Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Dates: September 27-28, 2019

Meets: Friday1:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - 8th Floor Room #855


If you wish to attend in person, please email  Classroom size is limited to 10 people only.  For the livestream, please go to on the day of the training and make sure you sign-in using the button below the video player in order to receive credit.

Unhealthy alcohol and other drug use are among the most common causes of preventable morbidity and mortality. As healthcare moves to integrate behavioral health services within primary care settings, health care personnel at all levels are called upon to be skilled at screening for and addressing unhealthy substance use. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) is a screening and intervention model to identify and address substance use risk. It has strong efficacy for the 20% of the population, nationally, who may use alcohol or drugs in unhealthy ways but who do not meet criteria for a substance use disorder (i.e., abuse, dependence). Research shows that people in this category lower their risk level, using SBIRT methodology. This 6 hour workshop will review the substance abuse continuum, evidence-based research for SBIRT, and components of SBIRT including screening tools, brief interventions and referral protocol.

Fee: $0.00

MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - 8th Floor Room #855

415 North McKinley, Suite 855
Plaza West Building, 8th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72205


Lee Ellenberg

Lee Ellenberg, MSW, is the Training Manager at Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) at Boston Medical Center. He has been providing SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing training and supervision to diverse healthcare and social service providers nationally and throughout Massachusetts since 2007. Lee has been an SBIRT trainer/consultant for YouthbuildUSA since 2010. In 2016 Lee was accepted as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Previous to working with MASBIRT TTA, Lee was the Social Work Manager for HIV services at Cambridge Health Alliance and the Associate Director of Mental Health and Addiction at Fenway Health in Boston.
Date Day Time Location
09/27/2019Friday1 AM to 4 PM MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - 8th Floor Room #855
09/28/2019Saturday9 AM to 12 N MidSOUTH LR Plaza West - 8th Floor Room #855


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