The purpose of this full-day, interactive, practice-based training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of screening patients for at-risk alcohol and other drug use and conducting a brief intervention with patients to reduce their at-risk substance use. The daylong training includes a 182-slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2-page fact sheet. The duration of the training is 6 hours. There is also a 1/2 day (3 1/2 hours) curriculum available.
The goal of this course is to develop skills to deliver screening and brief intervention in an HIV care setting, to begin a conversation around the implementation of SBIRT in standard practice. The learning activities that will be utilized include didactic teaching, role plays, group discussions, and peer evaluation. The PSATTC developed a self-paced, online course entitled “Foundations of SBIRT.” The course is free-of-charge (a small fee is assessed for continuing education for folks based outside of CA) and can be accessed through the ATTC Network’s online learning portal.