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Courses Available

CSS provides the following E-Learning Courses for enrolment - accessible online at any time.

  • Access to the learning platform is available for 12 months from date of enrolment.
  • Upon successful completion of the online assessment in your course, you will be issued with your Certificate of Completion.
  • Online payments can be made via PayPal/Credit Card and will enable immediate access to the enrolled course.

Please note our Terms and Conditions of enrolment as you will be asked to accept these when enrolling.

Please contact our team if you have any questions or require further information. 

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Bowen Family Systems & Narrative Therapy

Course Price: $110.00

This online module provides participants with a solid understanding of both Bowen Family System and Narrative Therapy.
The module consists of 6 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. 
The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently work or intend to work with families

Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) is an intergenerational approach to family therapy that emphasises the importance of a therapist understanding his/her own background when working with families. This online module explores the 8 key concepts of BFST and provides participants with a thorough knowledge of how to apply BSFT with a client or a family.

Narrative Therapy is a respectful and non-blaming approach to therapy that centres people as experts in their lives. This online module focuses on ways of externalising the problem, so it seen as separate from the person. Participants will develop a thorough knowledge of how to apply this model therapy in practice.

Successful completion of this E-Learning Course earns 10 ACMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points. 

This course is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Course Price: $550.00

This online course comprises 6 self-paced online study modules and is suitable for health and welfare professionals working in, or interested in working in, the field of child and adolescent mental health. The course is equivalent to 60 hours CPD when all units are completed and multiple-choice self-assessment tasks are passed. A Certificate of Completion can be downloaded on successful completion of the online assessment tasks. It is most relevant to psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, youth workers, school counsellors, teachers and child and youth counsellors.

Course content includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Engagement, Assessment and Formulation
  • Anxiety Disorders of Childhood and Youth
  • Assessment and Management of Depression
  • Assessing and Responding to Suicide Risk
  • Serious Mental Health Issues.

The course is endorsed by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Course Flyer (PDF)

Course Fee: $550.00 AUD
12 months access
60 CPD hours

Contemporary Family Therapy Models

Course Price: $110.00

Contemporary Family Therapy Models: Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and The Open Dialogue Approach

This module covers four models of therapy, providing an overview and the core concepts of how to apply the different approaches when working with clients. 

Part 1: ABFT reviews of the work of empirically informed family therapy model that is manualised emotion-focused therapy that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild secure-based parent-child relationship.  

Part 2: FFT module provides an overview of this short-term intervention (12-15 sessions) that combines systemic therapy and cognitive –behavioural therapy. The five distinct phases of engagement, motivation, relational assessment, behaviour change, and generalisation are described with examples of its application given. 

Part 3: MST module provides the framework for this problem-focused intervention that incorporates structural family therapy, behavioural parent training and CBT.

Part 4: Open Dialogue approach. This module provides an overview of how to apply this model in practice which involves a consistent family/social network approach to care carried out through meetings involving the patient together with his or her family members and extended social network. 10 – CPD hours.

Successful completion of this E-Learning Course earns 10 ACMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points. 

This course is accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Core Skills in Family Therapy Practice

Course Price: $550.00

The Core Skills in Family Therapy Course provides the opportunity for health professionals interested in family therapy to upskill and for more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in systemic family therapy. 

The emphasis in the 6 Modules in systemic family therapy is on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are relevant to high-quality family intervention practices.  A strong theoretical framework underpins the 6 Modules in systemic family therapy. This is reflected in the content and format within the short courses.  Students will be introduced to the core ideas and skills of family theory and review the major models of contemporary family therapy. 

Course content includes:

  • Using Genograms in Family Therapy
  • Family Assessments
  • Structural Family Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Milan Systemic Therapy
  • Bowen Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy
  • Contemporary Family Therapy Models.

The course is self-paced and will include presentations, video demonstrations, reflective tasks, readings and relevant resources. 
It is equivalent to 60 CPD hours. Each module provides a theoretical overview of family therapy practice guidelines and an introduction to contemporary family therapy models. Modules include self-directed learning tasks, readings, quizzes and access to online video examples.

The course is endorsed by The Australian Counselling Association (ACA), The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

This course is accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).

This course consists of 6 modules which can also be undertaken as separate standalone modules.

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $550.00 AUD
12 months access
60 CPD hours

Family Assessments

Course Price: $110.00

This online module aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to conduct an initial family therapy interview, a thorough understanding of how to develop a systemic case formulation and when to work with individuals versus whole families. It considers child, adolescent and adult mental health practice.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. 
The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently work or intend to work with families.

Successful completion of this E-Learning Course earns 10 ACMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points.

This course is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Course Price: $350.00

This online course provides the opportunity for nursing, allied health and welfare professionals interested in clinical supervision to up-skill in clinical supervision theory and practice, and for more experienced clinicians to further develop their competence in clinical supervision.

This course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently provide or intend to provide clinical supervision. This will include nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, art therapists, music therapists, clergy and NGO workers.

The module consists of 7 self-paced online learning modules and includes videos, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short assessment.

Module 1: Introduction to Supervision

Module 2: Models of Clinical Supervision

Module 3: Preparing for Supervision

Module 4: Methods and Techniques

Module 5: Reflective Practice

Module 6: Ethical Issues

Module 7: Evaluation and feedback

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision Course Flyer (PDF)

Course Fee: $350.00 AUD
12 months access
35 CPD hours

Milan Systemic Therapy

Course Price: $110.00

This online module explores the Milan approach to systemic family therapy, including key ideas and practices such as hypothesising, circularity and neutrality and introduces systemic family interviewing skills and circular questioning.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. 

The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families.

Successful completion of this E-Learning Course earns 10 ACMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points. 

This course is accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

On Being the Supervisee

Course Price: $110.00

On Being the Supervisee: Making it work for you

This online course will introduce new supervisees to the principles of clinical supervision and ideas about how to get the most out of supervision.
The course is suitable for allied health, nursing, counsellors and welfare professionals.

The course is divided into two main sections providing students with both theory and practical resources about how to prepare for supervision:

Module 1: (pre-supervision and preparing for supervision); and 

Module 2: (principles and practice of how to use supervision effectively). 

This module includes video demonstrations, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a number of short quizzes. 

On Being the Supervisee Course Flyer (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

PsyBA Supervisor Training - Part 1

Course Price: $195.00

PsyBA Approved Supervisor Training: Part 1 (Online Knowledge Assessment)

Psychologists wanting to become Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) approved supervisors need to complete Supervisor Full Training, consisting of three components completed in sequence (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3). Once all three components are successfully completed, participants can apply for supervisor accreditation effective for 5 years. Participants are advised to consult the PsyBA Supervisor Training requirements prior to enrolling.
 

Part 1 - Standalone Enrolment:

Please note this enrolment option does NOT include Part 2 or Part 3 of training. 

Students enrolling in the Full Training Package should NOT enrol in this standalone option.

Part 1 (Online Knowledge Assessment) requires 8-10 hours of self-directed preparatory work relating to knowledge of best-practice supervision and knowledge of relevant Board codes, guidelines and policies.

The Online Knowledge Assessment is accessed via secure login on the CSS website. The course includes reading relevant material provided online, completing self-directed learning tasks, reflection of practice and a multiple choice assessment test.
Completion of Part 1 requires passing the online assessment with a minimum 80% pass grade. 

On successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with a certificate for Part 1 of PsyBA Supervisor Full Training.

Course Fee: $195.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

PsyBA Supervisor Training Package 2023

Course Price: $1,200.00

PsyBA Approved Supervisor Training

Psychologists wanting to become PsyBA approved supervisors need to complete Supervisor Full Training, consisting of three components completed in sequence (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3). Once all three components are successfully completed, participants can apply for supervisor accreditation effective for 5 years. Participants are advised to consult the PsyBA Supervisor Training requirements prior to enrolling.

