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Prevention Practice Kit: Action Guides for Mental Health Professionals
Endorsed by the Prevention Section of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association
Authored and edited by leading experts in the field of prevention, this kit is a collection of eight brief practice books covering the span of preventive application, including: general overview of prevention, best practices, diversity and cultural relevance, psychoeducational groups, consultation, program development and evaluation, evidence-based prevention, and public policy.
The eight individual books address critical conceptual and/or practical areas within prevention. Each brief book, authored by experts in the relevant, individual area of prevention, conforms to a general outline prepared by the editors in order to promote a consistent reading experience. The emphasis throughout is on creating interesting, scholarly, and pragmatic guidance for conceptualizing, executing, and evaluating prevention.
Individual practice books:
1. Prevention in Psychology: An Introduction to the Prevention Practice Kit
Robert K. Conyne, Arthur M. Horne, & Katherine A. Raczynski
2. Best Practices in Prevention
Sally Hage & John Romano
3. Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention
Elizabeth M. Vera & Maureen E. Kenny
4. Prevention Groups
Elaine Clanton Harpine
5. Prevention and Consultation
A. Michael Dougherty
6. Evidence-Based Prevention
Katherine A. Raczynski, Michael Waldo, Jonathon Schwartz, & Arthur M. Horne
7. Program Development and Evaluation in Prevention
Robert K. Conyne
8. Public Policy and Mental Health: Avenues for Prevention
Emily M. Good & Maureen A. Pirog
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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.
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