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Course: Prevention Psychology: Enhancing Personal and Social Well-Being
by John L. Romano, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 8
Fee: $39

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This book fully illuminates the science and practice of prevention. It includes practical guidance and information for developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention interventions in different settings and across the life span. The book is rich in resources through an annotated appendix of valuable web sites for prevention, and an extensive reference list of prevention research and interventions. The book takes a multidisciplinary approach that is relevant to students, professionals, practitioners, and researchers across different disciplines including psychology, health sciences, education, social work, and public policy. The newly approved American Psychological Association Guidelines for Prevention in Psychology are incorporated into the book.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Explain to clients and students the history of prevention in the United States and across disciplines.
  • Access a number of psychological theories that can be used as foundations to prevention applications and interventions.
  • Address risk and protective factors as they apply to prevention applications and interventions.
  • Implement prevention applications in various settings, including educational, community, and medical settings.
  • Discuss with colleagues, clients and students the American Psychological Association's, 'Guidelines for Prevention in Psychology'.
  • Provide recommendations for developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention interventions.
  • Follow and teach 'prevention ethics'.
  • Guide others in securing funding for prevention initiatives.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book is not included in the cost of the course. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: John L. Romano, PhD

Dr. John L. Romano is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He co-founded the Prevention Section of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Counseling Psychology. He was the first recipient of the Sections Lifetime Achievement Award. He was principal investigator on several US Department of Education school personnel training grants to prevention prevent substance abuse and promote safe schools. He has received research awards from the American Counseling Association, and he is an APA Fellow in Divisions 17 and 52 (Counseling Psychology and International Psychology).


Minnesota Psychological Association Outstanding Graduate Faculty in Psychology Award (2014)

Faculty Mentor Recognition, American Psychological Association, International Psychology Division

Lifetime Achievement Award, Prevention Section, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology

Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota

Faculty Mentor Award, University of Minnesota, General College Student Board

Research Award, American Personnel and Guidance Association

Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota

Editorial Boards:
Journal of Counseling Psychology (2000-02)
The Counseling Psychologist (2008-2011)
Journal of Counseling and Development (2006-09)
Asia Pacific Education Review (since 2008)

Minnesota Board of Psychology (2000-2008)