Clinical Instructors Victoria Stubbs and Susan Westgate recently visited Boston University's School of Social Work for a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Fellowship Training event.
Susan and Victoria were selected to attend this social work immersion faculty training (SWIFT) that was focused on increasing alcohol and substance abuse content in school of social work curriculum. The emphasis was on learning the latest in evidence based practices regarding screening tools and interventions. They also reviewed the latest in medications, treatments and teaching strategies.
With support from the NIAAA, the Fellowship program is designed to train Social Work faculty and educate Social Work graduate students in empirically-supported alcohol and other drug (AOD) identification and treatment methods, and incorporate AOD content in the curricula of Schools of Social Work nationwide.