SUD Higher Education Consortium

SUD Higher Education Consortium

The Florida Higher Education Substance Use Disorder Consortium is a multi-university project led by FSU and the National Association of Social Work, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) and Citrus Health Network, Inc. to develop a science-informed curriculum concentrated on substance use disorder and co-occurring mental disorders.

The Consortium is funded by the Substance Use and Mental Health Administration's two-year Expansion of Practitioner Education grant to assist in updating substance use disorder curriculum among the 11 consortium member universities, with the ultimate goal of working with the Association for Social Work Boards to update their testing methodologies to become more inclusive of substance use disorders and their co-occurring mental disorders.

Consortium Member Contacts - 

Florida State University - Ellen Piekalkiewicz

Barry University - Dr. Maria Teahan

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Dr. Jacquelyn McMillan

Florida Atlantic University - Dr. Heather Howard

Florida Gulf Coast University-  Dr. Hugh Clark

Florida Memorial University - Dr. Sylvia Boynton

Saint Leo University - Dr. Michael Campbell

University of North Florida - Ross McDonough

University of South Florida - Dr. Vickie Lynn

University of West Florida - Dr. Joseph R. Herzog

Warner University - Dr. Winnifred Whittaker

University of Central Florida - Dr. Barbara Andraka-Christou

Webinar Library 

Substance Use Disorder Webinar with Jane Dwyer Lee


College of Social Work faculty member Jane Dwyer Lee discusses the Substance Use Disorders and the curriculum being developed by the FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children and SUD Higher Education Consortium. This webinar was filmed on October 5, 2020. 

Webinar: Identifying, Assessing and Treating Opioid Misuse

Join FSU College of Social Work Doctoral Candidate Daniel Dunleavy, MSW for this training for Florida's health professions students on identifying, assessing, and treating opioid misuse. This webinar is presented by the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children at FSU College of Social Work and sponsored by the Florida Alliance for Healthy Communities, Inc. and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.

Webinar: Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders 

This webinar, presented on February 12, 2021, is a part of an ongoing FSU series on substance use disorders funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and focuses on identifying the major disorders that co-occur synergistically with substance use disorders. Using a developmental perspective, eight major disorders are described along with treatment suggestions. The webinar presenters include Robert Walker, a retired assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Jane Dwyer Lee, a teaching professor at the FSU College of Social Work. The webinar is presented by the Center for the Study and Promotion for Communities, Families, and Childre and the FSU College of Social Work.


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