Supervisor Full Training consists of:

  • Part 1: Online Knowledge assessment. Part 1 requires 8-10 hours of self-directed preparatory work relating to knowledge of best-practice supervision and knowledge of relevant Board codes, guidelines and policies.
    The Online Knowledge Assessment is accessed via secure login on the CSS website. The course includes reading relevant material provided online, completing self-directed learning tasks, reflection of practice and a multiple choice assessment test.
    Completion of Part 1 requires passing the online assessment with a minimum 80% pass grade. Part 1 must be completed BEFORE Part 2.
     
  • Part 2: Skills training workshop. Part 2 is a two-day skills workshop focusing on integrating knowledge and practical skills. It requires direct/live training to develop practical supervision skills that are relevant to all supervisee training pathways and to reflective supervision practice. The workshop is currently conducted via videoconference. Participants should consult our 2023 Training Dates prior to enrolling as you will be required to indicate your chosen dates on the enrolment form and complete Part 1 prior to attending Part 2.
     
  • Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation. On completion of Part 1 (online knowledge assessment) and Part 2 (skills-based workshop), in Part 3 participants are required to submit an electronic recording of a supervision session and a written reflection of the session. The training provider will systematically assess your demonstration of supervisor competencies and provide a pass or fail grade and feedback. 

    A confidential feedback report is provided to the participant regarding the supervision session. Further details of this task are provided to participants on enrolment. You have six (6) months from the time you have completed Part 2 (2-day workshop) to submit your Part 3 task.


CSS offers Supervisor Full Training as a discounted package (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3):

2023 Early bird fee: $990.00
2023 Standard fee: $1200.00

Enrol in your chosen Part 2 workshop dates via the events listed on our Training Dates page.
Once enrolled in your chosen workshop, you will be emailed instructions for completing the Part 1 Online Knowledge Assessment prior to attending the Part 2 workshop. Information on completing Part 3 is provided at the workshop.

PsyBA Supervisor Training Package 2024

Course Price: $1,250.00

PsyBA Approved Supervisor Training

Psychologists wanting to become PsyBA approved supervisors need to complete Supervisor Full Training, consisting of three components completed in sequence (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3). Once all three components are successfully completed, participants can apply for supervisor accreditation effective for 5 years. Participants are advised to consult the PsyBA Supervisor Training requirements prior to enrolling.

Supervisor Full Training consists of:

  • Part 1: Online Knowledge assessment. Part 1 requires 8-10 hours of self-directed preparatory work relating to knowledge of best-practice supervision and knowledge of relevant Board codes, guidelines and policies.
    The Online Knowledge Assessment is accessed via secure login on the CSS website. The course includes reading relevant material provided online, completing self-directed learning tasks, reflection of practice and a multiple choice assessment test.
    Completion of Part 1 requires passing the online assessment with a minimum 80% pass grade. Part 1 must be completed BEFORE Part 2.
     
  • Part 2: Skills training workshop. Part 2 is a two-day skills workshop focusing on integrating knowledge and practical skills. It requires direct/live training to develop practical supervision skills that are relevant to all supervisee training pathways and to reflective supervision practice. The workshop is currently conducted via videoconference. Participants should consult our Training Dates prior to enrolling as you will be required to indicate your chosen dates on the enrolment form and complete Part 1 prior to attending Part 2.
     
  • Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation. On completion of Part 1 (online knowledge assessment) and Part 2 (skills-based workshop), in Part 3 participants are required to submit an electronic recording of a supervision session and a written reflection of the session. The training provider will systematically assess your demonstration of supervisor competencies and provide a pass or fail grade and feedback. 

    A confidential feedback report is provided to the participant regarding the supervision session. Further details of this task are provided to participants on enrolment. You have six (6) months from the time you have completed Part 2 (2-day workshop) to submit your Part 3 task.
     

