Module 3: WHO ASSIST-linked Brief Intervention


This module describes procedures that should be used to conduct a brief intervention following the completion of the ASSIST screening test.

Objectives: Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of a brief intervention
  • Provide feedback to individuals regarding the results of the ASSIST screening
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques to the brief intervention.

Course Delivery: Online self-paced course, open enrollment.

Training Materials

Training Video: SBIRT Module 3. Brief Intervention Basics Training Video  (Please use Internet Explorer for the best viewing experience.)

Materials and Manual:

Knowledge Quiz: To test your comprehension, please complete the 5-question Knowledge Quiz after viewing the Training Video and studying the accompanying materials.  You are required to complete this Knowledge Quiz if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are completing these Modules for Certificate of Completion
  • You are completing these Modules as a pre-requisite to an in-person, skills-building session conducted by the SBIRT Training Academy

Video Demonstrations:

  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Emergency Room


  • Marijuana Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in Dental Clinic


  • Tobacco and Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Dental Clinic