Substance Use Treatment (SUT)

Courses

SUT 1231. PROFESSIONALISM IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 2 Hours.

Equips students with skills and resources to prepare for academic and professional success in a substance use treatment career. Empowers diverse students to identify their individual needs, reflect on opportunities for growth, determine what resources and self-care strategies are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. Each class section has a Peer Academic Leader (PAL), who are students who have already taken the course and assist as a discussion leader for the class under the supervision of the instructor. This course is reserved exclusively for students planning to with a Bachelor of Science in Substance Use & Treatment (e.g., SUT-Intended status) who are freshmen; this will be taken concurrently with UNIV 1131. This course or SUT 3300 is required for admission to the BSSUT major.

SUT 1350. SPECIAL ISSUES IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 3 Hours.

Relevant substance use treatment topics generated and explored in depth according to student and professional needs. The topic will be determined prior to registration.

SUT 2350. SPECIAL ISSUES IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 3 Hours.

Relevant substance use treatment topics generated and explored in depth according to student and professional needs. The topic will be determined prior to registration.

SUT 3300. STUDENT SUCCESS & PROFESSIONALISM IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 3 Hours.

Equips students with skills and resources to prepare for academic and professional success in a substance use treatment career. Empowers diverse students to identify their individual needs, reflect on opportunities for growth, determine what resources and self-care strategies are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. Each class section has a Peer Academic Leader (PAL), who are students who have already taken the course and assist as a discussion leader for the class under the supervision of the instructor. This course is reserved exclusively for students planning to major with a Bachelor of Science in Substance Use & Treatment (e.g., SUT-Intended status) who have changed majors or have transferred from another institution; this fulfills the university requirement for UNIV 1131. This course or SUT 1231 is required for admission to the BSSUT major.

SUT 3315. INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS. 3 Hours.

This is an entry-level course that provides foundation-level social work students with the fundamental concepts of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and the addictive process. Students will examine the prevalence and characteristics of substance use disorders and the impact of such disorders on the individual, family, and the community. Theories of addiction and application of these theories will be examined. Students will develop conceptual knowledge and self-awareness concerning the etiology of addiction, assessment strategies, and wellness strategies for facilitating optimal development and preventing SUD. The course will cover the prevalence of SUD varies among ethnic and cultural groups, between men and women, across the life span, and through different socio-economic levels. This course is taught as SOCW 3315 and SUT 3315. Credit will be granted only once.

SUT 3318. SCREENING, ASSESSMENT, & ENGAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Introduces screening and diagnostic instruments and techniques appropriate for determining whether a substance use disorder might exist. Explores the therapeutic alliance and practice engagement techniques taking into account intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age, educational level, and other aspects of identity. Students learn to assess suicide risk and a client's readiness for change. Students learn to diagnose substance use disorders and recognize intoxication, withdrawal, substance, and medication induced disorders. Offered as SUT 3318 and SOCW 3318. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: Prerequisite OR Corequisite: SUT 3315 or SOCW 3315.

SUT 3319. TREATMENT PLANNING, COLLABORATION & REFERRAL. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the clinical application of the biopsychosocial assessment in the development of a treatment plan. Potential treatment issues will be identified and a client-specific problem list will be developed. Individualized treatment goals will be established in collaboration with diverse clients. Client objectives and clinical interventions will also be developed. This course explores dynamics of the therapeutic alliance, and clinician-client collaboration within the context of a strengths and empowerment-based perspective. The student will gain insight into and an appreciation of collaboration, consultation, and referral throughout the continuum of care. Offered as SUT 3319 and SOCW 3319. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: SOCW 3318 or SUT 3318.

SUT 3321. SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 3 Hours.

This course is the culmination of the fundamentals of substance use disorders, treatment planning, collaboration and referral, and substance use treatment. Students will learn and acquire the special skills necessary to assist individuals, families, and groups through the sequela of substance use and addiction. Focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, 12-step programs, nutrition and exercise, meditation, and other alternative treatment options. Students will study treatment modalities that consider the social, cultural, and economic influences that shape the client's world view and substance use experience. Offered as SUT 3321 and SOCW 3321. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: Prerequisite or corequisite: SUT 3319 or SOCW 3319.

SUT 4350. SPECIAL ISSUES IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT. 3 Hours.

Relevant substance use treatment topics generated and explored in depth according to student and professional needs. The topic will be determined prior to registration.