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

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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

 

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: Tuesday, August 22, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

 

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, August 28, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017

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

 

Professional Writing for Technical and Engineering Professionals

This workshop will assist engineers and technical professionals in producing written material in the workplace for non-technical internal and external audiences. The workshop covers how to plan and organize emails, letters, memoranda, and other writing formats. Participants will review grammatical fundamentals and strategies for communicating technical content to non-technical readers. Participants will learn how to simply present complex technical information.

Date/Time: Friday, September 8, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Professional Development Program, Albany, NY
Provider: College of St. Rose
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 1, 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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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

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

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

 

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

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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Prescriptive Play Therapy for Treating Childhood Trauma (with CEUs)

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the ways in which clinicians can integrate play and expressive arts therapies into trauma focused treatment. Participate in experiential activities and gain an understanding of biopsychosocial impact of trauma and power of play healing. (6 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 21, 2017; 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Ithaca Extension Center, Ithaca, NY
Provider: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Long Island Region

 

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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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New York City 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, August 24, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: ODTA Harlem Training Center, Manhattan, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

 

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: Friday, August 25, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: OTDA Harlem Training Center, Manhattan, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017

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

 

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; 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), New York, NY
Provider: Empire State Training Associates
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Northern 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: Friday, October 27, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Sunmount DDSO, Tupper Lake, NY
Provider: Clare Monteau, LLC
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2017

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Western Region

Transitioning to College and Work with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (with CEUs)

This workshop will provide a general overview and more detailed insights into related autism profiles as seen in teens and young adults. The co-occurrence of mental conditions, use of strengths and best practices for clients with this profile will be discussed. This workshop will cover the challenging transitions of those on the autism spectrum. Best practices for managing the world of higher education. As well as a review why employment is such a challenge for those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Discussion of creative strategies and innovative approaches to address these employment challenges. (5.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker continuing education units)

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, West Seneca, NY
Provider: Daemen College
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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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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