- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Prevention and Counseling Psychology : A Simple yet Difficult Commitment
- A History of Prevention in Counseling Psychology
- Prevention in the 21st Century
- Best Practice Guidelines on Prevention: Improving the Well-Being of Individuals, Families, and Communities
- Ethical Principles for the Practice of Prevention
- Teaching Prevention: Preparing the Next Generation of Psychologists
- Design and Evaluation of Prevention Programs
- Advocacy and Prevention : Dismantling Systems of Oppression
- Prevention in Pursuit of Social Justice
- Critical Psychology, Prevention, and Social Justice
- Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Bullying, Sexual Violence, and Dating Violence
- Keeping the Dragons at Bay : Research-Based Approaches to the Prevention of Substance Abuse
- Suicide Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Where We Have Been, Where We Need to Go
- Dropout Prevention : A (Re)Conceptualization Through the Lens of Social Justice
- Integrative Approaches to the Prevention of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Youth : Progress, Pitfalls, and Possibilities
- Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
- Prevention of Conduct Disorder: Do We Have Reason to Be Hopeful?
- Toward the Prevention of Risky Sexual Behavior Among Latina Youth
- Ameliorating Cancer Disparities in Medically Underserved Women: A Community-Based Approach
- Promoting Healthy Aging in Counseling Psychology
- Promoting College Retention in First-Generation College Students
- Promoting Resilience in Immigrants: Understanding Latino/a Adaptation and Strengths
- Promoting Positive Identity of African American Girls
- Career Development as Prevention: Toward a Social Cognitive Model of Vocational Hope
- A Life Skills, Community-Based Approach for Helping Returning Service Members and Their Families
- Promoting Well-Being and Mental Health in Refugees
- ¡Si Podemos! (Yes We Can!): Promoting Academic Success in Mexican American Girls
- Promoting Mental Health in Asian Immigrants
- Dismantling the Bird Cage: How Counseling Psychologists Can Prevent Heterosexism
- Preventing Racial Injuries, Promoting Racial Justice
- Cents and Sensibilities: Promoting Mental Health With Sport and Exercise
- Prevention in Counseling Psychology: We Have Seen the Future, and the Future Is Us
Abstract and Keywords
Abstract This chapter’s two tables present illustrative markers of prevention events that have occurred within counseling psychology and within prevention per se. These markers are addressed selectively in the chapter’s narrative, which is organized sequentially as follows: (1) “Early Antecedents”; (2) “A Decade of Fomentation: The 1960s”; (3) “Prevention Emerges in the 1970s”; (4) “Prevention Expands: 1980s–Current,” with attention to 1980–1989, 1990–1999, 2000–2010; and (5) “Future Directions.” The thesis is that prevention in counseling psychology remains an artifact of hope. Although impressive scholarly production has occurred at an increasing pace since around 1985 and the Society of Counseling Psychology has formalized its support of prevention through its Prevention Section, “real world” demonstrations of gains—through training curricula, research, and employment—suggest that prevention remains still on the outside looking in. Yet due largely to the noticeable increase in prevention professional literature and to passage of health care reform legislation, the time for prevention in counseling psychology may finally have come—though we should be mindful that we’ve heard that refrain sung before.
Robert K. Conyne, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati.
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