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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
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
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
26-27 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
19 September 2019 Student and New Graduate Seminar: Social Work Journeys - Transitioning From Student to Professional 2019
Seminar

This seminar will explore the transition from social work student to professional, drawing on insights and wisdom of a panel of experienced social workers from a diversity of fields of practice.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
24 September 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
25 September 2019 Student and New Graduate Career Coaching Series - The importance of having a good online profile
Legal Education Seminar

Webinar two in the Student and New Graduate Career Coaching Series

Webinar
29 September 2019 Victorian Social Workers in Private Practice: Mildura Network Meeting
Practice Group Discussion

General discussion and sharing of knowledge.

1.5 CPD hours

Food and drinks to be purchased at own cost.

Mildura
2-3 October 2019 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
4 October 2019 New Graduate Social Work Network Practice Group 'Meet and Greet'
Practice Group Discussion

This is the first meeting for this newly endorsed AASW practice group.

2 CPD hours
Food and drinks to be purchased at own cost.

Chocolate Buddha
7 Oct - 25 Nov 2019 The ESSENCE of health program
Endorsed CPD: 8 week program

The ESSENCE of Health Program is an eight week preventative health program that utilises Dr Craig Hassed Seven Pillars of Wellbeing.

Warrnambool, Vic
14th October 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
11th Oct 2019 Research based skills training for healing wounded couples. A one day skills training for practical application based on Gottman's research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical one-day training workshop begins with a brief review of historical approaches to couples therapy and how research has revealed the ineffectiveness in those approaches. Ari will then present some of Gottman’s (leading couples therapy researcher) findings about destructive patterns in couple relationships and their predictive validity as well as those aspects that enhance satisfying and enduring relationships.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Brisbane, Qld
11 October 2019 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
14-19 October 2019 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
16th Oct 2019 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.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
16 October 2019 How To Get The Best From Your Supervision
Workshop

7 CPD hours

This workshop explores elements of good supervision and being a reflective social worker. Specific tools will be given to enhance getting the best supervision you deserve.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
18th Oct 2019 The joyful brain - practical neuroscience based techniques to help your client rewire the brain and create lasting happiness, improve health, enhance job performance and create contentment
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Attend this workshop and articulate the benefits of happiness to our physical health, emotional well being, relationships and job performance. Administer specific practices to cultivate gratitude, compassion, self compassion and connection and understand how to integrate these practices effectively into treatment.

Melbourne, Vic
24-25 October 2019 Working therapeutically with complex trauma clients (Level 2) three phased approach
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This training is designed for practitioners who work in a counselling and/or therapeutic relationship with complex trauma clients, and utilise clinical assessment, case formulation and treatment/care planning in their daily practice. This two-day interactive professional development training presents the three-phased approach for working ‘bottom up and top down’ with clients who have complex trauma histories.

Melbourne, Vic
25th Oct 2019 Adolescent culture: engaging and motivating young people - tools and strategies to understand and effectively work with young people
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Adolescent Culture workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to engage and be a part of an informative and experiential/interactive session about young people today. This workshop will include discussions, activities and information on adolescent culture, highlighting what young people are experiencing, feeling, participating in and experimenting with. In addition, participants will walk away with a tool belt with skills and strategies to best engage with and motivate young people.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
26-27 Oct 2019 Person Centred (PCE2019) Mini Conference
Endorsed CPD: 2 day mini conference

The World Association for Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy & Counselling is pleased to announce a mini conference in Melbourne, 2019. Theme: Emotions in the context of the person centred approach.

Melbourne, Vic
28-29 October 2019 Unlocking Trauma - Keys to Exposing Exposure Therapy and CBT
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

Exposure treatments using C.B.T. have emerged in response to the need for more intensive, direct and effective interventions for anxiety and stress disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and they are the key evidenced based treatment. This two day workshop covers the fundamentals of exposure treatment and its many variants.

** FPS Relevant Activity **

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
28 October 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Practice Group Discussion

Topic TBD.

2 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
29th Oct 2019 Managing Vicarious Trauma in Legal and Justice Sector
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training for legal and justice personnel acknowledges the significant risk of vicarious trauma (VT) and burnout in daily practice and distinguishes between them. In so doing it supports you, professionally and personally, to stay safe, healthy and resilient.

Melbourne, Vic
29 October 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD Hours
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
30-31 Oct 2019 Group Therapy Facilitator training - Two days of active and experiential training for those wishing to run groups and those 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 be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
31 October 2019 Student and New Graduate Career Coaching Series - How to use technology to increase your chances of finding work
Legal Education Seminar

Webinar three in the Student and New Graduate Career Coaching Series

Webinar
7 November - 9 November AASW Conference 2019
Conference

AASW Conference 2019 Challenging Inequality: Working together for a just society will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia from 7-9 November 2019.

Challenging Inequality: Orange tile

Early bird registrations available until 7 August.

Adelaide Convention Centre
11th Nov 2019 Trauma-informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice.

