Introductory/Refresher Virtual SBIRT Training

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 09:00 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

National Council for Mental Wellness

Training Overview Description

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is pleased to offer a new virtual opportunity for training in SBIRT!
If you are an administrator or clinician who is new to SBIRT or looking for a refresher, this three-hour training is just for you.

Event-specific Details

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an integrated and comprehensive, evidence-based, early intervention program to identify, reduce and prevent risky or unhealthy alcohol and drug use. The SBIRT process has been implemented in a variety of settings including primary care, emergency departments, mental health and substance use and school-based health. With the integration of mental health and medical care, recognizing and managing substance use is often a missing link, reflecting a need for workforce training and implementation support.

Participants will learn:

  • How SBIRT fits in the context of health and providing whole-person, integrated care.
  • The use of evidence-based screening tools for adults to identify risk levels of alcohol and drug use.
  • The role of brief interventions to increase engagement, elicit behavior change and reduce counterproductive discussions.
  • Referral and treatment best practices for managing and supporting people with higher risk substance use challenges.