SBI Skills Assessment

SBI Skills Assessment is an interactive role-play simulation where health professionals assess their skills in conducting substance use Screening & Brief Intervention (SBI) using evidence-based intervention and motivational interviewing techniques.

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Government/Non-Profit and Healthcare

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Healthcare Provider

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Alcohol and Substance Use

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30 Minutes



SBI Skills Assessment evaluates users' ability to use screening and brief intervention best practices when working with adults. This virtual experience presents two scenarios: in the first, users demonstrate their ability to screen an adult client using validated measures. In the second, users demonstrate their ability to conduct a brief intervention with an adult following the Brief Negotiated Interview framework and using a motivational style.

Adopted by schools of health professions, state agencies, and healthcare organizations, this online solution helps assess the competency of health professionals in conducting substance use screening and brief interventions. This simulation can be integrated into any educational or training program that teaches screening practices and brief intervention skills. It can assess competency, or it can serve as a focal point of discussion.

Learning objectives:

  • Screen patients using validated screening tools
  • Raise the subject of alcohol and provide information and feedback
  • Enhance patients' motivation to reduce alcohol use
  • Use motivational interviewing to engage and activate patients

Research shows that with experiential practice, increased emotional engagement and reflective thinking leads to stronger self-efficacy and behavior change.

The content of this simulation was developed in close collaboration between Kognito's simulation scientists and leading experts in the field of SBIRT, including NORC at the University of Chicago.

Users receive customized feedback based on their in-simulation choices.

The simulation is available online 24/7. Users are asked to complete pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up surveys to assess changes in skills. Attitudes, and behavior. Upon completion, users receive a certificate of completion.  Clients have access to usage reports and evaluation data via the Kognito client portal.

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