This webinar, presented by Ken C. Winters, PhD, provided an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model for use with adolescents who may be using substances. In addition to a look at the parts of the SBIRT model, Dr. Winters also discussed techniques for maximizing the quality of a teen's self-report, provided an overview of the components of several recommended brief interventions, and provided links to evidence-based tools and resources.
Ken C. Winters, PhD is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN affiliate) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of adolescent drug abuse. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Dr. Winters received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and published over 125 peer-reviewed articles over a 30-year period. Over the past 10 years he has researched brief interventions and the SBIRT model.