Screenings, Brief Interventions, Referrals to Treatment and Beyond!

2.25 CEs | $30.00 | Ruth Campbell & Richard Coleman

This 2.25 hour long beginning to intermediate level online, self-study, recorded webinar for social work and other clinical professionals covers Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Disorder prevention interventions. Campbell and Coleman discuss screenings and brief interventions which can be made quickly to counter and improve SUD and MH symptoms.

Additionally, they discuss how to decide when and whom to refer to further treatment. The latest information on prevalence of SUDs and MH disorders is the basis for this 2.75 hour webinar.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how screenings, brief interventions and referrals to treatment can reduce risk or harm for a person.
  2. List 3 screening instruments which can be used to identify alcohol misuse, drug misuse, or mental disorders such as anxiety, depression or suicidality.
  3. Explain one reason why Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIRT) strategies which can identify alcohol or drug misuse early are important.
  4. Explain one reason why Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (SBIRT) strategies which can intervene early with depression or suicidality are important.

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 2.25 CEs.

Insights to screenings and brief interventions

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Connections Counseling Psychotherapy LCSW PLLC is recognized by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports as an approved provider of continuing education for re-credentialing CASACs (#1435). This course work/training has been approved to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0747) and LMHCs (#MHC-0272), and LMFTs (#MFT-0115) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Credit for this course through the ASWB ACE program is not available at this time.  *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the authors

Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW

Ruth is currently in private practice in New York City and in upstate NY. She is the Continuing Education Director of the non-profit organization Best Practice Trainers, Inc. (BPTI), which has a research and training mission.

She has 40 years’ experience working in mental health settings as a clinician, teacher, and author, and over 20 years’ experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. She is a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer. Read her bio here.

Richard is currently in practice in upstate New York. He has over 50 years experience working in mental health settings as a clinician and author, and 20 years experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders.

He is an engaging and dynamic clinician. Read his bio here.

Completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy.

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