Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF)

A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice Across the Life Course
This program is limited to social workers employed in a wide range of agencies. You must be currently supervising social work staff (not only students).

Enrollment Limited to 25

36 CECs
Satisfies the cultural competency requirement for Connecticut social work licensure.


There is a critical need for enhanced continuing education for social work supervisors. 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 in terms of sophistication of content with a focus on some of the most complex issues that challenge M.S.W. supervisors. This program is part of a multi-site initiative being coordinated by Adelphi University faculty with support from the Florence V. Burden Foundation and the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.  


Eligibility and Requirements: The participants selected for the program must be MSW-level social workers who are currently supervising social service workers from diverse settings. Supervisees can include any number of MSWs, BSWs, or other social service staff, in any combination. Attendees are expected to attend all six program days as well as complete anonymous pre-and post-program surveys. (All survey data will be de-identified and reported only in aggregate. Your name will not be linked in any way with your responses to surveys.)


Application: Social work supervisors must apply for acceptance into the program. We will strive to bring together a diverse group of participants. Apply early. Based on the volume of applications, acceptance decisions will be made every 2-3 weeks until the program is full. You can register and pay after acceptance into the program. Click on the Apply Now button to begin your application. 


Cost: Early bird discount rate is $630 if application is received by August 10; $680 after August 10.


Payment Information: Payment is due upon acceptance.  The registration fee may be made by check or credit card – VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Purchase orders will also be accepted.


Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing. Refund of the registration fee will be processed if written notice of cancellation is received by August 31. No refunds will be issued after this date.


To successfully complete the SWPF certificate program, participants are expected to:

  • Attend all 6 training days
  • Complete pre- and post-program self-assessments of supervisory practices
  • Participate in activities and discussions
  • For CECs, full attendance is required; CECs are not prorated
  • Certificates of completion will be issued at the end of the program to those who attended all 6 days



Fridays, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct, 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 30, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sept 14 Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW
Sept 28 Teaching Social Work Assessment Skills William Gilbert, PhD.
Oct 12 Advancing Knowledge of Health Challenges Across the Life Course Jeannette de Jesus, MSW, MPA
Oct 26 Advancing Knowledge of Mental Health and Addiction Challenges Across the Life Course Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
Nov 9 Building Capacity Among Staff for Effective Practice with Families Doris LaPlante, LCSW
Nov 30 Furthering Ability to Confront Performance and Organizational Challenges Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW

Location: Hartford Public Library, Room 026, 500 Main St, Hartford, CT