SBIRT is commonly administered in non-substance abuse treatment settings, often referred to as opportunistic settings, where clients are not seeking help for a substance use disorder but have come to receive medical treatment, to meet with an Employee Assistance Program counselor, or to respond to a court summons. Professionals who can administer SBIRT include but are not limited to:
- Primary Care Physicians
- Dentists and Dental Hygienists
- Mental Health and Substance abuse treatment providers
- Emergency/ Trauma Department Staff
- Emergency Medical Technicians
- Maternal and Child Healthcare Providers
- Social Workers
- Health Educators
- Law Enforcement/ Legal Professionals
- Probations/Other Criminal Justice Professionals
- Community Health Workers
- Human Resource Managers
- Healthcare Administrators
- Case Managers
- Faith Leaders
- Prevention Specialists
- School Counselors, Psychologists and Social Workers
- Military and Veteran Service Providers
Our training is offered at no-cost to trainees and CMEs/CEUs are awarded following successful completion of the training. Continuing education credits are approved by the following Nevada Licensing Boards:
- State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors
- Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners
- Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
- State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
- State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
- CMEs approved through University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
SBIRT Training is available on an ongoing basis for community providers and by request for agencies and organizations. Please contact us for more information or to register.
For Community Providers
Introduction to SBIRT is a three-hour training session intended to give attendees the information and tools needed to implement SBIRT into current practice.
Community Providers who have successfully completed the Introduction to SBIRT are encouraged to attend Advanced Practice Skills Training in Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing. This follow-up two-hour training will more extensively cover Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing content and will include use of standardized patients for enhanced practice skill development in Motivational Interviewing.
For Agencies and Organizations
SBIRT Training for Agencies and Organizations is a five-hour training session with pre and post-training technical assistance. Introduction to SBIRT is taught in the first half of the training session and intended to give attendees the information and tools needed to implement SBIRT into current practice. Trainees learn about universal screening for quickly assessing use and severity of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug use, misuse and abuse; brief motivational and awareness-raising intervention given to risky or problematic substance users as well as other addictive disorders; and referral to specialized treatment.
Advanced Practice Skills Training in Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing taught in the second half of the training and extensively covers Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing content and will include use of standardized patients for enhanced practice skill development in Motivational Interviewing.
Technical assistance meetings are conducted prior to the training event to examine the work process within your organization and identify where SBIRT can be seamlessly embedded within existing workflow. Post-training technical assistance is also provided to assist agencies and organizations in implementing SBIRT in the work flow processes and to sustain use of SBIRT in the long-term.
Briefly SBIRT is a one-hour presentation on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment intended to give audiences a general overview of the concepts, introduction to basic screening tools, and familiarization with brief intervention and referral to treatment. Briefly SBIRT is available by request and is appropriate for conference presentations, association meetings, and similar large group gatherings.