The Great Lakes ATTC offers this training to behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based method for reducing harm and improving outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This SBIRT training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other settings.

In this interactive two-part training, you will learn about and practice using screening tools, administering and interpreting assessments, giving feedback and making recommendations, including recommending treatment.

Training Dates and Times

Participants will need to attend both sessions:

November 18, 2021
November 19, 2021
Both sessions are from 8:00am–12:00pm CST (Please note time zone and adjust your calendar accordingly.) 


Participants in the SBIRT training are required to complete two prior training series:

Motivational Interviewing Foundation: Relational Skills (three-part series)
Motivational Interviewing Foundation: Technical Skills  (three-part series) 

If you have had extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and wish to be considered for an exemption, please contact the course instructor:

Learning Objectives