Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

CABISAM Training Program

The Certificate on Advanced Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse among Minority populations (CABISAM) is part of the Center for Field Innovation, Research, Strategy & Training (C-FIRST) and the Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education (I-TIE) at Loyola University Chicago. This certificate program provides a great opportunity for Loyola students to gain advanced interprofessional experience in the SBIRT model and motivational interviewing skills. The CABISAM training program is for students in the schools of social work, nursing, dietetics and medicine.

Want to improve your skills in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and identifying clients at risk for substance abuse?
Interested in working as part of an interdisciplinary team of social work, nursing, medical and dietetic students in practice settings?

  • The Certificate of Advanced Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse among Multiple Communities (CABISAM) is a component of the C-FIRST and I-TIE’s programing. The training program includes: on-line training modules; an 7.5 hour seminar to be held on Friday 29 January 2021 (5:30 pm to 8 pm) and Saturday 30 January 2021 (9 am to 1 pm); three hours of clinical practice experience with an interprofessional team during Spring semester; and participation in a final reflection session on Saturday 10 April 2021. Nursing students may get CEU credits/support for participation.
  • Students learn Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) model intervention appropriate for all healthcare and social services environments.
  • Application to CABISAM is open to 1st year Medical students, MSW students, and Bachelor and Graduate Level Nursing and Dietetic students.

Applications for the 2021 edition are now closed. For more information about the program please contact Douglas Schacke at dschacke@luc.edu

A three-credit elective course "CABISAM" (SOWK 634) may be offered in the spring 2021 semester. The course is for students who want a more comprehensive understanding of, and practice in, the SBIRT model, Motivational Interviewing, the Brief Negotiated Interview and inter-professional practice. Enrollment in the class is not required for participation in the CABISAM program. Students who enroll in the CABISAM elective course, will also complete the requirements for the CABISAM certificate. For more information about the CABISAM course email Douglas Schacke at dschacke@luc.edu.

Below are photos from a past CABISAM Training Day