2014–2015 Professional Development Series
Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2014–2015
The goal of this seminar is to promote the development of competent Masters-level social work field instructors. Required of all field instructors supervising an MSW intern for the first time, the seminar combines of theoretical and practical content presented by the instructor with an open agenda to which participants bring questions, examples, and suggestions.
Charles River Campus
Section A — Clinical (enrollment limited to 20)
Tuesdays 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
Section B — Clinical (enrollment limited to 20)
Thursdays 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
Section C — Macro (enrollment limited to 20)
Tuesdays 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Section D — Chelmsford
Not offered 2014-2015
Section E — Fall River
Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Section F — Cape Cod
Not offered 2014-2015
All Field Instructors, especially new ones, are encouraged to complete the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). The seminar is free of charge and offers 20 CEUS. Participants must attend 80% of the sessions in order to meet the CEU requirements. Registration limited to 20
Thursdays: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dates: 9/18/14, 10/9/14, 10/23/14, 11/6/14, 11/20/14, 12/11/14, 1/8/15, 2/5/15, 3/5/15, 4/9/15
Wheelock College – Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St. Brookline, MA. Green - C line, Hawes St. T stop; metered parking also available on Beacon St
The Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) are designed for field instructors who for the first time are supervising an M.S.W. intern. Given at Simmons College School of Social Work, 300 The Fenway, Boston, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Palace Road Building, Room P-304E (3rd floor, Social Work suite), they are free of charge, include free readings (available to download from the Simmons College library website), and carry 18 CECs. Participants must attend 80% of the sessions in order to meet the CEC requirement. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course.
Please note: SIFI is a series. Supervisors must attend at least eight of the ten sessions (80%). You should plan to attend all Tuesday or all Wednesday meetings (you cannot switch back and forth between the two).
You will be able to indicate which section is your first choice, but this is not guaranteed. However, we will do our best to accommodate everyone's preferences. If you have any scheduling restrictions, these should be noted in the comment box. You will receive confirmation by email along with directions to the College and parking options. If you have any questions feel free to call the Field Education Department at 617/521-3943.
Supervisors can register on our website.
SIFI Orientation (attendance strongly recommended)
Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM