SBIRT Simulation Exercises

Session 8: Two (2) SBIRT Simulation Exercises

Each participant will be given the option to apply the knowledge and skills learned to two live simulation activities with a trained standardized patient. These simulations are optional but highly recommended.

Each simulation session will last approximately 15 minutes and will be followed up by feedback from an expert after each session.

Simulations must be scheduled by outreaching to Amy Wales at

Total Time: 60 total minutes (30 minutes per simulation exercise)


  1. Applying the use of assessment screening (AUDIT and DAST)
  2. Responding appropriately to the simulated patient based on the risk score.


Richard Brown, MD, MPH

Retired Full Professor with Tenure, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. He educated more than 2,000 UW health professions and participated in a program to evaluate the effectiveness of SBIRT in eight southeastern Wisconsin high schools. He served as Clinical Director for the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) helping 40 general healthcare settings provide over 110,000 alcohol and drug screens and 25,000 interventions and elicit substantial declines in risky and problem drinking, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and healthcare costs. Dr. Brown was president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) and a founding director of Project MAINSTREAM, a federally funded program that enhanced substance abuse education for over 10,000 trainees. After leaving the UW in 2017, Dr. Brown served as a senior medical director and director of population health management for ConcertoHealth, which improved outcomes and reduced healthcare costs for complex, dual-eligible and Medicare Advantage patients.

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FREE for members; FREE for non-members

This training is made available through a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credit Available: Providers, Nurses, & Social Workers

Session Contact Hours: 1.0

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.

Criteria for Successful Completion: 

  • Nurses & Social Workers:  Criteria for optional simulation completion:  Scheduling and completing the simulation exercise prior to November 30, 2025.
  • Providers: Providers complete the optional simulations and complete and submit the post session evaluation to be awarded credit and receive their continuing education certificate for this session.

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