Talking with College Students about Alcohol Motivational Strategies for Reducing Abuse

ISBN-10: 1593852223

ISBN-13: 9781593852221

Edition: 2006

Authors: Scott T. Walters, John S. Baer

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Grounded in current best practices, this book offers flexible guidelines for assessment and intervention with college drinkers. Provided is a wealth of practical advice on interacting with students in a range of contexts, from brief conversations in medical settings to motivational counselling sessions and group interventions.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Scott T. Walters, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health. John S. Baer, PhD, is Research Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington in Seattle, and Associate Director for Training and Education, Center of Excellence for Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

What's Happening on Campus?
Overview of the Chapter
Rates of Drinking
Perceptions and Misperceptions
Drinking-Related Consequences
What Isn't Said
What Students Think about Drinking and Getting Drunk
Managing the Disconnect
Key Points
Responding to College Drinking
Overview of the Chapter
Models of Alcohol Problems
College Students and Risk
Drinking and Development
When Change Occurs
Implications for Intervention
What Works in Prevention and Treatment?
How This Book Fits In
Organizing the Toolbox
Key Points
Assessing Drinking and Related Behaviors
Overview of the Chapter
When and Where to Assess Drinking
Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol Screening
Related Areas
Key Points
Style of the Interaction
Overview of the Chapter
Who Can Talk to Students about Alcohol?
Deconstructing the Style of the Interview
Working with Motivation
Core Techniques
What Comes Next?
Key Points
Brief Individual Interactions: Advice and Consultation
Overview of the Chapter
What Motivates People in Brief Interactions?
Broaching the Subject
Providing Advice and Suggestions
Exploring Change in the Abstract
Importance and Confidence Rulers
Closing the Interaction
Sample Brief Advice (3-10 Minutes)
Sample Behavioral Consultation (10-30 Minutes)
Key Points
Extended Individual Interactions
Overview of the Chapter
Opening and Closing Longer Interactions
Talking about Change (When It Makes Sense to Do So)
Motivational Exercises
Sample Motivational Intervention (Four Sessions, 60 Minutes Each)
Key Points
Talking with College Drinkers in a Group
Overview of the Chapter
Rationale and Challenges of Group Programs
Structure and Spirit of the Good Group
Strategies for Groups
Sample Group Intervention (120-180 Minutes, over One to three Sessions)
Key Points
Service Integration and Training
Overview of the Chapter
How Students Receive Services
Integrating Services
Delivering Services and Following Up
Training and Evaluation
Final Comment
Key Points
Clinical Exercises and Materials
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