ANZASW Webinars

The views expressed are the views of the presenter and not necessarily that of ANZASW

Presentations are usually recorded and will be available on the ANZASW website a couple of days after the session. This is a member only service.

Copies of recordings are not currently being made available to non-members. Please feel free to join here:

ANZASW Upcoming Webinars

Connecting with ANZASW

Thursday 17 June 2021, 12.30-1.30pm

Register here>>


Anne McAulay & Sonja Nissen will present at the Zoom meeting to welcome members to ANZASW. We will give a brief outline of our services, have a look at the website, ensure attendees are set up with a member login and have a look at the on line CPD log. We will also answer any of your questions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have an understanding of the difference between ANZASW and SWRB.
  • Know how to navigate the ANZASW website.
  • Know what services and supports are available.
  • Know how to find and work on your CPD log.

ANZASW Webinar Recordings

A series of webinars giving an Overview of ANZASW

A series of Zoom meeting to welcome new (and old) members to ANZASW. We will give a brief outline of our services, have a look at the website, ensure attendees are set up with a member login and have a look at the on line CPD log.

11 May 2021>>


03 February 2021 Topic: SWRB CPD Audit

Andrew Thompson from SWRB talks about Continuing Professional Development, the 2020 CPD audit findings, and describes what to expect if you get selected for audit. The presentation will include a powerpoint and space for discussion and questions. Read More>>


09 March 2021 Topic: Social Workers with Criminal Convictions – Gifted Healers & Misunderstood Misfits

Suzette Jackson has recently completed her Research Masters of Social Work. She talks about the tension within the social work profession relating to the education, employment and registration of social workers with criminal convictions. This is of significant importance given that mandatory registration of social workers comes into effect in February 2021. Read More>>

31 March 2021 Topic: A bigger picture of social work in cancer care

A discussion between Justin Gulliver & Juliet Ireland, facilitated by Anne about the contribution social work can make to policy, and how to develop that voice. Read More>>

15 April 2021 Topic: Professional Indemnity Insurance & what happens if someone makes a complaint about your practice

A webinar with input from multiple contributors covering Professional Indemnity Insurance and also covering some of the complaints process for social workers. Read More>>

26 May 2021  Topic: Creative Processing for Reflexive Social Work(ers)

Liz Langham explores  some fun and simple new techniques to make sense of your work, its impact on you, and your ability to create meaningful change in your practice context. Read More>>

15 June 2021

Heather Clay & Tanya Suin, facilitated by Anne McAulay discuss being in private practice. This session provides information about private practice opportunities, legalities, financial aspects etc.
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Date Time Presenter Topic Details Registration Link
11/02/2020 12.30-1.30pm Anne MacAulay and Lucy
Discussion of proposed Scope of Practice.
12.30-1.30pm Anne MacAulay and Lucy
Discussion of proposed Scope of Practice.
1.00-2.00pm Nigel Latta Children’s temperaments & effects on behaviour
12.30-1.30pm Petra Fowler Social work contribution to safe practice & better outcomes for Vulnerable Adults
12.30-1.30pm ANZASW Staff World Social Work Day
12.30-1.30pm Robyn Salisbury Introducing: Free to be Children
12.00-1.00pm National MPs: Alfred Ngaro & Louise Upston, Agnes Loheni & Maureen Pugh World Social Work Day Discussion with MPs Alfred Ngaro & Louise Upston
11.30 –
Labour MP
Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni
An opportunity for social workers to hear and talk with Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development.
12.30 –
Kerrin Leoni Talking with Social Workers about her journey
During Covid-19 Rāhui Various View Previous Recordings>> Ongoing
Date Time Presenter/s Topic Details Registration Link
Wed 20/05/2020 12.30-1.30pm Sandra Druskovich, Glenys Steele & Caz Thompson No 2: Social Workers supporting Social Workers – Summary of the 1st session & further discussion of issues for social workers around employment, and what we can do individually & collectively. COMPLETED


12.30-1.30pm Cherie Rissetto & Tracey Robinson Tangata Whenua Social Workers’ support session.

A chance to meet and talk about issues for Tangata Whenua social workers during Covid 19.

Thurs 28/05/2020 12.30-1.30pm Kate Collie Motivational Interviewing: A Collaborative Approach Details>> COMPLETED
Wed 03/06/2020 12.30-1.30pm Sandra Druskovich No Fault Zone – The No-Fault Zone is a tool to help adults and children communicate. It is especially effective when communication appears to have broken down, and parties have become adversarial. Details>> COMPLETED


12.30-1.30pm Dr Nicki Weld & Cherie Rissetto Building back better – Where to for social work in Aotearoa New Zealand


Mon 15/06/2020 1.30-2.30pm ANZASW Discussion: Children’s Commissioner review of Oranga Tamariki Details>> COMPLETED
Tues 16/06/2020 12.30-1.30pm ANZASW Social work during Covid 19 – Catch up Details>> COMPLETED
11.30 – 12.30pm Alex McLean & Sam Ford Information Sharing: new provisions from the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into effect from July 1 2019. Details>>

Suitable for NGO social workers and those outside of Oranga Tamariki

Mon 29/06/2020 12.30-1.30pm Alex McLean & Sam Ford Information Sharing: new provisions from the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into effect from July 1 2019. Details>>

Suitable for NGO social workers and those outside of Oranga Tamariki

Tues 30/06/2020 12.30-1.30pm Cherie Rissetto & Tracey Robinson Tangata Whenua Social Workers’ support session.

A chance to meet and talk about issues for Tangata Whenua social workers.

Mon 24/08/2020 1.00-2.00pm Susan Hodkinson facilitated by Luis Arévalo and Wendy Coxhead In this webinar Su will share her experiences over the years as a social worker including what led her become a social worker Details>> COMPLETED
Tues 08/09/2020 12.00-1.00pm Professor Liz Beddoe Writing Journal Articles Details>> COMPLETED
Thurs 17/09/2020 12.30-1.30pm ANZASW CE, Lucy Sandford-Reed Stand Up to Stand Out Update (#StandUpToStandOut)  Details>> CANCELLED: DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST
Thurs 15/10/2020 12.00-1.00pm ANZASW Anne MacAulay & Caz Thomson Pink Shirt Day Details>> COMPLETED
Thurs 03/12/2020 12.30-1.30pm Alana Whitcombe & Charmaine Norton How Social Work Services are operating in New Zealand following the introduction of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 Details>> COMPLETED


12.30-1.30pm Petra van den Munckhof Learning & Development for NGO Social Service Providers Aotearoa Details>> COMPLETED
Date Time Presenter Topic Details Registration Link


12.00-1.00pm Mary Nash & Martin Sullivan Discussion of the proposed “End of Life Choice Bill” Details>> COMPLETED
30/01/2019 12.30-1.30pm Angela Caughey Living & Working with People with Dementia Details>> COMPLETED
12/02/2019 12.30-1.30pm Dr Andy Phillips Relational Practise Details>> COMPLETED
24/05/2019 12.30-1.30pm Ruth Malo & Nandini Doreswamy The KokoTālā App: Planning for a Brighter Future Details>> COMPLETED
30/05/2019 12.30-1.30pm Deb Stanfield The professional use of social media by social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand: What do we think? And what do we need to know? Details>>


14/08/2019 12.30-1.30pm Ron Paterson Lessons from the Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry. Details>> COMPLETED
04/09/2019 12.30-1.30pm Catrin Susser Being in the moment with Self and Other


09/09/2019 12.30-1.30pm Michael Hempseed World Suicide Prevention Day


19/09/2019 NB: DATE CORRECTION 12.30-1.30PM Maree McLeay Workplace Bullying & “The Elephant in the Environment” Details>> COMPLETED
25/09/2019 1.00-2.00pm Anne MacAulay CPD Requirements Update for Social Workers COMPLETED BUT NOT RECORDED
10/10/2019 12.30 – 1.30pm Lucy Sandford-Reed The ANZASW Professional Indemnity Insurance. Details>> COMPLETED
23/10/2019 12.30 – 1.30pm Anne MacAulay CPD Requirements Update for Social Workers Details>> COMPLETED
24/10/2019 12.30 – 1.30pm Anne MacAulay,
Nicole Robertson &
Carole Adamson
The New Code of Ethics – Animals in Social Work


