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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
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
10 October 2017 AASW (WA) Social Workers in Disability & NDIS Information Meeting
Free Event for Members.

1.5 CPD Hours

The AASW will be holding a special meeting for social workers working in disability, and those interested in discussing proposed changes to the NDIS. Members are also invited to attend the Social Policy and Advocacy practice group meeting which will follow directly after the NDIS meeting.

City West Lotteries House, WA
11 October 2017 AASW (WA) New Graduates & Students Panel Discussion and Networking Night
Free Event for Members . Event will also be broadcast as a FREE Webinar to Rural members

2 CPD Hours

The New Graduates Practice Group are hosting a panel discussion and networking night for social work graduates and students. This event will include a panel of experienced social workers who will discuss issues around professional identity, career planning and self-care. There will also be the opportunity to network with other social workers at similar stages in their career and to find out more about the New Graduates Practice Group.

City West Lotteries House, 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
31 October 2017 AASW (WA) School social work - the missing link
Seminar. Event will also be broadcast as a FREE Webinar to Rural members
3 CPD Hours

The School Social Work Practice Group will be delivering a half day seminar to examine the specialist field of school social work. Guest speakers will include school principals, both secondary and primary, from urban and regional settings.

City West Lotteries House, WA
14 November 2017 AASW (WA) Family Law Considerations in Social Work Practice
Workshop. Event will also be broadcast as a FREE Webinar to Rural members
2 CPD Hours
The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice. This workshop will cover a range of topics including;
  • Family Law considerations: children and family issues
  • Documenting clinical notes and writing reports for the Family Law Court of Western Australia.
  • Subpoenas and your obligations are explained.
  • Attending the Family Law Court, giving evidence and your conduct in court are explored.
City West Lotteries House, WA
23rd November 2017 Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy: Psychological and Physical Benefits
Endorsed CPD: 3 hour workshop

This dynamic, scientific and holistic seminar reviews evidence based relaxation therapies, for both psychological and physical health. Relaxation therapies are innovative, preventative and focused health strategies. Seminar participants actively practice and teach simple, efficacious relaxation techniques to enhance clients' health and well being.

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
23rd November 2017 Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Endorsed CPD: 3 Hour Workshop

PNI examines links between psychological processes, behaviour and immunity.This leading edge seminar outlines PNI research and evidence of mind-body connections. PNI offers evidence that mind and body are best treated together. Dr Judy Lovas highlights effects of anxiety, depression, pain & trauma on health and immunity.

Perth, WA
14th and 15th June 2018 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
18th and 19th October 2018 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