Publication Year: 2013
This sixth book in the Prevention Practice Kit provides an introduction to evidence-based prevention in psychology. Counselors, psychologists and mental health workers in schools, government agencies, community settings, and in private practice are increasingly expected to select evidence-based practices and programs, and to document the effectiveness of the care they provide. The book addresses the types of questions that may be most pertinent to counselors, psychologists, and other mental health workers who are engaged in prevention and interested in understanding evidence-based programs, including:
What does it mean to for a program to be evidence-based?; How should I go about selecting an evidence-based program?; How do I know if evidence is trustworthy?; How do I gather evidence to evaluate my own prevention program?
The book introduces several definitions ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Other Books in the Prevention Practice Kit
Program Development and Evaluation in Prevention (9781452258010)
Prevention Groups (9781452257983)
Prevention in Psychology (9781452257952)
Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention (9781452257969)
Public Policy and Mental Health (9781452258027)
Prevention and Consultation (9781452257990)
Best Practices in Prevention (9781452257976)
Katherine Raczynski: To Kevin
Michael Waldo: This book is gratefully dedicated to those who evaluate and promote best practices in prevention.
Jonathan Schwartz: To my wonderful and supportive wife Marie and my amazing children Mazelle and Jayvin.
Arthur Horne: To Bob Conyne. Thanks for the 3+ decades of professional engagement and friendship.
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Evidence-based prevention / editors, Katherine Raczynski … [et al.].
p. cm.—(Prevention practice kit)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4522-5800-3 (pbk.)
1. Preventive mental health services. 2. Evidence-based medicine. I. Raczynski, Katherine A.
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About the Authors[Page 82]
Katherine Raczynski, PhD, is a graduate of the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology in the College of Education at the University of Georgia where she earned a PhD in educational psychology. She has worked in the field of adolescent violence prevention as part of the Healthy Teens program and the Multisite Violence Prevention Project, a 7-year series of studies investigating students’ social development as they transition from middle school to high school. She has also worked with students, teachers, and parents to reduce bullying and aggression in schools as part of the Bully Busters program, and she is coauthor of three forthcoming books in the Bully Busters publication series. Katherine is the recipient of the 2009 APA Society of Counseling Psychology Prevention Section Graduate Student Prevention Research Award and Research Proposal Award, the 2010 APA Division 16 School Psychology Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship, and she was named a 2011 David Watts Scholar by the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with family.
Michael Waldo, PhD, is a psychologist and professor with the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, chairs the “Prevention in Counseling Psychology” editorial board, and is a past chair of the Society of Counseling Psychology's Prevention Section. His research and practice have focused on preventing problems and fostering development through promotion of positive interpersonal relationships. He has published 40 plus manuscripts addressing prevention, including studies of problem epidemiology; evaluations of primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive interventions; and descriptions of prevention service delivery systems. His work in prevention has resulted in his receiving eight national awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention.
Jonathan P. Schwartz, PhD, is a professor and department head in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University. He is the past chair of the Division 17 Prevention Section and [Page 83]executive board member of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs. Dr. Schwartz has published in the area of men and masculinity, prevention, and intimate violence. He was awarded the 2008 Researcher of the Year Award from Division 51 (Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) of the American Psychological Association and received the 2011 Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award from the American Psychologist Association Division of Counseling Psychology.
Arthur M. Horne, PhD, Dean of Education and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is a licensed psychologist and is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the American Psychological Association, as well as several divisions of APA. He has more than 40 years of professional experience as a university professor, department head, program coordinator for counseling psychology and for marriage and family therapy programs, and as a consultant and trainer. Andy has received recognition for his work, including the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology Awards for Social Justice, Psychology Faces of Counseling Psychology, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention. He has received the Extended Research Award from the American Counseling Association, the Eminent Career Award from the ASGW, Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Illinois University, and has served as a Soros Open Society International Scholar. He was president of the APA's Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy and also of the ACA's Association for Specialists in Group Work. He is president-elect of the APA Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology. He has more than 200 scholarly publications and presentations including 9 coauthored and 5 coedited books in his areas of expertise (group work, prevention, bullying and violence reduction, and marriage and family counseling), along with broad international consultation in these areas. Andy and his wife take pleasure in travels, and particularly enjoy spending time on the Oregon coast to enjoy the ocean, mountains, rivers, and abundance of nature.