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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT

  • 02/15/2021
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Registration fee for current members.
  • Registration for members who are retired school social workers or students in a current school social work program. There are a limited number of registrations at this price available.
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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing & SBIRT

Presented for the WSSWA 2020 Fall Conference

A Virtual Workshop Presented by 

Tanya Novotnak, MS & Carrie Klein, MSW

This two-part presentation will be a comprehensive introduction to motivational interviewing and SBIRT in school settings. SBIRT is a brief intervention based on motivational interviewing for secondary students struggling with drug and alcohol use, engagement, attendance, and other behavioral concerns. The first presentation will cover foundational principles of motivational interviewing with adolescents, including opportunities for practice. The second presentation will introduce participants to the protocol of SBIRT, also with opportunities for active engagement. Presenters will discuss best practices and helpful strategies for implementing SBIRT in school settings.

Members: $20

Retiree and Student members: $10

Non-members: $35


Current members: log in to your account on the homepage to receive the member discount.

View the Conference Brochure here for further details.

Approved by NASW WI for 2 CEHs.

Registration Deadline: February 1st at noon

Zoom link will be sent the day before the workshop.

Purpose and Goals of the Workshop:

1. Participants will understand the research evidence supporting beneficial outcomes of SBIRT.

2. Participants will learn practical strategies and tools for implementing MI and SBIRT in schools and overcoming implementation barriers.

3. Participants will practice MI and SBIRT and receive feedback on skills.

Questions? email: wisconsinssw@gmail.com

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