31/10/2019 12.30 – 1.30pm John Darroch Political activity and social work; challenges and opportunities. Details>> COMPLETED
27/11/2019 12.30-1.30pm Liz Beddoe The Use of Facebook in Social Work Practice with Liz Beddoe. Details>> COMPLETED
28/11/2019 12.30 – 1.30pm Jak Aberdein Social Worker in Schools – What do we do? Details>> COMPLETED
02/12/2019 12.30-1.30pm Steve Glassey & Carole Adamson Animals in Disaster: Considerations for Social Workers in Aotearoa Details>> COMPLETED
04/12/2019 12.00-1.00pm Melissa Laing & Carole Adamson Social work encounters with interspecies homelessness: Resistance as companion animal-inclusive practice Details>> COMPLETED BUT NOT RECORDED
05/12/2019 12.30-1.30pm Nik Taylor & Dr. Heather Fraser Why social workers should care about violence to animals


11/12/2019 12.30-1.30pm Kat Steeneken Safeguarding Adults.
Date Time Presenter Topic Details Registration Link
31/01/2018 12.30-1.30pm Nicki Weld E Ko te Matakahi Maire – Therapeutic Social Work Details>> COMPLETED
14/02/2018 12.30-1.30pm Andrea Greer Relationships Matter? Working with Trauma using the Therapeutic model of care


20/03/2018 12.30-1.30pm Anne MacAulay & Emanuel Stoakes Introducing 2 new staff members and seeking member feedback  Details>> COMPLETED
26/04/2018 12.30-1.30pm Nicole Robertson Animal abuse as a significant marker for family violence and at-risk children  Details>> COMPLETED
01/05/2018 12.30-1.30pm Ros Rowe Leg Up Trust: Equine Therapy  Details>> COMPLETED
14/06/2018 1.00-2.00pm Jane Kay & Ruth Mazengarb Recognising & Responding to Elder Abuse


03/07/2018 12.30-1.30pm Rangi Pou Meth til Death
22/08/2018 12.30-1.30pm Liz Beddoe and Allen  Bartley Transnational Social Work
28/08/2018 12.30-1.30pm Alan McGlade Child Matters: Child Protection in Aotearoa/NZ


30/08/2018 12.30-1.30pm Jane Goodwin Advance care Planning
04/09/2018 12.30-1.30pm Tunde Lendvai Positive Behaviour Support and how it works
25/9/2018 12.30 – 1.30pm Anne MacAulay CPD: tips & tricks to maintaining your Log


26/09/2018 10.00am Rachel Kent Social workers and EPoA





26/09/2018  12.30-1.30pm Barbara Gilray Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and SWRB Requirements.





27/9/2018 1.00 – 2.00pm Tasi Malu Witness Survival Skills


7/11/2018 12.30-1.30pm Guna Kanniah Psychopharmacology: fundamentals for social workers




OPEN Radiya Ali Being a Muslim social worker in Aotearoa


27/11/2018 1.00-2.00pm Q&A Session Being a Muslim social worker in Aotearoa




20/11/2018 12.30-1.30pm Ari Nicholson Youth and Gender Diversity





20-23 February 2017

Social Justice Webinar Series

To mark World Day of Social Justice on Monday 20th ANZASW are presenting a series of webinars that focus on Social Justice issues for Social Work.

06-07 March 2017

Children’s Day Webinar Series

To mark National Children’s day on Sun 5th March ANZASW are presenting a series of webinars that focus on models, research and programmes that focus on improving outcomes for children.

20-24 March 2017

Environmental Social Work Webinar Series

To mark World Social Work Day on Tuesday 21st March, ANZASW is presenting a series of webinars that focus on Environmental Social Work and the impact of climate change on marginalised communities.

3-6 April  2017

Health Webinar Series

To mark World Health Day on Friday 7th April, ANZASW is presenting a series of interesting and valuable webinars that focus on Health. Topics this week include an overview of a psychological tool that is useful for working with people going through grief and loss; the application of research on older men with haemophilia to social work practice in the field of health care, disability, gerontology and general social work; the provision of a competency framework for social workers in the health setting; and an introduction to The Fono, a Pacific Island integrated health service addressing the social barriers which lead to poor health outcomes for Pasifka..

18-20 April 2017

Self Care Webinar Series

Social work is a profession that is about supporting others, advocating for change, and promoting social justice. We do this in a myriad of different ways and working in a variety of settings. At times this important work can take precedence over our own health and wellbeing, despite our best intentions to prevent this occurring.  In this webinar series we are offered the opportunity to consider why self-care is an important issue for social workers, identify compassion fatigue and hear what can help buffer the negative impacts of our work.  We will also be given the tools to challenge the “Drama Triangle” that can impact on our workplace environments.

