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South Australia

Date Event Location
Wednesday 4th May and 25th May 2022 NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Sex Worker Sensitivity Training 2 Part Event
Webinar

Sex Worker Sensitivity Training 2 Part Event

Participants will gain a better understanding of the NSW Sex Industry, issues that sex workers face, and to be able to develop best practice when working them.

Presentation from SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project)

This is a 2 part event presented over 2 x 1 hour sessions. You are registering for both sessions.

Online
24 & 25 May 2022 Walk with me: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Autistic Adults - May
Virtual Workshop

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

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

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

Online
Wednesday25th May 2022 NSW - 'Be brave and make changes' Reconciliation Week Event
Webinar

The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

NSW AASW Branch is proud to host this event in the week before Reconciliation Week.

'Be brave and make changes'

Presenter: AJ Williams-Tchen, Director & Cultural Lead @Girraway Ganyi Consultancy.

Via Zoom

Online
25 May 2021 Qld - OL - Violence in Relationships : the law and actions (May)
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Australian Family Lawyers for an online Legal Education Seminar!

Topic: Violence in Relationships: the law and actions

Online
30 May 2022 QLD OL - Pregnancy decision making support for women with intellectual disability experiencing violence/reproductive coercion
Networking Session

This community of practice workshop for DFVSA sector, social workers and any interested health practitioners will be valuable for people who may support pregnancy decision making for people with intellectual disability or learning disability who may also experience reproductive coercion and abuse.

Brisbane, Qld
31 May 2022 Integrating Digital Tools into Mental Health Practice
Webinar

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

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

Online
Tuesday 31 May 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness: Caring for others without losing self - May
Online Meeting

Peer Supervision - Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group

Paola Cheng will present "Caring for others without losing self" and will lead us into a practical mindful self-compassion (about 30 mins) especially for health care workers.


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
1 June 2022 SA - Be brave, make change: Examples from rural, regional and remote social work practice
Presentation

Reconciliation Week event showcasing some of the excellent work taking place in Aboriginal communities in Regional SA

Online
6 June 2022 SA Supporting transgender youth in regional areas
Presentation

Paige Malcom - Paige is a social worker qualified Mental Health clinician with Headspace whose work involves supporting gender diverse young people. Paige will share her experiences and observations of how to support young people navigating gender diversity in a small community in regional South Australia

Vanessa – is the parent of a transgender young person and will share her experiences and the wisdom gained along the way as the parent of a child who is transitioning in a small regional community.

Online
7 June 2022 Trauma Informed Practice for Young People with Complex Support Needs - June
Virtual Workshop

As social workers we may learn the basics about trauma, development, attachment and the effects of neglect in these experiences during our degrees. However, the practical application of this knowledge and the subsequent skills are difficult to maintain or obtain if workers are not adequately supported through supervision, ongoing training or experience and an unsupportive or risk averse team and organisational culture.

Trauma informed practice requires a high level understanding of your own practice framework, values and reactions to what can be difficult and stressful scenarios for clients. It requires ongoing training, supervision, support and a positive and trauma informed work environment/organisational framework.

This 3 hour interactive virtual workshop gives an opportunity for social workers to refresh and learn through experiential activities, case study reflections and delivery of knowledge.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)

Online
7th Jun 2022 SA - Adelaide Southern Networking Meeting 7 June 2022
Meeting

The Southern Adelaide Networking group meets every 2 months to share a meal, network, and discuss and explore a range of practice and professional issues. Each meeting we have a practitioner to share their knowledge and experience from a different field of practice, and opportunities for conversations, training and employment.

Warradale Hotel
9 June 2022 SA Opening the Counselling Room Door: An Exploration of Outdoor Therapies
Presentation

Dr Will Dobud will discuss research findings regarding outdoor therapies and show some innovative ways people are working outside

UniSA City West Campus
13 & 20 Jun 2022 QLD - OL Working with People using substances (P1) / Substance Use: Data around links with Child Protection and DFV (P2)
2 Part Networking Session

Join this 2 part Networking Session on Working with people using substances.

This presentation allows you to take the initial steps in developing your skills and knowledge as we work toward quality Social Work practice that is competent and confident, developing a framework that is scaffolded by practice wisdom .

Part 1 - Understand substance use along its continuum, the most important aspects to successful outcomes and resources to help assessment and interventions.

Part 2 - What are the links and data that help us understand this relationship, what is our approach and what is the association?

Brisbane, Qld
17 June 2022 Culturally Safe Mental Health Practice for Young People from CALD Backgrounds
Webinar

Trauma and mental ill-health are increasingly prevalent in Australia’s refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, resulting from experiences such as war, separation from family, resettlement and the migration process. This webinar will discuss the unique lived experiences of CALD young people in Australia, before exploring the importance of self-reflection in identifying and addressing bias in social work practice.

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

Online
20 June 2022 NT & SA: What support is given during family violence situations? presented by Australian Family Lawyers
Legal Ed Seminar

Join Australian Family Lawyers for a lunchtime Webinar.

Topic: Australian Family Lawyers - What support is given by Australian Family Lawyers during family violence situations?

What to do in situations that require urgency. Types of matters that can involve urgency:

  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Parenting Matters
  • Property Matters
Online
21 June 2022 Words and Pictures: Empowering children and healing trauma in complex child protection cases
Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, using case studies to provide a clear understanding of the methodology and its uses. The Words and Pictures methodology is an integral part of safety planning within the Signs of Safety approach to child protection. This methodology uses simple words and stick figures to empower parents to explain complex situations to children without creating blame or shame. After attending this webinar, participants will be empowered to deepen their approach to safety planning, with an emphasis on walking alongside children, families, carers and other professionals in situations of complex child abuse and neglect.

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

Online
Wednesday 22 June 2022AEST NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Refugee Practice Standards
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Refugee Practice Standards

Online
23 June 2022 Leading Teams in Social work practice - June
Virtual Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online
Tuesday 28 June 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness - June
Online Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

Topic Discussion : Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness with a disability focus


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
4 July 2022 Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online
Tuesday 26 July 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness - July
Online Meeting

Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 10th August 2022 AEST NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress

Over 60% of men who die by suicide have been in contact with mental health services prior to their death. As therapists, when men come through our door, we need to ensure we’re offering therapy that meets them where they’re at. The aim of this webinar is to increase therapists’ awareness, skills and confidence to engage, connect with, and respond more effectively to their male clients.

Presenter: Dr Zac Seidler

Online
11 August 2022 Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar

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

Common service delivery challenges and misconceptions will be clarified including:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online
16 August 2022 SA Theory in Reality - Making the most of Supervision
Presentation

Social workers talk about their journeys from student to experienced practitioners. This presentation offers students insight into the realities of Social Work practice to enhance their theory learning.

Online
Tuesday 30 August 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness: Yoga, Social Work & Mental Health - August
Online Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

Topic Discussion : Update on Linda's Research


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Tuesday 27 September 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness - September
Online Meeting

Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
17 Oct 2022 Providing Feedback
Virtual Workshop

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

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

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

AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
Tuesday 25 October 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness - October
Online Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

Topic Discussion : TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Tuesday 29 November 2022 Vic Yoga and Mindfulness - November
Online Meeting

Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group

Topic-TBC


1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers