Applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year is now available on this page. Completed applications are due June 15, 2017, by 5 pm in CB 207.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Professional Knowledge of Substance Abuse 
Students will be able to identify behaviors and problems related to substance use.

2. Proficiency in Counseling by Applying Content Knowledge
Students will be able to develop personalized recovery programs for their clients that establish healthy behaviors and coping strategies and they will do so in strict adherence to professional ethics.


What is Substance Use Disorder Counseling?
SUDC Counselors help people who have alcohol and other drugs related issues. They counsel addicts, those who are concerned they may become addicts, and on occasion their loved ones. A SUDC does not prescribe medication or provide medical or psychological therapy. They usually help with practical problems, for example, helping a client find a job. In individual or group counseling settings a SUDC would help the client:

  • identify behaviors and problems related to their substance use
  • talk about, understand, and cope with problems
  • develop personalized recovery programs
  • establish healthy behaviors and coping strategies

Current employment outlook and statistics for SUDCs in Utah can be found here.


General Info

UVU Conference on Addiction

PSY 1010 Tutorial

Code of Ethics - Association for Addiction Professionals

Program Director: (New Director coming soon)

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Substance Use Disorder Counseling Advisor - Cindy Lau 
Office: CB 506F
To schedule an appointment, please call 801.863.5717 or 801.863.6377