DVDs are available for purchase from the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention. All DVDs are $25 each, please see the descriptions and order form below:
with Dr. Scott Walters
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.
with Daniel Amen, M.D.
The goal of this video is to show a more scientific approach to teaching students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. It provides students with a clearer idea on the toll that drugs and alcohol can take on their bodies, and how it affects their future health. Five students are analyzed by Dr. Amen during the course of this video. Each student’s past is analyzed as far as the drugs and/or alcohol they have used, how heavily they have used, and what might have helped to cause them to use. He then discusses the function of each part of the brain as well as ways to keep your brain alert and healthy before administering a S.P.E.C.T. scan to each student. When looking at the brain scan, Dr. Amen looks at three main areas including: those that work well, those that are underactive, and those that are overactive. Dr. Amen promises that if you can change your poor habits now, your brain can adapt to those healthy habits and change for the better. Each student is then analyzed and given proper advice on how to live a healthier life and advised as to what changes need to be made. Dr. Amen makes it a point to remind students that you can make healthier decisions that will ultimately be beneficial for your future.