English Spanish

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

28 June 2011

The Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is initiating statewide efforts to implement Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in health care settings, hospitals and clinics in Utah. The DSAMH will be working with the University of Utah, Utah Addiction Center and Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center to develop a statewide training plan for SBIRT. If you have questions, please feel to contact Becky Barnett at (801) 538-4278 or rbarnett@utah.gov. 

To register for this free webinar event, follow the directions below:

Title: Introduction to Screening, Brief Interventions, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Instructors: Gary Fisher, Ph.D., Barbara Sullivan, Ph.D. & Glen Hanson, Ph.D

Date: June 29th

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MST (9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST)

Cost: FREE


Screening and brief interventions for at risk drinkers and drug users can be implemented in primary care, emergency room, and mental health settings. These procedures have been shown to significantly prevent and reduce heavy drinking/drug use and can help identify and refer to treatment those who are suspected of having alcohol and drug use disorders.


Prevention & Treatment Professionals

Doctors & Nurses

Social workers

Marriage & Family Therapists

Required Text (please read prior to the webinar):

"Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much" Publication

For a direct link to the e-publication please go to https://roar.nevadaprc.org/public/resources/127 and the PDF is located in the Resource Document(s) section.

To order a hardcopy of "Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much" please go to roar.nevadaprc.org and create a free user account. Once signed in, search for the publication and add it to your cart. As the Nevada Prevention Resource Center is not able to send publications to patrons outside of Nevada on a regular basis, please indicate that you are participating in the Introduction to SBIRT in the notes box when checking out. Materials take about one working week to be sent.

CEHs offered*:

This webinar has been approved for a total of 1.5 contact hours through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Certificates indicating the number of contact hours earned are issued to all participants within 10 days of the training.

*NASW and MFT CEHs have been approved for the state of Utah.

Link to register: http://pxtx.casat.org/products/utah-introduction-to-screening-brief-interventions-and-referral-to-treatment-sbirt

Registration will be open until the webinar begins; however, please note, to receive a hardcopy of "Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much" Publication, you must order by June 21st via the information listed above. To receive a certificate you will have to register with the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT). Once you register, you will be given a confirmation link to Adobe Connect to join the meeting.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection: http://connectpro35314644.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat and Adobe Connect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.


For questions regarding information on this webinar or need assistance in registering to join the meeting, please contact Jennifer Norland at jnorland@casat.org or via her direct line at (775) 682-8552.

NAMI Newsletter

To get event, training, and advocacy updates from NAMI Utah, please sign up for our enewsletter list.

Join Our Email List

Contact Us

1600 West 2200 South, Suite #202
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 323-9900

Map it and get directions

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Suicide Prevention

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you or someone you love is in need of suicide prevention support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website for more info.

For local support please call the UNI Crisisline at 801-587-3000.

Resources are also available on the Utah Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health website.