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Understanding Schizophrenia in Social Work Practice

Event Details
Date: Upon request
State: Australia - Nationwide
CPD hrs: 6

Full fee: $250
AASW members or students: $230

Organiser: Dr Geraldene Mackay
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Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe brain disorder which affects approximately 1 % of the population. This disease impacts on numerous facets of a persons life and can lead to contact with social workers in many areas of practice. This training helps social workers better understand the impacts of schizophrenia in the daily life of service users and provides intervention strategies.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn
1. The history of schizophrenia.
2. The history of the role of social workers in helping service users with schizophrenia and the need for interdisciplinary practice.
3. The different presentations of a person with untreated schizophrenia
4. Different ways of understanding schizophrenia (biological and social)
5. Understand the use of CBT and Social Skills training as evidence based interventions.

Participants will reflect
1.On their own practice with service users who have a complex mental health condition.

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 information.


Full fee: $250
AASW members or students: $230



AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers