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ACT Branch Evidence-Informed Practice Seminar

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 15th November 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: ACU Canberra, Room 302.G.13 Signadou Building, 223 Antill St Watson ACT 2602
State: ACT
CPD hrs: 1.5

Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $20.00
Students: Free

Organiser: ACT Branch

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ACT Branch Office Manager
02 6199 5001

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Evidence-Informed Practice - What does this mean for Social Work?
A seminar presented by Debbie Plath

Evidence-Informed practice is a buzz word in health and human services, but how should we approach evidence-informed practice from a social work perspective? This presentation considers different ways in which evidence-informed practice can be conceptualised and approached. Organisational culture is identified as playing a key role in the implementation of evidence-informed practice. An organisational model for evidence-informed practice in human service settings is presented, with stakeholder engagement and critical reflection emphasised as key factors facilitating movement toward research-minded and evidence-informed practice.


Debbie Plath took up the position of Professor of Social Work and Discipline Lead at the Australian Catholic University in February 2018. She has a breadth of experience in social work practice, education and research and has published widely on approaches to evidence-informed practice in social work, most recently with the book Engaging Human Services with Evidence-Informed Practice (2017, NASW Press). Debbie previously held a senior social work academic position at the University of Newcastle. Before returning to academia this year, Debbie conducted a consulting business for several years in which she worked with human service organisations to strengthen evidence-informed approaches to practice through research, evaluation and organisational development projects.

Date: Thursday, 15th November 2018

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (arrivals from 5:00pm)

Venue: Australian Catholic University
Room 302.G.13
Signadou Building
223 Antill Street,
Watson ACT 2602

CPD hours: 1.5 hours

A light refreshments will be provided, please advise of any dietary requirements.

We warmly invite participants to stay on after the seminar to join us for our ACT Branch Annual Members Meeting which will be held from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Please do register here for this free event for the purposes of catering. It’s a great opportunity to network and to hear about the work of the Branch in the previous year and the plans for the year ahead. All welcome.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers