Group-Centered Prevention in Mental Heal Paperback – Import 28 Oct 2016
Product Description From the Back Cover This book presents the concept of group-centered prevention and provides explanations and exercises for learning the method and teaching it to others. Detailed studies offer evidence for the continuing importance of prevention in mental well-being and distinguishes group-centered prevention from other group interventions by its ability to resolve incipient mental health issues and emotional problems. Case examples with adults children couples and others demonstrate successful uses of group-centered techniques as well as illustrate the problems that arise in group settings. The book's ready-to-apply training exercises give prospective group leaders practice in starting new groups fostering cohesion integrating therapeutic factors into sessions and other core skills. Featured topics include: Group-centered prevention in contrast with other group interventions.Characteristics of effective leaders in group-centered prevention.Benefits of prevention groups as opposed to those gained in counseling and therapy.Key constructs of self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation in group-centered prevention.Stages of development in new groups.Formats for developing training exercises. "Group-Centered Prevention in Mental Health "is an essential resource for scientist-practitioners clinicians and researchers as well as graduate students in such disciplines as school psychology social work and public health. Its educational uses span classroom workshop and training settings across the health and healing disciplines. About the Author Elaine Clanton Harpine Ph.D. is a motivational psychologist specializing in group-centered motivational program design. She has 43 years of experience designing and conducting motivational prevention programs for children and youth.Dr. Clanton Harpine earned her doctorate in Educational Psychology Counseling from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research for the past 13 years has focused on using group-centered interventions with at-risk readers. Dr. Clanton Harpine designed the motivational reading program called "Camp Sharigan "which she has used extensively in her work and research. She also designed the "Reading Orienteering Club" after-school prevention program and "4-Step Method" for teaching at-risk children to read. Her research with these programs has been published in psychological journals and reported through presentations at the American Psychological Association's annual conventions. In recent years Dr. Clanton Harpine has been teaching Group Therapy and Counseling Lifespan Development and Human Growth and Development at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is continuing her research with group-centered prevention.She is the editor for the Prevention Corner column which appears quarterly in "The Group Psychologist." She was selected for inclusion in "Who s Who of American Women" 2006-2014 for her work with children in inner-city neighborhoods and at-risk communities."
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