Date & Time: February 27, 2021 – March 6, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual

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., hospitals, outpatient or primary care settings, community health and mental health centers).


Participants will learn how to screen for substance use and assess the 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. This training equips participants with skills applicable to clients facing a variety of issues.

CEs: 4

NYS OASAS Clock Hours: 4

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least two screening tools and their applied uses for clients using substances.
  • Name at least three principles of Motivational Interviewing as a brief intervention.
  • Differentiate between at-risk clients and clients in need of referrals to treatment.


This workshop has 2 Zoom class sessions that must be attended in order to obtain credit. Sessions run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

  • Saturday, February 27th
  • Saturday, March 6th


  • Adelphi Alumni: $75
  • Registration Fee: $90

Register Here

About the Instructor

Nicole Sullivan, LMSW

Nicole Sullivan is a licensed master social worker. She completed the Accelerated Master’s of Social Work from Adelphi University after obtaining a Bachelors’ degree in Biology from Quinnipiac University. Following the completion of her Master’s, she completed her CASAC at Adelphi University which has allowed her to specialize in the treatment of substance use disorders. She also completed a specialization in trauma and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Nicole is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and currently works at Adelphi University within the Institute for Adolescent Trauma, Treatment and Training in addition to private practice. She has trained
hundreds of Professionals in the treatment of substance use disorders and is excited to host this virtual workshop on SBIRT.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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