Teaching Prevention

Connie R. Matthews

in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396423
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Teaching Prevention


Abstract Despite the importance placed on prevention in the field, most counseling and counseling psychology training programs are not addressing prevention in substantive ways (Matthews, 2003a, 2003b ), nor have they in the past (McNeill & Ingram, 1983 ). There have been periodic calls for increased emphasis on prevention training in professional preparation programs (e.g., Britner & O’Neil, 2008 ; Conyne, 1997 ; DeLeon, Dubanoski, & Oliveira-Berry, 2005 ; Kiselica & Look, 1993 ; Romano & Hage, 2000a ). This chapter will address ways to incorporate prevention material into a graduate psychology or counseling curriculum through either a specialized course or infusion or a combination of the two. It will also address the need to offer more opportunities for continuing professional education in the area of prevention.

Keywords: teaching; training; prevention.

Article.  11089 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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