Adolescent SBIRT

Reducing Substance Use by Young People

Integrating Adolescent SBIRT Education into Health Professional Training: Findings from A National Effort to Prepare the Next Workforce

Thursday, May 23, 2018 @ 1-2:30pm ET (12CT/11MT/10PT)

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Description: NORC at the University of Chicago partnered with the Council on Social Work Education, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Center for Clinical Social Work, IRETA, Kognito, and subject matter experts to develop and evaluate an Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum including a Learner's Guide to Adolescent SBIRT for Instructors and SBI with Adolescents online virtual simulation. The curriculum was implemented in social work and nursing programs participating in a learning collaborative as part of a national workforce development initiative conducted by NORC with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This webinar will present findings from the evaluation of the effectiveness of the adolescent SBIRT education on key outcomes including students’ knowledge, attitudes, readiness, confidence, competence, and skills.

Learning Objectives: By participating in this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the Adolescent SBIRT  Curriculum and how to access adolescent SBIRT health professional training resources;
  • Discuss findings from the evaluation of the effectiveness of implementing adolescent SBIRT education in social  work and nursing programs on key learning outcomes; and 
  • Learn how to access sample pretest and posttest evaluation measures to assess the effectiveness of adolescent SBIRT education and training with students, practitioners, educators, field instructors, and preceptors.

Presenter: Dr. Tracy McPherson is a Senior Research Scientist in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. For more than 18 years she has led substance use and mental health prevention/early intervention projects funded by government agencies and foundations. Her work has focused on translating research into practice - assisting medical and behavioral health organizations implement clinical practice informed by scientific evidence, build workforce capacity, and evaluate the impact of practice change. Dr. McPherson is the Evaluation, Training, and Technical Assistance Lead on NORC’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) projects. As part of this work she leads learning collaboratives focused on improving access to screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment and follow-up care for risky alcohol and other substance use. Dr. McPherson is the Principal Investigator of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant, Integrating Adolescent SBIRT in Social Work and Nursing Education, a national workforce development initiative to infuse adolescent SBIRT training in social work, nursing, and interprofessional programs ( Dr. McPherson holds a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University.

Continuing Education Credits: This webinar does not offer continuing education credits, but we will provide you with a free certificate of attendance for your records.


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