When: Friday, December 9th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Outpatient Center, 2fl Conference Rooms
Facilitated By: UCLA ISAP
Thomas Freese, Ph.D, Director of Training
Continuing education credits provided.
(Morning refreshments and lunch provided)
What is SBIRT and MI?
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a practice in use world wide as a public health approach to deliver early intervention for persons with substance use disorders as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Motivational interviewing (MI)is a client-centered, guiding approach used to elicit behavior change by helping people explore and resolve their ambivalence and motivation to change. MI is the conversational technique used in SBIRT.
Who should attend (target audience)?
SBIRT /MI Training is extremely helpful for any individual who motivates people toward positive lifestyle change. Trainings are intended for anyone coming in contact with people who may have issues with substance use. This includes RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, FNP’s, PA’s, physicians, health educators, wellness specialists, behavioral health specialists, social workers, pastoral staff, high school and college counselors and student assistance program staff, prevention specialists or any other community members who may be involved in helping people effect positive lifestyle change, especially around substance use.
For more information visit our new website: www.drugfreenevadacounty.org/sbirt