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Thomas R. Jackson
SOC WF 445
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Social Work Practice Methods

Examines roles, skills, and methods in designated areas of social work practice. Content builds on foundation practice methods.

Class description

Drug abuse and addiction issues are pervasive in the delivery of health and social services. These issues affect individuals' need for and response to such services. Practitioners need information both about the signs and symptoms of drug addiction and about treatment options for addicted individuals. This class, which also incorporates web-based learning will provide students with an updated look at the neurochemistry of drug use, comprehensive knowledge about how chronic drug use, including alcohol, affects human behavior and current treatment options for addicted individuals.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Thomas R. Jackson
Date: 03/14/2008