Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)


Social workers interested in providing field instruction to B.A.S.W. or M.S.W. students must have completed the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) or take the seminar while supervising their first student.  (Field instructors must also be licensed, master's-level social workers with at least three years post-master's experience.)

The free seminar equips new field instructors with the knowledge and skills to effectively supervise and teach social work students.

The seminar meets for 12 sessions during the academic year, bimonthly in the fall and monthly in the spring.  Sessions last two hours and are held at our Lincoln Center, Westchester, and Molloy campuses.  There is no charge for the course.

Once you have successfully completed the SIFI, you are qualified to supervise students as a field instructor for any school of social work in the tri-state area.

If you have already taken the SIFI course at another social work program in the New York City area, you do not need to take it again with us.


Learn more about becoming a field instructor for B.A.S.W. students on our B.A.S.W. Field Intructors page.

Learn more about becoming a field instructor for M.S.W. students on our Become a Field Instructor page.

For questions about the SIFI, contact Anthony G. Del Vecchio, L.C.S.W., associate director of field instruction, at or (212) 636-7074.

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