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, October 25, 2019 – Session 3: Advancing Knowledge of Health Challenges across the Life Course
Mark Buttiglieri, LCSW-R, Director of Social Work, Upstate Medical University Hospital and Tracey Musarra Marchese, MSW, LCSW, Professor of Practice, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
This workshop helps supervisors to support social service staff in using evidence-informed approaches to common illness-related challenges that confront clients across the life course. Included are care transitions, acute health crises, management of chronic conditions, navigating health and long-term care systems, and the intersections of these issues with cultural diversity. Supervisors explore techniques for supporting teams in service planning, health education, and health advocacy.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Review with supervisees the common illness-related challenges that confront clients across the life course (including care transitions, acute health crises, and navigating health and long-term care service systems)
- Support supervisees in the ongoing assessment of client health and illness
- Encourage and partner with supervisees to seek contemporary literature to better understand the health challenges confronted by clients (including chronic conditions, developmental disabilities, and acquired disabilities)
- Assist supervisees in planning to meet the health needs of their clients
- Help supervisees to prepare for providing culturally-informed health education to clients
- Support supervisees in empowering and joining with clients in health advocacy
This event was first published on July 23rd, 2019 and last updated on August 9th, 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