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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
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
Various dates 2018 One Day Mental Health Module in FPS and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The overall educational goal of this One Day Mental Health Module is to consolidate or extend the participants’ ability to provide key aspects of the Focused Psychological Strategies for the treatment of common, disabling and treatable mental health disorders in clinical practice. This module addresses phobias as a template. This training is practical and cost effective and conducted for health professionals, by health professionals.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Various
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
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
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
18th Jun 2018 CLINICAL COURSE: Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT)
Endorsed CPD: 6 day workshop

This course will teach you the fundamentals of CBT, guided imagery, counselling, stress management and relaxation. The emphasis is on using a positive approach with your patients.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19th June & 26th June 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
20th - 21st June 2018 Creating the New Dream! Treating the Trauma of Domestic and Family Violence - A Feminist Strengths Based CBT Approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop is targeted at advanced practitioners either working in a specific counselling role within the family violence field or endeavouring to move into this work. This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment framework for work with victims and survivors of domestic and family violence trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

** FPS Relevant Activity **

Melbourne, Vic
20 - 21 June 2018 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Melbourne, Vic
21 -22 June 2018 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD - Manualised, Evidence-Based Therapy For Complex Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

CPT is a cognitive-behavioural treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was developed in the late 1980s and has been shown to be effective in reducing PTSD symptoms related to a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defence, as well as the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
21st June 2018 Tree of Life: Creative Art Process for At Risk Children and Young People
Endorsed CPD: Workshop (6 hours)

This one-day workshop introduces therapists to the theory and techniques to bring the Tree of Life creative arts tool to their clients. This method is a narrative therapy and strength-based tool suitable to use with clients aged eight years and older. You will also be able to create your own Tree of Life in this workshop.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd June 2018 Playful Therapy:Narrative Based Activities for Counselling Children
Endorsed CPD: Workshop (6 hours)

This one day workshop is designed for those in child counselling and mental health services who want to ‘hear the voice of the child’. Learn how to therapeutically and playfully engage with young clients for assessment, intervention and outcome evaluation.

Melbourne, Vic
25th June 2018 Vic Branch: Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
25th June 2018 VMHSW Seminar 2: Social Work on the inside, complex clients, systems and working towards positive change
Seminar

You're invited to the second Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group seminar for the year: Social Work on the inside: complex clients, systems and working towards positive change.

2.5+ CPD hours

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
27th June 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

27th June 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

2nd July 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
6th Jul 2018 Deactivating the Buttons: Integrating a Trauma Lens into a Counselling Framework with Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This workshop provides a framework for understanding and working with the traumatic memories that underpin clients' emotional reactivity. By observing videotapes of actual therapy sessions and through opportunities to practice, clinicians will develop skills in: assessing for PTSD; decreasing arousal; obtaining a trauma history; and practice skills in processing traumatic memories through graduated exposure

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19 - 20 July 2018 'Let's Beat Counting Sheep!' Conquering Sleep Post Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The workshop will explore proven evidence based therapeutic strategies to improve night time happenings such as insomnia and nightmares and help to make new positive dreams come true!

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
25th and 26th July 2018 2 Day Introduction to Supervision Workshop presented by Susan Morwood
Workshop

14 CPD Hours

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
25th July 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

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
27th July 2018 Schema therapy: Interventions for change - an introduction to schema therapy for use in an integrated clinical practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Schema Therapy has been designed to treat disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorders. There is now considerable evidence of effectiveness with randomised control trials.

Melbourne, Vic
8th August 2018 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR (8 week course)
Endorsed CPD: Workshop (25 hours)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the practical, educational and evidence based, course that much of the mindfulness research has been derived from. The course will provide you with a personal experience of mindfulness practice, and how this can be integrated with educational material to help build resilience and reduce stress. Whilst professionals are encouraged to book-in for their own benefit it is ikely that you will also find it informs your clinical practice.

**FPS Relevant**

Marrickville
6th August 2018 Vic Branch: Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group Meeting VIA SKYPE
Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

9 - 10 August 2018 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Melbourne, Vic
13th August 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
15th Aug 2018 Achieving anti-oppressive practice with a focus on reconciliation
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Using key theories and principles, this workshop is designed to assist participants to integrate theory with practice, in keeping with the AASW code of ethics, towards achieving anti-oppressive practice.

