The Community Psychologist

A Publication of the Society for Community Research and Action
Division 27 of the American Psychological Association

Vol 48 No 3 
Summer 2015

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Brett Kloos
University of South Carolina

Strategic Complacency, Embracing Risk, and Sustaining SCRA 

What would it take for community psychology to disappear? … to be subsumed by other disciplines? … or to cease to be relevant?

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Gregor V. Sarkisian and Sylvie Taylor
Antioch University Los Angeles

Greetings!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome a new column to TCP.  Geoffrey Nelson will be serving as the column editor and shepherding the newly formed Transformative Change in Community Mental Health Interest Group.  Their first column appears below.  We are looking forward to this important addition to SCRA.

 We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Wolff, Eric Mankowski, and Doug Perkins for sending us copies of missing back issues of TCP to add to our online archives.  We now have all issues from 1975 to the present archived on the SCRA website. 

Sylvie and Gregor

NEW INTEREST GROUP! 

TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH INTEREST GROUP

Edited by Geoffrey Nelson, Wilfrid Laurier University (gnelson@wlu.ca)

I am delighted to introduce TCP readers to the newly formed Transformative Change in Community Mental Health Interest Group.

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Special Feature

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Working to End Homelessness: Emmaus Brighton a Case of Community Wellbeing

Written by Bruno De Oliveira (b.deoliveira2@brighton.ac.uk)

University of Brighton (UK)School of Applied Social Sciences, Academic Medical Center, University of Brighton

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Gina Cardazone (ginamaria@gmail.com), JBS International  

What would happen if people came together in communities all over the world with the explicit


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Written by Gloria Levin

Eliot Levine, PhD 
Senior Research Manager 
Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts 

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Public Policy

Edited by Melissa Strompolis (mstrompolis@gmail.com)

Greetings SCRA! The Policy Column of the TCP is an important outlet to disseminate policy- and advocacy-related activities and accomplishments.  Below you will find a snapshot of the recent endeavors of the Policy Committee:

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Edited by Regina Langhout, Regional Network Coordinator, langhout@ucsc.edu; University of California at Santa Cruz

 

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International

Edited by Kahaema Byer

The International Section for this Summer 2015 issue of TCP includes a brief spotlight on one of our members (and former chair of the committee), Toshi Sasao.  For our major article, Back, Williams, and Berardi advocate for the importance of providing access to study abroad programs for underrepresented students, and outline one such program hosted by the authors’ university. 

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Community Action

Edited by Bradley Olson

A Power “To”, “From”, “Over”, and “Within”: Are Sense of Community and Empowerment Really Paradoxical?

Written by Cari Stevenson, National Louis University (cstevenson@kcc.edu) 

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The Community Practitioner

Edited by Olya Glantsman

At the Intersection of Community Psychology and Evaluation: AEA Community Psychology Topical Interest Group (TIG)

Written by Tara Gregory (tara.gregory@wichita.edu), Wichita State University, AEA Community Psychology Topical Interest Group Leadership Council

What do community psychology and evaluation have in common?  The short, technical answer is the American Evaluation Association’s Community Psychology Topical Interest Group

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Self Help and Mutual Support

Edited by Greg Townley (gtownley@pdx.edu) and Alicia Lucksted (Aluckste@psych.umaryland.edu)

An Evaluation of the Living Room: Members’ Experiences of Hopefulness

Written by Robin Robberson (Robin.Robberson@ccconcern.org), Living Room Coordinator Central City Concern, Portland, OR

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