Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


Many healthcare providers report that addressing alcohol and other drug problems is one of the most challenging areas of their practice. Providers are unsure how to address these issues, and yet they are in a prime position to reduce the negative outcomes related to substance misuse. Substance use counselors can partner with these providers to implement cost-effective screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) practices, that help identify and get patients the services they need. This is a win, win, win situation for the healthcare provider, substance use counselor, and mostly importantly, the patient. This webinar will outline a plan on how to work collaboratively with clinics in rural settings to build a SBIRT practice.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the components of a SBIRT practice to implement in rural clinics.
  • Identify the barriers and opportunities in implementing SBIRT in rural clinics.
  • Learn to complete a series of steps when implementing an SBIRT program.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Christine Chasek, PhD, LIMHP, LADC, MAC, is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, and Director of the Behavioral Healthcare Center of Nebraska-Kearney. Chasek is a practicing mental health and addictions counselor with experience in behavioral health care administration, most currently focusing on developing the behavioral healthcare workforce in Nebraska. Her research interests include addiction counseling, attitudes of providers about addictions counseling, counselor preparation, and clinical outcomes. Chasek also serves as the Chairman of the Nebraska Alcohol and Drug Licensing Board.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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