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Victoria

Date Event Location
dates set based on expressed interest from workplace Cultural perspectives: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients within general practice and primary health care settings
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

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

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

* Free event *

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
to be confirmed Take charge of your life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The information in this one day course is a condensed opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in internal control psychology. The concepts presented in this course are those of Choice Theory® psychology which is an explanation of how the brain functions to integrate information. The aim of presenting a one day course is to encourage people to participate in CPD training in internal control psychology. Participants of this course can then go onto participate in the Basic Intensive Training with a one day credit. It is hoped that this creates a more flexible option for people for training as it can be hard to book in for 4 day courses.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
to be confirmed Basic practicum in choice theory reality therapy and lead management
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This practicum serves to assist participants to increase their knowledge base in CT RT and LM and importantly increase their skills by focusing on skills development experiences these applications in practice. Participants will be taught the value of questioning techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstration role-plays, practice, experimental exercises and discussions of Dr Glasser's ideas.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
dates set based on expressed interest from workplace Cultural respect and appreciation: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

Various, Vic
dates set based on expressed interest from workplace Cultural appreciation practical strategies for working with ATSI clients, families and carers
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health.

Various, Vic
dates set based on expressed interest from workplace Introduction to mental health in the workplace
Endorsed CPD: workshop

This course provides participants with an opportunity to understand the different mental health concepts that exist and how to identify & assist workers with mental health issues.

Various, Vic
TBA Take Charge of Your Life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The information in this one day course is a condensed opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in internal control psychology. The concepts presented in this course are those of Choice Theory® psychology which is an explanation of how the brain functions to integrate information. The aim of presenting a one day course is to encourage people to participate in CPD training in internal control psychology. Participants of this course can then go onto participate in the Basic Intensive Training with a one day credit. It is hoped that this creates a more flexible option for people for training as it can be hard to book in for 4 day courses.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
November 2017 Working with impacts of sexual assault
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Working with Impacts of Sexual Assault is a two day interactive workshop that will extend the capacity and skills of those working with adults and family members who have been affected by sexual assault. This training will assist participants to engage with approaches based on trauma theory, systemic theory and feminist theory that have been shown to be effective in ameliorating the affects of sexual assault.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
August 2017 Responding to Sexual Assault
Endorsed CPD: ONe Day Workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
October 2017 Responding to Sexual Assault
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

Responding to Sexual Assault is a one day workshop that explores the nature and impact of sexual assault on individuals and families. It enhances the capacity and confidence of health and welfare workers in responding to women and men who are impacted by sexual assault. The workshop provides the skills to respond in ways that are sensitive and effective.

Melbourne, Vic
19th September 2017 Fighting Fair: Difficult But Necessary Conversations
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

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

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
20th Sep 2017 Fighting Fair: The Artistry of Facilitation-Presentation Skills
Endorsed CPD 1 day workshop

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

*Discount for AASW Members*

Melbourne, Vic
20th Sep 2017 Young People at Risk of Harm from Gambling
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The workshops are designed to provide all members of the Gambler's Help workforce with knowledge and skills that they can immediately apply to their work. The morning session will showcase best practice examples and research evidence for undertaking prevention strategies with the nominated population. The afternoon is a facilitated workshop which will allow participants to apply the lesson from the morning to existing agency ISA plans.

Melbourne, Vic
21st Sep 2017 Supervision and State of Being: Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This unique, highly interactive, practical, two-day course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision.

** FULLY BOOKED **

Melbourne, Vic
26th to 28th September 2017 Foundation Course
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

It is a three day course open to all of the Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, In Language Gambler’s Help services and Prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it is a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Melbourne, Vic
27th Sep 2017 Forum on Social Justice and Caring in Later Life
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is proud to announce a one-day seminar on Social Justice and Caring in Later Life with Professor Alisoun Milne, held at Swinburne University on 27th September, 2017. Alisoun Milne is a Professor of Social Gerontology and Social Work at the University of Kent, in the United Kingdom. This special forum provides an exploration into what it means to be a carer in the 21st century and a reflection on the UK and Australian experience of caring for older adults.

Melbourne, Vic
28th Sep 2017 Social Work Forum: Gerontological Social Work and Strength Based Approaches in Social Work of Later Life - A Critical Approach
Endorsed CPD: Half Day Workshop

This forum presents an overview of Gerontological Social Work in the UK
and offers a comparison with the situation in Australia through
presentations of Professor Alisoun Milne from the University of Kent in the
UK and Carmel Laragy form RMIT University in Melbourne

Melbourne, Vic
4-5 Oct 2017 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This highly interactive, practical, two-day course is designed for people wanting to deepen and expand their supervision skills, and develop their supervision practice to an advanced level. It builds on Supervision and State of Being: Level 1.