8-11 May 2017

Working with Families Webinar Series

Social work with families takes place in a myriad of ways. This series provides us with presentations from some of the leaders and innovators from within our peer group.  Join us live to challenge yourself and expand your practice ideas.

19-22 June 2017

Refugee/Migrant Webinar Series

Social work with refugees and migrants requires developing an understanding of cultural differences, practice knowledge in trauma informed care, and skills around assisting families into settling in to a new country and new community. This series provides us with presentations from skilled and knowledgeable researchers as well as those at the coal face of meeting the needs of refugees and migrants.

3-6 July 2017

Domestic Violence Webinar Series

New Zealand domestic violence statistics make sobering reading. Social Work in this area requires developing an understanding of the causes and symptoms of family violence alongside societal and cultural norms that allow violence to continue. This series provides us with presentations from current research and those at the coal face of meeting the needs of the mostly women and children this issue impacts.

9-10 August 2017

Matauranga Māori Webinar Series

Does the process of decolonisation and the experiences of Māori social workers and Māori social work students interest you?  Have you heard about Whakatauki cards?  These engaging webinars will offer insight and tools to use in your work and personal professional development.

25-28 September 2017

Aotearoa/NZ Workers Webinar Conference Week

There are 8 webinars in total covering a wide range of topics including: Strength Based counselling, Ethical frameworks in animal-assisted social service, Key debates in child protection decision-making and Six Tips on how to flourish in Social Work.

16-19 October 2017

Mental Health Webinar Series

These topics are: a presentation from Werry Workforce (yet to be titled), Climbing every mountain: Active activism in response to our mental health crisis and Supporting Parents Healthy Children (COPMIA) Initiative.


06-08 November 2017

Working with Men Webinar Series

These topics cover: ‘Developing respectful, healthy and happy men’ presented by Garth Baker. also ‘Focus on Fathers: Enhancing support for fathers through parenting programmes’, presented by Lisa Glynn of  Werry Workforce Wharaurau and a presentation from Ken McMaster titled ‘Are we there yet: Engaging with men in behaviour change’.

If you would like to register for these webinars please follow the link above and select the webinar/s you wish to attend.

2020 AGM & CPD Day: Ethics in Social Work

  • Mihi Whakatau & Merv Hancock Lecture
  • TUKIA! Whack! The biggest Mack Truck ever
  • Enhancing Readiness to Practice – the Professional Capabilities Framework

CPD Day Recordings>>

Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – For us and our children

Early in 2020 Barnardos, ANZASW and SWRB got together to plan, develop and present Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei. Two symposia were delivered, one each in Wellington and Christchurch. It was an amazing two days. The feedback we received about the quality and the context of the symposia was overwhelmingly positive. We were particularly heartened to know that you valued the opportunity to listen to the kaupapa Māori and Pasifika presentations. As part of our koha to you during Matariki, we are delighted to now make available to all ANZASW members, links to the videos taken of the presenters.

Symposia Recordings>>

Webinar Series 2016

Social Workers Day 2016 Webinar Series & Posters

Monday 26th September 2016: Setting the Social Work SceneOpening Address & Current Issues for Social Work Presenters: Rose Henderson (President of the Interim Board) and Tauha Te Kani (ANZASW Board Member)      PowerPoint Presentation Audio:   Key note - Tuhonotanga: Valuing our Relationships with each other Presenters: Dr Moana  Eruera (Ngapuhi, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Rangiwewehi) and Dr Leland A. Ruwhiu  (Ngapuhi, [...]

Vivienne Elizabeth: The Non-Voluntary Loss of Post-Separation Maternal Time

Powerpoint Presentation Audio ‘I was crying an ocean in the bath’: Mothers’ experiences of involuntary losing of care following parental separation Parental separation inevitably results in a loss of time with children for at least one parent, if not both parents. Smart and Neale (1999) contend that although experiences of loss following parental separation are more common for fathers, gender […]

Problem Gambling: Innovative vs Stigmatised Issue Approaches

Thursday 08 September 2016   Join us during Gambling Harm Awareness Week for a stimulating webinar presentation from the National Director, John Wong and Counsellor and Health Promoter, Jerry Lo from Asian Family Services. AFS is a community service that focuses on supporting Asians who are suffering from gambling harm. AFS currently offer help in six Asian languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, […]

