Community Psychology Mind Map ( What is community psychology? (5…
What is community psychology?
SCRA Division 27: There are 18 competencies for Community Psychology.That fall into different categories.
Community Development and Management, Community and Organizational Capacity Building, Community and Social Change and Community Research.
CPs conducting Needs Assessments are guided by 4 principles : 1) participatory evaluation 2) Prevention-orientation 3) Ecological Perspective 4) Action-focused Assessment
Study of the MACRO; how the individual is influenced by the environment.
5 conditions of collective impact
: 1. Common agenda 2. Shared measurement 3. Mutually reinforced behavior 4.Continuous communication 5. Backbone support
Colletive impact vs. isolated impact
How to use needs assessments in the real world? Application at work with new intakes, gangs and programming. Avoiding conflict and addressing issues before they become a problem on the unit. Proactive planning through identifying the needs before handling change.
Origins of community psychology
Nelson and Prilleltensky argue that the foundation of CSP is social transformation.
Gokani and Walsh argue social reform, NOT social transformation is the real basis for CSP.
Why am I here?
To make a difference in my community. To improve the lives of those around me through sound, specific practices that increases the likelihood of success for the people I work with. To identify and attack social injustice, full force and head on.
Being a critical friend, as described by Evans, is to have the passion enough to speak up for what we see, even in our peers from a critical perspective with the desire to bring about the best results possible.
Langhout argues, we need to use head, hands AND heart in order to do
CSP. We find that using head, hands and heart is beneficial but it is also important to ensure that all members of the team have a cohesive vision.
Cross Cultural Competency
Culture is socially transmitted and learned behaviors
Our labels minimize within group diversity and between group Procedural Justice...
Is it fair??
Freedom Summer of 1964
Understanding that sometimes those we are trying to help have no experiences that support acceptance of us or our intentions. Simiilar to the whites who came to help mississppi.
Freedom Schools: multi layer approach not just hitting political angel ut community and interpersonal
Bob Moses was a community psychologist before it was a thing. Organizing community movements door to door via SNCC.
Change often creates discomfort before comfort
Privilege and Power
there must be the ability to exercise authority
, there must be an advantage beyond others
5 Guiding Principles (APA)
Fidelity & Responsibility
Respect for Rights & Dignity
Beneficence & Maleficence
Enable Community Structure
Respect for Diversity
Collaboration and Democratic Participation
*Policing the Police
The job of a community psychologist?
Identify who has the power, how they have the power and where they have power...
Easier said then done..
Questions a community psychologist should ask him/herself
1. How do I identify ethical issues? 2. What principles are most important for this issue? 3. How should you weigh principles in decision makers? 4. How do my personal values interact with ethical challenges? 5. Have I gotten input from others? 6. What if the ethical thing puts me at risk? (Do I have
Four Methods for social imagination: 1. reconciled view of individual and
system 2. movement toward greater complexity 3. an eye toward power relationships 4. search
for connections and points of leverage (Christens, Hanlin & Speer, 2007)
How do you change the power? by shifting the
Stakeholders, resources and positions
Amilcar Cabral was a social activist and freedom fighter. His death shows the extremes of social activity and the sacrifices sometimes needed for reform.