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"An Introduction to SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment): Evidence-based Tools, Techniques, and Ethical Implications" (3 CEUs ethics)

When: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
9 AM - 12 PM
Where: Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Room: SC29
Mesa, Arizona  85204
United States
Presenter: Dr. Louis F. Cuoco, DSW, ACSW, LCSW-R
Contact: Jeremy Arp
6280) 968-4595

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"An Introduction to SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment): Evidence-based Tools, Techniques, and Ethical Implications," presented by Dr. Louis F. Cuoco, DSW, ACSW, LCSW-R (3 CEUs ethics)

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) is evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. It is utilized effectively in non-behavioral health settings. Learning objectives include:

1. Administer and score validated screening tools for alcohol and drug use;

2. Identify components of and motivational interviewing techniques used during a brief intervention; and

3. Identify when and how to refer individuals for specialized treatment.

Dr. Louis F. Cuoco, DSW, ACSW, LCSW-R has been employed at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) until his retirement in June 2016 and move to Mesa, Arizona. At DOHMH, Dr. Cuoco served in several related roles: Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Integration for the NYC Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (AOT); Director of Program Initiatives and Community Liaison in the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment; Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services for the DOHMH's nine STD Clinics and Acting Assistant Commissioner. In 2007, in collaboration with HRA, Dr. Cuoco spearheaded NYC's Managed Addiction Treatment Services (MATS) program. MATS was a program serving high cost users of Medicaid paid alcohol and drug treatment services. this strengths-based approach saved over $65 million since its inception - never denying recipients access to care.

In partnership with OASAS, DHS, and Project Renewal, he planned, developed, and implemented the first NYC Shelter-based detoxification program.

Dr. Cuoco and his staff also provided training and established SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment for Alcohol and Substances ) programs throughout the City, training over 2,000 clinicians. These programs are located in a variety of settings ranging from school-based health programs and primary care practices to hospital emergency rooms. These OASAS approved trainings qualified NYC providers for Medicaid reimbursement. Dr. Cuoco also provided clinical supervision to the Department's STD Clinics in its nascent SBIRT program. He had collaborated on the successful bid for SAMHSA's repeat funding which maintained and expanded these services throughout NYC, and the SBIRT driven CDC Community Transformation Grant.

While at AOT, Dr. Cuoco served as clinical consultant on so-occurring psychiatric and substance use issues and created and implemented in-service training for social work staff on the major psychiatric disorders and co-occurring alochol and substance use.

Dr. Cuoco has served as: Acting Commissioner for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (DOHMH); Co-Director of Montefiore's Comprehensive Service Unit for Alcohol and Substance Use; Associate Executive Director of Residential and Rehabilitation Services at the Bridge, Inc.; and Associate Director of Psychiatric Administration at Bellevue Hospital where he was Director and co-founder of the CSS Homeless Project. He has served on a number of boards and maintained a private psychotherapy practice.

Until his move to Mesa, Arizona, he was a a longstanding Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work. Dr. Cuoco has also been on faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; NYU and the LIU CW Post Schools of Social Work. Dr. Cuoco graduated from Brooklyn College (BS), Yeshiva University (MSW), and the CUNY Graduate Center - Hunter College School of Social Work (DSW). He also obtained additional training in Psychoanalysis and Ericksonian Hypnosis.


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