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ACSW Presents: Small but powerful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions in direct Social Work practice

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Free for ACSW members
$20 AASW Members
$50 Non member fee

Organiser: Australian College of Social Work

This is a pre-recorded webcast for the Australian College of Social Workers webinar/webcast series for 2015. Presented by Dr Geraldene Mackay in conversation with Alex Zannoni. The focus of this interview discussion: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, how to weave this powerful intervention into your practice, and dispelling common myths about the well known therapy. CBT is a useful modality for all Social Workers regardless of their field of practice. CBT used well will help you understand and respond effectively to people with whom you work. Practical in its focus, CBT can be used in long-term therapy settings or for very brief once-only interventions as part of direct Social Work practice. In Social Work it is common (for a multitude of contextual reasons) that a client may be seen only once. A CBT skill developed in this context gives clients something that they can use for the rest of their lives. .

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..


Dr Geraldene Mackay holds a PhD (La Trobe, Health Sciences) in which she contributed to social work theory from a postmodern critical perspective. Dr Mackay in an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and member of the Australin College of Social Worker Streering Committee. Dr Mackay is Director of Empowerment Praxis, a busy private practice. Dr Mackay is provides Clinical Supervision. In her private practice Dr Mackay treats general mental health patients as well as patients with sexual issues and/or relationship issues. Therapeutically Dr Mackay is interested in Evidenced Based Practice and uses CBT based therapies and Brain Science to underpin her therapeutic approach. She has advanced training in CBT based interventions, sex therapy and evidenced based relationship therapy. In keeping with, and extending, ideas from her PhD thesis Dr Mackay is interested in epistemological challenges of using both postmodern ideas and evidenced based therapeutic interventions in social work direct practice. In her spare time Dr Mackay teaches Mental Health at La Trobe University, School of Public Health (current), writes a blog and supervises Social Workers.


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Non members: $50.


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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers