The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services

We will continue offering live virtual trainings. Please check this page and our weekly customers newsletter for new offerings.

Payments via check has resumed. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express. Our payment structure is listed below.

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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




Thanks for your interest in The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services!

We take pride in offering a selection of our courses to members of the Greater NYC Community. In 2018, in addition to 1,251 Good Shepherd Services staff members, The Workshops were attended by 187 individuals from 92 different organizations. And they kept coming back for more! The average individual attended 4 workshops over the course of the year.

Our workshops offer a wide range of education opportunities on critical topics in the world of social services. These topics include racial equity, Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership, 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.

Art of Hosting & Participatory Leadership: Through a powerful suite of conversational practices, Art of Hosting harnesses the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of a group. Our Art of Hosting series teaches participants creative and empowering methods for engaging groups that include timeless practices such as circle and drumming.

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: We offer this program twice a year (Spring and Fall).  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.

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We have deactivated user accounts starting in June 2020. If you have attended a workshop and 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 entering the learning management system.

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March 2023

  • Mar 3: Overview of Mental Disorders and Related Medications (3 CE)
  • Mar 6: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (3 CE)
  • Mar 6: Empathy: What We See, What We Hear, What We Say (3 CE)
  • Mar 8: Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors (6 CE)
  • Mar 13: Introduction to Project Management Skills: Moving to Action
  • Mar 15: Intergenerational Supervision: Managing Different Generations Well (6 CE)
  • Mar 23 & 24: Traumatic Reenactment: Transformation to Healing (6 CE)
  • Mar 27: Adolescent Development (3 CE)
  • Mar 28: Transforming Vicarious Traumatic Stress Into Vicarious Resiliency and Self-Care (4 CE)
  • Mar 31: Accountability as a Strengths-Based Practice

April 2023


  • Apr 12: Intro to Working with Families (6 CE)
  • Apr 18: Critical Conversations for Supervisors (6 CE)
  • Apr 19 & 20: Motivational Interviewing: Moving Clients through Stages of Change (6 CE)
  • Apr 24 & 25: Cutting: Understanding and Intervening in Self-Abusive Behavior as a Defense in Traumatic Reenactment (6 CE)

May 2023

  • May 1: SafeTalk: Suicide Awareness & Prevention (3 CE)
  • May 3 & 4: Now We See You: Recognizing the Signs of Teen Depression and How to Treat It (6 CE)
  • May 8: Crossing Borders: Working with Immigrant Families (6 CE)
  • May 16: Creating Trauma-Informed Supervisory Practice: Supervising to Prevent Vicarious Trauma and to Mindfully Create a Positive Parallel Process (6 CE)


June 2023

  • June 7: Transforming Vicarious Traumatic Stress Into Vicarious Resiliency and Self-Care (4 CE)
  • June 8: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (3 CE)
  • June 8: Empathy: What We See, What We Hear, What We Say (3 CE)

Online Training Guidelines

Zoom registration form| As an added measure, 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| Workshops start time are advertised in the LMS, Learning & Development workshop catalog and e-newsletter. 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| While this is new for most of us, we do 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 as our staff are working remotely.

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services
305 7th Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-243-7070, ext. 10245

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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