Health Behavior Assessment Center
The Health Behavior Assessment Center (HBAC) is a specialty service provided by Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC) in the Department of Psychology. Graduate doctoral students training in clinical psychology conduct substance use assessments and provide personalized feedback on how substance use may be impacting health and overall quality of life. Services are provided under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists, who are faculty members in the Department of Psychology.
The Health Behavior Assessment Center uses a variety of evidence based programs and techniques, including the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) curriculum, personalized feedback interventions, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing. Services can consist of assessments, brief outpatient interventions, or a combination of both assessment and intervention services. Additionally, our staff can give a variety of talks and presentations, ranging from five-minute overviews of our services to longer discussions about substance use.
- NOT “Just Say No”
Our primary goal is to provide objective feedback and to encourage responsible attitudes and positive change. We work with clients in generating and supporting a variety of goals ranging from abstinence to moderate use.
- Evidence Based
HBAC is based on a variety of evidence based programs and techniques, including the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) curriculum, personalized feedback interventions, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing.
Our assessments and feedback process typically involves two sessions. However, we can work with clients over more extended time frames with additional sessions.
Information discussed during sessions will not be disclosed without your permission.
- Appropriate Referrals
We provide services for clients with concerns about alcohol, marijuana and misuse of prescriptions drugs. We are able to see members of the community, including but not limited to adults and student area colleges and high schools. Auburn University Students should contact Tiger Education Screening Intervention (TESI). Typical reasons for referral include disciplinary action from a school or campus-based organization; referrals from courts, parole offices, and lawyers regarding legal difficulties including DUI and MIP charges; referrals from employees following work-related concerns, including a positive drug test; clinical referrals from mental health and medical professionals; concerned parents; and self-referrals from individuals interested in learning more about their substance use.
Fees depend on the nature of the referral and the length of services provided. A typical assessment sequences consisting of 1-2 sessions carries an $120 charge.
Last Updated: August 31, 2020