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].