CSS offers Supervisor Full Training as a discounted package (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3):

2024 Early bird fee: $995.00 AUD

2024 Standard fee: $1250.00 AUD

Enrol in your chosen Part 2 workshop dates via the events listed on our Training Dates page.
Once enrolled in your chosen workshop, you will be emailed instructions for completing the Part 1 Online Knowledge Assessment prior to attending the Part 2 workshop. Information on completing Part 3 is provided at the workshop.
 

PsyBA Supervisor Full Training 2024 Flyer (PDF)
 

Relationship and Couple Therapy

Course Price: $110.00

This online course will provide participants with a solid understanding of a number of different models and approaches to working with couples, review challenges of working with couples and provide ideas and structured exercises to enhance your knowledge and skills in working with couples who present with relationship difficulties. 

Some of the models introduced in this online course include Emotionally Focused couples therapy (EFT) (Johnson; Greenberg), Collaborative Couples Therapy (Wile) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The module provides a range of readings and links to webinars and online teaching videos and self-reflective learning tasks.  Specific issues in couple therapy are also addressed with links to relevant readings and resources. Participants have one year to complete the course. On completion of short self-assessment tasks you will receive a Certificate of Completion for 10 hours of study.

 By the end of the online course participants will:

  • Be introduced to a number of contemporary models of couple therapy
  • Develop an understanding of how to manage secrets/confidentiality in couple therapy
  • Develop and understanding of different techniques and approaches for effective conflict resolution in couple therapy 
  • Develop ways to help couples unpack their emotions inside and outside of therapy 
  • Understand the challenges of working with couples where there is infidelity, addictions and mental health issues 
  • Be aware of the specific issues that need to be addressed when a client presents with domestic violence  
  • Be introduced to understanding and working with specific issues that might impact on same sex couples
  • Be introduced to understanding working with couples in the defence force.


The course is endorsed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) and by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Relationship and Couple Therapy Course Flyer (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Structural FT & Solution Focused BT

Course Price: $110.00

This online module is divided into two topics. Topic 1 describes the core concepts of Structural Family Therapy (SFT).

The course overs the underlying assumptions of SFT, how to shift unhelpful and rigid transactional patterns and boundaries. Core concepts such as power and hierarchy, sequences, enactments and working with systems and subsystems is reviewed including video examples of applying in practice. 

Topic 2 covers the core concepts of Brief Therapy and the Solution Focused approach. Participants will learn use the questioning techniques of looking for previous solutions/exceptions, present and future focused questions, scaling questions, using compliments and the ‘miracle question’.

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence

Course Price: $110.00

This online course comprises 4 self-paced online study modules and is suitable for all health and welfare professionals who work with clients experiencing domestic violence, either incidentally or in an ongoing therapeutic setting, who are wanting to deepen their understanding of this complex area. This will include nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, art therapists, music therapists, clergy and NGO workers.

Course content includes:

  • Dynamics of domestic violence
  • Impacts on adult and child victims
  • Understanding and responding to domestic violence
  • Ways of working effectively with adult victims to acknowledge strengths while appreciating risks.

The self-paced study modules including videos, reflective learning tasks and online readings. Participants will develop a solid foundation upon which to build more advanced therapeutic skills. A Certificate of Completion for 10 CPD hours is provided on successful completion of the online assessment task.

Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence Course Flyer (PDF)


Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours

Using Genograms in Family Therapy

Course Price: $110.00

This online module aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of how to construct and use genograms in assessment and intervention. Genograms are a multigenerational assessment tool for understanding family functioning and family processes.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. 

The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families.

This module is 1 of 6 modules in the Core Skills in Family Therapy Course.
Modules can be undertaken separately ($110), or as a discounted package in the full 6-module course ($550).

Flyer Core Skills in Family Therapy (PDF)

Course Fee: $110.00 AUD
12 months access
10 CPD hours