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

AATBS eLearning for Social Workers (with CEUs)

Using online technology, The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) seeks to enhance the skills of professionals through highly effective education on content and conceptual knowledge relevant to their professions. Approved Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker continuing education credits 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).

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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

 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop raises participants' awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the work place. Through practical scenarios and exercises, the workshop focuses on honing participants; skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the workplace.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017; 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: ProKnowledge, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop raises participants' awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the work place. Through practical scenarios and exercises, the workshop focuses on honing participants; skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the workplace.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: ProKnowledge, LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Suicide Awareness, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment (with CEUs)

This workshop presents information that will help social workers and counselors better recognize warning signs and assess suicide risk, present theories and related interventions utilized to address suicide, and provide tools and tips to equip social workers to better serve vulnerable populations. Participants will learn how to use and interpret suicide risk screening and assessment tools that can help support suicide risk level determination and related treatment decisions (6 SED approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor contact hours).

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Parsons Child and Family Center, Albany, NY
Provider: Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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.

Writing Mechanics (Online) is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 1, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Forensic Mental Health (with CEUs)

This workshop will provide an overview of NYS Criminal Procedure Laws 730 and 330.20 statues that govern the processes by which individuals who have committed a crime while presenting with symptoms of mental illness move from incarceration to community treatment. This workshop will also provide an overview of the evaluation process for competency to stand trial. (7 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education units)

Date/Time: Friday November 3, 2017; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: ConCEpt, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

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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: Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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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, December 19, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Central Region

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop raises participants' awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the work place. Through practical scenarios and exercises, the workshop focuses on honing participants; skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the workplace.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 12:30 pm to 4 pm
Location: Department of Transportation, Syracuse, NY
Provider: ProKnowledge, LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (with CEUs)

This workshop will discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) an effective treatment for a variety of complex problems, including eating disorders and substance abuse. It has been used in a variety of settings and with a variety of audiences. (3.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker continuing education units)

Date/Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Group Design and Facilitation (with CEUs)

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn strategies to design groups, facilitate groups, address challenges that may emerge within the group, better understand group dynamics, and methods to measure group intervention effectiveness. (5.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker continuing education units)

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Creative Strategies for Healing Trauma: Experiential Techniques to Rewire the Brain (with CEUs)

Learn the art and science of healing trauma with creative strategies that uplift and empower your clients as you trigger memory reconsolidation, the brain's own process for rewiring memory networks. Discover why combining cognitive therapy with experiential strategies facilitates neuroplasticity faster than using cognitive or insight therapies alone and how to do it effectively. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist continuing education credits)

Date/Time: Monday, October 23, 2017; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Corning, Corning, NY
Provider: Family Service Society, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Gender-Affirmative Treatment and Advocacy for Transgender Clients and Their Families (with CEUs)

This workshop will discuss a variety of topics related to working with transgender clients and their families. Topics include: basic concepts and language related to gender diversity and gender transition, specific interventions for working with transgender clients at various stages of the lifespan including: transgender youth and their families, transgender couples, and transgender parents, and gender-affirmative model that lays the foundation for all of these interventions and strategies for advocacy in schools, workplaces, and other settings. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Long Island Region

Multicultural Aspects of Play Therapy (with CEUs)

This workshop will discuss play therapy as a cross-cultural language and discuss how health-seeking behaviors within a culture affects participation in play therapy or any type of mental health therapy.  Recommendations for culturally inclusive toys for the playroom will be discussed. Examples of how transference and countertransference from a personal experience as an African Caribbean perspective will be shared by the presenter. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

Date/Time: Wednesday October 25, 2017; 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location: New York City Children’s Center, Bellerose, NY
Provider: Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

Defensive Documentation (with SW CEUs)

This one-day workshop geared towards clinicians, counselors, physicians and nurses 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 includes 6 SED approved SW contact hours.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, New Hampton, NY
Provider: SUNY Binghamton, RF for SUNY, College of Community and Public Affairs
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This half-day workshop raises participants' awareness of and ability to use four attributes of EQ for interpersonal effectiveness and successful performance in the work place. Through practical scenarios and exercises, the workshop focuses on honing participants; skills in tapping their own emotional intelligence to enhance decision-making and relationship building. Participants will learn what EQ is, how to develop an awareness of emotional spectrums and adjust their own EQ responses in various situations, and discuss the impact of EQ in the workplace.

Date/Time: Friday, October 20, 2017; 12:30 pm to 4 pm
Location: Office of Parks and Recreation, Fort Montgomery, NY
Provider: ProKnowledge, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

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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: Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: TCCIT Solutions, New York, NY
Provider: MicroKnowledge, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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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, December 12, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Northern Region

 

 

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Western Region

 

 

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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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