For our first episode, we discuss relevant issues to the field of community psychology including key areas we feel are important to consider for community psychology moving forward. We discuss topics such as mentoring in graduate programs, colonialism in the US education system, the increased need for a critical discussion of concrete social issues, the role of the intellectual, and recommendations for the future.


Daboin, I., Zuckerman, A., Thomas, D., & Borgman, R. (2015). Culturally sensitive mentoring: Reflections from a SCRA roundtable. The Community Psychologist, 48(3), 28-30.

Davis, F. E. (2019). Little book of race and restorative justice: Black lives, healing, and US social transformation. Good Books: New York.

Dutta, U. (2019). Decolonizing “community” in community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 272-282.

Lomotey-Nakon, L. L. (2018). Du Bois’s decolonial dragmatism: Teaching community psychology toward epistemological liberation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 364-373.

Mayorga, E., Leidecker, L., & Gutierrez, D. O. (2019). Burn it down: The incommensurability of the university and decolonization. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 8(1), 87-106.

Thomas, D. (2019). Black Lives Matter as resistance to systemic anti-Black violence. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 8(1), 30-45.

Thomas, D., & Zuckerman, A. (2018). Black lives matter in community psychology. Community Psychology in Global Perspectives, 4(2), 1-8.

We are always looking for additional topics and guests for future episodes. If there is a topic you would like to be featured in a future episode or if you would like to be a guest, please email