Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Intervention

SSW CP 809

Graduate Prerequisites: (SSWCP755 & SSWCP756 & SSWCP757) For Traditional Track and HSE Students ; Graduate Corequisites: (SSWCP755 OR SSWCP756 OR SSWCP757)For Advanced Standing Students - The course is designed to teach the basic foundations of how to understand and work with individuals with unhealthy substance use. A multi-level approach will be used to examine individual and social influences on unhealthy substance use. Students will learn evidence-based methods for screening, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention for substance use ranging from unhealthy to meeting criteria for substance use disorder (SUD), as well as harm reduction approaches. A social justice lens will be used to analyze the issues and problems associated with unhealthy substance use. The course builds on CP756: Social Work Practice with Individuals and CP757: Social Work Practice with Families and on CP 781, Clinical Assessment and Intervention, in teaching Motivational Interviewing (based on Rogerian and behavioral approaches) and relapse prevention (based on cognitive behavioral therapy). Teaching methods include lecture, small group activities, skill practice, video demonstrations, and case study analysis.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Alvarez-Hernandez IEC B07 F 10:10 am-11:55 am CHARLES RIVER CAMPUS. Pre Req: CP755/756/757 for Traditional Track or HSE students. Co-Req with 755/756/757 for Advanced Standing students.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
O1 Lee U 7:00 pm-8:00 pm ONLINE COURSE. Live Classroom is EST. Charles River Campus and Off-Campus students seeking permission to join this section can email sswolp@bu.edu.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
O2 Lee U 8:15 pm-9:15 pm ONLINE COURSE. Live Classroom is EST. Charles River Campus and Off-Campus students seeking permission to join this section can email sswolp@bu.edu.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
O3 Lee M 8:00 pm-9:00 pm ONLINE COURSE. Live Classroom is EST. Charles River Campus and Off-Campus students seeking permission to join this section can email sswolp@bu.edu.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
O4 Lee M 8:30 pm-9:30 pm ONLINE COURSE. Live Classroom is EST. Charles River Campus and Off-Campus students seeking permission to join this section can email sswolp@bu.edu.

FALL 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
Q1 Cresta ARR 12:00 am-12:00 am Bedford Campus Section

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