Support for Field Instructors

A required orientation workshop is held every August for new field instructors CEUs are provided. Returning field instructors are encouraged to attend. The orientation focuses on expectations for students and field instructors and also acquaints new field instructors with the overall student learning experience.

Supervision Seminars

The Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) are designed for field instructors who for the first time are supervising an MSW intern. Given at Simmons 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, 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 their website for the listings.

SIFI Series 2018-2019

Tuesdays 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Instructor: Suzanne Hecker, LICSW
Dates: 9/4; 9/18; 10/2; 10/16; 11/6; 12/11; 1/15; 2/12; 3/12; 4/16 (snow date if needed)

Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Zipoli, LICSW
Dates: 9/5; 9/19; 10/3; 10/17; 11/7; 12/12; 1/16; 2/13; 3/13; 4/17 (snow date if needed)

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Please note: SIFI is a series. Supervisors must attend at least 80% of the sessions. You should plan to attend all meetings (you cannot switch back and forth between the two).

You will receive a confirmation email along with directions to the University and parking options closer to September. 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

Professional Education at SSW

Field Instructors are encouraged to take advantage of the array of professional education offerings at the SSW. For more information, please visit Professional Education.