Support for Practicum Instructors

2023-2024 Seminar in Practicum Instruction (SIPI)

The Seminar in Practicum Instruction (SIPI) is designed for Practicum Instructors who are supervising an MSW intern for the first time. The SIPI is free of charge, includes readings, and offers CEUs. All sessions are a combination of didactic discussions and peer consultation.

All beginning Practicum Instructors of Simmons On Ground students (who have not taken a seminar at another school of social work) are encouraged to attend.

SIPI is conducted via Zoom. There will be two cohorts that run simultaneously (one on Wednesdays and one on Thursdays). Each cohort will meet eight times throughout the academic year for one hour and 15 minutes (approximately once per month from September to April). For group cohesion purposes, we ask that you remain in the same cohort for the duration of the seminar.

To engage in Zoom sessions, you must have a computer/cell phone equipped with a camera. As sensitive and confidential discussions may occur, participants should plan to be in a private space. As this is an interactive seminar, participants are expected to be fully present and on camera for the duration of each SIPI session in order to receive full credit.

Due to limited capacity, SIPI will only be available to Practicum Instructors supervising an On Ground (vs. Online) MSW students from Simmons University.

If you are not supervising a Simmons On Ground MSW student and are seeking a Practicum Instructor Seminar, we recommend reaching out to the school where your intern is a student.



Registration for the 2023-2024 Seminar in Practicum Instruction closed on August 18, 2023. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please fill out the form below:

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If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you.

2023-2024 SIPI Schedule

Instructors: Erika Peter-Harp and Olivia Montgomery

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:15pm (10 CEUs) 
9/27/23, 10/18/23, 11/15/23, 12/6/23, 1/10/24, 2/14/24, 3/13/24, 4/10/24 

Thursdays 8:30am - 9:45am (10 CEUs) 
9/28/23, 10/19/23, 11/16/23, 12/7/23, 1/11/24, 2/15/24, 3/14/24, 4/11/24