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Social Work


The Social Work Special Interest Group is comprised of social workers and other behavioral health professionals, (psychologists, mental health counselors and addiction counselors), who have an interest in the advancement of education, research, clinical work and policy in the field of addictions. We offer leadership, mentorship, and guidance to individuals, groups, and organizations regarding addiction. For the past ten years, we have come together to discuss relevant topics, network, and collaborate on special projects that nurture and promote the role of the social work educator, researcher, and clinician. Some past projects include: drafting social work competencies on assessment and brief intervention through Project MAINSTREAM, writing columns for the NASW newsletter, contributing to AMERSA’s Strategic Plan, as well as exchanging syllabi from social work courses. We take special interest in welcoming and fostering the growth of new members to AMERSA.

Interest group co-chairs:

Maryann Amodeo, Ph.D. MSW Boston University School of Social Work
Marianne Pugatch, MSW, MA, Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
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