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PSWP Public Service Workshops Program – New Announcement!

PEF Members, take advantage of these newly announced Public Service Workshop Programs!

CAPTIAL – CENTRAL

Medical Art Therapy Strategies for Mental Health Professionals: Building Resilience and Hope (with CEUs)
Friday, 9/27/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
University at Albany

In this workshop, participants will learn how art therapy can provide dynamic opportunities for clients to build their resilience by developing personal imagery that strengthens and empowers them to be active participants in their own healing process. Case study presentation will demonstrate how these modalities facilitated resilience-building, distraction from pain, regained sense of control, and the agency necessary to face and become active participants in managing their medical challenges and healing. Art therapy strategies will be presented and participants will be given the opportunity to engage in art making that employs two such strategies – triptych and mask making – experiencing these strategies first hand for future professional application with this population. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits).

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Emotional Regulation: Teaching Teens Coping Strategies and Stress Management Skills (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/4/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will learn rapport-building strategies, techniques to address and break through resistance, and stress management/coping skills designed to help teens navigate life in a healthy manner. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units).

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The Shame Spiral: Release Shame and Cultivate Healthy Attachment in Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Relational Difficulties (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/11/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Crowne Plaza Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn how to help clients end avoidance, face their shame, and rewrite their story of dysfunctional self-worth and condemnation into one of compassionate acceptance. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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The Missing Stage of Grief: Clinical Strategies to Overcome Anxiety in the Wake of Loss (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/18/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport, Ronkonkoma, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn practical techniques, skills and tools needed to take your practice beyond Kübler-Ross’ five stages and help clients process their grief on a deeper level, manage their anxiety, find relief, and reclaim their lives. Step-by-step guidance will fully prepare you to employ a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, deep grief processing, and meditation techniques to help clients unpack their fears about mortality, better bare vulnerability, and get their anxiety under control so they can come to terms with their losses. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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The Opioid Epidemic and Mental Health: Addressing the Issue through a Social Work Framework and Life Course Perspective (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/18/19 – 9 AM to 12 PM
UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the background of the issue, original research on opioids and mental health across the lifespan, and evidence-based recommendations for social work practitioners. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits)

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Helping Youth Develop Resiliency and Address Life Changes (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/25/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will learn how to help teens build resiliency skills for the various life domains, develop strength-based problem-solving skills, and re-establish equilibrium in the aftermath of trauma. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units).

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Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior (with CEUs)
Thursday, 10/31/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island, Plainview, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn how to stop pre-delinquent clients’ manipulations such as victim playing, power struggling, denial, minimizing, defiance, evasive lying, excuse making, blaming, and justifying. Learn key strategies for “reading” misbehavior to uncover its underlying needs and motivations. Discover powerful techniques to divert and reduce hostility and revenge in oppositional, predatory, violent adolescents and young adults. Introduce presocial adaptive behaviors that develop conscience and satisfy their unmet needs that trigger misbehavior. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education units)

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Difficult Behaviors, Not Difficult Kids: The Impact of Trauma on Child Development (with CEUs)
Friday, 11/1/19 – 1 PM to 4 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will learn how to help teens build resiliency skills for the various life domains, develop strength-based problem-solving skills, and re-establish equilibrium in the aftermath of trauma. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units).

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Moving from Loss to Healing: Attachment Issues in Grief and Grief Therapy (with CEUs)
Friday, 11/1/19 – 9 AM to 12 PM
UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY

In this workshop, participants will review recent developments in neuroscience and attachment theory that serve as the foundation for what we have described as an attachment informed approach to grief therapy (Kosminsky & Jordan, 2016). This approach uses these two fields to help the clinician make sense of a given individual’s response to loss, their methods of coping with the strong emotions that accompany bereavement, and the role of an attachment informed therapeutic alliance to help the bereaved client “re-regulate” themselves after a significant loss. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits)

