Events

When:

Saturday, August 3, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Where:

Hudson Valley Center

CEs:

4

NYS OASAS Clock Hours:

4

Cost:

$35
 
 

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)


SBIRT training provides social workers with evidence-based resources to work effectively with clients at risk for substance use disorders in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, outpatient or primary care settings, community health and mental health centers). Participants will learn how to screen for substance use and assess the level of risk; briefly intervene to enhance client insight and motivation toward behavioral change using methods such as Motivational Interviewing, and refer to treatment clients needing specialized care. This training equips participants with skills applicable to clients facing a variety of issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least two screening tools and their applied uses for clients using substances.
  • Name at least three principles of Motivational Interviewing as a brief intervention.
  • Differentiate between at-risk clients and clients in need of referrals to treatment.

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About the Speaker

Evan Senreich has been a faculty member in the Lehman College Department of Social Work, City University of New York, since 2008. He obtained his doctorate in social work from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 2007. He previously worked in New York in the fields of mental health and substance misuse programs for over two decades. Dr. Senreich has had numerous research articles published regarding the experiences of LGBT clients in substance misuse treatment, the education of social work students to work with substance using clients, the difficulties of adults living with sickle cell disease, and the attitudes of West African immigrants towards substance misuse in the United States. Furthermore, he has had articles published regarding using a Gestalt therapy approach to social work practice and teaching social work students an inclusive definition of spirituality for use in practice. He is also involved in research projects regarding the physical, mental health, and substance use problems of U.S. licensed social workers, the high rate of heroin use among Puerto Ricans in the United States, and the attitudes of urban college students towards the police. He was the Project Director of a three-year federal grant training social work students and medical residents in the use of SBIRT, a protocol for screening and providing brief interventions to substance using clients.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”


Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.


Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.


For further information, please contact:

Joanna Suppa, LCSW,
Coordinator, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
e – jsuppa@adelphi.edu

 
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