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SWOT (AASW's online training platform)

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Ongoing National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges National Symposium 2013 - What is happening with field education? Contemporary issues and challenges
AASW Social Work Online Training - Recording

This is a recording of a panel presentation from the AASW National Symposium in November 2013. The panel discuss the impact the implementation of the ASWEAS and Practice Standards has/will have on field education. As well as how the marketisation of tertiary education and the influence of education is becoming more consumer driven.

* AASW Member Discount *

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 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 *

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 *

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 *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler Social Workers Working in Partnerships in Private Practice & Organisations - Challenges & Opportunities - with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

Working within collaborative partnerships is fundamental to providing responsive social work practice for service users across a range of sectors. Yet working collaboratively can be extremely challenging. This course will support social workers operating in private practice and organisational settings to develop and sustain their skills in cross-discipline partnerships and collaborative approaches.

* Discount for AASW Members *

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

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 will describe the goals of school social work as a particular mode of practice; demonstrate the potential but also address some of the shared frustrations of collaboration.

Online
Ongoing Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler Talking With Children – An Overview For Social Workers, with Dr. Deb Absler
Online

This first course in a series 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.

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

Online
Ongoing 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.

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
Ongoing Culturally sensitive practice in the mental health field Culturally sensitive practice in the mental health field
Course

This course discusses considerations when working with culturally and linguistically diverse people in the mental health field.

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 *

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 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!
Non-members can register at member prices: $60 (incl GST)

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 program introduces the novel area of green or eco-social work practice as it relates to the present and future serious risks posed by uncontrolled climate change. The program 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’ gives participants the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts.
Part 3 ‘Making it Real’ will showcase 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

Online
Ongoing Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women- with Marianne Ibrahim
Online

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

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.

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 Relevant Activity**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Social Work Online Training

This 2.5 hour online workshop will introduce therapists to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The workshop demonstrates ways in which ACT processes can be applied in the therapy room, and makes use of video role-play demonstrations and experiential exercises. This workshop is presented by Clinical Psychologist Brendon Knott.

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

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Social Work Online Training

This 1.5 hour online course provides an introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), presented by Assoc Prof Monica O'Kelly. After outlining the underlying theory, the presentation focuses on putting CBT into action with clients, guiding participants through the key steps in the CBT sequence. The presentation concludes with a demonstration between clinician and client.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing
SWOT

This 1.5 hour online workshop offers a holistic approach to clinical practice with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance use problems, drawing on Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. It is suited to a range of social workers and/or other allied health practitioners, working across mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and/or other community health and welfare settings.

The workshop is presented by clinical psychologist Professor Amanda Baker; Senior Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Winner of the 2014 AACBT Distinguished Career Award. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
SWOT

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, presented by Dr Carla Walton. This course covers the origins of the treatment and theoretical underpinnings, together with an overview of the core components of the treatment. This includes skills training, individual therapy, phone coaching and consultation teams.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Military Populations
Social Work Online Training

This 1 hour course provides an introduction to the key principles and practices associated with mental health practice with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with a focus on military populations. The webinar is presented by Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Leader of the Veteran Mental Health Initiative.

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW here.

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: The transition from service provider to service manager with Dr Elizabeth Shannon
Social Work Online Training

This course aims to assist professionals in the welfare, health and community services sectors to strengthen their leadership and management skills as they transition into management and leadership roles. The course is also suitable to current managers seeking to further their leadership aspirations and pathways, and those contemplating the transition into management in the future.

This workshop is suited to a range of social work and/or other community and Allied Health workers, across community, health, Government and welfare settings. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler
SWOT

In this informative interview, the AASW’s Lauren Paul engages supervision expert and consultant Jane Wexler via a series of pertinent questions regarding the path to becoming a supervisor.

Drawing on Jane’s extensive experience supervising new graduates to CEOs, and her expertise training other supervisors, Lauren takes Jane through a series of focused questions about supervision, social work and the best way for social workers to begin their own supervisor journey. Watch PREVIEW

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: 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 webinar is presented by experienced clinical 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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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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 Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Social Work Online Training

This one hour online course provides an introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). It is presented by Anthony Hillin (B. Soc. Stud (SW), M Adol MH, IPT Certified Interpersonal Psychotherapy Trainer), a social worker and one of Australia's leading experts in IPT .

This workshop is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specialising in, or interested in specialising in) mental health practice. Watch PREVIEW

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Narrative Therapy and Community Work
Social Work Online Training

This 2 hour online course provides an engaging introduction to the key principles and practices of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. It is delivered by leading Narrative practitioner and academic Dr David Denborough, co-Director of the Dulwich Centre and co-ordinator of the Master of Narrative Therapy at the University of Melbourne. The course also provides an additonal two hours of online links to further learnring via the Dulwich Centre website.

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

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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Ongoing Empowering Excellence: Evidence-Based Relaxation Therapy and Psychoneuroimmunology with Dr Judy Lovas
Social Work Online Training

This 1.5 hour course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy modalities and Psychoneuroimmuology (PNI). The course is presented by the experienced and passionate presenter Dr Judy Lovas, and comprises three modules :

  • Introduction to Relaxation Therapy and Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

This workshop is suited to a range of social workers and/or allied health/caring professionals, in particular those specialising in mental health and counselling practice, and/or integrated health (the science of mind, body and health).

**FPS Relevant**

**AASW Member Discount**

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Online
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