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Offering professional development and community education

WJCS is renowned for developing well-trained, highly professional staff for the agency and for providing high level training opportunities for the broader social service community. In addition, our community and family life education programs help neighbors to understand contemporary issues and know where to turn for assistance. 

The highly acclaimed WJCS Educational Institute, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 1993, provides courses, workshops and conferences for professionals and the community-at-large. Offerings include in-service training for professional and support personnel, clinical internships and field placements for students pursuing advanced degrees in psychology and social work. In-service training programs for staff provide the opportunity to identify the treatment needs of clients and learn about trends and methods of practice.   A complete catalogue of Educational Institute courses is available each Fall. 

WJCS provides a clinical externship and an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship for doctoral students enrolled in clinical, school or counseling psychology programs. WJCS also offers field placements for students pursuing master's degrees in social work.

An annual Fall Edythe Kurz Conference highlights topics of current interest for human service professionals.

The Dr. Samuel Kahn Memorial Lecture informs the community about family, parenting and mental health matters.

Our Home Health Services division provides New York State Department of Health-approved training for personal care and home health aides and related specialties.

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