ERIC Number: ED212921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Primary Prevention: Reducing Institutional Racism/Sexism Through Consultation. Case Study.
O'Neil, James M.; Conyne, Robert
This paper presents a two-year primary prevention intervention aimed at reducing institutional racism and sexism at a large midwestern university. A case study format is used to describe the history, process, and outcomes of the consultation that resulted in proactive change in the institution. Definitions of primary prevention are given and the role of counseling psychology in primary prevention is discussed. Consultation is presented as a vehicle for primary prevention and positive institutional change; various consultation forms are outlined. The Consulcube model that encompasses the range of possible consultation activities is described; consultation hybrid models are presented in terms of their sensitivity to primary prevention work and to issues related to institutional racism and sexism. Definitions of institutional racism and sexism are followed by a discussion of the background of the primary prevention consultation emphasizing the functions of the committee charged with investigating issues related to racism and sexism. Committee formation, process, and outcomes are described in detail and implications for further interventions by counseling psychologists in primary prevention are discussed. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).