CASAT’s SBIRT with Adolescents Workshop

SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic alcohol and illicit drug use, abuse, and dependence. Through a 6-hour didactic and experientially oriented workshop, participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver SBIRT (Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). Objectives: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: Identify SBIRT as a system change initiative; Compare and contrast the current system with SBIRT; Understand the public health approach; Discuss the need to change how we think about substance use behaviors, problems, and interventions; Understand the information screening does and does not provide; Define brief intervention/brief negotiated interview; Describe the goals of conducting a BI/BNI; Understand the counselor’s role in providing BI/BNI; Develop knowledge of Motivational Interviewing as it relates to the SBIRT model; and Describe referral to treatment.

Presenter: Alexander W. Waitt, MS, MSEd, PhD Candidate

Continuing Education Hours: 6 CEHs

Workshops are approved by the following professional associations for continuing education hours:

  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • NV Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

UNR Redfield Campus, Room 216 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511