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Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

Social Work Online Training (SWOT)

The AASW Empowering Excellence program provides quality online professional development opportunities, with a dual theoretical and direct-practice focus.

  • The program is delivered by leading content and practice experts, and brings a particularly strong Mental Health practice focus.
  • A range of clinical and therapeutic approaches are covered, relevant to both early career, and more experienced social workers.
  • For Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (and those seeking to apply), the series provides content aligned with Focussed Psychological Strategies, a CPD requirement under Medicare.

The AASW Empowering Excellence program

Topic

Presenter

Registration and more information

CPD
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Brooke Kooymans
Note: All live webinars have taken place and have been recorded. Registrations for this course are still open.
6 hours (Disability)
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Assoc Prof Monica O’Kelly
1.5 hours (FPS)
Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
Dr Bruno Cayoun
2 hours (FPS)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to reduce substance use problems and improve mental health and wellbeing
Assoc Prof Amanda Baker
1.5 hours (FPS)
CBT Package
  • Intro to CBT
  • Intro to MiCBT
  • MI and CBT
As above
5 hours (FPS)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Brendon Knott
2 hours (FPS)
Masterclass: Using ACT Flexibility
Brendon Knott
2 hours (FPS)
ACT Package
  • Intro to ACT
  • ACT Masterclass
Brendon Knott
4 hours (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
Introduction to Dialectal Behavioural Therapy
Dr Carla Walton 1 hour (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military Populations
Dr Madeline Romaniuk Register here 1 hour (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Anthony Hill Register here 1 hour (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
A Narrative Therapy approach to men’s violence towards women
Helen Wirtz

Register here

1.5 hours including exercises (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
Introduction to infant mental health and infant-led work with families
Dr Wendy Bunston
2.5 hours including exercises (FPS)
NEW RELEASE
Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler
Jane Wexler
30 min recording, PLUS 1.5 hours of additional reading and exercises
NEW RELEASE
The transition from service provider to service manager
Dr Elizabeth Shannon
1.5 hours including exercises
UPCOMING CONTENT
Introduction to Narrative Therapy and Community Work

Dr David Denborough

TBC

2 hours (FPS)

UPCOMING CONTENT

  • Evidence-based relaxation: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology
Dr Judy Lovas TBC 1.5 hours (FPS and MH)
UPCOMING CONTENT
Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
Anthony Hillin
Vanessa Edwige
TBC 1.5 hours

After registering for an Empowering Excellence online course, please view your content at your own convenience via the AASW SWOT Portal.

1. What is Social Work Online Training (SWOT)?

SWOT is the AASW's online professional development platform. It provides access to a range of online content for social workers and other allied health professionals, on a diverse scope of practice and theoretical topics. this includes dedicated courses, together with recordings from symposiums, conferences and workshops.

Refer to the table below to browse, and register for SWOT content:

Fields of practice

Aged care

Alcohol and other drugs

Child wellbeing and protection

Community development

Disability

Education

Family violence

Field education

Health

Mental health

Sexual abuse

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Professional self

Career transitions

Cultural competence and sensitivity

Ethics

Macro

Research

Skills

Supervision

Workplace

2. How do I access SWOT content?

  1. First you must register for individual courses and recordings by clicking on the categories in the table above, or via the tabs to the left under the SWOT sub heading.
  2. After registering for an AASW SWOT course of recording, you must view the content via the AASW SWOT Portal.
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers