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Tuition Benefit — FIFSW Field Instructors

Through our partnership with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS), FIFSW Field Instructors are eligible for a 10% discount (up to a maximum of $100.00 per course) on social work continuing studies courses during the year they are a field instructor.

To take advantage of your benefit:

  • Select a course from the following list of options.
  • Note the Course Name, Section Number, Date and Time. Do not register online.
  • Call or visit the School of Continuing Studies to register for your course. The School can be reached at 416.978.2400 or find directions on the School’s website.
  • SCS will contact the Practicum Office to confirm eligibility.  At this time, we are unable to honour discounts through online registration.
  • Please note that this discount is non-transferable and applies only to social work courses offered by the University Of Toronto’s School Of Continuing Studies.

Thank you for your continued dedication to social work education.

Featured Courses

  • 3266
    Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

    Learn the three components of self-compassion—mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness—and how to bring them directly into your life. Following the model proposed by Kristin Neff and the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program she co-developed with Chris Germer, this two-day course covers the essentials of self-compassion practice.
  • 3264
    Grieving Mindfully

    Grief is an inevitable part of life and never the same for any two people. Whatever the cause– the death of a loved one, a pet, a job, relationships, or children leaving home -- the wisdom of mindfulness can help people cope with loss, change and grief.
  • 3279
    The Cultivation of Therapeutic Presence with Mindfulness

    Therapeutic Presence (TP) is the foundation of effective therapy. It enhances connection in the therapeutic relationship and wellbeing, within ourselves and our clients.
  • 3257
    Clinical Applications of Buddhist Psychology

    Buddhist teachings contain extensive descriptions of psychological processes that expand on meditative practices and provide the context for the effective delivery of mindfulness interventions. In this workshop, you’ll explore the basic principles and applications of Buddhist psychology and their implications for counselling and clinical practice.
  • 3267
    Mindful Listening

    Mindful Listening (ML) is a means of opening your awareness when interacting with others. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to let conditioned patterns go, and use ML to open unconditionally to shared human experience.
  • 3265
    Integrating Mindfulness Meditation in Trauma Informed Counselling

    If you counsel people who have experienced trauma, this two-day workshop can help you integrate a mindfulness approach into your work. You’ll experience and explore mindfulness meditation practices and how they fit with Buddhist teachings of compassion and wisdom.
  • 3276
    Response-ablilty and Resilience in the Helping Professions: An Inquiry into Mind and Well-being

    Inviting teachers and other helping professionals to participate in a two day workshop that will highlight the important role that subjective knowledge plays in our respective contexts. The helping professions are embedded in bureaucratic systems where relational/subjective knowing is paradoxically required, yet often undermined.
  • 3256
    Building & Broadening Resiliency: Integrating mindfulness into education

    Learn why mindfulness has become a valued resource for teachers and students in Ontario and around the world. This two-day course will show you ways to increase well-being and combat burn-out, anxiety and stress.
  • 3259
    Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education

    Learn how to integrate contemplative practices into both teaching and learning. Whether you’re a college or university educator, doctoral student or other education professional, you’ll acquire skills and resources that support innovative curriculum development and other practices in the classroom.
  • 3263
    Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Self Compassion

    So many of us can be kind and compassionate toward others while at the same time, we may be harsh and judgmental toward ourselves. Learn how a variety of mindfulness practices can assist us in cultivating a softer and more compassionate attitude toward ourselves.
  • 3281
    Foundations of Mindful Eating

    Learn the principles of mindfulness as they relate to eating in this hands-on course. You’ll explore case conceptualization, mindful eating practices and relevant exercises for eating problems.
  • 3272
    Mindfulness for Reconciliation and Conflict Management

    Learn to apply mindfulness practice to reconciliation and conflict resolution. In this two-day course, you’ll learn to recognize and handle the roots of strong emotions in conflict, and communicate effectively at times of difficulty.
  • 3273
    Mindfulness of Feelings

    Mindfulness of Feelings is a foundational practice in both traditional Buddhist meditation and contemporary mindfulness-based interventions. In this two-day workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive and immersive introduction to this practice.
  • 3271
    Mindfulness and Teams

    Enhance team performance in your organization by applying mindfulness-based strategies. This advanced module will help you strengthen your own personal and professional contributions in group settings, and lead and develop stronger teams.
  • 3258
    Contemplative Arts: Origins and Practices

    Contemplative arts practices are forms of meditation that are a continuum of mindfulness and awareness meditation practices. This introductory course provide the fundamentals on the origins and practices of contemplative arts and their applications in Western culture and society.
  • 3269
    Mindful Way Through the Creative Process

    In beginning any new venture, there can be a moment of terror, paralysis or resistance. Whether you perform, create a start-up business or design a building a mindful approach can help.
  • 3283
    Mindfulness and the Media

    Does it need to bleed to lead? If journalism leaned more towards empowering the public instead of conflict-based storytelling, how might it change the world we live in? This two-day workshop will offer a mindfulness orientation to news storytelling. Mindfulness has been proven to shift our perspective from embattled news producers/consumers to a more empowered state of mind.
  • 3270
    Mindfulness and Art Therapy

    Mindfulness and creative art therapies are becoming critical tools in psychotherapy and mental health. In this workshop, you’ll discover methodologies and approaches to mindfulness and the use of creativity to facilitate clinical engagement and healing.
  • 3260
    Digitally Mindful

    Our relationships with technology and social media are growing ever more complicated – and stressful. Mindfulness meditation practices can help you integrate and balance technology in your life and set healthy boundaries with gadgets.
  • 3278
    Technology and Mindfulness

    Today’s technologies can feel relentless, with constant mobile notifications and overflowing inboxes. However, there are also emerging applications, wearables and training platforms that actually support mindfulness.
  • 3265
    Integrating Mindfulness Meditation in Trauma Informed Counselling

    If you counsel people who have experienced trauma, this two-day workshop can help you integrate a mindfulness approach into your work. You’ll experience and explore mindfulness meditation practices and how they fit with Buddhist teachings of compassion and wisdom.
  • 3261
    Finding Your Edge: Mindfulness and Optimal Performance

    If you want to achieve greater performance and success in your personal and professional life, this intensive two-day course is for you. You’ll learn how the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness can reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence and help you meet your goals.
  • 3288
    Clinical Hypnosis: Practice Basics

    Discover the power and promise of clinical hypnosis in this foundation course. You’ll explore the power of the subconscious mind and understand how hypnosis works for change.
  • 3289
    Clinical Hypnosis: Applications

    If you’ve completed 3288 Clinical Hypnosis: Practice Basics, you’re ready to deepen your skills and help clients make changes more effectively. Adopt techniques to help clients get free of fears and phobias.
  • 3290
    Clinical Hypnosis: Deep Techniques and Healing

    Achieve a certificate in clinical hypnosis by completing this final course in the program. You’ll learn to use hypnosis to heal the inner child.
  • 3129
    Histories of Mindfulness Meditation Practices

    Begin to explore mindfulness meditation by looking at its classic and contemporary practice. Drawing from the ancient traditions of Buddhism, we teach the foundations of secular and contemplative mindfulness and mindfulness meditation.
  • 3130
    Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Mindfulness Meditation

    You will be fascinated to know what neuroscience is teaching us about the brain’s effect on how we think, feel, act, learn and change. Explore how this emerging science informs our understanding of the practice of mindfulness.
  • 3131
    Contemporary Applications of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

    Trace the historical and contemporary development of mindfulness meditation (MM) as it has developed into scientific protocols for the purposes of clinical application and research methodologies. Learn about how these early protocols have been adapted and transformed into applications for education and the corporate world as Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI’s).
  • 3133
    Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness

    In this experiential course you will reflect on your motivations, intentions, values and practices in order to contribute to a secular, inclusive, universal and embodied practice. Discussions will surround an ancient set of 16 guidelines inspired by leaders committed to a culture that proposes mindful thought, values, relations and compassion-in-action This course highlights how individuals may embody mindful practices in the everyday.
  • 3294
    The Fundamentals of Human Resource Management in Human Service Organizations

    Good managers need to maximize employee performance to achieve their organization’s strategic objectives. In this two-day workshop, you’ll acquire tools and skills you need to get the most out of individual employees and teams.
  • 3295
    Assessing Social Impact

    Social-work providers need to know which programs work best for various user groups. They need tools and skills to assess the impact of their efforts.
  • 3296
    Surviving and Thriving in Organizational Change

    Human service organizations can never stop changing. They must continuously evolve and adapt to meet new environmental demands and user needs.
  • 3298
    Mindfulness Without Borders’ Facilitator Training

    The benefits of social/emotional learning (SEL) cannot be denied. In fact, studies have shown that students who have SEL as part of their curriculum are higher achieving, better behaved and have more positive relationships with the adults in their lives.
  • 3336
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Beyond Basics

    This course is designed for clinicians who are already familiar with the foundations of DBT (e.g., biosocial theory, structural strategies and core strategies). This course supports those wanting to acquire a more in-depth understanding in the practice of DBT.
  • 3337
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Intensive

    This course is for participants wanting to engage in an in-depth experience in the practice of DBT. Current DBT practice is not a requirement although those applying DBT with clients will greatly benefit from this training because it applies the consultation team model of learning and refining your DBT practice.
  • 3262
    Foundations of Cybercounselling

    Online or Cyber counselling is a recognized and effective therapeutic modality increasingly offered by Employee Assistance Programs, non-profit and private agencies and practitioners. In this eight-week online course, you’ll learn relevant theories, approaches and research on efficacy, as well as the unique and special characteristics of online work.You’ll explore practical challenges and ethical considerations including security, encryption, ethics in online counselling, client screening, and differing outcomes between online and face-to-face counselling.