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.

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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

 

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: Wednesday, September 12, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Substance Abuse and Aging (with CEUs)

This workshop raises awareness of substance abuse and the elderly. Through discussion participants will increase their knowledge of the issue, learn to assess the problem, and develop strategies for intervention. (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, September 19, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Racing ACEs: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, Racism, and Historical Trauma to Build Community Resilience (with CEUs)

This workshop offers a whole person/whole community approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that includes impacts of racism, historical trauma, and community violence. Participants will learn about ACEs and related social determinants of health tied to experiences of racism, learn to assess racism, historical trauma, social and community violence when assessing clients. Identify the implications for treatment planning, program development, and increasing community engagement. Learn to apply the 'four quadrants' for a whole person/whole community ACE Response and identify new cross-sector partnership opportunities in addressing ACEs and other traumas in individuals, families, communities, and policies. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/ Time: Friday, October 5, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

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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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Creative Art Therapy: Ten Dynamic Non-Verbal Creative Arts Modalities to Use With Difficult to Reach Clients for Mental Health Professionals (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn how to facilitate non-verbal methods, to help your clients/groups express their feelings, gain perspective on their issues, imagine alternatives, and plan future healing action. Particularly geared to equip clinicians with easy-to-implement, non-verbal modalities for use with most of your clients even the difficult-to-reach client. You will leave this workshop feeling confident in your ability to determine which creative arts modalities to offer each of your clients, how to invite your clients to participate, and how to sensitively discuss the art created. No arts experience needed for this workshop. (5 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

Date/ Time: Friday, November 9, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 2, 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: Wednesday, November 21, 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: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Central 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, August 30, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Hidden Loss: A Therapeutic Intervention for Children with an Incarcerated Parent or Caregiver (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn a therapeutic intervention model that can be used for children who have incarcerated parents or caregivers (past or present). Any individual working in the field with children (therapists, counselors, MFTs, social workers, school personnel, residential providers), especially those working in a therapeutic or clinical setting, will benefit. (2 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education)

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21, 2018; 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

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Child Sexual Abuse, Complex Trauma and Long-term Effects (with CEUs)

This workshop will focus on the long-term impact of the abuse, understanding how complex trauma presents differently single incident PTSD, assessment, and treatment implications. Prevention, intervention, breaking multi-generational cycles of abuse, and healing will be addressed. (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: Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2018

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Defensive Documentation for Nurses

This 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 toward nurses.

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Central NY DDSO, Syracuse, NY
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Adolescent Suicide: Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn about prevention strategies, assessment tools, intervention techniques, and crisis response. (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, October 12, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Ithaca Extension Center, Ithaca, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

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Trauma Informed Care: A Client Centered Approach (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn special considerations in treating trauma such as assessment, establishing trust and safety, stages of healing, current trauma treatments/interventions, and developing trauma-informed practices. A special emphasis will be placed on understanding complex trauma. (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: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Ithaca Extension Center, Ithaca, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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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
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
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

Defensive Documentation for Nurses (with CEUs)

This 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 toward nurses. (0.6 Nursing CEUs)

Date/ Time: Thursday, October 11, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OMH Mid-Hudson Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY
Provider: Dr. Barbara Cohen
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Suicide & Self-Harm: Stopping the Pain (with CEUs)

This workshop will provide psychotherapeutic strategies and supports tailored to achieve positive treatment outcomes in those with opioid use disorder, options for combining Medication Assisted Treatment with psychotherapeutic approaches and fully integrated treatment plans for opioid use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education credits)

Date/ Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Nanuet, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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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: 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

Data Analysis

This workshop will help participants develop skills for visualizing and analyzing data. Topics include descriptive statistics, histograms, cross tabulations and pivot tables, correlation and regression, and confidence intervals. Use of graphs to explore patterns and relationships in the data is emphasized. Data sets are provided for practice in building statistical analysis skills. Microsoft Excel 2013 will be used as a tool for learning about data analysis and the workshop will be held in a digital classroom where each participant has a computer for doing the exercises.

Students should bring a USB (flash) drive to class to store the files that they will be using. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Excel, including knowing how to enter simple formulas and use built-in functions.

An introductory statistics course is recommended.

Date/ Time: Monday, August 27 + Tuesday August 28, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, New York, NY
Provider: Verhoef Training, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2018

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Northern Region

 

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Western Region

Trauma & Attachment: Effective Treatment Strategies for Helping Challenging Clients (with CEUs)

In this workshop, participants will learn concepts and skills necessary to facilitate positive change with challenging clients with trauma and/or attachment wounds. Participants will learn effective assessment and therapeutic techniques for children, adults and couples, based on the latest research in neurobiology, trauma and attachment therapy, and resilience. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education credits)

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018; 8am-4pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Rochester, NY
Provider: Pesi, Inc.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Principles of Investigative Techniques

This two-day workshop provides employees with an introduction to the investigation process for purposes of fact-finding and information gathering in regards to compliance, violations, fraud, and abuse. The course covers four main topics: investigative interviewing, note taking, preparing investigative reports, and testifying. The course examines techniques for interviewing various subjects including: complainants, witnesses, victims, and employees.

Participants will learn how to prepare for and conduct investigative interviews, strategies for detecting deception, when and how to take notes, how to prepare investigation reports using interview notes, and how to present testimony based on the investigation process. The workshop relies on interaction between the instructor and participants with case studies and practical exercises.

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 + Friday September 21, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location + Provider : Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2018

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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: Thursday, August 23, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: OPWDD Monroe Developmental Center
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2018

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Defensive Documentation for Nurses

This 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 toward nurses.

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, NY
Provider: LeMoyne College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 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, October 16, 2018; 9am-4pm
Location: Monroe Developmental Center, Rochester, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 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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