Program Description: 

SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.  In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention:  asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a contract. Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


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 providership 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
  • Physician Assistants
  • 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
Deborah Padgett, PhD
Laura Otto-Salaj, PhD
Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW
James Dimitri Topitzes, MSW, PhD
Lisa Berger, PhD
James Dimitri Topitzes, MSW, PhD


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):

Lisa Berger, PhDEli LillyStock Owner


In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.



Stacey Grant-Savela, PhD
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 229-2365
Session date: 
03/27/2015 - 8:00am to 12:30pm CDT
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Streest
Cartwright Center, Valhalla Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601
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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