EPSY 8400: Special Topics: Prevention Science: Enhancing Well-Being and Mental Health across the Life Cycle
Fall Semester: Thursdays, 2:30-5:00 PM (3 credits)
Course Summary: This seminar will take an interdisciplinary perspective on the promotion of mental health and the prevention of psychological distress across the life-cycle. Major theories of prevention research and applications will be discussed including positive psychology, social justice/advocacy, reasoned action, health beliefs, and youth development. Students will become familiar with best practice prevention interventions in schools, communities, work places, and health care facilities. The seminar will also include research and evaluation strategies for prevention interventions, prevention ethics, prevention within multicultural and international contexts, and prevention and public policy. Students will be asked to tailor assignments to their areas of interest, discipline, and professional goals.
Prerequisite: Graduate student in the social, educational, and health sciences.
Instructor: John L. Romano, Professor, Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
College of Education and Human Development
Questions: Contact John. Romano: firstname.lastname@example.org