Adolescent SBIRT

Reducing Substance Use by Young People

Primary Care Professionals' Readiness to Integrate Behavioral Health: A National Survey

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 1-2pm ET (12CT/11MT/10PT)

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Description: 65 million Americans will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in their lifetime, raising their risk of disease and mortality and increasing healthcare costs. Only half of these individuals will receive treatment, creating an urgent need to better identify and intervene in substance use and mental health concerns in primary care.

Join us for an engaging webinar presentation that will dive deeper into the findings of a national survey of 2,178 physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and mental health professionals from 27 institutions to answer the following questions: 

1. Are healthcare professionals competent in conducting SBI for substance use and mental health?

2. How likely are they to conduct SBI as part of routine care?

3. Are health professionals currently engaging enough patients in SBI?

Presenter: Cyrille Adam, EdM, brings ten years of experience in instructional theory, design, and research to Kognito's health and wellness applications. As Senior Director for Health Programs, Cyrille manages the development and dissemination of virtual patient simulations for health professionals and students. Prior to joining Kognito, Cyrille developed health and technology projects at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Cyrille is currently working on his Ed.D in Learning Technologies Design at Columbia University, and is an avid cyclist and long-distance runner.

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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