Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work



The SBIRT@LUC 3rd Annual Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Loyola's Water Tower Campus.

Please check back for registration details.


On Saturday, April 7, 2018 the 2nd Annual SBIRT@LUC Training Program Conference: "Opioids and SBIRT: Reducing Risk" was held at Loyola's Maywood Campus. This sold-out conference included 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).

Check out the pictures below from the second annual conference.

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‌‌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