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Clients Served: Adult clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders who meet the criteria for traditional outpatient services and Intensive Outpatient, which also serves some adolescents.
Description of Services Offered: Substance use and mental health treatment in the context of individual and group therapy, intensive outpatient, case management, peer support, and psychoeducation.
First-year students focus on resource and case management services while gaining a thorough understanding of multiple systems (i.e., probation, parole, department of human services) involved with client’s care. They would learn and develop skills in co-facilitating groups related to trauma and substance use disorders. Students begin to develop an understanding of the ASAM levels of care.
Second-year students focus on diagnosis and treatment of clients. Students learn and demonstrate a significant understanding of differential diagnosis, comprehensive behavioral and substance use assessment, conducting individual and group therapy, and working within a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, case managers, peer supports, and medical providers.
Students may be afforded the opportunity to work towards obtaining clinical supervision hours as a certified addiction specialist or licensed addiction counselor.
Student Placement Availability and Requirements:
Placement is available for MSW students, either first or second year. Preference for students to complete first and second year placements to build on the skills from the first year, but that is not required.
Hours of service are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week.
Students must be available at least two days and 16 hours per week for a minimum of 9 months.
Please apply below if you are interested in this program. You can choose as many programs as you like in the application process.