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NSI Strategies founder, Nick Szubiak, has presented and collaborated with many organizations, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Council for Behavioral Health, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), Hazelton Betty Ford, National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Pew Charitable Trust, and many more.

This page highlights Nick Szubiak's deep experience as a presenter, subject matter expert and trainer.  The links below highlight a history of Nick's work.


If you search videos on Opioid ​Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment, some of these videos will pop up!  

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Speaking Engagements

Nick is an expert public speaker on the opioid crisis, integration and more. Samples of his speaking engagements include:


  • Keynote speaker, Missouri 2018, Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare Conference, Keynote: The Opioid Epidemic

  • The Alliance of Community Service Providers, The 33nd Annual Alliance Breakfast, presentation on the Opioid Epidemic, 2017

  • Americas Health Insurance Plans, Presentation on Impact of the Opioid Epidemic, 2018

  • National Association of Medicate Directors, presentation on Impacting the Opioid Epidemic Care Delivery Innovations from the Behavioral Health Community, 2017

  • National Council for Behavioral Health Conference, multiple presentations (including integrated care, SBIRT implementation, and supervisory skills for integrated care teams), 2012-2017

  • Mental Health America 2017 Annual Conference, presentation on Medication Assisted Treatment: A Primer

  • Memorial Behavioral Health Conference, Professional Clinical Integration Conference, presentation on Uniting Mental and Physical Health for Patient Wellness, 2016

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Training and Webinars

In his career as an integration consultant, Nick developed hundreds of trainings and webinars.  Some of these are included in the list below. 

  • Making Depression Screening and SBIRT Implementation Financially Sustainable. Discussed billing procedures and financial implications of depression screenings and SBIRT.

  • Capture your data for SBIRT and improve your UDS measures. Trained teams on clinical and operational considerations of SBIRT, and the use of SBIRT data to improve organization metrics.

  • Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Organizational Considerations and Workflows.  During this webinar participants learned about factors to successfully implement MAT within their organization, such as using clinical pathways, staffing needs and organizational readiness.

  • Financing Factors for Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment. During the training, participants learned the numerous financial considerations for successfully implementing MAT within their organizations, such as medication coverage, service reimbursement and common payer contracts and structures.

  • Addiction & Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promoting Truth and Avoiding Bias. During this training, attendees were provided an overview of addiction as a chronic disease, evidence based practices of MAT, and the biases surrounding MAT and SUD treatment.

  • Montana Integrated Behavioral Health Webinar: Alternatives to Pain Management. Webinar that explores nonpharmacologic treatment options for chronic pain.

  • Medication Assisted Treatment: Ready, Set, Implement. During this training, attendees learned important components to consider when beginning or expanding medication assisted treatment within their organization.

  • Serious Mental Illness and Opioid Use Disorders. This training discussed the evidence base for treating OUD and co-occurring disorders simultaneously, the benefits and advantages of utilizing MAT for individuals with SMI, and empowering mental health providers to utilize and translate evidenced-based behavioral health skills to diagnose and manage SMI among patients with OUD.

  • Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, & Recovery: An Integrated Concept. This training provided an overview of trauma informed care, recovery oriented systems of care, and how these two models provide a more holistic approach to recovery.

  • Addiction in Older Adults – Overlooked and Under Treated. This training highlighted the prevalence of substance use disorders among older adults, and provided considerations for screening and treating substance use disorders among this population.

  • Ways to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Youth and Young Adults. This webinar discussed youth-oriented opioid use disorder prevention strategies and the use of motivational interviewing and medication assisted treatment for youth and young adults.

  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Integrated Care Settings. This webinar discussed the current status of substance use disorders in the United States, and the need to screen for and treat substance use disorders in primary care settings.

  • Impacting the Opioid Epidemic: Care Delivery Innovations from the Behavioral Health Community. This training presented innovations in care delivery for addressing substance use disorders.

  • Managing your data around depression screening and follow-up. This training reviewed depression screening methods, as well as methods for leveraging data from depression screenings.

  • Understanding the Universe. Well, the PHQ9 screening universe to help improve UDS measures. This training explained depression screening methods using the PHQ9 instrument.

  • Sustainability of Financing and Maintaining Clinical Workflows. This training discussed financial sustainability and clinical workflows in integrated care settings.

  • Strengths-Based Skills for Supervisors in Integrated Care Teams. This training outlines strengths-based supervision and its effect on staff turnover, staff morale, and success of integrated care teams. 

  • Public Health Approaches to Whole Health for Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions. Hosted by SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness on April 27, 2017, this webinar featured experts in the field who discussed strategies for leveraging public health and behavioral health resources to improve the health of individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders.  

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