Prevention in Mental Health

A Proactive-Developmental-Ecological Perspective
  • Richard A. Winett
  • Anne W. Riley
  • Abby C. King
  • David G. Altman


The content of this book documents a keen commitment to and progress in the development of more effective assessment and treatment procedures for a range of childhood problems and disorders. However, even these innovations generally face the same problems as more traditional approaches. That is, it is costly to treat a mental health problem, and the “reach” of any psychotherapy intervention is limited by the nature of the delivery mode (Rappaport, 1977). Thus, the 1-hour-a-week office visit is often inadequate to affect the range of changes necessary to correct long-standing problems.


Mental Health Mental Health Problem Primary Prevention Community Psychology Ecological Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Winett
    • 1
  • Anne W. Riley
    • 2
  • Abby C. King
    • 3
  • David G. Altman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.The Kennedy InstituteJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Stanford Center for Research in Disease PreventionStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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