Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 2: Teaching Content and Process of the Social Work Assessment and Trauma-informed Supervision through the social justice lens

Oct 04, 2019 9:00 am 4:00 pm
The Warehouse,
350 W. Fayette Street Syracuse, NY 13202

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:

Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each session
Location:
The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
Cost:
$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, October 4, 2019 – Session 2: Teaching Content and Process of the Social Work Assessment and Trauma-informed Supervision through the social justice lens

Faculty Instructors:

Jennifer Genovese, ACSW, Ph.D., MSW Program Director and Teaching Professor, School of Social Work, Syracuse University and Kenneth Marfilius, LCSW, DSW, Visiting Teaching Professor, School of Social Work, Syracuse University

Workshop Description IIa. Teaching Social Work Assessment Skills:

This workshop presents a conceptual framework to use as a teaching tool in enhancing the social work assessment skills of social service staff in their agency-based work with clients. Included are a review of core content areas that need to be addressed, the appropriate application of research findings, and the steps to be taken in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and summarizing client data. Group exercises for enhancing supervisee assessment and interviewing skills are practiced as well as the objective use of assessment data to inform practice and set measurable goals.

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
  1. Use a holistic social work assessment framework as a teaching tool to guide supervisees in collecting and summarizing client data from a strengths-based perspective.
  2. Encourage critical thinking on the part of supervisees including recognition of the influence of their own cultural biases (i.e., gender, race, age) on the assessment process and findings.
  3. Facilitate interactive training on skills in summarizing data and promoting effective client-worker collaboration in data collection.

Workshop Description IIb. Trauma-informed supervision through a social justice lens:

Trauma-informed supervision through a social justice lens is an approach to supervision that begins with the personal and extends to the professional. Personal histories, identities, characteristics and psychological experiences of supervisors, as well as structural and environmental conditions of the organization, are considered in supervision. This perspective promotes the role of the supervisor as a leader in establishing a culture within their team that is responsive to and inclusive of the positionalities and unique experiences of clients and colleagues. Supervisors are encouraged to remain vigilant in their commitment to social justice by leading their teams and organizations in achieving truly inclusive diversity.

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
  1. I draw upon social work values to enact my commitment to social justice in my role as a leader within my organization.
  2. I shape my interactions with supervisees by accounting for their positionalities and unique experiences.
  3. I partner with my supervisees to critically discuss the culture of our organization.

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This event was first published on July 23rd, 2019 and last updated on August 19th, 2019.


Event Details

  • Category
    Professional Development
  • Type
    Conferences
  • Region
    Nancy Cantor Warehouse
  • Open to
    Public
  • Cost
    $700.00 for all six sessions
  • Organizers
    Falk College
  • Contact
    Kristin Esposito
    kcesposi@syr.edu
    (315) 256-5535
  • Accessibility
    Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Captioning
    .
    Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
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