Register now for PSWP workshops in May and June


Members can take advantage of the Public Service Workshops program training sessions in May and June on legal and ethical approaches when working with high-risk clients, motion interviewing and structured query language.

Legal and ethical considerations when working with high-risk clients, with CE hours, will take place on May 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. In this virtual workshop, participants will learn about the key legal aspects that clinicians face in their practice, such as: B. Treatment of high-risk clients, record-keeping and documentation requirements, and mandatory and recommended reporting. (1.5 contact hours approved for NYS Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Psychoanalyst and Psychologist).

to register here until 25.04.

the virtual workshop Motivational interviewing: Empowering customers and stimulating change, with CE hours, will be offered on June 24th from 9am to 4pm. Participants will learn more about motivational interviewing as a strengths-based clinical approach designed to help clients find the motivation to make positive behavior changes. As a client-centred approach, personal strengths are pitted against challenges, ambivalences are examined and addressed, and personalized plans for self-actualization are designed and implemented. (6 contact hours approved for NYS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Clinical and Masters Social Workers).

to register here until June 10th.

the Structured Query Language Advanced The virtual workshop will take place on April 26th and 27th from 1pm to 4pm and on May 11th and 12th from 1pm to 4pm. This two-session workshop (3 hours each) goes beyond the basics of SQL and modifies the information contained in databases that can be used by report writers, websites, or other media. Lectures and exercises focus on extracting and manipulating information from databases using SQL. The workshop assumes users have a basic understanding of statement structure and relational database concepts. Completion of the SQL Basics course or Strong SQL Basics is recommended. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio will be used and the workshop will be conducted virtually using Zoom. Each participant must attend both sessions.

to register here to April 19 for the April session.

to register here until 4 May for the May session.

To access full workshop details and to register, go to Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at For more information on currently available offers, visit PSWP course offerings at

The Public Service Workshop program is funded through the negotiated agreement between the State of New York and the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, and through additional management/confidential funds. The program is administered by the Professional Development Program of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany under contract with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.


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