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SBIRT Training for Member Clinics


  • UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center (Fisher Banquet Room East) 1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA, 94158 United States (map)

*This is a four-hour training offered on two separate dates. Choose between Aug. 29 OR Aug. 30.

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

click here for a downloadable, printable flyer


Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment are effective in a variety of settings. It’s has been proven particularly effective in hospital emergency departments and trauma centers with individuals with alcohol-related injuries. SBIRT has also been shown to be effective in primary care settings, where it is incorporated into other routine medical assessments such as measuring blood pressure. This training focuses on screening procedures to identify risk; key motivational interviewing concepts and principles that are tied to effective use of the FLO (Feedback; Listen and Understand; Options Explored) brief intervention; and referral to treatment for patients with more serious substance use-related problems.

These four-hour trainings are free and are open to all staff and anyone who is interested in learning about SBIRT including:

  • LMFTs and LCSWs

  • Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors

  • Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians

  • Registered Nurses

  • Psychologists

  • Physicians

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Describe the background and rationale for conducting SBIRT in a variety of health settings; (2) Explain how to utilize screening procedures to identify patients engaged in at-risk substance use behaviors; and (3) Demonstrate a three-step motivational interviewing-based brief intervention strategy to motivate patients to change their at-risk behavior and/or seek treatment.

Trainer: Andrew Kurtz, LMFT, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Complimentary breakfast, coffee, tea and water will be provided.


Choose one of two training dates: August 29th or August 30th

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM (Sign-in will begin thirty minutes prior to each training)

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center (Fisher Banquet Room East)

1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

**Onsite parking charges approximately $20.00 for 5 hours. A parking map will be sent to all registrants.


Click here to register as an individual.

Or here to register as an organization.


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Continuing Education Details:

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of four (4.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for four (4.0) hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1119), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for 4.0 contact hours. CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early. The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NOTE: This training was approved by the California Department of Health Care Services, and fulfills the 4-hour SBIRT training requirement noted in the All Plan Letter dated February 10, 2014 (APL 14-004).

Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 11075 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025) or by phone (310-267-5397).


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If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Melissa Goodman at (310) 267-5399, mlgoodman@mednet.ucla.edu by August 22, 2019.


Sponsored by: San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and San Francisco Area Health Education Center

Conducted by: UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9

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