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Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health Social Work - Peer Reflection Group (September)

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Venue: Via video-conference
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 1.5

$10 per session

Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch
Further information

Anneka Farrington
(03) 9320 1000

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About the Peer Reflection Group

The Victorian Branch is delighted to offer a new initiative developed by our Victorian Mental Health Social Work (VMHSW) Practice Group - A Peer Reflection Group with a focus on Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health Social Work.

In late 2020, we reached out to social workers in mental health through two focus groups and, based on the input and ideas generated in these focus groups, the Peer Reflection Group has emerged. We welcome social workers who have an interest in exploring ethical dilemmas in a reflective space to join us for one, multiple or all of the upcoming sessions.

Sessions will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting Tuesday 25 May and will be hosted via Zoom from 5:30-7pm AEST. The early sessions will be co-facilitated by Aroon Naidoo and Charlie Evans however, moving forward there will be opportunities for attendees to step into co-facilitation roles if they would like to take a more active role within the group. In 2021, six sessions have been scheduled and thereafter, we'll undertake an evaluation to inform how the sessions will evolve into 2022.

It must be emphasised that this is a reflective supportive group and does not replace supervision, there is an expectation all group members are attending supervision. This is an invaluable opportunity to draw on the diverse experience that will exist within the group, to share and to reflection on your own practice.

For the first session of the series, the facilitators will provide a case scenario around which the session will be focussed. Tn future groups members will be asked to present a practice issue for reflection.

Numbers are limited to approximately 12 per session (plus co-facilitators) and registration is required to attend each session.

Who Are These Sessions For?

These sessions are open to any social workers working in mental health who are interested to be involved in this unique facilitator-led, peer reflection opportunity.

Session Dates for 2021

Fourth Tuesday of the Month starting Tuesday 25 May 2021, 5:30-7pm

Tuesday 25 May

Tuesday 22 June

Tuesday 27 July

Tuesday 24 August

Tuesday 28 September

Tuesday 26 October

Tuesday 23 November

About the Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group

The Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group has existed for more than 35 years and is committed to providing opportunities for social workers in the mental health field to develop and strengthen their skills, to expand their networks, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and practice wisdom.

To learn more about the group and their activities, visit their webpage here.


Interested social workers will need to register to receive the Zoom link for each individual session.


$10 per session with funds going towards the ongoing work of the Victorian Mental Health Social Work Group to support ongoing activities for social workers in mental health.


1.5 Hours per session
Category 1: Supervision
Category 3: Professional Identity
This activity can also be categorised under Mental Health for Accredited Mental Health Social Workers or those working towards the credential,

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers