NYSSSWA Workshop Proposal Topics

Call for Papers — Share Your Expertise!

We know School Social Workers across New York are doing fabulous things to assist students.  This is your opportunity to submit a proposal to be part of Professional Development offerings sponsored by the New York State School Social Workers’ Association.   For details and guidelines see Call for Proposals.    See topics of interest below and submit a Workshop Proposal to share your strategies and interventions!


Top Topics of Interest Include*:

  • Management Tools for Significant Behavioral Needs  *In the general education setting
  • Management Tools for Significant Mental Health/Emotional Needs *In the general education setting
  • Best Practices/Styles/Roles of SSW – Obtaining support and understanding of the SSW role with Administration and Staff
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Diversity-Equity-Cultural Competence
  • IEP Counseling Goals: writing, data collection, progress monitoring, determining need
  • Restorative Practices – Alternatives to Suspension
  • School Avoidance/Refusal/Truancy/Attendance
  • Self-Care – Burnout –  Supporting teachers with Burnout and Vicarious Trauma
  • Self-Harming Behaviors – Interventions – Treatment
  • Social Media Trends, Risks
  • Substance Abuse/Prevention/Intervention/Trends – Addiction
  • Trauma – ACES – TIG – Complex PTSD

Other Topics of Interest**:

  • Assessment Tools for Determining Counseling Needs/Eligibility
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Best Practices in Providing Clinical Supervision
  • EMDR
  • Group Therapy Interventions
  • Engaging Parents/Caregivers
  • Mindfulness – Yoga – Dance
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Working within the Multi Tiered Systems of Support Model
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy – Art Therapy Interventions
  • Poverty
  • Psycho-pharmacological Interventions and Trends – DSM Updates
  • Tapping Techniques
  • Use of technology in School Social Work

*Topics that received the most requests based on 2022 & 2023 attendee feedback.
**Topics based on 2022 & 2023 attendee feedback.


Download Topics of Interest Here

Workshop Proposal Form (Word)

Workshop Proposal Form (PDF)

Submit to member.services@nyssswa.org