Publication Year: 2013
This fourth book in the Prevention Practice Kit introduces the topic of prevention groups and illustrates how to apply that definition to real-world settings for counselors, psychologists, mental health workers, and prevention specialists working with groups in schools, hospitals, community organizations, and private practice. Readers will find practical suggestions on how to design, conduct, and organize prevention groups such as psychoeducational groups, group-centered prevention groups, and therapy prevention groups. Examples from research, along with case study examples, help to illustrate important concepts in both theory and practice.
This book is part of thePrevention Practice Kit: Action Guides for Mental Health, a collection of eight books each authored by scholars in the specific field of prevention and edited by Dr. Robert K. Conyne and Dr. Arthur M. ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Other Books in the Prevention Practice Kit[Page ii]
Program Development and Evaluation in Prevention (9781452258010)
Prevention and Consultation (9781452257990)
Prevention in Psychology (9781452257952)
Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention (9781452257969)
Public Policy and Mental Health (9781452258027)
Evidence-Based Prevention (9781452258003)
Best Practices in Prevention (9781452257976)
To my loving husband, Bill, for his never-ending support and encouragement.
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Prevention groups / editors, Elaine Clanton Harpine.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4522-5798-3 (pbk.)
1. Group counseling. 2. Group problem solving. 3. Preventive health services. I. Harpine, Elaine Clanton, 1952-
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I wish to express my appreciation to Bob Conyne and Andy Horne for their help and support. A thank you also goes to all of the children, youth, university students, community volunteers, parents, teachers, and university faculty who I have had the pleasure of working with while developing group-centered prevention programs.
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About the Author[Page 47]
Elaine Clanton Harpine, PhD, is a motivational psychologist specializing in group-centered motivational program design. She has 40 years of experience designing and conducting motivational programs for children and youth. Dr. Clanton Harpine earned her doctorate in educational psychology, counseling from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Clanton Harpine has published 13 nonfiction books, including Group-Centered Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students (2011), Group Interventions in Schools: Promoting Mental Health for At-Risk Children and Youth (2008), and No Experience Necessary!, which received an Award of Excellence in 1995 and was selected as one of the top five children's books in its class.
Her research for the past 10 years has focused on using group-centered interventions with at-risk readers. Dr. Clanton Harpine designed the motivational reading program called Camp Sharigan, which she has used extensively in her work and research. She also designed the Reading Orienteering Club after-school program and 4-Step Method for teaching at-risk children to read. Her research with these programs has been published in psychological journals and reported through presentations at the American Psychological Association's annual conventions.
In recent years, Dr. Clanton Harpine has been teaching group therapy and counseling, lifespan development, and human growth and development at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is continuing her research with group-centered prevention. She is the editor for the “Prevention Corner” column that appears quarterly in The Group Psychologist. She was selected for inclusion in Who's Who of American Women, 2006–2012, for her work with children in inner-city neighborhoods.