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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
20th February 2017 Skilful use of mindfulness in therapeutic work with clients & individual practice 3
Workshop

6.5 CPD Hours

This workshop is ideal for Social Workers working in mental health, hospitals, schools, aged care etc., with some basic knowledge of mindfulness.This workshop will enable participants to:

  • Deepen their understanding of mindfulness as a fundamental support to mental health.
  • Engage in a range of mindful practices in session.
  • Explore mechanisms by which various practices relieve stress and increase insight.
  • Conceptual and experiential, the workshop will increase a skilful and intentional use of practices to support specific aspects of therapeutic work. There will be opportunity for direct application to client presentations.
This workshop has reached capacity. Please email aaswvic@aasw.asn.au to be added to a waiting list should a cancellation occur.
Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
21st Feb 2017 Engaging people in treatment through the use of metaphor: a practical skills based approach for health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Engaging clients in treatment is critical to successful health outcomes. This workshop will provide practical skills to assist health professionals to use metaphors to explain health conditions, likely outcomes and treatment options to increase engagement.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd Feb 2017 An 8 week course teaching clinical method of dream intervention according to classical Depth Psychology for self development as well as therapeutic work with clients
Endorsed CPD: 8 week course

The method of dream interpreting developed by C.G. Jung in the basis for analytical work with clients, which was methodically approached and informed by empirical studies. Most people who have not undergone their own analysis or been trained have no real idea how to work with dreams that are brought to them by clients or how to work with their own dreams in a way that informs their self development and practice with others. This 8 week course goes methodically through the accepted and practiced method of dream interpretation used by classically trained Jungian analysts world wide. It informs practice and helps to dispel methods taht are not grounded in analytical frameworks.

Melbourne, Vic
22nd Feb 2017 Living out your profession in a generic world: knowing what you do and why
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Many health professionals working in generic roles struggle to keep their professional identity. This workshop will assist health professionals to identify what unique professional skills they bring to their generic work role and be able to articulate it to others.

Melbourne, Vic
23rd Feb 2017 Supervision and State of Being: Level 2
Endorsed CPD: 2 day training

This unique 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.

** Discount for AASW Members **

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville
24th Feb 2017 Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. Two days of essential theory and skills training
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day motivational interviewing workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theory, spirit and processes of motivational interviewing.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
24 Feb - 14 April 2017 An 8 week course teaching clinical method of dream intervention according to classical Depth Psychology for self development as well as therapeutic work with clients
Endorsed CPD: 8 week course

The method of dream interpreting developed by C.G. Jung in the basis for analytical work with clients, which was methodically approached and informed by empirical studies. Most people who have not undergone their own analysis or been trained have no real idea how to work with dreams that are brought to them by clients or how to work with their own dreams in a way that informs their self development and practice with others. This 8 week course goes methodically through the accepted and practiced method of dream interpretation used by classically trained Jungian analysts world wide. It informs practice and helps to dispel methods taht are not grounded in analytical frameworks.

Phillip Island, VIC
27th Feb 2017 A three phased approach - working therapeutically with complex trauma clients
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day interactive professional development training presents the 3-phased approach for working therapeutically with complex trauma clients. The training is interactive and involves role plays, vignettes and case studies. Participants will leave the training with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Melbourne, Vic
21st March 2017 AASW Victorian Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast 2017
Vic Branch: Networking Breakfast

1.5 CPD Hours

As part of our World Social Work Day Celebrations, the Victorian Branch Management Committee invites you to attend a breakfast. Join the Victorian social work community and inspirational guest speaker Ms Rosie Batty - Founder, Director and CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation and Australian of the Year 2015 - at our annual celebration of World Social Work Day.

The Woodward Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106) University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street Carlton, Victoria
23rd Mar 2017 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 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This two-day workshop aims at developing skills in delivering, CPT an evidenced based therapy.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
24th Mar 2017 Mindfulness for the helping professions workshop
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop will provide skills to social workers in applying mindfulness to their everyday working life to reduce stress and the likelihood of burnout. It will also give you the skills to use mindfulness to be more effective in your work. You'll learn practices and tools to apply immediately plus you'll receive post-workshop support including guided meditations and an email course to help you apply what you've learned. Suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators.

Melbourne, Vic
25-26 Mar 2017 Clinical hypnosis for health professionals - two day training to enhance existing therapy to help clients manage pain, anxiety etc
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this 2 day workshop you will be taught to identify where your existing techniques encompass the hypnotic state. By understanding the constituents of the hypnotic state gives you the capacity to delineate when hypnosis already exists in your techniques and therapy and gives you the capacity to use those techniques hypnotically. Alternatively, you can also use what you will learn in this workshop as a stand-alone technique to reinforce existing frameworks.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19th Apr 2017 Autism Awareness
Endorsed CPD - 3.5 hour workshop

This training is designed to give you some real-world tips and strategies to better engage and interact with people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as their supports. Learn better ways to apply SASI's tips to support and enhance your current practice and get better outcomes.

* Discount for AASW Members *

Frankston, Vic
21st Apr 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.

Geelong, Vic
27th April, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th May 5 day Supervision Course Presented by Dr Susan Lewis
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.

* LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE *
Melbourne, Vic
29th April 2017 Self-Care for Social Work Students and New Graduates
Workshop

6 CPD Hours where applicable

This one-day workshop aims to support developing social work practitioners build awareness of and competence in self-care practice. Suitable for social work students and new graduates.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
1st May 2017 Self-Care for Professional Social Workers
Workshop

6 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
5th May 2017 Out of awareness: working with self states and dissociation. Recognising and sensitively intercepting in session enactments of dissociation
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This seminar introduces the phenomenon of dissociation in its various forms, it also addresses the high stakes of attending to dissociation in the context of therapy.

