Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice

Date:  to
Event type:  Workshop
Region:  Online
Organiser:  AASW Qld Branch
Pricing:  As per event listing


State:  Queensland
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Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice: 2 half-day workshops

General Information

This two half day webinar provides an overview on Case Planning and Case Notes for Social Work Practice.

Workshop Content?

Best practice principles / standards for Social Work Practice case planning and making case notes.

  • How to develop clear case plans with achievable goals,
    incorporate ongoing review to ensure case plan remains current and
    relevant, and case notes communicate all this accurately and concisely.
  • How to transfer knowledge and skills into everyday practice
  • How to best use your existing systems to plan and record your good work

Case Planning and Case Note “Pitfalls”

  • e.g. case planning goals poorly articulated and unclear when goals are partly/fully achieved;
  • losing sight of the case plan over time and in the midst of ongoing chaos and crises;
  • assumptions/judgements vs. careful observational reporting;
  • potential legal, privacy and confidentiality issues;
  • unclear or incomplete case notes meaning other workers unable to follow up appropriately;
  • case notes not reflecting the case plan; etc.

Who should attend?

A “refresher” for experienced Social Workers and an upskilling for
any new Social Workers and students, particularly those working with
vulnerable young people.

What are the learning outcomes for participants?

  • Identify and apply best practice principles / standards for case planning
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of making good clear case notes, and practical applications
  • Increased reflection on practice

Meet the Presenter

Meredith Waugh, B A (Hons Psych) B Soc Wk., MQPPA MAASW (Acc), is a qualified Social Worker, Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 40 years of clinical and professional development & training experience, primarily in the child & youth mental health field. Meredith is deeply interested in the well-being of helping professionals and carers who support the most disadvantaged and complex clients and families, and runs a part-time private practice offering supervision and professional development training in the Gold Coast area.


Via Webinar – please register to the right of this panel.

Details on how to join the Live Webinar will be emailed to you 2 days prior.

Wednesday 14 and 21 October 2020

9.00am – 12.00pm

CPD: 6 hrs

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