Wednesday, July 19, 2017 through Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Adelphi University Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10013
Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Manhattan Center

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Workshop, Continuing Education, Social Work CE, In-Person Workshop

CE: 4
NYS OASAS Clock Hours: 4
Cost: $45.00
Part I: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Part II: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

SBIRT training provides social workers with evidence-based resources to work effectively with clients at risk for substance use disorders in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, out-patient or primary care settings, community health and mental health centers). Participants will learn how to SCREEN for substance use and assess level of risk; BRIEFLY INTERVENE to enhance client insight and motivation toward behavioral change using methods such as Motivational Interviewing; and REFER TO TREATMENT clients needing specialized care. This training equips participants with skills applicable with clients facing a variety of issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least two screening tools and their applied uses for clients using substances.
  • Name at least three principles of Motivational Interviewing as a brief intervention.
  • Differentiate between at-risk clients and clients in need of referrals to treatment.

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About the Speaker

Evan Senreich, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Lehman College Department of Social Work, City University of New York, since 2008. He obtained his doctorate in social work from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 2007.  He previously worked in New York in the fields of mental health and substance misuse programs for over two decades.  Dr. Senreich has had numerous research articles published regarding the experiences of LGBT clients in substance misuse treatment, the education of social work students to work with substance using clients, the difficulties of adults living with sickle cell disease, and the attitudes of West African immigrants towards substance misuse in the United States. Furthermore, he has had articles published regarding using a Gestalt therapy approach to social work practice and teaching social work students an inclusive definition of spirituality for use in practice. He is also involved in research projects regarding the physical, mental health, and substance use problems of U.S. licensed social workers, the high rate of heroin use among Puerto Ricans in the United States, and the attitudes of urban college students towards the police. He was the Project Director of a three-year federal grant training social work students and medical residents in the use of SBIRT, a protocol for screening and providing brief interventions to substance using clients.


Continuing Education Credit

  • 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.

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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

Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact Araceli Palacios at 516.877.4343 to request such accommodations.

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Manhattan Center
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