Free SBIRT and MI Training at SNMH – Monday September 29th

We have arranged for the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) Training Team to facilitate training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) on Monday, September 29th at Sierra Nevada Memorial Outpatient Center Conference Rooms.

Registration is now open and the attached flyer includes the registration form and instructions on the back side. Click HERE to download the registration form or register online at the bottom of this page.

Please forward this training information to your colleagues and contact Shelley Rogers, Program Coordinator, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County should you have any questions at 530-273-7956.

SBIRT featureTraining Overview: Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is effective in a variety of settings. It has been proven particularly effective in hospital emergency departments and trauma centers with individuals with alcohol-related injuries.

SBIRT also has been shown to be effective in primary care settings, where it is incorporated into other routine medical assessments such as measuring blood pressure.

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 substance use-related problems.

Purpose and Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will 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 risky substance use behaviors.
  3. Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing –based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their risky behavior and/or seek treatment.

Download flyer SBIRT-MI_SNMH_Registration Flyer

*This training meets the qualifications for the provision of 6.0 continuing education credits/contact hours. Please have your License number available upon registration.

For questions or to sign up: fill out registration form and submit to or call (310) 267-5398

To register by e‐mail, please complete registration form and e‐mail it to Maria

Castro ( You will receive an e‐mail confirmation upon receipt of your

completed registration form. Questions can be referred to Maria (310‐267‐5398).