Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


2nd Annual SBIRT@LUC Training Program Conference

Join us for the 2nd Annual SBIRT@LUC Training Program Conference: "Opioids and SBIRT: Reducing Risk" on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00am-3:00pm. (Registration and breakfast at 8:30am).

This free, all-day symposium will include training on the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) Model and motivational interviewing techniques by  Dr. Lyle Cooper (Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medecine, Meharry Medical College) and a plenary address on the opioid crisis in Chicago by Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar (Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Chicago Department of Public Health). 

The event will be held at the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL from 9am to 3pm. 

Register for this free event today! CEU and CME applications are in progress

To register click here.

Check out the pictures below from the first annual conference.




‌‌Community-Based Training Opportunities

The SBIRT@LUC training program can provide free agency-based trainings in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions that include overview of the SBIRT model, motivational interviewing, the brief negotiated interview, DAST and AUDIT screening tools as well as didactic role play experiences. For more information about community-based educational training opportunities, please contact Dr. Michael Dentato at mdentato@luc.edu.

KOGNITO 90-Minute Online Simulation Trainings with CEUs and/or CMEs!

As part of the SBIRT@LUC training program, we are offering free use of the Kognito 90-minute online simulation trainings. Upon completion of the training, participants can receive CEUs or CMEs. You will “work” with three adolescent simulated patients to explore the short-term brief intervention process as well as use of motivational interviewing skills.

You can create your own account at: kognitocampus.com

Use the enrollment key: loyolasbi