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(SOCW 470) Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of social work practice with substance abusers. Practice issues for selected populations will be explored.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Admission to major or instructor consent
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Social Work (BSW)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and understanding of five historical themes of drug use.
  2. Explain the role of heredity and environment on the substance abuser.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of stimulants, depressants, psychedelics and its effects on the mind and body.
  4. Describe models/theories used in substance abuse treatment.
  5. Describe ways to successfully engage substance abusers.
  6. Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation. (PB12)
  7. Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development.(PB2)
  8. Assess client strengths and limitations. (PB33)
  9. Help clients resolve problems. (PB38)