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

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

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Capital District Region

Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience (with CEUs)

Review and discuss vicarious trauma, go through steps to enhance self-awareness and build support strategies. Developing healthy coping skills workers are in a better position to support clients. (3 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC credits)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

 

Coping with Client Resistance and Stuckness (with CEUs)

Designed for all levels of mental health professionals. Strategies and techniques will be presented and demonstrated and applied to common forms of client resistance identified by participants. (3 approved LMSW/LCSW/LMHC credits)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY
Provider: University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 18, 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, September 27, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 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, October 6, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Adirondack Community College
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29, 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

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

 

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Central Region

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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Long Island Region

 

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Mid/Lower Hudson Region

 

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New York City 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, September 12, 2017; 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), New York, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 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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