Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101608
About the Course:
This study tested the effectiveness of brief primary care provider interventions delivered in a college student health center to a sample of college students who screened positive for high-risk drinking. Students who screened positive for high-risk drinking and consented to participate were randomly assigned either to a control group or to an experimental group. Participants in the experimental group received two brief intervention sessions that were founded in motivational interviewing techniques.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in a College Student Health Center: A Randomized Controlled Trial created by Mary Lou Sole, Ph.D., Thomas P. McCoy, M.S., Natalie Mullett, M.Ed., Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D., and James F. Schaus, M.D. in 2009.
Journal/Publisher:National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publication Date:Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol screening and brief motivational interventions in a college student health center. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the extent of alcohol misuse among college students and the use of brief motivational interventions (BMIs) to address the issue.
- Describe the method employed by researchers evaluating the use of alcohol screening and BMIs in a college student health center.
- Discuss study results, including treatment effects related to drinking behavior outcomes, harms, and readiness to change.
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