The Seminar for New Field Instructors is required for all field instructors supervising an MSW student for the first time. Because the course is designed to support beginning field instruction skills, we only offer the seminar to people supervising a student in the fall. Please note that several of the sections have an enrollment cap and some tend to fill up early. Priority will be given to field instructors who will be supervising Boston University students in the event a section becomes full. Field instructors who will be supervising Macro Practice students should enroll in the Wednesday morning section, Section C. If you are unable to attend one of the seminars offered by Boston University, you may be able to attend a similar seminar offered by one of the other New England schools of social work. See NECON for more information.
Course Materials for the Seminar
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Hair, H. J. and O’Donoghue, K (2009). Culturally relevant, socially just social work supervision: becoming visible through a social constructionist lens. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 18:1, 70-88.
Bogo, M., Lee, B., McKee, E., Baird, S., L., & Ramjattan, R. (2016). Field instructors’ perceptions of foundation year students’ readiness to engage in field education. Social Work Education, 35(2), 204-214.
Engstrom, D.W., Gamble, L, & Min, J.W. (2009). Field practicum experiences of bilingual social work students working with limited English proficiency clients. Journal of Social Work Education, 45(2), 209-224.
Gelman, C.R., Fernandez, P., Hausman, N., Miller, S., & Weiner, M. (2007). Challenging endings: First year MSW interns’ experiences with forced termination and discussion points for supervisory guidance. Clinical Social Work Journal, 3(5), 79-90.
Tebes, J.K., Matlin, S.L., Migdole, S.J., Farkas, M.S., Money, R.W., Shulman, L, & Hoge, M.A. (2011). Providing competency training to clinical supervisors through an interactional supervision approach. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(2), 190-199.
Online Seminar For New Field Instructors
The Seminar for New Field Instructors is required for all field instructors supervising an MSW student for the first time. Because the course is designed to support beginning field instruction skills, we only offer the seminar to people while they are supervising a student. The seminar is offered in a face-to-face format on the Charles River Campus and at each of the off-campus sites (Bedford, Cape Cod, and Fall River). The Online Seminar for New Field Instructors is offered three times a year, starting in September, January, and May in seven modules that are completed within one semester. The online version of the seminar includes text, videos, exercises, and a discussion board, and involves successful completion of test questions at the end of each module. Continuing education credits are granted for each seminar, based on time spent in the course. For further information about how to register for the Online Seminar for New Field Instructors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 353-3755.