Workshops

FALL CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING SERIES

(NY State-Approved Continuing Education – CEU – for Social Work and Mental Health Counseling)

PLANNING FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUPS… ESSENTIAL FOR ANYONE WORKING WITH GROUPS - FRIDAY, October 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

PLANNING FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUPS… ESSENTIAL FOR ANYONE WORKING WITH GROUPS

FRIDAY, October 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center; author, Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice; and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work with Groups

In this essential workshop, participants will learn a comprehensive model for planning groups that will improve the quality of care in their direct practice. Planning is the most neglected phase of group development and the number one reason why groups don’t get off the ground or end prematurely.

This training is organized in a combination mini-lecture and group interactive activity aimed at learning a comprehensive model for planning groups in any setting and with any age group. Although the workshop is aimed at work with children and adolescents, the model applies to groups of all ages.

The foundation for this workshop is the evidence-based model that will be taught through an inductive process. The participants will actually build the model in order to learn and integrate its components.

Approved for 4.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

LATINA GIRLS AT RISK FOR SUICIDE AND OTHER SELF-HARMING BEHAVIORS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES - FRIDAY, November 2, 2018, 9:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

LATINA GIRLS AT RISK FOR SUICIDE AND OTHER SELF-HARMING BEHAVIORS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

FRIDAY, November 2, 2018, 9:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter:  Regina Barros-Rivera, LCSW, Associate Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and founder of the Latina Girls’ Project

This three-hour workshop will address how to best approach the needs of young Latina adolescents at-risk for suicide.  Participants will learn core principles for clinical practice and program development in working with this population of young Latina girls and their families. This will include culturally sensitive strategies for effective practice in engaging and sustaining a therapeutic alliance, across the mental health delivery system, with this underserved population.

Direct practice illustrations and film clips will be used to bring to life core practice principals and address issues including sexual abuse, witness to violence, victim of violence, immigration trauma and suicide risk. The presentation will incorporate steps for developing a triage response to suicidal thinking and behavior and the use of alternative group activities to supplement the core clinical work and expand the girls’ experiences, horizons and opportunities.

Work with the parents and family members of the Latina Girls will be emphasized and illustrated through examples of an extensive group program to address moms, dads and siblings; as well as how to develop multiple family groups. Critical issues around clinical supervision will be presented to emphasize the importance of team collaboration and successful planning to advance quality care.

Approved for 3 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY FOR NON-MDs - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018, 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY FOR NON-MDs

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018, 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Reena Nandi, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

This three-hour workshop will offer an overview of symptomatology, differential diagnosis and treatment options for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents (mood, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and other behaviors). The workshop will include a discussion of standard guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, treatment formulation and need for psychiatric evaluation. A brief overview on current psychotropic medications in use, risks and benefits, and related issues will be presented.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to recognize the presentation, diagnosis and current treatment options available for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. In addition, course participants should also be able to recognize risk management issues associated with adolescent substance and alcohol use and safe use of psychotropic medication, suicide risk and other related metabolic issues and prevention.

Approved for 3 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

STRENGTHS-BASED GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS - FRIDAY, November 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

STRENGTHS-BASED GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

FRIDAY, November 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center; author, Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice, now it its 21st year and 3rd Edition; and editor, Social Work with Groups, a journal of community and clinical practice.

In this workshop participants will learn a seven-component framework for strengths-based group work with school-aged children and adolescents that will improve the quality of care in their direct practice regardless of setting. The approach in this training will be mini-lecture, small and large group interaction and activity, video and Q & A. The aim is for the trainees to learn, understand and apply the following framework of practice principles that were developed by Andrew Malekoff:

1. Form groups based on members’ felt needs and wants, not diagnoses.

2. Structure groups to welcome the whole person, not just the troubled parts.

3. Integrate verbal and nonverbal activities.

4. Develop alliances with relevant other people in group members’ lives.

5. Decentralize authority and turn control over to group members.

6. Maintain a dual focus on individual change and social reform.

7. Understand and respect group development as key to promoting change.

The core influences on this framework are strengths-based practice and youth development. Some of the converging lines of research and practice that support the strengths perspective are in the areas of developmental resilience, health and wellness, story and narrative and solution-focused approaches.

Approved for 4.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0409 and mental health counselors #MHC-0101.

Note: Participants must attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive CEU credits. No partial credits will be given.

All workshops take place at

480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
(south service road of the LIE)

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0409 and mental health counselors #MHC-0101.

Note: Participants must attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive CEU credits. No partial credits will be given.

 

To register for a workshop(s) please print and mail this registration form or fill out the form to the right:

NSC&FGC Development Department
480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Questions?

Please call or email Nicole Oberheim at
(516) 626-1971 ext. 337 or noberheim@northshorechildguidance.org.

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