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Program Outcomes - Substance Use Disorders Specialty AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Substance Use Disorders Specialty AAS degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the role and skill set of Social Work within the U.S. social welfare system.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic group dynamics.
  3. Understand substance use disorders, addiction and treatment in the U.S.
  4. Describe programs and strategies for the prevention of substance use disorders.
  5. Apply principles and techniques of community organizing to affect change in society.
  6. Practice facilitating psycho-educational, counseling, and support groups using advanced concepts in group dynamics.
  7. Apply the principles and techniques use in the treatment of substance use disorders.
  8. Explain the political, legal, and ethical issues of substance use.
  9. Describe the social services delivery system in U. S.
  10. Demonstrate culturally competent communication and interviewing skills.
  11. Apply the concepts and skills learned in SSE classes in 135 hours of field experience and supervision in a local social service agency.
  12. Use appropriate methodologies in the treatment of substance use disorders among diverse and special needs populations.
  13. Apply knowledge of diversity and use multicultural approaches in service delivery.
  14. Know and practice the values and ethics of the Social Work profession.