Event » PLI Training (Solano) & Graduation

  • Start Date: 5/13/2016
  • End Date: 5/13/2016
  • Registration Start Time: 9:30 AM
  • Hosted By: CIBHS
  • Group Rate Cutoff Date: 5/12/2016

Event Description:

PLI Training & Graduation

Final PLI Skills Training Workshop: Practicing Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment AND Peer Leadership Institute Graduation!

Friday, May 13, 2016

10 AM to 3 PM

For Contra Costa and Solano Participants


Training Description

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs(http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/SBIRT).   SBIRT is an evidence based practice that allows for providers to invite discussion about substance use, and help facilitate further exploration of use, or consideration of treatment. In this workshop, PLI participants will be able to practice the skills learned in the SBIRT webinar 5/5/16. Viewing the webinar prior to the workshop is highly recommended, but not required.  

Participants will be able to do the following:

  • Practice asking substance use screening questions while attending to the needs and concerns of the consumer/client.
  • Apply Motivational Interviewing skills to conversations regarding substance use, and to make referrals to ongoing treatment.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide a "warm hand-off" to another treatment program or provider.
  • State the roles of peer providers in the SBIRT process and how SBIRT fits into the peer provider's individual scope of practice.

Followed by graduation...

You did it!   Celebrate the accomplishments of the Peer Leadership Institute graduates at our PLI Graduation.   We'll have time to reflect on the year, acknowledge our growth, and discuss our next steps. Join us for well-deserved recognition, treats and guest speakers!   Graduation is May 12th and 13th immediately after the SBIRT training. Please RSVP for your graduation certificate.


Cost: No cost to attend but participants must register.

Mileage reimbursement will be provided for attendees. Forms and information on how to apply for reimbursement will be available at the training session. Please note reimbursement takes 6-8 weeks.


Who Should Attend

Open to individuals with lived experience as consumers, family members/caregivers and who are currently employed or volunteer in the public mental health system in Contra Costa, Solano, Sonoma and Napa Counties (county operated and contracted CBOs).


About PLI

Funded by the Office of Statewide Planning & Development (OSHPD), PLI is a one-year workforce development project that serves peer providers in a four-county contiguous region of the Northern San Francisco Bay Area.

PLI is developed around several project components and includes workforce competencies to address California's ever-changing county Mental/Behavioral health systems.This includes the role of peer providers in integrated health including primary care and substance use disorders treatment.


For questions on registration, or how to join the PLI, please contact: Kelly Bitz,kbitz@cibhs.org or (916) 379-5322.

Solano County Events Center
601 Texas Street
Fairfield, California 94533
(707) 784-7900
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