This webinar contributes to the professional practice of social work with an introduction to Motivational Interviewing in the context of the SBIRT model for risky substance use. These evidence-based interventions are vital for integrated care teams in a variety of social service and health care settings, particularly in the context of person-centered, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed service delivery.
Understand SBIRT as a foundation for integrated health through early identification and upstream intervention of substance use as a health risk factor.
Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for supporting and eliciting behavior change.
Learn how to apply skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections and summaries for increasing engagement and activation.