A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, is offering a six-day Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) program allowing social work supervisors to honor their real world experiences while engaging in interactive learning. Social workers are often thrust into supervisory roles without the skills, knowledge, or support they need to succeed. This premier 36-hour certificate program features an advanced curriculum with a focus on some of the most complex issues that challenge MSW supervisors. Content and activities are based on supervisory best practices and delivered through face-to-face training with interactive group learning tasks and expert instruction.
Times, Location, Cost:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each session
The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
$700.00 for all six sessions
Session Description and Learning Objectives
The focus of this program is on “direct practice” and content appeals to a broad array of practice contexts. The curriculum focuses on agency-based practice challenges, on casework, and mental health or other interventions. Content and activities are based on supervisory best practices and delivered through face-to-face training with interactive group learning tasks and expert instruction. In this 6-day program, group discussion and interaction will involve application of content for collaborative problem solving and solution generation.
Friday, September 13, 2019 – Session 1: Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision
Ellen Ketchum, LCSW-R, Director of Clinical Services, Catholic Charities and Tracy Walker, LMSW, Director of Field Education, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
This workshop teaches new supervisors and updates those who are experienced about the range of skills involved in individual and group supervision in an array of service contexts. Supervisors are guided in structuring regularly scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees and the appropriate use of individual versus group meetings. Emphasis is placed on supporting staff in self-assessment with careful attention to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues within the service context.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Structure supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees
- Establish regular supervision meeting schedules (to promote continuity, workload management, worker autonomy, and clarity of expectations
- Support supervisees in self-assessment of their practice strengths and challenges
- Structure individual supervision sessions focused on issues that pertain to individual staff including their clients, community, and organizational concerns and needs
- Structure group supervision sessions focused on common practice themes and situations (e.g., ethical dilemmas)
- Facilitate conversations with supervisees about power and privilege, social identities, and their experiences with race, ethnicity, and culture
This event was first published on July 23rd, 2019 and last updated on July 24th, 2019.
- Professional Development
- Nancy Cantor Warehouse
- Open to
- $700.00 for all six sessions
- Falk College
- Kristin Esposito
- Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Captioning .
- Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
- Parking is free in the West Lot