International Community Psychology: History and Theories by Assistant Professor Stephanie M. Reich Ph.D, Research

By Assistant Professor Stephanie M. Reich Ph.D, Research Associate Manuel Riemer Ph.D (auth.), Assistant Professor Stephanie M. Reich Ph.D, Research Associate Manuel Riemer Ph.D, Dean Isaac Prilleltensky Ph.D, Professor Maritza Montero Ph.D (eds.)

Community psychology (CP) has a wealthy background and presence across the world that many folks will not be conscious of. Today’s more and more worldwide atmosphere encourages reviewing the world-wide objectives and practices of CP. the will to advertise collective healthiness essentially transcends geographical obstacles. The target of constructing a world point of view and discourse among nations has been not on time by means of the shortcoming of a unmarried, obtainable resource for information.

This e-book presents the 1st in-depth consultant to worldwide neighborhood psychology learn and perform, background and improvement, theories and ideas, provided in a single field-defining quantity. integrated are contributions from nations with lengthy histories of oppression, social hobbies, and political turmoil; long-time democracies and previous dictatorships. Fully-formed CP institutions examine with fledgling ventures into the sphere. The participants record the complicated relationships among CP and ideological currents, different strands of psychology and social technology, cultural and historic traditions, and fiscal advancements.

The targets of this e-book are several:

  • Promote foreign collaboration
  • Enhance concept usage and improvement
  • Identify biases and limitations within the box
  • Accrue serious mass for a self-discipline that's usually marginalized
  • Minimize the pervasive US-centric view of the sector

Practitioners and researchers will locate in International group Psychologynew views at the groups they serve. As a textual content for complicated and graduate-level classes, it depicts a powerful box with a valid challenge. while techniques of community—and occasionally even of psychology—may now not continually translate from one state to the following, this booklet presents a global of wanted context.

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History and Theories of Community Psychology in Canada 21 Health Promotion and Prevention Like CP in other Western countries, CP in Canada has been rooted in the concept and practice of prevention, dating back to the early work of Bott and Line at the U of T. A major influence on the involvement of Canadian CP in prevention is Canadian health policy. The federal document the Lalonde Report (1974), A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians, was one of the first policy documents in the world to underscore the importance of prevention in health policy.

Warren, R. P. (1929). John Brown: The Making of a Martyr. New York: Payson and Clarke. THE AMERICAS 1 The History and Theories of Community Psychology in Canada GEOFFREY NELSON*, FRANCINE LAVOIE*, AND TERRY MITCHELL Abstract The authors provide a brief portrait of the socio-political-historical context of community psychology (CP) in Canada identifying linguistic, geographical, gender, and racial challenges, as well as the progressive social policies that have advanced the development and expression of CP in Canada.

These values, which include social justice, self-determination, participation, caring and compassion, health, and human diversity, have served both to critique mainstream psychology, which upholds the societal status quo in the name of value neutrality, and to anchor theory, research, and action in CP (Prilleltensky & Nelson, 1997). For example, Prilleltensky, Peirson, Gould, and Nelson (1997) used these values in their consultation with a children’s mental health agency undergoing an organizational renewal process.

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