INDIANAPOLIS — Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, will be at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Sept.12 to address field supervisors in social work, nurse preceptors and faculty preceptors from medicine as part of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration training grant.
DiClemente’s model is one of the most recognized and practiced models for health behavior change across the globe. Funding to support this activity was provided by SAMHSA to the Indiana University schools of social work, nursing and medicine.
A professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, DiClemente is also the author of numerous scientific articles, books and book chapters on motivation and behavior change. DiClemente will speak about the importance of SBIRT — Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment — and how the five stages of change combined with motivational interviewing can be applied across the continuum of care for substance use problems.
The training grant program, “Advancing Multidisciplinary Education for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment,” is a consortium of Indiana University’s schools of social work, nursing and medicine. The purpose of the project is to integrate the training program into Indiana’s health care and allied health care education systems to improve the health of the large number of adolescents and adults at risk for one or more substance use disorders. Field supervisors in social work, nurse preceptors and faculty preceptors in medicine guide students in their placements after training and are critical to the integration of SBIRT into practice.
Joan Carlson from the School of Social Work is the principal investigator for the training grant, and Angela McNelis from the School of Nursing is the co-principal investigator. Kathy Lay from the School of Social Work also serves as one of the co-investigators, along with Rhonda Schwindt from the School of Nursing and Dr. David Crabb from the School of Medicine.
The training grant program will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall 101, 325 University Blvd.