Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Thomas, Davis

Second Advisor

Holt, Tinya

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


This needs assessment was composed of 33 clinicians' in Riverside and San Bernardino counties that work in the substance abuse field. This study was developed to test if there is a need to increase clinicians' knowledge level base when working with older adults age 65 plus with a substance abuse problem. This needs assessment looked at demographics and tested the differences between self reported knowledge and what instruments their agencies are currently using.