George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University

Mason SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment


Mason’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) team is comprised of faculty from nursing, psychology, and social work disciplines. The TEAMS-UP (Training to Engage, Assess, and Motivate for Substance Use Prevention) approach maximizes the impact of SBIRT dissemination throughout the workforce. The team facilitates and supports the development of SBIRT competencies in other faculty, students, and community partners in the Northern Virginia region through a variety of delivery methods. Our partnership with community professionals is integral to preventing, managing, and treating substance use disorders.

We foster interprofessionalism while utilizing a three-pronged approach to SBIRT dissemination:

  • Curriculum Infusion
  • Experiential Training
  • Community Engagement

Learn more about preliminary findings presented to the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Commission on Opioids and Addiction.

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