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

Relias eLearning (with CEUs)

Using online technology, Relias seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them by providing the professionals working with them relevant and timely learning experiences. Relias’s intuitive user interface makes learning engaging and enjoyable. Approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupation Therapist, Dietitian, Registered Nurse, and Speech-Language Pathologist continuing education units are available.

To access registrations must be done via the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov using your NY.GOV ID login. You must be an active NYS employee whose bargaining unit is PEF or M/C and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupation Therapist (OT) or Dietitian or Registered Nurse (RN) or Speech-Language Pathologist.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

The Magic of Therapeutic Attachment: Advanced Strategies for the Therapist's Use of Self (with CEUs)

This workshop will present and demonstrate numerous advanced skills for mental health professionals of all levels. Participants will identify specific techniques to sustain attunement and to utilize it to continuously empower their clients. Current research also indicates that the treatment relationship can pose risks to the therapist such as: emotional contamination, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and burnout. This class will examine specific methods of self-care to reduce these risks to the provider. Strategies and skills covered will be demonstrated and applied to case examples shared by class participants. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/ Time: Friday, November 16, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018

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Emerging Trends in Practice with Immigrants and Refugees (with CEUs)

This workshop will help enhance participants' awareness and understanding of the complex nature of the migration process and the multiple contextual and individual factors that affect the immigrant experience. Immigration policies are discussed as they influence the lives of immigrants and refugees, service delivery, and as a source of professional ethical dilemmas. Advanced generalist practice skills and diversity and social justice issues will be highlighted throughout. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 29, 2018; 9am-12pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Advanced Practice with Immigrants and Refugees in Today's US Society (with CEUs)

This workshop will strengthen practitioners' preparedness to work effectively with immigrant and refugees who experience trauma and multiple, complex psychosocial adjustments and disparities associated with the processes of migration and resettlement. Focus is on the multiple and complex emotional and mental adjustments associated with movement from one culture to another. Acculturation stress and its potential adverse mental health consequences will be highlighted. Current practice skills, risk and protective factors, and evidence-based theoretical approaches for assessment and intervention will be discussed. This workshop is intended for practitioners who have a foundation in working with immigrants and refugees and/or took the "Emerging Trends in Practice with Immigrants and Refugees" or similar training. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 29, 2018; 1pm-4pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Central Region

 

How do You Hug a Porcupine? Engaging and Supporting Challenging Youth (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will explore the concept of resistance, inter/intra-personal influences, the role of pop culture, and support and engagement strategies designed to promote the bond between client and counselor. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/ Time: Friday, November 16, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

This workshop examines interpersonal skills that are used in the workplace. Participants will learn how to manage relationships with their supervisor and peers, and how to improve listening skills to enhance the positive flow of information. The role of communication in effectively delegating work assignments, strengthening staff morale, improving face-to-face communication, and handling difficult situations in the workplace will also be addressed.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Long Island Region

Professional Presentation Delivery Skills

This workshop is designed for individuals who speak at or moderate meetings, deliver presentations, or participate in panel discussions. Participants will explore the guidelines for crafting and making effective presentations, the importance and role of the speaker, and how to manage nervousness associated with speaking in public. Topics include the organization and development of a presentation, an analysis of voice and diction skills, audience interaction, awareness of body language, effective listening, use of visual aids, and the role of humor.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

This workshop examines interpersonal skills that are used in the workplace. Participants will learn how to manage relationships with their supervisor and peers, and how to improve listening skills to enhance the positive flow of information. The role of communication in effectively delegating work assignments, strengthening staff morale, improving face-to-face communication, and handling difficult situations in the workplace will also be addressed.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

Professional Presentation Delivery Skills

This workshop is designed for individuals who speak at or moderate meetings, deliver presentations, or participate in panel discussions. Participants will explore the guidelines for crafting and making effective presentations, the importance and role of the speaker, and how to manage nervousness associated with speaking in public. Topics include the organization and development of a presentation, an analysis of voice and diction skills, audience interaction, awareness of body language, effective listening, use of visual aids, and the role of humor.

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

This workshop examines interpersonal skills that are used in the workplace. Participants will learn how to manage relationships with their supervisor and peers, and how to improve listening skills to enhance the positive flow of information. The role of communication in effectively delegating work assignments, strengthening staff morale, improving face-to-face communication, and handling difficult situations in the workplace will also be addressed.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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New York City Region

Professional Writing: Mechanics for Non-Native English Speakers

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. This workshop focuses on the basics of grammar and writing mechanics and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

Date/ Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers

This workshop provides participants with an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

Date/ Time: Thursday, December 13, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: PEF NYC Regional Office, New York, NY
Provider: Capital Region Language Center
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Northern Region

 

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Western Region

Professional Writing: Composition

This workshop provides an overview of essential writing skills that include developing and organizing ideas, choosing a focus for writing, and using appropriate language for the audience. Participants will focus on writing skills within the context of the larger writing process, approaching a writing task from pre-writing through revisions. Writing tone, style, and technique will also be addressed.

Date/ Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OPWDD Monroe Developmental Center, Rochester, NY
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Decision Making and Critical Thinking

This workshop focuses on developing clear and logical thought processes which enable effective decision making. Participants learn how to critically evaluate and process information and make the best decision from it. Topics to be discussed include formulating reasoned ideas, interpreting information, and recognizing and overcoming barriers to critical thinking. Participants will practice applying critical thinking and decision-making processes to work-related discussions and assignments including customer service settings.

Date/ Time: Monday, December 10, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: Parsons Child and Family Center
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018

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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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