Alcohol & Drug Education Programs - Fall 2013


Group session choices (attend one group session only):

Friday September 6 3:30am Health Center Cenference Room
Tuesday September 24 11:30am Health Center Conference Room
Wednesday October 9 3:00pm Health Center Conference Room
Friday November 1 3:30pm Health Center Conference Room
Tuesday November 12 11:30am Health Center Conference Room

When:  All group sessions begin on time and last no more than 75 minutesYou may bring a meal or snack if you’d like.  Students arriving more than 5 minutes late will be asked to sign up for another session.  The Athletic Director has agreed that student athletes may attend during practice time, if absolutely necessary.  You should discuss this with your coach in advance.

Who:  Program is facilitated by Harriet Marritz, Counseling Services

What: To earn credit for completion, you must attend one group meeting followed by one individual counseling session with Harriet Marritz.  Please call Counseling Services, 717-337-6960, as soon as you can during business hours (M-F 8:30-noon, 1-5 PM) to schedule your individual appointment.  Be sure to schedule the individual appointment to occur after your BASICS group meeting.   If you wait more than a week after your BASICS group session to call in to schedule your individual appointment, Counseling Services may not be able to accommodate your request for a post-BASICS individual appointment due to time constraints.

You should not complete BASICS more than once.  If you were assigned BASICS for a conduct issue and you’ve already completed it, call the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (717 337 6998) for another option.

To sign up: There is a limit to the number of participants per group.  To reserve your slot, email Stephanie Rye,  

*Group adaptation of Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students, G. Alan Marlatt et. al., University of Washington

Positive Choices

Counseling Services offers a 4-session group to help students think about their drinking choices.  This is an educational process group, not a therapy group.

Spaces are limited.  Depending on individual circumstances, students may be eligible for point reduction for completing this group.  In this case, students must attend all four sessions, in order, of one group.

Week 1: What is moderation?  Is it for me?
Week 2: BAC, counting drinks, setting goals
Week 3: High risk situations:  What are they and what might help
Week 4: Self care and stress reduction

Group 1:
Mondays, 4-5pm, October 14, 22, 28 and November 4
Health Center Conference Room

Group 2:
Wednesdays, 12-1pm, October 30, November 6, 13, 20
Health Center Conference Room

Group size is limited.  Sign up in advance to reserve your spot.

To sign up, or if you have questions or concerns, email Harriet Marritz, or call Counseling Services at 717-337-6960

Student Counterpoint group

Have old habits gotten in the way for you?

Would you like to get more out of your college experience?

Would you like to improve your grades?

Would you like to feel better?

Would you like to become more present in your own life?

The student "Counterpoint Group" is primarily for students who have already completed our Positive Choices (formerly known as Harm Reduction) Group and who don't feel that the abstinence support group is for them.

Discussion topics will be chosen by participants.

Students who attend four weeks in a row may earn point forgiveness as long as they quality for it.

Students are invited to continue attending beyond the initial 4-week commitment.

Fridays, October 25, November 1, 8, 22 - Noon to 1pm

Health Center Conference Room

Group size is limited.  Sign up in advance to reserve your space.

To sign up, or if you have questions or concerns, email Harriet Marritz, or call Counseling Services at 717-337-6960

Student Abstinence support group

Counseling Services offers an abstinence support group, as requested.

The only requirements are having a sincere desire to get/stay clean and sober and agreeing to keep what is said in the group confidential, including keeping each other's anonymity.

The main benefit of attending is that students are the main experts at knowing the challenges of staying clean and sober on our campus and can really help each other out.  It is not a 12 step program and is not designed to take the place of a 12-step program.

This group is NOT for you if you're primarily interested in point forgiveness.  However, students who attend four weeks in a row will be given point forgiveness if they want it and are eligible for it.

Students interested in joining our abstinence support group should first call Counseling Services, 717-337-6960, to schedule an individual appointment with Harriet Marritz.