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A SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) training focuses on providing knowledge and skills related to the SBIRT approach, which is an evidence-based method for identifying and addressing substance use disorders in various healthcare and community settings.
In this class, students will learn about the following key components of SBIRT:
Screening: Understanding the importance of screening individuals for substance use disorders using validated screening tools. Students may learn how to administer and interpret screening assessments to identify individuals at risk or experiencing substance use problems.
Brief Intervention: Learning effective techniques for engaging individuals in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner to discuss their substance use and motivate them towards positive change. Students may learn about motivational interviewing techniques and strategies for delivering brief interventions tailored to the individual's level of risk or readiness for change.
Referral to Treatment: Exploring the process of referring individuals who require further assessment or treatment for their substance use disorder. Students may learn about appropriate referral resources and how to facilitate the referral process in a collaborative and supportive manner.
Integration of SBIRT into Practice: Exploring strategies for integrating SBIRT into various healthcare and community settings. Students may learn about best practices for implementing SBIRT within primary care, emergency departments, schools, and other relevant settings.
Professional and Ethical Considerations: Discussing the professional responsibilities and ethical considerations of healthcare providers involved in SBIRT, including confidentiality, informed consent, and maintaining professional boundaries.
This class may involve a combination of lectures, case studies, role-plays, and interactive discussions to facilitate learning and the application of SBIRT techniques in real-life scenarios. The aim of this classes is to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement the SBIRT approach and address substance use disorders in a compassionate and evidence-based manner.