Summer Institute




SCRA_Summer_Institute.jpgThe purpose of the SCRA Summer Institute is to provide individuals with professional development opportunities that will supplement graduate education, provide additional training in the community psychology practice competencies, and provide other topic-specific workshops of interest to SCRA members. Courses will be relevant for faculty, graduate students, early career professionals, and later career professionals who want to learn new skills or update existing ones. 

The Summer Institute includes four full-day and four half-day workshops on topics that SCRA members expressed most interest in when surveyed. While the content will be based on community psychology practice competencies, it will be applicable to a range of professions including social work, public health, applied sociology, education, and other branches of psychology.  All workshops will be interactive, taught by individuals with demonstrated expertise on the topic, and provide participants with useful skills. 

 One-Day Workshops: Wednesday, June 24 2015

Coalition Development and Evaluation
Susan M. Wolfe, Ph.D., (Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC), Tom Wolff, Ph.D., (Tom Wolff & Associates).

Community Psychology in the Policy Arena: Policy Influence Skills, Strategies, and Vantage Points Clinton W. Anderson, Ph.D. (American Psychological Association), Preston Britner, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Christopher Corbett, M.A. (Independent Researcher), Leonard Jason, Ph.D., (DePaul University), Kenneth Maton, Ph.D., (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Judith Meyers, Ph.D., (Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut)

Sociocultural Competence Jaehyun Julia Lee, Ph.D., (Community Science)

Community Leadership: Working with Citizen Groups

Greg Meissen, Ph.D., (Wichita State University)

Half-Day Workshops: Sunday, June 28 2015

Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

David Julian, Ph.D., (The Ohio State University)

Starting and Building a Solo Consulting Practice

Ann Price, Ph.D., (Community Evaluation Solutions, Inc.)

Grant Writing for Community Psychologists

Kate Landon, MPA, (Independent Consultant)

Building Strong Community Organizations: Strengthening Our Skills

Bill Berkowitz, Ph.D., (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Abstracts of all sessions can be found in the attached document.

SCRA Summer Institute Workshop Descriptions

For more information about the Summer Institute please contact Susan Wolfe at