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June 2018

Trauma-Informed Care Symposium

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The AASW WA Branch Symposium aims to enhance the awareness, develop practice skills and knowledge for social workers working in Trauma Recovery. This Symposium aims to highlight trauma informed best practice and to provide an opportunity for social workers and human service professionals to engage in the latest research, practice models and frameworks.

Call for abstracts

We invite you to share your knowledge, research, projects and programs for the Branch’s Trauma: Structuring Recovery, Creating Healing Spaces Symposium.

Trauma Informed Care is considered the gold-standard of working with clients who have experienced trauma. As health professionals, we need to know best practice; emerging trends and acquire and refresh our skill set to offer the highest standard of care and affect the best outcomes for our clients.

We are looking to complement our line-up of speakers with education and plenary sessions to upskill and add value to our sector. If you would like to be part of the team of presenters at the Symposium, please submit an abstract of no more than 600 words outlining a 40-minute presentation/plenary session in line with the theme Contemporary Responses to Trauma for Social Work and Allied Health Professionals.

Please also include a short biography of yourself (no longer than 250 words) as well as a list of publications or presentations in support of your application.

Please submit the above via email to:

Please refer any further queries to the above email. Successful applicants will be notified early August.

Event Details
Date: 09 November 2018
Time: 9am to 5pm. AASW AGM straight after at 5pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St, Perth WA
State: WA
CPD hrs: Symposium: AASW members can claim CPD hours under category 2: 7 hours ***AASW AGM: AASW members can claim CPD hours under category 3: 2 hours***
Cost: Cost:

Early Bird:

Members – $180
Non-members- $220
Student/Retired Members- $150


Members – $200
Non-members- $250
Student/Retired Members- $180
Early Bird ends 30 September 2018
No refunds after 31 July 2018
Organiser: AASW WA


More information: HERE

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Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator Training

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Re-membering Conversations and Internalised Other Interviewing

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Re-membering Conversations and Internalised Other Interviewing (IOI) seek to reengage with significant people from personal history who have, in important ways, shaped who we have become. They belong to our life stories, to our prior selves. They contribute to a multivoiced, multibodied and multistoried sense of self. We will consider how people show this self to others and how they hold others in memory. Such explorations can have significant therapeutic implications.

Workshop Curriculum

 Producing the sense of a personal storied self
 Witnessing each other’s and our own storying making
 Performing and distributing the porous self: from autonomous being to becoming with others
 Relational resonance and relational dissonance
 Detailed guided exercises drawing from participants’ lives
 Narrative and neural creation: attention, intention, memory and repetition

Skills acquisition will include

 How to introduce these special kinds of conversations
 Understanding the importance of sequencing questions
 Plotting the effects of relational connections through time and context
 Creating agency within complex shades of meaning
 Expanding future stories of preferred relational selves and life

As people learn in different ways, this training will be facilitated through a variety of teaching methods including

 skills building demonstration interviews
 guided exercises
 roleplays
 small groups as supportive audiences
 large group discussions
 scenarios from therapy

Fee $440 (incl GST) Morning and afternoon refreshments included
DATE: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July – 9.30 – 4.00pm
Venue Conference Room, Saint Catherine’s House, 113 Tyler St, Tuart Hill
Certificate Trainees will receive a professional development certificate.
Registration Please complete and send the Registration Form below. Confirmation of your place in the training will be emailed only after full payment is made.

Further information Ian Percy 0422 498 607

Download more information and registration form: HERE

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AASW WA Events Calendar

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Date Event Location
22nd June 2018 Managing Vicarious Trauma

Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Perth, WA
12th – 13th August 2018 2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for adults and adolescents – latest research from DBT skills training manual 2nd edition 2015 Marsha Linehan PhD

Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This 2 day Intensive “Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training” is designed to assist practitioners gain knowledge of how to work with DBT as individual therapists/health care workers and also as skills group trainers/facilitators. Training can be tailored to specific region’s needs and information on how to set up a DBT program including Therapists Consult groups is also detailed. DBT for Adolescents and Children is also detailed in the training.

Perth, WA
17th Sep 2018 Achieving anti-oppressive practice with a focus on reconciliation

Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Using key theories and principles, this workshop is designed to assist participants to integrate theory with practice, in keeping with the AASW code of ethics, towards achieving anti-oppressive practice.

**Workshop postponed**

Regsister your details at:

Perth, WA
19 September 2018 AASW (WA) Body Connections


Body Connection; Connecting Brain, Breath & Body in your practice with Children and Adolescents

This workshop focusses on the use of breath, movement, mindfulness, sensory based and play based interventions to support children, adolescents & their parents. The activities are quite simple and easy to implement, but the effect should not be underestimated. They are powerful ways to support healthy brain development, emotional regulation, social skills building and connection to self and others.

6 CPD Hours

City West Lotteries House, WA
18th and 19th October 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano

Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *

Perth, WA
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May 2018

UCQ Townsville Family Counsellor to join their Targeted Family Support Service

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UnitingCare Queensland, Child & Family Services is seeking a holistic Family Counsellor for their Targeted Family Support Service in Townsville on a full time basis.

Targeted Family Support provides support to families with teenage children, prioritising those engaged in high-risk behaviours in Townsville. Targeted Family Support aims to build the capacity of families to adequately nurture, protect and keep their children safe with the goal of improving the wellbeing and safety of children, young people and their families.

More Information HERE

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April 2018

Mastering EFT Interventions: Part 2 with Dr Jim Furrow

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