Melbourne, Vic
11 November 2019 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group Discussion
Meeting

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
12-13 November 2019 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
14-15 November 2019 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
14 November 2019 Exploring Mindfulness for clinical use: an advanced program exploring evidence-based mindfulness programs
Workshop

7 CPD hours

This one-day program will consist of some practice, a range of short talks and facilitated discussion around a range of topics. The program will overview a range of evidence-based programs (excluding ACT) using mindfulness and will explore issues, such as negative side-effects, use of inquiry, homework, formal and informal methods and use of mindfulness and concentration practices.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
18 November 2019 School Social Work Practice Group Colloquium
Colloquium

Topic: TBD

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
20 November Recognising personality disorders and managing difficult behaviors: Reviewing the ten personality disorders and their associated challenging behaviours with an afternoon focus upon Borderline and Narcissistic disorders
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

How can we differentiate bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive-compulsive disorder from obsessive compulsive personality disorder, or a cognitive lack of empathy from the emotional lack of empathy that is part of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? Although personality disorders are often talked about, their symptoms can be difficult to recognise - particularly by novice therapists who may be baffled by behaviours associated with personality disorders. This seminar will provide an understanding of the ten DSM-5 listed personality disorders, with an emphasis on: learning to identify the symptoms; understanding the lived experience of consumers; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
21-22 November 2019 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
21st Nov 2019 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.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
22nd Nov 2019 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.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
22nd Nov 2019 Working with inter-generational and collective trauma - fostering healing and building resilience
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training, informed by current research, provides the information, understanding and skills needed by people working in any health or human service role. This training equips anyone working with people impacted by historical and intergenerational trauma to build on a compassionate and nuanced understanding of the challenges faced by particular groups in Australian society.

Melbourne, Vic
23rd Nov 2019 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - A full day workshop of theory, skills and resources for immediate application
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.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
26 November 2019 Vic Branch: Social Work Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

1 CPD Hour
No cost to attend.

Via video-conference
27th Nov 2019 Brief Psychodynamic Therapy - Applying Time-limited Dynamic Therapy (BPD) in an Integrated Practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

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.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
27th Nov 2019 Managing Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks 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
28-29 November 2019 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
28th Nov 2019 Research based skills training for healing wounded couples. A one day skills training for practical application based on Gottman's research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical one-day training workshop begins with a brief review of historical approaches to couples therapy and how research has revealed the ineffectiveness in those approaches. Ari will then present some of Gottman’s (leading couples therapy researcher) findings about destructive patterns in couple relationships and their predictive validity as well as those aspects that enhance satisfying and enduring relationships.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
28-29 November 2019 Unlocking Trauma via P.L.A.Y.-“Play, Laughter, Art, Animals & You!”
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop will explore the theoretical underpinnings of trauma work with children and young people in the context of the neurobiological impact including on the social engagement system. PLAY and the experiential use of the self via the tools of play, laughter, art and other creative therapies/strategies will be demonstrated.

* AASW Member Discount *

Melbourne, Vic
29th Nov 2019 Non verbal, visual processing as a clinical approach in client work. Understanding and using art as a therapeutic intervention in client work
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This is a rare opportunity to develop understanding and skill in the use of art as visual processing in therapy and particularly in trauma treatment and recovery. When clients find it difficult to talk about an event, situation, relationship, feeling etc. a nonverbal expression can open up expression and make way for therapeutic work. Trauma memory can be a visual reoccurrence or recollection, that is triggered unexpectedly at times and using art becomes a relevant approach regardless of a person’s artistic ability.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
30th Nov 2019 Engaging parents and carers: creating a working alliance - An ethical engagement framework to support confidence and best practice
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This course will help participants develop skills in positive engagement of parents/carers from the outset. The course aims to provide participants with an engagement framework that complements all their existing knowledge and skills. It brings together knowledge of trauma, attachment, shame research, attunement, invitations to responsibility framework, parental ethics, and their role in ethical client engagement.

* This training may be considered Focused Psychological Strategies. Please refer to the DoH website for further information

Melbourne, Vic
2nd Dec 2019 Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in counselling and/or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Melbourne, Vic
11th December 2019 Vic Branch: Rural Remote Social Work Action Practice Group Tele-meeting
Meeting

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Via tele-conference
12 December 2019 Latrobe Valley Social Work Practice Group: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena Seminar
Seminar

Topic: Legal Issues of Capacity in the Health Arena

1.5 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon
13th Dec 2019 Foundation for Trauma-informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that their clients and/or co-workers may have experiences of childhood and/or other past or current trauma(s), which are affecting their health, wellbeing, daily interactions and functioning.

Melbourne, Vic
20 January 2020 School Social Work Practice Group Peer Supervision
Supervision

4 CPD hours
No cost to attend.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
10 Feb - 6 Apr 2020 The ESSENCE of health program
Endorsed CPD: 8 week program

The ESSENCE of Health Program is an eight week preventative health program that utilises Dr Craig Hassed Seven Pillars of Wellbeing.

Warrnambool, Vic
19th Feb 2020 Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention
Endorsed CPD: Graduate Certificate

This Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GC BCI) is highly sought after qualification that will give practitioners theoretical and clinical skill to support patients and clients with both normative and complicated grief reactions. The course is post graduate level and a nationally recognised VET qualification designed for counsellors, social workers, psychologists and other allied health professionals wanting to specialise in bereavement counselling and intervention.

Melbourne, Vic
20 February 2020 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice
Workshop

6.5 CPD hours

This workshop will provide an opportunity to further your knowledge of mindfulness practises and directly apply it to client presentations.

**FPS Relevant Activity**

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
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