Prevention Practice Kit

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412995078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Key Features Provides concrete direction for spreading and improving the practice of prevention Easy-to-read and accessible format Up-to-date scholarly base with the latest research on prevention Translates theory into practice with engaging learning exercises and case examples 50% of all royalties donated to the Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychologists of the APA 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

Best Practices in Prevention

Author: Sally Hage
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148330762X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This second book in the Prevention Practice Kit provides counselors, psychologists, and other mental health workers with practical steps that need to be considered by prevention practitioners as they engage with others in developing and delivering prevention projects. A context for engaging in prevention practice is provided, including discussion of how prevention fits with traditional models of psychology, descriptions of theoretical models for doing prevention practice, and examples of empirically-supported prevention interventions.

Prevention in Psychology

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483307603
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This first book in the Prevention Practice Kit overviews the prevention field and Kit contents, and highlights key points emerging through the historical evolution of prevention. It gives special attention to elements that are infused throughout all books: a systemic, ecological approach and community and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Group Work Leadership

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320812
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

The Complete HIV AIDS Teaching Kit

Author: Angela Amarillas, MA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103703
Format: PDF
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A unique multi-media teaching kit for those instructing clients, staff, and students about HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS has rapidly emerged as one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. In the absence of a cure, prevention remains a crucial strategy for reducing its impact. It is critically important to understand not only the science of the disease, but also the behavioral and sociocultural influences that both facilitate and prevent the spread of HIV. In a concise and convenient format The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit provides a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the biomedical, social, psychological, and behavioral aspects of HIV transmission, prevention and treatment--offering readers a full understanding of the disease. Helpful teaching tools like learning objectives, key medical and science terms, discussion questions, and quizzes are just a few of the resources included in the text to make counseling clients, leading group discussions, teaching students, or offering outreach in your community more accessible and effective. The CD Includes: PowerPoint slides In-classroom learning activities Supplemental homework assignments Recommended reading lists Web resources And much more! Use the companion volume, Tools for Building Culturally Competent HIV Prevention Programs to answer all your questions about program structure, effectiveness, goals, recruitment, evaluation, and more.

Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Prevention

Author: Elizabeth M. Vera
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452257965
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book presents concrete examples of programs that attempt to address issues of social injustice and cultural relevance. These examples are based on the authors' real world experiences engaging in culturally responsive prevention guided by a social justice agenda. The reader will have opportunities for conversation about some of the more challenging aspects of infusing social justice and cultural relevance into one's prevention efforts, and includes a series of learning exercises to promote these conversations.

Rural Public Health

Author: K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108954
Format: PDF, ePub
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"[A] welcome addition to the rural health care practitioner's tool kit. It will energize those interested in vulnerable rural residents and their unique characteristics through a public health perspective... Highly recommended."--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "This call to action for healthcare providers is a comprehensive review of issues in rural healthcare, including both obstacles and ways to begin to overcome them. It is easy to read... This enjoyable book encourages healthcare providers working or considering working in rural healthcare with clear direction."--Doody's Medical Reviews "The Warren & Smalley book is an excellent look at the challenges while also presenting solutions and hope. It recognizes the medical challenges that are present and the cost of bring medical care to these communities... There is so much in this book that will be refreshing and encouraging. The book needs to be read. It is also a book that needs to be placed in the hands of the movers and shakers, as well other interested parties who are in a position to 'make this happen.'" -- Illness, Crisis & Loss Rural residents face distinct health challenges due to economic conditions, cultural/behavioral factors, and health provider shortages that combine to impose striking disparities in health outcomes among rural populations. This comprehensive text about the issues of rural public health is the only book to focus on rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention. It covers specific diseases and disorders faced by rural populations, service delivery challenges, practitioner shortfalls in rural areas, and promising community health approaches and preventive measures. The text also addresses rural health care ethics and international perspectives. Nearly all chapters offer best practice recommendations and evidence-based prevention programs. This book is a cohesive, centralized resource for researchers, public health practitioners, health organizations, and graduate education programs that focus on the public health of rural populations. Key Features: Comprises the only text to address rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention Includes best practice recommendations and evidence-based prevention programs in each chapter Presents a cohesive, expansive synthesis of current research and practice Addresses specific diseases and disorders of rural populations, service delivery problems, and practitioner shortfalls in rural areas Discusses promising community health approaches and preventative measures

Evidence Based Prevention

Author: Katherine Raczynski
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452258007
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This sixth book in the Prevention Practice Kit provides an introduction to evidence-based prevention in psychology. Counselors, psychologists and mental health workers in schools, government agencies, community settings, and in private practice are increasingly expected to select evidence-based practices and programs, and to document the effectiveness of the care they provide. The book addresses the types of questions that may be most pertinent to counselors, psychologists, and other mental health workers who are engaged in prevention and interested in understanding evidence-based programs.