*Workshop postponed**

Melbourne, Vic
22nd August 2018 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Navigating Social Work
Seminar

Navigating social work in Australia: insights for international social work students, new graduates and overseas trained social workers

This seminar has been designed for international social work students and new graduates as well as overseas trained social workers new to the Australian context. Through a panel presentation and a Q&A session, participants will gain insights into the services offered by the AASW, the social work landscape in Australia, the key skills and attributes sought by employers, and the journeys of others who have successfully navigated their way into a professional social work role.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
29th August 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

29th August 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

30th August 2018 Maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation: Implications for longer term therapeutic work. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

Attachment Theory has offered a truly valuable framework to understand many of the mental health care risks associated with childhood difficulties. Indeed, research in key areas of risk is increasing at exponential rates. This seminar focuses on longer-term work with maladaptive attachment and the accompanying experience of trauma and dissociation.

New to this year’s 4th seminar series will be an added focus on current views in the memory sciences and considerations of attachment for the therapeutic relationship.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
31 August 2018 Emotion Regulation and Attachment: Advanced Skills for Working with Less Functional, Maladaptive Attachment: Seminar 4 of 4 in the newly developed 2018 Attachment Theory Seminar Series (4th ed)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

A healthy emotional life constitutes one the key sources for a good life: assisting us to pursue goals, live in the moment and sustain valuable relationships. Indeed, Bowlby proposed in 1969 that emotions were best seen as ‘felt appraisals’, a position way ahead of its time but now supported by current empirical study. However, many of our traditional modalities—be they cognitively, affectively, narratively or existentially focused—may have also failed to capture the breadth of our complex emotional lives now supported by the research.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
3rd September 2018 Vic Branch: Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
6th - 7th September 2018 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
6th September 2018 Health Social Work Research Symposium 2018
Symposium

Showcasing Social Work Practice through Research and Quality Improvement

7.75 CPD hours

St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy
13 - 14 September 2018 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Melbourne, Vic
20th September 2018 Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena
Seminar

2 CPD Hours

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice to assist you to minimise your legal risks and survive the court process.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
21st September 2018 Therapeutic Storytelling
Endorsed CPD: One day workshop

Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help children understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss.

Melbourne, Vic
24th - 25th September 2018 Creative Interventions for Children with Anxiety
Endorsed CPD: Two day workshop

Learn ways to creatively help children and young people manage anxiety by reviewing relevant DSM 5 anxiety disorders, considering art and play therapy case studies and practising suitable methods and tools to work creatively, safely and respectfully.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Burwood, NSW
24th September 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th - 27th September 2018 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 1
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This unique, practical and highly interactive, two-day workshop 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. The workshop is offered at the Melbourne Zoo, an exceptional learning
environment that provides full catering and plenty of opportunity to enjoy and relax in the
surroundings. Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate
upon completion of the two days.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th September 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

11th October 2018 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Positive psychology is at times, mistakenly, interpreted as being simply positive thinking and as having the aim of producing perpetually smiling clients. This is, of course, not the case. Rather, positive psychology is a research-based branch of psychology that encourages therapists, as well as clients, to widen their focus from being largely problem-centred to also include clients’ strengths and the things that go right in their lives.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Melbourne, Vic
11th -12th October 2018 Supervision & State of Being: Supervisor Training Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This unique, highly experiential, practical two-day workshop teaches participants how to deepen and expand their supervision skills and take their supervision practice to advanced levels. It uses carefully selected frameworks and tools for more experienced supervisors, leaders and managers, and a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision. The workshop is offered at the Melbourne Zoo, an exceptional learning environment that provides full catering and plenty of opportunity to enjoy and relax in the surroundings. Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate upon completion of the two days.

**Discount to AASW members**

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
13th October 2018 Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders in Depth: Recognising and responding to these highly challenging client presentations
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The unpredictability of mood swings and rages associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be confusing and challenging for family, friends, co-workers and therapists alike. This seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD and NPD.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
17th October 2018 P.L.A.Y.-“Play, Laughter, Art, Animals & You!”
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one day workshop will explore theoretical underpinnings of trauma work with children and young people in the context of the neurobiological impact including on the social engagement system. It is experiential and skills based and participants will gain an overview of a number of modalities.

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
18-19 Oct 2018 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 1: Bridging the couple chasm - a research based approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Oct 2018 Doing death and dying well (deathwalker training)
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Doing Death and Dying Well (Deathwalker Training) is a 3 day strength based training providing pallative care awareness to professionals working with people who are dying, their loved ones and carers. The training provides legal and practical knowledge around death and dying. It is experiantial and educational in it's delivery, building resilience and developing skills that enable you to accompany the dying person, their loved ones, carers and bereaved on their journey during what can be a challenging time.

Melbourne, Vic
19 - 21 October 2018 Clinical Professional Supervision Training
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Supervision is an essential safeguard for clients, a support for counsellors, and a process through which practitioners can develop their skill and competence. This course can be distinguished from other courses as it offers
comprehensive training with opportunities for hand on experience,there is an emphasis on practical knowledge and skills with the content grounded in evidence-based search an years of practice which brings together psychological and management theories within a experiential model

Melbourne, Vic
22nd - 27th October 2018 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
24th October 2018 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Securing your first social work role
Seminar

This workshop aims to support final year social work students and recent graduates to best prepare for their first social work role. An expert panel will provide insights and hints around developing your CV, addressing key selection criteria, preparing for a job interview and more.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
17th October 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

25th October 2018 Working with Diversity in Gender and Identity Expression - A One Day Workshop for Health Professionals and Support Workers
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar aims to enhance counselling practitioner’s knowledge, sensitivity and awareness for working with transgender people. Some of the topics covered will be; awareness of language when referring to transpeople, scales of sex and gender, the current DSM gender dysphoria diagnosis, referral requirements for treatment and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards. Specifically, this training addresses background information, terms & definitions, diagnosis criteria, the prevalence of gender diversity & aspects of assessment.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
26th October 2018 Existential perspectives on therapeutic interventions. One day of training for introducing existential perspectives in therapy practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course aims to introduce participants to existential theory as something inherent in all client presentations, with a view to broaden their practice framework and interventions.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
29th October 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
31st October 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

1st - 2nd November 2018 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
1 - 2 November 2018 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Melbourne, Vic
7th - 8th November 2018 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
13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and 27th November 2018 5 day Supervision Course Presented by Dr Susan Lewis (ADVANCED)
5 Day Course

The course is suitable for practitioners who work in the Human Services sector at a managerial level who have had experience in providing supervision and for social workers and psychologists who offer supervision within their clinical practice.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
14th - 15th November 2018 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
15 -16 November 2018 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.

**This training may qualify for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)**

Melbourne, Vic
16th Nov 2018 Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-endangering Behaviours in Trauma Survivors
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Calling on his upcoming book Triggered: An Integrated Approach to Trauma, Attachment Disturbance, and Risky Behavior (Guilford), John Briere presents an innovative, integrated approach to self-endangering behaviour, the compensatory avoidance model. Approaches to three risky behaviours will be presented in detail: self-injury, risky sexual behaviour, and bingeing and purging.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
17th November 2018 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic disorder characterised by excessive worry, accompanied by somatic symptoms such as restlessness, sleep disturbance, muscle tension and fatigue. It is one of the most common comorbid disorders, particularly with major depression and other anxiety disorders. GAD is also frequently associated with chronic pain conditions, medically unexplained symptoms and sleep disorders. Estimates of lifetime prevalence range between 4.0% and 7.0%. Because of its frequently chronic course, GAD has the potential to create greater disruption in peoples' lives than other anxiety disorders. Historically, it has been less responsive to psychological treatment than other anxiety disorders, and until around 2000, studies reviewing treatment outcomes based on standard CBT interventions found limited improvements.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19th - 20th November 2018 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
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
22nd November 2018 Tree of Life: Creative Art Process for At Risk Children and Young People
Endorsed CPD: Workshop (6 hours)

This one-day workshop introduces therapists to the theory and techniques to bring the Tree of Life creative arts tool to their clients. This method is a narrative therapy and strength-based tool suitable to use with clients aged eight years and older. You will also be able to create your own Tree of Life in this workshop.

Melbourne, Vic
23rd November 2018 Playful Therapy:Narrative Based Activities for Counselling Children
Endorsed CPD: Workshop (6 hours)

This one day workshop is designed for those in child counselling and mental health services who want to ‘hear the voice of the child’. Learn how to therapeutically and playfully engage with young clients for assessment, intervention and outcome evaluation.

Melbourne, Vic
26th November 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
26th November 2018 Vic Branch: School Social Work Practice Group Meeting
Practice Group Meeting

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28th November 2018 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

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
29th Nov 2018 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - Applying Time-limited Dynamic Therapy (BPD) in an Integrated Practice
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

As there has been a significant increase in demand for mental health services and a requirement for economical ‘less is more treatment approaches’, skills in brief, focused therapies are becoming necessary. With Psychodynamic Therapy noted for its emphasis on the unconscious, transferences, childhood patterns, and defence mechanisms, one might wonder how it could be adapted to be an effective brief therapy.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
30th Nov 2018 Narrative Therapy: Re-authoring the stores that shape realities. A full day workshop of core concepts and key skills to enrich your clinical repertoire
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Narratively oriented therapists take the position that our lives are shaped by stories. We never see the world as it is, we always see through a narrative ‘lens’, we give value to certain aspects of experience and neglect other aspects, we are constantly interpreting what is happening in, to and around us. It is through the stories we have about ourselves, others and life in general that we make sense of things and navigate our way in the world. And how we see the world clearly shapes how we act in the world.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

Melbourne, Vic
12th December 2018 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

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