** FULLY BOOKED **

Melbourne, Vic
4th October 2017 Aged Care: A Family Affair - A Talk about the role of family and carers and the role of Social Work in the UK and Australia
Endorsed CPD: 2 Hour Workshop

An overview of families caring for older persons in the UK and Australia.

Melbourne, Vic
4th and 5th October 2017 Beyond Cultural Competency
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) are pleased to offer Beyond Cultural Competency, a free, two-day cross-cultural workshop for Gambler’s Help staff. It is a challenging new course that has been specifically developed for workers in this space. The workshop explores linkages between individual and broader structural issues, between theory, policy and practice and the complexities that are embedded in every day work with immigrant and refugee communities in the area of problem gambling.

Melbourne, Vic
10th October 2017 Dream Work- a Gestalt Therapy approach
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

A professional development workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, counselling students and interested others.

Melbourne, Vic
11th October 2017 Dream Work- a Gestalt Therapy approach
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

A professional development workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, counselling students and interested others.

Melbourne, Vic
11th Oct 2017 “Let’s Get Physical!” -Advanced P.L.A.Y.: Music & Movement, Drama & Dance
Endorsed CPD: Workshop

Following on from the huge success of the experiential P.L.A.Y. workshop is Advanced P.L.A.Y. with its focus on the use of drama and dance, music, movement and massage in therapeutic work with children and young people who have experienced trauma.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
11th October 2017 'Let's Get Physical!' Advanced P.L.A.Y. Music and Movement, Drama and Dance
Endorsed CPD: one day workshop

Following on from the huge success of the experiential P.L.A.Y. workshop, Advanced P.L.A.Y. focuses on the use of drama and dance in therapy for children and young people who have experienced trauma.

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
11th October 2017 Trauma and Family Work
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

In 2013, The Bouverie Centre published its Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Family Sensitive Practice in Adult Health Services. The Guidelines highlight the large number of people entering the human services sector having experienced trauma that is not recognised by service providers, and the impact of trauma on families, including the potentially destructive impact on children and adolescents of parental mental health problems, sexual assault, family violence and substance misuse.

This workshop explores the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities. The workshop draws on a systemic trauma-informed perspective to equip participants with strategies for working with individual clients and families, and potentially playing a key role in identifying and meeting the needs of vulnerable children

Melbourne, Vic
13-14 Oct 17 Group Therapy Training. Two days of training for those wishing to run groups and those experienced facilitators wishing to revise and refresh their skills
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day workshop, the first day gives theory and practice of group therapy. The term 'group therapy' can be applied to a variety of theoretically and practically different kinds of groups from the psychoanalytic to the CBT.

Melbourne, Vic
13th Oct 2017 The House Within - Understanding and Managing Emotions
Endorsed CPD: 5 hour workshop

The House Within is a simple, practical and enjoyable way of explaining how our emotional systems work and how we can manage our emotions so that we can become more calm, focussed, creative and productive no matter what stresses we are experiencing.

This model can be useful for social workers in both their personal and professional life, and can be shared with clients, students, patients or family, as a way of helping them to enhance their wellbeing.

Melbourne, Vic
16th Oct 2017 ADVANCED CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

This course is designed to expand your range of clinical skills with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy & counselling. There is a special component of regression and hypno-analytical therapy contained in this course.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
17-18 Oct 2017 Fighting Fair: Advanced Mediation Training (Level 2)
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This challenging and interactive course is aimed at those who already have an understanding and practical experience of the mediation process. The course will focus on advanced issues and aims to refine and update workers skills, practices and theoretical perspectives used to mediate in various areas of conflict.

*Discount for AASW members*

Melbourne, Vic
17th and 18th October 2017 Unlocking Trauma - Keys to Exposing Exposure Therapy and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of exposure therapy and its many variants, describe how it is used in the treatment of PTSD, and to offer guidelines for when to use CBT approach to treating PTSD

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
19th Oct 2017 The Artistry of Facilitation: Training Small Groups
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

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

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
19th October 2017 Victorian Branch Annual Meeting 2017
AASW AM

2.5 CPD Hours

The Victorian Branch Management Committee invites you to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24th October 2017 People with Mental Health Issues at Risk of Harm from Gambling
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The workshops are designed to provide all members of the Gambler's Help workforce with knowledge and skills that they can immediately apply to their work. The morning session will showcase best practice examples and research evidence for undertaking prevention strategies with the nominated population. The afternoon is a facilitated workshop which will allow participants to apply the lesson from the morning to existing agency ISA plans.

