Current PSWP Workshop Offerings

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ONLINE | Capital District | Central | Long Island

Mid/Lower Hudson | New York City | Northern | Western

Workshops are listed in chronological order by region.

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PSWP recommends registering even if a workshop is currently full. This will place you on the waitlist.

If seats become available, those from the waitlist are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, waitlisted registrants receive early notification when additional offerings are scheduled.


Online

Identification & Reporting of Child Abuse in New York State

Information PSWP is no longer hosting Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse in New York State through the SLMSExternal Link.

We are now directing PEF-Represented and M/C employees to the online courseExternal Link hosted by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This course meets the NYS Education Department's mandatory requirementsExternal Link for training in child abuse identification and reporting.

To access the OCFS course, visit NYSMandatedreporter.org/TrainingCourses.aspxExternal Link

 

Knowledge Transfer

This course provides a general overview of knowledge transfer and management. Knowledge Management is a systematic method for finding, understanding, and using knowledge to achieve organizational objectives and improve agency and employee performance.

Date: Currently Available
Location: Online course accessible through SLMS

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

NACLE Online Continuing Legal Education Workshops

FOR PEF-REPRESENTED OR M/C ATTORNEYS ONLY

These online workshops, which can be completed at your convenience, are for PEF-represented and M/C attorneys who are interested in earning CLE credits. CLE affidavits are made available directly from NACLE upon request for credit and completion of the course. Upon approval of enrollment in the SLMS, participants must create an NACLE account to access the online CLE courses.

PDF document Click here for a list of currently available CLE Courses

Registration is done on a rolling basis. Only after you receive the enrollment verification notice from the SLMS may you create your NACLE account at https://www.nacle.com/pswpExternal Link and proceed taking the NACLE courses.

Date: Currently Available
Location: Online course accessible through SLMS
Registration: Open to PEF-represented and M/C, licensed attorneys only

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Professional Writing Mechanics (Online)

Professional Writing Mechanics starts with the basics: parts of speech and parts of a sentence. In this online course, you will learn to recognize common grammatical errors, use standard punctuation, and proofread your work.

Date: Currently Available
Location: Online course accessible through SLMS

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Capital District Region

Helping Adoptive Families With Difficult Conversations (With CEUs)

This workshop provides participants with a review of adoption conversations over a lifespan, how clinicians can help adoptive parents identify fears that get in the way of them having conversations, and provides sample conversations that are age appropriate.  This workshop also focuses on how to help adopted adults prepare for difficult conversations they would like to have with their adoptive parents.  (3 SED-Approved Contact Hours for LCSW & LMSW)

Date/Time: Monday, August 15, 2016; 9 am to 12 noon
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics

This workshop will cover the basics of SQL to effectively transform information contained in databases into information that is usable by report writers, web sites or other mediums. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 16, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Working With Immigrants and Refugees (With CEUs)

This workshop provides social workers with a review of best practices and techniques used to effectively and successfully work with immigrant and refugee populations.  It highlights practitioners’ awareness of their own ethnic heritage and cultural values, acculturation and assimilation, as well as practical skills and approaches for intervention.  An overview of immigration policies, service delivery, and related professional dilemmas will also be provided.  (4 SED-Approved Contact Hours for LCSW & LMSW)

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2016; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Advanced

This workshop goes beyond the basics of SQL to modify the information contained in databases based on user input from interactive web sites. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic familiarity with web and web application development, and a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 7, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

From Person to “Patient” and Back Again (With CEUs)

This workshop provides a review of ways that social workers can assist people retain their dignity and sense of worth when they are thrust into the role of patient, incorporating the new realities of illness and all it entails.  Also focuses on how to assist other professionals to acknowledge the needs of “the whole person” versus just those of the patient. (Includes 3 SED-Approved SW Contact Hours) 

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Poverty and the Brain (With CEUs)

