Implementing SBIRT in THRIVE Testing and Care Sites - D.C.
Department of Behavioral Health
64 New York Ave NE 3rd Fl
Washington, DC 20002
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The goal of this training is to help participants develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities at substance use Screening (S), Brief Intervention (BI), and Referral to Treatment (RT). SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk at of developing these disorders. The course will: introduce the terms, topics, and resources essential to SBIRT; examine its effectiveness in the treatment setting by examining assessment tools; and discuss how to use motivational interviewing in the intervention process and how to make effective referrals and practice using SBIRT.
Understand what information screening does and does not provide
Describe the goals of conducting a BI
Understand how to provide a BI
Describe Referral to Treatment
Identify SBIRT as a system change initiative
Understand the continuum of substance use
Alexander Waitt, LPC, an experienced Motivational Interviewing practitioner and SBIRT trainer with a commitment to delivering quality trainings that have a positive lasting effect.