Drawing upon the wisdom of experts in the field, this reader-friendly volume explores both foundational competencies and the technical how-to skills needed for engaging in community psychology practice. Each chapter explores a core competency and its application in preventing or amending community problems and issues. With case examples throughout, this text offers a practical introduction to community outreach and intervention in community psychology.
Chapter 14: Community Psychology Education and Practice Careers in the 21st Century
Community Psychology Education and Practice Careers in the 21st Century
Note: Susan D. McMahon, Tiffeny R. Jimenez, and Meg A. Bond were the lead authors on the education portion of this chapter, while Susan M. Wolfe and Allen W. Ratcliff were the lead authors on the career portion.
Education for Community Psychology Practice
Community psychologists go beyond an individual focus and integrate social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote health and empowerment at individual and systemic levels. We engage in action-oriented research to promote social justice and action, influence public policy, and work toward empowerment. We are driven by egalitarian values, celebrate culture and ...