Field Supervisors’ HubTraining

Thank you for visiting the Field Supervisors’ Resource Hub at the School of Social Work, Carleton University, and welcome to the Training page. Here you will find a selection of online training to assist supervisors with onboarding students, learning styles, feedback, and other skills pertinent to being a field supervisor.

These materials do not belong to Carleton University’s School of Social Work, and we extend our thanks to each author and creator for making these materials publicly available.

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Canadian Association for Social Work Education
Canadian Association for Social Work Education. (2020). Remote Field Instructor Module.

“The COVID-19 global pandemic and the need for physical distancing has resulted in a shift in how social workers deliver services while fulfilling their obligation to wise practices for public health and safety. Technology has been key in facilitating this continuity and exchange of information. E-counselling, e-therapy, and videoconferencing are becoming as familiar as emails, texts, and telephone calls for engaging with clients, students, colleagues, and stakeholders. In recognition of the critical role that field instructors play in the education of social work students, we have developed the following module addressing how to provide field instruction to social work students remotely”

University of Denver
Clark, E. (2020). Virtually On-boarding Your Intern.

University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work developed 4 videos and a comprehensive checklist to assist supervisors with virtually onboarding a student.

These brief videos offer best practices in the following areas:

(1) Before Your Intern Arrives
(2) The First Day
(3) The First Weeks
(4) Final Points

You can find additional content relating to each video in the checklist provided on this page.

Dalhousie University
Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. (n.d.). Preceptor eLearning Course.

This online course is designed to support preceptors (also referred to as Agency Field Instructors and Clinical Educators). The training is broken down into 5 modules: The role of the preceptor, Teaching methods and learning styles, Feedback and evaluation, Supporting students’ learning needs, and Fostering interprofessional learning.

University of Toronto: Training
Litvack, A., Katz, E., & Bogo, M. (n.d.). Training – Relational Context of Supervision.

University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work created 4 training videos depicting simulated scenarios for supervisors. These videos review the topics of fostering self-awareness, reflection and emotional regulation; providing constructive feedback effectively; and linking theory and practice. Each segment offers discussions, optional small group exercises, and a simulated scenario.

Meaningful Remote Field Activities, Training’s and Webinars
McClain-Meeder, K., Lewis, L. (2020). Meaningful Remote Field Activities.

This page offers a list of meaningful remote field activities for students and offers a number of external links to online training’s and webinars including:

• Resources for Social Workers and Therapists during COVID
• List of Training’s and Webinars
• American Psychological Association Telehealth Continuing Education Resources
• NASW Technology and Telehealth Resources

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Trans-Affirming Field Placements for Social Work Students
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (n.d.). Creating Trans Affirming Field Placements.

The Field Office at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has developed online training modules to help create Trans-Affirming Field Placements for Social Work Students. To access the training modules, you will be required to create a free account.

To begin, click here to make a free account or go to

After creating your account, access the course “Creating Trans Affirming Field Placements” by clicking here.

This training includes a handout, a video presentation, PowerPoint slides, and additional informative resources.