Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention on College Campuses (BASICS); Lessons from Experienced Practitioners
As campuses continue to implement the recommended strategies provided by the NIAAA (2002, 2007) to address high risk drinking, there is an increased need to determine the best way to utilize the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention on College Campuses) intervention to effectively reach students. This poster presentation will include findings from qualitative research that focused on BASICS: A Qualitative Study of Mental Health Practitioners' Experiences on the College Campus. Emphasis will be placed on two primary themes that emerged from the study. The first theme will focus on the Personalized Feedback component of the BASICS intervention. Mental Health Counselors’ experiences utilizing the Personalized Feedback portion of the intervention will be highlighted with emphasis placed on strengths and limitations. The second theme will focus on Mental Health Counselors’ experiences working with the Mandated Student population. Recommendations will be provided which includes establishing a System of Care on campus to effectively address high risk drinking.