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Empowerment CBT

Event Details
Date: Upon request
State: Australia - Nationwide
CPD hrs: 12

Full fee: $470
AASW members or students: $440

Organiser: Dr Geraldene Mackay

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This workshop will explicate the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model and associated CBT therapeutic skills and their use in direct service delivery. Links will be made between the CBT model and Social Work knowledge and values. The presenter is an experienced trainer and past university lecturer in Mental Health in addition to being a private practitioner and Clinical Social Worker. Examples from the presenters own practice will be used to ground the CBT skills in social work practice. The political nature of CBT as an individualist-reformist intervention will be discussed and the presenter will argue that CBT can be used as an effective tool for empowering service users. Thus 'Empowerment CBT' will focus on using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a social worker in direct service social work practice.

Learning objectives

To develop familiarity with and practice at using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy so that participants can use this modality in direct practice.

Presenter details

Geraldene Mackay, PhD, BSW(Hons), AMHSW, Clinical Social Worker is a private practitioner in Victoria Australia. Geraldene has experience in multiple social work contexts and brings practical interventions to the training she provides. Geraldene has presented, written and lectured about a number of social work topics.


Australia wide (dates subject to demand).
Contact the presenter for more ifnormation.


Full fee: $470
AASW members or students: $440



AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers