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18 Nov 2020 LIVE WEBCAST: BORDERLINE (BPD), NARCISSISTIC (NPD) & ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDERS (ASPD) - Understanding and responding to these highly challenging client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The unpredictability of mood swings and rages associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be confusing and challenging for family, friends, colleagues and therapists alike. The hidden agenda and ruthlessness associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) can be dangerous.

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

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

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

*AASW Member Discount*

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Empowering Excellence: NDIS series
SWOT: Online CPD

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

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

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

**Clinical and Disability Relevant Activity**

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

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

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

**FPS, MH, and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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

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

**FPS, MH and Clinical Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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

*Free for AASW members*

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

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

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

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

Free for members!

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

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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*

Online
Ongoing Social Workers for Climate Action Package
Webinar Recording Package

Purchase the Social Workers for Climate Action webinar recording package:

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

15% discount applies to purchase of the package.

Click here for more information and to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

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

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

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

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

* Subtitles are available on this recording

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Subtiltles are available on this recording

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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 *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

** MH, Clinical Relevant**

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

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

* Free course *

*MH and Clinical Relevant*

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

Traditions in Transition focuses on Female Genital Cutting.

This course comprises:

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

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

*Free Course *

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

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

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

​* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

*Family Violence, Mental Health and Clinical credential relevant*

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

*Mental Health relevant *

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

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

*Mental Health and Clinical relevant *

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

With increasing emphasis on the needs of “vulnerable children”, and the requirement to support their educational outcomes, many social workers find themselves collaborating more closely with school personnel and an institutional setting that can be at times baffling. This CPD activity is a recording of a 2015 Victorian school social work event and will describe the goals of school social work as a particular mode of practice; demonstrate the potential but also address some of the shared frustrations of collaboration.

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

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

*Mental Health relevant*

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

Eating disorders in their severe forms often require a period of hospitalisation for medical stabilisation and to initiate refeeding. This training provides you with a practice-based introduction to managing an individual with an eating disorder in a hospital setting. It includes screening, assessment, medical and psychological management, admission and discharge planning processes. Broader concepts such as engagement, patient-centered care, working with families/carers and communication strategies are also addressed.

* FPS Relevant Activity*
Online
ongoing Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)
Endorsed CPD: online training

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

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

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

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

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

* FPS Relevant *

Online
Ongoing Understanding Eating Disorders - webinar recordings package
Webinar Recording Package

Purchase the Understanding Eating Disorders webinar recording package:

Webinar 1: Does my client have an eating disorder?

Webinar 2: Therapeutic interventions in working with eating disorders

Webinar 3: At school with an eating disorder

Webinar 4: Fat is not a feeling - language matters

15% discount applies to purchase of the package.

Click here for more information and to register.

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

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

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

* Subtitles are available in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

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

* Subtitles are available in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

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

Presented by Maria Ganci and Chantel Kleiner.

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

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

* Subtitles are accessible in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

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

* Subtitles are accessible in this recording

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

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

Registration also includes access to 8 different learning resources.

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

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

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

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

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

CPD: 5 hrs

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

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

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


6.5 CPD hours

**FPS Relevant Activity**

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

Monday 19 April 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our April meeting!

Our guest speaker will be Tim Martin from Empowered Ageing (NSW).

Tim will describe how Empowered Ageing provides individualised services to meet diverse needs and preferences.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

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

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

This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

This program will being running on Wednesdays from April 21 through to May 26. We will have a parallel program running on Thursdays running from April 22 through to May 27. If the Thursday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

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

0.5 CPD hour

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

Presenter: Mark Isaacs

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

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

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

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

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

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

Online
Weekly Thursdays 22 April to 27 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Thursdays)
Online Workshop
This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.

This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.
This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

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

This program will being running on Thursdays from April 22 through to May 27. We will have a parallel program running on Wednesdays running from April 21 through to May 26. If the Wednesday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

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

Topic: What do you do for work? Um…

Presenter: Sandi Brown

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

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Monday 26th April 2021 Social workers from Multicultural backgrounds seeking connection and support - April
Networking

ASSW Tasmania Branch welcomes a new Practice Group to Hobart!

Social workers from Multicultural backgrounds seeking connection and support, will be holding their first session on Monday 26th April 2021.

Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate diversity within the sector and allow for many different methodologies and ideas to shape and add to the future of social work practice in Hobart.

This will be a safe space where a range of ideas and discussions will be welcomed.

All welcome!

2hr CPD - Category 3: Professional Networking

Tuesday 27 April 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 28th April 2021 Tasmania North Networking Dinner
Networking

AASW Tasmania is hosting their next North networking event on the 28th April at the Plough Inn, Launceston

This networking dinner welcomes all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students and is FREE to all

This networking event will also have a presentation on 'Responding to Children’s Disclosures of Sexual Abuse in Organisational Settings'

2 hr CPD - Category 3: Professional Networking

Thursday 29th April 2021 North West Networking Dinner - April
Networking

AASW Tasmania is hosting their next North West networking event on the 29th April at the Cafe RA (next to Woolworths)

This networking dinner welcomes all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students and is FREE to all

1hr CPD - Category 3: Professional Networking

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

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

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

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

Online
6th May 2021 North West Peer Support - Burnie
Networking

AASW Tasmania is hosting their next North West peer support session on the 6th May in Burnie.

This networking dinner welcomes all Social Workers, members & non-members, retirees & students and is FREE to all

1hr CPD - Category 3: Professional Networking

10 May to 14 June 2021 Self-Compassion for Professionals - Online
Endorsed CPD: online training

Increasingly we are aware that Health Care Professionals are vulnerable to stress burnout and empathy-compassion fatigue due to an emotionally demanding environment. Self-compassion for Health Professionals is a short new program which aims to teach powerful practices to promote resilience, to reduce stress and burnout in the workplace.

*FPS relevant*

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

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

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

Online
12th & 19th May 2021 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.

THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY

Friday 14 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.
Webinar

Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.

Presenter: Sally Watson

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 25 May 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

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

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

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

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
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
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
2 June 2021 SA Sex, sexuality and relationships in social work practice
Workshop

Sex, sexuality and relationships are areas of client identity that social workers often feel uncomfortable discussing. Drawing from the presenter’s own research and scholarship in this area, this workshop will equip practitioners to have conversations with clients about intimate relationships, sex and sexuality. Learning outcomes include:

  • gaining knowledge about human sexual response, desire and sexual ‘problems’;
  • learning how to have conversations with clients about sexuality, sex and their intimate relationships;
  • learn about the key theoretical perspectives around human sexuality including sexual identity.
Online
Friday 25 June 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Our Place Project. Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.
Webinar

The Our Place Project.

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

Presenter: Sally Husek

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 29 June 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

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

0.5 CPD hour

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

Presenter: Dr Bindi Bennett

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

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

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

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

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 27 July 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

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

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

*FPS relevant*

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

0.5 CPD hour

How to know when you are ready for Private Practice

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

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online

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

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Tuesday 28 September 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

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

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key Information:

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

Register your interest

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

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
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