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Families F.I.R.S.T. (Families Investing Recovery & in Supporting Treatment) Program

It can be stressful when a loved one is suffering from mental illness.

Families F.I.R.S.T. is a program designed to support families who have been dealing with a loved one who suffers from mental illness. Our program will focus on education, recognizing red flags, resources in the community, answering questions you may have about your loved ones symptoms and overall support for one another. We meet to discuss various symptoms of mental illness in a supportive environment. If you have a loved one that is currently at Fairmount Behavioral Health please feel free to attend. Our goal is to support the families in our community so they do not feel alone. The Families F.I.R.S.T. Program is held by appointment only. To make an appointment or for questions regarding the program, please call Rebecca Smith, LPC 215-487-4189.


From Clinician to Clinical Supervisor: Issues and Strategies

Frank Picone, LCSW

DATE: April 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Fairmount Behavioral Health System
CEU’S: 5
COST: $139 per person


This training is for new or aspiring supervisors (or those who wish to refresh their skills) and covers a comprehensive array of guidelines for understanding the challenges new supervisors face. The workshop details effective supervision strategies and methods to motivate supervisees to perform at optimal levels.

Workshop Objectives:

By the completion of the training experience participants will be able to

  1. Identify 5 key attributes of a good supervisor
  2. Identify at least 5 qualities of a good supervisor
  3. Describe the approach for 5 of the most common challenges new clinical supervisors face
  4. List the 5 most common mistakes new supervisors make
  5. Describe how to address underperformance in your supervisees
  6. Explain what “Finding the Right Fit” means in hiring and placing new employees
  7. Describe 3 ways to create a motivating work environment
  8. Explain what constitutes a clear directive
  9. Identify the key components of effective staff coaching to help develop the employee
  10. Understand and utilize an effective employee satisfaction tool



Time: Description:
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Introductions and overview
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Your best mentor
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 10 guidelines for quality supervision
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Challenges for clinicians becoming clinical supervisors
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 5 common mistakes new supervisors make
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Strategies for underperforming supervisees
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The right fit
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch- buffet lunch provided
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Model the behavior you want
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Creating a motivating work environment
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. How to motivate your supervisee
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Coaching
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Measuring employee satisfaction
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Questions and evaluations
4:00 p.m. Ending


Cost, When and Where:

4-12-19, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fairmount Behavioral Health System, 561 Fairthorne Ave. Phila. PA 19128, 5 CEU’s, $139 per person, directions below; fee includes CEU’s, presentation, all handouts, certificate, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, PM refreshments, For more information call 610-203-1926.

CEU Hours:

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 5 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker:

Frank Picone, LCSW, a certified School Social Worker, is the founder and director of Positive Culture Change, a provider of clinical, communication, leadership and management training to professionals working with youth across the country. He is also an Instructor for the School of Social Work, at Rutgers College and wrote and published a training manual, Managing Crisis in Schools and Residential Settings. Frank has worked in a variety of settings and roles including in community mental health centers as a crisis screener and primary therapist, in a family service office as a family therapist, and in residential treatment settings serving severely emotionally disturbed youth as a clinical and administrative director. Frank served as manager of New Jersey’s Residential Treatment Centers for the NJ Children’s System of Care and was the Director of Residential Services for the Carrier Clinic in Belle Meade NJ. For more information on Frank’s background and trainings visit his website at www.positiveculturechange.com.


Discounts of 20 % per person are offered to agencies that register 5 or more staff


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