- About MASBIRT TTA
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MASBIRT TTA held the 2nd Statewide SBIRT conference on December 5, 2014 at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Southbridge, MA.
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15am Welcome
8:15am – 9:00am SBIRT Checkup: Where Are We?
9:00am – 9:45am State of the State: Department of Public Health Perspectives
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – Noon Skills Sessions:
Brief Interventions Using the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: These sessions focused on developing and practicing the skills needed to have an effective conversation with patients about their unhealthy substance use.
Administrative Focus on SBIRT Integration: This session was be led by administrators working on integration in clinical settings. The focus was on developing strategies to implement a change at an organizational level.
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm Facilitated Roundtable Discussions:
On November 22, 2013, MASBIRT TTA hosted the well received statewide SBIRT conference entitled, 'Addressing Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care.' Over 100 participants attended the conference including clinicians, administrators, and service providers. The conferernce provided an opportunity for participants to place SBIRT within the context of the evolving healthcare environment, particularly as part of the advancing behavioral health integration initiatives. Participants also had an opportunity to practice motivational interviewing skills and think about how SBIRT can fit into Behavioral Health integration planning within their organization or individual practice.
The following information and resources were presented:
|Welcome and SBIRT Overview
SBIRT and the MA Department of Public Health
Keynote: National Perspectives on SBIRT
|Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM
Lydie Ultimo, MSW
Michael Botticelli, MEd
Plenary: MA Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health Integration
Panel: SBIRT Implementation Models and Systems Change
Judith L. Steinberg, MD, MPH
Luncheon Plenary: Substance Abuse Treatment De-Mystified Karen Pressman, MSW, LCSW, LADAC I
Skills Practice: Motivational Interviewing for SBIRT
Skills Practice: Primary Care Practice SBIRT Implementation