Prevention Program Development and Evaluation: An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach

Prevention Program Development and Evaluation: An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach

By: Robert K. Conyne (author)Hardback

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"Prevention Program Development & Evaluation (PPD&E): An Incidence Reduction, Culturally-Relevant Approach" takes as its premise that prevention practice can become both more frequent and improved through the careful use of program development and evaluation processes. The book builds on Conyne's basic text in Preventive Counseling to present such a model and how to use it to develop, plan and evaluate community programs aimed at preventing mental health issues. "Prevention Program Development and Evaluation" can be used as a primary text in courses devoted to prevention or in graduate internships and seminars aimed at practice issues; it also is expected to see wide use as a supplemental text in a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, social work, and other human services. The book builds on a popular formula by George Albee (well-known in public health and psychology) that is aimed at reducing the incidence (new cases) of psychological and educational problems. Conyne expands this formula by including factors based on contemporary research and through identifying specific prevention program development and evaluation steps. The resulting Adapted Incidence Reduction formula is then set within an encompassing 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the critical concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance. Interspersed throughout the book are descriptions of 'everyday prevention' practices, as well as concrete prevention program examples that have been proven effective in the community where they were implemented. Conyne draws the book's contents to a close through using a set of guided questions that walk the student or practitioner through the prevention program development and evaluation process. Numerous learning exercises, figures, and a comprehensive set of references in prevention and in program development and evaluation enhance the text's attractiveness and usability.

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Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D., William A. Allen Boeing Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor, Seattle University, 2013-14 and Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, is a licensed psychologist, clinical counselor, and fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the American Psychological Association. He has amassed 42 years of professional experience as a university professor and department head, counselor, administrator, consultant, and trainer, and, most recently, as a consultant to military personnel and their families at U.S. installations both at home and overseas. Bob has received many awards, including Eminent Career Award from the ASGW; Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention, Society of Counseling Psychology of the APA; Distinguished Alumni Award of Distinction from Purdue University; and has been designated a Soros International Scholar. He was the 2009 president of the APA's Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and in 1996 was president of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. With over 200 scholarly publications and presentations including 14 books in his areas of expertise (group work, prevention, and ecological counseling), along with broad international consultation in these areas, Bob is recognized as an expert in working with people and systems. With colleague (and wife), Lynn S. Rapin, Ph.D., he also helps people plan and prepare psychologically for their upcoming retirement, using the holistic approach they developed, "Charting Your Personal Future." His most recent publication is the Prevention Practice Kit, co-edited with Arthur M. Horne, Ph.D., immediately preceded by the Handbook of Group Counseling (edited, Oxford University Press, 2011). Forthcoming is the Group Work Practice Kit (edited, Sage). In all these edited books, Bob also authored contributions.


Preface List of Tables and Figures PART I: PREVENTION FOUNDATION Ch 1. Prevention in Everyday Life Ch 2. Basic Tenets of Prevention Ch 3. Criteria for Determining a Prevention Program Ch 4. Reducing Incidence in Prevention PART II: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATON Ch 5. Program Development and Evaluation : Basic Understandings Ch 6. Community-Based, Collaborative, Culturally Relevant PD&E PART III: TEN-STEP PREVENTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION APPROACH CH 7. Laying the Groundwork for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance Processes: Steps 1-8 Ch 8. Designing the Prevention Program and Evaluation Plan: Steps 9-10 Ch 9. Back to the Future: Applying Incidence Reduction to Problem Identification in Prevention Program Development and Evaluation Ch 10. Analyzing and Learning From Prevention Programs Appendix A: Ten-Step PPD&E Model Appendix B: Laying the Groundwork (Steps 1-8) for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance Appendix C: Implement and Evaluate (Steps 9-10) Appendix D: PPD&E Step 9: Design the Prevention Program Plan Appendix E: PPD&E Step 10: Design the Prevention Program Evaluation Plan Appendix F. Basic Incidence Reduction Formulae Appendix G. PPD&E Step 9b: Identify the Problem Appendix H: Useful Web Sites References

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412966795
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781412966795
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1412966795

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