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 4, Trauma-informed supervision through a social justice lens, workshop focuses on trauma-informed supervision and the social justice lens, an approach to supervision that begins with the personal and extends to the professional. Personal histories, identities, characteristics and psychological experiences of supervisors, as well as structural and environmental conditions of the organization, are considered in supervision. This perspective promotes the role of the supervisor as a leader in establishing a culture within their team that is responsive to and inclusive of the positionalities and unique experiences of clients and colleagues. Supervisors are encouraged to remain vigilant in their commitment to social justice by leading their teams and organizations in achieving truly inclusive diversity.
Session 4 Date, Time, Location
Date: January 12, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13202
Parking is free
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Draw upon social work values to enact my commitment to social justice in my role as a leader within my organization
- Shape my interactions with supervisees by accounting for our positionalities and unique experiences
- Partner with my supervisees to critically discuss the culture of our organization
- In supervision, reflect on implicit bias and how it impacts the supervisory relationship and work with clients
- Seek knowledge and consultation to better understand my positionality and the impact my identity has on the supervisory relationship
- Discuss with supervisees the applications of trauma-informed perspectives in supervision and practice
This event was first published on June 14th, 2023 and last updated on September 7th, 2023.
- Professional Development
- Nancy Cantor Warehouse
- Open to
- $800.00 for all six sessions
- Falk College
- Kristin Esposito
- Contact Kristin Esposito to request accommodations
- Parking is free