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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.
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 Haber, Harvard Medical School
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
If you would like to join the CERA listserv just email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the group.
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
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.
If you would like to join the Public Policy listserv just email email@example.com and request to be added to the group.
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.
Past-Chair: Susie Patterson
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
If you would like to join the International Committee listserv just email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the group.