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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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

 

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: Monday, June 5, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Dimensional Data Modeling

This workshop is an introduction to practical dimensional modeling techniques covering fundamental patterns and best practices aimed at better performance for data warehousing and business intelligence applications. Concepts are illustrated through real-world scenarios via a combination of lectures, class exercises, small group workshops, and individual problem solving. In addition, students will receive an overview of the Kimball Lifecycle approach for DW/BI system design and development.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: DecisionWorks Consulting, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

 

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy (with SW & MHC CEUs)

With a videotaped solution focused therapy session, panel discussion, and question and answer, participants will learn about solution focused brief therapy. An overview of solution-focused therapy will be discussed, along with assumptions inherent in the model. Videos of solution-focused sessions will demonstrate how therapists listen with solution-building ears and together with clients create useful conversations. All levels of understanding are encouraged to attend. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/Time: Friday, June 16, 2017; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017

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

 

Structured Query Language (SQL) Basics

One-day workshop on the basics of SQL. 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, June 20, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location/ Provider: Microknowledge, Albany, NY
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

 

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, June 21, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

 

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: Friday, June 23, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16, 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, June 28, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

 

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: Friday, June 30, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

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

 

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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Central Region

Conflict Resolution

In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to improve their skills in dealing with and managing conflict. The workshop provides practical tools and techniques for conflict management and dispute resolution. Topics include conflict theory, individual styles for resolving conflict, differentiating between positions and interests, and determining how differences impact communication. The focus is upon making the participants more effective problem solvers.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Binghamton, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Long Island Region

Conflict Resolution

In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to improve their skills in dealing with and managing conflict. The workshop provides practical tools and techniques for conflict management and dispute resolution. Topics include conflict theory, individual styles for resolving conflict, differentiating between positions and interests, and determining how differences impact communication. The focus is upon making the participants more effective problem solvers.

Date/Time: Monday, June 12, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Hauppauge, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017

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

 

The Aging Brain: Assessments, Treatments and Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (with CEUs)

Identify cognitive implications of aging process, effects on individual patients, and changes/manifestations specific to dementias. Participants will learn tools to differentiate the diagnostic criteria for types of dementias (7.5 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC CE credits)

Date/Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017; 8 am to 4 pm
Location: Residence Inn, Plainview
Provider: PESI, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

 

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New York City Region

 

Oppositional, Defiant, and Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors (with CEUs)

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant challenges. You will learn new and effective non-medication strategies for your clients' most challenging behaviors including: tantrums, running out/away, noncompliance, refusing to work/help, bullying, lack of follow through, and not following directions. Walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies. With case studies and action-oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education units)

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 8 am to 4 pm
Location: Radisson Martinique on Broadway, New York, NY
Provider: PESI, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Northern Region

 

 

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Western Region

 

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: Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OPWDD Monroe Developmental Center, Rochester, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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