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Resources: Current Field Instructors

Fall 2017 Field Instructor Training Opportunities


As part of the Field Education Program, we aim to train multidimensional social welfare scholars and practitioners who are able to work and lead across issues, at multiple levels, and within the constantly changing field. A critical component of this training is high quality, competent, and dedicated field instructors and training coordinators, such as yourself. 


This fall we will be offering two training opportunities for our field instructors: 


New Field Instructor Training Day
Tuesday, August 22 from 10am-3pm
Social Research Library, Haviland Hall (on UC Berkeley campus) 
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This full-day training is required for new field instructors and training coordinators. Continuing field instructors may also attend. This training will provide new field instructors with a framework for competency development in their MSW student interns. It will also offer new field instructors and training coordinators opportunities to network with one another and share best practices in field instruction. Parking passes will be offered at no charge to those who request them at the time of registration. Lunch will also be provided. Please email if you have questions. 


Advanced Field Instruction & Clinical Supervision Training
Thursday, October 26 and Thursday, November 2 from 9:00am-4:30pm
Room 5, Haviland Hall (on UC Berkeley campus) 

SAVE THE DATE (registration information forthcoming)

This 15-hour, two-day continuing education course is optional but recommended for new and returning field instructors and training coordinators. In this training, we will examine competency based approaches to providing field instruction and supervision for MSW interns. Since the purpose of supervision is to develop competence in the supervisee, we will explicitly identify and analyze the most essential professional competencies and best practices for helping supervisees attain them. CEUs will be available (6 hours per day and 3 hours of independent study). This course is highly rated by participants (average score of 6.9 out of 7.0 for overall course quality in January 2016) and highly recommended.

This training is open to both new and continuing field instructors. We will be hosting two sessions of this training--you must be able to attend both classroom days (of the session) in full. CEUs will be available (6 hours per day and 3 hours of independent study). Enrollment will be limited to 40 persons with priority to current field instructors of UCB MSW students and to those who register first. There is a $45 administrative fee for this training. Parking passes will be provided at no charge to those who request them at the time of registration. Lunch will be on your own.  Please email if you have questions. 

Policies, Procedures, and Calendars

         Field Instruction Guide 2015-2016 (for Field Instructors and Training Coordinators)
         2017-2018 Field Education Calendar


Training Materials and Resources

Orientation to the Role of Field Instructor: Best Practices (audio)

Best Practices for Field Instruction: Competency-Based Approaches to Achieving Professional Excellence (powerpoint slides)

Best Practice for Field Instruction (handouts)


Field Educator: A free online journal promoting knowledge exchange among the social work field education community 

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