SBIRT Trainer

Thomas Freese, PhD

Contact Information

Pacific Southwest Addition Technology Transfer Center/UCLA ISAP


11075 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States

Phone: 213-712-1346


Expert Trainer, Expert Facilitator

Experience Implementating: Yes
Workshops per Year: 5-10

Other topics trainer is expert in:

Thomas has conducted dozens of trainings and training-of-trainer sessions nationally and internationally.


Thomas E. Freese received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1995. He is currently Co-Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). Prior to this, Dr. Freese served as ISAP Director of Training for 20 years. He is also Co-Director of the Pacific Southwest (HHS Region 9) Addictions Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), funded by SAMHSA, Principal Investigator of the CA Opioid Hub and Spoke Training/TA and Waivered Prescriber Support Initiatives. He has conducted trainings on a wide variety of topics including addressing the opioid epidemic, medication assisted treatment, methamphetamine use, culturally responsive care for LGBTQ individuals, implementing integrated treatment, and screening and brief interventions for risky substance use. Dr. Freese has been a featured presenter at conferences and meetings nationally and internationally, and has developed and conducted trainings in 46 US states and internationally.