Promoting SBIRT in an Interprofessional Setting
with Vulnerable Populations
Description: SBIRT is an evidence-based practice that can be used in a wide variety of settings with different populations. This free webinar will discuss how SBIRT is being implemented in different settings with vulnerable populations within an interprofessional context. Settings include a primary/behavioral health clinic staffed by faculty and students providing bridge care to uninsured immigrant populations, a foodbank, and shelters for men and women who are homeless. The presenters will explore benefits and challenges to implementing SBIRT in interprofessional settings. In addition, special attention will be directed toward SBIRT implementation with vulnerable populations. Addressing cultural variables and those that directly impact the social determinants of health require innovative strategies to promote behavioral change. Exploration of faculty and student roles along with curriculum support for SBIRT implementation in these settings will be explored.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand factors that impact the implementation of SBIRT in different interprofessional settings and the role of faculty and students in supporting this endeavor;
- Identify different considerations in implementing SBIRT with vulnerable populations with diverse characteristics;
- Explore strategies to promote an increase in interprofessional competencies through the implementation of SBIRT; and
- Highlight challenges and unique training opportunities in implementing SBIRT within interprofessional settings with vulnerable populations.
Dr. Shauna Acquavita is an Assistant Professor at the School
of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. She has a decade of social work
experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health
and substance use disorders. She completed a Pre-Doctorate Fellowship in
Maternal and Child Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a
Post-Doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in the Behavioral Pharmacology
Research Unit. Her research focuses on substance use disorders including
tobacco use among vulnerable populations, specifically pregnant women. She is
also a proponent of interprofessional education and collaboration.
Dr. Molly Everett Davis is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University. She is an experienced social work educator that has been involved in teaching social work students at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to her work as a faculty member, she has practice experience in mental health and substance use and she has served on policy boards that govern mental health service delivery to include substance use disorders. She currently serves as Curriculum Coordinator on an SBIRT grant received by George Mason University. DR Davis has an extensive background in many areas of behavioral health and trauma, to include cultural competency. She currently serves on a team of faculty who manage an interprofessional primary health/behavioral health clinic that serves vulnerable clients and trains nursing, psychology, social work and other allied health students.
Moderated by: Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Associate, NORC at the University of Chicago
CE Credit and Certificate: CE credit for this webinar has expired and is no longer available.