Social Work Practice Fellows – Session 1: Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision

Oct 06, 2023 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

Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF) is a premier tuition-based professional development program for MSW supervisors from community-based agencies. The educational model, which has been proven effective, calls for face-to-face interactive workshops taught by academic and practice-based experts utilizing brief didactic presentations, group learning activities, discussions of cases and supervision experiences, and the provision of extensive educational materials. SWPF is delivered by the continuing education departments of participating schools of social work and its workshops are led by expert social work practitioners and faculty scholars.

Cohorts of 20-25 MSW supervisors convene for scheduled learning sessions to receive 36 hours of training on supervisory best practices and are awarded 36 continuing education units to apply toward their state licensure for practice. SWPF also facilitates the creation of much-needed peer support for participating supervisors who are known to experience professional isolation and to benefit from peer networking. SWPF is offered in multiple communities and each new cohort of graduates will join a growing professional network of alumni with whom they can connect for mutual support.

The curriculum will be covered through 6 convenient learning sessions of 6 hours apiece, one session per month. Completion of all 6 sessions is required for earning the SWPF certificate and CE contact hours. the cost is $800.00 for all six sessions. Learn about all the sessions.

The session 1, A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course, workshop teaches new supervisors and updates those who are experienced about the range of skills involved in individual and group supervision in an array of service contexts. Supervisors are guided in structuring regularly scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees and the appropriate use of individual versus group meetings. Emphasis is placed on supporting staff in self-assessment with careful attention to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues within the service context.

Session 1 date, times and location:

Date: October 6
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
Parking is Free

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):

  1. Structure regularly-scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees
  2. Support supervisees in self-assessment and planning to advance their practice strengths, address challenges, and develop as professionals
  3. Teach supervisees to use an “evidence-informed” approach to empirically evaluating practice
  4. Model the behavior of striving for professional competence through ongoing education, supervision, and self-care
  5. Structure group supervision sessions focused on common practice themes and situations (e.g., ethical dilemmas)
  6. Utilize social work group facilitation skills to promote group process during group supervision

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This event was first published on June 14th, 2023 and last updated on June 16th, 2023.

Event Details

  • Category
    Professional Development
  • Type
  • Region
    Nancy Cantor Warehouse
  • Open to
  • Cost
    $800.00 for all six sessions
  • Organizers
    Falk College
  • Contact
    Kristin Esposito
    (315) 256-5535
  • Accessibility
    Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
Parking is free