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By: Robert K. Conyne

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 42: Prevention Groups

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Prevention Groups
Prevention groups
Robert K. Conyne

Research and practice in the helping professions have coalesced to indicate that it has become possible to prevent many academic, psychological, and emotional problems before they take hold in people's lives (Conyne & Horne, 2013; Hage & Romano, 2013; Vera, 2012). Further, and of particular interest to readers of this Handbook, is that an essential prevention method is found in group work (Clanton Harpine, 2013; Waldo, Schwartz, Horne, & Cote, 2011).

Therefore, this chapter focuses on joining two powerful forces in mental health delivery: prevention and groups. Each force is important in its own right, and together they potentiate to yield more dynamic and complex properties. To augment this discussion of prevention groups, current literature is reviewed, recommendations for best ...

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