ERIC Number: EJ886956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
An Alternative Counseling Model for Alcohol Abuse in College: A Case Study
Hayes, B. Grant; Curry, Jennifer; Freeman, Mark S.; Kuch, Tyson H.
Journal of College Counseling, v13 n1 p87-96 Spr 2010
Abstinence education remains a prevailing approach for addressing college student alcohol abuse. This case study illustrates an alternative method of intervening that combines motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and a brief solution-focused model. The counseling approach illustrated emphasizes reduction in, rather than abstinence from, drinking behaviors and therefore may be especially useful on campuses where cultural context rejects abstinence and where many student constituents resist engaging in traditional abstinence approaches.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Cultural Context, College Students, Counseling Techniques, Case Studies, Intervention, Motivation, Interviews, Risk Management, Behavior Modification, Cultural Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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