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SWOT (AASW's online training platform)

Date Event Location
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 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 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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

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: 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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

Online
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: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online course is designed to support social workers and Allied Health professionals to provide culturally sensitive, respectful and inclusive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The course is presented by an Aboriginal female psychologist and a non-Aboriginal male social worker. The presenters discuss key findings from their research and experience in providing clinical services, training and consultancy in service development. The presenters highlight practical applications and tips that have been effective in their work with Aboriginal young people, adults, families and communities.

**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**

Online
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**

Online
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**

Online
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 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!

* Subtitles are available on this recording

Online
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*

Online
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*

Online
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*

Online
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.

Online
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

Online
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

Online
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

Online
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**

Online
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**

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 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 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 National Symposium 2015 - Opening address - Leadership Reflections and Leadership for Change National Symposium 2015 - Opening address - Leadership Reflections and Leadership for Change
AASW Online

This is a recording of the Opening address at the AASW National Symposium in November 2015. The address covered two themes: "Leadership reflections" and "Leadership for change".

* 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 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 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 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.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: School (coming soon)

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 - 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 - 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 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 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 '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 '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 '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

0.75 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; School (coming soon)

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 | 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.

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Harnessing the rainbow - Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice, presented by Max Mackenzie.

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.

Additional resources are provided to all registrants.

This webinar contributes 1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: The language of MARAM - Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework.

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
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: How to write for journal publication - Getting published in Australian Social Work.

This webinar addresses the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers. Presented by the Editor (Fiona McDermott) and Associate Editor (David Hodgson) of Australian Social Work, and an academic with wide-ranging experience in writing for publication (Clare Tilbury), the presentation draws on their collective knowledge and experience of editing and writing for publication.

Participants will learn the process of getting published, tips and tricks for authors and what the reviewers are looking for at Australian Social Work.

1 hour of CPD activity attributable to all AASW credentials.

Online
Ongoing Mindfulness Practice for Self-care
Online training

Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice to build resilience, manage stress, anxiety and anger. Regular practice reduces personal reactivity to emotional stimuli and can be used as a therapeutic approach with various clients. It is also an excellent tool for practitioner self-care.

This introductory program will provide an overview of the theory and benefits of mindful meditation and guide you through two practice sessions that will enable you to incorporate the practice into your daily routine.

40 minutes of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers, presented by Dr Jenny Dwyer.

EMDR is a therapy designed to assist those suffering trauma and has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for children and adults.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of the therapy to better inform their decision to commence level 1 training as an EMDR Practitioner (FPS under Medicare).

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Building resilience
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Building Resilience webinar.

Built from a foundation of positive psychology, this webinar will teach you how to equip yourself with strategies to develop the qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy.

This practical webinar introduces tools, techniques and behaviours to manage our individual responses to effectively strengthen our resilience muscles - in the moment and ongoing.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW webinar: Using legal and psycho-social interventions to respond to Elder Abuse.

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of an older person. It can present itself in many forms and is commonly committed by someone that the older person knows and trusts.

This webinar covers various social work interventions such as case-management, safety planning and counselling, while also examining the legal interventions available to support an older person who is a victim of Elder Abuse.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Suicide First Aid
Webinar Recording

Watch the recording of AASW's Suicide First Aid webinar.

Brought to you by the AASW and LivingWorks - the world's leading suicide first aid training.

This webinar will provide an overview of LivingWorks programs and a presentation on the evidence behind the shift from risk assessment to a focus on safety.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Clinical

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Embracing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Embracing the power of emotional intelligence webinar.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. This session explores the key skills and behaviours of emotional intelligence, to build trust and rapport for high performing teams, and build a positive culture for effective quality service provision.

The session introduces concepts and practical skills in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) using the work of Daniel Goleman. His framework of EQ will be unpacked, exploring the five dimensions, the benefits, the behaviours and strategies to build skills for EQ development across each dimension.

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

Online
Ongoing Cultural Responsiveness Course
Social Work Online Training

The AASW has sourced a learning package from Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) to provide social workers with accessible CPD in cultural awareness and cultural responsiveness. This course offers two levels of learning with a total of 10 hours of CPD across the package.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum webinar.

This webinar recording will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

"Excellent presentation and wealth of information, resources and strategies" – webinar participant, November 2021.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Mandatory vaccination and social work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Mandatory vaccination and social work information session from 29 November 2021.

With 19 years’ legal experience and a special interest in Occupational Health & Safety law, Anthony provides information about rights and obligations regarding Covid-19 vaccination under Chief Health Orders. Anthony also answers audience questions and discusses the legal context of mandatory vaccination; including implications for your practice with clients and as private practitioners.

"I believe this was an essential training to address the complexities and provide knowledge on the legal and privacy laws regarding Covid19 vaccinations" – training participant, May 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 3, professional identity

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Online therapy and telehealth: Supporting clients via remote practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Online therapy and telehealth: supporting clients via remote practice webinar.

This webinar provides a brief overview of contextual changes across the social work practice settings that propel the shift from face-to-face to virtual service provision. It will review challenges when delivering services online or over-the-phone appointments and will explore suitable therapeutic approaches when practising virtually.

"Alicja presented her experience in a down to earth, authentic manner, I found inspiring for my practice; in telehealth and beyond" – webinar participant, November 2021.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health (FPS), Clinical, Disability

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | REWIRE: A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's REWIRE: A practice model and framework for supporting trauma-affected students in schools webinar.

This webinar recording addresses the foundations for the REWIRE model as well as each element of the framework. It provides participants with the key steps and essential ingredients in supporting trauma-affected students to be successful in school while enabling them to capitalise on the positive experiences and opportunities that schools are uniquely placed to provide their students.

"Lots of really good insights" – webinar participant, December 2021.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Clinical, Mental Health, Child Protection; School (coming soon)

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | COVID-19 Impacts and Social Worker Wellbeing
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.25 hour recording of AASW's COVID-19 Impacts and Social Worker Wellbeing webinar from 29 September 2021.

This webinar is an insightful and explorative conversation on the COVID-19 environment in NSW, the impact on the health system, and how this impact is affecting social workers and the delivery of social work services.

"Very informative; great to hear from a panel of highly experienced and social work knowledgeable professionals and what it is like in their practice at the moment during a challenging time" – webinar participant, October 2021.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Developmental trauma: Perspectives on trauma supportive care and relational healing webinar.

This webinar recording draws from evidence informed literature on neurobiology, developmental trauma research, psychotherapy principles, social models of health and disability, mental health, and allied health. It encourages social workers to step back and view a child’s situation through a trauma lens, especially when the child’s presentation is particularly complex or intense.

The webinar recording offers key principles and strategies that social workers can use to offer trauma informed support to their clients, even if they are not working in a trauma treatment role. It offers therapeutic strategies to use in client work, and appropriate interventions that could be integrated into the child’s care network to support trauma healing.

"The webinar is very informative, Claudia has shared and provided great resources. She is pragmatic and down to earth when linking theory to practice" – webinar participant, January 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Queer in the Classroom: Promoting Inclusivity and Well-being for LGBTIQA+ Students
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Queer in the Classroom: Promoting Inclusivity and Well-being for LGBTIQA+ Students webinar.

This webinar will draw on the growing body of data around LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing and will apply a Critically Reflective, Queer Social Work, and Public Health theoretical approach.

Participants will engage in information and activities about the experience of LGBTIQA+ people in school settings. After discussing and exploring the data on queer student experiences, participants will then have an opportunity to synthesise this knowledge with their experiences to build on their practice using well placed questions and a case study.

"This training was great, engaging and informative" – webinar participant, December 2021.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Navigating Difficult Conversations
Webinar recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Navigating Difficult Conversations webinar.

It will give you the context to appreciate where difficult conversations fit into healthy professional relationships, before moving into practical skills and tools you can use to ensure success in your own difficult conversations.

"Very helpful and engaging" – webinar participant, February 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Post-Disaster Response: Support and advocacy for clients after a natural disaster
Webinar recording

This 1.5 hour webinar recording will address the various ways that social workers can engage with communities in undertaking disaster preparedness strategies, in the immediate aftermath of a major event or indeed in the long-term reconstruction phase when communities are coming to terms with their ‘new normal’.

