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Implementing SBIRT in THRIVE Testing and Care Sites - PA


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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


Victoria Lahey, MS Ed, NCC is currently a therapist in private practice providing group and individual therapy, as well as training and clinical consultation for the state of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) and The Danya Institute. Ms. Lahey has taught graduate counseling courses at Duquesne and Seton Hill Universities and presently teaches at Waynesburg University.

Starts: Dec. 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Ends: Dec. 11, 2018 9:30 pm
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Face-to-Face Training
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