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This portal provides references and information about social work practicums, field supervision, and FIFSW practicum related undertakings.

Two Special Issues of the Clinical Social Work Journal dedicated to building on the social work discipline’s tradition and commitment to the supervision of staff and field education of students. Guest Editors: Marion Bogo and Karen M. Sewell



Bogo, M., & Vayda, E. (1987). The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work (Theory and Process With an Annotated Bibliography). University of Toronto Press.

Bogo, M., & Vayda, E. (1998). The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work: Theory and Process, 2nd edition. Columbia University Press.                                                   

Bogo, M. (2010). Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press Incorporated.


Bogo, M. (2015). Field Education for Clinical Social Work Practice: Best Practices and Contemporary  Challenges.  Clinical Social Work Journal.  Springer Science + Business Media New York.



  1. The Field Educator Simmons online journal
  2. UK Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning
  3. The US Journal of Teaching in Social Work
  4. Social Work Education: The International Journal
  5. Journal of Social Work Education


FIFSW Learning Tools



For Year 1 Field Instructors

Professor Marion Bogo has developed a 13 ½ minute video for Year 1 Field Instructors to explain the relationship between the first semester courses, Elements in Social Work and Social Work Laboratory, and Practicum I. The video is available at

Bridging Class and Practicum Competencies complements the video.

PODCAST: Professor Marion Bogo discusses the challenges faced in providing high-quality, effective field instruction in Episode 65 – Doing, Thinking, Then Doing Again: Reflective Practice in Field Education

Watch Professor Rob MacFadden speak about the impact of field education on social work practice: 



  • Bertha Rosenstadt Trust: As a faculty, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is committed to strengthening ties we have with partner organizations who offer practica to our MSW students. The Bertha Rosenstadt Trust Fund in Health Research, which is available to organizations with which we have partnerships, as well as to all other Health Sciences Faculties at U of T is one way to strengthen and cultivate quality practica.
  • Interprofessional Education Materials

IPE Tip Sheet for Field Instructors

IPE Activity 1 – Participation in Interprofessional Team Education

IPE Activity 2 – Interviewing Shadowing a Team Member

IPE Activity 3 – Participation in Team Meetings