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 training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other

The SBIRT course builds on a foundation of skills in Motivational Interviewing (MI): an evidence-based practice for helping people move effectively towards change. Adding MI to your skill set is an integral part of delivering SBIRT. All participants will complete six 3-hour sessions in Motivational Interviewing and two 4-hour sessions of SBIRT training.

1. Supervisory support. Supervisors must:
-approve attendance at all sessions
-show evidence of readiness to implement SBIRT
2. Time to attend all 8 online workshops
3. Willingness to learn SBIRT and MI Format

Workshop Dates
Level I: MI Foundations: Relational Skills
January 21, 28, and February 4
12:30–3:30 CST

Level II: MI Foundations: Technical Skills
February 11, 18, and 25
8:30–11:30am CST

March 4 and 5
8:00–12 noon CST

Cost: This training is available at no charge with funding from SAMHSA.

CEUs: Participants are eligible for up to 26 NAADAC CEUs for full attendance in all workshops.

For more information, contact Carrie Sevarns:

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for Michigan healthcare providers and partners in healthcare in collaboration with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Opioid Response Consortium.