactive e-learning that engages participants with authentic workplace situations in order to grow skills quickly and build confidence.

* Discount to AASW members *

Online
Ongoing Strengths Approach to Practice
Endorsed CPD: Online Course

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

Online
30 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS – CO-OCCURRING - Strategies for supporting people with co-occurring AOD and mental health issues (copy)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day webcast

The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase the awareness of the impact of co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to gain skills for supporting people to reduce the impact of AOD and mental health conditions on their lives.

*This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD. Please refer to the Dept. of Health for more information.

Online
2 Dec 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: GUIDED IMAGERY FOR ANXIETY & A RANGE OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Practical skills for clinical application.
Endorsed CPD: Live webcast

Guided Imagery (GI) is an evidence-based, non-invasive, cost-effective, simple intervention for chronic conditions. It is efficacious for conditions such as PTSD, sleep disorders and anxiety.

Online
2 Dec 2020 Understanding Eating Disorders 'Fat is not a feeling - Language Matters'
Webinar

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 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.

15% discount applies to purchase of the webinar series and is available for a limited time only - click here for more details

Online
Monday 7th December 2020 Female genital Cutting/Mutilation
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Female genital Cutting/Mutilation. The content is relevant to social workers working in a health setting, in particulars OBS and GYNAE, but is relevant to all social workers.

Online
ongoing Applied Mental Health in Residential Aged Care: Practical Program for Clinicians
Endorsed CPD: online training

This 8 hour self directed online training course aims to enhance and up skill mental health professionals in the provision of clinical mental health services to support people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF). This training program forms part of Government funded project to better support residents who are at risk of, or diagnosed with, a mental disorder who are currently ineligible to receive some Medicare rebated psychological services through Better Access initiative.

*Free course for social workers until 31 December 2020*

Online
to be confirmed Deep Dive - Sexual Attitudes Reassessment
Endorsed CPD: online training

The primary purpose of a Deep Dive SAR is to assist participants to evaluate their biases, values, attitudes, and feelings regarding a variety of sexuality topics.
This event was originally a two-day intensive course, however it will be reformatted to suit an online environment. With discussions on experiential, cognitive, and affective deep dive exploring the range of human sexual expression and behaviour.

*AASW member discount*

Online
Feb 2021 - Dec 2021 10775NAT Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: Graduate Certificate

The 10775NAT Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Interventions (GCBCI) provides contemporary and evidence-informed training in clinical skills and knowledge which are essential for effective bereavement counselling and therapy.

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar

The WA AASW is pleased to host an online training Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities which will provide guidelines concerning assessment and intervention when working with Muslim clients and families.

Online
8 Feb - 15 Mar 2021 Compassion-Focused Therapy Online- 6 weeks (Compassion Mind Training)
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
12 Feb - 21 Apr 2021 Mindful Self-Compassion for Professionals- Online
Endorsed CPD: online training

Mindful Self-Compassion for Professionals is a wonderful didactic and experiential program presenting powerful practices from the empirically validated Mindful Self-Compassion program (designed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer) that you can use in your own life and also teach your clients.

*FPS relevant*

Online
ongoing Child sexual abuse (CSA) and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities: An education program for services providers
Endorsed CPD: Online training

This online CPD program prepares social workers and their organisations for how to deliver culturally sensitive services to CALD victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. It breaks the current silence and takes an honest in-depth look at why that silence occurs. To see more visit: https://www.nomoresilence.info/considering-accreditation

Online
on demand Introduction to Vicarious Trauma (eLearning)
Endorsed CPD: online course

This interactive online workshop will assist frontline workers in identifying the impacts of vicarious trauma, as well as reflecting on evidence-based strategies which can support individuals in offsetting impacts.

Online
ongoing Core Skills In Family Therapy Practice Online Course
Endorsed CPD: online training

The Core concepts and Models of Practice in Family Therapy provides the opportunity for social workers interested in family therapy to up skill and, for those more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in systemic family therapy.

The emphasis in the 6 Modules in systemic family therapy is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are relevant to high-quality family intervention practices. A strong theoretical framework underpins the 6 Modules in systemic family therapy. This is reflected in the content and format within the short courses. Students will be introduced to the core ideas and skills of family theory and review the major models of contemporary family therapy.

The course is self-paced and will include presentations, video demonstrations, reflective tasks,readings and relevant resources. It is equivalent to 60 CPD hours.

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

This e-Learning course provides the opportunity for social workers and allied health professionals interested in clinical supervision to up skill and, for those more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in clinical supervision.
The course aims to increase confidence and skills in setting up and the delivery and evaluation of supervision considering wider systems issues, the client and agency. There are 7 self-paced modules including videos, reflective learning tasks, practical examples and demonstrations.

Online
ongoing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Online Intensive Training
Endorsed CPD: online training

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT) ONLINE INTENSIVE TRAINING - 16 SESSIONS SELF PACED LEARNING” WITH OPTIONAL ART EXERCISES. This online program is designed to assist clinicians gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also included. The 16 sessions cover the theory, styles and varying applications of DBT skills. How to work with diary cards and chain analysis is explored and described in a role play situation. Nine of the sessions cover the skills of Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Recent changes in the DBT Skills Training Manual 2nd Edition by Professor Marsha Linehan and the Adolescent Manual by Jill Rathus and Alec Miller will be discussed. The program contains 16 video sessions and comes with a PDF Manual of 113 pages

Online
ongoing Difficult Conversations with Parents and Foster Carers
Endorsed CPD: online training

This online and fully self paced training course invites you to explore and build on your conversational style when working with carers. Learn a trauma informed conversational pathway and improve your confidence and skills in turning difficult interactions into opportunities for growth with the carers that you work with.

Online
ongoing E-Learning - Relationship & Couples Therapy
Endorsed CPD: online training

This online module will provide participants with a solid understanding of a number of different models and approaches to working with couples, review challenges of working with couples and provide ideas and structured exercises to enhance your knowledge and skills in working with couples who present with relationship difficulties. The models introduced in this online course include Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) (Johnson; Greenberg), Collaborative Couples Therapy (Wile), Gottman Couples Therapy, and Discernment Counselling (Doherty). The e-learning course provides a readings and links to webinars and online teaching videos and self-reflective learning tasks. Specific issues in couple therapy are also addressed with links to relevant and resources.
This online course is equivalent to 10 CPD hours of professional development.

Online
ongoing On Being the Supervisee - Elearning course
Endorsed CPD: online training

Course Outline
This online course will introduce students to the principles of clinical supervision and some ideas about how to get the most out of the supervision. The course is divided into two sections:

Module 1: (Pre-supervision and preparing for supervision) and

Module 2: (Principles and practice of how to use supervision effectively). There are a number of links to readings that students are encouraged to access and also a number of videos that will demonstrate some of the skills.

Online
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