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
March 8 & 9
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.

Relapse Prevention in Mental Health and AOD treatment
March 10
Learn relapse prevention strategies for clients to support their recovery from mental health and/or AOD issues. You will be introduced to a range of tools to assist with monitoring wellbeing.

Double Whammy – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders
April 15 & 16
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
May 13 & 14
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.

Complex Trauma and Mental Health
May 17 & 18
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.

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 April 20-22.

Guardianship Application Documentation
February 25
Unravel the myriad of activities required for a Guardianship application. Practice preparing the key documents: the care plan, the financial plan and the affidavit to support the application.

Shared Lives Training Skills
March 29, 30 & 31
Develop your skills and confidence in conducting effective Shared Lives carer training.

Child Mental Health Toolkit: Assessment, Planning and Case Management for Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues
March 4, 5, 11 & 12
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.

Providing Online Services to Children and Young People: Necessary and Good
March 30
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.

Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children
April 20
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.

Orientation to Interviewing Children
May 10
This is an introductory workshop to the topic of interviewing children, offered by Eleonora de Michele in preparation for her more extensive 3 day workshop Interviewing Children in the Context of Allegations of Reportable Conduct, Misconduct and Breach of Codes of Conduct. It is also a stand alone workshop that will give you an introduction to this complex topic.
If you enrol in this workshop and then register for the 3 day workshop, you will receive a refund of the fee for this introductory workshop.

Children's Brain Development: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma
May 11
This course takes an in-depth look at the impact of trauma on the brain development of children.

Accidental Counsellor
March 3 & 10
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.

Safe Home Visiting
March 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.

Applying a Trauma Informed Approach
March 11
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.

Diploma of Community Services RPL Workshop CHC52015
March 15 & 16
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.

Writing Case-notes and Documentation
March 16
Learn structured ways to ensure that your case-notes and documentation are clear, useful and consistent, and will hold up to scrutiny.

Managing Aggressive and Violent Behaviour
April 20 & 21
This workshop will enable you to understand the factors that may lead to the aggressive and violent behaviour of clients and give you the skills to predict, assess and defuse clients’ aggressive and violent behaviour. You will also learn strategies to make your workplace safer.

Effective Casework and Case Management
April 28 & 29
Learn the fundamentals of quality case management, and develop essential skills and strategies in key aspects of strengths-based and person-centred case management.

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence
May 4
All of us working in the social welfare, children’s, AOD, health and education sectors need to be able to identify and screen for DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, and be able to utilise good practice and safe responses.

Complex Case Management
May 4 & 5
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.

Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Talk about the Elephant in the Room
May 19
Maximise your ability to have uncomfortable conversations that are honest, respectful and productive. Explore and practise frameworks to engage effectively in difficult conversations.

Attachment Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents
March 16
Family therapists have known the ever reaching effects of parental attunement and attachment. This course covers models and practices specifically designed to harness attachment theory and put it into practice.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A
March 30 & April 7
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.

Clinical Supervision: Models and Methods
April 28
This workshop harnesses the existing knowledge, experience and skills of workers, and provides them with practice frameworks and skills for offering support and direction to others.

Art and Play Therapy with Children
May 12
Learn about child-led play therapy. Play therapy optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Maximise your success in engaging with and supporting change for children 2-10 years old.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
May 20 & May 27
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.

The Power of Positive Discipline in the Workplace
March 4
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.

Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Team at Work
March 18
What is emotional intelligence? I have heard so much up it so how do I get it? Can you learn it? What competencies do I have to have as a leader to be regarded as emotionally intelligent? What strategies or tools do I need to use with my people to create emotionally intelligent teams? These are some of the bases we will cover in this insightful and practical session.

Delegation and Managing Up
April 1
This interesting session looks at some key workplace concepts such as delegating to others effectively and the tools and skills to manage others around you – and that includes those above us.

Team Leadership
April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11
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.

Diploma of Leadership and Management: Get Recognised Workshop
April 21 & 28, May 19
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.

Creating a Workplace Culture of Achievement and Support
April 23
Culture (the way an Organisation ‘feels’ when you walk through the front door), is a critical determinant for employees and how they feel about working in the Company, whether they are encouraged to view their opinions or if they feel their contributions are ignored, whether they feel engaged in their work or merely turn up each day to get their pay-check at the month-end.

Debriefing Skills
April 23
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.

Professional Supervision: How and Why?
May 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.

Growing Carer Capacity and Building on Strengths
March 4
Develop strategies to empower carers to be the type of carer they want to be, to support their expertise, and build on their strengths to develop their learning, development and capacity.

Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Training
March 18, 19, 25 & 26
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.

Child Abuse Dynamics: theory, evidence and implications for preservation and restoration assessment, safety planning and practice
March 23 & 24, April 13 & May 4
This is the foundation course that lays out the theory and evidence underpinning the different abuse types restoration practitioners need to assess to be able to develop robust Immediate Safety Plans and Longer-term Safety and Support Plans in their work with families. This is a highly interactive 2 day workshop followed by 2 x 2 hour coaching sessions delivered online.

SDM, SARA and Immediate Safety Planning and Longer Term Case Planning for Preservation and Restoration Practice
April 14 & May 4
This is the foundation course that lays out the principles and practices of SARA assessments and the key features of robust Immediate safety Plans and Longer-term Safety and Support Plans. This material is covered in a one day workshop followed by a 2 hour group coaching session 3–4 weeks after the workshop.

You, the Emotionally Intelligent Team Member or Leader
March 5
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.

Why can’t we just get along? Getting people to understand personalities and work better with each other
March 19
Let’s face it, we’re all different! When it comes to the workplace, sometimes our differences work for us, and other times … not so much. It’s time to understand our differences and make them work for us so we can collaborate on all types of projects and workplace issues well – either individually, in pairs or in teams.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

Navigating Professional and Personal Boundaries in Community Services
March 23
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.

Why don’t people understand me? Say what you mean and mean what you say
March 31
Communication breakdown happens all the time. And when it does, we often think that it’s the other person’s fault. There are key rules around having your say that will ensure the people around you understand the points you are making and the intention behind your message. Assertiveness will be a key focus of this interactive session, together with clarity and clear thinking. By the end, you will have the strategies and tips you need to help you mean what you say and say what you mean.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

Dealing with difficult people in the best way – once and for all
April 22
You know the type! The difficult boss, or the colleague, who never stops talking, or asking questions. Or tries to get you to do their job. And then there’s Bill, The Bulldozer, who never listens and whirrs his way into a room, creates havoc and whirrs out. Join us for this practical and informative online session that will teach you how to deal the challenging people who cross your path.
This session comes with pre-work, a workbook to use throughout the session, and post-work in the form of reflective questions for participants to answer and share with your teams if you choose.

Clear Effective Writing
April 27
This one-day course will improve your practical writing skills and provide techniques for writing that communicates more clearly, effectively and persuasively.

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