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.

 

#418 - MANAGING UP: REACHING HIGHER, REACHING SMARTER

This workshop is specifically designing to teach attendees how to enhance their relationships with their managers. Attends will learn how to best communicate with senior administrators and colleagues and partner with them in ways that enhance their relationships and jobs. The workshop will also focus on how to understand the organizational goals and priorities so that attendees can prioritize, paraphrase, summarize and communicate to their bosses in the most effective manner. Attendees will leave the workshop with the skills to feel confident in communicating to their bosses in a new and improved manner.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Mamie McIndoe, MEd/Consultant & Karen Bernstein, LCSW-R/Adjunct Faculty, NYU Silver School of Social Work/Consultant/Private

#346 - BUILDING CHARACTER, SELF-ESTEEM, VALUES & LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN TEENS: SKILLS TO POSITION YOUTH FOR LIFE LONG SUCCESS

The teenage years are filled with a myriad of choices and challenges. As a youth service provider you have many opportunities to help teens stay on track and develop skills they can use for the rest of their lives. In this workshop adapted from the book, "Young, Gifted and Doing It: 52 Power Moves for Teens," by Cassandra Mack, participants will learn how to incorporate success principles and action steps into their existing services for teens. From goal setting and building character to developing a positive attitude and resisting negative peer pressure, the activities in this workshop are designed to assist service providers in helping teens build character, self-esteem, values and leadership skills.

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • 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

#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.

 

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All staff
  • Instructor(s): Vernon Dietz, LCSW/Trainer/Consultant/Private Practice

#420 - COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATIONS: USING WORLD CAFE AND POWERFUL QUESTIONS

This half-day workshop utilizes the World Cafe, which is an easy-to-use method for creating collaborative dialogue around questions that matter in the real-life situations of your organization or community – in work with youth, families, neighborhoods and/or staff. World Cafe conversations offer a creative way to grow our capacity for thinking together. This approach can be used to engage people, deepen relationships, generate input, share knowledge, stimulate innovative thinking and explore wise action. Creating and using powerful questions is one of the critical tools used in World Cafe. When people focus on questions they care about, they begin thinking together – contributing and listening with curiosity and creativity.  

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All levels of all staff and community groups
  • Instructor(s): Nancy Fritsche Eagan, MSW/President, People Potential, Senior Facilitator, Good Shepherd Services

#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, May 14, 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

#421 - TRAUMA-INFORMED RESTRAINT REDUCTION

 Center for Trauma-Informed Practice

Physical restraints and other restrictive behavior management practices are widely used in many human services organizations and programs.  Despite calls for reducing and eliminating restraint and other restrictive procedures, little attention has been placed on how to do so. As a field, we have tried-and-true approaches for drastically reducing the use of physical restraints, yet many programs “on the ground” are not aware of the field’s knowledge or the tangible ways to make this shift. This workshop will approach restraint reduction from a trauma-informed perspective; centering on ways to create an environment and culture that focus on care, not control.  Workshop participants will learn tools, practices and concepts that any program can apply to reduce its rate of restraint while reinforcing the trauma-informed culture of its program.

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
  • 9:30 A.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

#424 - DEFYING THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA AND SEXISM ON WOMEN'S SELF-IMAGE AND EMPOWERMENT

This highly interactive workshop will teach participants to identify triggers that lead to unconscious, unhelpful thinking, as well as negative coping strategies and self-destructive behavior patterns. Concrete tools in the form of Mindfulness Techniques will be provided in order to create a roadmap for participants to gain access to their Intuition We will employ and practice CBT techniques that will challenge and counteract negative self-talk that limits self-identity and self-expression. We will challenge the resistance we, as women, have to setting limits and creating boundaries. Participants will uncover the blocks they have towards taking action to nurture themselves in the various aspects of their lives. Everyone will leave with an Action Plan to address at least one goal, challenge or desire.  This workshop is a fiercely beautiful practice that builds focus, confidence, as well as inner and outer strength.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Social workers, creative arts therapists, nurses, case workers and other helping professionals who work with women who are survivors of trauma, domestic violence, and sexual or emotional abuse
  • Instructor(s): Ellen Blaufox, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor for Trauma Services/Linden Hill Residential Treatment Facility  Jewish Board of Family and Children Services

