Erie County Opiate Task Force: OASAS-certified SBIRT Training of the Trainers 2 Day Course

Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center 3359 Broadway (near Union Rd., behind Cheektowaga Senior Center) Cheektowaga, NY 14227

This is a 12 hour train the trainers (TOT) course to increase capacity to train local physicians on SBIRT for substance use/abuse (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). SBIRT provides physicians with a framework to identify and managed substance abuse. The Brief Intervention (BI) is a brief discussion based on the patient’s questionnaire response, ranging from positive reinforcement messages for patients reporting no substance use; brief advice for patients reporting substance use but no evidence of a substance abuse disorder (SUD); and brief motivational interviewing for a mild or moderate SUD. Referral to Treatment (RT) occurs when a severe SUD is identified or a patient does not improve their substance use on follow up.

The goal of this training course is to help participants develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Trainers. This training will allow participants to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to effectively train others on the various tasks involved in providing SBIRT services. In general we will be discussing the conceptual framework of SBIRT as a public health model and its impact as a system change initiatives.


For more information, contact:

Mary St. Mary
Phone: 716-858-4941