Melbourne, Vic
6th May 2017 Somatic approaches for deepening client work. Actively exploring embodied emotional experience with accessible techniques.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop is designed to give beginner therapists the opportunity to learn about the importance of affect regulation in the therapeutic setting and experienced therapists a deeper understanding of how they might facilitate appropriate emotional experience and expression for different client populations. It is hoped that both beginner and experienced therapists will gain more insight into their own affect tolerance and how this determines and shapes the range, types and intensities of emotions that are explored or disavowed in the transference /counter-transference relationship and therapeutic alliance.

Melbourne, Vic
8th May 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
18-19 May 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
19th May 2017 Schema Therapy Training Day. Interventions for change with the personality disordered. An introduction to Schema Therapy for use in clinical practice.
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Schema therapy with a practical emphasis on learning and using experiential techniques such as cognitively challenging schemas (counterpoint), chair work with modes, limited re-parenting for childhood experiences and sentence completion for emotional learning.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19th May 2017 What's Snow White got to do with it? Working with complex trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, Naomi provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The characters in the story will provide a conceptual framework applicable to all trauma symptoms and behaviours, including diagnosis such as post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, trauma related psychosis, somatic symptom disorder, borderline personality disorder, traumatic grief and depression.

Melbourne, Vic
2nd Jun 2017 Applied Positive Psychology: a strengths based approach. Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical pracitce
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

One day workshop will discuss key concepts of positive psychology, evidence based positive psychology techniques, their scope and the practical application of the interventions.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
3rd Jun 2017 Recognising and working with personality disorders - one day of training focusing in particular upon Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders and their associated challenging behaviours
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 1 day seminar will provide an in-depth understanding of BPD and NPD, with a focus on: learning to identify the symptom clusters of BPD and NPD; understanding the lived experience of consumers with BPD and NPD; and learning to manage some of the difficult behaviours.

Melbourne, Vic
9th Jun 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
10th Jun 2017 Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This multi-disciplinary workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Shepparton
10-12 Jun 2017 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 experiential 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
16th Jun 2017 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in an integrated practice. A one-day introductory training workshop including basic theory and practical skills training for clinical application
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

On this one-day workshop, participants will have exposure to a very brief historical roots of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and the key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies: present and goal focused, and on the person, not the problem etc. There are definite advantages to SFBT, especially when sessions are limited and these will be presented and discussed along with some of the disadvantages of SFBT.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
17th Jun 2017 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. Emphasis of the training is on healing wounded/dysfunctional relationships using research based techniques.

Melbourne, Vic
18th Jun 2017 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents - latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workers and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

Melbourne, Vic
18th Jun 2017 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.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Melbourne, Vic
19th Jun 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
20th - 21st July 2017 RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017
Conference

RSWAPG 13th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference 2017, Albury

'Inspirational Rural Social Work Practice'

Albury Entertainment Centre - Albury, NSW
20-21 July 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
4-5 Aug 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
10 Aug 17 Exploring attachment difference: recent findings (2013-2016) and clinical considerations. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar introduces the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on attachment differences.

Melbourne, Vic
11 Aug 2017 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

This seminar expands the basics of Attachment Theory with a specific focus on risk associated with maladaptive attachment.

Melbourne, Vic
18th Aug 2017 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.

Melbourne, Vic
19th Aug 2017 Holistic Assessment and Formulation. For practitioners working with young people and adults
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This practical workshop explores strategies for making the assessment and case formulation process meaningful for both the client and the clinician. A holistic model for assessment, formulation and treatment for young people and adults will be outlined.

Melbourne, Vic
20th Aug 2017 Working with Adolescents and Young Adults - Lessons from Interpersonal Psychotherapy; a brief attachment-based intervention for depression
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This workshop will highlight ways in which IPT-A is developmentally appropriate for young people. A brief overview of the evidence base, theory, framework and techniques of IPT-A will be presented. General principles for working with adolescents and young adults, drawn from a range of therapy approaches, including IPT, will then be explored.

* FPS Relevant Activity *

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
20th Oct 2017 Memory reconsolidation and therapy; new perspectives on cognitive processes and varieties of memory in our work with clients - Seminar one of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three part primer for professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss situated cognition.

Melbourne, Vic
21st Oct 2017 Exploring emotions as unfolding experience; emerging insights from emotion research & value for psychotherapy Seminar two of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three-part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This Human Mind Series chooses three topics within which to increase our knowledge of the deeply complex human mind: (1) situated cognition, (2) the unfolding of emotional experience and (3) possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

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
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
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
24th Nov 2017 Attachment, caregiving, sexuality and power, clinical implications of complex behavioural systems. Third Edition Series: staying current with recent advances in therapeutic research
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

This seminar discusses the basics of Attachment theory and empirical findings accompanying each of the three systems. Practical applications will be integrated throughout the day.

Melbourne, Vic
25th Nov 2017 Engaging individual personality differences in therapy; responding more effectively to clients - Seminar three of three: Exploring the evolving human mind; a three part primer for mental health professionals
Endorsed CPD: 1 day seminar

The Seminar Series: Exploring the Evolving Human Mind is a three-part seminar series designed to provide an up to date empirical perspective on human mental life. This seminar will discuss the possible roles for individual or personality difference in mental health.

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
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