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ERIC Number: EJ762098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
The Relationship between Training Availability and Social Workers' Ability to Treat Problem Drinkers
Richardson, Marchette A.
Journal of Drug Education, v37 n2 p163-175 2007
An explanatory cross sectional investigation was employed to assess how well master's level social work (MSW) programs in the State of New York prepare students for practice with problem drinkers. Five hundred and fifty questionnaires were mailed to members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A non-probability sample, consisting of 41 male and 48 female respondents (n = 89), was obtained. Fewer than 3% of the sample reported the completion of an alcohol related course as a degree requirement. Field placement completion was totally overlooked as a degree requirement. Findings imply that clients with alcohol problems are at risk of going untreated due to the lack of training social workers receive while completing their MSW programs and their subsequent inability to diagnose problem drinkers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York