This book describes Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance use, a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of services for persons engaging in risky substance use and those with alcohol and other substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Chapters illustrate how the SBIRT approach is used in diverse healthcare settings and populations, and highlight opportunities for psychologists to use SBIRT to engage patients and clients in conversations about substance use.
About the Author
M. Dolores Cimini, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Cimini has led research-to-practice translation projects for three decades with over $9 million in grant support. She created the STEPS Comprehensive Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program, which has earned multiple awards for best practices and innovation in behavioral healthcare. Dr. Cimini is Past Chair of the American Psychological Association's Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI). She lives in Albany, New York. Jessica L. Martin, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. In addition to conducting research on substance use training for psychologists and dissemination and implementation of substance use preventive interventions, Dr. Martin investigates social, cultural, and contextual risk and protective factors associated with health-related behaviors among college students. She is also interested in substance use training for psychologists. Dr. Martin currently chairs the Education and Training Committee for the Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50, APA), and is a member of several journal editorial boards. She lives in Malta, New York. Visit https: //jmartinresearchteam.weebly.com/