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Field Education Office

For questions about field internship requirements and possibilities, please contact Michele Mariani at or (413) 748-3064

Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) 2020-2021

The Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) will be offered virtually via zoom for the academic year 2020-2021. 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, are encouraged 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. 

Meetings will occur about once monthly, on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Intended Dates: 

Fall: September 18, October 9, November 13, December 11

Spring: January 29, February 26, March 26, April 16

A certificate of completion and 16 CEUS will be offered for participants who attend a minimum of 7 of the 8 sessions. 

Register For the Springfield Location

All SPRINGFIELD sessions will be held via Zoom or at the Brennan Center at 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA.

Field Supervisors of the Year

To honor the contributions of Field Supervisors to the Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work, the following honorees have been recognized as Field Supervisors of the Year:

2019 Jean Carosella, MSW, LCSW
Davita Dialysis, Hartford, CT
Geoff Cushner, MSW, LICSW
Revidas, LLC, Worcester, MA

Jenise Katalina, MSW, LCSW
Square One, Springfield, MA
2018 Thomas Montville, MSW, LICSW
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, MA
Heather Murphy, MSW,LICSW
The Gandara Center
Springfield, MA

Winston B. Johnson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Retired, Hartford Public Schools, CT
2017 Sally Johnson Van Wright, MSW, LICSW
Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, MA
Organizational Recipient:
The Prevention Network
Bloomfield Public Schools, CT
2015 Joni Beck Brewer, MSW, LICSW
Square One
Springfield, Massachusetts
Katherine Nazario, MSW
Opportunity High School,
Hartford Public Schools, CT
2014 Organizational Recipient:
Baystate Medical Center,
Department of Social Work

Springfield, Massachusetts
Organizational Recipient:
Yale-New Haven Hospital,
Department of Social Work

New Haven, Connecticut
2013 Laura Failla Manship, MSW, MBA, LICSW
Holyoke Health Center
Linda Henriques, MSW
Noah Webster MicroSociety
Magnet School
2012 Constance Johnson, MSW, LICSW
Director of Co-Occurring Disorders and Internship Program
2011 Aura Irizarry, MSW, MEd, LICSW, SAC
School Adjustment Counselor
2010 Sarah Kendall-Ruest, MSW, LICSW
Behavioral Health Network, Springfield, MA
2009 Elizabeth Johnson-Tyson, MSW
CT Department of Children & Families
2008 Karen Poisson, MSW, LICSW
Clinical and Support Options, Springfield, MA
2007 Douglas Cadiz, MSW, LICSW
Veteran’s Administration, Northampton, MA
2006 Kate DeCou, PhD
Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, MA
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