Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police

Publication Date: 2016
Abstract: Motivational interviewing is effective at fostering long-term behavior change and lowering high-risk drinking behavior. Students report that being arrested or receiving a citation is one of the most negative drinking-related consequences, which suggests that the mere presence of a police officer may increase the student's own motivation to change. In this webinar, David Closson, U.S. Army veteran and former campus police officer, highlights the benefits of bringing motivational interviewing to the front lines of campus policing, closing the time gap between the incident and the student conduct process, and providing consistent motivational interviewing throughout the entire conduct process.