1. Are mentors and professional coaches available to talk outside of scheduled meetings?
2. I see you have group supervision. How do you determine the group designations?
Some supervision groups may include social workers from a specific type of practice-a group of forensic social workers, for example. Other groups can be based on commmon need, or level, or include a group of social work supervisors or directors. In any group supervision, the composition is well thought out to ensure that everyone receives the maximum benefit.
3. Can I get supervision or mentoring on an as-needed basis, or do I have to come weekly? Is this a schedule I can create with my supervisor or mentor?
Group supervision occurs weekly, and the members of the group and their feedback and processing in supervision are essential to how the group functions. However, you can choose to attend either on a weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly basis. But please keep in mind that we highly recomemend weekly supervision. Individual supervision is offered on a case-by-case basis.
4. Do supervision hours count toward my licensure?
Yes, they can. However, in order for them to count toward licensure, they must meet the following requirements:
- Your employer must be the payer of the services. You cannot pay your supervisor directly.
- You must sign a consent form stating that the SWEET Institute/Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services has the ability to provide the appropriate level of clinical supervision.
- Your clients also need to sign a consent form allowing us to access their records.
5. How does the supervision SWEET provides affect my workplace supervision?
Our supervision is geared towards prevention of burnout, allowing a safe space to process, to work on countertransference, and to promote clinical growth. Supervision with SWEET follows a strict consultation model. It in no way serves as a substitute for your agency supervisor. Please follow your agency supervisor’s clinical recommendations when making decisions on client care. SWEET is not liable for any clinical decision made at your respective agency.
6. Do you provide any online courses?
Our primary goal is to provide an in-person experience of professional support and training. However, because we understand the scheduling demands that all of our members face, we will offer online courses at a later time to address those needs as well.
7. If I’m an employer of social workers, how can I contract with you to provide supervision and CEUs for my staff?
To discuss a professional development program that can be customized to support your social work staff, please email either Mardoche Sidor, MD, our CEO and President, or Karen Dubin-McKnight, LCSW, PhD, our CSO and Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org They will be happy to discuss the needs of the best options for your staff.
8. What kinds of payment do you accept?
All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
9. Are SWEET membership OR registration expenses tax deductible?
The SWEET Institute is a professional organization. Your membership payments are therefore considered professional and education expenses. Please speak with a certified accountant for details on this.
10. What do I do if I am dissatisfied with SWEET services?
It is essential to us that anyone who attends our courses feels that it has been an excellent learning and beneficial experience. We value feedback as crucial, to ensure a high-quality service. We take this very seriously for continuous quality improvement. At every SWEET Institute course, there will be a staff member observing the course instruction. This staff person is available to everyone present who wants to provide real time feedback. All attendees will also be asked to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. All feedback will be provided to the instructor as an ongoing learning opportunity.SWEET has a money back guarantee policy for any SWEET experience rated at a 2/5 or lower.