Committees and Councils

Check out SCRA's Committees and Councils and get involved!

Community Psychology Practice Council


To expand the visibility, reach and impact of community psychology practice through opportunities for connection, support and professional development through the Society for Community Research and Action, academic community research and action, graduate programs, other professional organizations and communities.

Co-Chairs: Ramy Barhouche and Hana Shahin

Council on Education


There will be an expanding network of well-trained community psychologists and allied researchers and practitioners around the world.  The mission of the SCRA Council on Education is to support and advocate excellence in education in community research and action.  The major areas of focus for the Council include 1) Information Exchange, 2) Support and Advocacy of Education Programs, and 3) Recognition of Education Programs. 

Chair: Mason HaberHarvard Medical School

Council on Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Affairs


To promote the concerns and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) with an interest in community psychology within academia, practice and praxis; to promote training and professional development opportunities for BIPOC; and to advise and inform the Executive Committee on the implications of decisions made that affect the positive well-being of BIPOC.

Co-Chair: Sindhia Colburn, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Co-Chair: Samantha Francois, Ph.D., Tulane University 

Past-Chair: Geraldine (Geri) Palmer, Ph.D., Adler University and Community Wellness Institute. LLC

Council on Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Affairs Listserv

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Research Council


The mission of the Research Council to support and enhance research and scholarship in community psychology so as to advance future research careers in the field. 

Chair: Chris Keys, DePaul University

Public Policy Council


To encourage two-way communication between community psychologists and policy makers; to encourage collaborative relations with other groups to work on policy activities; to assure that the experiential and empirical knowledge base of community psychology is used to make substantive contributions to contemporary policy debates at the state and federal levels; to create opportunities for training; and to encourage academicians and others who lack policy experiences to familiarize themselves with the policy process through both traditional (classroom) and field-based (internship/externship) training experiences. 

Co-Chairs: Marbella Uriostegui  and Katie McCauliff

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Gender and Justice Committee


To increase sensitivity to and awareness of women’s issues within the SCRA; to promote training and professional development of women interested in community psychology and increase sensitivity to women’s issues in the workplaces of community psychologists; to identify and encourage feminist perspectives and methods within community psychology; to advise the Executive Committee on matters of concern to women; and to inform and educate the Executive Committee regarding implications of decisions for women and women’s concerns.

Co-Chairs: Dominique Lyew  and Grishma Shah  

Past-Chair: Susie Patterson



Interrupting Street Harassment

Campus Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era: Research, Practice & Action

International Committee


To support and promote communication and interaction among community psychologists and practitioners from all nations, facilitate the dissemination of research and programs developed outside the United States, and foster involvement of community psychologists from around the world in SCRA. 

Chair: Noreen K. Wini Dari

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