This discussion provides insights into new forms of disaster practice and the need for social workers to have a greater understanding of this emerging field of practice.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Widening the focus: Engaging fathers who use domestic violence
Webinar recording

This webinar recording will address the pressing issue that most health and welfare professionals receive limited tertiary education around engaging men, and practically no training around engaging those perpetrating domestic and family violence.

It will draw from contemporary national and international research and practice experience in engaging with men who use violence and coercive control. The facilitator will offer key strategies that social workers can use to engage with and increase the visibility of men who use violence and control. This approach may also enable men who use violence and coercive control to embark on a journey of change towards engaging respectfully and non-abusively.

"The training was a good balance of theory, research and actionable material" – webinar participant, February 2022.

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

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Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Environment and Climate Change
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Environment and Climate Change.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Policy and Social Protection, Housing and Homelessness, and Refugees
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Policy and Social Protection, Housing and Homelessness, and Refugees.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Research and Publication
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Research and Publication.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Practice
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Practice.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Social Work Education
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Social Work Education.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Gender Equality and LGBTIQA+ Rights
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Gender Equality and LGBTIQA+ Rights.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Health, Disability, and Older Persons
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Health, Disability, and Older Persons.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; Clinical; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Keynote Speeches and Panels
Conference Recording

Keynote speech and panel recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Mental Health
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Mental Health.

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

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Family and Sexual Violence
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Family and Sexual Violence.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Family Violence

Online
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference 2021: Children, Young people, and Families
Conference Recording

Presentation recordings from the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 on the topic of Children, Young People, and Families.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Child Protection; Family Violence; Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Inclusive and Empowering Aboriginal Child Protection Practice webinar.

Within the Aboriginal community, there is an expectation regarding Social Workers that they can be either harmful or helpful. This recording discusses several practical strategies to assist you in engaging with Aboriginal children, families, and communities (including prior to entering a community) and how to build appropriate, professional relationships.

This webinar draws on storytelling examples and case studies to provide social workers with practical strategies to apply in their own professional practice when working with Aboriginal children and families. The facilitator, an experienced Aboriginal Child Protection Social Worker, expands on introductory cultural awareness theories by providing real-life, practical examples to help practitioners develop their professional skills and abilities.

"Excellent. Linda has such a wealth of experience. Inspiring" – webinar participant, March 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Pathways into Private Practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Pathways into Private Practice webinar.

This webinar explores what it means to work in private practice and common motivations for doing so, encouraging participants to identify their own motivations for wanting to start a new business. Common challenges in starting a private practice are also discussed, including logistical requirements such as setting up a fee structure and finding a suitable location for clients. Pathways into private practice are explored, alongside discussion of possible forms of support and guidance. The identity, structure and necessary supports for a business are also discussed – all decisions which must stem from a clear understanding of the client.

"Fantastic presentation - covered all my questions and worries about going into private practice and helped shift me from a place of uncertainty to one of motivation and excitement to get started" – webinar participant, March 2022.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Disability and the Health System
Webinar Recording

Watch the 2 hour recording of AASW's Disability and the Health System webinar.

This webinar provides an overview of the NDIS and its key features, before unpacking the separate roles and responsibilities of the health care system and the NDIS in supporting people with a disability. Participants will learn through case studies and guided activities to apply theory into practice.

Based in social work theory and evidence-based practice, participants will learn ways to support clients along the NDIS pathway, as well as best practice for discharge planning. Additionally, this webinar will provide information for non-NDIS supports/services available for people with a disability.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Growing your private practice
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Growing your private practice webinar delivered by owner of one of Australia's busiest family therapy and mental health practices Dr Joel Cullin. Dr Cullin shares his experiences and practical strategies for building a successful client facing business and provides recommendations for: growing a network of referrers; marketing; evolving your business; business lifecycles and how to prepare for them; and the importance of self care as a business owner and social worker.

"Joel was great, very personable and covered a lot of his own personal experiences and learnings from being in private practice" – webinar participant, April 2022.

