Workshops and Trainings on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Workshops: The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program offers tailored workshops as well as consultation. To make a request, please complete the form at Programs on Wellness Topics. We appreciate having two-weeks notice for requests.
→ Sober Monitor Training is a 1.5-hour interactive, skill-based workshop that teaches alcohol risk-reduction strategies and safe party management techniques. It was created to train members of the Greek community who serve as sober monitors at social events, however participation is open to any student organization that may find this training appropriate for their membership.
Goals of this workshop are to help students:
- Build skills necessary to engage in conflict management, recognize signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, and use alcohol risk reduction strategies to keep parties and guests safe
- Understand relevant laws and policies around alcohol
- Learn general alcohol information like blood alcohol content and standard drink size in the context of party management
For more information or to schedule a Sober Monitor Training, email SMTrequests@umich.edu.
→ Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. (William Miller and Stephen Rollnick, motivationalinterviewing.org)
In collaboration with others, the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program staff offer a yearly, two-day introduction to motivational interviewing for interested staff in the Division of Student Affairs and the students who work with them. Other University faculty, staff and students may participate as space allows.
For more information about Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, contact Marsha Benz, UHS Health Educator, at 734-647-4656.