Community Practice Bulletin


A major purpose of the Community Psychology Practice Council is to communicate community practice knowledge to the widest possible audience.  To help further that purpose, the Council began publishing a monthly series of outreach bulletins in July, 2012. The bulletin was previously known as the THeory to ACTion Bulletin. 

These bulletins are brief  (about 500-750 word) summaries of innovative community practice work, whose findings could be adapted and used in real-world settings by community practitioners elsewhere.

Behind the Bulletins

A small group of Council members generates these bulletins on a rotating basis.  Each month, one member selects a topic, writes the article, circulates the draft for editing among the group, and sends the revised version to a distribution list that includes other community psychologists, APA staff, and community professionals in other disciplines.

The bulletins have been well received. One measure of success has been APA’s cross-posting of some of these bulletins on its own Psychology Benefits Society blog.   Current plans for the future are to increase the number of writers and to expand the bulletin distribution list.  Suggestions, questions, and of course contributions from readers are welcomed. 


Coordinator: Tabitha Underwood

Contributing Writers:


Community Practice Bulletins

You can search for issues by date, author, or description. 

Community Practice and Capacity Building in Alternative Education
Compassion in Community Practice
Understanding Barriers and Working within Structures
It Takes a Village: Project Planning for Two Generation Services in an Underserved South Carolina Community
A New Looking Glass: Using Reflective Practice to Align Research Approach with Culture
The Scout reframed Mouvement Partage at Sacr-Cur School in Egypt
Swapping our Stuff for the Sake of Community
Facilitating Engagement in Our Communities
Interview with Helen Louise Azzara
Do It Yourself Lowell: A Resident-Led Approach to Community Building