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Preparing your Health Center for SBIRT Implementation (SBIRT-IP)

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is designed to provide universal screening, prevention, and early intervention and treatment within health care settings for people who have risky or hazardous alcohol and/or drug use. This extended online learning series will provide 15 hours of instruction for healthcare providers establishing or currently implementing SBIRT in their agency. Through virtual, interactive learning, participants will receive real-time performance feedback related to their current use and implementation strategies of SBIRT with an emphasis on integrating brief interventions into current services and workflow.


Every Thursday, February 21 – April 4, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. (PT)


  • Learn foundational knowledge on core aspects essential to SBIRT
  • Identify drug and alcohol screening tools for use in general, pregnant or adolescent populations in a health care setting
  • Demonstrate a brief intervention utilizing the FLO algorithm.
  • Understand and utilize a warm handoff to facilitate referral for high risk substance use behavior.
  • Identify at least two implementation strategies towards integration that could be used in a health care setting.
  • Discuss sustainability of SBIRT in a Health Care setting.
  • Identify the signs of compassion fatigue in the workplace.

This training is intended for the following audience:

  • Community Health Workers, Medical Assistants, Nurses and Behavioral Health Providers located in Nevada. Currently using SBIRT or in the process of implementing SBIRT in a healthcare setting.


  • Prior to the February 21st session, view a 20-minute tutorial on how to use the videoconferencing platform
  • Attend a live one-hour Orientation to Technology Session on Thursday, February 21st at 12:00 p.m. (PT)
  • Commit to 6-weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly on scheduled series days/times and complete ONE hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., an internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers and microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage while on camera 90% of the scheduled series time


Christina Boyd, LSCSW, LCAC


The first 35 registrants will receive a scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. As a grant sponsored scholarship and to receive continuing education hours, it is expected participants will view the 20-minute video tutorial; attend the live technology training; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.

Please Note: Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the Feb 21 and Feb 28 sessions. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by March 7 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills are required.

Continuing Education: This series has been approved for a total of 15 contact hours (includes 9 hours of instruction, 5 hours of assignments, and 1 hour for the Orientation Session) through the following professional associations: NEVADA – Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors; Nevada State Board of Nursing; Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors; State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers. NATIONAL – National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. No credit will be awarded for non-attendance or partial attendance. The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice. The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.

QUESTIONS: please contact the Workwise Staff at or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

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This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Behavioral Health, Prevention, and Wellness through funding provided by the Nevada State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant (1H79TI080265-02) awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). The opinions, findings conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, SAMSHA or the State of Nevada.

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