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Solution-focused self-care strategies for Social Workers

Event Details
Date: 24 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEDT
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour
CPD Category: 2 - Skills and Knowledge

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Organiser: AASW


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As practitioners, working with and advocating for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society, our roles can at times be physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding.

A self-care supported system, embedded within the day-to-day practices of social workers, can highly reduce feelings of ‘burnout’, stress, vicarious trauma, and fatigue. It can also help with staff retention challenges faced in the sector.

This 1-hour interactive webinar will provide a safe space to explore and validate the importance of self-care and well-being for social workers. It will offer participants the opportunity to feel supported and will encourage them to share self-care tips and practice strategies for improved overall well-being, mindset, and productivity.

This webinar will introduce the value of self-care in social work practice and the crucial role it plays in professional sustainability, job satisfaction, and future career development. It will also highlight the benefits and discuss practical self-care strategies to combat some of the above-mentioned challenges faced in some social work positions in the field.

Who should attend?

Any level of social worker who is keen to develop practical strategies to promote their own self-care and well-being and/or that of their colleagues at work.

1 hour of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Create a self-care plan that works for them
  • Develop the confidence to speak to a supportive fellow peer, mentor or supervisor/manager during a supervision session or informally for self-care support
  • Explore the benefits of solution-focused self-care


Caroline McGuinness is a qualified social worker with a Bachelor Degree in Social Science and Masters in Social Work. She has over 13 years of experience practicing within the field of child protection in Ireland and Australia, and previously worked for the Department of Health and Human Resources (i.e., DFFH) as a Senior Child Protection Practitioner.

She currently works as a professionally qualified Life Coach, where she has drawn on her social work experience and knowledge of human behaviour to empower hundreds of women across Australia and globally to stand in their power and be of service to others.

She has been the force behind several visionary social impact initiatives, including Stories of Resilience and the W.H.Y (We Hear You) Campaign, a digital campaign that raises global public awareness about domestic abuse, seeks to shift social perspectives, and helps victims to build resilience through support and education.

Caroline is a dynamic coach, mentor, and speaker. She is purpose-driven, with a desire to positively impact and help transform the lives of others. She has worked with many women and men, but is particularly passionate about women’s empowerment and how she can inspire themto be active role models for change.

Location and date

Live online: a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the webinar
Thursday 24 November 2022
12.00pm-1pm AEDT
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A recording of the webinar will be sent to registrants via email after the event and available to watch for 2 weeks.


Members: $30.00 (including GST)
New graduates, retired and student members: $20.00 (including GST)
Non-member students: $30.00 (including GST)
Non-members: $50.00 (including GST)


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*Please note, registrations close 24 November 2022 at 8:30am AEDT.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers