Advanced Intervention: Community Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 4961 - Advanced Intervention: Community Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PY 468  and PY 443  and PY 446 . Community psychology is concerned with the promotion of wellness at the personal, interpersonal, organizational and community levels. A preventive and strength-based philosophy is utilized within community psychology in an effort to understand the ecological context of human experiences, initiate action research, and implement social change. Community psychologists combine psychological techniques with flexible research design and concrete measures to find and document the most effective solutions to various sociopolitical and cultural issues. In this course, students will be introduced to the theories, historical and philosophical foundations, and methodologies of community psychology. (2 credits)