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Program Detail

Release Date: July-02-13
Credit Expiration Date: July-01-15


For questions regarding the content of this activity contact: Leigh Fischer, MPH: Brie Reimann, MPA:

Credit Hours

3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


Online Presentation

Program Description

Welcome to the Substance Use SBIRTmentorTM!

Like you, we understand that disease prevention and the reduction of harm related to substance use are integral to the delivery of health care – and that screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) of patients for substance use is becoming a critical part of today’s patient care.

With the Substance Use SBIRTmentorTM, you will learn how to help improve patient outcomes by identifying substance use behaviors and determining a patient’s level of risk related to alcohol and other drug use.

You will also learn how to provide brief motivational interviewing about the health impact of substance use – and how to effectively refer a patient to treatment when appropriate.

See how the Substance Use SBIRTmentorTM:
• Provides the opportunity to earn 3 CME credits
• Lets you learn online, on your schedule, 24/7
• Simulates real-world situations and actions
• Applies evidence-based screening instruments
• Masters brief interventions

Click below to purchase the Substance Use SBIRTmentor.TM

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

Physicians and other healthcare and behavioral health professionals involved in patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define SBIRT and identify the main components.
  2. Differentiate between the brief screen and the full screen.
  3. List four screening tools.
  4. Identify interventions necessary at defined risk levels.
  5. Describe the 4-step brief intervention process.
  6. Identify when MI principles are being used to ask for permission.
  7. Demonstrate methods of providing proper feedback.
  8. Demonstrate forming open-ended questions to elicit information from patients.
  9. Identify importance and confidence statements made by patients.
  10. Demonstrate using reflections, affirmations, and summaries during interventions.

11. Apply OARS to respond to readiness/confidence/importance ruler scores to enhance motivation or elicit more information.

12. Determine appropriate negotiating and advising techniques for patient autonomy in developing patient plans for change.

13. Identify when and how to discuss referral to treatment options.


All those in control of the content of this activity have reported no financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

All planners, faculty, presenters, authors, and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this education activity.

Credit Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Colorado Medical Society and Peer Assistance Services, Inc. Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Colorado Medical Society designates this enduring material activity for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurable with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support Statements

This activity has no commercial support.


NOTE: Learners must complete the entire learning module, pass the post-test with a score of at least 70%, and submit an evaluation form to be awarded CME credit. This course should take approximately three hours to complete. Instructions for completing the post-test and proceeding to the evaluation will be provided at the conclusion of the module.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 1 GHz or Equivalent Processor • 1 GB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 • Mac OS X • iOS 5 or 6 • Linux • 1024x768 Monitor Resolution • Browsers: IE9+, Chrome 25+, Firefox 19+, Safari 5+ • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers/Headphones

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