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This free webinar will focus on the application of cutting-edge research on integrating and applying the evidence-based practice of screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol and other drugs within primary health and mental health care settings serving college student populations. Challenges associated with SBI implementation and program sustainability in the clinical setting will be addressed. Participants will learn innovative and creative strategies for making SBI more relevant and responsive to a range of diverse college student target populations identified in the literature as being at risk for alcohol and other drug abuse.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants will understand: Describe the research supporting the efficacy of screening and brief intervention (SBI) delivered to college student populations within behavioral health care settings and other service delivery environments; Understand and select the most appropriate screening tools and methods assessing alcohol and other drug use for college student populations identified in the literature as being at risk for use and related consequences; Describe how motivational interviewing techniques can be used to deliver target population-relevant and responsive brief interventions addressing alcohol and other drug use among college students; Describe the essential components of a brief alcohol and other drug-specific intervention with an awareness of the specific needs and cultures of different target populations in mind; Identify circumstances in which the use of technology, such as online screening and brief intervention methods, might be appropriate within service delivery; Understand the challenges associated with SBI implementation within campus-based service delivery settings; Understand how SBI for alcohol and other drug use might be replicated and sustained within a wide range of college and university-based service delivery settings and off-campus settings serving college students.
M. Dolores Cimini, PhD, is a New York State licensed psychologist. She earned her BA degree in Psychology with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, Columbia University and her PhD degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Cimini serves as the Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation at the University at Albany Counseling Center. She is also the Director of the University’s Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, a student-staffed and professionally supervised service agency recognized as a model program in the area of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Cimini delivers clinical services in the Counseling Center and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the School of Education, overseeing eight courses in prevention and health promotion and peer counseling and supervision. She has coordinated campus-wide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment efforts at the University at Albany for the past twenty-three years, and she staffs the University’s President’s Advisory Council on the Prevention of High-risk Drinking, Other Drug Abuse, HIV, and Related Risk Behaviors. Recognizing the importance of linking science and practice in her work, Dr. Cimini has provided leadership on over $6 million in award-winning Federal, State, and private grant-supported projects at the University at Albany, including the NIAAA Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems Grant, the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant for Screening and Brief Intervention, and two SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grants. She has also served as Project Director for two U.S. Department of Education Alcohol and Drug Prevention Model Program Grants and two high-risk drinking prevention grants. In October 2010, she was awarded a five-year Mentored-Patient-Oriented Career Development Grant (K23) from NIAAA to evaluate further the efficacy of alcohol screening and brief intervention delivered in campus-based primary health care settings. The screening and brief intervention program developed by Dr. Cimini, the STEPS Program, has earned nine national awards for best practices in behavioral health care and is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Dr. Cimini was also the project director for a SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Service to Science subcontract at the University at Albany.
Moderator: Tracy McPherson, PhD, NORC at the University of Chicago
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August 26, 2015
12:00 -1:30 Central
Richard Brown, MD, MPH is a family physician and a tenured full professor in the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin. His academic focus has been the primary care management of alcohol and drug disorders and other behavioral risk factors and conditions. He has conducted NIH-funded research, published dozens of peer reviewed articles, made numerous presentations, and conducted workshops in these realms on four continents. He served as president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) from 1997 to 1999 and received AMERSA’s McGovern award for excellence in medical education in 2002. From 1999 to 2004, he served as the founding director of Project MAINSTREAM (www.projectmainstream.net), a federally funded program that enhanced substance abuse education for twelve health professions and improved education for over 10,000 trainees. Since 2006, he has served as Director for the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (www.wiphl.com). WIPHL has helped about 40 general healthcare settings provide over 110,000 screens and 25,000 interventions, garner excellent patient satisfaction, and elicit substantial declines in risky and problem drinking. In a pilot study, he showed that paraprofessionals can serve effectively as physician extenders in conducting screening, assessment, referrals, behavioral activation and collaborative care for depression. Dr. Brown is owner and CEO of Wellsys, LLC (www.wellsys.com), which provides software, consulting, training and clinical support to enable healthcare settings to provide systematic, evidence-based, cost-saving screening and intervention services for the behavioral risks and disorders responsible for over 40% of deaths, most chronic disease and disability and nearly $1 trillion in costs per year.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Youth Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention Strategic Initiative has funded prevention and early intervention-related activities and SBIRT services to youth and young adults in more than 350 health, school, and community-based organizations through 28 local, state, and national partners. By seeding communities and organizations across the country, the Foundation is training traditional and nontraditional providers serving youth, expanding access to and implementation of prevention and early intervention services, and conducting research to evaluate and promote the SBIRT evidence base. These objectives aim to improve youth and young adult health and wellbeing outcomes. The diverse settings uncover a broad range of SBIRT planning and implementation successes and challenges. The Foundation’s grantees report key influences in successful implementation that cross setting: engaging the right people, including an innovation early adopter or champion; modifying electronic health record systems and/or incorporating SBIRT into the medical, school, or community “record”; and ensuring confidentiality/privacy of youth. However, in any setting, integrating an innovation is difficult, time-consuming, and requires accounting for the intricacies of the environment, while maintaining fidelity to the model. This is even more difficult with varying models of SBIRT implementation, diverse settings to which it is being implemented, and the black box of “brief intervention.” These successes and challenges provide an early opportunity to discuss “lessons learned” and implications for the broader stakeholder community interested in utilizing SBIRT with youth.
- Provide background on the Hilton Foundation’s Youth Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention Strategic Initiative
- Discuss SBIRT implementation models designed to meet youth and young adults “where they are”
- Identify critical elements and key challenges to successful planning and implementation of SBIRT
Alexa Eggleston, JD, leads implementation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s youth substance use prevention and early intervention initiative. Previously, she served for three years as Substance Abuse Program Director with the Council of State Governments Justice Center in Bethesda, Maryland where she was responsible for advising governmental and non-governmental agencies on developing and implementing substance abuse treatment and other rehabilitative services for individuals in the criminal justice system. Ms. Eggleston also worked as Director of Public Policy for the National Council for Behavioral Health where she conducted public policy activities to increase access to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services through federal legislation. She also spent several years as the Director of National Policy for the Legal Action Center where she directed policy and government relations activities to improve laws and policies that affect people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records. She received her Juris Doctor from University of Maryland.
Cori Sheedy, PhD, a Senior Associate at Abt Associates, has more than 15 years of experience managing, directing, and conducting research, evaluation, training and technical assistance, and communication projects, particularly in the behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery fields. She is currently directing a 3-year project evaluating the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s substance use prevention and early intervention strategic initiative focused on SBIRT programs for youth and young adults. For SAMHSA, she served as Project Director for SAMHSA’s Recovery Month project for 9 years, where she directed, managed, and oversaw all aspects of this multifaceted project, co-wrote a paper on Medicaid coverage of SBIRT, including discussing results of a national survey and case studies, serves as a coach in SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Leadership Development Program, and substantially contributed to the development of multiple products focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery (i.e., a text message library for recovery support, a situational analysis of recovery supports, background papers on youth leadership development and recovery schools and collegiate recovery programs, a youth leadership development toolkit, and briefs on the peer workforce in several HHS regions). Dr. Sheedy volunteers in her local New Hampshire community serving on Hope for New Hampshire Recovery’s Board of Directors; Governor’s Task Force on Recovery; Nashua Prevention Coalition, a SAMHSA-designated drug-free community; and Nashua’s Beyond Influence Leadership Team, which works to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth. She holds a Ph.D. in social policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
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