Reality Check Fact #2

Over 50% of PSU students report having 4 or fewer drinks each week, if they drink at all.

Fact taken from 2015 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU.


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David Bouchard


Credentials: David Bouchard

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • MSW (Master of Social Work), University of New England, 1990
  • BA, University of Maine at Orono (Psychology and French), 1981
  • Junior Year Abroad University of Paris (Sorbonne), 1978-79
  • Member, NASW, ACSW


Dave joined the Counseling and Human Relations Center in 2005 as part time staff member. When not on campus, Dave oversees several community based mental health services (access to care, emergency service and an outpatient practice) that are all part of an outpatient mental health clinic. In addition Dave has direct counseling and therapy work experience in outpatient settings as well as liaison roles with local hospitals and the university . He is a member of a regional leadership team for Public Health promoting mental health resources and he participates actively in community education on mental health topics. At different times Dave also provides supervision to social work candidates for licensure.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization:

When working with students at the counseling center, Dave’s approach to therapy and counseling offers a collaborative approach to problem solving and also helping students consider often overlooked strengths that can assist them with better self-understanding , healing and/or pursuing goals for personal growth.


Any time spent with family and friends; over the past several years Dave has enjoyed running. Besides running, he likes activities that take him out of doors: snowshoeing and biking and hiking;  He also has an interest in the cinema, especially documentary films and American History.

In Plymouth Magazine

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And Justice for All

Alisha Medeiros ’15 wants to help troubled youth make better choices and live fulfilling lives. This desire, influenced by a family tragedy, led her to pursue a career in criminal justice.

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Coach for a Day

Dean of the First-Year Experience Mark Fischler is a professor, mentor, and friend to countless students. But this past September, he was also a coach for the Panther football team.

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The Best Job Perk Ever

 An Interview with Donald Hall ■ Diane Jeffrey ’97, Director of the Silver Center for the Arts When I tell people that I am director of PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts, they often say “That sounds like fun!” Not only do I confirm their suspicions, I often tell them about the fascinating people I […]