Introduction to SBIRT

Thursday, December 17th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction to SBIRT

Caron’s SBIRT modules will:

Highlight for school and healthcare professionals various screening tools available to assess for harmful and hazardous substance use patterns. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to guide students and patients towards healthy change. Identify resources should further assessment or treatment be needed.

Topics covered include:

The addiction epidemic. Addiction as a disease. What the data shows. Why we need to care. Prevention and treatment. Screening. Brief intervention. Referral to treatment. School-based studies.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

After completing the course, participants will be able to: Define each step of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Understand the progressive nature of substance use disorders and the importance of early intervention. Describe the efficacy of SBIRT as a strategy in addressing harmful and hazardous substance use behavior patterns. Identify effective screening tools to use with students, patients, and clients. Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to move people toward positive change during a brief intervention. Identify appropriate school-based and community resources if a referral for further assessment is necessary.

Print a Certificate of Completion for documentation of completing the program successfully.

For more information, contact Cory Trevena at ctrevena@caron.org or 610-743-6491.

Date & Time

Thursday, December 17th 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM