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Fall 2006, 39(4) [added 8/22/08]

  • Julian, D. Introduction to Defining Community Psychology Practice. (Lead feature article in the Community Practitioner, p.66 with seven additional articles commenting on and offering different perspectives of defining community psychology, p. 66-76).
  • Wolff, T. SCRA Proposes New Core Principles Including Vision Statement. (Feature article in The Community Psychologist w/ guiding concepts, proposed vision, principles and goals with Statement prepared by Community Practice Workgroup, p. 76-78).
  • Angelique, H., Lounsbury, D. & Sarkisian, G. Graduate Training Programs in Community Psychology: Moving toward Global Partnerships for Research and Action. (Feature article in The Community Psychologist that provides ideas and strategies for initiating effective international partnerships, promoting networking and improved training in community psychology.)

Winter 2006, 39 (1)

  • Keys, Christopher, Newbrough, Bob, Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda, and Olson, Brad. CA-RC develops a new initiative: Network of centers. P. 6-7 (discusses development of a networks of community action research centers in academic and non-academic settings, intended to foster partnerships and projects that apply the best of practice, theory, research and policy to improve community problems.)
  • Acosta, Joie and Chavis, David. A community practitioner's approach to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. P. 39-41, Spring 2006, 39(2)
  • Hazel, Kelly, Meissen, Greg, Snell-Johns, Jessica, and Wolff, Tom. Without community practice, where art thou community psychology? Feature article in the Community Practitioner, p. 42-44 plus series of commentaries, p. 44-52

Fall 2007, 40(4)

  • Lounsbury, David & Michell, Shannon Gwin. Community health psychology today and beyond: Who will buy? In the Community Health column, p. 12-13 (Discusses demand for people trained in community psychology in settings such as health care management organisations, as well an "identity awareness market opportunity project" being developed by the Community Health Interest Group)
  • Julian, David. An international perspective and a framework for practicing community psychology. The Community Practitioner column., p. 48-49.
  • Francescato, Donata. Community psychology core competencies taught at the undergraduate and master's level in some Italian universities and in most non-academically-based masters programs. Feature article in the Community Practitioner, p. 49-52.
  • Ramos, Cheryl M. A conceptual framework for community psychology practice. Feature article in the Community Practitioner, p. 53-54.

Winter 2007, 40(1) [added 8/22/08]

  • Julian, D. Introduction: Defining Core Competencies for Practicing Community Psychology (p. 38) in The Community Practitioner. (Lead introduction to Raymond Scott's article on establishing core competencies in community psychology training (p. 38-41) with six replies by graduate students, a community practitioner and various faculty members (p. 41-47)).

Spring 2007, 40(2)

  • Hazel, Kelly. Infusing practice into community psychology graduate education. Feature article in the Community Practitioner, P. 81-86 plus series of commentaries, p. 87-105

Summer 2007, 40(3) [added 8/22/08]

  • Levin, G. Living Community Psychology Column featuring Richard Jenkins (p.16-19). (Describes transition from MA to PhD CP w/ challenges/benefits of federal employment).

Winter 2008, 41(1)

  • Levin, G. Living Community Psychology Column featuring Lindsey Stillman (p. 21-23). (Describes the transition from PhD student to graduate and the substantial challenges of finding employment outside of academia as a community practitioner intent upon reducing homelessness.
  • Meissen, G., Hazel, K., Berkowitz, B., & Wolff, T. The Story of the First Ever Summit on Community Psychology Practice (p. 40-41) in The Community Practitioner. (Describes a conversation among over 100 community psychologists and practitioners held at the 2007 SCRA Conference in Pasadena, California that addressed core competencies and developed action steps to move the practice of CP forward with a focus on: (1) graduate education of CP practitioners; (2) community practice publications and (3) establishing, promoting and supporting CP practice.)
  • Francescato, D. To Give Psychology Away Takes a lot of Theoretical and Practical Training (p. 41-44) in The Community Practitioner. (Provides an international perspective on CP training and practice, particularly focusing on perspective from Italy; identifies six features of CP interventions, developed reflecting a European perspective.)
  • Bishop, B. Western Australian Perspectives on Community Psychology Competencies (p. 44-47) in The Community Practitioner. (Provides a contrasting view on CP competencies which is orientation and values based.)

