Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Elizabeth M. Vera and Megan K. Polanin

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

Prevention in Counseling Psychology

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Abstract The chapters in the Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology demonstrate an impressive range of important work being done in many areas of prevention and mental health promotion. Each chapter outlines important directions for future research and practice. In this concluding chapter, general issues related to the future of prevention in counseling psychology and psychology as a whole will be presented. Among these issues are the challenges and opportunities of integrating technology into prevention programs, the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and international perspectives, the importance of prevention as part of a social justice agenda, the need for counseling psychologists to engage in advocacy and outreach, and the relevancy of expanding definitions of program effectiveness.

Keywords: technology and prevention; international prevention; advocacy; outreach

Article.  8743 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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