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David Disabato

David Disabato

“…SBIRT offers a great avenue to quickly and effectively intervene with patient’s substance use problems. Extracting the most active ingredients of motivational interviewing, SBIRT only takes 15 minutes to build change efficacy, willingness, and action. It brings out the intrinsic motivation patients have to change their maladaptive substance use. Although I do not plan on working in a primary care setting, I feel fortunate to have learned SBIRT. It will be invaluable for assessing and treating substance use in other psychotherapy settings. The SBIRT approach can also be modified for any maladaptive behavior patients are engaging in that maintain their mental health problems (e.g., risky sex). I have already found myself using SBIRT techniques with patients in my current psychotherapy rotation.”

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