Pre-conference Workshops

SCRA Biennial 2013 Pre-Conference Activities


Pre-conference Workshops

 Pre-conference activities will take place on Wednesday, June 26th from 9:00 am to 5pm. Register for workshops when you register for the conference

Pre-Conference Workshop Information:

Wednesday, June 26 

Public Policy Workshop: Learning the In's and Out's of Public Policy Work from a Community Psychology Perspective

Instructors: Brad Olson, Jean Hill, Susan Wolfe, Leonard Jason, Kenneth Maton, Mellisa Strompolis, Christopher Corbett, Steven Howe, Judah Viola, Jonathan Miles
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $20 for students, $30 for non-students
Room: Whitten Learning Center - LC 184

Description: Public Policy has become an important part of the work of the community psychologist. As individuals, and as part of the SCRA policy committee, community psychologists have engaged in much work, attempting to influence policy through a wide variety of approaches.

This full-day interactive workshop includes a full of list of community psychologists, some of whom have been involved in policy change initiatives at global, federal, state, and local levels, on a host of social issues. The efforts range from advocacy and traditional activism, to research and evaluation, to the writing of legislation, examinations of law, lobbying, and many other policy change methods.

The goal of this workshop is designed to offer fun and exciting methods to early career community psychologists (including graduate students), as well as to experienced researchers and practitioners who want to add to their tool kits.

As part of this whole day workshop, numerous fast paced, interactive presentations will be offered about how to engage in policy work. The presenters will discuss ideas about working toward social change, thinking about legal issues, leveraging academic research, making a living as a policy researcher, working with legislators, and getting involved in SCRA and APA initiatives.

The Strength of Community Framework CANCELLED

Instructors: David Chavis, Kien Lee
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $20 for students, $30 for non-students
Room: Whitten Learning Center - LC 182

Description: Workshop participants will learn about the Strength of Community Framework and its use for building community, become familiar with different methods for assessing Strength of Community, develop skills to engage people from different cultural backgrounds to build community, and know about the contextual factors that affect community building. The presenters bring together and build on several bodies of scientific and practice knowledge to create the workshop curriculum, including theories about sense of community, intergroup relations, and social capital, and lessons from past and current publicly- and privately-funded initiatives focused on comprehensive community change and community building. Through a combination of brief lectures, discussions, and role play, the presenters will take the participants through a process of understanding the meaning of community, identifying community assets and needs, developing a plan in response to the needs, and determining and measuring the outcomes.

Early Career Development Training

Instructors: Susan Wolfe, Leonard Jason, David Julian, Maria Isabel Fernandez, Eric Mankowski 
Time: 9am - 1pm
Cost: $20 for students, $30 for non-students
Room: Dooley Memorial Classroom Building - MM 218

Description: This workshop will provide advanced graduate students and early career professionals within seven years of receiving their graduate degree with advanced professional development training. Five distinct sessions on topics of relevance to early career professionals in a variety of work settings are offered. These sessions include: Community Consulting in Practice, Influencing Public Policy, Practicing Community Psychology in Local Health and Social Service Settings, Federal Grants 101, and Forming and Sustaining Inter-Cultural Partnerships for Community Research and Action

Practice Council Summit: The Future of the Practice of Community Psychology - Sharpening and Broadening Our Agenda

Time: 2pm - 6pm
No cost
Room: Fieldhouse at the Bank United Center

Description: We are convening practitioners, students, faculty, and members of allied professions to discuss the future of Community Psychology Practice and would really like you to be there. We are especially interested in having those of you who have worked for many years in the field, and may have fallen out of touch with SCRA, join us. Your perspective is invaluable.

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