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

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.

Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor
October 14 & 15
Hoarding Disorder and Severe Domestic Squalor is on the increase with an estimated 600,000 Australians affected. But how do you work with and support someone living in clutter? Like the proverbial iceberg, it’s not what you can see on top of the water but rather, what’s underneath.

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change
November 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.

Trauma and Addictions
December 7
The link between complex childhood trauma and adult addictions is well known (ACE study). This workshop will explore the theme of addiction as a coping mechanism. Participants will gain the ‘know how to’ provide a balance of trauma and addiction interventions for positive and efficient client growth and recovery.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE
Self Paced
This distance education course is the prerequisite to enrol in the 4-day Step by Step course for carer assessors, which runs every 8 weeks.
The next course is October 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Shared Lives Training Skills
September 14, 15 & 16
November 16, 17 & 18
Develop your skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training.

Children's Brain Development: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma
October 20 & 21
Essential training for mandatory reporters, covering updated child protection legislation and its application when delivering services to children and/or their families.

Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
November 17
Learn about the implications of living with domestic violence for children’s development and their physical and mental wellbeing, and explore strategies to support children who have experienced domestic violence.

Child Protection — Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
December 1 & 2
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
December 8
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.

Effective Casework and Case Management
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.

Promoting Resilience in Older People
September 30
This course will address these issues and provide opportunities to explore what makes older people resilient. This course is based on a “strength based” approach. Strategies will be identified and experienced that will promote a culture of resilience as you provide support for older people and their families.

Acts of Resistance, Acts of Reclaiming: Using Narrative Therapy when Working with People who have been Subjected to Sexual Assault
October 6
This workshop offers practical ideas in responding to people who have been subjected to sexual assault, supporting clients to tell their stories in strengthening rather than re-traumatising ways. Clients and workers will move towards hope in reclaiming lives from the ongoing effects of sexual assault.

Connecting Well During Challenging Phone and Online Communication
October 8
Much has changed over the last years in managing online and telephone communication with ever-changing technology and the challenges of COVID-19. Face to face communication is often not an expected option and we are challenged to manage difficult conversations online and on the phone. This course will help you identify the key communication challenges in your work and how to address these. The pros and cons of different communication options will be explored with focusing on the needs of our clients.

Loss and Grief Work: Practice Essentials
October 14 & 15
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.

Accidental Counsellor
October 20 & 27
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.

Writing Case-notes and Documentation
October 27
Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.

Diploma of Community Services RPL Workshop CHC52015
November 17 & 18
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.

Complex Case Management
November 18 & 19
Case management can be complex, exhausting, challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Extend your skills, knowledge and confidence to provide quality case management to clients who are experiencing complex issues and challenges including: mental distress, AOD misuse/dependence, trauma and homelessness.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A
September 22 & 23
Working with suicidal and self harm behaviour can trigger anxiety, hopelessness, uncertainty and feeling ineffective. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy offers a sense of structure, understanding and effective strategies for managing 'problem' behaviours.
DBT-part A is the first 2 days of a two-part (4 day) course that provides a complete overview of the core concepts and skills utilised within DBT.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B
September 30 & October 14
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.

How Am I Trending? – Social Media Addiction
October 7
Social media can be a powerful and valuable tool for play, communication, engagement, and promotion, offering convenience and communication opportunities in many instances. But social media can also raise questions around online safety, ethical implications (honesty/veracity) of its content, as well as problems such as compulsive or addictive use. This course will explore social media as an addiction.

Loss and Grief Work: Practice Essentials
October 14 & 15
Working with loss, grief and change is an essential part of client work when supporting clients through challenging times. Grief support can be provided by most people who have had some basic loss and grief support training. This two-day training course will provide you with these essential skills and help you understand the importance of doing active grief work.

Introduction to Narrative Therapy
October 25 & 26
Learn about Narrative Therapy, the hopeful approach to counselling and community work that is responsive to the politics of therapy in an accessible, fun and thoughtful way.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
November 11 & 18
This introductory workshop will provide participants with an overview of the six core processes of ACT and the skills to develop and strengthen psychological flexibility in their own lives and those of their clients.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction
November 17
CBT can be an effective therapy for many mental health issues including depression and anxiety. In this introductory course, you will discuss CBT theory, understand when CBT approaches are most appropriate, and be assisted in applying basic practical CBT strategies personally and professionally.

Trauma, Identity and Hope: A Narrative Therapy Approach
November 25
Trauma and abuse frequently attack a person’s sense of identity. Explore a Narrative Therapy approach to working with trauma and abuse, with a particular focus on the strength and resilience of clients, and on developing alternative and more hopeful stories of identity.

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.

Online Supervision: Issues and Strategies
October 7, 8 & 15
Online supervision is a new skill for many of us but it will continue to be needed in the future. In this workshop you will be able to explore some of the issues that you can come across in the online space and look at a range of strategies and resources that could be useful.

Debriefing Skills
October 13
Promote staff wellbeing and retention by implementing comprehensive debriefing processes and stress management strategies. This workshop considers debriefing and organisational processes, including those required for critical incidents and legal considerations.

Team Leadership
October 21 & 28
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.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
November 2 & 3
EQ is fundamental to great leadership and productive, positive teams. Learn about EQ and how to identify and manage your own and the team's emotions, to achieve a positive workplace culture and improved outcomes, in this practical, fast-paced workshop.

Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Strategies
November 4 & 5
The workshop will draw upon a number of coaching models, and also introduce some resources for facilitating appreciative enquiry and learning from experience.

New Managers and Coordinators
November 10 & 11
Gain new skills and tools that will assist you to be effective in your role as a manager or coordinator. This workshop includes topics such as supervision, managing team conflict, planning and prioritising and problem solving.

Foster Care Assessment Skills (Step by Step) PRE-REQUISITE
Self Paced
This distance education course is the prerequisite to enrol in the 4-day Step by Step course for carer assessors, which runs every 8 weeks.
The next course is October 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Training
October 11 & 12
November 18 & 19

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.

Working with Young People who Self Restore
October 26 & November 18
This workshop takes a whole of family approach to promoting safety, stability and permanency for young people self-restoring to unprepared families. This highly interactive workshop invites participants to assess the needs and strengths and safety plan with a young person, their family and network, using own case examples.

Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct or Professional Misconduct against Employees
December 13 & 15
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.

Managing Challenging Behaviours
November 10
Increase your skills and confidence in managing the challenging behaviours of co-workers and clients in this practical, participative and reflective workshop that maximises self-awareness and clearly defined strategies.

Emotionally Intelligent Frontline Work
November 17
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.

Clear Effective Writing
November 18
This one-day course will improve your practical writing skills and provide techniques for writing that communicates more clearly, effectively and persuasively.

Effective Collaboration: Issues and Strategies
November 18, 19 & 25
Establish, lead and sustain strong partnerships and collaborative efforts, and take away a set of practical tools to use in your partnerships.

CCWT is here to help you with your professional learning and development needs. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our team on 02 9281 8822 or email us: ccwt@ccwt.edu.au