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Online Courses

SBIRT for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals: How to Talk to Patients about Substance Use
is a free, 4-hour, self-paced online course. Learners take part in an interactive orientation on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use), applying their learning through interactive games, case scenarios, and quizzes to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in using SBIRT with patients.

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Continuing Education: This course offers 4 contact hours of FREE continuing education for nursing, social work, and counseling professionals (CNE, NASW, CHES, NAADAC, and NBCC).

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing & Health Studies is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing & Health Studies is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886475666-3147) for 4 continuing education contact hours.

This course was developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project located at the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, with funding by grant TI025355 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Understanding Substance Use Disorders
is a 2-hour, self-paced online course designed for undergraduate and graduate students, behavioral health and health providers, and social services professionals who do not have a background in addictions or want a refresher. This course covers:

  • Why people start taking substances and the effects of substances.
  • The continuum of substance use from not using (abstinence) to a substance use disorder.
  • How substances affect the brain, causing a chronic, relapsing brain disease.
  • Best practices for treating substance use disorders and maintaining recovery.

The course is free for a certificate of completion or $10 for 2 hours of continuing education (CHES, CNE, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC).

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This course was developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies' Collaborative to Advance Health Services, with funding by grants TI025355, TI026442, and TI024226 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Downloadable Curricula

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Role Plays and Standardized Patient Scenarios

We encourage you to download and use our role plays and standardized patient scenarios to train students, faculty, and other health professionals.

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Videos

This 4-video series features brief interventions for patients in the Risky, Harmful, and Severe Zones and a clinician case study about the importance of universal screening for substance use. The videos can be accessed here, and are also part of our online course, SBIRT for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals: How to Talk to Patients about Substance Use.

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