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Victoria

Date Event Location
2 March 2018 Take Charge of Your Life
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

‘Take Charge of Your Life’ Fitzroy North, Melbourne, 9am-4.30pm Friday March 2nd 2018. AASW CPD-endorsed 160405. Led by Kalikamurti Suich.

Learn an easy to use, culturally neutral model, that you can use to assist others to:

  • understand and manage their own personality, needs and behaviours
  • choose effective, responsible behaviours that satisfy their needs without depriving others
  • be happy, healthy and in more effective control of their lives.

Enquiries or registration::

http://centredinchoice.com/event/take-charge-of-your-life-fitzroy-north-vic/

* Discount for AASW members *

Melbourne, Vic
Trauma informed care and practice for the legal and justice sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in the legal and justice sector to better assist, advocate for and support the large numbers of their clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present.

Melbourne, Vic
EMDR Refresher training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Have you trained in EMDR but don't feel confident? Do you want to refresh your understanding and skills? This workshop will highlight advances and innovations,
and increase your confidence as you integrate EMDR into your social work practice.

Monday 19 April 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our April meeting!

Our guest speaker will be Tim Martin from Empowered Ageing (NSW).

Tim will describe how Empowered Ageing provides individualised services to meet diverse needs and preferences.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Weekly Wednesdays 21 April to 26 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Wednesdays)
Online Workshop

Please note this workshop is now at capacity and no more registrations can be taken.

This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

This program will being running on Wednesdays from April 21 through to May 26. We will have a parallel program running on Thursdays running from April 22 through to May 27. If the Thursday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Wednesday 21 April 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Challenges for social workers working with refugees in Australia in both offshore and onshore detention.

Presenter: Mark Isaacs

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work.

Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
22 April 2021 Harnessing the rainbow: Working alongside gender diverse clients in social work practice
Webinar

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.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Weekly Thursdays 22 April to 27 May Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers - Live Online Workshop Program April/May 2021 (Thursdays)
Online Workshop
This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.

This workshop has reach capacity. The waiting list is also at capacity.
This online version of the ever-popular two-day workshop has designed offer a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the broad and eclectic strategies contained in the Medicare Protocol.

Beginning with a brief historical overview of mental health interventions, we then investigate the theoretical underpinnings, diagnostic categories and treatment strategies of the four main therapeutic modalities: psychological (cognitive behavioural therapy and neuroscience), psychotherapeutic (the unconscious mind and ‘therapeutic relationship’), systemic (family and narrative) and holistic (mindfulness and mind/body).

This series of online workshops has been designed to support social workers looking continue their professional development in an interactive, virtual small group environment.

CPD: 9 hours - Category 2: Skills and Knowledge

**FPS Relevant Activity**

**Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements**

This program will being running on Thursdays from April 22 through to May 27. We will have a parallel program running on Wednesdays running from April 21 through to May 26. If the Wednesday program suits you better, here is the registration link.

Online
Friday 23 April 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: What do you do for work? Um
Webinar

Topic: What do you do for work? Um…

Presenter: Sandi Brown

Sandi Brown is an Early Childhood Educator and Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Sandi is passionate about children’s right personal and sexual safety. Sandi manages a children’s sexual abuse counselling service that works with children who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault and those who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviours.

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 27 April 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
28 April 2021 SA 75th Birthday Regional Tour - Berri
Workshop

Meet and Greet Information Session

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

Human Rights and social work Kerry Maxfield

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

Berri Hotel
Wednesday 28 April 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (April)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

The topic for this session will be School Reluctance.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

6 May 2021 The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework
Webinar

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
11 May 2021 How to write for journal publication: Getting published in Australian Social Work
Webinar

This webinar will address the topics and types of papers the journal publishes and the benefits of publication for all social workers.

This webinar provides 1 hour CPD activity attributable to all credentials.

Online
Friday 14 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.
Webinar

Working in Non Government Services to Homeless People: Why we do it and what to expect.

Presenter: Sally Watson

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 19 May 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (May)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

Tuesday 25 May 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
26th May 2021 Introducing Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making - ONLINE ACCESS
Seminar

At the beginning of Reconciliation Week 2021, the WA AASW is pleased to host Glenda Kickett presenting on Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making

The presentation will provide an overview of the Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) as a process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to have a voice in the decision making of their children in the care system and/or involved with early intervention and prevention services in Child Protection and Family Support.