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Disrupting Rumination: Changing the Cognitions that Underlie Anxiety and Depression (with CEUs)
Friday, 11/1/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview, Elmira, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn how the overactive brain circuitry can trap people in cycles of rumination that keep them anxious and depressed. Letting go of ruminating worries or banishing persistent negative thoughts like I’m not good enough or I’m worthless isn’t easy for clients. And when those repetitive thoughts won’t shift, therapists themselves can begin to feel stuck. Examine why clients lock in to depressive thought patterns and explore the four subtle reasons they hold on to worry. And we’ll explore pragmatic, achievable solutions for eliminating these patterns and replacing them with attitudes of calmness and competency. (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)

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Professional Writing: Mechanics for Non-Native English Speakers
Wednesday, 11/6/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

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. This workshop focuses on the basics of grammar and writing mechanics and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

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Complex Trauma: From Understanding to Intervention (with CEUs)
Friday, 11/15/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will learn how to help teens build resiliency skills for the various life domains, develop strength-based problem-solving skills, and re-establish equilibrium in the aftermath of trauma. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units).

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Cognitive Brief Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (with CEUs)
Wednesday, 12/4/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will learn evidence-based, cognitive behavioral methods for helping patients with addictions improve their motivation to change, identify and moderate their addiction related beliefs, manage their cravings more effectively, improve their mood states via self-help methods, and utilize a range of adaptive skills. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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Navigating Domestic Violence and Trauma (with CEUs)
Wednesday, 12/11/19 – 9 AM to 12 PM
Tompkins Cortland Community College

In this workshop, participants will uncover the dynamics of interpersonal violence, including the prevalence, the cycle of abuse, experiences of survivors, community resources, and safety planning. You will learn about trauma, including how trauma impacts the brain, behaviors, and long-term outcomes for survivors. Gain an increased capacity to work with victims and survivors by learning basic skills for grounding and de-escalation, and best practices for trauma informed care in domestic violence situations. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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LONG ISLAND – NORTHERN

Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
Wednesday, 10/16/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY

This workshop provides participants with 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 and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

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Dual Diagnoses: Using Lifestyle Changes to Enhance Client Outcome (with CEUs)
Friday, 10/18/19 – 1 PM to 4 PM
UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn brief therapeutic practices that can be utilized and taught during group or individual sessions to improve and enhance the recovery process. The emotional and physical benefits of daily lifestyle changes will be examined. We will also look at how stress undermines this process and use a proactive and strength-based perspective to counteract the potential negative effects of stress. This training is most appropriate for clinicians in the beginning to intermediate levels as well as Master’s level students working in mental health and substance abuse settings. Because this workshop is highly experiential, informal attire is recommended. (3 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits)

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Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
Thursday, 11/7/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

This workshop provides participants with 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 and the barriers to clear writing in the English language by non-native English speakers.

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Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, 12/18/19 – 9 AM to 12 PM
DMV Long Island Regional Training Center, Massapequa, NY

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.

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NEW YORK CITY

The Missing Stage of Grief: Clinical Strategies to Overcome Anxiety in the Wake of Loss (with CEUs)
Thursday, 10/17/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Martinique New York, Manhattan, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn practical techniques, skills and tools needed to take your practice beyond Kübler-Ross’ five stages and help clients process their grief on a deeper level, manage their anxiety, find relief, and reclaim their lives. Step-by-step guidance will fully prepare you to employ a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, deep grief processing, and meditation techniques to help clients unpack their fears about mortality, better bare vulnerability, and get their anxiety under control so they can come to terms with their losses. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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Key Strategies for Working with Personality Disorders (with CEUs)
Thursday, 10/22/19 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Christ Church Riverdale, Bronx, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn often times the very thing a person with a personality disorder needs help with obstructs their ability to receive the help they need in the first place. An array of dysfunctional thoughts, misdirected feelings and behaviors can all add to the intensity with which relationships are attended to. Therefore, learning how to harness and utilize the power inherent in the therapeutic relationship is paramount for clinicians so that they can better support their clients in developing greater insight into the nature of their symptoms and their ability to manage their symptoms. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Psychoanalysts continuing education credits)

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Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior (with CEUs)
Friday, 11/1/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Martinique New York, Manhattan, NY

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For additional information regarding currently available offerings, check PSWP Course Offering at www.pswp.info

To reference full workshop details and to register go to the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov.