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Community Psychology and the Schools

A Behaviorally Oriented Multilevel Approach, 1st Edition

By George J. Allen, Jack M. Chinsky, Stephen W. Larcen, John E. Lochman, Howard V. Selinger


226 pages

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Originally published in 1976, this volume begins with a theoretical overview of the major trends in the community psychology movement at the time, as well as a perspective on how the field was developing. The emphasis is on the utility of combining a preventative community-centered orientation with an applied behavioral-analytic focus. The authors take general theoretical notions and demonstrate how they can be turned to concrete methods of dealing with specific practical problems that occur in implementing a ‘real-life’ program of community oriented intervention.

The authors present an innovative model for developing a low cost and effective delivery system for mental health services in public schools. They describe the actual development and implementation of such a system in the school, and also include a comprehensive evaluative scheme for determining the efficacy of this type of endeavor. The actual behavior change strategies that are employed can be used effectively by teaching personnel or psychologists on either a large or small scale. A final unique feature of the volume is the inclusion of a program that will assist teachers and mental health professionals in helping elementary school students learn social problem-solving skills.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Part 1: Collaborative Interventions with Schools: Making the Changing Scene in Community Psychology 1. A Guiding Framework for Community-Based Interventions in School Settings 2. Establishing a Partnership: Problems and Principles Part 2: Toward a Theoretical Background for Multilevel Prevention in the Schools 3. A Strategy for Primary Prevention: The Social Problem-Solving Curriculum 4. Secondary Prevention: A Companion Program for Socially Isolated Children 5. Behavior Analysis and Tertiary Prevention: Teacher Training in Classroom Management Part 3: From Principles to a Program: The Collaborative Intervention in Action 6. Getting It All Together in the School 7. Enhancing Social Coping Skills: The Creative Problem Solver 8. Promoting Social Interactions: The Blooming of Wallflowers 9. Building Constructive Teacher–Child Relationships Part 4: Larger Social and Ethical Issues 10. Community Interventions Today and Tomorrow: The Challenge and the Promise. Appendix: Social Problem-Solving Curriculum: A Workbook. References. Subject Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education

Routledge Library Editions: Psychology of Education (53 Volume set) brings together a mix of titles involving psychology and education from early years to later life. Covering areas across both education and psychology, including learning theory and strategies, social, developmental and cognitive aspects, school psychology and counselling in schools. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1996, includes contributions from a range of authors, many considered leaders in their field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health