Upcoming Trainings

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.

When: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: via Zoom! All registrants will be emailed information about how to join the training prior to date/time of training.

Cost: This training will be provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of Dr. Esp – and due to the fact that ISCSW has been unable to offer typical trainings due to COVID. Registration is required. To register for this free training, go to our website, https://iscsw.org/shop/, and click “Register”. If you have any difficulties with this process you can also email us at iscsw.boise@gmail.com

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These Trainings are being offered in conjunction with Boise State University, School of Social Work.