Post-Secondary Counsellors' Association
PSCA - Vancouver Island Regional Retreat 2008
Dr. Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D.
is an important health issue on college and university campuses. Efforts
to reduce heavy drinking and associated consequences continue to get a great
deal of attention. One approach with demonstrated effectiveness is the
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program
- a motivation enhancement, skills-training approach for use with high-risk
drinkers. While this approach acknowledges that the best way to avoid any
negative consequence is to abstain from alcohol use, it is also recognized that
any steps toward reduced risk are steps in the right direction.
Jason Kilmer received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997. He is an Acting Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, continuing an 18 year affiliation with colleagues at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors through his role as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol and drug use by college students. Dr. Kilmer has also spent the past eight years as an Addictive Behaviors Specialist in the Counseling Center at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and teaches at Evergreen as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Kilmer also has an appointment as the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for St. Martin’s University.
Dr. Kilmer was the 2004 recipient of the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award for Region V of NASPA, was named a Research Fellow in 2005 by MOST of Us at Montana State University, and was named a Senior Scholar in Prevention in 2006 by Outside the Classroom. Dr. Kilmer has provided several hundred prevention programs about substance use to college groups, student athletes, residence hall members, and first-year college students.
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