Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2017–2018

Boston University

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
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/26/17, 10/10/17, 10/24/17, 11/7/17, 11/28/17, 12/12/17, 1/16/18, 2/13/18, 3/13/18, 4/10/18
Location: Conant Lounge, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Section B — Clinical (enrollment limited to 20)

Thursdays 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/28/17, 10/12/17, 10/26/17, 11/9/17, 11/30/17, 12/14/17, 1/18/18, 2/15/18, 3/15/18, 4/12/18
Location: Conant Lounge, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Section C — Macro (enrollment limited to 20)

Tuesdays 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
16 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/12/17, 10/10/17, 11/14/17, 1/9/18, 3/13/18
Location: Conant Lounge, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Off Campus

Section D — Bedford

Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/14/17, 10/19/17, 11/16/17, 12/7/17, 1/18/18, 2/15/18, 3/15/18, 4/5/18
Location: Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01852 (Rm# TBD)

Section E — Fall River

Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/14/17, 9/28/17, 10/12/17, 10/26/17, 11/16/17, 12/14/17, 1/11/18, 2/8/18, 3/8/18, 4/12/18
Location: Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Section F — Cape Cod

Fridays 9:30 AM—12:30 PM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: TBD
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA (Rm# TBD)

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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: swfield@bc.edu; or fax: 617-552-1095. Please call the Field Office with any questions at 617-552-4027.

Location

All sessions held in McGuinn Hall, BC main campus. Exact room locations will be distributed by instructor prior to first class.

Parking

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. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 6

Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Dates: Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 28, 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

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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

Location

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

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Springfield College

Springfield College School of Social Work will offer a seminar series on field instruction during academic year 2017-2018.

FRIDAYS: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Brennan Center at 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA
Dates: 9/15, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/8, 2/9, 2/23, 3/23 (4/20 makeup date)

THURSDAYS: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: TBD, Worcester, MA
Dates: 9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/15, 3/22, 4/12, (4/26 makeup date)

The Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), is offered to new field supervisors of master’s students enrolled at any graduate school of social work in New England, with CEUs available. There is no cost to participants to attend the seminar.

At the Springfield College School of Social Work, participants:

  • Receive 16 CEUs (must attend 8 sessions or 7 of the 8 sessions to meet the completion and CEU requirements).
  • May access the School of Social Work Field Practicum Manual available online to Field Supervisors.
  • Receive the seminar and reading packets free of charge and provided at each session.
  • Receive a certificate of completion, awarded by the School of Social Work after completion of the CEU attendance and requirements.

Please click on the following link (or cut and paste in browser) to register for the Springfield, or Worcester site location, and to view additional details about the course:

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If you would like additional information about SIFI, please call Sandra Nunley, Field Office Administrative Secretary at 413-748-3064.