Enhance your Substance Use Disorder screening knowledge: Free SBIRT training from UNE’s IPEC and SAMHSA

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Please join us as UNE launches a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to train health professions students and practitioners in the field in the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) tool for Substance Use Disorders. SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.

The first training grant of its kind in Maine, Collaborative SBIRT Training for Maine’s Future Health Profession Leaders is a three-year grant which utilizes an interprofessional approach to the development and implementation of training programs to teach UNE students across 8 health professions the skills necessary to provide evidence-based screening and brief intervention as well as referral to treatment for patients who are at risk for a substance use disorder (SUD). Additionally, the training will develop the leadership skills needed in order to champion the implementation of SBIRT throughout our healthcare system with the ultimate goal of helping clients avoid substance use disorders. Training for clinical faculty and preceptors of UNE students is a critical part of the grant – please plan participate remotely or come to the Portland campus for this free training in December.


Friday, December 9 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SBIRT 101* Livestream only http://stream.une.edu/events/


Wednesday, December 14  | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SBIRT 101* Livestream http://stream.une.edu/events/ or in person in Ludcke Auditorium, Portland Campus


Wednesday, December 14  | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SBIRT: Hands-on training: practical exercises and role play opportunities. Livestream http://stream.une.edu/events/ or in person in Ludcke Auditorium, Portland Campus

*Watch the SBIRT 101 program Dec. 9 or 14 then join us on campus for in-person for additional training, role-play opportunity and resources!


Thursday, December 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Adding SBIRT to your curriculum. Livestream http://stream.une.edu/events/ or in person in Blewett 108, Portland Campus


If you plan to attend in person, or would like to receive Continuing Education Unit documentation for participating, please RSVP no later than December 10 to SBIRT@une.edu. Parking passes can be requested with RSVP.
This event can be Livestreamed to your computer, or you are welcome to attend in person.

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