The Missouri Prevention Center has the unique opportunity of bringing together two leaders in the field of Prevention Science. Dr. Herman and Dr. Reinke provide their expertise in the field by offering the following courses.
Prevention Science Research Seminar
Prevention Science Research is a graduate seminar intended to provide students with the theoretical and empirical foundations of prevention science. In particular, students will learn how to conceptualize problems from a prevention science perspective and design and evaluate preventive interventions using advanced methodologies. Opportunities will include applied research design and analyses using longitudinal datasets and writing papers and grants.
Prevention Science Practicum
ESCP 8950 Prevention Science Practicum is a two-semester advanced graduate-level practicum intended to provide students with the theoretical and practice skills needed to provide effective prevention and early intervention services to children and families across multiple contexts. An emphasis is placed on school- and family-centered supports that prevent emotional and behavior problems in children. Opportunities for community outreach activities in initiating, building, and sustaining prevention programming including child, parent, teacher, school, community, and policy interventions. Practice opportunities will include consultation, counseling, and supervision in implementing best practices in prevention. In particular, students will learn how to conceptualize problems from a prevention science perspective and design, implement, and evaluate best practices in preventive interventions.
Note: Practicum is offered intermittently but experiences may be arranged with MPC faculty.
Updated November 2015