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Field Education Office

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

Seminar in Field Instruction Information

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, must 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 SIFISs who are supervising students from other schools.

At the Springfield College School of Social Work, participants:

  • Receive 16 CEUs (must attend 7 of 8 sessions to meet the completion and CEU requirements)
  • May access the School of Social Work Field Practicum Manual available online to Field Supervisors
  • 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 after completion of the CEU requirement


The School of Social Work is no longer accepting supervisor registrations for the 2017-18 SIFI classes. You will be placed on a waiting list for the 2018-2019 classes that start in September 2018. The Administrative Assistant for Office of Field Education, Sandra Nunley, will reach out to you as soon as the SIFI class schedule is finalized in early July or August.

Please feel free to contact Sandra Nunley at or 413-748-3064 if you have any questions.

SPRINGFIELD: 9/15, 10/6, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 2/9, 2/23, 3/23 (4/20 makeup date)

WORCESTER: 9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/15, 3/22, 4/12, (4/26 makeup date)

Click here to register for the Seminar in Field Instruction.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are from 9-11 a.m.

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

All WORCESTER sessions will be held at 26 Queen Street, 3rd floor (room #1), Worcester MA 01610. 
Please check in with the receptionist, who will guide you to the conference room.

Field Supervisors of the Year

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

2014 Joni Beck Brewer, MSW, LICSW
Vice president of Family Services, Square One, Springfield, Massachusetts
Katherine Nazario, MSW
Social Worker, Opportunity High School, Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
2013 Baystate Medical Center, Department of Social Work
Springfield, Massachusetts
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Department of Social Work
New Haven, Connecticut
2012 Laura Failla Manship, MSW, MBA, LICSW
Holyoke Health Center
Linda Henriques, MSW Certified School Social Worker
Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School
2011 Constance Johnson, MSW, LICSW
Director of Co-Occurring Disorders and Internship Program
2010 Aura Irizarry, MSW, MEd, LICSW, SAC
School Adjustment Counselor
2009 Sarah Kendall-Ruest, MSW, LICSW
Staff Development Supervisor
2008 Elizabeth Johnson-Tyson, MSW
2007 Karen Poisson, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Director
2006 Douglas Cadiz, MSW, LICSW
Manager of Geriatrics and Extended Care Social Work Executive
2005 Kate DeCou, PhD
Assistant Director of Field Education
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