Title

The Development of a Substance Abuse Curriculum in a Master's of Social Work Program

Department

Social Work & Human Services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Abstract

Substance abuse has been identified as a significant social problem. Social work is uniquely positioned to affect this problem. Kennesaw State University has established a substance abuse concentration as part of its master's of social work program. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of this curriculum. The curriculum is based on a biopsychosocial view of human functioning and consists of 6 advanced courses: 2 practice, 2 behavior, 1 policy, and 1 seminar. Because of its proximity to the consequences, its ability to work at multiple societal levels, and its value base, it is imperative that the social work profession continues to embrace and enhance its role as a leader in treating and researching substance abuse issues.

Journal

Journal of Social Work Education

Journal ISSN

1043-7797

Volume

45

Issue

3

First Page

513

Last Page

520

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