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Substance Use Disorder Workforce Expansion (SUDWE) Fellowship 2022-2023

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

The current substance use treatment workforce in Maryland is insufficient to meet the treatment needs of individuals with Substance Use Disorders (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. Recipients will be awarded a stipend of $12,000 for the academic year, in which half will be dispersed during each semester. Fellows agree to participate in specialized training throughout the year that can be completed via distance 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
    • dmmurphy@salisbury.edu
  • Ryan Messatzzia (“Dr. M”), DSW, LCSW-C