Program Description: 

The early identification and intervention of patients with substance misuse in generalist medical settings.  Patients with substance use disorders are more likely to be seen in generalist medical settings than in specialty alcohol and other drug care. Yet, substance use disorders are not often identified among patients in these settings.  


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM-Milwaukee (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners
Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  1. Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used
  2. Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse
  3. Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Lisa Berger, PhD
Michael bauer, MSW, LCSW
Dimitri Topitzes, MSW, PhD
Lisa Berger, PhD
Michael Bauer, MSW, LCSW
Scott Caldwell
Dimitri Topitzes
John Hyatt
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):
Lisa Berger, PhD has a financial relationship with Eli Lilly as a Stock Owner


Karen Mann
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4898
Session date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
United States
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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