Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2017–2018

Boston College

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:; 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]
Dates: Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 5, Jan. 12, Feb. 5, Mar. 5

Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Dates: Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 1, Nov. 29, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Patty Birch, MSW
Dates: Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7

Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Dates: Sep. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 14

Download the BC SIFI registration form here.

Simmons College

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 meetings (you cannot switch back and forth between the two).

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

Instructor: Suzanne Hecker, LICSW and Nancy Blumberg, LICSW
Dates: 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/13, 4/17*

Wednesdays: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Blumberg, LICSW and Diane Zipoli, LICSW
Dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18*

*Snow day, make-up class as needed


Simmons College
1 Palace Road
Third Floor
Brackett Room P304E
Boston, MA, 02115

SIFI Series: Click here to register.