Primary Prevention

Psychotherapy is a form of secondary prevention. It is designed to fix an existing psychological or behavioral problem as well as prevent the problem from getting worse. Primary prevention includes measures designed to stop the bad before it happens.

  • What are some examples of successful primary prevention programs?
  • What evidence exists to show that primary prevention programs are effective?
  • What limitations or obstacles may exist when attempting primary prevention efforts?

Be sure to incorporate course readings and resources into your discussion.