The SBIRT Project is a three year federally funded grant from SAMHSA, to develop curricula and in-fuse it into the graduate social work program so that all MSW students will have the opportunity to learn this evidence-based intervention for at risk substance use.
First year students at UMB School of Social Work will receive SBIRT training in the Foundations course. Advanced standing and transfer students may take the 1 credit course which will be offered 3 times per year.
In addition, the School’s Field Instructors will be offered the opportunity to take a continuing edu-cation course in both the practice and supervision of the SBIRT intervention. This course will be offered several times per year in various locations. See SBIRT Training Opportunities tab for upcom-ing courses.
Free SBIRT Course - Earn 1 Category II Continuing Education Units
1 free Category II CEU
Validated screening tools
MI and Stages of Change Influences
New Online SBIRT Course!
Field Instructors in every area of practice have the challenging task of teaching their students to screen for substance use and respond to the unique needs of individual clients. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use) is an evidence-based approach that provides a framework for assessing use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, and illicit drugs. This training will familiarize field instructors with the SBIRT model.
1. Go to http://my.ireta.org/myireta
2. Create log-in.
3. Follow instructions to enroll in the course.
4. Complete Course
5. Download certificate and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Select link for evaluation survey, complete.
7. UMB SSW emails you CEU certificate.
UMB SSW Field Instructors Say:
“This training was another opportunity in the holistic approach to better serve our clients.”
“When doing Mental Health assessments, I always ask about substance use. This provided me with more questions to ask and a direction to take when someone is at risk.”