Spring 2008, 41(2)

  • Julian, D., Ross, M., Crawford, B., Hutcherson, M., Panzino, T. & Spring, K. Training Local Professionals to Engage in Community Practice Roles (p. 31-34) in The Community Practitioner. (Describes features of training and competencies necessary for practicing in the community.) 
  • Tiamiyu, M., Amer, M. & Rowe, M. A Foot in Each World: Crossing Boundaries between Universities and Local Communities (p.61-65). (Describes the challenges experienced by those who bridge the gap between academia and communities; provides characteristics and elements of boundary crossing and boundary crossers.) Feature article in The Community Psychologist.
  • Corbett, C. Post-Summit Action Step: Building Core Competencies through Conference Workshops to Advance Community Psychology (p. 66-69). (Proposes that training in the core competencies will be advanced by incorporating such workshops in all future SCRA conferences and will also attract new members including nonprofit organizations and other prospective employers of community practitioners.) Feature article in The Community Psychologist.                                               

Fall 2008, 41(3/4)

  • Levin, G. Living Community Psychology Column featuring Susan Wolfe (p. 18-21).(Describes the personal and professional challenges of applying a community psychology perspective while employed by a nonprofit (hospital) and a government agency (federal)).
  • Betzen, D., Dziadkowiec, O., Elias-Rodas, D. & Jolley, S. Graduate Student Life at the Center for Community Support & Research at Wichita State University. (Feature article in The Community Practitioner (p. 56-57) that describes how one university has incorporated training in various community settings to promote the development of practical skills.)
  • Ratcliffe, A. Finding Work as a New Community Psychologist. (Feature article in The Community Practitioner (p. 58-59).  Provides concrete guidance for job seekers, a description of critical skills and competencies and a model resume for community psychologists.
  • Ornelas, J. Toward a Global Movement for Community Psychology. (Describes the II International Conference on Community Psychology held in June 2008, Lisboa, Portugal, including the planner's method of delivering pre-conference workshops, inclusive of the local community, to provide practical knowledge and skills to some 300 attendees beyond conference participants.)  Feature article in The Community Psychologist.
  • Corbett, C. Post-Summit Action Step:  Part II Workshop Advocacy for SCRA's Montclair, NJ Conference and Beyond. (Proposes core competency training through increased workshops at future CP conferences building on the Lisboa conference experience, refines a future vision for conference workshops and proposes two new categories of organizational memberships, increasing SCRA membership and support for practice based training.) Feature article in The Community Psychologist.

Winter 2009, 42(1)

  •  Levin, G. Living Community Psychology Column featuring Victoria Chien (p. 13-15).  (Describes how one community psychology student-practitioner initiated an intervention by applying CP principles to successfully intervene at the neighborhood level-- organizing neighbors, engaging with local government officials and volunteering as the president of the neighborhood association.)
  • O'Beirne Kelly, H.  Opportunities for Collaborative Advocacy Through APA's Science Government Relations Office (p. 30-31). (Social Policy Column that first, describes the roles played by staff of the APA Governmental Relations Office in engaging in various advocacy and lobbying activities at the federal level and secondly, illuminates practical job opportunities with a nonprofit (like APA)  or any elected official's office, performing related functions.)

  • Linking the Academic with Practical Application for Community Practice Competence from a Counselor Preparation Program's Perspective.  (Feature article in The Community Practitioner [D. Julian, Ed.; p. 35-40]  that describes the Community-Based Block (CBB) counselor training program at San Diego State University; compares and contrasts with Scott's core competencies, urging caution in imposing such competencies on individuals and programs.)

Spring 2009, 42(2)

  • Elias, M. Employability and Community Psychology:  Why We Need a Value Proposition.  President's Column. (p. 1-3). (Describes what a value proposition is and why the field of CP needs one to help educate and inform employers about what CPs have to offer.)
  • Hernandez, B. Starting Anew: Reflections on a Professional Transition ( p. 11-12). (Disabilities Action Column that describes how an academic researcher transitioned to a position at a nonprofit organization, stepped out of her research comfort zone and realized that her skill set offered her employer much more than she expected.)
  • Levin, G. Living Community Psychology Column featuring David Chavis (p. 19-22).  (Describes the evolution and development of a Ph.D. trained community psychologist who over the course of his 30 year career became one of the few "pure practitioners" of the field of CP.)
  • Announcing a New e-Publication for Our Field: Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. (Feature article in The Community Practitioner [D. Julian, Ed.; p. 44-47] by Francisco, V., Wolff, T. Chien, V. Brunson, L., and Valentine, D. that describes the launching of a new publication for practitioners of  CP around the globe, its characteristics, benefits, history and draft guidelines for submissions that can be made at )  

Summer 2009, 42(3)

