CCWT Upcoming Short Courses 2021

Looking for professional development in the next three months? Search the Key Learning Areas below to find a course that suits your needs.

Key Learning Areas

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
July 15 & 16
This workshop focuses on a framework for engaging with people in the context of change. It will assist participants to develop skills and knowledge in motivational interviewing and apply the principles and skills to their workplace.

Complex Trauma and Mental Health
August 9 & 10
Complex developmental trauma is the trauma of childhood neglect, physical and sexual assault, and exposure to family and community violence. This training explores mindful, strengths-based and creative counselling for transformation and recovery.

Personality Disorders: A Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory Perspective
September 2 & 3
This workshop takes an in-depth look at personality development and the aetiology of personality disorders. Participants are given a schema to understand how complex clients work and how best to approach their therapy.

Double Whammy – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
September 20 & 21
Do you feel daunted by the complexity of challenges that clients experiencing these disorders face? Through presentation of information, discussion and experiential activities you will gain knowledge and skills and increase your confidence to provide effective services for this client group.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE
Self Paced
This distance education course is the prerequisite to enrol in the 3-day Step by Step course for carer assessors, which runs every 8 weeks.
The next course is August 11-13.

Shared Lives Training Skills
July 12, 13 & 14
September 14, 15 & 16
Develop your skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training.

Child Protection – Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
July 19 & 20
Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families.

Working with Children and Young People Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
July 20
This is an advanced level workshop that assumes that participants have a foundational knowledge of the dynamics of Family and Domestic Violence, neurobiology of traumatic stress, and the implications of Family and Domestic Violence on the development of attachment security.

Working with Children and Young People Experiencing Grief in OOHC
July 30
This workshop will focus on how to support children and young people in different stages/levels of grief. Participants will learn strategies around healing and engagement.

Child Mental Health Toolkit: Assessment, Planning and Case Management for Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues
August 13 & 20
Spend time with a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a psychologist to develop skills in identifying, assessing and managing common mental health disorders in children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, post- traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, autism, ADHD and conduct disorder.

Assessing Children: Autism, ADHD or Trauma?
September 3
Acquire the knowledge to assess whether a child's presentation relates to trauma, ADHD or to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hear from a psychologist and child and adolescent psychiatrist about approaches that optimise the outcomes for children.

Gambling Harm Minimisation
August 6
September 7
The Office of Responsible Gambling and ACWA are piloting a 3 hour online workshop on Gambling Harm Minimisation, which will provide you with strategies for working with clients who are experiencing negative impacts from gambling.

Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
July 13
Learn about the impacts of trauma, particularly complex trauma, and discuss strategies to work more effectively with trauma survivors, including strategies for the individual worker and the service system.

Writing Case-notes and Documentation
July 21
Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.

Effective Casework and Case Management
July 28 & 29
September 22 & 23

Learn the fundamentals of quality case management, and develop essential skills and strategies in key aspects of strengths-based and person-centred case management.

Trauma Informed Recovery Practice Toolkit
July 29 & 30
An experiential workshop from a 'lived experience' perspective that engages participants in nitty gritty, day-to-day skills and the knowledge required to most effectively meet and support survivors of significant childhood trauma.

Diploma of Community Services RPL Workshop CHC52015
August 9 & 10
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment as you work towards the Diploma of Community Services. This workshop is part of a longer process in achieving the whole qualification through recognition of prior learning.

Accidental Counsellor
August 24 & 31, September 7 & 14
Build skills, confidence and frameworks to respond effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to self care in this participative and practical workshop.

Engaging and Supporting Young People
September 6 & 7
How do you catch a young person's attention quickly and meaningfully? Relationship is the essential ingredient to engagement. This workshop explores how you can do this in a variety of ways, including when you have little time and in circumstances that are less than ideal.

Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
September 8
Maximise your ability to have uncomfortable conversations that are honest, respectful and productive. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in difficult conversations.

Safe Home Visiting
September 9
Whether you are just starting your home visits or are experienced and want to review/refresh your practice, this workshop will help you to make your home visits safer and more productive. Use case scenarios and participant experiences to explore good practice policy, procedures and strategies.

Understanding and Working with Simple and Complex Trauma
July 21 & 22
This workshop overviews the neuropsychology underpinning how we recover from and fail to recover from trauma. It provides participants with a map for trauma therapy and a range of techniques to facilitate this.

Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
July 22 & 23
Enhance your relational and therapeutic skills and examine strategies for supporting post-traumatic growth when working with adults who have survived childhood abuse (complex trauma).

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
August 5 & 6
Practise the strategies used both within a DBT session and coaching. Explore agenda setting, chain analysis and contingency management and an overview of the Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness modules.
Completion of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods
August 23
Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods harnesses the existing knowledge, experience and skills of workers, and provides them with practice frameworks and skills for offering support and direction to others.

Manage People Performance
August 3 & 4
Get the best out of your team by learning how to manage people effectively, address performance issues, support staff and encourage a positive workplace culture.

The Online Top Teams Series
August 18, September 1 & 15, October 6 & 28
This Series has been designed to help those who would like to learn key practical tools, tips and strategies in their roles as leaders (or refresh them) to create and maintain high performance in their teams at any level.
Each comes with pre-work, a workbook to use as we travel through the session and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with their teams if they choose.

Top Teams! Key skills to create highly performing teams
August 18
With the right tools, understanding of leadership competencies and strategies and a positive ‘can-do’ mindset, you can go a long way to developing your people and moving them towards high performance in a short amount of time.

Team Leadership
August 24, 25 & 31, September 1
We will discuss strategies and use resources to bring together different capabilities in the team, facilitate communication with all stakeholders, lead planning, and promote problem solving.

The Power of Positive Discipline in the Workplace
September 1
In this insightful session, we will look at various issues around positive discipline, including the critical role of communicating clearly with your troops, why coaching as a leader is essential in modern-day organisations, dealing with mediocrity and strategies to continuously move towards high performance.

Professional Supervision: How and Why?
September 7 & 14
Supervision can be more than a ‘quick fix’. We will explore the framework of four functions of supervision (accountability, support, development and mediation) and how to establish and lead effective supervision.

Diploma of Leadership and Management: Get Recognised Workshop
September 8 & 15, October 6
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an interactive environment and gain the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Some work will be required outside of the workshop.

Joining the Restoration Dots: Connecting Casework to SDM® SARA outcomes to Family Time to Family Action Case Planning
July 13 & August 3
This is the foundation course that lays out the connections between SARA assessments, the Family Action Plan, Family (Contact) Time and documenting evidence of change for S90 applications. This is a highly interactive workshop, calling on participants’ own casework for exploration and delivered in one half day workshop followed by a 2 hour group coaching session.

Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Training
August 3 & 4
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a Family Group Conferencing Facilitator. It includes mediation and negotiation skills, and a range of practical strategies to assists families to make child-centred decisions. It meets the requirement for a mediation qualification to be part of the FACS tender of accredited FGC Facilitators.

Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees
August 4, 5 & 6
Interviewing children about reportable conduct can be daunting. This interactive practice-based workshop explores essential knowledge about child development, good questioning skills and legal implications involved in competently interviewing children.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE
Self Paced
This distance education course is the prerequisite to enrol in the 3-day Step by Step course for carer assessors, which runs every 8 weeks.
The next course is August 11-13.

Leading and Supervising Preservation and Restoration Process – implementation and embedding practice
September 7 & 28
This course lays out the implementation foundations underpinning good restoration service delivery and practice within teams/units. It is a highly interactive workshop that explores leading structural and cultural changes required as well as supervising restoration casework through leadership, supervision and case consultations.
The course has two stages, a 1-day workshop (delivered either online or face to face) followed by a 2-hour group coaching session delivered online.

Navigating Professional and Personal Boundaries in Community Services
August 24
Navigating healthy boundaries with clients can be tricky at times, join us in exploring professional and personal boundaries in more detail. See how this can increase your overall wellbeing.

Emotionally Intelligent Frontline Work
September 8
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognise their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and adjust emotions to adapt to environments. Developing your emotional intelligence is one of the most effective ways to improve work relationships and manage the stress and sense of overload that can be part of working in the community services sector.

You, the Emotionally Intelligent Team Member or Leader
September 15
In this insightful workshop, we will teach you a little about the history of EI, what it means in our daily living, how it impacts us and others across all aspects of our lives and the competence it gives us to have meaningful social relationships around us.

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