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South Australia

Date Event Location
Wedneday 27th January 2021 Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse
Seminar

As part of our focus on Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD community, the WA AASW is pleased to host an online training on Forced Marriage and Dowry Abuse.

Online
Weekly 3 February to 10 March 2021 Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop

If you are having trouble registering for this course that may be because it has hit its capacity, if so you can contact aaswact@aasw.asn.au to be put onto a wait list.


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**

Online
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 Counselling with refugees and Muslim communities
Seminar
This event has reached registration capacity.

FREE EVENT FOR AASW MEMBERS

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 February 2021 SA Presence, embodiment and grounding: A body based approach to working with Trauma
Workshop

This workshop will provide knowledge that will assist social workers to solve therapeutic and interpersonal problems they confront every day in practice. It will provide tools to enhance the effectiveness of social work interventions, particularly when working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Education Development Centre
9 February 2021 An Introduction to unplanned pregnancy options and abortion pathways in Australia
Webinar

This introductory webinar provides socio-legal context, referral pathways and knowledge for social workers and allied health care practitioners who may offer non-directive unplanned pregnancy support or counselling.

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

Online
Wednesday 10 February 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Psychosexual and Intimacy Concerns in the Context of Chronic Illness: Assessment and Intervention Skills
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Psychosexual and Intimacy Concerns in the Context of Chronic Illness: Assessment and Intervention Skills
Presenter - Kim Hobbs

This webinar is an overview of strategies for social workers practitioners to engage in conversations about the impact of chronic illness on sexuality and intimate relationships. Social workers can learn skills to elicit concerns about sexual function and can provide information and interventions. Using a strengths based focus, incorporating psychosexual assessment into clinical practice has the potential to empower people with chronic illnesses to take control of aspects of their lives that have been impacted by disability and impairment; with an aim of enhancing relationships and optimising quality of life.

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (AEST)

Online: Zoom link sent on registration.

Registrations are open nationally.

Online
12 February 2021 SA Marte Meo (Whyalla) 12 February 2021
Workshop

The Marte Meo Program was developed by Maria Aarts in the late 1970’s in the Netherlands, and is now established in over 40 countries. The program provides a practical approach to supporting development through relationships in everyday communication.

UniSA, Whyalla Campus
18 & 25 February 2021 Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops
Online Workshop

Registrations now at capacity - contact aaswact@aasw.asn.au to be put onto the wait list

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

Record your details via the email that is sent to you once you have registered to receive the Zoom details.

Online
Monday 22nd February 2021 Female genital Cutting/Mutilation
Seminar

As part of our focus on Family and Domestic Violence in the CaLD community, 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
Wednesday 24 February 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Postcards from Practice: Learnings from Practice with Violence, Abuse and Trauma
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Postcards from Practice: Learnings from Practice with Violence, Abuse and Trauma

Presenter: Dr Tamara Blakemore

Tamara is a fourth-generation Novocastrian and first in family University graduate. She is a social work practitioner, researcher and educator. Her practice-based research is focused on trauma, justice, mental health and intersecting practice perspectives.

This learning webinar presents learnings from practice with violence, abuse and trauma. In particular it focuses on practice reflections and learnings from culturally-responsive, trauma-informed work with young people who perpetrate violence in their interpersonal, domestic and family relationships.

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 24 February 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Online
Friday 26 February 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Journey to Living your Dash
Webinar

"The Journey to Living your Dash”

Presenter: Tanya Robinson

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday, 9 March 2021 SA Principles of Good Report Writing
Workshop

Half day workshop offers how to write best practice reports.

Friday 12 March 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Accidental Politician
Webinar

The Accidental Politician

Presenter: Amy Eden

Date: Friday 12 March 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 SA World Social Work Day 2021 Breakfast
Other

An International day of celebration to recognise the contribution of Social Work. World Social Work Day 2021 is themed "Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness ´Ubuntu´ originates from the indigenous peoples of South Africa and was popularized across the world by Nelson Mandela. Ubuntu: ‘I am because we are’ is a word, concept and philosophy that resonates with the social work perspective of the interconnectedness of all peoples and their environments. It speaks to the need for global solidarity and also highlights indigenous knowledge and wisdom."

