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.

All beginning supervisors of Simmons students (who have not taken a seminar at another school of social work) are required to attend. If geographical distance or the seminar schedule makes it impossible for you to attend at Simmons you may take a seminar at another social work program (space permitting). The New England Consortium of Graduate Program Field Directors (NECON) is collaborating to make this exchange possible. Please visit for the listings.

2014-2015 Simmons Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) Schedule

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: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/17, 4/7. (Instructor TBD)

Wednesdays: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/18, 4/8. (Instructor TBD)

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.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to the education of our students.

Kim Kelly Harriman, MSW, LICSW
Director, Field Education

SIFI Series: Register via our Online Registration Form