Unformatted text preview: PRACTICE WITH THE
SBIRT - Brief Intervention
If a brief intervention (BI) is indicated from the screening tool, it is useful to consider the 4 steps of the Bl process:
STEP 1 ESTABLISH RAPPORT
ASSURE CONFIDENTIALITY AND ADMINISTER ASSESSMENTS - This involves discussing the organization's policy regarding confidentiality
and administering the alcohol and/or drug assessments.
STEP 2 ELICIT THOUGHTS - PROVIDE FEEDBACK
EXPLORE PROS AND CONS OF CHANGING, PROVIDE EDUCATION - It is important to elicit the client's thoughts about the pros and cons of
changing. Then, one can provide education related to alcohol or drug use.
STEP 3 ENHANCE MOTIVATION
ASSESS READINESS TO CHANGE AND ENHANCE MOTIVATION - Using Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques, attempt to assess
readiness to change and enhance motivation to change.
STEP 4 NEGOTIATE A PLAN
SUMMARIZE SESSION, INVITE THEM BACK - Finally, summarize the session, negotiate a plan, and identify a follow-up to discuss progress
with their plan.
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- Spring '17
- Educational Psychology