BIG Initiative SBIRT Education

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Bring SBIRT Training to You!

Face-to-Face Training Schedule


The Employee Assistance Professional’s Guide to Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment Training Program is available for audiences everywhere.  The BIG Initiative and the EAP industry as a whole are collaborating to ensure all professionals working in this field are skilled in delivering this core EAP service.  You can bring this training to your area or business!

We can help you organize training of any length for your staff, colleagues and other interested professionals in your area using one of our highly skilled trainers.

The full Employee Assistance Professional’s Guide to Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment Training Program is designed to take 6 to 8 hours.  However, it can be scaled to match the time available for training, the level of prior skill and knowledge of learners, and the depth of skills to be acquired.  Segments can be presented as  60 or 90 minute trainings, the high-points of the entire program in an hour webinar, or in-depth skills building workshops over one or two days face-to-face.  

Contact our SBIRT Team to discuss a training in your area!


Trainers Available in Your Area

Eric Goplerud, PhD

Washington, DC

Dr. Eric Goplerud is retired and was most recently the Vice President and Senior Fellow in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. Goplerud, who joined NORC in 2011, is a clinical psychologist and an expert on substance abuse treatment and prevention who was previously a senior research professor at George Washington University focusing on behavioral health policy. Prior to working at George Washington University, he held several senior policy leadership positions at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition, Goplerud chaired the National Quality Forum's Technical Advisory Panel that produced the consensus standards of evidence-based substance use treatment, and he co-chaired the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) Technical Advisory Panel that designed and field tested alcohol and tobacco SBIRT performance measures for all hospital admissions.

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CCDC II

Washington, DC

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals. She previously served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). Moreno Tuohy has been a trainer in Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Conflict Resolution for over 19 years as well as an International, National and State trainer in a variety of topics. Moreno Tuohy has also written training components and manuals regarding: Working with adolescents, adults, seniors, school intervention, involuntary commitment, co-occurring disorders, community mobilization, intensive outpatient and continuing care, impaired driver programs, EAP and gang intervention/treatment.

Gerry Schmidt, MS, MAC

Morgantown, WV

Gerry Schmidt is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Valley HealthCare System in Morgantown, WV, and the Chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee.  He has been in the addictions treatment field for nearly 40 years and has served in various capacities with NAADAC.  He served on and chaired the NAADAC Certification Committee, is the current Chair of the Public Policy Committee and serves as NAADAC's Clinical Affairs Consultant.  Gerry has been active over the past 5 years in the development and implementation of several of NAADAC's Life Long Learning Series of trainings.  He is active both nationally and within West Virginia in legislative advocacy.

Brie Riemann, MPA

Denver, CO

Brie Reimann currently works for Peer Assistance Services, Inc. as the Program Director for SBIRT Colorado, an initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Colorado Office of the Governor.  Reimann co-authored both the SBIRT and ATR grants and has a special interest in developing and implementing public policies to address behavioral health issues and improve systems integration.  Her primary role at Peer Assistance has been to manage and provide oversight to several prevention-focused contracts.  Before working as program director for SBIRT Colorado, Reimann managed a program funded by SAMHSA to prevent women from drinking during pregnancy and to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Colorado.

Tracy McPherson, PhD

Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Tracy McPherson a Senior Research Scientist in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. Over the past 13 years, McPherson has led initiatives supported by NIDA, CSAP, NHTSA, NHLBI, SAMSHA, and CDC. McPherson is an applied social psychologist & an expert on substance abuse prevention and early intervention who, until deciding to join NORC, has been an Assistant Research Professor at George Washington University Medical Center (GW). Prior to working at GW, she held R&D and training positions in the areas of health and productivity management, substance abuse, and mental health at the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Cornell University and at ISA Associates. She has presented numerous papers at leading professional meetings; has published over 30 articles, reports and book chapters; and serves as a reviewer for journals in workplace behavioral health, health & productivity management, and substance abuse.

Jan Price, LCSW, CEAP

Atlanta, GA

Janet Price is currently the Manager, Professional Learning Resources, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). She is responsible for coordinating EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference program, as well as EAPA's distance learning initiatives. Prior to joining EAPA, Jan concurrently worked as an internal EA professional for Delta Air Lines. There she integrated substance abuse prevention information into Delta's corporate leadership instructor-led training programs and was the primary subject matter expert instrumental in converting this training into a distance learning format.

Misti Storie, MS, LPC, NCC, MAC

Atlanta, GA

Misti Storie, MS, NCC, LPC, MAC, is a psychotherapist and consultant in Decatur, Georgia, with a specialization in addiction, trauma, and LGBTQ individuals. She is a National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. Prior to her private clinical work, Ms. Storie worked for ten years at NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, which is the national organization that represents, educates, and certifies addiction-focused counselors and professionals. She served as the Director of Training at NAADAC where she developed educational programs on evidence-based counseling skills, cutting-edge research, and standards of practice for addiction counselors. She frequently provides face-to-face training to addiction and mental health counselors across the country and has written numerous articles, book chapters, national curriculums, and training manuals, including the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and Study Guide, Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention, and Casebook on Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons and Their Families.

Caitlin Kozicki

Denver, CO

Caitlin Kozicki is the Employee Assistance/Workplace Programs Director at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. (PAS). She is the current President of the Colorado Chapter of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professional Association).  She was the Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of EAPA from 2008 - 2011. Caitlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Addiction Counselor level III (CAC III), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Montana State University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University.  Her expertise in EAPs provides companies and business communities with a better understanding of how an EAP performs adding value to their organizations.  She assisted with the implementation of standardized screening, brief intervention, referrals to treatment and follow-up for all individuals accessing EAP services at PAS.