Eastern Psychological Association


Society for Community Research & Action
(SCRA: American Psychological Association Division 27)
Northeast Regional Conference at EPA

The SCRA Northeast Regional Coordinating Committee invites paper, poster, workshop, roundtable, symposium, and panel proposals for its SCRA NE Conference at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. This year, the EPA meeting will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Downtown Marriott Hotel from Thursday, March 1stto Saturday, March 3rdStudents (both undergraduate and graduate) are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal. 

SCRA’s Community Psychology regional conference provides an opportunity for community-minded academics, field-based practitioners, and students in the Northeast Region to come together to share their work in research and evaluation, prevention and intervention, coalition building, community advocacy, and social justice.  Interdisciplinary and practice-focused submissions are welcome and encouraged. We invite all attendees interested in community psychology to join us for a social event on TBD (details to be announced at a future date).

Topic areas may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Community Empowerment
  • Coalition Building
  • Community Advocacy
  • Prevention/Intervention Efforts
  • Ethnic/Cultural Studies
  • Settler Colonialism
  • Economics, Social, and Cultural Inequities
  • Other Areas of Social Science that Focus on Community Work

There will be an award for best student poster

To be part of the SCRA conference at the EPA meeting, please submit abstracts to the EPA website at http://www.easternpsychological.org. The deadline for regular submissions is November 15 and the submissions deadline for the special undergraduate poster session is December 1.

In the online submission forms, there is a place to indicate that you would like your proposal to be considered for inclusion in the Community Psychology (SCRA) section. Submission requirements include: 

1.   Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of all authors;

2.   Names and affiliations of presenters;

3.   Proposal type (paper, poster, workshop, symposium, roundtable*, panel);

4.   Title of submission;

5.   Short abstract (75 words); and

6.   Long abstract (500-1000 words) that includes importance of research, methods, findings, and conclusions.

Please note that all presenters and attendees must register as EPA members or associates. 

For more information about the SCRA conference at EPA, contact Melissa Whitson mwhitson@newhaven.edu or Robey Champine robey.champine@yale.edu


*If you would like to submit a roundtable for the conference, select the “Symposium” option and explain in the abstract that your submission will be in roundtable format.