  • Elias, M. The Next Stage of Growth and Influence of SCRA: Priorities and a Policy-Oriented Action Framework for the Next Three Years.  President's Column (p. 1-6). (Describes how public policy will be SCRA's top strategic priority over the next three years and that there have been functional changes in SCRA to improve member services and participation.)
  • Buettgen, A. Applying the Self-Help Model to Poverty and Disability (p. 26-29).  (Describes a self-help model and how it may be applied by CP researchers and practitioners to support and facilitate self-help groups for people with disabilities living in poverty.)
  • Advocating for Federal Stimulus Funds to Advance Social Justice: Pursuing Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Feature article in The Community Practitioner [edited by D. Julian, p. 31-34] by C. Corbett that describes an advocacy effort involving testifying and meeting with N.Y. Legislators to obtain Federal funding to build housing for the permanently disabled and how the effort could be applied in other jurisdictions, promoting state-level compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.)

Fall 2009, 42(4)

  • Inching along the Continuum of Progress: Expanding Practitioner Training Through CP Conference Workshops.  Special Section [edited by D. Jackson] by C. Corbett (p. 5-9). (Describes a second-order, future vision for SCRA to promote continuing ed. and professional development via CP conferences, including establishing its own for-credit trainings as APA does for its members, funded by half the new AJCP revenues to institutionalize professionalization of the field.)
  • Infusing Community Practice into Graduate Training: Broadening the Conversation.  Special Section Introduction [edited by J. Dalton & D. Julian, p.9-10] to Educating Community Psychologists for Community Practice:  A Survey of Graduate Training Programs by O. Dziadkowiec & T. Jimenez (p. 10-17). (Describes the results of a survey of graduate programs as to how they train and educate community practitioners, including what practitioner skills and core competencies are included or where available.  Responses to Survey results and findings are provided by T. Wolff (p.17-18), B. Berkowitz (p. 18), G. Kuperminc (p. 18-19), G. Sarkisian & S. Taylor (p. 20), S. Wolfe (p. 21-22), T. Jimenez (p. 22-23) and G. Meissen (p. 23).
  • Strengthening Community Practice in Today's World.  Biennial address by B. Berkowitz in June 2009 upon his receipt of the 2009 John Kalafat Practitioner Award for Applied Community Practice.  Provides a historical context of the evolving role of community practice and steps to bring the field into higher awareness and influence to address the societal challenges of today and the future.
  •  Levin, G. Living Community Psychology featuring J. Galano (p. 41-43).  (Describes the career of Joe Galano and his strong applied/action research focus which includes many program evaluations and policy analyses conducted under State and Federal grants and contracts.)
  • Public Policy Column [edited by Nicole Porter].  Public Policy- A Historic Breakthrough by O. Masini & N. Porter (p. 44-46).  (Describes the many changes made, or now underway, to substantially expand the role and influence of SCRA to promote public policy intervention and inquiry by community psychologists.)
  • Self-Help and Mutual Support Column [edited by L. Brown].  Certified Peer Specialists: Transplanting a Program to the Heartland by N. Swink & E. Grant (p. 54-56).  (Describes how recovered mental health consumers get certified to help others navigate the mental health system and how a program in Georgia spread to Kansas.)

Winter 2010, 43(1)

  • Introducing a New Editor and Reflecting on the Last Seven Years. (The Community Practitioner, [p. 7-8], by D. Julian that describes the history and evolution of The Community Practitioner Column from inception to present and the transition to the new editor, Susan Wolfe, beginning with Spring 2010.)
  • Berkowitz, B., Brunson, L., Cardazone, G., Chien, V., Cook, J., Francisco, V., Neigher, B., & Valentine, D.  Responding to the Challenges of Our Times:  Report of an Innovative Session held at the 2009 SCRA Biennial.  Special Feature (p.  22-24).  (Describes the innovative session, or World Café, held at the 2009 SCRA Conference in Montclair, N.J. and how some 40 participants were able to identify current challenges in their communities as well as possible ways to take action from discussions that occurred over two evenings of the Conference.) 
  • Dalton, J.  Community Psychology Competencies:  A Call for Student Submissions  (p. 27-28). (Describes a joint effort by the SCRA Council on Education Programs and the Practice Group to address core competencies and the practice of community psychology in a series of articles over the next year.  The first three areas for which contributions are sought include: 1) Collaboration with Citizens & Communities/Group Processes; 2) Leadership, Supervision & Mentoring; and 3) Policy Advocacy/Public Communications & Disseminating Information).


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