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MSW Field Instruction Resources

MSW Field Education Resources

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The Field Instruction Department has developed a number of resources to provide our students and field instructors with the tools to navigate the fieldwork experience in an organized and informed manner.

If you would like information about how to become a field instructor or how to host an intern at your agency, please contact Field Education at 212-636-6610 or

Calendars and Schedules

Field Instruction Manual

Field Instruction Manual

Have in-depth questions about field instruction? The MSW Field Instruction Manual explains all the principles, practices, and procedures of our MSW field instruction program.

Process Recording Handbook

Process Recording Handbook

A process recording is a detailed written account and analysis of a social work contact and is a key element of your field education. Our MSW Process Recording Handbook describes the specific components of a process recording and provides samples of different recording formats.

Forms and Agreements

Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)

Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)

Social workers interested in providing field instruction to BSW or MSW students at any school of social work in the tristate area must complete 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.)

This 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 Manhattan, Westchester, and Molloy campuses. There is no charge for the course.

For more information, contact:

GSS Field Instruction