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Queensland

Date Event Location
On Demand Supervising Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This two (2) day training workshop provides a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing clinical supervision to those who are themselves clinical supervisors.

On Demand Supervisor
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

This two day workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or soon to be) within a mental health service setting. The training is practical and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model.

On Demand Mental Health Educator
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Workshop

The Mental Health Educator Development 3 day forum provides participants with the knowledge and skills to further their development and professional competency as a trainer, facilitator or educator.

The program explores the development of education sessions for delivery to Queensland Health Mental Health staff. This includes determining learning needs and desired learning outcomes, as well as the principles of adult learning and how these can be addressed by a range of learning activities.

Various
Mind the Gap: a professional development course for health professionals addressing mental health and psychological distress for people living with advanced chronic and terminal illness in the last year of life
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by Health Care Professionals across a variety of health care settings, to effectively acknowledge and respond to the complex mental health needs and psychological issues of people living with an advanced chronic and terminal illness, and that of their family and caregivers as they approach the last year of life. Health Care Professionals, especially Social Workers, encounter people living with the impacts of advanced chronic and terminal illness or their families and loved ones. Knowing how to screen and assess for psychological distress or mental health issues and then having access to evidence based therapeutic skills and knowledge to respond appropriately and in a timely, patient centered manner can impact positively on the individual's quality of life and that of their loved ones.

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
TBA The Artistry of Facilitation: Training Small Groups
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The Artistry of Facilitation is an engaging and dynamic one day course that will assist workers to explore the theory and practical aspects of facilitating training groups. The course will ensure workers have the knowledge, practical skills and confidence in preparing, delivering and reviewing training sessions. The training will also focus on becoming an artist of facilitation – in particular, the subtle techniques and aspects of facilitation. The course is applicable to trainers in all areas – it is designed to suit both beginning facilitators as well as those that are more experienced.

* AASW Member Discount *

Brisbane, Qld
TBA Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This one day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations.

A difficult but necessary conversation is anything you find hard to talk about but know that you need to. The issue is often how to start sensitive conversations that will invite open and constructive dialogue. When interactions become difficult, emotions often escalate and communication can break down. We often fear having the difficult conversation as we are concerned that we may make the situation worse - so we may try to avoid it or if we know we have to have it, we may try and blunder through it.

This course will provide the necessary understanding, skills and confidence to manage the discussion effectively. The difficult conversation in the workplace will be necessary for the manager with employees, between colleagues and with clients or students. It is also applicable for challenging interpersonal conversations. This course will explore the difficult conversation utilising the Harvard Negotiation Project model.

* AASW Member Discount *

Brisbane, Qld
Semester 2, Date TBA Fighting Fair: Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This one day workshop will assist the manager/ worker/ staff member to understand and demonstrate the skills, techniques and model in having difficult but necessary conversations.

A difficult but necessary conversation is anything you find hard to talk about but know that you need to. The issue is often how to start sensitive conversations that will invite open and constructive dialogue. When interactions become difficult, emotions often escalate and communication can break down. We often fear having the difficult conversation as we are concerned that we may make the situation worse - so we may try to avoid it or if we know we have to have it, we may try and blunder through it.

This course will provide the necessary understanding, skills and confidence to manage the discussion effectively. The difficult conversation in the workplace will be necessary for the manager with employees, between colleagues and with clients or students. It is also applicable for challenging interpersonal conversations. This course will explore the difficult conversation utilising the Harvard Negotiation Project model.

* AASW Member Discount *

Brisbane, Qld
5th Oct 2017 Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Presentation Skills
Endorsed CPD 1 day workshop

This interactive 1 day course will assist professionals to understand and practice the necessary presentation skills and techniques to deliver engaging and inspiring presentations. The course will explore preparation/ planning and evaluation of the presentation, development of your own authentic presentation style, strategies to overcome nerves and challenging audiences; and, insight into the latest strategies and technologies (and tips!) used by inspiring speakers.

*Discount for AASW Members*

Brisbane, Qld
6th Oct 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Brisbane, Qld
30th August 2017 Emotional intelligence in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

This 1 day workshop will assist managers, team leaders and team members to develop insight and awareness of their own and others’ emotions (behaviours, moods, reactions) to intentionally improve individual, team and organisational outcomes (wellbeing) in the workplace. It will also discuss and practice the 7 core EI competencies (skills and strategies) that are essential in the development and management of effective and productive interpersonal interactions.

* Discount for AASW members *

Brisbane, Qld
9th Oct 2017 Trash or treasure: assessment, risk management and brief intervention for hoarding and squalor
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training for clinical and non-clinical workers who engage clients presenting with hoarding and squalor concerns, or who wish to more actively screen for these concerns. Training includes coverage of assessment, risk management and brief intervention strategies in outreach and non-outreach settings.

Ipswich, QLD
16th Oct 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Brisbane, Qld
20th Oct 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Rockhampton
23rd Oct 2017 Trash or treasure: assessment, risk management and brief intervention for hoarding and squalor
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Training for clinical and non-clinical workers who engage clients presenting with hoarding and squalor concerns, or who wish to more actively screen for these concerns. Training includes coverage of assessment, risk management and brief intervention strategies in outreach and non-outreach settings.

