Training and career paths in primary prevention

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prevention, careers


Increasingly, undergraduate and graduate students as well as mid-career professionals are deciding to pursue careers focused on the primary prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. Although there are several training and career options available to prospective students of prevention, a compendium of prevention resources is not readily available. This article is intended to help prospective students find training programs, and other sources of information, that focus on prevention. The disciplines of public health, community psychology, social work, and education are reviewed with regard to their respective training options in prevention, and sources of further information are offered.