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Western Australia

Date Event Location
Feb 2019 - December 2020 Post Graduate Course in Family and Systemic Therapy
Endorsed CPD: Course

A 2 year nationally accredited post graduate training program in Family and Systemic Therapy. It is designed to equip participants with the core and specific competencies for systemic and family therapy practice.

*FPS Relevant Activity*

Perth, WA
19th August - 27th October 2021 Lunchbox series of workshops for SW Students
Seminar

The Lunchbox Series - is a series of 6 lunchtime events aimed at Social Work Students who are undertaking their placements (and those who aren't) to supplement your learning with practical "life skills in the workplace" learning on several topics.

This sessions will be a candid discussions by Social Workers for Social Workers.

Online
6 October 2021 WA Social Policy State Budget and Advocacy Consultation
Consultation

The AASW is currently developing our 2022-2023 pre-budget submission for all our branches.

Every year, the State Treasury will undertake community consultations in preparation for the budget for the next fiscal year. This is an important policy and advocacy activity for the AASW to influence the allocation of state/territory budgets to services and programs that impact many vulnerable people across Australia.

Come along to a zoom member consultation to share what you have to say regarding the 2022-2023 budget of WA.

Online
07 October 2021 Play Therapy Webinar
Networking

The Barwon Social Work Practice Group(BSWPG) is a professional social work practice group of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

The BSWPG invites you to the Play Therapy webinar with Ms Belinda Dean.

This is a free event open to all social workers and interested professionals.

Online
12, 19 & 26 Oct 2021 QLD ONLINE - Social Media for Advocacy: A Beginners Guide (Oct)
Online Networking Sessions

This three part one and half hour Professional Networking session will benefit social workers with various strategies in regard to promotion, persuasion or education and knowledge of how to use social media tools.

Online
13th October 2021 WA Private Practitioners & AMHSW Networking Group October
Meeting
  • AASW WA Branch Private Practitioners & AMHSW Practice Group - A group for AASW Private Practitioners & AMHSW Social Workers.

Via video-conference
14th October 2021 WA SW working with FDV
Networking

The WA AASW Branch invites you to the inaugural gathering of Social workers who work across the area of Family and Domestic Violence.

Guest speaker followed by networking and socialising.

Bar 399, 399 William St Perth, WA
Thursday, 14 October 2021 AASW VIC Talks: Coping through Covid-19
Webinar

AASW VIC Talks - all things social work practice!

Topic: Coping through Covid- The Mental health of young people and Families experiencing Mental Illness

Online
15 October 2021 Managing Unconscious Bias
Webinar

This webinar will identify the features and dangers of unconscious bias and the value of understanding them. It will offer practitioners practical steps for developing their self-awareness and their ability to manage instant responses, by questioning our filters and narratives. This skill can help to increase inclusivity and diversity at work, with team members, clients, and the community at large.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
18 October 2021 Leading Teams in Social work practice
Virtual Workshop

Effective leadership encourages teams to deliver outcomes, support clients effectively, and develop individual team members’ potential. Most social work practices are needing to do more with less, and this key influence for performance cannot be overlooked.

This workshop will introduce you to critical leadership skills for navigating day-to-day workplace challenges and manage team behaviour and performance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

Online
19th October 2021 WA Social Workers in NDIS and Disability Networking group - October
Meeting

This meeting is for Social Workers working in the disability field and/or with NDIS in their agency or private practice.

Via video-conference
21st October 2021 WA Branch Annual Members Meeting 2021
AASW WA Branch Annual Members Meeting

The Branch encourages all members to register to attend the WA Branch's Annual Members Meeting to discuss the activities of the past year, the priorities of the forthcoming year and to vote to fill the vacant positions on the Branch Management Committee.

This will be followed by a Panel discussion on Social Work Registration

MEMBERS ONLY - Please log on to the Member Centre on the AASW website first, so you can access registrations.
Registrations close 12.00pm Wednesday 20th October

Online
27th October 2021 WA School Social Workers Practice Group - October Meeting
Practice Group

AASW WA Branch School Social Workers Practice Group - A group for AASW Social Workers who work in Schools. Members and non Members welcome.

4 November 2021 Building Resilience - Virtual workshop
Virtual Workshop

This highly interactive, small-group session will introduce simple and easy to implement self-care skills and behaviours in a safe and supportive space.

The workshop will present practical resilience circuit breakers and strengthening activities, providing opportunities for personal exploration and supported practice of the techniques with personalised coaching.

Behavioural change strategies will be introduced to optimise long-term skill-building and maintenance.

3.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW credential: Mental Health

Online
5 November 2021 Understanding, connecting, and supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Webinar

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a neurodevelopmental difference that impact upon the way people communicate, experience, and interact with the world. As a social work practitioner, you will likely meet individuals on the Spectrum. Understanding best practice when supporting clients on the Spectrum is essential to their wellbeing and quality of life.

This webinar will provide insight into working with individuals on the Spectrum and will explore how you can connect, engage, communicate, and work effectively with your clients to ensure that they feel understood, heard, and empowered to lead a rich and meaningful life.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge

AASW Credential: Disability

Online
10th November 2021 WA Private Practitioners & AMHSW Networking Group November
Meeting
  • AASW WA Branch Private Practitioners & AMHSW Practice Group - A group for AASW Private Practitioners & AMHSW Social Workers.

Via video-conference
25th November 2021 WA Meet the Employer
Seminar

The AASW-WA Branch is pleased to be hosting a ‘Meet the Employer’ event for social work students, new graduates and those who want to know about WA employment opportunities. At this event you will meet employers from the welfare, community and health services sector and learn first-hand about:

• Job opportunities for social workers and career pathways
• What to expect when going through the job application process
• Tips on how to get your application shortlisted and good interview techniques
• Stories from past recruitment processes, the good, the bad and mediocre.

Claisebrook Lotteries House, 33 Moore St, East Perth
Monday 6th December 2021 WA Disability and NDIS Networking group - December 2021
Meeting
This months meeting will be FACE TO FACE with a guest speaker - not via Zoom

Topic: What you need to know if you are delivering therapeutic psychosocial services to NDIS participants as a social worker

This meeting is for Social Workers working in the disability field and/or with NDIS in their agency or private practice.

Claisebrook Lotteries House, 33 Moore St, East Perth
8th December 2021 WA Private Practitioners & AMHSW Networking Group December
Meeting
  • AASW WA Branch Private Practitioners & AMHSW Practice Group - A group for AASW Private Practitioners & AMHSW Social Workers.

Via video-conference
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers