October Training Opportunities at CCWT

CCWT’s October training schedule is bursting with learning and development opportunities for sector professionals eager to boost their skills and enhance their practice knowledge:

Mental Health: A Recovery Approach
Date: 16, 17 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mandy Marsters
Target Group: Workers, including managers and supervisors who come into contact with mental health consumers, their family, carers and friends and anyone with an interest in mental health recovery

Explore the values and concepts underpinning recovery and develop knowledge and practical skills to provide effective recovery-oriented services and supports to mental health consumers in a wide range of settings. Cover the fundamentals of non-clinical mental health work.

Worker Wellbeing in the Face of Change
Date: 20 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Gillian Brannigan
Target Group: Workers experiencing or preparing for change

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to manage change and transition. Gain the tools to remain optimistic, excited about your future and stay well.

Double Whammy Masterclass – Co-occurring Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs
Date: 20 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mandy Marsters
Target Group: Experienced workers, managers and supervisors who provide services to clients with these co-occurring disorder

Seize the opportunity to take your skills and knowledge to the next level. Interactive group learning processes will be utilised to enable you to respond to complexity, using current best practice strategies.

Child Sexual Assault – Helping Non-Offending Parents to Support their Child
Date: 20 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mary Jo McVeigh
Target Group: Professionals working with children and families, and those working in sexual assault fields

This workshop will look at an effective conversation style that assists non-offending parents to support, believe and protect their children.

Domestic and Family Violence: Culturally Informed Approaches
Date: 23 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Mirna Tarabay
Target Group: Professionals who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in their work with families who are from diverse cultural backgrounds

This course is applicable to professionals who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in their work with families who are from diverse cultural backgrounds. This course will assume a prior knowledge of the dynamics and effects of Family and Domestic Violence.

Creating Successful Training – Skills, Tips and Tools
Date: 23, 24 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Lane Blume
Target Group: Anyone who has to run training as part of their role

Learn how to design and structure training that is relevant, engaging, active and focused on your participants’ needs.

Motivational Interviewing: Refining Practice
Date: 24 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Alison Bell
Target Group: Workers who have completed the foundational Motivational Interviewing workshop with Alison Bell or equivalent course

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to build on the foundations of motivational interviewing introduced in the introductory motivational interviewing course offered through CCWT. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to consolidate their skills, with a particular focus on the language of change.

Mindfulness for the Anxious Client
Date: 25 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Michael Dash
Target Group: Community, health and human services workers, counsellors and psychotherapists

Anxiety is a normal response to stress but can contribute to persistent worry, sleeplessness and fatigue. Learn how mindfulness can reduce symptoms of anxiety, enhance psychological flexibility and be used professionally.

Maximising Parent/Carer Strengths and Resilience
Date: 26, 27 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Terry Georgeson
Target Group: Anyone supporting parents/caregivers

Learn how to use a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with parents and carers to enhance parenting capacity. Refine skills in conducting assessments using strengths-based tools and techniques.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Optimising Every Contact with Clients
Date: 26, 27 October
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Svea van der Hoorn
Target Group: Experienced counsellors who wish to purposefully invite change opportunities with each and every client contact

SFBT principles and practices offer us practical ways to optimise change without being solution-forcing or dismissive of hardship. Leave ready to engage with reluctance and resistance stuckness in fresh ways.

Don’t forget to regularly visit CCWT’s website to find courses that are just right for you or your organisation.