Welcome to the ISCSW website!

Please save the date of Saturday September 12th, 2020 at 10:00 to 12:00 for an ISCSW sponsored training event.  The presenter will be Susan ESP, LCPC, Ph.D. The training is: People First - Identifying and Reducing Stigma in the SUDS Field.

Dr. Susan Esp is an Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Boise State University. She has a Ph.D. in Adult and Organizational Leadership and Development, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and B.S. in Psychology. Esp is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Registered Counseling Supervisor, Idaho. Dr. Esp is the Coordinator of Addiction Studies and the Associate Director for the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction, at BSU. In addition, she served as a Fulbright Specialist for the National Anti-Drug Agency, Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia. Prior to working in academia Dr. Esp worked as a clinician with youth and families, primarily addressing substance use disorders. She has partnered on multiple grant opportunities on implementation of best practices and prevention programming


  1. Recognize and describe stigma at the micro, meso and macro level.
  2. Identify the importance of addressing stigma in the substance use disorder field.
  3. Develop methods and interactive approaches to reducing stigma in the substance use disorder field, particularly in individual practice.

We are a broad-based, active, statewide group that comes together to offer networking, mutual support, and learning opportunities that are encouraging, fun, inspirational and rewarding; to ultimately enhance the well being of vulnerable populations and the professional social workers that serve them.


To support professional social workers in Idaho by promoting excellence in clinical practice and enhancing the emotional health and well being of vulnerable populations.