ERIC Number: ED198415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Primary Prevention: A New Direction for Counseling Psychologists.
Conyne, Robert K.
This paper presents the Primary Prevention Model for Counselors, a model which can be used in counseling interventions and in training programs in counseling psychology. The model is based on three dimensions of critical importance to primary prevention--prevention type, method, and ecological focus. Units within each dimension are described as interactions which yield classifications of primary prevention strategies and subsequently generate concrete primary prevention interventions. The utility of the model is demonstrated by applying the model to five actual case examples of interventions: (1) a prevention program preparing patients for the stress of surgery; (2) a preventive intervention program for university freshmen; (3) an environmental consultation intervention project in a university residence hall; (4) a mental health consultation technique used in an Israeli army base; and (5) a workshop aimed at the prevention and management of stress in school personnel. Basic strategies of each case are analyzed by the model and results are used in a discussion of implications for practice and training in counseling psychology. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).