The Development of a Substance Abuse Curriculum in a Master of Social Work Program.
Journal of Social Work Education, 45(3), 513-520, January 2009
Matthew J. Corrigan, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Peter G Ahr, Ph.D.
Department of Religion
Bill, M.L., Slater, J.R
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.