Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2016–2017
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 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)
16 CECs (100% attendance required)
Section D — Bedford
Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Section E — Fall River
Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Section F — Cape Cod
Fridays 9:30 AM—12:30 PM
Please complete and return this form to the Field Education Department, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215 or call (617) 353-3754 or e-mail email@example.com or fax to 617-353-8348.
All Field Supervisors, especially new ones, are encouraged to complete the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). The seminar is free of charge and provides 19 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 100% attendance is the standard from MA NASW with 80% acceptable under extenuating circumstance.
To register please email Angelica Vasquez at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax: 617-552-1095. Please call the Field Office with any questions at 617-552-4027.
All sessions held in McGuinn Hall, BC main campus. Exact room locations will be distributed by instructor prior to first class.
Available in the Boston College Beacon St. garage for $3.00 per hour.
Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Ximena Soto, LICSW [These sessions will be held in Spanish]
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Patty Birch, MSW
Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Training Program/Seminar for new MSW and BSW Field Instructors: These seminars are free of charge and all field instructors, especially new ones are encouraged to attend. Please register in advance with Lisa Morency (email@example.com). CEU’s (20) are granted for those who attend and complete 100% of the series. **Please note that there will be the option of coming to all 8 sessions, or coming in-person to 7 sessions and completing one session online.
Fridays: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Susan Goldman MSW, MPH, LICSW
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.
Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Wednesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
All classes will be held in the Adanti Student Center Room 306, corner of Fitch Street and Crescent Street, SCSU Campus. Please note: you may park in Lots 8 or 9 on Farnham Ave.
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/26, 2/22, 3/8
Thursdays, 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/27, 2/23, 3/9
For registration details, please contact Diane Michaelsen, LCSW, LADC.
Orientation of new Field Instructors will be held at the West Hartford Campus, School of Social Work in the Zachs Community room on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 9:00 am – Noon
Note: The dates on this calendar are subject to revision and change by the Administration of the School of Social Work and the University of Connecticut at any time. MAKEUP DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
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
Instructors: Devon Reber, MSW and Diane Zipoli, LICSW
Wheelock College – Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St. Brookline, MA
2016–2017 Professional Development Events
The Importance of Self-care: No Time Like the Present!
Deborah Lisansky Beck, MSW, LICSW
Friday April 7, 2017
Wheelock College, Brookline Campus
This session will focus on the importance of mindfulness and self-care in everyday life at home and in social work practice particularly how it relates to self-regulation and self-awareness. Both the theory and practice of stress reduction will be explored including delineation of stressors, stress as a multidimensional experience, examples of self-care and stress reduction strategies, and an exploration of how these strategies work. Participants will develop self-care strategies that can help prevent or reduce stress.
A Wheelock faculty member since 1991, Deborah Lisansky Beck has taught primarily in the BSW program of the Social Work Department, with additional assignments in the departments of Human Development and Professional Studies. As a social work educator, she has taught a wide range of courses in the major; and she has also served as an academic advisor, agency field liaison, and now as Chair of the BSW Program. Her main area of expertise is in stress reduction, burnout prevention, and self-care; and she has presented extensively on these topics at Wheelock and the larger community and recently published “Mindfulness: 10 Lessons in Self-Care for Social Workers” in The New Social Worker.