Reality Check Fact #1:

Most PSU students “party” less than 2 nights each week (80%).

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

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Nancy Dyer

 

Credentials:Nancy Dyer

  • BS Defiance College Majors were Psychology and Social Work, 1972
  • MSW Ohio State University 1976
  • Licensure as Masters Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Professional Organizations include:
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association
  • The NH Center for Excellence Expert Panel on Evidenced Based Practice in Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Biography:

Nancy has lived in Plymouth NH and has worked in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment for over 20 years. During this time she has been astounded by the changes in our society that both promote and discourage mood altering substances. Nancy’s work is sustained by her curiosity about life and the human condition, and by what motivates young people to change behaviors that are both destructive and somehow, rewarding. In addition to her training as a social worker and addiction specialist, she has completed a 200 hour teacher training program in yoga and has had additional training in using yoga for the treatment of trauma.  Nancy joined the staff at the Counseling and Human Relations Center in 1992.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization:

Nancy’s approach to counseling is empathetic and client centered. It is her belief that the relationship is primary to any progress in treatment, and that “one size doesn’t fit all” in regard to a therapeutic technique. She believes that in each client there is wisdom, a desire to be well and whole, and a natural tendency to move in a positive direction given the proper conditions. She utilizes Motivational Interviewing to help move her clients toward healthy behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is frequently practiced as clients learn new ways of thinking and acting to improve their feeling states and to avoid the use of substances. She incorporates her yoga practice through the use of relaxing or energizing breath work and meditation when clinically useful.

Interests:

Nancy enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, and all kinds of music, especially live performances. She has great respect for the spiritual growth she has seen in people she has known who are in Recovery from alcohol and other drugs.

In Plymouth Magazine

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Beyond Granite: The Museum of the White Mountains Takes on STEM

As American students and workers fall behind their counterparts around the world in the science and technology fields, educators and policy makers have stressed the importance of strengthening our attention to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Exhibition curator Sarah Garlick writes about the connections between earth science, adventure, and the process of learning STEM in […]

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Celebrating Service to the Country “North of Boston”

More than 400 alumni and friends gathered on February 3, 2015, to celebrate former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch as the twenty-second recipient of the PSU Alumni Association’s Robert Frost Contemporary American Award. The event, held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, featured special guests including the Plymouth State Chamber Singers, led by Professor […]

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Annual Fund Giving Challenge Inspires More Than 430 Donations in 48 Hours

On November 14 and 15, 2015, Plymouth State University hosted its first giving challenge, #PanthersGiveBack. Alumni couple Wally ’62 and Meredith (Bristow) Stevens ’62 made a generous gift and set the goal: If, in 2 days, 240 alumni stepped forward with an Annual Fund gift to any area of the University, the Stevenses would make a […]