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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 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
dates set based on expressed interest from workplace Cultural perspectives: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This 6 hour 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: working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Endorsed CPD: 4 hour workshop

This 4 hour 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 Insight: Strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This 3 hour course provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how Aboriginal culture & history continues to impact on current Aboriginal health

Various, 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
25 November 2019 Annual Walk Against Family Violence
March

The Victorian Branch invites members, social work students, and the wider social work community to join us for our annual participation in the Annual Walk Against Family Violence.

Meet us on the steps of Federation Square from 11:45am on Monday 25 November 2019 ready for the 12:00pm walk. Look for the AASW Banner!

Let us know if you're planning to attend by registering via the link to your right, otherwise, just turn up on the day!

To keep updated, follow the AASW Victorian Branch on Facebook.

Federation Square, Melbourne
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
29 Nov 19 Social work in personalised healthcare: what's next?
Endorsed CPD: Panel discussion

A panel will examine the role of healthcare and social workers in supporting clients through personalised care systems.

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
9 December 2019 Vic Branch: Individual Funding Social Work Practice Group Dinner
End of year gathering

2 CPD hours

Carlton
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 - includes lunch.

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
3 February 2020 Midsumma Pride March 2020 - AASW Victorian Branch
March

AASW are pleased to be part of the iconic Midsumma Pride March!

Join the AASW contingent, and thousands of other Melburnians, to celebrate and support solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity.

We invite members, the broader social work community, their friends and family to join us.

Please do register here so that we have a sense of the numbers and so that we can keep you informed of the precise details of times, meeting points, and any other critical information in the lead up to the event.

This is a free event.

2 CPD hours

The Ian Johnson Oval
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
25 February 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 1 Management Essentials
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

This session outlines a manager’s roles and capabilities, as well as the challenges that can be encountered when transitioning from being a peer to stepping up to supervision.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
17 March 2020 AASW VIC World Social Work Day Breakfast 2020
Vic Branch: Networking Breakfast

1.5 CPD hours

The AASW Victorian Branch is delighted to invite members and the wider social work community to join us for our annual World Social Work Day Breakfast Celebration.

The theme of World Social Work Day 2020 is Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships.

This year we have secured two esteemed Victorian social workers as our guest speakers:

  • Dr Mishel McMahon, Indigenous Academic Enrichment Advisor and Lecturer in Social Work, Latrobe Rural Health School
  • Naomi Halpern, Director of Delphi Training and Consulting
The Woodward Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106) University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street Carlton, Victoria
19-21 Mar 2019 Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 2 Assessment, interventions and co-morbidities
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers. This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

Melbourne, Vic
20 March 2020 The Attachment Dilemma: "I hate you – Don't leave me" | "Meh"!
Endorsed CPD: workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, this workshop provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The concepts outlined are applicable to all trauma-related symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.

* FPS Relevant *

Melbourne, Vic
Mar - Nov 2020 Postgraduate training course in Clinical Hypnosis
Endorsed CPD: online and face to face year long course

The Society’s Postgraduate Training Course in Clinical Hypnosis content, structure, format and inbuilt exercises and assessment will provide social workers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to effectively utilise clinical hypnosis in their specific professional setting. The Diploma course is unique in that it consists of online study modules undertaken in the home or office, but which are built into a framework of collegial face-to-face training days to promote actual skills acquisition.

Melbourne, Vic
31 March 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 2 Leadership Foundations
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

There is a difference between being a leader and being a manager - both are important, and are inter-related. This session will explore what effective leadership is, and how leadership potential can be developed.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
28 April 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 3 Influencing for Outcomes
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

How you behave impacts on your chance of success when trying to influence others. This session invites you to reflect on your approach to influencing, and how you may be able to enhance your personal impact.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
1 May 2020 The Attachment Dilemma: "I hate you – Don't leave me" | "Meh"!
Endorsed CPD: workshop

Harnessing the fairytale of Snow White as a metaphor, this workshop provides practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma. The concepts outlined are applicable to all trauma-related symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.

* FPS Relevant *

Geelong, Vic
26 May 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 4 Managing Unconscious Bias
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

When it comes to promoting fairness, diversity and inclusion, we need to look inwardly first. While we can't change what we do not see or acknowledge, we can change make the unconscious conscious, and challenge attitudes and beliefs. Looking through a management lens, this workshop explores how unconscious bias filters our approach to how we recruit, promote, allocate work and manage performance.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
23 June 2020 Social Work Management and Leadership Series: Workshop 5 Managing Workplace Change
Workshop

2.5 CPD hours

This session offers frameworks for understanding the change process, and strategies to survive, thrive, and support others.

AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
6-7 Oct 2020 The Double-Bind: Dissociation vs Mindfulness in bonding, attachment, traumatic injury and repair
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

In this two-day training we will explore the function and processes of dissociation and learn why mindfulness is so terrifying yet fundamental to healing. We will take a tour of the most primitive and most expansive areas of humanity in order to learn how to bring quality and peace to our own, as well as our clients, life.

19-20 Nov 20 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
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