Dottie Saxon Greene, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Assistant Professor
Western Carolina University
Department of Social Work
G03 McKee Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Cultural Competency in Substance Abuse Treatment

Summer Session (Hybrid Course)
SOCW 524 (70)- CRN 50021- Thursdays, 5-8pm- hybrid course
Start date, 6/06- Cullowhee, west campus, HHSB #(TBA)
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This course provides an overview of unique problems and needs of diverse populations who misuse or are addicted to substances. Students will be provided a culturally informed framework for understanding and applying culturally sensitive social interventions and strategies. Some specific groups that may be discussed include lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender individuals, Americans of African, Native American, Latino, and/or Asian descent, adolescents, older adults, and individuals who live in rural areas. The readings examine how cultural factors may affect a person's attitude toward alcohol and other drugs, patterns of substance use, reasons for seeking treatment, and responsiveness to various interventions.



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