Collaborative learning allows for two or more individuals to engage in a shared learning process, capitalizing on the strengths and experience of each individual (Dillenbourg, 1999). Learners focus on a common task or topic, and are held accountable to one another to collectively ensure that the value of the shared learning experience is optimal. All individuals who have previously participated in a four-hour SBIRT training now have the opportunity to receive ongoing consultation from an expert SBIRT trainer to assist with the implementation of SBIRT procedures.
The virtual SBIRT learning collaborative will provide continued coaching and problem-solving support to providers trained at face-to-face SBIRT trainings. Each set of monthly 1-hour conference calls will feature a brief presentation of content related to a key topic, with remaining time for group discussion and questions. It is our hope that the calls will allow individuals who have completed the four-hour face-to-face training to share implementation ideas with their peers and brainstorm strategies to address any barriers that have been encountered with regards to screening and brief intervention implementation efforts and the use of motivational interviewing micro-skills.
Past Call Notes