Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)
The CSSW Field Department runs a training program called the Seminar in Field Instruction, or SIFI, that is designed to assist new field instructors with understanding adult learning styles as well as mastering the best teaching techniques for imparting the skills necessary for social work students to achieve competency in particular social work methods. The seminar lasts 12 weeks and is typically held two times a year, in fall and spring.
Registration for the Fall 2014 SIFI (September start date) is CLOSED. We will be holding a late SIFI, with classes beginning on October 2nd. Go to SIFI 2014-2015 Registration Form to register (deadline: Friday, September 26th).
To receive SIFI certification, participants must:
- attend all 12 sessions.
- submit short assignments.
- actively participate in the classes, which consist of lectures, presentations and discussions by our experienced SIFI instructors.
- take the course simultaneously while supervising a CUSSW student.
Once the field instructor has completed these requirements, s/he will receive a SIFI certificate at our annual SIFI ceremony.