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UGA College of Education dean co-edits Prevention Practice Kit for psychologists

Andy Horne

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia College of Education Dean and Distinguished Research Professor Arthur M. (Andy) Horne has co-edited a collection of brief practice books on various aspects of prevention efforts in psychology that will publish this fall.

The Prevention Practice Kit: Action Guides for Mental Health Professionals (Sage Publications), is a series of eight, independent 100-page books covering the span of preventive application, including a general overview of prevention, best practices, diversity evaluation, evidence base and public policy. The publication kit was co-edited with Robert K. Conyne, professor emeritus of the University of Cincinnati.

Each book in the kit is authored by scholars in the specific field of prevention practice and addresses critical conceptual and/or practical areas within prevention.

Two of the books were co-authored by Horne and Katherine Raczynski, a doctoral student in UGA’s research, evaluation, measurement and statistics program, which is based in the college’s department of educational psychology and instructional technology.

Endorsed by the Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the kit is intended to provide practitioners, instructors and students with specific direction for spreading and improving the practice of prevention by counselors, psychologists, social workers and other human services personnel.

Horne, who will retire in December after serving as dean for the last five years, is widely known for his scholarship on dysfunctional families and methods to prevent and deal with bullying and aggressive behavior by males in the family, school and community context.

The first book in the series is scheduled for release Dec. 12.