Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 12-hour
501 7th Avenue
8th Floor, Conference Room A
New York, NY 10018
SBIRT, (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), is an evidence based practice that uses a preventive public health approach to identify and intervene with persons whose patterns of use puts them at risk for, or are experiencing substance-related health and psychosocial problems, as well as those with a high potential for a substance use disorder.
SBIRT is an effective intervention to address harmful levels of substance use in health and behavioral health settings. This interactive, (role plays, videos, large group activities), two-day training will provide an extensive review of evidence-based substance use screening tools used with adults, adolescents, and pregnant women. Content will also include skills practice focused on the brief intervention, and components of successful facilitation of referrals to treatment with be discussed.
Intended Audience: For non-clinical providers and peer specialists seeking to become adept in facilitating SBIRT with targeted communities. This training also meets the criteria of health educators and unlicensed individuals seeking to provide SBIRT services under the supervision of a licensed health care professional, following consistent protocols.