What is a Community Psychologist? Why Should I Hire One?

What is a Community Psychologist? Why Should I Hire One?

Al Ratcliffe, Ph.D. (

Bill Neigher, Ph.D. (

For the Community Psychology Practice Group

Outside of academia, many employers have not heard of Community Psychology.  Those that have tend to confuse us with clinicians.  We have not marketed our profession very well to potential employers and consultees.  As a result, we are relatively unknown to many of those that might gain value from using our skills.

To begin remedying that situation, the SCRA Practice Group has developed a "value proposition" entitled Introducing Community Psychology.  A copy of the current version can be downloaded as a PDF file  here. We encourage you to distribute it to potential employers and consultees, and also to our graduate training programs and students.  Please keep track of their reactions and questions, and give us feedback from time to time.  We intend that this document will evolve and improve as all of us gain experience in marketing our skills.

As the next step in this marketing effort, Bill Neigher plans to conduct a market survey, to determine which of our skills are most valuable to potential employers now, and which they expect to be most valuable in five years.  We will distribute those results to the SCRA membership after completing that step.

Please contact us with questions and feedback .



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