Motivational Interviewing

with Dr. Scott Walters

(for practitioners)

After watching this informational video viewers will better understand motivational interviewing and brief screening intervention for alcohol use in college students. Dr. Walters walks viewers through this process from start to finish providing four examples of different situations college students have experienced.

Scott T. Walters, Ph.D., is a Professor of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health. Dr. Walters is the author/co-author of five books, 50 journal articles, and more than 100 conference papers, posters and presentations on social and behavioral issues.  His research is focused on developing better ways of talking with people about change. This has involved translating effective counseling strategies such as motivational interviewing to non-traditional settings (e.g., healthcare, criminal justice) and modalities (e.g., web, mobile, phone).  He is currently the principal or co-investigator on four National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants: testing in-person versus computer interventions to increase probation compliance; a web-based psychosocial program for substance abuse disorders; brief alcohol interventions in a hospital trauma unit; and phone counseling to increase colon cancer screening rates. He is a standing member of the NIH/NIAAA Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior Research Review Subcommittee.  In addition to research, he has conducted numerous trainings for criminal justice workers, counselors, and healthcare professionals, and has served as a consultant on projects to develop Internet, mobile and phone-based interventions for a variety of health behaviors.

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