Screening and Brief Interventions in Primary
Care and Senior Care Facilities for Older Adults at Risk for Possible Substance
Use Disorders and/or Depression
- Gain knowledge about issues related to substance misuse, abuse, and dependency with older adult population.
- Gain knowledge about screening tools and brief intervention techniques that are evidence-based practices provided to older adults that are at possible risk for substance use disorders and/or depression.
- Gain knowledge of different models of implementing screening and brief interventions in primary medical facilities, medical clinics, and other community services for older adults.
Dr. Robert Hazlett has thirty-nine years’ experience in the mental health, behavioral health, and addictions fields. In the last 10 years he has assisted in SBIRT grant preparation, solicited appropriate provider sites, developed training curricula and has provided training to physicians, residents, nurses, medical assistants, health care educators, and social workers in the area of screening, brief interventions and treatment for substance misuse, abuse, and dependency. He has successfully implemented the SBIRT project in hospital emergency rooms, medical centers, urgent care, multi-physician practices, senior care centers, mobile medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment, federally qualified health center, and other social services programs. Dr. Hazlett was responsible for implementation and training of the SBIRT initiative in the state of Pennsylvania and Florida. In his last position with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse Programs Office, his contribution consisted of establishing 28 SBIRT provider contracts with 65 SBIRT sites providing services throughout Florida. Since the completion of the Florida SBIRT grant period, he continues to provide consultation services for SBIRT and is currently working as a consultant with the National SBIRT ATTC. As a consultant Dr. Hazlett has assisted in the development of a virtual reality training module for physicians in Arizona, as well as providing guidance, training, and grant writing assistance for SBIRT programs in Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and the continent of Australia.