The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Hardcover | September 19, 2012

EditorElizabeth M. Vera

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Historically, prevention in psychology has never been outright objectionable for mental health professionals. However, despite its acceptance, not enough practitioners engage in prevention and wellness promotion in their daily activities. This book offers mental health professionals andstudents the foundational knowledge necessary to engage in successful prevention and wellness promotion with clients across the lifespan. Written from a counseling psychology perspective, this handbook presents an approach to prevention that emphasizes strengths of individuals and communities, integrates multicultural and social justice perspectives, and includes best practices in the prevention of a variety of psychological problemsin particular populations. Assembling 32 chapters into four comprehensive sections, this book provides expert coverage on: * fundamental aspects of prevention research and practice (i.e. the history of prevention, best practice guidelines, ethics, and evaluation)* relevant topics such as bullying, substance abuse, suicide, school dropout, disordered eating, and intimate partner violence* the promotion of wellness and adaptation in specific populations and environments, providing findings on increasing college retention rates, fostering healthy identity development, promoting wellness in returning veterans, and eliminating heterosexism and racism* the future of prevention, training, the intersection of critical psychology and prevention, and the importance of advocacy. Current and inclusive, this book will serve as a necessary and excellent resource to those interested in prevention research and practice.

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Historically, prevention in psychology has never been outright objectionable for mental health professionals. However, despite its acceptance, not enough practitioners engage in prevention and wellness promotion in their daily activities. This book offers mental health professionals andstudents the foundational knowledge necessary to e...

Elizabeth M. Vera, Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195396421

ISBN - 13:9780195396423

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Part One: Fundamentals of Prevention1. Elizabeth M. Vera and Megan K. Polanin: Prevention and Counseling Psychology: A Simple yet Difficult Commitment2. Robert K. Conyne: A History of Prevention in Counseling Psychology3. John L. Romano: Prevention in the 21st Century4. Sally M. Hage, Jonathan Schwartz, and Michelle Murray: Best Practice Guidelines on Prevention: Improving the Well-Being of Individuals, Families, and Communities5. Jonathan P. Schwartz, Sally M. Hage, and Dianna M. Gonzalez: Ethical Principles for the Practice of Prevention6. Connie R. Matthews: Teaching Prevention: Preparing the Next Generation of Psychologists7. Marsha Davis, Pamela Orpinas, and Arthur M. Horne: Design and Evaluation of Prevention Programs8. Alex L. Pieterse, Alexa E. Hanus, and Michael M. Gale: Advocacy and Prevention: Dismantling Systems of Oppression9. Maureen E. Kenny and Mary Beth Medvide: Prevention in Pursuit of Social Justice10. Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson: Critical Psychology, Prevention, and Social JusticePart Two: Best Practices in the Prevention of Behavioral, Emotional, and Health Problems11. Dorothy L. Espelage and Sabina Low: Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Bullying, Sexual Violence, and Dating Violence12. Paul E. Priester and Janice E. Jones: Keeping the Dragons at Bay: Research-based Approaches to the Prevention of Substance Abuse13. James R. Rogers and Kathleen M. Benson: Suicide Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Where We Have Been, Where We Need to Go14. Richard Q. Shin and Mone't A. Kendall: Dropout Prevention: A (Re)Conceptualization Through the Lens of Social Justice15. Suzanne E. Mazzeo, Rachel W. Gow, and Cynthia M. Bulik: Integrative Approaches to the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Youth: Progress, Pitfalls, and Possibilities16. M. Meghan Davidson, Jonathan Schwartz, and Michael Waldo: Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence17. Brian P. Daly, Cindy Buchanan, Kimberly Dasch, Dawn Eichen, and Clare Lenhart: Prevention of Conduct Disorder: Do We Have Reason to be Hopeful?18. Lisa M. Edwards and Lucia J. Stubbs: Towards the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior among Latina Youth19. Lydia P. Buki, Yadira Montoya, and Deborah E. Linares: Ameliorating Cancer Disparities in Medically Underserved Women: A Community-Based ApproachPart Three: Promoting Wellness and Adaptation20. Robert D. Hill and Michael Duffy: Promoting Healthy Aging in Counseling Psychology21. Mindi N. Thompson and Julia C. Phillips: Promoting College Retention in First Generation College Students22. Melissa L. Morgan, Nelly Gonzalez, and Susana Ayala Lopez: Promoting Resilience in Immigrants: Understanding Latino/a Adaptation and Strengths23. Anita Jones Thomas, Suzette L. Speight, Laura D. Turner-Essel, and Rabiatu Barrie: Promoting Positive Identity of African American Girls24. Steven D. Brown, Kristen Lamp, Kyle J. Telander, and Jason Hacker: Career Development as Prevention: Toward a Social Cognitive Model of Vocational Hope25. Steven J. Danish: A Life Skills, Community-Based Approach for Helping Returning Service Members and Their Families26. Larisa Buhin Loncar: Promoting Well-Being and Mental Health in Refugees27. Lisa Y. Flores and Patton O. Garriott: Si Podemos! (Yes We Can!): Promoting Academic Success in Mexican American Girls28. Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, Munyi Shea, and Christine J. Yeh: Promoting Mental Health in Asian Immigrants29. Melinda Haley, Eve Adams, Ginger Dickson, Tracie Hitter, and Laura Luna: Dismantling the Bird Cage: How Counseling Psychologists Can Prevent Heterosexism30. Helen A. Neville and Lisa B. Spanierman: Preventing Racial Injuries, Promoting Racial Justice31. William D. Parham: Cents and Sensibilities: Promoting Mental Health with Sport and ExercisePart Four: Conclusion and Future Directions32. Elizabeth M. Vera and Megan K. Polanin: Prevention in Counseling Psychology: We Have Seen the Future, and the Future is Us