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.

 

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

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. 

  • Friday, April 25, 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 Sanctuary, Good Shepherd Services Mayra Lopez, LMSW, Director of Trauma Programming, Good Shepherd Services

#327 - BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN ADOLESCENTS: THE PROCESS AND PRACTICE

Low self-esteem can lead to depression, unhappiness, insecurity, poor confidence and high-risk behaviors. Add to the mix the developmental tasks that come with adolescence such as identity formation, developing a healthy sense of autonomy, relating to one’s peers, and developing new skills to manage their social world and you have a recipe for underachievement and failure. Helping adolescents build high self-esteem is key to their success. This workshop will focus on strategies that participants can employ to help teens build healthy self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, participants will learn how to include parents in the process.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 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 /Trainer/Consultant

#77 - IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT

 CASAC

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 eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only.

 

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Vernon Dietz, LCSW/Trainer/Consultant/Private Practice (Please note that sometimes we have a different trainer for this workshop.

#345 - BEFORE SHE GIVES IT UP: HELPING GIRLS UNDERSTAND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL & EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF SEX

Often when organizations design workshops for girls around the risk factors associated with sex the conversation primarily revolves around STD and pregnancy prevention. Or, scare tactics are used in the hope that girls will abstain. While STD and pregnancy prevention information is vital, there is a missing element. That missing element is the emotional and psychological impact that premature and casual sex can have on girls and young women for years to come. The long term implications need to be addressed as well, such as: depression that comes from feeling discarded after the fact, the sense of unfulfilled longing that comes from trying to meet one's emotional needs through sex, the loss of self-worth and self-value that comes from casual sex with multiple partners, the feelings of disappointment that come from unmet expectations, the inability to create and sustain healthy emotional attachments as a result of buying into the no-strings-attached hook-up trend, the inability to bring closure to toxic relationships because there is a sexual connection and so much more. 


  • Tuesday, May 06, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Youth Service Providers who Work with Teen Girls and Young Women around Healthy Relationships and Abstinence Education
  • Instructor(s): Cassandra Mack, MSW/President, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc./Trainer/Consultant

#390 - THE SKILLS OF HOME VISITING: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

 

This workshop will focus on informing social workers of the benefits, uses, and methods of home visits. Practitioners will broaden their idea of the use of home visits by exploring how it can improve the worker/client relationship, provide more information for assessment, and help remove barriers for service. This program will provide an overview of why home visits are an important tool for every social worker, tips for how to make the most of the visit, how to address safety concerns, and a question and answer time. Cases will be utilized to explore how home visits changed the course of the therapeutic alliance and client goals. Ecological and family systems theory will also be presented. Role plays will also be used to help participants practice new skills.

  • Friday, May 09, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: New or Beginner Staff that Do Home Visits working in Social Service Agencies, Hospitals, Clinics, or Outpatient Facilities
  • Instructor(s): Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at the College of New Rochelle, Founder of The Family Coach (A private practice that makes home visits to help with parenting issues)

#368 - WORKING WITH DISORGANIZED PARENTS

CASAC

This workshop will provide both a theoretical framework and practical training in working with disorganized parents. We will discuss barriers to engagement, and practice effective interventions, in working with parents who have difficulties in multiple areas of functioning and who have had ACS involvement. The day will include teaching, case discussions, and role playing interventions.

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only.
  • Friday, May 16, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Staff who Work with Parents or Families
  • Instructor(s): Liz Haskel, LCSW/New Alternatives for Children

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

CASAC

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 eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only.

 

  • Monday, May 19, 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

#256 - STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONALS

It's impossible to live without stress in our fast-paced society, especially while working in human services. This course will offer tools, skills and resources to help you manage the stress in your life, rather than the stress managing you.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Joe Lunievicz, BA, RYT, Independent Consultant/Trainer

#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.

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • 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

#82 - ENGAGING HARD-TO-REACH YOUTH

CASAC
As practitioners, we are often challenged by youth who are socialized to respond to conflict in an aggressive manner. This workshop will focus on conflict-resolution skills for youth, utilizing a range of techniques and interventions including social skills training, variations of behavioral contracting, and groupwork.

 

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only.
  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Staff Working with Youth
  • Instructor(s): Andrew Hamid, Ph.D., ACSW, CASAC/Professor of Social Work/Columbia University

#2 - WHAT WE BRING TO OUR WORK WITH SUBSTANCE USERS: THE PROFESSIONAL USE OF SELF

CASAC 

This workshop will assist participants in examining and acknowledging the various sources which have shaped their personal outlook on addictions. To maximize effectiveness in working with substance users, participants will be asked to give consideration to how their personal views can potentially help or hinder their work with substance abusers.

 

Partipcants completing this workshop will receive a certificate eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only. 

  • Monday, June 09, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Andrew Hamid, Ph.D., ACSW, CASAC/Adjunct Professor of Social Work/Columbia University

#330 - DEALING WITH CHALLENGING PEOPLE

Challenging people come in all shapes and sizes. This workshop will help you to deal with 8 different types of challenging people, whether they are parents of clients or students, the clients or students themselves, a neighbor, your boss, or a colleague at work. We'll cover, types of relationships, challenging people types (like the tank, the grenade, the silent one, the yes man, the know-it-all, the I think I know it all, and negativity central) - their characteristics and how to deal with each of them; how we deal with conflict, paraphrasing and listening skills.

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: All Staff
  • Instructor(s): Joe Lunievicz, BA, RYT, Independent Consultant/Trainer

#254 - CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELING SKILLS

CASAC

This workshop will focus on what a crisis is and how to recognize the effects on people. Participants will identify what the goal of an intervention should be and strategies that would accomplish that goal.

 

Participants completing this workshop will receive a certificate eligible for CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal credit only.
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Social Workers, Caseworkers, and Counselors
  • Instructor(s): Andrew Hamid, PhD, ACSW, CASAC/Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

#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.

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • 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

#31 - PLAY THERAPY FOR THE VULNERABLE CHILD TRAUMATIZED BY LOSS AND SEPARATION

This workshop will provide participants with an overall view of the impact of loss and separation on the latency age child (6-11). Participants will learn how to formulate assessments and identify risk factors through the use of play. Experiential exercises and case material will be used to highlight play therapy techniques.

  • Friday, June 20, 2014
  • 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Geared to: Social Workers and Experienced Counselors Working with Children
  • Instructor(s): Josie Palleja, DSW/Trainer/Consultant

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

HSW Mailing List

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, send your contact information to HSW@goodshepherds.org.

Designed by Designlounge | Professional Photography by Laura Dwight | Powered by Ruby™