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 22, 2019 – Session 5: Building Capacity among Staff for Effective Practice with Families
Kortney Dale, MSW, Vice President of Family Services, Liberty Resources and Kristin Esposito, LMSW, Internship Placement and Social Work Continuing Education Coordinator, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
This workshop guides supervisors to teach supervisees a systems approach for assessing the diverse strengths, limitations, and needs of client families. It further guides supervisors to support staff in ethical practice and effective communication with client family members and family groups. Evidence-informed strategies for addressing complex and dysfunctional family situations involving abuse and violence, codependence, and caregiving challenges are discussed.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Encourage and partner with supervisees to pursue an evidence informed approach to practice with families
- Teach a systems approach in assessing the strengths, limitations, and needs of the client’s family
- Help supervisees understand the differential needs of older and younger families and their situations
- Lead supervisees in practicing effective ways of communicating with family members, individually and in groups
- Support supervisees in applying culturally competent and racially equitable approaches to working with older clients and families
- Address ethical issues that arise in practice with families (family caregiving, family dysfunction, and family violence)
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