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Private Practice Group (Oct)

Event Details
Date: 05 Oct 2021
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Qld
CPD hrs: 2
Organiser: AASW(Qld) - Private Practice Group
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When: Tuesday 05 October 2020 - 5.30pm onwards

Venue: ZOOM - tele/videoconferencing - details will be sent to those who have registered, on the day of the meeting.

Topic/Guest Speaker/s: The benefits and information about Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a model - presented by Judy Barwick and Ann Walker.

Two of our well known members - Judy Barwick and Ann Walker - will be presenting to us on

the benefits and information about Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a model. Judi and Ann are well credentialed to present to us, as they are both trained in IFS levels 1 and 2, as well as numerous advanced trainings of IFS, and both have certified IFS supervisors.

IFS is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz in the 1980s. It combines systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete sub personalities, each with its own unique viewpoint and qualities.

"IFS has been shown to be effective for the improvement of general emotional and mental well-being and has been rated as promising to improve symptoms of phobia, panic, generalized anxiety, depression, and certain physical ailments. Issues treated with IFS therapy include to name a few: Trauma; Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse."

"One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place. IFS Institute welcomes all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background into the Internal Family Systems community."

"Self Leadership means living intentionally and fully from your core authentic Self= your true nature—beyond personality, narratives, and historical patterns of behavior. Since the inception of IFS, the approach has deepened into a path for personal development and a model for spiritual well-being.


Tuesday 05 October 2021

What is the PPG?

The PPG provides a forum for social workers in private practice.

It is ideal for social workers currently in or those thinking about private practice. The Group works to assist members to develop best practice and thriving private practices.

What are the PPG's main activities?

  • Mutual support and networking
  • Continuing professional education
  • Peer supervision
  • Business advice, support and education
  • Advice to AASW about trends, issues, needs and solutions relevant to private practice
  • Advocacy for social work and private practice
  • Links to social work private practice groups nationally

How can I get involved?

Membership is open to AASW members who are in private practice or intending to operate a private practice.

Contact AASW(QLD) at to be added to the PPG email listing.

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

Brisbane meetings are held bi-monthly at 5:30pm

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

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers