The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By: Elizabeth Vera (editor)Hardback

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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 and students 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 problems in 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.

About Author

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


Part One: Fundamentals of Prevention ; 1. Prevention and Counseling Psychology: A Simple yet Difficult Commitment ; Elizabeth M. Vera and Megan K. Polanin ; 2. A History of Prevention in Counseling Psychology ; Robert K. Conyne ; 3. Prevention in the 21st Century ; John L. Romano ; 4. Best Practice Guidelines on Prevention: Improving the Well-Being of Individuals, Families, and Communities ; Sally M. Hage, Jonathan Schwartz, and Michelle Murray ; 5. Ethical Principles for the Practice of Prevention ; Jonathan P. Schwartz, Sally M. Hage, and Dianna M. Gonzalez ; 6. Teaching Prevention: Preparing the Next Generation of Psychologists ; Connie R. Matthews ; 7. Design and Evaluation of Prevention Programs ; Marsha Davis, Pamela Orpinas, and Arthur M. Horne ; 8. Advocacy and Prevention: Dismantling Systems of Oppression ; Alex L. Pieterse, Alexa E. Hanus, and Michael M. Gale ; 9. Prevention in Pursuit of Social Justice ; Maureen E. Kenny and Mary Beth Medvide ; 10. Critical Psychology, Prevention, and Social Justice ; Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson ; Part Two: Best Practices in the Prevention of Behavioral, Emotional, and Health Problems ; 11. Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Bullying, Sexual Violence, and Dating Violence ; Dorothy L. Espelage and Sabina Low ; 12. Keeping the Dragons at Bay: Research-based Approaches to the Prevention of Substance Abuse ; Paul E. Priester and Janice E. Jones ; 13. Suicide Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Where We Have Been, Where We Need to Go ; James R. Rogers and Kathleen M. Benson ; 14. Dropout Prevention: A (Re)Conceptualization Through the Lens of Social Justice ; Richard Q. Shin and Mone't A. Kendall ; 15. Integrative Approaches to the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Youth: Progress, Pitfalls, and Possibilities ; Suzanne E. Mazzeo, Rachel W. Gow, and Cynthia M. Bulik ; 16. Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence ; M. Meghan Davidson, Jonathan Schwartz, and Michael Waldo ; 17. Prevention of Conduct Disorder: Do We Have Reason to be Hopeful? ; Brian P. Daly, Cindy Buchanan, Kimberly Dasch, Dawn Eichen, and Clare Lenhart ; 18. Towards the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior among Latina Youth ; Lisa M. Edwards and Lucia J. Stubbs ; 19. Ameliorating Cancer Disparities in Medically Underserved Women: A Community-Based Approach ; Lydia P. Buki, Yadira Montoya, and Deborah E. Linares ; Part Three: Promoting Wellness and Adaptation ; 20. Promoting Healthy Aging in Counseling Psychology ; Robert D. Hill and Michael Duffy ; 21. Promoting College Retention in First Generation College Students ; Mindi N. Thompson and Julia C. Phillips ; 22. Promoting Resilience in Immigrants: Understanding Latino/a Adaptation and Strengths ; Melissa L. Morgan, Nelly Gonzalez, and Susana Ayala Lopez ; 23. Promoting Positive Identity of African American Girls ; Anita Jones Thomas, Suzette L. Speight, Laura D. Turner-Essel, and Rabiatu Barrie ; 24. Career Development as Prevention: Toward a Social Cognitive Model of Vocational Hope ; Steven D. Brown, Kristen Lamp, Kyle J. Telander, and Jason Hacker ; 25. A Life Skills, Community-Based Approach for Helping Returning Service Members and Their Families ; Steven J. Danish ; 26. Promoting Well-Being and Mental Health in Refugees ; Larisa Buhin Loncar ; 27. !Si Podemos! (Yes We Can!): Promoting Academic Success in Mexican American Girls ; Lisa Y. Flores and Patton O. Garriott ; 28. Promoting Mental Health in Asian Immigrants ; Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, Munyi Shea, and Christine J. Yeh ; 29. Dismantling the Bird Cage: How Counseling Psychologists Can Prevent Heterosexism ; Melinda Haley, Eve Adams, Ginger Dickson, Tracie Hitter, and Laura Luna ; 30. Preventing Racial Injuries, Promoting Racial Justice ; Helen A. Neville and Lisa B. Spanierman ; 31. Cents and Sensibilities: Promoting Mental Health with Sport and Exercise ; William D. Parham ; Part Four: Conclusion and Future Directions ; 32. Prevention in Counseling Psychology: We Have Seen the Future, and the Future is Us ; Elizabeth M. Vera and Megan K. Polanin

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  • ISBN13: 9780195396423
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9780195396423
  • weight: 1142
  • ISBN10: 0195396421

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