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Substance Use Disorder Workforce Expansion (SUDWE) Fellowship 2023-2024

With grant support from the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, three graduate programs of social work, (University of Maryland-Baltimore, Salisbury University and Morgan State University) are addressing the growing need for licensed, skilled, social workers to work with individuals seeking substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

The current substance use treatment workforce in Maryland is insufficient to meet the treatment needs of individuals with (SUD). The SUDWE Fellowship will increase the workforce of social workers providing evidence-based interventions in the substance use treatment field.

The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Expansion (SUDWE) is a one-year fellowship for SU School of Social Work students in their specialized year of the MSW program, who are committed to working in integrated behavioral health settings. Recipients will be awarded a stipend for the academic year, with half dispersed during each semester. Fellows agree to participate in online specialized training throughout the year and successfully complete SOWK 653: Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention.

For Additional Information, please contact:

Danielle Murphy
Administrative Assistant
Center for Healthy Communities,
College of Health and Human Services

Ryan Messatzzia (“Dr. M”), DSW, LCSW-
SUDWE Project Manager, Center for Healthy Communities
Salisbury University