Best Practices in Prevention
Publication Year: 2013
This second book in the Prevention Practice Kit provides counselors, psychologists, and other mental health workers with practical steps that need to be considered by prevention practitioners as they engage with others in developing and delivering prevention projects. A context for engaging in prevention practice is provided, including discussion of how prevention fits with traditional models of psychology, descriptions of theoretical models for doing prevention practice, and examples of empirically-supported prevention interventions.
The reader will learn about a new set of Prevention Guidelines being proposed to the American Psychological Association, and why these recommendations are important to consider. The book highlights the essential aspects of collaboration, cultural relevance, social justice, and program dissemination, and addresses knotty ethical issues surrounding confidentiality in prevention and health promotion efforts. ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Why Practice Prevention? Why Now?
- Chapter 2: Four Theories and Perspectives to Support Prevention Interventions
- Chapter 3: Guidelines for Prevention Practice, Research, and Education
- Chapter 4: Research-Informed Prevention Practice: Learning from the Wisdom of Science
- Chapter 5: Social Justice and Prevention
- Chapter 6: Ethical and Professional Issues in Prevention
- Chapter 7: Applying Prevention Learning: Five Learning Exercises
Other Books in the Prevention Practice Kit
Program Development and Evaluation in Prevention (9781452258010)
Prevention and Consultation (9781452257990)
Prevention in Psychology (9781452257952)
Prevention Groups (9781452257983)
Public Policy and Mental Health (9781452258027)
Evidence-Based Prevention (9781452258003)
Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention (9781452257969)
Sally Hage: To Evan who brings such joy and laughter to my life
John Romano: To Mom and Dad who taught empathy for others and the importance of learning
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Best practices in prevention / editors, Sally Hage, John L. Romano.
p. cm.—(Prevention practice kit)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4522-5797-6 (pbk.)
1. Preventive mental health services—Standards. 2. Health promotion—Standards. I. Hage, Sally. II. Romano, John L.
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About the Authors[Page 59]
Sally Hage is Program Director of the Counseling Psychology program in the Department of Psychology at Springfield College, Massachusetts. She is the Chair of the Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology and is a licensed psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and given presentations in the areas of prevention, social justice, prevention of intimate partner violence, and spiritual and religious diversity. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota and her MDiv from the University of Notre Dame.
John L. Romano is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program, at the University of Minnesota. He has served terms as Program Coordinator and Training Director, Department Chair, and Assistant Vice President for International Scholarship at the University of Minnesota. His research and writing in recent years have focused on prevention in the counseling, psychology, and the human development professions. He is a founding member and first Chair of the Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology and was the recipient of the Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Prevention Section. He also has been a corecipient of the American Counseling Association Research Award. Throughout his career, he has been active internationally—serving in the Peace Corps in Nigeria, as an external examiner for institutions in Malaysia and Singapore, and as a visiting professor in Thailand. He is also cofounder of the Minnesota International Counseling Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology) and 52 (International Psychology). He has served on various counseling and psychology journal editorial boards at home and abroad and served two terms on the Minnesota Board of Psychology. He is licensed as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in Minnesota.