The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

When One Size Does Not  Fit All: Addressing Issues Throughout an SBIRT Project Life Cycle

Free webinar produced in partnership with The BIG InitiativeNational SBIRT ATTC, and NORC


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During this free webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of their SBIRT implementation efforts in a five discipline collaborative in a state university setting. Early in the planning phases of this SBIRT student training project it became apparent to project team leads, given the complexities and intricacies of each of the participating disciplines, that a “one size fits all” approach would not allow the team to realize their project goals for enhanced SBIRT pre-service education for university students. Presenters will discuss their multi-faceted methods for adapting SBIRT education for nursing, social work, psychology and behavioral health programs.
Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe a process for discipline-specific site visits to enhance project planning for multi-discipline SBIRT implementation efforts in academic settings;
  • Explain how inter-disciplinary training and networking events might be utilized to generate ideas for various SBIRT adaptations and implementation strategies;
  • Identify web technologies with the capacity to enhance cross-disciplinary resource exchange; and
  • Employ the SBIRT model in university-based clinics and program patient simulations for improved sustainability and institutionalization of SBIRT practices within university settings.

Adrienne C. Lindsey, MA, DBH

Senior Research Specialist, Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, with faculty affiliate appointments in the ASU Schools of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Behavioral Health

Ms. Lindsey earned her Doctorate in Behavioral Health (DBH) with an emphasis in integrated care from ASU, after obtaining a Master of Arts in Psychology from Northwest University, and a bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of Washington.  Dr. Lindsey is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Dr. Lindsey is a subject matter expert in the areas of Motivational Interviewing, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model.  Dr. Lindsey oversees ASU’s five discipline SBIRT student training grant. Much of Lindsey’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-base practices within inter-agency systems of care and inter-professional settings.   

C.R. Macchi, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Internship Programs with the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University

Dr. Macchi is currently working with research teams developing the Practice Integration Profile (PIP), a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant-funded study developing an asynchronous training program designed for providers of integrated team-based care in primary care settings, and a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant-funded project with the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training & Implementation Collaborative.  Previously, Dr. Macchi administered the Home-based Family Therapy (HBFT) Partnership training program with a research team that was supported by CMS funding through contracts with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (SRS, KDADS) and Kansas Health Solutions (KHS), a Medicaid organization.



Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago