Prevention and Counseling Psychology: Revitalizing Commitments for the 21st Century

John L. Romano, Sally M. Hage

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This article advocates the need for a much stronger emphasis on and commitment to the science and practice of prevention in counseling psychology. Historical and recent developments in the profession are highlighted, as are the changing U.S. demographics and societal needs that mandate an enhanced prevention focus for the field. A prevention-based agenda of four fundamental goals for counseling psychology is articulated. The goals include eight training domains and objectives as well as skills needed to support a prevention agenda for counseling psychology. Barriers and adjustments needed to give renewed vitality toward prevention are discussed. Prevention resources and funding opportunities are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-763
Number of pages31
JournalThe Counseling Psychologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2000

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