Integrated Behavioral Health Conference Set for Aug. 26

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, in collaboration with the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine, is hosting a conference on Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) in primary care from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Place in Lexington. This is a continuation of the collaboration between the UK College of Social Work and UK Department of Family and Community Medicine that has resulted in two grants worth well over $2.4 million being awarded to the university.

The IBH Conference will incorporate training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), providing conference attendees with skills for substance abuse screening and for planning and implementing brief interventions. Participants will learn strategies for facilitating effective case management during the referral to treatment and post-discharge (follow-up) phases of care for individuals with substance abuse problems. The IBH Conference will include a panel of local substance abuse treatment agency representatives who will discuss approaches for supporting continuity of care for clients.

The registration fee of $99 includes breakfast and lunch. Participants of the day-long event will receive a certificate of completion for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment as well as six continuing education units. For more information or to register online, go to,

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