This workshop presents information on how the chronic stress of poverty can significantly affect the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. Focuses on the effects of poverty on the developing brain along with specific research-based strategies to use in successfully working with clients living in poverty.  This workshop will be highly interactive and will include lecture, videos, and group discussion.  (3 SED-Approved Contact Hours for LCSW & LMSW)

Date/Time: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Handling Stress for Health Care Professionals

This workshop identifies and analyzes the full range of stressors in the work environment, layered cumulatively on those stressors in one's personal life. The workshop topics include a wide range of stress management techniques that workers and managers can employ including physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral strategies.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 15, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Central Region

Defensive Documentation

This one-day workshop teaches the legal and ethical aspects of medical case documentation and record-keeping with a focus on litigation preparation and understanding as it relates to fact-finding and best practice strategies. Topics include common errors in charting, what to include and omit in documentation, review of selected court cases, and the pros and cons of various methods of charting. This workshop is geared towards physicians, nurses, clinicians and counselors.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Syracuse, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Trends in Diabetes Management

This workshop explores the current treatment and management of diabetes. Topics to be discussed include current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, medical nutrition therapy, various treatments to avoid acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes and advances in the field.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).


Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Long Island Region

Professional Writing: Mechanics

This workshop provides participants with a review of the mechanics of writing including word choice and sentence structure. The workshop includes a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, and the use of modifiers. Participants will also review the rules of punctuation.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 1, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Hauppague, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Dealing Effectively with Patients and Families

This workshop provides participants with skills to identify the variety of ways people communicate and to understand why people in a health care setting may behave negatively.  Through recognition of their own communication style and ways they cope with conflict, participants will learn how to maintain control when faced with difficult situations. Role playing and other hands-on techniques designed to develop skills for dealing with challenging patients and families will be practiced.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Hauppauge, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

No open enrollment workshops currently scheduled in this region. Check this site regularly for updates.

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New York City Region

Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics

This workshop will cover the basics of SQL to effectively transform information contained in databases into information that is usable by report writers, web sites or other mediums. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: New York City, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Advanced

This workshop goes beyond the basics of SQL to modify the information contained in databases based on user input from interactive web sites. Lectures and exercises will focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases through SQL. The workshop assumes that users have a basic familiarity with web and web application development, and a basic understanding of relational database concepts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 14, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: New York City, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Handling Stress for Health Care Professionals

This workshop identifies and analyzes the full range of stressors in the work environment, layered cumulatively on those stressors in one's personal life. The workshop topics include a wide range of stress management techniques that workers and managers can employ including physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral strategies.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 06, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: New York, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Northern Region

No open enrollment workshops currently scheduled in this region. Check this site regularly for updates.

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Western Region

Handling Stress for Health Care Professionals

This workshop identifies and analyzes the full range of stressors in the work environment, layered cumulatively on those stressors in one's personal life. The workshop topics include a wide range of stress management techniques that workers and managers can employ including physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral strategies.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 22, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Trends in Diabetes Management

This workshop explores the current treatment and management of diabetes. Topics to be discussed include current recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, medical nutrition therapy, various treatments to avoid acute and chronic complications associated with diabetes and advances in the field.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Buffalo, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Find this class in the SLMS (Log in required; Opens in new window/tab).

 

Defensive Documentation

This one-day workshop teaches the legal and ethical aspects of medical case documentation and record-keeping with a focus on litigation preparation and understanding as it relates to fact-finding and best practice strategies. Topics include common errors in charting, what to include and omit in documentation, review of selected court cases, and the pros and cons of various methods of charting. This workshop is geared towards physicians, nurses, clinicians and counselors.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016; 9am to 4pm
Location: Buffalo, NY
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and the State of New York provide equal access to its programs for all persons and is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics or information, political beliefs, status as a victim of domestic violence, and veteran, marital or family status or any other discrimination prohibited by law.  Harassment of any individual will not be tolerated.

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, in all aspects of state training, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, to ensure that every individual is able to gain maximum benefit from the training experience. For additional information or requests please contact PSWP customer service at (518) 442-6537 or pswphelp@albany.edu.

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