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ACSW Presents: An introductory conversation on brain science: Neuroplasticity, Brain-Based Psychotherapy and Mental Health Clinical Social Work

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour

Free for ACSW members

$20 AASW Members

$50 Full Fee

Organiser: Australian College of Social Work

A pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. Presented by Mr Alex Zannoni in conversation with Dr Geraldene Mackay. The webcast will discuss the influence of brain science, neuroplasticity and brain based psychotherapy on Alex' practice. Including specific application within the suite of Focused Psychological Strategies. In the past 15 years brain science has exploded onto the scene, due much to the radical improvements in brain scanning technology. In no time in human history have we possessed such a non-invasive technique for viewing the brain in its real-time functioning. This knowledge has filtered through to all levels of health sciences. It has informed practice developments in the understanding and treatment of trauma, mood disorders, addictions, grief, learning, exercise physiology and nutrition. Brain science has provided the platform for the emergence of neuroplasticity and brain-based psychotherapies. Beyond the health arena, this information has impacted the practices and approaches within many other spheres, including economics, politics, business, education and sport..

Learning Objectives: ACSW Presents

The Australian College of Social Work was set up in 2011 within the AASW to recognise and promote advanced social work practice and provide leadership in practice excellence. The College recognises and acknowledges the highest professional standards and qualifications that social workers offer and promotes social work excellence and expertise. Further information about the ACSW is available here..


Alex Zannoni ​is a highly experienced Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, who has run a successful private practice for over two decades. Alex is also a Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and member of the Australian College of Social Worker Streering Committee. In his early career days, he worked in rehabilitation as a counsellor/case-manager and this is where he developed his interest in working with people who have experienced challenging mental health issues. Alex opened a private practice 18 years ago (now Melbourne Trauma & Grief Services), working with individuals as well as providing trauma response counselling services to emergency service personnel and the health sector. After ten years of providing both clinic-based and call-out work he decided that it was time to ‘turn off the beeper’. He now provides individual counselling, with most clients accessing his services for Focussed Psychological Strategies services under Better Access and ATAPS (general & suicide prevention tiers). He also provides professional clinical supervision and training. Alex is particularly interested in the developments in the areas of neuroplasticity and brain-based psychotherapy and incorporating this information into his work.


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ACSW Members may access the material at no charge.

AASW members: $20

Non members: $50



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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers