Past Conferences

  • 2007 Biennial - Pasadena, California


2009 Biennial Conference

June 18-21, 2009

The Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association) invites you to its 12th Biennial Conference hosted by  Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, in collaboration with  Rutgers University.

Realizing Our New Vision: Values and Principles for Practice, Research, and Policy 

Beginning in 2005, SCRA initiated an extensive re-visioning process that examined the development of the field of community psychology over its 40 year history in the United States since Swampscott. The new vision statement, which was developed by the Community Practice Working Group, recommended by SCRA's Executive Committee, and approved by the membership, reads as follows:

The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) will have a strong, global impact on enhancing well-being and promoting social justice for all people by fostering collaboration where there is division and empowerment where there is oppression.


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The conference will take place at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 

The conference will begin on Thursday afternoon, June 18, and conclude on Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2009. Conference registration includes admission to all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch on the full conference days (Friday and Saturday), and a cocktail social on Friday night. 

Further details about conference registration, including travel arrangements and information about conference accessibility, are provided on the conference web site and in the Preliminary Conference Program which will be available in March 2009. All presenters must register for the conference and pay full registration fees. No one-day fees will be available.

  • Lodging: Conference participants may choose from among area hotels and Montclair State University residence halls. Detailed information on accommodations may be found on the conference website
  • Conference Fees: Information about registration fees will be posted on the conference website by January 2009.


Questions related to the program, can be directed to the Program Chairs, Andrew Peterson  732-932-8003, x18 and Maurice Elias

General Conference inquiries can be directed to the Conference Co-Chairs, Milton Fuentes and Sandra Lewis 


Persons needing additional information about the program or special consideration should contact: 

Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D., Conference Co-Chair 
Associate Professor of Psychology 
Psychology Department, Montclair State University 
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043 
973-655-7967 (voice) 

Sandra Lewis, Psy.D., Conference Co-Chair 
Professor of Psychology 
Psychology Department, Montclair State University 
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043 
973-655-7378 (voice) 


Montclair State University

Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D., Conference Co-Chair (
Phone: 973-655-7967

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