The Southern Nevada Addictive Disorders Training Project is a training and workforce development initiative that began in 2015 and is based out of the Lincy Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The three-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded project is intended to strengthen and further develop the southern Nevada mental and behavioral health workforce by training health and behavioral health students, established behavioral health practitioners and allied professionals in the use of evidence-based Screening, Brief intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Use and Addictive Disorders.
Three goals of the project are to:
- develop and provide sustainable, coordinated, and comprehensive training and other resource materials designed to educate and support health and human service students, established practitioners, and allied professionals in the use of evidence-based and culturally responsive SBIRT models;
- improve students’ competencies and their intervention and service delivery effectiveness by providing intensive, didactic, and experiential training in SBIRT; and
- increase the number of students who complete undergraduate and graduate education with specialized training in addiction treatment.