FREE Training Opportunity!!
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment 
(SBIRT) Training
January 13, 2015
The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Registration will begin at 8:00am
Training: 9:00am-1:15pm

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment are effective in a variety of settings. SBIRT has shown to be effective in primary care settings, where it is incorporated into other routine medical assessments such as measuring blood pressure. It has also been proven effective in hospital emergency departments and trauma centers with individuals with alcohol-related injuries. This training focuses on screening procedures to identify risk; key motivational interviewing concepts and principles that are tied to effective use of the FLO (Feedback; Listen and Understand; Options Explored) brief intervention; and referral to treatment for patients with more serious alcohol use-related problems. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Describe the background and rationale for conducting SBIRT in a variety of health settings; (2) Explain how to utilize screening procedures to identify patients engaged in at-risk alcohol use behaviors; and (3) Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing-based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their at-risk behavior and/or seek treatment.

Targeted Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • MFTs
  • LCSWs
  • Medical Assistants
  • Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors
  • Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians

Additional registration information can be found on the attached form.

Co-Sponsored by:
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and Harbage Consulting

This training is approved by the California Department of Health Care Services, and fulfills the 4-hour SBIRT training requirement noted in the Provider Manual and All Plan Letter dated February 10, 2014 (APL 14-004).

Charlotte Bullen
Training Coordinator
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Phone: 310.267.5408
Fax: 310.312.0538

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