Network over breakfast and hear from keynote speaker Hon Kyam Maher MLC

16 - 18 March 2021 SA Supervision: A Reflective and Developmental Approach with Margaret Morrell - 3 day workshop
Workshop

New and experienced supervisors who want to encourage reflection and professional growth in their supervisees will benefit from this course.

Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 24 March 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - The Power of Language in Defining Who We Are, and How We Impact as a Profession
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

It’s all in the Words: The Power of Language in Defining Who We Are, and How We Impact as a Profession.

Presenter: Dr Brenda Clare, Clare Consultancy, UWA

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 24 March 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Online
7 April 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Tour - Mt Gambier
Workshop

Meet and Greet Information Session

Meet Patricia Muncey, SA Branch President who will update you on what the AASW and particularly the SA Branch is doing, where Social Work Registration is up to in SA, and more.

Human Rights and social work Kerry Maxfield

Live webinar - This presentation will focus on the discussion on what are human rights and where do they come from, how do they operate and how they become embedded and applicable in Australian law? Can we rely on them when challenging the injustices we see in our communities and how do we empower clients in accessing them. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept – will be discussed in terms of human rights.

Complimentary Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

UniSA, Mount Gambier Campus
7 April 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Workshop Writing Legal Case Notes - Mt Gambier
Workshop

Gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

UniSA, Mount Gambier Campus
28 April 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Tour - Berri
Workshop

Meet and Greet Information Session

Meet Patricia Muncey, SA Branch President who will update you on what the AASW and particularly the SA Branch is doing, where Social Work Registration is up to in SA, and more.

Human Rights and social work Kerry Maxfield

Live webinar - This presentation will focus on the discussion on what are human rights and where do they come from, how do they operate and how they become embedded and applicable in Australian law? Can we rely on them when challenging the injustices we see in our communities and how do we empower clients in accessing them. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept – will be discussed in terms of human rights.

Complimentary Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

Berri Hotel
28 April 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Workshop Writing Legal Case Notes - Berri
Workshop

Gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

Berri Hotel
20 May 2021 SA Reflective Supervision in social work practice
Workshop

This one day workshop is for new and advanced supervisors to refresh their own ability to reflect within a busy and complex environment and to consolidate their ability to be present and responsive to the supervisee.

It will include ideas to support supervisors in guiding their own supervisees in bringing themselves and their professional dilemmas to meetings

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
Thursday 10 June 2021 SA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2021 Dinner
Other

Gala Dinner to celebrate Social Workers and present the 2021 Awards.

The Beachouse
16 June 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Tour - Whyalla
Workshop

Meet and Greet Information Session

Meet Patricia Muncey, SA Branch President who will update you on what the AASW and particularly the SA Branch is doing, where Social Work Registration is up to in SA, and more.

Human Rights and social work Kerry Maxfield

Live webinar - This presentation will focus on the discussion on what are human rights and where do they come from, how do they operate and how they become embedded and applicable in Australian law? Can we rely on them when challenging the injustices we see in our communities and how do we empower clients in accessing them. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept – will be discussed in terms of human rights.

Complimentary Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

UniSA, Whyalla Campus
16 June 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Workshop Writing Legal Case Notes - Whyalla
Workshop

Gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

UniSA, Whyalla Campus
22 June 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Tour - Port Lincoln
Workshop

Meet and Greet Information Session

Meet Patricia Muncey, SA Branch President who will update you on what the AASW and particularly the SA Branch is doing, where Social Work Registration is up to in SA, and more.

Human Rights and social work Kerry Maxfield

Live webinar - This presentation will focus on the discussion on what are human rights and where do they come from, how do they operate and how they become embedded and applicable in Australian law? Can we rely on them when challenging the injustices we see in our communities and how do we empower clients in accessing them. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept – will be discussed in terms of human rights.

Complimentary Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.

Port Lincoln Hotel
22 June 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Workshop Writing Legal Case Notes - Pt Lincoln
Workshop

Gain skills in the combined areas of social work and legal frameworks in preparing case notes.

Port Lincoln Hotel
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