An Overview of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SB...

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Webinar Wednesday:
Free 1 CE webinar for NASW Hawai’i members
Title: An Overview of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
with Robbyn Takeuchi, LCSW

Location: Virtual
Date: January 15, 2020, noon-1pm

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model was incited by an Institute of Medicine recommendation that called for community-based screening for health risk behaviors, including substance use.


Screening — a healthcare professional assesses a patient for risky substance use behaviors using standardized screening tools. Screening can occur in any healthcare setting

Brief Intervention — a healthcare professional engages a patient showing risky substance use behaviors in a short conversation, providing feedback and advice

Referral to Treatment — a healthcare professional provides a referral to brief therapy or additional treatment to patients who screen in need of additional services

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Robbyn Takeuchi, LCSW

Board President, NASW Hawai'i

Behavioral Clinical Health Director, United Health Care

Robbyn has more than 20 years of experience in direct social work practice, healthcare administration and operations both in the public and private sectors of health care delivery in the State of Hawaii. She has worked with a broad spectrum of our community with geriatric, medical and behavioral health issues. In these leadership roles, she has developed and provided clinical and administrative oversight for a statewide system of Community Based Case Management, Homeless Outreach and Peer Coaching services for consumers with serious mental illness. In addition, she designed and implemented a collaborative case management solution for Medicaid recipients which offered an integrated Behavioral Health and Medical Care Coordination approach to care. Robbyn has contributed to national publications on topics related to smoking cessation, domestic violence, and caregiver burnout.

*This is a live, virtual training. Once you register, you will a receive link to log in to the webinar, 48 hours before the event. We will be using GoToWebinar.

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