Support for Field Instructors

2020/2021 Seminar for Field Instruction (SIFI)

The Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) is designed for field instructors who are supervising an MSW intern for the first time. The SIFI is free of charge, includes free readings, and offers CEU’s.

All beginning field instructors of Simmons students (who have not taken a seminar at another school of social work) are required to attend. If 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.

The seminar for the 2020 – 2021 academic year will consist of a morning training on Friday, 9/11/20, offered virtually through Zoom. In addition to the 9/11/20 session, we will also offer peer consultation sessions at two different days/times throughout the academic year via Zoom. Each cohort will meet eight times throughout the academic year for one hour.

To engage in Zoom sessions you must have a computer/cell phone equipped with a camera.

Due to capacity, SIFI will only be available to field instructors supervising a campus (vs. online) MSW student from Simmons University

2020/2021 SIFI Schedule

Friday, 9/11/20 9:00 - 12:30pm (includes a break) 3 CEUs

  • Details of morning to follow

Tuesdays 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Instructor: TBD

  1. 9/22/20
  2. 10/6/20
  3. 10/27/20
  4. 11/10/20
  5. 12/8/20
  6. 1/19/21
  7. 2/9/21
  8. 3/16/21

Wednesdays 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Instructor: TBD

  1. 9/23/20
  2. 10/7/20
  3. 10/28/20
  4. 11/11/20
  5. 12/9/20
  6. 1/20/21
  7. 2/10/21
  8. 3/17/21

Please register for one of the following options:

  • 9/11/20 only (3 CEUS)
  • 9/11/20 (3 CEUS) and Tuesday morning cohort of SIFI peer consultation (8 CEUS)
  • 9/11/20 (3 CEUS) and Wednesday afternoon cohort of SIFI peer consultations (8 CEUS)


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If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Field Education Department at [email protected]