GOOD SHEPHERD SERVICES

The Human Services Workshops Calendar

Below please find our current list of workshops organized by month.  Identify your selection(s) from the list below by workshop number and proceed to the online registration form.  Please be sure to review our Registration Information page for important details about the registration process.

 

#397 - TAKING BACK THE MIC: USING OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP AS A TOOL TO ENGAGE UNDERACHIEVING, ACADEMICALLY AT-RISK YOUTH

Love it or hate it: hip hop is ever-present among today’s youth. For youth service providers, the challenge is to push beyond their comfort zone in order to develop strategies for using hip hop to foster young people's interest in and engagement with issues that impact them and their communities, thus helping them develop skills that are critical for life success. In this workshop, youth service providers will explore the use of old school hip hop within a social and educational framework in order to help underachieving, academically at-risk youth (16 to 21) to begin to think critically about themselves, their life goals and their role as citizens. Upon completion of this workshop participants will be better able to utilize hip hop to help youth: assess and analyze hip hop culture and its effects on them and their communities thus developing their critical thinking skills; become literate in hip hop history, in order to understand the role that history plays in their current lives, thus developing literacy and research skills; understand the correlation between school attendance, achievement and life success thus developing life planning skills and goal setting skills.

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Anyone Working with Academically At-risk Youth (16-21)
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living/Trainer/Consultant

#398 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

This workshop will give attendees the skills and tools needed to succeed in managing a project and a project team. Learn how to take an idea, concept or assignment and move it through the phases of a project to meet or exceed stakeholder’s expectations. 

  • Friday, October 03, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Project Team Members or Leaders, Supervisors, Educators, Community Members, Social Workers, and Youth Workers
  • Instructor(s): Nancy Fritsche Eagan, MSW, Senior Facilitator, Good Shepherd Services

#5 - NOW WHAT DO I SAY? REFLECTIVE LISTENING AND EFFECTIVE COUNSELING SKILLS

CASAC Renewal

This workshop will focus on effective communication and all the things that get in the way of it occurring. Strategies for encouraging your clients to open up and be less resistant will be explored. Additionally, we will look at how to address and disarm anger, how to handle ‘difficult situations’, and how to effectively confront. Listening and responding skills will be perfected and elaborated on. This workshop is interactive and filled with engaging exercises.

 Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion, which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Karen Bernstein, LCSW-R/Adjunct Faculty, NYU Silver School of Social Work/Consultant/Private Practice

#188 - THE OVERVIEW OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

CASAC Renewal

Being able to recognize signs and symptoms of substance abuse is vital when working with clients.  This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the ways drugs affect the brain and learn definitions of the terms stimulant, depressant, hallucinogen, progression, addiction, potentiation and synergism.  Participants will also learn physical or behavioral symptoms of depressant use, stimulant use, and hallucinogen use.  Reasons why a person may choose to use illegal drugs and methods a person can use to abstain from using drugs will be presented and discussed. 

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Mary McCarty-Arias M.A., CRC, Program Manager-NDRI

#353 - THE EMPOWERED MANAGER: HELPING YOUR PEOPLE BRING THEIR A-GAME TO THE WORKPLACE

One of a manager's most important tasks is motivating their people toward excellence. This workshop adapted from Cassandra Mack's field guide for supervisors entitled, "Smart Moves That Successful Managers Make," will help you lead, coach and guide your staff toward excellence. Specifically, the workshop will cover: how to help your staff bring their best thinking, work habits and attitude to the workplace; five common mistakes managers make that lead to decreased productivity and low performing staff; beyond the performance appraisal: how to give consistent results-focused feedback; how to lead, coach and guide your staff in order to get the results you're striving for; when a staff persons problematic behavior persists: how to discipline employees fairly and ethically.

 

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Experienced Supervisors
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/ President, Strategies for Empowered Living/ Trainer/Consultant

#209 - STRATEGIES FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT

In this hands-on workshop, the facilitator will walk participants through ten strategies for anger management and conflict resolution through the use of interactive activities, video, role-plays, and self evaluation. Participants will gain concrete tools working with groups and individuals on anger management and conflict resolution techniques. The facilitator will also teach techniques for helping both teens and adults understand the meaning and value of anger and use it productively.

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Kerry Moles, LMSW Director/Children's Aid Society, Family Wellness Program

#365 - CASE MANAGEMENT

CASAC Renewal

How do case managers actually manage cases?  How do we keep our clients motivated and engaged in case management?  This course is a "how to" in case management.  We learn together not only how to manage cases, but the skill necessary to maintain productive, efficient worker-client relationships, while keeping ourselves focused on helping to empower clients in attaining positive changes in their lives. At the end of this training, participants will understand their role in the process of strengths-based case management and how it benefits clients. 

This workshop is a complement to the workshop, "Case Management: Assessment" on October 21, 2014.  It is not required, but recommended that you attend both. 

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion, which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human Services Workers
  • Instructor(s): Karen A. Vicente, MA, MSW, Social Work Consultant

#85 - HOW TO HANDLE DIFFICULT PEOPLE WITH SKILL, COMPOSURE AND TACT

From the mildly annoying who irritate you with their bothersome ways to the really hard-to-take person who consistently makes your workday a living nightmare, the workplace is filled with difficult people. At best, difficult people can make your work life unpleasant. At worst, they can make you lose sight of what really matters or cause you to say and do things that you might later regret. The good news is that it is fully within your power not to let difficult people get the best of you. This workshop will show you how to: skillfully handle the 10 most common difficult archetypes, control your emotions and gain a better understanding of the other person's motives so that you can take control of the situation and perform at your best when others are at their worst.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#3942 - THE CORE CONCEPTS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

Center for Trauma-Informed Practice

The evidence-based Core Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care provide a solid, actionable guide to trauma-informing your work in any social service setting, and also provide the foundation for choosing or implementing any model of Trauma-Informed Care.  This workshop will provide participants with a firm understanding of each of the Core Concepts, and their evidence basis.  Participants will also be helped to identify ways in which the Core Concepts can be used to adjust existing programming and to create programming that is trauma-informed.This workshop is a complement to the workshop, “Understanding PTSD and Complex Trauma”.  It is not required, but recommended that you attend both. 

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
  • 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human Services Workers, especially those working with a chronically stressed client population
  • Instructor(s): Brice Moss, LCSW-R, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services Mayra Lopez, LMSW, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services

#3932 - UNDERSTANDING PTSD AND COMPLEX TRAUMA

Center for Trauma-Informed Practice 

What began as battle fatigue and shell shock has come to be known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – symptoms of re-experiencing, hyper-arousal (fight) and/or dissociation (flight) following an overwhelming event.  The field has come to understand that there are forms of trauma that PTSD does not adequately encompass, and these are captured by the term complex trauma (either repeated, chronic trauma, or trauma that happens very early in life).  Complex trauma, as its name indicates, is much more complex than PTSD.  It affects multiple, core areas of the survivor’s functioning, and affects entire brain systems, both in terms of brain wiring and brain chemistry.  Additionally, it affects world view, as well as social, psychological and physical health.  The majority of those receiving services in social service and mental health agencies are survivors of complex trauma. This workshop will provide a clear understanding of both PTSD and complex trauma, and will include detail about the effects of complex trauma.  Diagnosis, misdiagnosis and treatment implications will also be discussed. This workshop is a complement to the workshop, “Core Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care”.  It is not required, but recommended that you attend both. 

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human Services Workers, especially those working with a chronically stressed client population
  • Instructor(s): Brice Moss, LCSW-R, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services Mayra Lopez,LMSW, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services

#372 - GROUPS 101

This workshop touches all aspects of facilitating groups. From formation to execution, a variety of groups will be discussed with a special emphasis on adolescent groups. Topics covered will include: identifying the stages of group formation, establishing rules and setting goals, increasing member participation and commitment, and troubleshooting. This workshop is for individuals who want to run groups or those currently running groups, who want a strong refresher and to gain some new perspectives. This workshop will offer participants practical, hands-on experience.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Karen Bernstein, LCSW-R, Adjunct Faculty NYU Silver School of Social Work/Consultant/Private Practice

#366 - CASE MANAGEMENT: ASSESSMENT

CASAC Renewal

The foundation of case management is the assessment. What are the concrete and psycho-social needs of the client?  What strengths and resources does the client bring to the case management process? In this workshop, we'll explore how to conduct a comprehensive, ethical, and useful assessment of client needs in order to enrich the case management process for the client.   At the end of the training, participants will understand the value of the assessment in the case management process, and the importance of their role in conducting it with clients.

This workshop is a complement to the workshop, "Case Management" on October 14, 2014.  It is not required, but recommended that you attend both.

