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Prerequisites: Graduate status in Social Work.
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the evidence based practices and therapeutic relationship skills that are fundamental to working successfully with individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). Students learn within the bio, psycho, social elements of the effects of SUD, to recognize and accurately assess SUD, to enhance motivation to change, and how to intervene using specific individual, group, and family therapy models. Implications for micro, mezzo and macro practices will be explored throughout the semester. Students build on their knowledge of developmental issues, human behavior and the social environment, generalist social work practice skills, values/ethics, and knowledge of diversity gained from previous MSW courses.