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Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students

8:30am - November 15, 2019 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England PTTC

Fireside Inn & Suites
81 Riverside St
Portland, ME 04103
United States

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2019
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Presented by David Lischer, LCSW

This full day workshop will explore BASICS - the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students.  BASICS is an empirically supported harm reduction approach for working with college students to reduce negative consequences of alcohol use. 

In this workshop, we will briefly review the context of alcohol use on campuses and its consequences. We will delve into the BASICS model, developing skills and knowledge necessary to effectively implement BASICS.

Participants will leave the workshop with the tools needed to successfully conduct this individual intervention on their own campuses or in their communities. (The BASICS feedback report presented in this workshop makes use of Publisher and Excel software.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops in order to practice and develop confidence in creating these reports.)


Participants who successfully complete this workshop will:

  • Briefly review research related to alcohol and interventions with college students
  • Review instruments for assessing alcohol use and related behavior
  • Reinforce or increase helpful knowledge of alcohol and its interaction with the body
  • Develop understanding of the BASICS model and confidence in applying it
  • Develop the ability to create a BASICS report for the student


About the presenter:

David Lischer, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults on issues related to mental health and substance use.  For the past 20 years, he has been on staff at a small, liberal arts college counseling center. He has worked extensively with his broad campus community to implement a socio-ecological model to address alcohol use. 

In his direct work with college students, a primary focus has been using a harm reduction approach to reduce high-risk alcohol use. David was actively involved with Maine’s Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership (HEAPP), an initiative to reduce negative consequences of alcohol use among college/university students.  David has enjoyed working with colleagues across the state and beyond, training and implementing the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS).