The Virginia Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (VA-SBIRT) project has integrated SBIRT process into the clinical practice and electronic health records of multiple primary care and community health care settings in northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley regions to address risky and problematic substance use & depression. Our goal is to increase access to universal screening, secondary prevention, early intervention and treatment for people engaging in substance misuse or abuse by implementing SBIRT.
We are looking for an undergraduate psychology student who would like to gain hands-on experience at Prince William Health Department’s clinics in Manassas and Woodbridge.
The Manassas clinic can utilize someone on Wednesdaysand Woodbridge clinic on Fridays for one full day each week.
We will provide all required trainings. Students will be expected to perform the following activities.
• Coordinate with front office staff to monitor patients that qualify for SBIRT screening.
• Prepare and handout tablets to patients and discuss the rationale behind screening.
• Collect completed surveys, review results, and pass it on to clinician for further intervention.
• Opportunity to observe Brief Intervention (BI) for substance abuse and/or depression
• Possibility of receiving training on conducting BI and then practicing skills under supervision
If interested and would like more information please contact Sonia Rehman, SBIRT practice coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will respond to interested students after January 4th.