Extending SBIRT Using Principles of Motivational Interviewing

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

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