This link is to register to attend via Zoom. If you would like to register to attend in person use this link.

Online
Friday 28 May 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal.
Webinar

Colouring outside the social work lines: An alternative look at private practice as a long-term career goal

Join Max Mackenzie and a panel of newer social workers as they reflect on the areas they work across, and how they may have followed a less traditional model of social work practice.

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
2 June 2021 SA Sex, sexuality and relationships in social work practice
Workshop

Sex, sexuality and relationships are areas of client identity that social workers often feel uncomfortable discussing. Drawing from the presenter’s own research and scholarship in this area, this workshop will equip practitioners to have conversations with clients about intimate relationships, sex and sexuality. Learning outcomes include:

  • gaining knowledge about human sexual response, desire and sexual ‘problems’;
  • learning how to have conversations with clients about sexuality, sex and their intimate relationships;
  • learn about the key theoretical perspectives around human sexuality including sexual identity.
Online
Wednesday 2 June 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (June)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Monday 14 June 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our June meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Friday 25 June 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: The Our Place Project. Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.
Webinar

The Our Place Project.

Learnings, challenges and rewards of working from an assets based community development framework in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Presenter: Sally Husek

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Tuesday 29 June 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Friday 9 July 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (July Holidays)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

Wednesday 14 July 2021 NSW Branch Connect:ED Webinar - Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

Cultural Responsiveness - Yarning and Dadirri as a skill set for Social Work

Presenter: Dr Bindi Bennett

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021
Time: 12noon (AEDT)
Location: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Friday 16 July 2021 Careers and Practice Webinar Series: Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care
Webinar

Rural and Remote Social Work and a Person-Centred Approach to Care

Presenter: Kate Rutherford

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Time: 12noon-12.30pm (Brisbane)

Venue: Online. Zoom link provided on registration.

Online
Wednesday 21 July 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (July)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Tuesday 27 July 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Monday 9 August 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our August meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Wednesday 11 August 2021 NSW Branch - Connect:ED Webinar - How to know when you are ready for Private Practice
Webinar

0.5 CPD hour

How to know when you are ready for Private Practice

Presenters will include members of the NSW Social Workers in Private Practice Executive.

This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Connect:ED Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.

Registrations are open to everyone nationally.

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Time: 12noon (AEDT)

Location: Online

Online
Wednesday 11 August 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (August)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

Tuesday 31 August 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 1 September 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (September)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Tuesday 28 September 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Friday 1 October 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (October Holidays)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

Monday 11 October 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our October meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
Wednesday 13 October 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (October)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Tuesday 26 October 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

General Practice Group Meeting

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Peer Supervision for School Social Workers (November)
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision provides a video-conferencing opportunity for school social workers to engage in focussed supervision with an experienced practitioner.

Numbers are strictly limited (10), and open to Victorian school social workers in P-12 schools who follow AASW Practice Standards for School Social Workers.

Because of limited numbers, peer supervision is not provided for other professionals or private practitioners.

There are no minutes or recording due to the private professional and confidential content.

Participants should be ready to share a case, program or school issue for discussion.

Registration is essential. Cost: $5 AASW members, $10 non-members.

1 CPD Hour - Category 1: Receiving Supervision

Tuesday 30 November 2021 Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group: Peer Supervision
Peer Supervision

Peer Supervision Session

1 CPD Hour

No cost to attend

Via video-conference
Wednesday 1 December 2021 School Social Work Sessions 2021 (December)
Practice Group Discussion

School Social Work Sessions 2021 have been developed to include the variety of school social worker experiences and student issues. The sessions will take the form of discussions led by a convenor, so that peer exchange and support can occur.

These sessions are open to professionally qualified school social workers employed by P-12 schools or school systems. These events are also open to social work students on field placement in schools. AASW members and non-members are welcome.

1.25 CPD Hours

No cost to attend

Monday 6 December 2021 Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

Welcoming social workers to our December meeting!

Our guest speaker will be announced shortly.

All welcome!!

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
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