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. 

Constructing Happiness- through the Lens of Participatory Processes
At the Intersection of Community Psychology and Undergraduate Business Education
Lead with Purpose: A Training Program on Responsible Leadership in the Middle East
An Introduction to Creative Placemaking
Group Mentoring for Resilience: Applying Community Psychology Approaches to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
Community at the Heart of Safe Routes to School and Feet First
Using a Community Psychology Framework to Address the Digital Divide
Advances in Psychological Research on ME-CFS
Addressing HIV in India through a Community Life Competence Approach
Girl Power: Lessons Learned from Active Engagement with a