Workshops

SUMMER 2018 CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING

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

PURPOSEFUL USE OF ACTIVITIES IN GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS - FRIDAY, June 29, 2018, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

PURPOSEFUL USE OF ACTIVITIES IN GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 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 framework for the use of verbal and nonverbal activities in group work that will improve the quality of their direct practice in myriad settings.

Purposeful use of activity in group work refers to more than curriculum – or manual-driven content and more than canned exercises. Purposeful use of activity is more than a mechanistic means to an end. In addition to having a wealth of structured resource material at your disposal (e.g., games and exercises), there are the activities that grow spontaneously out of the living together that a group does. These are the creative applications, the member- and worker-initiated innovations that can be cultivated and brought to life in the group, contributing to a growing sense of closeness and rich history of experience together.

This workshop will elevate participants’ understanding of how to effectively use activities in group work with school-aged children and adolescents. It will offer a framework for practice, key cautionary notes and essential dimensions for the use of activity.

A well-conceived use of program – what the group does together – can add texture to the group experience, fueling its capacity to transform itself into a unique entity, something new and special that has never existed before. The following components of framework will presented to strengthen participants’ foundation for the use of activity:

    1. Building a sense of competence.
    2. Promoting a sense of belonging.
    3. Instilling a sense of mindfulness.
    4. Advancing social justice.

The approach in this training will be mini-lecture, group interaction and activity, poetry, video and Q & A.

Approved for 3.0 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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