The BASICS Program ( B rief A lcohol and Other Drugs S creening and I ntervention for C ollege S tudents) provides direct counseling services to OU students, the majority of whom are referred by the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility following an incident involving substance use and a violation of university policy. The BASICS program utilizes motivational interviewing and the stage of change theoretical model to promote harm reduction in a two-session, individualized, one-on-one intervention. BASICS counselors and supervisors meet as a team, in a cooperative and competency-building atmosphere, for purposes of training and program administration.
The benefits listed below are subject to compliance with the policies of your home department and/or professional licensure board.
A. Financial Aid / Compensation
BASICS Counselors may receive monetary compensation as Graduate Assistants from Counseling & Psychological Services, commensurate with the Graduate Assistant pay structure of their department. Tuition waivers, if applicable, are provided through the home department.
B. Education / Training / Certification / Professionalism
BASICS Counselors receive ongoing training and clinical supervision in the effective use of motivational interviewing in conducting a brief, two-session intervention with substance using, abusing, and dependent college students. BASICS Counselors may become qualified to apply for chemical dependency counselor certification in the state of Ohio. Additional experiences in professionalism and program administration are a valuable aspect of working as part of a team in Ohio University’s busy and productive university counseling center.
The BASICS Program is an empirically-validated protocol. BASICS Counselors gain familiarity and training in the following:
The BASICS Program Graduate Assistants have been instrumental to the formation and fine-tuning of this intervention, taking initiative to create, coordinate and maintain the day-to-day operations. In addition to clinical responsibilities, BASICS Counselors are asked to share administrative responsibilities that contribute to their professional development.
A. Minimum requirements
If you are in a graduate program with a clinical focus (counseling, psychology, social work) or if you are a graduate student with prior clinical training and experience that may be relevant, you are invited to apply for a position as a BASICS Counselor with Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS). CPS is located on the third floor of Hudson Health Center. Current or past utilization of counseling services at CPS does not disqualify an otherwise qualified graduate student from making application for a position.
B. Preferred candidates
Deadline for submission of application materials: March 16, 2018