Brisbane, Qld
24th and 25th October 2017 Fighting Fair: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

This interactive and stimulating 2-day course will assist professionals to explore conflict and impart the essential principles and process of mediation. The structured 5-step mediation model and specific conflict resolution skills will be presented and practiced. The course can be utilised in many different areas of conflict e.g. client work, workplace disputes and interpersonal conflict.

* Discount for AASW members *

Brisbane, Qld
30th October 2017 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis
Endorsed CPD: 8 Hour Workshop

Training for clinical and non-clinical workers who engage young people aged 12-25 with cannabis use, misuse and dependence. Training includes coverage of assessment, intervention and harm reduction strategies.

Gold Coast, Qld
2-3 Nov 2017 Treating PTSD 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
4th Nov 2017 Art therapy and creativity with varying models of therapy treatments for different client groups
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This weekend workshop will explore the use of art exercises alongside medical models of psychological and behavioural interventions. Social workers will gain knowledge and experience in attending the 2 Day workshop. 7 Art exercise will be included (no artistic talent required).

Coolangatta, QLD
09 Nov 2017 The Forgotten Known - STAGE TWO - Further Development of Attachment Theory in Practice
AASW Workshop

This full-day workshop is designed for those who have attended the core Forgotten Known workshop and who wish to further their skills and develop tools for working with clients who have experienced trauma and attachment disruptions. The workshop will also examine how the workers own attachment history and self-knowledge impacts on the client/worker relationship.

Attendance at the core ‘Forgotten Known’ workshop is a prerequisite for attendance at this workshop.

Brisbane, Qld
10th Nov 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a one day course designed to give both new and experienced therapists the confidence and skills to work with a couple – particularly a couple who has presented in crisis.

Brisbane, Qld
11th Nov 2017 Working with parent and family dynamics - clinical skills for working with individuals where parent and family dynamics are evident and for working directly with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Family work can be daunting and requires a different set of therapy skills to working with individuals. It is a move away from intra- psychic to working interpersonally. This workshop is designed to give both beginner and experienced therapists the opportunity to learn systemic concepts when working with family groups and to build confidence.

Brisbane, Qld
13th November 2017 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis
Endorsed CPD: 8 Hour Workshop

Training for clinical and non-clinical workers who engage young people aged 12-25 with cannabis use, misuse and dependence. Training includes coverage of assessment, intervention and harm reduction strategies.

Ipswich, QLD
15th Nov 2017 Grief and bereavement: Understanding and working with loss
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop has been designed to provide an introduction to working with grief, providing an overview and understanding of grief in the context of bereavement in adults. The workshop will provide the participant with a theoretical understanding of grief, as well as an understanding of the role of the counsellor or carer in the grieving process.

Gold Coast, Qld
17th November 2017 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Psychological and Physical Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic, scientific and holistic seminar reviews evidence based relaxation therapies, for both psychological and physical health. Relaxation therapies are innovative, preventative and focused health strategies. Seminar participants actively practice and teach simple, efficacious relaxation techniques to enhance clients' health and well being.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Brisbane, Qld
17th November 2017 Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour Workshop

PNI examines links between psychological processes, behaviour and immunity.This leading edge seminar outlines PNI research and evidence of mind-body connections. PNI offers evidence that mind and body are best treated together. Dr Judy Lovas highlights effects of anxiety, depression, pain & trauma on health and immunity.

Brisbane, Qld
19th and 20th November 2017 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents - latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workers 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 detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

Coolangatta, QLD
23rd Nov 2017 Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma- Theory and Training for Working Beyond Single Incident Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Complex trauma is highly damaging but frequently unrecognised and inappropriately treated. While current research in the neurobiology of attachment has major implications for treatment of trauma, the potential of these insights is not widely operationalised in clinical practice and confusion about the differences between ‘complex’ and ‘single incident’ trauma persists.

Brisbane, Qld
25th Nov 2017 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will highlight ways in which IPT-A is developmentally appropriate for young people. A brief overview of the evidence base, theory, framework and techniques of IPT-A will be presented. General principles for working with adolescents and young adults, drawn from a range of therapy approaches, including IPT, will then be explored.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Brisbane, Qld
27th Nov 2017 Grief, loss, transition and change: Creative ways of working with children, adolescents and adults to promote mental health
Endrsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in using a range of creative techniques for working on issues of loss. It will also provide opportunities for self awareness and strategies to maintain therapeutic poise in the face of the raw emotions of loss.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Brisbane, Qld
27, 28 November A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Brisbane, Qld
27th November 2017 Greening Out - Supporting Young People Using Cannabis
Endorsed CPD: 8 Hour Workshop

Training for clinical and non-clinical workers who engage young people aged 12-25 with cannabis use, misuse and dependence. Training includes coverage of assessment, intervention and harm reduction strategies.

Brisbane, Qld
17th and 18th May 2018 Treating PTSD 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
2nd and 3rd August 2018 Treating Complex Trauma 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 *
Brisbane, Qld
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers