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.

 

#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

#388 - TEAMBUILDING STRATEGIES FOR MANAGERS: HOW TO BUILD A CULTURE THAT FOSTERS TEAMWORK

Did you know that when it comes to fostering teamwork managers are either contributing to a culture that encourages teamwork or creating an environment that sabotages it? As a manager, you set the tone for your team or department, even if you have staff who are challenging to work with. There are five critical keys for effective teamwork to flourish and you can use these keys as a launching pad to contribute to a culture that fosters teamwork. This workshop, adapted from Cassandra Mack’s field guide for supervisors entitled “Smart Moves That Successful Managers Make,” will help you facilitate teamwork. Specifically this workshop will cover: how to help your staff bring their best habits, skills and behavior to the workplace, identify barriers to teamwork,  effectively deal with problem players who won’t get on board with your mission and vision and  assess your overall leadership skills so that you can achieve the results  for which you strive.

  • Monday, January 26, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Supervisors/Managers
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#401 - INDIVUDAL AND COLLECTIVE TRAUMATIC REENACTMENT: TRANSFORMATION TO HEALING

 Center for Trauma-Informed Practice

Trauma can be reenacted in the workplace in a number of ways, and on a number of levels. A reenactment can occur between a staff person and the participant with who s/he works. Beyond the individual or dyadic reenactment, there are group reenactments such as the parallel process and collective disturbance. In this highly interactive workshop, we will review the trauma reenactment triangle, as well as the healing triangle. We will review the need for addressing, rather than engaging in, forms of reenactment if the program wants to provide care that is minimally re-traumatizing. We will also review the group forms of reenactment. Finally, we will review how to indentify, address and ameliorate the effects of these different forms of reenactment.

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Professionals in the Human Services Workforce
  • 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

#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, January 30, 2015
  • 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

#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, February 02, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Vernon Dietz, LCSW/Trainer/Consultant/Private Practice

#379 - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IS IT RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT OR RELATIONSHIP ABUSE? DIFFERENTIAL ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE

Relationships where there is domestic/intimate partner abuse are different in some key ways from relationships where there is high conflict and volatility.  Both kinds of relationships may be unhealthy and even dangerous, but differentiating between the two is important. Power dynamics, patterns, and coping skills used within these relationships are different, and therefore our responses to these relationships as providers must also differentiate. How do we know which is which? What are the differences? How do we make an assessment, and how does that assessment impact our response and intervention? This workshop will compare healthy, high-conflict, and abusive relationships along several key areas of assessment. Several tools will be introduced, and options for intervention and response will be explored in order to promote safety and best practice.  

  • Thursday, February 05, 2015
  • 9:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
  • Geared to: Those that work with Youth and Young Adults, including, Supervisors, Program Directors, Therapists, and other Human Services Workers
  • Instructor(s): Catherine Hodes, LCSW, Safe Homes Project, Good Shepherd Services

#404 - UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES IN ORDER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR CLIENTS

As human service practitioners, the gist of our work is around helping our clients work through problems, address life's challenges and enhance their well-being. But unlike many other professions, we are the instruments of our work. As a result it is critical that we are self-aware and that we model wellness for ourselves and our clients. This workshop will focus on ways to become more self-aware so that we can work with our clients from a place of emotional wellness, self-awareness and self-actualization. Specifically, this workshop will cover:  The Johari Window: A Model for Self-Awareness, Personal Development and Relationships With Self and Others; Understanding How Unmet Emotional Needs Drive Human Behavior; Dealing With The Stuff That Trips Us Up: How Childhood Wounds Keep Us Wounded Unless We Do The Work of Healing; The Fallacy of "Getting Over It," You Might Not Get Over It, But You Can Move Forward While Glancing Back; Understanding The Power of Hope, Motivation and Resilience.

  • Friday, February 06, 2015
  • 9:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#406 - KEEPING YOUR CENTER AND FINDING PEACE IN STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENTS

When we are overwhelmed by having too much to do and not enough time to do it we become stressed: a natural reaction to a seemingly impossible situation. During those times we lose our center. Our capacity to function diminishes as our psyche believes that we are in danger and goes into trauma response. In this workshop we will explore simple, quick techniques to return to a state of centeredness and balance. Most of the techniques we will explore are based on a variety of mindfulness practices and somatic grounding

  • Monday, February 09, 2015
  • 9:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
  • Geared to: All Human Services Workers
  • Instructor(s): Monique Lang, LCSW-R, Private Practice NYC

#405 - TRANSFORMING MEETINGS: USING CIRCLE PRACTICE TO CREATE A LEADER IN EVERY CHAIR

In today's world we live with the paradox that meetings are the most important tool for working together and yet they can be the most unproductive and expensive strategy we use. Instead of "death by meeting", we can create a structure that encourages candor, courage and straightforward discussions that are inspiring, motivational and stirring. Imagine meetings that welcome diverse opinions, promote mutual understanding, discover inclusive solutions and shared responsibility. Using circle process encourages genuine contribution, creativity, inclusion and co-creation of a future in which there is more possibility than limitation, resulting in better outcomes in our work. We develop the capacity to deal with complexity, conflict, hurt and trauma.

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • 9:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff at all Level
  • Instructor(s): Nancy Fritsche Eagan, MSW/President, People Potential, Senior Facilitator Good Shepherd Services

#280 - POWER IN THE PEOPLE: STRENGTH-BASED COUNSELING SKILLS

The best outcomes are achieved by building upon the existing strengths of our clients. Sometimes we unintentionally cause clients to be dependent and take away their power; but there is power in all of us and we need to find creative ways to tap into the strengths that lie within our clients. This workshop goes beyond the rhetoric of strength based work and will help counselors to identify, explore and build upon client strengths for better program outcomes.

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Family Counselors and Youth Counselors with Little or No Experience Practicing Strength Based Counseling
  • Instructor(s): Crystal George-Moses, MSW, Adjunct Faculty, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus/Consultant/Trainer

#279 - MANAGING DIFFICULT PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS

 CASAC Renewal

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how to manage difficult performance situations and address the obstacles hindering great staff performance. Participants will develop the skills to differentiate between the need for coaching versus the need for disciplinary action and learn how to hold effective conversations with team members. Exploration of setting and meeting goals with your staff will incorporate utilizing time frames and outline consequences. A model for giving and receiving feedback will also be included.

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

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Managers and Supervisors
  • Instructor(s): Karen Bernstein, LCSW-R, Adjunct Faculty NYU Silver School of Social Work/Consultant/Private Practice, and Mamie McIndoe, MEd/Consultant

#389 - 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.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • 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

#407 - AN INTRODUCTION TO: THE ART OF HOSTING CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER IN HEALING TRAUMA

This one-day practicum introduces a way of working together that invites all voices into conversations that matter.  We engage in a way that activates the passion, wisdom and possibility in groups of people with diverse perspectives and skills.  We use participatory processes, such as Circle, World Cafe, Open Space and Appreciative Inquiry to heal trauma and to promote healthy and vibrant communities, organizations and families.  What emerges is a deeper learning, courage, inspiration and bold action

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • 9:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff at all levels, Facilitators, Trainers, Supervisors and Managers, and Community Groups.
  • Instructor(s): Nancy Fritsche Eagan, MSW/President, People Potential, Senior Facilitator, 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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