This training is a one-day workshop that serves as an introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and other substance use. Participants in the one-day training will be certified in SBIRT, which is a reimbursable intervention with Medicare/Medicaid. Specific emphasis will be placed on the evidence behind screening and early intervention, use of evidence-based and validate screening processes, and optimal ways to support brief intervention and referral to treatment processes. Professionals and students in health related fields will gain introductory knowledge and skills in the best practices of screening and brief intervention. Motivational Interviewing (MI) will also be introduced as a method of facilitating client/patient communication during the SBIRT process to affect changes in motivation and risky behaviors involving alcohol or other substance uses.
This training is offered by the Indiana State University (ISU) Department of Social Work in conjunction with the SBIRT SAMHSA Grant. Training materials were designed by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC), Indiana University, School of Public Health, Bloomington and adapted by the ISU Department of Social Work SBIRT Project.
- Describe procedures for early detection of risky substance use and abuse, including the impact of diversity on screening.
- Identify the range of risks associated with alcohol & drug use.
- Explain the role prevention plays in healthcare.
- Practice use of SBIRT screening tools.
- Demonstrate introductory SBIRT clinical skills using Motivational Interviewing (MI).
- Analyze circumstances that meet criterion for referral to treatment.
*Credit available for full day participation only. No partial credit will be awarded.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and State College of Florida. The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System designates this live activity for a maximum of five (5.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and Social Workers:
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Sarasota Memorial is an approved provider of Continuing Education for the Florida Board of
Nursing and the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and
Mental Health Counseling under Provider No. 50-1749