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VMHSW Seminar 2: Social Work on the inside, complex clients, systems and working towards positive change

Event Details
Date: 25th June 2018
Time: 1:45pm - 4:30pm
Venue: AASW Melbourne Office, VIC
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 2.5 Hours

AASW student members: $15

AASW members: $20

VMHSW members: $20 (phone Rosanna on 9320 1012 to manually register for the special VMHSW member rate)

Non-members: $25

Organiser: Victorian Mental Health Social Work Practice Group

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Join us to hear Sarah Harvey, AMHS Remand Liaison Coordinator and Kim Wright, Community Integration Program Clinicial from Forensicare - Ravenhall to present an exciting professional development seminar, titled ‘Social Work on the inside: complex clients, systems and working towards positive change.’ Following the seminar, there will be time to engage in conversations with like-minded social work professionals.

Learning objectives

During this workshop participants will:

  • Learn how to approach working with people within the prison system using the Recovery Framework and the Good Lives Model
  • Apply their learning using case studies to gain practical experience
  • Understand the forensic mental health system, the challenges and the vast social work positions in the prison​


AASW Melbourne Office
Level 7, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

The AASW office is close to Flemington Road and near the Royal Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals.

Please note: Travel via public transport is recommended. The office is close to the CBD and a short walk from the Haymarket Walk/Elizabeth Street tram stop (trams 19 & 59) and the Grattan Street tram stop (trams 55 & 59). Parking in the area is generally on-street, metered parking and is limited. There are limited 2 hour free street parking spaces near-by in Courtney Street or metered 4 hour parking in Blackwood Street, Howard Street and surrounds.

The Blackwood St Car Park (located on the ground level the AASW is located in) is currently offering a $9 flat rate per day per exit between 7:30am to 7:30pm. You must book online prior to arrival so you can be issued a pin number to enter and exit the car park. Visit Blackwood St Car Park.

There is also a parking facility at the VCCC building that offers safe car parking every day of the week from 6:00am to 9:00pm. Cost is $14 for 1-2 hours or $20. Visit for details.

There are facilities available outside the building to lock bikes.


Includes afternoon tea and refreshments.

Live streaming of this seminar for five participants only. If you live in a rural or remote area and would like to participate please email Rosanna at who will manually register your attendance by credit card and send you a link prior to the seminar. Same cost as face to face seminar applies.

2.5+ CPD hours + duration of networking time.
CPD Category 2: Skills and Knowledge.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers