Prevention Section

A Section of the Division of Counseling Psychology (17) of the American Psychological Association

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Prevention in Counseling Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice and Training

Managing Editor: Julie Koch

December 2013 - Volume 6 - Issue 2

  • Sexual Aggression Myth Acceptance, Victimization, and Identification: Implications for Tertiary Prevention
  • Commercial Tobacco Use and Smoking Cessation for American Indian Communities
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders & American Indian/Alaska Natives: Common Barriers to Healthcare
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Managing Editor: Julie Koch

April 2013 - Volume 6 - Issue 1

  • Investigating Gender Differences in PTSD, Depression, and Substance Use Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans
  • Preventing Attrition of Minority Counseling Psychology Graduate Students: The Value of Feminist and Relational Cultural Advising
  • Accuracy of Parents' Beliefs about Their College Student Children's Pre-Existing Substance Use Behaviors and Expectations at the Start of College
  • Social Responsibility in Psychology Today: Prevention is Imperative
  • The Role of the Family in Enhancing Positive Development in Rural LGB Youth
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Managing Editor: Julie Koch

Fall 2012 - Volume 5 - Issue 1

  • Social Responsibility and Prevention in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists: Where Did They Go?
  • Tools for prevention: Utilizing tele-behavioral health services in a rural Native American community
  • Self-compassion, health and wellness in women
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Managing Editor: Julie Koch

April 2012 - Volume 4 - Issue 1

  • Development of a narrative therapy experiential parents' group model used to train school counselors working with elementary school children who bully
  • Preventing disparities in primary healthcare for LGBT patients
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November 2009 - Volume 3 - Issue 1

  • Systems of care and the prevention of mental health problems for children and their families: Integrating counseling psychology and public health perspectives
  • Prevention of underage drinking: The link between teens’ perceptions of parent alcohol use and monitoring and teen alcohol use and acceptance
  • Examining the fit between motivational interviewing and the counseling philosophy: An emphasis on prevention
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December 2008 - Volume 2 - Issue 1

  • The strong kids curricula for building social and emotional resiliency in children and adolescents
  • Asian Americans coping with frequent racial discrimination: Role of acculturation and enculturation behaviors
  • Preventing school violence through establishing school connectedness
  • Preventing microaggressions: Recommendations for promoting positive mental health
  • The relationship between resilience and anger in university students
  • Examination of perceived drinking norms and binge drinking attitudes in college
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March 2006 - Volume 1 - Issue 1

  • Prevention Competencies for Counseling Psychology
  • Empirically Supported Prevention and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Discrimination Among Asian-American Youth
  • 2005 APA Prevention Section Symposium Papers: Social Justice Perspective in Prevention

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About This Publication

Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training is a publication of the Prevention Section of the Society for Counseling Psychology. The publication is dedicated to the dissemination of information on prevention theory, research, practice and training, stimulating prevention scholarship, promoting collaboration between counseling psychologists and other scholars engaged in prevention, and encouraging student scholars. The publication focuses on prevention in specific domains (e.g., college campuses), employing specific modalities (e.g., group work), and reports summaries of epidemiological and preventive intervention research. All submissions to the publication undergo blind review by an editorial board jury, and those selected for publication are distributed nationally through electronic means.


Contributions can focus on prevention theory, research, social action, practice, training, or a combination of these topics. We are particularly interested in contributions from students. Please submit brief articles, abstracts of research, and other items of interest in electronic format to Managing Editor, Julie Koch, at The next deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015.




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