Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 01/30/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CEU Course Description

This course describes the core elements of screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs and provides general administrative and managerial information relevant to implementing SBIRT services, including; SBIRT effectiveness; implementation models; challenges and barriers to implementation; issues of cost and sustainability; and real-life program anecdotes and case studies.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what the SBIRT program, a comprehensive, integrated public health model, is designed to provide.

2.  Enumerate the characteristics reflected by a research-based comprehensive behavioral health SBIRT model supported by SAMHSA.

3.  Investigate for which lifestyle attribute screening pregnant women is useful for identifying women who are at risk for alcohol and drug use.

4.  Compare and contrast the terminology used to describe binge drinking, excessive alcohol use, harmful drinking, and hazardous drinking.

5.  Examine for which conditions the comprehensive SBIRT model has been demonstrated to be effective.

6.  Identify the medical conditions that substance abuse has been associated with.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2016-12-26

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