National Registry of SBIRT Trainers

Patty Ferssizidis Ph.D.

George Mason University

Contact Information

4400 University Drive
MS 3C4
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Phone: 703-993-1932



Expert Trainer

Experience Implementing: Yes

Workshops per Year: 10-15

Comments: Dr. Ferssizidis has extensive experience providing training in SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques for addressing mild to moderate substance use risk and co-occuring mental health problems both in Brief Intervention and in Brief Treatment models. As the Training Coordinator for both the Virginia SBIRT project and a student SBIRT training grant, she has extensive experience in meeting the training and implementation needs of various settings integrating SBIRT. She provides training to medical and behavioral health students and providers in a variety of settings including primary care, emergency department, mental health clinics, and academic institutions.