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, November 8, 2019 – Session 4: Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges Across the Life Course
Tracy Torelli, LCSW-R, CASAC, Clinical Staff Educator and Clinical Social Worker, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Jane Fico, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, St. Joseph’s Hospital
This workshop teaches supervisors how to support staff in planning to meet the needs of clients with mental illnesses and substance use across the life course through ongoing assessment of mental disorder symptoms and their potential impacts on clients and their families, building understanding of effective practice models as supported by research evidence, appreciating the complex nature of self-determination, and the intersections of these issues with cultural diversity.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Encourage and partner with supervisees in reviewing symptoms of relevant mental disorders and their potential impacts on clients and their families
- Support supervisees in the ongoing assessment of signs and symptoms of mental illness and addiction among clients
- Guide and partner with supervisees to evaluate what is known about the effectiveness of practice models currently used in agencies to address major mental health conditions and addictions from childhood to late life
- Assist supervisees in planning to meet the needs of clients with mental illnesses or addictions (who often require more effort, time, advanced planning, and skill from their social service providers)
- Work with colleagues and social service teams to identify models of service delivery for clients with mental illness or addiction that are supported by research and which fit with agency goals and structures
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