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 2009 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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PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

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Wordsworth Meets Twitter: Teaching English in the Digital Age

Let’s face it: not all English majors aspire to a career in academia, so how do we help our students understand the role their English education plays in professional environments?

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Ut Prosim: Burton for Certain

Ray Burton ’62 lived all his years in the North Country of New Hampshire. Few elected officials have ever understood the lifestyle and character of their constituents as well as he did or have known so many of them by name. On December 14, 2013, hundreds of Burton’s fellow citizens joined dozens of past and […]