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

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Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Responding to young people who display harmful sexual behaviour
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Responding to young people who display harmful sexual behaviour webinar.

This recording provides introductory information for those who wish to understand harmful sexual behaviour and provides some useful strategies to those who support children, young people, families and communities when harmful sexual behaviour has occurred.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified nine practice principles that should be considered when responding to harmful sexual behaviours. This recording explains these principles and elaborates on those that are most relevant to social work practice.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Child Protection; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Panel: Ongoing Workforce Challenges in Child Protection and Building Resilience for Frontline Social Workers
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Welcome address: Hon Michelle Landry MP and Panel: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Conversation
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Child Protection Symposium 2022 | Keynote speech: Tim Crosier and Panel: Research and Practice Trends in the Child Protection Sector
Symposium Recording

Presentation recordings from AASW's 2022 Child Protection Symposium.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | The Trauma Story: Responding to disclosures of sexual violence
Webinar Recording

It is estimated that more than one billion people have been affected by extreme violence, embodied in the experience of war, rape, ethnic conflict, torture, and terrorism. Within the Australian context, 2.2 million women and 718,000 men have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.

These two (2) recordings explore the underlying theory and practical steps for responding to disclosures of sexual violence, including intimate partner violence.The first recording (i.e., the theory component) draws on evidence-based guidance to help policy makers, health care providers, and other members of multidisciplinary teams to deepen their understanding of trauma-informed care and the socio-cultural dimensions that underpin sexual violence. While the second recording (i.e., the practical component) explores the different ways that victim-survivors may disclose and offers practical steps for responding to a disclosure through a client-practitioner role-play and debrief. Clinical interventions, such as the trauma story assessment tool, and self-care rituals are introduced within the theory component and unpacked in further detail in the practical component.

"This was the best training I have done and it prompted me to look further at the resources and learning more in this area" – training participant, June 2022.

3 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Family Violence; Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Influencing People and Outcomes
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Influencing People and Outcomes webinar.

Influencing is a key part of communication for social workers. Through their interactions with clients, families and groups, as well as other professionals, social workers can positively influence outcomes and empower the people they work with to improve their lives.

This recording offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their influencing skills and covers techniques and strategies to successfully manage a range of influencing conversations in a variety of situations. It draws on the principles of influence and how these can be applied in a way that is effective and, more importantly, ethical.

"It was very useful training on effective communication" – webinar participant, May 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Integrating Digital Tools into Mental Health Practice
Webinar Recording

This webinar recording 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
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Culturally Safe Mental Health Practice for Young People from CALD Backgrounds
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Culturally Safe Mental Health Practice for Young People from CALD Backgrounds webinar.

Culturally informed and culturally safe practices are necessary for social workers to improve mental health treatment and outcomes for CALD youth. This webinar recording 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. Additionally, evidence-based frameworks and practice strategies will be presented and analysed, with specific focus on their use in supporting CALD youth and their families.

"Great PD and very helpful resources presented and applied to be able to use in my work" – webinar participant. June 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Techniques for single or limited session interventions webinar.

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

"Elissa was very engaging and explained the content in a clear and concise way. The case study was a great way to see it in practice" – webinar participant, June 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Normative Narrative Practice as a model of Social Work in Aged Care Mental Health webinar.

This webinar recording outlines the role of social work in RACF’s and presents a framework of practice that has evolved as an effective way of engaging with Older Adults. “Normative Narrative Practice” emphasizes the need for our practice to be normalized as opposed to being focused on pathology and diagnosis.

The webinar recording also highlights 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. It explores 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.

"It was an enlightening and inspiring presentation" – webinar participant, July 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental Health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

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Ongoing Creating Psychological Safety in Child Protection Supervision
Social Work Online Training

The AASW is delighted to be able to offer a new eLearning module - Creating Psychological Safety in Child Protection Supervision. This module introduces the core concepts of psychological safety and how to apply them in supervision. It was created for child protection workers and explores the various challenges and needs inherent to this field. You will find practical tips that help you to embed psychological safety in your practice.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (providing); Child protection

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Words and Pictures: Empowering children and healing trauma in complex child protection cases
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Words and Pictures: Empowering children and healing trauma in complex child protection cases webinar.

