The Innovative Integration of SBIRT raining Using Standardized Clients and Computer Simulation in Social Work Education

  • Sheri Boyle
  • Thao Pham

Abstract

Through a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant from NORC and the Conrad Hilton Foundation, the Department of Social Work at California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) integrated SBIRT throughout the social work curriculum. A combination of computer simulation and standardized clients was developed to evaluate students’ skills in assessing for substance misuse and engaging with clients. Along with the development of students’ skills with assessment, motivational interviewing and active listening were an unintended outcome of student activism. Students, drawing from their new knowledge, training, and experiences, organized advocacy events on campus to promote awareness of the opioid epidemic impact on surrounding rural communities.
Published
Apr 30, 2018
How to Cite
BOYLE, Sheri; PHAM, Thao. The Innovative Integration of SBIRT raining Using Standardized Clients and Computer Simulation in Social Work Education. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 50-56, apr. 2018. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/4095>. Date accessed: 24 june 2019.