#426 - ADVANCED CASE MANAGEMENT

Workers who conduct case management need opportunities to enhance their skillset, and simultaneously prevent their own burnout.  In this course, we will build on existing assessment skills and learn the fundamentals of the Stages of Change Model and Motivational Interviewing, and how they can help us establish and maintain healthy boundaries with our clients.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Human services workers that manage a case load
  • Instructor(s): Karen A. Vicente, M.A., L.M.S.W.

#425 - SMART MOVES THAT SUCCESSFUL YOUTH SERVICE PROFESSIONALS MAKE

If you are a counselor, case worker, group leader, youth advocate, educational enrichment specialist or any professional in the human service sector who works directly with youth, this workshop is a must for you. It is essentially Youth Work 101. In this exciting, action-packed workshop adapted from the book, “Smart Moves That Successful Youth Workers Make” participants will be provided with a framework for effective youth work. The workshop will cover the following: the seven core competencies for effective youth work, the seven roles of the front-line service provider and how to manage each, the 3 most common mistakes that youth workers make and how to avoid them as well as how to maintain appropriate boundaries with youth without coming across as cold and unapproachable. Participants will walk away from this workshop with the foundational tools for effective youth work. 

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Youth service providers and staff working in summer programs
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack/MSW President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#422 - PTSD, COMPLEX TRAUMA AND THE CORE CONCEPTS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

 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. Additionally, the Core Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care will explored as a means to provide a solid, actionable guide to trauma-informing your work and also provide the foundation for choosing or implementing any model of Trauma-Informed Care. This workshop will also 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 create programming that is trauma-informed.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
  • 9:30 A.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

#423 - COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Conflict is inevitable, even in the best relationships. No matter how close, how understanding or how compatible people are, there will be times when their perceptions, needs, desires, concerns and goals will differ. In this workshop, participants will explore communication and conflict management skills, and develop an understanding that: (1) conflict is normal; (2) how we deal with conflict may affect the outcome; and (3) there are constructive ways to respond to conflict.

  • Friday, June 05, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All staff
  • Instructor(s): Cheryl Cutrona, Esq. Executive Director, Good Shepherd Mediation Program

#413 - CULTIVATING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

This creative workshop helps the human services professional think like an entrepreneur using techniques highly prized by entrepreneurs such as recognizing opportunities, creative problem solving, minimizing risk and maximizing return with limited resources. In one full day session you will be motivated, reconnect with your passions and energized to act like and feel like an owner in your working day. Bring your open mind to brainstorming sessions and creative idea generation modules and learn creative problem solving and how to see possibilities and solutions and understand many perspectives. You will take your experience into your work and life every day, with the goal of seeking better outcomes for the people you work with and yourself.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All human services workers
  • Instructor(s): Carrie McIndoe, Trainer, Consultant, Private Practice

#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.

 

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • 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

#427 - PROFESSIONAL WRITING TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

This workshop offers tips on different techniques and types of professional writing, including correspondence and reports. It is designed to help strengthen skills of effective business and professional communication in both oral and written modes. After successful completion of this course, participants will have the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of professional situations. This workshops will cover the following types of professional writing: emails, business letters (positive news letters, negative news letters, fundraising letters, cover letters), internal memos, proposals, and reports (progress reports, informative reports, recommendation reports, business plans).

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All human services workers
  • Instructor(s): Carrie McIndoe, Trainer, Consultant, Private Practice

#111 - GROUPS FROM A TO Z

This comprehensive two-day workshop details all aspects of facilitating, from formation to execution, a variety of groups 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 training will offer participants practical, hands on experience.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • 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

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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