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Virtual Field Instruction Resources | May 19, 2020 – updated July 9, 2020

Virtual Field Instructor Module

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) has developed a module to support field instructors in providing supervision remotely.  We encourage field instructors to take advantage of this resource.

Cicco, G. (2013). Faculty Development on Online Instructional Methods: A Protocol for Counselor Educators. I-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 10(2), 1-6.

Cicco, G. (2014). Building Effective Supervisory Relationships in the Online Counseling Course: Faculty and Student Responsibilities. I-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, 10(2),1-8.

Cook, C. (2000). Introduction to Encryption. Endpoint Protection – Symantec Enterprise. Retrieved from website

Inman A.G., Soheilian S.S., and Luu L.P. (2019). Telesupervision: Building bridges in a digital era. J. Clin. Psychol., 75(2), 292–301.

Leyva, V. L. (2012). Online Supervision of Field Education. Practice Digest, 2(1), 1-3. Retrieved from


Martin, P., Kumar, S., and Lizarondo, L. (2017). Effective use of technology in clinical supervision. Internet Interventions, 78, 35-39.


McInroy, L. (2019, May 3.) Social Work Practice in a Digital World: Professional Identities, Ethics, and Opportunities [Guest Speaker Presentation]. Annual General Meeting, Ontario Association of Social Workers, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Roumell, E. A. L. and Bolliger, D. U. (2017). Experiences of Faculty with Doctoral Student Supervision in Programs Delivered via Distance. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 65(2), 82-93.

Use of Technology Guidelines in SW Practice
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). (2019). Guidelines for Uses of Technology in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Retrieved from

NASW, ASWB, CSWE, & CSWA. (2017). NASW, ASWB, CSWE, & CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice. Retrieved from

Guides for Videoconferencing Platforms
Getting started with Zoom

The beginner’s guide to Skype

A beginner’s guide to Microsoft Team

Videos & Direct Links
How to Look Professional on Zoom (Video)

Policies re: COVID-19 and other Disruptions to Field — NANFED: North American Network of Field Educators and Directors

Technology Safety and Encryption
Weekend PSA: Keep your computer safe from harm

Encryption and public keys | Internet 101 | Computer Science | Khan Academy (Video)