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].


Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program | Apply by May 15 | 646.754.4870 | [email protected]
The Psychoanalytic Association of New York 
affiliated with NYU Langone Health
(formerly IPE, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education)
Invites you to apply for our
Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program
click here for information and to apply.

The Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) is one of the largest psychoanalytic institutes in New York, with a faculty of 150 psychoanalysts who teach a full range of clinical skills through seminar instruction, case supervision, personal treatment and mentoring. PANY is known for its emphasis on clinical work, case and practice development, collegial atmosphere, faculty scholarship, and opportunities for active participation in the PANY community. Our fundamental orientation is contemporary conflict theory, building on and reinterpreting the work of Freud, and integrating his work with Kleinian, British Object Relations, Relational, self-psychological, and attachment theories.

This program explores the evolution of psychoanalytic thought and its contemporary application, and produces psychoanalysts of the first rank. Our candidates are encouraged to approach their studies with an attitude of critical inquiry. The curriculum is composed of one’s personal analysis, theoretical and clinical seminars, and supervision of psychoanalytic work. Classes take place on Saturdays, with some Tuesday evenings during the first year. From the start, there is a strong emphasis on psychoanalytic case development.

CME/Social Work CE Credits:
This activity is approved for CME and NY Social Work CE credits.

Note regarding eligibility:
The Psychoanalytic Program is designed for experienced clinicians who are have achieved a terminal degree in their field: M.D. and D.O. psychiatrists and psychiatry residents; Ph.D. and Psy.D. clinical psychologists; psychiatric nurse practitioners; and LCSW/DSW clinical social workers. The Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) is authorized by New York State to offer clinical training to qualify for a license as a “Licensed Psychoanalyst” (LP). The PANY NYS Licensure-Qualifying Psychoanalysis Program (NYS-LQP) track is directed at individuals holding any Master’s degree, or higher than Master’s degree, acceptable to PANY and NYS. This includes mental health professionals with a New York State license that does not include psychoanalysis, such as LMHC, LMFT, and LCAT. Professionals who anticipate obtaining a license to practice psychoanalysis during training may also apply, including LMSWs, and MDs awaiting green cards

Free Training Opportunity: The LGBTQ Institute For Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center

From CSSW Alumna Lindsey Hennawi ’17:

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center is now accepting applications! Spots are currently open for the next two cohorts: a condensed cycle running April through June of 2019, and the next full-length cycle which will run July through December 2019. Please encourage your staff to apply here – the deadline to apply is March 13th.

LIFT is an exciting, completely free opportunity to gain additional knowledge in order to help create and sustain affirming homes for LGBTQ youth. Staff members who are currently working with families or supervising staff members working with families are great candidates. Individuals with an LMSW or LCSW are eligible for certification from The Center and up to 54 CEU credits. Individuals without a license, or another license such as an LMFT or LMHC, are still eligible for certification from The Center and are encouraged to apply.

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program:

  • Is the first and only LGBTQ specific family therapy certification program in the greater New York City area

  • Meets the needs of clinicians who work with families involved with ACS across the five boroughs

  • Offered over either a six-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month) or three-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month with independent work completed between sessions)

  • Confers 54 CEU credits for LMSWs and LCSWs upon completion

  • May be used in lieu of current ACS LGBTQ in-service training requirements

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Hennawi, Family Permanency Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 646.358.1703