SW 5280 Addressing Alcohol Related Problems in Social Work Practice

Welcome to SW 5280!
Spring 2013

Welcome to this online course! I am looking forward to working with you this semester through the website, email and phone contacts. Currently I do not have a office at UMD. However I am available through UMD email; you can email me to set up a time to talk by phone if that is your preferred way of communicating. I do work locally in the Duluth/Superior area so if there is a need to meet in person I can make arrangements to meet with you individually or in small groups at UMD on a limited basis.

I have worked in the areas of social work, human services and education for the past 25 years and have witnessed the impact that alcohol abuse and problems have on individuals, families, and communities. My hope is that this course will provide you with some information about alcohol abuse and provide you an opportunity to apply this information to practice cases and ultimately work you may do in your career in social work or other related areas.

The formal description of the course and links to the course resources are listed below

Please begin the course by reviewing the following links. Make sure you understand the course requirements, assignments and are able to access the resources. Please let me know of any questions you have or problems with the website. This will enable me to address any problems or challenges in a timely manner. After you have reviewed the course website please email me jgarriso@d.umn.edu and introduce yourself. I am looking forward to hearing from you and working with you this semester!


SW 5280
- Addressing Alcohol
Related Problems in Social Work Practice

This one (or two) credit web-based course takes a multi-level systems perspective in examining the effects of alcohol problems on individuals, families and other populations. Topics will include: epidemiology, etiology, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment options, specialized populations and various social work practice areas.