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

and Adolescent Trauma for Clinicians

***Limited Seating***

Seminar Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 9:00a Registration, 9:15a-3:30pm Program

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS Social Workers – LMSWs and LCSWs)

Seminar Location: Massapequa Park, NY

Presenter: John McAteer, LCSW-R

Cost: $150 per Person (3+ Group Rate: $140 Per Person; $140 Individual/Early Bird - payment by 1/15/19)

Description: 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. private practice, 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. Training will have a focus on issues re: adolescent trauma.

Educational Objectives:

1. Learn how to screen for substance use, conversationally while quantifying level of risk through the use of validated screening tools.

2. Learn the key elements of a SBIRT intervention (motivational interviewing), and how they can be used to motivate behavior change in your clients

3. Develop Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing skills.

4. Understand how trauma disrupts adolescent development

5. Learn how to modify your approach to address trauma and substance use.

6. Deepen understanding of treatment referrals for clients needing specialized care.

About The Presenter:

John McAteer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the fields of mental health and substance use for 17 years. John is in Private Practice, and is also the Director of Evaluation and Training at Adelphi’s Institute for Adolescent Trauma, Treatment, and Training/School of Social Work. He is also an Adjunct at Adelphi University.

John works with adolescents, adults and families who struggle with psychological stressors and addiction. He assists clients identify the strength and motivation needed to fulfill their goals. He believes in the training, promotion, and delivery of evidence-based practices to assist in the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

Most recently, John worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in their bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use, Prevention, Care and Treatment. In this position, he had success with the integration of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) into the Primary Care practices. Prior to that, he was the Director of a mental health and substance use agency, starting the first comprehensive, outpatient Buprenorphine treatment program in Queens.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a focus on clinical service delivery and Program Planning and Development from Columbia University. John is an OASAS-Certified SBIRT trainer. He has trained hundreds of primary care physicians and residents how to clinically integrate SBIRT into their facilities and practice. He has presented to national audiences through the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) on integration and sustainability of evidence-based practices in primary care.

He brings passion and expertise to his work; whether he is training clinical and academic staff or assisting patients in overcoming obstacles in their recovery. He believes that recovery is possible through the application of evidence-based prevention and treatment protocols. 

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Friday, February 1, 2019
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