Melbourne, Vic
27th Oct 2017 Working with difficult couples - a one day workshop of theory and applied skills for engaging and working with difficult couples
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Melbourne, Vic
27th Oct 2017 Supporting practice with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Melbourne, Vic
27th October 2017 Victorian Mental Health Social Work Conference 2017
Conference

Victorian Mental Health Social Work Conference 2017, Parkville

'New and emerging themes in mental health social work'

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
28th Oct 2017 Working with parent and family dynamics - clinical skills for working with individuals where parent and family dynamics are evident and for working directly with parents and families
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Melbourne, Vic
31st October to 1st November 2017 Single Session Work
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Single Session Work (SSW) describes a model of service delivery that acknowledges the likelihood that many clients will access a service only once or twice. This approach makes the most of each encounter with clients by treating each contact as though it may be the last, while laying the foundation for ongoing work, if required.

This workshop introduces the aims, practice principles, and techniques of SSW. Participants learn a range of skills associated with SSW, and explore implementation strategies for various service settings.

Melbourne, Vic
10th November 2017 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Psychological and Physical Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

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

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
10th November 2017 Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour Workshop

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

Melbourne, Vic
14th and 15th November 2017 Unlocking Infant and Early Childhood Trauma!
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This is a specialised workshop focusing on unlocking trauma presentations in children in infancy and early years. Trauma in this period has a significant impact on the developing brain and locks itself down in the body and must not be ignored but processed and transformed.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
14th November 2017 Self-Care for Social Worker's in Challenging Environments
Workshop

7 CPD Hours

This practical and informative one-day workshop aims to support professional social workers by turning theory into evidence-based action and inviting you to take an active role in building your resilience and preventing psychological injury.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
14th and 15th November 2017 Beyond Cultural Competency
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) are pleased to offer Beyond Cultural Competency, a free, two-day cross-cultural workshop for Gambler’s Help staff. It is a challenging new course that has been specifically developed for workers in this space. The workshop explores linkages between individual and broader structural issues, between theory, policy and practice and the complexities that are embedded in every day work with immigrant and refugee communities in the area of problem gambling.

Melbourne, Vic
15th Nov 2017 The hearing voices approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This course is the perfect starting place if you are new to the Hearing Voices Approach. By the end of the two days you will have a solid understanding of the Hearing Voices Approach and how to apply it in many practical settings, either for yourself, in your work as a mental health professional or in your family/home environment.

Melbourne, Vic
17th Nov 2017 Safeguarding yourself - recognising and responding to vicarious trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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

Melbourne, Vic
22nd November 2017 Letters with a Punch
Endorsed CPD: 2 Hour Workshop

Letters are crucial for client advocacy; as well as being an essential tool, they reflect our professional capacity. Clients impacted by gambling frequently have comorbid issues and there may need to be a clinical approach to presenting medical or mental health information to effect advocacy outcomes. Then there are letter conventions, and things like grammar that are crucial in the interpretation of the meaning of the letters we write!

Lots of reasons to get those letters right and tight!

Melbourne, Vic
23-24 Nov 2017 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
25th and 26th November 2017 Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. Two days of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Narrative practitioners believe that individuals and their stores are significantly shaped by the culture or cultures in which they live. Our ideas and experiences of love, gender, success, decency, family, work, health, normality and every aspect of life, are shaped by discourses derived from culture. This 2 day workshop will allow participants to use a narrative lens on their experience as a person and a therapist.

Melbourne, Vic
28th November 2017 The Therapeutic Relationship: Translating the Research into Evidence-based Skills for Improving Engagement and Outcome
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

For today’s practitioner, finding reliable information about “what works” in therapy—separating fact from fiction—can be challenging. Since the 1960’s, the number of treatment approaches has exploded, going from 60 to over 400 at last count. During the same time period, over 10,000 books and 100,000 articles and research reports have been published. Without exception, developers and devotees to particular methods claim superiority in conceptualisation and outcome of their chosen approach. Meanwhile, governmental bodies, professional organisations, and third party payers are assembling, mandating adherence, and in some instances limiting payment to lists of treatments considered “evidence-based.”

Melbourne, Vic
30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
6th to 8th December 2017 Foundation Course
Endorsed CPD: Three Day Workshop

It is a three day course open to all of the Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, In Language Gambler’s Help services and Prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it is a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Melbourne, Vic
12th and 13th December 2017 Art and Play Therapy with Children
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Learn art and play therapy methods ideal for counselling children 2 – 10 years. Explore suitable toys and materials to best engage and work with children in therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
19th February 2018 The Use of Advanced Forms of Mindfulness in Social Work Practice
Workshop

7 CPD Hours

This workshop will enable participants to learn to combine the personal use of mindfulness with a practice known as Grounding. This makes possible the active use of mindfulness skills when faced with intense feelings, conflicts, problems from the past, the prospect of future events, health issues, the desire for spiritual awakening, planning for the future.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
1st to 2nd March 2018 Cognitive Processing Therapy Training
Endorsed CPD: Two Day Workshop

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD - A treatment for complex trauma

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
10th and 11th May 2018 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
26th and 27th July 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
22nd and 23rd November 2018 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
29th and 30th November 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
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