The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services

Thank you for your interest in The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services!

We will resume our offerings of live virtual trainings in September 2024. Please return to this page to view our training schedule.

We take pride in offering a selection of our courses to members of the Greater NYC Community.

Our workshops offer a wide range of education opportunities on critical topics in the world of social services. These topics include racial equity, trauma-informed practice, and social work practice.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At The Workshops, we acknowledge that the path to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world begins with us as individuals. We have a growing list of workshops that we offer to engage our participants in learning, discussing, and reflecting upon DE&I’s core concepts.

Trauma-Informed Practice: There is not a corner of the social services field that trauma leaves untouched. Our carefully curated series of trauma-informed workshops build awareness of the signs of trauma, its impact, and how to build resilience in oneself and others. These workshops are facilitated by Good Shepherd Services staff at the Center for Trauma-Informed Practice.

Social Work Practice: Join us as our participants brush up on their clinical skills. These one-day workshops provide continuing education to licensed social workers and explore the range of subjects that social workers engage in on a daily basis. Popular topics include engaging families, motivational interviewing, intervening with cutting, and more.

Supervisory Certificate Program: This program is designed for new supervisors with less than 3 years of experience, though more experienced supervisors are welcome to attend. The program focuses intentionally and intensively on assisting supervisors in gaining the necessary skills and best practices to be outstanding in their supervisory practice.

Learn More About Us

Please contact us at Reaching us by email is preferred. We look forward to welcoming you into our community of life-long learners!

Register for an Offering Today!

We have temporarily deactivated user accounts starting in March 2024. If you have attended a workshop and are having problems logging in, do not create a new user account. Simply email us to re-activate your account. If you have any questions about an upcoming workshop or future workshops, email us,

New customers, Browse our upcoming offerings in our learning management system. Once you’re ready to register, you will be prompted to create an account. You can find more information about the workshops listed below, including the times, by accessing our learning management system.


Check Out Our Upcoming Offerings!

September 2024

  • Sep 16: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (3 CE)
  • Sep 18 & 26: Cutting: Understanding and Intervening in Self-Abusive Behavior as a Defense in Traumatic Reenactment (6 CE)
  • Sep 19: Adolescent Development (3 CE)

October 2024

  • Oct 10 & 24: Now We See You: Recognizing the Signs of Teen Depression and How to Treat It (6 CE)
  • Oct 15: Overview of Mental Disorders and Related Medications (3 CE)
  • Oct 24: Motivational Interviewing: Moving Clients through Stages of Change (6 CE)
  • Oct 28: Empathy: What We See, What We Hear, What We Say (3 CE)

November 2024

  • Nov 7: Engaging and Motivating Adolescent Drug Users (3 CE)
  • Nov 14: Adolescent Development (3 CE)
  • Nov 25: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (3 CE)

December 2024

  • Dec 10 & 11: Motivational Interviewing: Moving Clients through Stages of Change (6 CE)
  • Dec 20: Empathy: What We See, What We Hear, What We Say (3 CE)

Our Fees


Half-Day Workshops

via Zoom

(1-3 hours)

Full-Day Workshops

via Zoom

(4 -6 hours)

For registration received 30 days or more before the workshop start date



For registration received 29-5 days before the workshop start date





Online Training Guidelines

Zoom registration form| All online workshops which are being held via Zoom, will require a registration form. If you’re logging in at the exact start time, do not click on join without first completing the registration form. In-person workshops, we require participants to sign-in, this is the same concept.

Lateness| Registrants should login 15-30 minutes before the start time of the online workshop to avoid being turned away due to lateness. Please note, there will be no refunds for customers that arrive late or registrants who do not attend. No admittance 15 minutes after online training has begun.

Participation| We ask you to try your best to be mindfully present and participate whenever possible. We highly recommend keeping your video on. Your computer should have audio and video capabilities. Note you can also use your smartphone for your online workshop. Keep in mind your surrounding will be visible to other participants.

Please designate time and space for your online workshop. If you have errands or personal matters to tend too, kindly schedule them during breaks, before/after the workshop or attend a later session when you can fully be present.

Evaluation| We encourage all participants to provide us with their feedback. Before the online workshop ends, you will be provided with the survey link and QR code so you can complete the evaluation. We’d like your response in real-time.

Our Policies

Cancellations or withdrawals| For customers who paid via credit card, if you’re unable to attend your scheduled workshop, please cancel 5 days before the workshop start date in order to receive a full refund.

Workshop Cancellation| When we do not have sufficient registration to hold a workshop, when possible, you will be notified of cancellation at least 5 business days in advance if you are registered. We reserve the right to cancel any training or substitute the facilitator. In the event of a cancellation, registrants paying via credit card will be refunded in full.

Contact Us

Preferred method of contact is via email.

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services
305 7th Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0151. Look for offerings that are “CE Eligible.”

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