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.

This webinar will introduce participants to Words and Pictures, using case studies to provide a clear understanding of the methodology and its uses. 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.

"Very interesting topic and so relevant to our work with families. I found Penny to be very easy to listen to and valued her sharing of knowledge and practical suggestions" – webinar participant, June 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Sharpening the Focus: NDIS and Private Practice Social Work
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's 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.

"It was exceptional - I am so impressed by the knowledge imparted and the clarity in which this was presented" – webinar participant, August 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's A Solution-Focused Approach to Single-Session Client Work with Couples and Families webinar.

A solution-focused approach to couple and family support is a particularly well-established area of work, with numerous studies demonstrating its effectiveness in particular areas of client concern such as communication and conflict management, as well as with different levels of client motivation.

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.

"Brilliant session. Clear, concise, informative and presenter was very knowledgeable" – webinar participant, August 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Supporting families experiencing non-finite loss and grief due to chronic illness or lifelong disability webinar.

The grief experience of parents and carers living with a child with a disability or chronic illness is unique and lifelong. As clinicians working with these families, social workers need to ensure that their work reflects an understanding and normalisation of the family’s experience of non-finite and ambiguous loss, and grief interventions that promote resilience.

"Alana is incredibly experienced and the case studies really helped bring the information to life in understanding" webinar participant, September 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health (FPS); Disability

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Working with Older people who experienced childhood trauma in ‘Care’
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Working with Older people who experienced childhood trauma in ‘Care’ webinar.

This webinar will introduce evidence-based knowledge on the impacts of childhood trauma in care and the lived experience of these people, who are referred to as Forgotten Australians and Care Leavers. It will help social workers gain an understanding of how to prevent re-traumatisation in aged care settings and identify and respond to trauma behaviours.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health; Older Persons Social Worker (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Building Psychological Safety for High Performing Teams webinar.

Psychological safety is “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking” (Edmondson). In the heat of health services delivery, the psychological safety of team members is both crucial, and yet frequently neglected.

Building psychological safety in health teams is a crucial leadership behaviour, as it is the number one factor in building team excellence. This webinar will introduce key concepts of psychological safety, build a case for the importance of developing it, and equip you with tools to manage and measure the psychological safety in your team.

"Outstanding. Sobering. Creates space for growth" webinar participant, September 2022.

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

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Disability and the Education System
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Disability and the Education System webinar.

This session will offer participants practical skills and knowledge in understanding the interplay between disability and the education system. It will discuss how a human rights and social justice framework are central to supporting children with disability in the school system. The course will further explore the hierarchy of disability, funding opportunities and advocacy pathways for children and adolescents.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Disability; Schools (coming soon!)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Case Management Practice in Schools: Navigating the complexity
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1.5 hour recording of AASW's Case Management Practice in Schools: Navigating the complexity webinar.

This webinar discusses contemporary case management practice in school settings, including a brief examination of case management principles, stages, and processes. Building on this understanding, the role, and contributions of social workers in school-based case management will be analyzed. Through case studies drawn from the presenter’s own experience as a high school-based social worker, participants will be invited to apply a’ systems thinking ‘approach to social work practice and consider methods for ‘implementing’ case management processes in a school setting.

Systems acknowledge the interconnectedness of people's lives and the influences around them. Using a systems perspective in School Case management practice, specifically drawing on Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems approach, enables practitioners to understand and respond to complex needs of their clients. The case studies will demonstrate how to implement case management processes within school drawing on this thinking.

"This has been by far the best PD I’ve attended" – webinar participant, November 2022.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Mental health; School (coming soon)

Online
Ongoing AASW Webinar Recording | Solution-focused Self-care Strategies for Social Workers
Webinar Recording

Watch the 1 hour recording of AASW's Solution-focused Self-care Strategies for Social Workers webinar.

This webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and provide self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

"Caroline was incredibly engaging, insightful and encouraging... One of the most approachable webinars I've participated in so far" – webinar participant, November 2022.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Online
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers