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, December 6, 2019 – Session 6: Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges
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 highlights other challenges supervisors may face including supervisees’ performance problems, organizational challenges, and ethical dilemmas in practice. Supervisors will collaborate in exploring strategies for addressing these challenges and promoting worker self-care to strengthen worker wellness and retention. Participants will seek to integrate lessons learned throughout the program.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Communicate clearly and directly with supervisees about performance problems
- Teach and partner with supervisees to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas
- Guide and partner with supervisees to identify practices which promote wellness among staff
- Engage in my own supervision and ongoing professional development
- Provide leadership within the organization to create a culture where supervision is sanctioned and necessary resources are allocated to assure staff learning
- Assist supervisees in understanding their roles and the roles of other team members, administrators, and clients in achieving collective and individual goals
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