Tony Lindquist & Bonnie Lovich-Howitt: Harmful Gambling in New Zealand – A Counsellor’s Perspective

Tuesday 06 September 2016 12pm-1pm Harmful gambling in New Zealand – a counsellor’s perspective Join Tony Lindquist and Bonnie Lovich-Howitt from the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) for a stimulating webinar about harmful gambling during Gambling Harm Awareness Week. In this webinar they will share their professional experience and knowledge of harmful gambling in New Zealand. Some topics covered […]

John Dunlop: End of Professional Life

Thursday 01 September 2016 12pm-1pm Abstract  When having had a long term vocation in the social service field some social workers look forward to retirement others cease paid work but continue to commit to community via roles in NGO’s, advisory roles, becoming part of systematic policy reviews or maintain political questions via a social justice energy. Others happily cease to have […]

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Seven – Privacy & Related Issues

Thursday 13 October 2016 12pm-1pm This module focuses on student’s rights to privacy in school, with a particular emphasis on the role of professionals such as teachers, counsellors and school nurses. YouthLaw Module 7 Presentation Audio

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Six – Search & Seizure in Schools

Thursday 22 September 2016  This module outlines some of the new legal developments and laws around the powers of schools to search student’s property or person and when they can seize items or devices. Youth Law Module 6 Presentation Audio  

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Five – Board of Trustees Disciplinary Hearings

Thursday 25 August 2016 12pm-1pm This module is a practical module that builds on module 2. Rather than just outlining the legal duties of schools when disciplining students, this module aims to give practical tips to those supporting young people as advocates at Board of Trustee disciplinary meetings. Board of Trustees Hearing Audio

Bill Shaw: Compassion & its Implications for Social Work Practice

Date: Monday, 15 August 2016 It could be argued that one of the most salient factors for a student’s decision to embark on a professional course of tertiary study in social work is to help others. Indeed commonly held stereotypes of social workers are characterized by its practitioners acting compassionately to others. However the practice of compassion receives little mention […]

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Four – Cyberbullying & Social Media

  An ever increasing issue with the rise of technology, this module deals with the law that relates to cyberbullying and how it relates to students rights at school. PowerPoint: YouthLaw Module 4 Audio:

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Three – Special Needs Students

Thursday 30 June 2016 12pm-1pm A module that explains the supports that are available for special needs students and the obligations that schools have to comply with when dealing with special needs students enrolled at school. PowerPoint: YouthLaw Module 3 Audio:    

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module Two- Discipline of students under Section 14 of the Education Act

A module that explains the powers of schools to discipline students under the education act and what behaviour will justify taking such action and what the law requires that schools do.

Velda Chan & Jen Walsh: Youth Law Module One – The right to education, enrolment, fees, uniforms and parent’s rights

This module gives an overview of the general right to education and the powers of schools to deal with enrolment, uniforms and whether any fees can be charged for attending school. A general introductory module providing an overview of education law

Webinar Series 2015

Webinar Series 2015

  December 2015 No Webinar Presentations for December 2015 November 2015  Madeleine Taylor and Jennifer Parker: Restorative Justice – Abstract, PowerPoint and Audio available Helen Rhoades and Lorraine McGirr: An Outline and Overview of the PPPR Act – Abstract, PowerPoint and Audio available Barbara Gilray and Janetta Whaley: ANZASW and SWRB Recertification CPD Log Requirements 2015 – Abstract, PowerPoint and […]

Webinar Series 2014

Webinar Series 2014

Our webinar co-ordinator is Fiona Scott: – please email with any queries and questions December 2014 No webinar presentations for December 2014 November 2014 Heidi Crawford: Social Work Practice from a Faith Perspective – Abstract and PowerPoint available October 2014 Jane Schaverien: Conflict Resolution – Abstract, PowerPoint and Audio available Heidi Crawford: 5 things I’d tell myself – Abstract, […]

Webinar Series 2011-2013

Webinar Presentations 2011-2013

Allyson Davys: Reflecting Critically in Supervision for Practice Maree MacDonald: A Maori Practice Model Vicki Hirst: Which hat are you wearing? Supervisor? Frontline Manager? – or both? Jane Maidment: Developing a Practice Framework for Student Supervision Carole Adamson: Building Resilience Julia Hartshorne: Social Work in the Disability Sector Glynnis Brook: Elder Abuse