Workshops

SPRING 2018 CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING

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

STRENGTHS-BASED GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS - FRIDAY, May 18, 2018, 9:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

STRENGTHS-BASED GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018, 9:15 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 3.5 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.

Workshops

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For Social Workers: please indicate whether you are a LMSW or LCSW

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