Professional Training Services:
The Workshops

We took the lead to develop The Workshops 40 years ago when the services to communities, families and youth began to expand and the need for professional development grew. With learning as one of its core values – Good Shepherd Services focuses on fostering bold leadership, skill development, social change and advocacy -- to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities. The fields of family and child welfare, social innovation and entrepreneurship, employment services, public education, community development, and youth and family work are forever changing and evolving to meet the complex and emerging needs of our city. The Workshops are designed to be responsive to this need and bring innovative ideas, promising practices and evidence-informed models to professionals in New York City and surrounding areas. The Workshops are engaging, inter-active and organized to build skills and bring compassion into our work.

Our workshops are organized into seven inter-related areas:

  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Continuing Education for Social Work Licensure
  • Leadership and Supervisory Skills
  • Skills Development
  • Engagement Tools
  • Self-Renewal and Personal Development
  • CASAC Renewal

Check out our September - October Offerings below!

View our course descriptions and register by creating a User Account.


To learn more registration visit our Registration Information Page.


$95: For registration received 6 weeks or more before the workshop

$110: For registration received 4-6 weeks before the workshop

$125: For registration  received 30-5 days before the workshop


All of the September - October workshops are from 9:30am - 4:30pm with check in beginning at 9:00am.


September 16: PTSD, Complex Trauma, and the Core Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


September 18: Time Management: Effective Tools and Techniques to Maximize Your Day and Life!


September 21: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


September 22: Demystifying Truancy (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


September 25: Collaborative Engagement: Working with Open Minds and Open Hearts


October 5: The Key Components of Supervision (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 6: Is it Relationship Conflict or Relationship Abuse? Differential Assessment and Response (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 9: Discussing Issues around Diversity and Preventing Sexual Harassment


October 13: Engaging Hard-to-Reach Youth (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 14: Traumatic Reenactment: Transformation to Healing (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 15: Working with Disorganized Parents (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 16: Empowering Girls for Life


October 19: Cutting: Understanding and Intervening in Self-Abusive Behavior as a Defense in Traumatic Reenactment (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 20: Strategies for Anger Management (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 21: Conflict Resolution with Adolescents: Prevention, Intervention, and Repair (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 22: Motivational Interviewing: Moving Clients Through Stages Of Change (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 23: Dealing with Challenging People


October 26: Professional Boundary Issues for Service Providers


October 27: Self Care: Using a Creative Approach to Alleviating Secondary Trauma (CE Eligible for 6 contact hours)


October 28: Giving Productive Feedback: A One-on-One Coaching Practice Clinic


October 30: Decision-Making Skills: New Practices and Models that Work

CE for Social Workers

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services SW CPE is now recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0151. Look for offerings that are “CE Eligible."

The Workshops

The Workshops

12 West 12th Street

New York, NY  10011

(near Fifth Avenue in the First Presbyterian Parish House)


T  212-243-7070, ext. 479

F  212-337-0060



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