FREE Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) Training for Social Workers | Friday July 12

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment & Training Presents
SBIRT For Social Workers
Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment

What is SBIRT?

SBIRT provides clinicians with evidence-based resources to work effectively with clients who engage in at-risk substance use in a variety of settings. Participants will learn how to screen their clients for substance use while assessing their level of risk. Clinicians will then gain skills to briefly intervene in order to enhance insight and motivation for behavior change.

This training equips participants with skills applicable to clients facing a variety of issues. Supervisors and Preceptors will also learn approaches to integrate SBIRT into supervision with students to support SBIRT delivery and fidelity within clinical settings.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn what SBIRT is and how to best utilize it with clients
  2. Use validated screening tools to quantify clients’ substance use
  3. Practice risk-stratified Brief Interventions with Motivational Interviewing
  4. Develop strategies to supervise SBIRT delivery in the field

This workshop is made possible through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


Adelphi University, Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street, Room 260/261, New York, NY 10013


Friday July 12, 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


John R. McAteer, LCSW-R, has been working in the fields of mental health and substance use for 17 years. He is a NYS OASAS-Certified SBIRT trainer and with adolescents, adults and families who struggle with psychological stressors and addiction. He assists clients to identify the strength and motivation needed to fulfill their goals. John was appointed as the Director of Evaluation and Training in the Adelphi School of Social Works’ Institute for Adolescent Trauma, Treatment and Training. In this role, he will be overseeing the evaluation and training needs of two grants. John will be focused on the integration of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), into the curriculua of Social Work, Psychology and Nursing.

Continuing Education – 4.0 CE’s

Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #0032

Mental Health Counselors: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068

Marriage and Family Therapists: Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038

Psychologists: Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or [email protected].


Making the Most of Your Summer

Summer break is finally here! Some of you may be taking classes, others, starting their internships or taking some much needed R&R time. Regardless of your plans for the next few months, remember that this is a prime time to reflect on your career goals and prepare for the next year.

Below are some ways you can make the most of the summer:

  • Update your marketing materials (resume, LinkedIn): Include your latest accomplishments and establish a LinkedIn profile if you don’t already have one. (Haven’t started a LinkedIn page? Take a look at this checklist for quick tips.)
  • Cultivate your professional network: Schedule coffee chats and informational interviews with professionals you’d like to meet or learn from using resources such as the Online Alumni Community and LinkedIn Group. You can also attend various networking events in your area based on your interests.
  • Create a career action plan: Start honing in on your post-grad plans including your target job, so you know what knowledge, skills, and connections you should be building through the next year. (Looking for opportunities to develop your skill set? Volunteer or take free skill-building courses.)

For more tips and insights, schedule an appointment with us via Career Connect. As a reminder, through the summer months, our office will be available by appointment only.

CSSW Writing Center Seeks Applicants for Part-Time Writing Consultants for Fall 2019

The Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) Writing Center seeks applicants for part-time writing consultant positions for the 2019 Fall Semester.

Writing consultants work on-site with CSSW Master’s Program and PhD students on writing for coursework, field placements, and applications.  Students schedule appointments in advance and choose to meet online or in person. During meetings, students agree on a session focus with the writing consultant and review their writing progress to identify and develop transferable writing skills and strategies. Sessions, which last either 25 or 50 minutes, are aimed at bolstering student confidence and skills in writing, while helping students improve their drafts.

Candidates must already have a graduate degree or be currently enrolled in a PhD program related to social work, teaching, composition / writing, or other relevant fields.

For more information and to apply, please review the full job description here.

Student Access to the Online Alumni Community Is Now Live

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:

We are so excited to tell you that you now have access to our Online Alumni Community which enables you to search for more than 350,000 alumni worldwide from all the schools in the University.

Using this platform, you can:

  • search for alumni by state, school, graduation year, organization etc.,
  • direct message with alumni,
  • start editing your personal profile, and
  • expand your professional network.
Simply log in to the Community at  with your UNI and password.  Start by using the “search” function in the top right to find alumni by entering “social work.”  When the names of alumni appear, use the filters on the left to narrow your search.  Read the Student FAQ’s before getting started for more information.

For those of you who are graduating this year, you will soon be able access advanced features of the Online Alumni Community such as completing your full profile, joining groups, posting messages, and receiving personalized feeds based on your interests.  We will email you when you have complete access to the platform – expect up to 30 days after commencement.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 212-851-2372.

2020-2021 Schwarzman Scholars Program for Emerging Global Leaders (Fully Funded Master’s in Global Affairs) | Apply by May 31 (China Application) or September 26 (U.S./Global Application)

Want to expand your understanding of the world and join a growing network of the world’s most talented young leaders who are helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world? Consider the Schwarzman Scholars Program!


Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, fully-funded program designed to prepare future leaders to serve as intermediaries between China and the rest of the world.

Up to 200 Scholars are chosen annually from around the world to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.


To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements, please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The U.S./Global application closes at 11:59 PM on September 26, 2019. The process includes an online application and evaluation as well as an in-person regional interview. Required forms and records include:

  • Resume (2 page maximum)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • Essays (2)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Video (optional)

The application for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao closes on May 31, 2019. The China application can be found here.

Those selected are notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2019.

Feel free to view their pre-recorded webinar for more information, or contact them directly with any questions.