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PSWP Public Service Workshops Program – New Announcements!

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

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Zur Institute eLearning (with CEUs)
Online courses accessible by registering in the SLMS

The Zur Institute offers unique courses and perspectives that are rarely offered elsewhere. Zur Institute offers continuing education courses for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologist, and Marriage and Family Therapists. Course format include articles, audios, and videos. (approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist continuing education units)

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CAPTIAL – CENTRAL

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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Professional Writing for Technical Professionals
Wednesday and Thursday, 10/30/19-10/31/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
Professional Development Program, Albany, NY

This workshop will assist 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.

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

In this workshop, participants will explore how trauma impacts a child’s developing brain, resulting in the development of behaviors that are sometimes difficult to manage. You will also explore several interventions to address these challenging behaviors. (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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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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Professional Writing: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers
Thursday, 11/7/2019 – 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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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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Fundamentals of Business Analysis for the IT Professional
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/19/19-11/20/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
PEF MBP Office, Albany, NY

This two-day course on business analysis covers the process, questions, and techniques to efficiently extract expertise from the Business Users. Topics include the role of business analysis and structured ways to define success. Follow change requests/projects through entire SDLC. Define scope for new projects and write business cases, provide cost/benefit and risk analysis, elicit and document business requirements, help business to identify needs vs. wants and prioritize requirements, document business policies, document AS-IS and TO-BE business process flows, assist with creating test plans and test cases, coordinate user acceptance testing and provide results, assist with creation of training documentation and materials.

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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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Practice Skills for Working with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care (with CEUs)
Friday, 12/6/19 – 9 AM to 4 PM
UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn how to facilitate the development of skills for affirming practice with child welfare involved LGBTQ youth, with particular attention to transgender and nonbinary youth of color. Presenters’ own research with LGBTQ youth will be shared and strength-based practice strategies for creating heightened safety, affirmation and permanency will be introduced and practiced. (6 approved Licensed Master Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education credits)

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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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Navigating Domestic Violence and Trauma (with CEUs)
Wednesday, 12/11/19 – 9 AM to 12 PM
Cortland Extension Center, Cortland, NY

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
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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MID/LOWER HUDSON VALLEY

Clinical Action for Dementia, TBI, Concussion, Stroke and Other Cognitive Declines: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity (with CEUs)
Thursday, 11/21/19 – 8 AM to 4 PM
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn practical interventions to best help clients build and maintain cognitive skills and functional independence. Leave the day with a comprehensive toolbox of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions and the skills needed to match clients to the cognitive domains for which they are most effective. Learn practical and useful techniques that can be implemented immediately within your practice. (7.5 approved Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor continuing education units)

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NEW YORK CITY 

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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Introduction to Play Therapy (with CEUs)
Tuesday, 11/19/19 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Christ Church Riverdale, Bronx, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn the history of play therapy and exploration of the various theories that play therapists utilize. Participants will engage in play and explore their own feelings and beliefs about play. We will focus heavily on non-directive play as an avenue for engagement and assessment for children and teens. We will practice with some directive play techniques leaving participants with a foundation of how to engage therapeutically through play with their younger clients. (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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Understanding and Addressing Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating in Children, Teens & Adults (with CEUs)
Tuesday, 12/3/19 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kingsway Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn valuable insights and current information to enhance your toolbox of skills to identify, assess and address disordered eating and eating disorder behavior in children, teens and adults. Learn how to provide psychoeducation to parents regarding normal developmental childhood eating patterns, as differentiated from disordered eating, and coach them to more effectively address their children’s eating behaviors. Discussion will also include ways to work with children and teens to help them understand their eating patterns and boost their decision-making skills around food. Participants will learn skills for taking a history and engaging in assessment, with attention to issues of comorbidity with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. In addition, discussion will include tools for developing a therapeutic alliance to reduce resistance, and for providing psychoeducation regarding the nutritional aspects of disordered eating and eating disorder behavior. Common countertransference issues, and keys to building a treatment team to ensure patient safety, will be discussed. Crucial insights will be shared, as well, to help clinicians make decisions regarding when to consider a higher level of care and to refer to another practitioner.   (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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Meeting the Grieving: Working with Loss, Grief & Mourning (with CEUs)
Tuesday, 12/10/19 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Christ Church Riverdale, Bronx, NY

In this workshop, participants will identify how we understand loss of all kinds and how we understand the processing of grief will inform how we relate to our clients who are struggling to process their individual and shared experiences of loss and grief. This full day class will be a mix of lecture, group discussion and experiential practices. (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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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.