2015–2016 Professional Development Series

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Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2015–2016

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: 9/15/15, 9/29/15, 10/13/15, 10/27/15, 11/17/15, 12/1/15, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/5/16
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: 9/17/15, 10/1/15, 10/15/15, 10/29/15, 11/12/15, 12/3/15, 1/14/16, 2/11/16, 3/10/16, 4/7/16
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: 9/22/15, 10/13/15, 11/10/15, 12/15/15, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/15/16, 4/5/16
Location: Conant Lounge, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Off Campus

Section D — Bedford

TBD. Please email sswfed@bu.edu if you are interested in this seminar, which will be offered based on interest.

Section E — Fall River

Thursdays 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/17/15, 10/1/15, 10/15/15, 10/29/15, 11/12/15, 12/3/15, 1/14/16, 2/11/16, 3/10/16, 4/7/16
Location: TBA

Section F — Cape Cod

Fridays 9:30 AM—12:30 PM
20 CECs (100% attendance required)
Dates: 9/4/15, 9/18/15, 10/2/15, 10/23/15, 11/6/15, 12/4/15, 1/11/16
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (Rm# TBD)

Download the BU SIFI registration form here. (pdf)

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 sswfed@bu.edu or fax to 617-353-8348.

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). Participants must attend 80% (6) of the sessions in order to meet the CEU requirements.

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: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Dates: Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Mar. 1

Tuesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Susan Coleman, LICSW
Dates: Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Mar. 1

Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kenna Sullivan LICSW
Dates: Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov.18, Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, Mar. 2

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 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.

SIFI Orientation (attendance strongly recommended)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 8:30a - 12:30p, Kotzen Meeting Room (in the Beatley Library/Lefavour Hall building on the Simmons Academic Campus), 3.5 CECs, Register via our Online Registration Form

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Instructor: Suzanne Hecker, MSW, LICSW and Nancy Blumberg, MSW, LICSW
Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/12/16, 2/9, 3/15, 4/12*

Wednesdays: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Kim Harriman, MSW, LICSW
Dates: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/13/16, 2/10, 3/16, 4/13*

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Instructor: Elizabeth Alvarez-Nyante, LICSW
Dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 1/14/16, 2/12, 3/17, 4/14*

*Weather make-up

Location

Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Palace Road Building, Third Floor
Room P-304E
Boston, MA, 02115

Springfield College

Springfield College School of Social Work will offer a seminar series on field instruction during academic year 2015-2016 at the Brennan Center Campus located at 45 Island Pond Road in Springfield, MA, and at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, 309 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604. 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.

Please click on the following link to register for the Springfield, or Worcester site location, and to view additional details about the course:

ONLINE SIGN UP

FRIDAYS: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Brennan Center at 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA
Dates: 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11, 2/12, 3/25, 4/8

THURSDAYS: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital, 309 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA
Dates: 9/24, 10/8, 10/29, 11/12, 12/17, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7

Wheelock College

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
Dates: 9/17/15, 10/8/15, 10/22/15, 11/12/15, 12/3/15, 1/21/16, 2/11/16, 3/3/16, 3/24/16, 4/14/16

Location

Wheelock College – Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St. Brookline, MA

Download the Wheelock SIFI registration form here.