We chat with Dave Closson, director of the mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center to discuss the role of motivational interviewing in campus prevention and the importance of building connection in disparate prevention organizations.
Dave is a national expert on substance misuse prevention and law enforcement. He is the author of the Amazon Best Seller, “Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police.” Dave was named to the “Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2016” by Military Transition News. He is currently the owner of DJC Solutions LLC, a national training and consulting company.
Dave also serves as the Director of the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center. He previously worked as a T/TA Specialist for SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Illinois Higher Education Center. Dave brings a unique experience to substance misuse prevention, having served as a Police Officer at Eastern Illinois University (EIU).
Dave is proud to have served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 6 years and was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was award two Army Commendation Medals, one for valor and one for meritorious service, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.