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human Services Workers
  • Instructor(s): Karen Vicente, MA, MSW Social Work Consultant

#399 - TF-CBT: A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THIS EVIDENCE- BASED PRACTICE FOR CLIENTS, CLINICIANS, SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

The purpose of this workshop is to educate caregivers and helping professionals alike so that they are able to understand and provide support to clients and clinicians who are using the evidenced-based treatment intervention of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT.)  Many children are exposed to traumatic life events such as child abuse, domestic violence, community violence, natural or man-made disasters, motor vehicle accidents or war. These stressors can lead to the development of a range of psychological difficulties. In this two-day workshop, the principles and techniques of TF-CBT will be introduced in an order that progressively builds one skill on another. The trauma-focused components of this model include stress management and relaxation techniques, affective expression and modulation skills, problem solving and social skills, creating the child’s trauma narrative, cognitive processing of the traumatic experience, and joint child-parent sessions. One central component of this model is the development of the child’s trauma narrative, which the child usually creates by writing and illustrating a book, which is then shared with the child’s caregivers in parallel therapy sessions. Additionally, the workshop will provide an orientation or refresher for clinicians who are interested in becoming certified in evidence-based TF-CBT.

 
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Mental health professionals (child-care staff, clinicians and administrators) as well as clients and caregivers
  • Instructor(s): Ellen Blaufox, LCSW/Administrative Supervisor, Linden Hill Residential Treatment Facility – Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

#277 - ENGAGING DIFFICULT TEENS

CASAC Renewal

The impact of gang violence, family conflict, and mental health concerns all contribute to acting out behaviors of some teens. Often times, these youth are more challenging to engage because of their lack of trust in helping professionals.  This interactive training, newly expanded from a half-day workshop held last spring on the same topic, provides a comprehensive overview of various creative techniques for communicating with and counseling tough teens. Specific examples of use of music, art, and communication techniques will be more thoroughly explored and modeled for practical use.

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Social Workers, Counselors, and Youth Development Staff
  • Instructor(s): Candice Jarvis, LCSW/Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Social Work/Consultant/Private Practice

#400 - ADVANCED SUPERVISION SKILLS

For the seasoned supervisor/manager who wants to feel rejuvenated, recharged and refreshed. This workshop will cover: recognizing and understanding the impact of your day to day interactions with your staff, learning how to deal with our ever changing environment in an outcome based world, working with difficult situations and staff, and understanding how to motivate your team and yourself. Leave feeling as though you understand your strengths as a manager and learn how to maximize your strengths and managerial assets.

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Supervisors/Managers with a Minimum of Three Years Experience
  • Instructor(s): Mamie McIndoe, MEd/Consultant

#3892 - CREATING TRAUMA-INFORMED SUPERVISORY PRACTICE: SUPERVISING TO PREVENT VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND TO MINDFULLY CREATE A POSITIVE PARALLEL PROCESS

Center for Trauma-Informed Practice 

This highly interactive workshop will review the ongoing effort at Good Shepherd Services to add trauma-informed supervision to trauma-informed care, and the social learning we have experienced along the way.  We will start with a review of what little information exists about supportive supervision in the literature, including an evidence based tool supervisors and agencies can use as a guide.  This workshop addresses how to use trauma-informed principals, concepts and tools in the supervisory practice and how to support staff’s resiliency and inoculate them against vicarious traumatization.

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Supervisors in Human Services Workforce, especially those working with a chronically stressed client population
  • Instructor(s): Brice Moss, LCSW-R, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services Mayra Lopez, LMSW, Director of Trauma-Informed Programming, Good Shepherd Services

#178 - CROSSING BORDERS: WORKING WITH IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

CASAC Renewal

According to the U.S Census Bureau, there are about 34 million foreign born people living in the U.S.  Many of these families bring with them particular experiences impacting their lives including family separation, economic hardship, language barriers and psychological stress stemming from pressure to assimilate/acculturate.  Working with immigrant families in many ways requires us as service providers to utilize a specific set of skills that is sensitive to their experience.  The goals of this workshop are to: 1) increase participants' knowledge of recent trends, policies, and issues involving immigrants and their families 2) have participants examine the impact of pre and post migration experiences on the lives of immigrants and their families 3) enhance participants' assessment, treatment, and advocacy skills that are useful for working with immigrant families.

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Friday, October 31, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Walter Vega, LMSW, Adjunct Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work

#235 - PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARY ISSUES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

CASAC Renewal

This workshop will address a range of boundary scenarios relevant to human service providers including the ethical significance of professional boundaries and the potential impact of boundary violations.  Vignettes and role-playing exercises will be used to enhance skill building areas such as setting limits and assertive role clarification between client and counselor, as well as counselor and supervisor.

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing renewal requirements.

  • Monday, November 10, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Social Workers and Counselors
  • Instructor(s): Andrew Hamid, PhD, ACSW, CASAC/ Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Workshop Locations

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place at: 

 

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

E  HSW@goodshepherds.org

Fees

As of September 1, 2008 the following fees are in effect:


Half Day Training - $65

One Day Training - $125

Two Day Training - $250

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