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Western Australia

Date Event Location
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
TBC What is effective supervision? Experiences from Oncology Social Workers in WA
Endorsed CPD: 2 hour workshop

This is an interactive workshop exploring what makes supervision effective, looking at the advantages & disadvantages of different styles of supervision. It will also discuss adapting supervision to learning styles & the use of reflective tools.

* Discount for AASW members *

Perth, WA
2nd Jun 2017 Mental health and wellbeing of young people seminar
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar equips social workers and other frontline professionals with practical knowledge, skills and tools that they can apply directly in their work to support young people improve and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Perth, WA
15-16 Jun 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 *
Perth, WA
23rd Jul 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.

Perth, WA
28th July 2017 The Window of Tolerance: Making Sense of Effects of Trauma with Children, Young People and Families
Endorsed CPD: One Day Workshop

The Window of Tolerance is a visual and concrete metaphor that enables us to talk about and make sense of the tolerable/intolerable feelings, sensations, thoughts and actions.
Trauma has the potential of bringing about disruptions to personal, neurobiological, psychological and social development, having implications on various relational domains.

West Perth
4th Aug 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.

Perth, WA
22nd Sep 2017 Creative expressions & Narrative re-authoring: Working with effects of abuse with children, young people and families
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The two-day workshop will combine Creative Expression and Narrative re-authoring practice-maps as ways of working therapeutically with children and young people around trauma, attachment and relational concerns, and challenges in managing intense emotions.

Creative Expression and re-authoring narrative practices attend to the bottom-up and top-down bi-directional information flow of the body/brain neural pathways; and to the experience dependent brain with possibilities for becoming, fostered by relational connectedness with self and others in history, time and space.

Perth, WA
25-27 Sep 2017 Introduction to Logotherapy
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

This course provides an introduction to Logotherapy, an evidence based approach to therapy developed by Viktor Frankl author of Man’s Search for Meaning, a book that has sold over 5 million copies in English alone. Participants will explore the theoretical framework for Franklian psychology as a philosophy, a personality theory, and a theory of psychotherapy to provide a new foundation for both your future life and professional work.

Perth, WA
16, 17 October 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.

Perth, WA
19-20 Oct 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 *
Perth, WA
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers