Seminars in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2019–2020

Boston College

BCSSW offers educational support for the development of both new and seasoned supervisors. The Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) is encouraged for new field supervisors, offered free of charge by BCSSW at 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 100% attendance is the MA NASW standard for receiving CEU credit, with 80% acceptable under extenuating circumstances.

Additionally, this year we are offering two sessions of the Field Instructor Intensive, a day-long 5 CEU workshop free of charge to you. The Field Instructor Intensive is an abridged version of the SIFI that will cover the basics of supervision.


All sessions held in McGuinn Hall 521 on BC’s Main Campus.


Available in the Boston College Beacon St. garage for $6.00 per hour.

Mondays: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Kenna Sullivan, LICSW
Dates: Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 10, Mar. 16

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Instructor: Sue Coleman, LICSW
Dates: Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 11

The following Field Instructor Intensives are available:

Friday, Sept. 20: 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Instructor: Sue Coleman, LICSW

Monday, Sept. 30: 9:30PM - 3:30PM

Instructor: Sue Coleman, LICSW

To register please email the form below to or fax to 617-552-1095. Please call the Field Office with any questions at 617-552-4027.

Register Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Springfield College

Field Supervisors who have not yet taken the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), either through Springfield College or another accredited graduate school of social work, should plan to do so. Most New England area schools of social work offer the SIFI through a cooperative network. If you would like to attend a seminar in your area at a participating school, please contact the school or program in graduate social work in your area. Please note that some schools are not able to take supervisors into their SIFIs who are supervising students from other schools. At the Springfield College School of Social Work, participants:

Springfield, MA. FRIDAYS: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Brennan Center at 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA
Dates: 9/13/19, 10/4/19, 11/8/19, 2/7/20, 3/6/20, 4/3/20

Meriden, CT. THURSDAYS: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: United Way of Meriden and Wallingford. 35 Pleasant Street, Meriden, CT 06450
Dates: 9/12/19, 10/10/19, 11/14/19, 12/12/19, 1/9/20, 2/13/20, 3/12/20, 4/9/20, 4/30/20

  • Receive 16 CEUs at no cost (must attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions to meet the completion requirements).
  • Receive the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences Field Practicum Manual in hard copy.
  • Receive the seminar and reading packets free of charge and provided at each session.
  • Receive a certificate of completion awarded by the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences if CEU attendance requirements are met.

Please click on the following link (or cut and paste in browser) to register for the Springfield or Meriden site location, and to view additional details about the course:

Springfield Site Registration

Meriden Site Registration

If you would like additional information about SIFI, please call Michele Mariani, Field Office Administrative Assistant at 413-788-2401.