Graduation Year

Spring 5-12-2023

Document Type


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone


This paper examines the practicum placement I've held for the duration of this semester. This paper discusses Behavioral Health Group's Level 1 outpatient substance abuse clinic. Behavioral Health Group is located in Richmond, Kentucky's rural Madison County. BHG Richmond offers Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol Medication-Assisted Treatment. This paper explores the function of the social worker as a counselor and member of an interdisciplinary team. This paper examines the ethical models and skills that social workers can use to promote an effective treatment experience for patients who present to BHG Richmond, as well as the close monitoring from the beginning to the end of their treatment experience and the follow-up procedures to provide aftercare support for this complex and vulnerable population.


Social Work

First Advisor

Ann M. Callahan

First Advisor Affiliation

Social Work

Included in

Social Work Commons