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Social Work in a Changing Landscape:

Challenges and Opportunities for the Future.

A fundamental strength of the Social Work profession is the ability to adapt practice to the changing needs of individuals and communities. Increasing trends in societal fragmentation, alienation and trauma have resulted in distinctive groups of deeply distressed clients increasingly presenting to mental health services. For Social Work, this requires not only technical expertise but the ability to practice authentically in partnering people in their journey of recovery.

 

8.15

 

Registration Opens

 

9.00

 

Introduction and Housekeepiing

 

Symposium MC
9.05

 

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

 

Des Blurton & Jenni Victory
9.10

 

Welcome from the Organisers

 

SWAMH Chair
9.12

 

Mental Health Commission

 

9.25

 

Keynote Address

Borderline Personality Disorder - Whose diagnosis?

 

Anna Correia
10.25

 

Morning Tea

 


11.00

 

Honour Based Violence

Why is it relevant to Social Work?

 

Carol Kaplanian KEMH
11.30

The Impact of Complex Trauma

 

 

Karin Dewar SARC

 

12.00

 

Question Time

 

12.15

 

Lunch

 

1.00 Workshop 1  Borderline: Care or not to care?

 

Anna Correia

 

2.30 Responding to the Changing Face of Community Mental Health

Lee Mickle

Debbie Easther

Diane Rudin

3.00

 

Afternoon Tea

 

3.30

Workshops 2 Compassion and Recovery In Mental Health and Social Work

Kirsti Kilbane Alma St

Michael Sheenan Relationships Australia

4.30

 

Final Farewells

 

Jenni Victory