(July 27, 2011)--The UTSA REAL Alcohol Coalition will present a workshop, "The Motivational Interviewing (MI) Effect," Aug. 4-5. The workshop will provide an introduction to the principles and strategies of the MI style including the clinical method and its theoretical and research base. The workshop is free and open to the UTSA community.
>> To register or for more information, email Student Health Services or call 210-458-6810.
The workshop will feature Scott T. Walters from the University of North Texas School of Public Health. Walters is the author of 50 articles, book chapters and four books including "Talking with College Students about Alcohol: Motivational Strategies for Reducing Abuse." He trains providers to implement behavior-change strategies in a variety of settings and has received national and international awards for his work integrating research and practice.
The REAL Alcohol Coalition was created through funding from the U.S. Department of Education Grants for Coalitions to Prevent and Reduce Alcohol Abuse at Institutions of Higher Education.
The statewide coalition focuses on prevention and reduction of alcohol consumption including binge drinking among college-age students at institutions of higher education throughout Texas. The group's vision is to prevent and reduce under-aged and high-risk alcohol abuse through research, education, assessment and leadership.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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