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

Event Details
Date: 24 Jun 2020
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Qld
Organiser: CMHPG


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Contribution: $5 for catering

When: Wednesday 24 June 2020

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Guest Speaker/Topic: Maggie Poole - S+G - Social Work and the Law: Where legal arenas and psychosocial needs intersect.

Maggie will present on the work of the Slater and Gordon Social Work Service to its clients. The structure, role and provision of the social work service within a private law firm is discussed as is referral data and interventions. There is a focus on the acute and chronic psychosocial impact of serious injury, debility and illness on clients and their families within this context, based on the team’s practice.

Social Work and the Law: Where legal arenas and psychosocial needs intersect - Flyer

Venue: This meeting will be delivered via tele/videoconferencing on ZOOM - please note the details will be sent on the day prior or day of the meeting.

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

Video/Teleconference details will be emailed the day prior or day of/to the meeting - please ensure you register to receive the details.

Please note that the AASW will now be using the ZOOM platform for meetings. Please make yourself familiar with ZOOM prior to the meeting date and time.

You can access via your PC, laptop or smart device (download app) or you can join via a teleconference number. (similar to the previous platform)

Link following on how to access and join a ZOOM Meeting >

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.

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, Georgia Hunt and Claire Walsh (Leadership Members)

Further Information on the Practice Group.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers