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Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group - Meeting/Teleconference (Sep)

Event Details
Date: 11 Sep 2019
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Qld
Organiser: CMHPG


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Please note: Teleconference Details can only be sent to AASW QLD Branch Members

Guest Speaker: Karina Maxwell - Culturally Appropriate Practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Join a discussion with Karina regarding culturally appropriate practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people covering best approaches and self reflection, as well as defining what Cultural Safety means?

Karina Maxwell Bio - I am a proud Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka nation and a Social Work graduate from UQ. During my time at UQ, I sat as the President of Goori Berrimpah - the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students collective, and was employed as a research assistant developing the resource Listening with Respect: Strengthening communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

After graduating, I spent over 5 years in Qld Govt in a variety of roles including policy, programs and cabinet work. With a strong urge to work frontline, I moved across to frontline services mainly in the intensive family support area in mainstream organisations as well as a community controlled organisation. Most of this time was spent working with struggling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with significant generational trauma, but also found generational trauma in the short time I worked with asylum seekers as well.

Currently, I am an active Director on the Murri School Board, an Elder in Council for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Coorporation (QYAC), a member of the SWAHS Alumni Committee at UQ, and a member of the AASW RAP Sub-Committee. I am currently working in the area of mental health as the Senior Social Worker in a new service that supports workers who have experienced a primary or secondary psychological injury at work. This confidential, independent and free service is the, Workers’ Psychological Support Service. Further information can be obtained via the website at or phone me on 1800 370 732 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri).

Contribution: $5 for catering

When: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Venue: 36-40 Clarence Street, South Brisbane

Teleconference Details – Participant - Available for AASW Qld Branch Members Only

Please note: Teleconference Details can only be sent to AASW QLD Branch Members

Teleconference details will be emailed to you prior to the meeting - please ensure you register to receive the details.

Please note if calling in via mobile phone you will be charged the call rates of your telecommunication provider. Rates for dialling in via the local number or 1800 number will vary depending on your carrier.

Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group

Practice Groups are a way to share, increase and disseminate knowledge between social workers with a particular sphere of interest or regional base.

Key benefits of the Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group:

  • Get connected with a group of peers who share your practice interests and/or geographical area.
  • Contribute to social policy and social justice initiatives under the auspices of the professional association for social work.
  • Resource sharing and access to evolving information in the field.
  • Involvement in Practice Groups collects Category 3 CPD hours.
  • Contribute to research activity and hear about what is happening in our area
  • Work to address systemically issues arising for individual Mental Health Social Workers

What is the Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group?

The CMHPG provides a forum for social workers to network and participate in skill building processes. It is ideal for social workers currently working in the field of Mental Health or Clinical Social Work or those who are considering pursuing a career in this field of practice. The Group works to assist members to develop best practice and remain up to date with current trends in the field and in research.

What are the Clinical and Mental Health Practice Group's main activities?

The CMHPG bi-monthly events often host guest speakers with expertise in topical issues, we have networking events and when the opportunity arises we have larger events to cater to the needs of membership.

How can I get involved?

Membership is open to all Social Workers and students of Social Work.

Registration is FREE. Contact AASW (QLD) at to be added to the CMHPG email listing.

Agendas and any papers for upcoming meetings are circulated to members registered on the CMHPG email list.

Brisbane meetings are held bi-monthly at 36-40 Clarence Street, South Brisbane.

An agenda or indication of the topic for the meeting will be circulated or uploaded closer to the meeting.

The practice group leadership includes:

Jessica Lambert - (Chair) -

Rebecca Medway (Secretary) -

Sally Young, Susan Hunt and Claire Walsh (Leadership Members)

Further Information on the Practice Group.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers