What is the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) and why do field instructors need to take it?

We do everything we can to prepare and support our field instructors, whether they are located in the New York City area or around the country. The SIFI trains instructors on topics such as teaching cultural competency, challenges in field education, termination, process recordings, the role of the school in field education, and much more. We offer the seminar through our online classroom or on campus.

SIFI is 12 sessions for those who have never supervised MSW students, or three sessions for instructors who have taken field education trainings from another school of social work. On a case-by-case basis we could consider waiving the SIFI requirement depending on a field instructor’s experience. Check out our SIFI web page for more details.