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.

 

#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

#403 - AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES

This training provides an introduction to the fundamentals of clinical practice with families. Participants will learn how to conceptualize the family as a system paying close attention to relational dynamics and patterns of interaction.  This will help workers reframe and broaden their understanding of the problems many families experience. Participants will learn the basic interviewing skills necessary for working with families as well as techniques for addressing issues including parent-child conflict, school problems, and communication impasses. The training will place an emphasis on how social locators such as race, gender identity, immigration status, and culture exert an influence on family relationships and the worker-client relationship.

  • Friday, November 07, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Social Workers and Counselors Working with Families
  • Instructor(s): Walter, Vega, LCSW/Private Practice

#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

#358 - TIME MANAGEMENT: EFFECTIVE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR DAY AND LIFE!

This workshop will teach participants how to manage themselves, others and utilize their time more effectively. We will use interactive exercises and real world problems to learn time management principles, values and the top ten time management mistakes.  Core skills that will be shared are: prioritization, dealing with interruptions and effectively planning for your day.  Every participant will leave with a plan and a new attitude to maximize their time.

 

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Mamie McIndoe, MEd/Consultant

#34 - ENGAGING HARD-TO-REACH YOUTH: USING STORYTELLING THERAPEUTICALLY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

This workshop will focus on how to use stories as an engagement tool with hard to reach youth. The stories also encourage a young person’s respect and compassion for others and help them cope with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and stress in their lives. This training is applicable to staff working with youth between the ages of five and eighteen. This material can also be used effectively with adults.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Staff Working with Children and Youth
  • Instructor(s): Karen Bernstein, LCSW-R, Adjunct Faculty, NYU Silver School of Social Work/Consultant/Private Practice

#148 - ADOLESCENT SUICIDE: PREVENTION, DETECTION, INTERVENTION

CASAC Renewal

This interactive workshop takes on a topic that can scare many caregivers and service providers: the very real risks of adolescent suicide. The combination of developmental stage, hormonal changes, and self-esteem variances make this population at greater risk for suicide than almost any other, yet there are also very concrete ways of providing support to teens who may be at risk for self-harm. By the close of the workshop participants will have a deeper understanding of adolescent emotional development; potential warning signs of suicide risk; and concrete, practical interventions to provide the best chances for an adolescent's survival through such a critical and challenging time.

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

  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Mara E. Gottlieb, LMSW/Founder, Talking Changes/Adjunct Lecturer, NYU School of Social Work/Consultant

#77 - IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT

 CASAC Renewal

This half-day workshop is designed to help social workers and caseworkers identify signs and indicators of child abuse and maltreatment. Participants will be able to identify indicators of child abuse and maltreatment, articulate the basis for culturally sensitive interventions, distinguish maltreatment from non-maltreatment and identify cultural stressors that can lead to possible maltreatment. This workshop is approved by the NYS Dept. of Education and offered under Provider # 70558.

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

 

  • Monday, November 17, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Vernon Dietz, LCSW/Trainer/Consultant/Private Practice

#203 - SUPERVISING CHALLENGING EMPLOYEES

Employees can be challenging in many ways, from the way they interact with their peers to their behavior with their supervisors. This course will look at eight types of challenging people and see how these challenges play themselves out through the power and authority issues of the supervisory relationship.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Managers & Supervisors
  • Instructor(s): Karen A. Vicente, MA, MSW, Social Work Consultant

#193 - RELAX, RELATE, RELEASE: HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS NEED SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TOO

 As human service professionals we are charged with the significant task of helping others overcome self-defeating behavior and achieving an enhanced quality of life. We counsel, we coach, we listen, we support, and we help clients gain access to information and resources. In order to help our clients achieve an enhanced quality of life, we must first take care of ourselves. This means that we need to manage stress, create balanced lives, build support systems, invest in our growth, continue to dream, set goals, and eliminate the things in our lives that do not serve our highest good. In this workshop you will be guided through a series of exercises that will help you transform the way you work and live. Topics covered include: developing a clear sense of purpose for work and for life, how to identify and eliminate what's draining you, how to create a more balanced life, how to take charge and re-charge your career, and how to reconnect with self and build a community of support.

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/ President, Strategies for Empowered Living /Trainer/Consultant

#396 - CYBERBULLYING: UNDERSTANDING, PREVENTION & INTERVENTION

This workshop provides participants who work with young people a comprehensive understanding of cyberbullying.  Content will cover information about who is at risk, how to prevent cyberbullying behavior and how to intervene.

  • Friday, November 21, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Anyone Working with Children or Adolescents
  • Instructor(s): Courtney Granger, Director of Young Adult Career Education and Counseling Services, Lutheran Medical Center, MSW

#157 - MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: MOVING CLIENTS THROUGH STAGES OF CHANGE

CASAC Renewal

This workshop will focus on how to motivate clients to change problematic behaviors. Beginning with a theoretical framework for understanding the process of change, participants will learn how to assess clients on a continuum of readiness for change and target strategies appropriate to the client’s stage of change.  

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

 

  • Monday, December 15, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Andrew Hamid, PhD, ACSW, CASAC/Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

#356 - THE TEEN SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP STRATEGIES TO HELP TEENS BUILD CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE, RESPECT, AND PERSONAL EFFICACY

Helping adolescents build high self-esteem is key to their success. As a youth service provider you have many opportunities to help adolescents build self-esteem, which will be explored in this workshop. In this workshop adapted from the book, "Young, Gifted and Doing It: 52 Power Moves for Teens," by Cassandra Mack, participants will discover simple yet effective strategies that they can utilize to help adolescents build developmental assets, healthy confidence and high self-esteem. The objectives of this workshop are to help participants:  develop a better understanding of the four criterion for healthy self-esteem in order to help teens strengthen their core self-esteem; explore strategies to build developmental assets in teens utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets Framework; explore ways to help teens identify self-defeating beliefs and behaviors that create deficits in their lives and set them up to fail; help teens recognize how low self-esteem can lead to depression, underachievement, poor relationships and high-risk behaviors; help teens develop a better understanding of the correlation between self-respect, respect for others and healthy self-esteem.

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
  • Geared to: Youth Service Providers
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#383 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION WITH ADOLESCENTS: PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND REPAIR

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in gaining a working understanding of the skills for effective conflict resolution with young people. Over the course of the training participants will be able to implement strategies in prevention, intervention, and repair. Through a highly interactive training process, participants will work closely with the facilitator and each other to develop tools that can be applied to direct practice or can be shared with staff and implemented in your organization or school setting.

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Direct Service Providers and Supervisors working with young people
  • Instructor(s): Courtney Granger, MSW/Director of Young Adult Career Education and Counseling Services, Lutheran Medical Center

#402 - TRAUMA-INFORMED CRISIS RESPONSE

 Center for Trauma-Informed Practice

This highly interactive workshop will demonstrate the need for a thoughtful, coordinated response to crisis that strikes within or that affects a program.  It will cover the required components of such a response, as dictated by an understanding of trauma, and how trauma can affect individual staff, teams, departments or even the agency as a whole.  Content will include information for line staff, for supervisors, for directors and for senior leadership in heightening their awareness to the need, and information on how to identify crisis, and how to respond in a way that maintains the emotional health and functionality of those affected by a crisis event.

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human Services Workers, especially Leaders, Supervisors and Managers
  • 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

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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