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Sober Monitor Training session in action

Workshops:

Wolverine Wellness offers tailored workshops on a variety of wellness topics 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.

Trainings: 

Sober Monitor Training (SMT) for IFC members and Social Liaison Training (SLT) for Panhellenic members are 1.5-hour interactive, skill-based workshops that teach alcohol risk-reduction strategies and safe party management techniques. These workshops were co-created by Wolverine Wellness and the Office of Greek Life to train members of the Greek community who serve as sober monitors or social liaisons at social events. While primary participation is Greek Life members, participation is open to any student organization that may find this training appropriate for their membership. If interested, please contact Joy Pehlke at jpehlke@med.umich.edu

Goals of these workshops are to help students:

  • Understand the importance of bystander intervention in high-risk situations involving alcohol and/or other drugs
  • 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

To sign up for a Sober Monitor Training session, click here for open sessions.

For more information about SMT or SLT, or to schedule a special Sober Monitor Training or Social Liaison Training for your chapter, email SMTrequests@umich.edu

Or contact Joy Pehlke at jpehlke@med.umich.edu or call: 734-763-7808

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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 Wolverine Wellness staff offer a yearly, two-day introduction to motivational interviewing for interested Student Life staff 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, Wolverine Wellness Health Educator, at (734) 647-4656.