Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/01/2019 (Plain Text Version)
In this issue:
Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT - Sat 4/6 in Biddeford
opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those
entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age
of 17. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention,
Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this. Motivational
Interviewing is a technique using specific skills and has proven to yield better
outcomes when used in the strategic treatment of youth engaging in substance
Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment is one evidence based approach to doing this. Please consider joining us to enhance your skills in identifying and offering brief interventions in the primary care settings for youth on the path to substance use disorders.
The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.To learn more and register: https://www.maineaap.org/news/2019/motivational-interviewing-sessions-with-sbirt-day-long-7-cme-three-sessions-left
Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC.