Date(s) - 26/05/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Place of Hope in our Work
Presenter: Alison McDonald

What is hope and how important is it in our work? The Covid pandemic has shifted our world and it still hasn’t settled into whatever it will be. Does uncertainty and the fear that can come with not knowing rob us of hope? These questions and more will be looked at and the process of how we can best engender hope explored. It will be based on several therapeutic approaches such as social constructivism, solution focused and narrative therapy with an overlay of the strength’s perspective.

Date and Time: 26 May, 6.30 – 8.00pm (EST)
Venue: Online
Cost: Non AAFT Members $25 ~ AAFT Members FREE


 Alison McDonald has been a social worker for 40 years. She is currently working in ACT Health as the social work clinical educator and profession lead. There are 200 social workers within ACT health and she is responsible for student placements and student/staff education and research/QI. As profession lead she is the professional voice for social work within a strong medical model and inter professional culture. Alison has worked in 3 states and has a background in child and adolescent mental health, family work/family therapy, out of home care, program development and contract work for several universities. She has spent many years working in rural communities and has a healthy appreciation for resourcing constraints and the importance of keeping professionally connected.