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VIC - What is Our Social Worker Identity? webinar

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 12-2pm AEST
Venue: Online
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 2
CPD Category: 3: Professional Identity - Professional Networking
Cost:

Members - $20 inc GST

Student Members - $15 inc GST

Non-Members - $40 inc GST

Organiser: AASW VIC Branch
Contact

AASW Victorian Branch
branchservices@aasw.asn.au
(03) 9320 1000

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VIC Branch: Victorian Professional Identity and Events Sub-Committee (VPIE) is pleased to present the following webinar: What is Our Social Worker Identity?

If you are like most social workers you have probably felt misunderstood by colleagues from other disciplines at some time. Our values make us a little different than other professions. But, when it comes to trying to explain the differences we feel ill equipped to explain the differences. This leads us to question our identity as social workers. What is it that really makes us different? What are our values? What really makes up our social work identity? In this two hour lunchtime session we will hear from a panel of experts who will guide us to answer these questions and who will ask us more. Join us as we seek to understand the social work identity.

Presenters (s)

Ronnie Egan Assoc Prof RMIT Social Work and Dr Angelika Papadopoulos will be leading the panel of professional experts, as they have undertaken graduate research with RMIT social work alumni which relates to the issues of professional identity. They will be joined by Dr Jennifer Davidson, University of Melbourne and Kath Sellick.

Dr Ronnie Egan is Associate Professor of Field Education at RMIT University in Melbourne. She has specialised in research about social work supervision and practice for graduates and students. She has co-authored a number of books and published widely in the areas of social work practice skills, supervision, field education. Ronnie has extensive and active networks in the human services industry across Australia. Her industry relationships span her career as a practitioner and academic and this has enabled the development of innovative ways of understanding and operationalising the nexus between Universities and the Community Sector.

Also on the panel are Dr Jennifer Davidson BA/LLB(Hons) MSW PhD | MSW Student Coordinator, Lecturer Department of Social Work Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences School of Health Sciences University of Melbourne and her colleague Kath Sellick who will contribute their experience of developing professional SW identity subjects for the MSW, the frameworks used and the pedagogical foundations of their approach.

Dr Jennifer Davidson, Lecturer University of Melbourne Social Work. Jennifer is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Melbourne. She is an experienced educator and researcher in a range of areas including social policy, legal and ethics, disability and program design and evaluation. Most recently Jennifer and colleagues have led the development of changes to the MSW curriculum focused on professional identity development and workforce readiness.

Dr Kath Sellick Lecturer University of Melbourne Social Work. Kath is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne. She is an experienced educator and researcher with a focus on mental health, trauma and trauma-informed practice, diversity and inclusion, and disability. Kath is skilled in using principles of co-production and co-design within research and curriculum development. Kath has recently co-led the development of changes in the MSW curriculum focused on the development of professional identity.

Registrations

Members - $20 inc GST
Student Members - $15 inc GST
Non-Members - $40 inc GST

CPD Category 3: Professional Identity - Professional Networking

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers