International Community Psychology

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This is the first in-depth guide to global community psychology research and practice, history and development, theories and innovations, presented in one field-defining volume. This book will serve to promote international collaboration, enhance theory utilization and development, identify biases and barriers in the field, accrue critical mass for a discipline that is often marginalized, and to minimize the pervasive US-centric view of the field.


Introduction: The diversity of CP internationally Stephanie M. Reich, Manuel Riemer, Isaac Prilleltensky, and Maritza Montero The Americas
Chapter 1: The History and Theories of Community Psychology in Canada Geoffrey Nelson, Francine Lavoie, and Terry Mitchell
Chapter 2: History and Theory of Community Psychology: An International Perspective of Community Psychology in the US: Returning to Political, Critical and Ecological Roots Holly L. Angelique and Marci R. Culley
Chapter 3: Latin American Community Psychology: Development, Implications, and Challenges within a Social Change Agenda Maritza Montero and Nelson Varas Díaz
Chapter 4: Community Psychology in the River Plate Region (Argentina-Uruguay) Enrique Saforcada, Víctor Giorgi, Antonio Lapalma, Alicia Rodríguez, Ana Gloria Ferullo, Susana Rudolf, and Saúl Fuks Asia-Pacific
Chapter 5: So far and yet so near? Community Psychology in Australia Heather Gridley and Lauren Breen
Chapter 6: Community Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Me tiro whakamuri a kia hangai whakamua Neville Robertson & Bridgette Masters-Awatere
Chapter 7: Historical and Theoretical Orientations of Community Psychology Practice and Research in Japan Toshiaki Sasao and Tomoyuki Yasuda
Chapter 8: History and Theory of Community Psychology: An international perspective Sangeeta Bhatia and Nandini Sethi
Chapter 9: Community Psychology in a Borrowed Place With Borrowed Time:The Case of Hong Kong Sheung-Tak Cheng and Winnie W.S. Mak Europe and Middle East
Chapter 10: Community Psychology in Britain Mark Burton, Stephanie Boyle, Carl Harris, and Carolyn Kagan
Chapter 11: Community Psychology between Attitude and Clinical Practice - the German Way Jarg Bergold and MikeSeckinger
Chapter 12: Community Psychology in Italy: Past Developments and Future Perspectives Donata Francescato, Caterina Arcidiacono, Cinzia Albanesi and Terri Mannarini
Chapter 13: Community psychology in a Scandinavian welfare society: The case of Norway Erik Carlquist, Hilde Eileen Nafstad and Rolv Mikkel Blakar
Chapter 14: Community Psychology in Spain: Realities, expectations and desires Antonio Martín and Jorge S. López
Chapter 15: Community psychology in Portugal: From 'revolution' to empowered citizenship Isabel Menezes, Pedro M. Teixeira and Mariana Fidalgo
Chapter 16: Community Psychology in Israel Amiram Raviv, Mira Zeira, and Keren Sharvit
Chapter 17: Community Psychology in Poland Anna Bokszczanin, Krzysztof Kaniasty, and Malgorzata Szarzynska
Chapter 18: Moving but not Yet Talking: Community Psychology in Turkey Serdar M. Degirmencioglu
Chapter 19: Community Psychology Initiatives in Greece Sofia Triliva and Athanassios Marvakis Africa
Chapter 20: Community Psychology in South Africa Arvin Bhana, Inge Petersen, and Tamsen Rochat
Chapter 21: The Roots of Community Psychology in Cameroon A. Bame Nsamenang, Francis Nkwenti Fru, and Melissa Asma Browne
Chapter 22: History of Community Psychology in Ghana Charity S. Akotia and Kofi B. Barimah Conclusion: History and Theories of Community Psychology around the Globe Stephanie M. Reich, Manuel Riemer, Isaac Prilleltensky, and Maritza Montero


Stephanie M. Reich, Ph.D., is a research associate at the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement at the Vanderbilt University. Born in the United States of America, Dr. Reich's graduate education has been in community psychology, child development, and program evaluation with a specific emphasis on quantitative methods. She is the recipient of Newbrough Award for academic writing, a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health for children's mental health services research as well as the Julius Seeman award for academic and professional excellence. Dr. Reich's research interests focus on social interventions for children and families, applied and theoretical models of program evaluation, definitions and applications of community theory, and historical underpinnings to social inequality.
Manuel Riemer, Ph.D., is a Research Associate at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Riemer, who was born and raised in Germany, was a student of clinical, cultural, and critical Psychology at the Free University of Berlin where he researched and published on the history of Critical Psychology in Germany. While Dr. Riemer's training in the USA has been in quantitative methods of psychology and applied social psychology he always had a strong interest in community psychology as his research interests focus on understanding, modeling, evaluating, and changing complex human behavioral systems as well as issues of power, oppression and inequality. Dr. Riemer is currently the director of research and system development in a large-scale multi-site study on organizational change in mental health as well as a lecturer in the Community Action and Research Program at Vanderbilt University.
Isaac Prilleltensky, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Miami. Prior to that he was Director of the Doctoral Program in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Isaac was born in Argentina and has studied and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia and the United States. He has lectured widely in South America, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Isaac is concerned with value-based ways of promoting personal, relational, and collective well-being. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of several books, including Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-Being, Doing Psychology Critically, Critical Psychology, Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment, and The Morals and Politics of Psychology. He recently completed with his wife, Dr. Ora Prilleltensky, a book entitled Promoting Well-Being: Linking Personal, Organizational, and Community Change.
Maritza Montero, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Psychology and Coordinator of the Doctorate Course in Psychology at University Central de Venezuela. She has lectured extensively throughout Latin America, and in USA, Great Britain, France, Spain, and Australia. Her 1985 book Ideología, alienación e identidad nacional (Ideology, alienation and national identity) received the Central University of Venezuela Faculty Association (APUCV) award. Dr. Montero is on the editorial boards of several community and social psychology journals, among which the American Journal of Community Psychology (Associate Editor), and Community, Work and Family. Dr. Montero has won several national and international scientific awards, among which the Interamerican Society of Psychology (1995) and the Venezuelan National Science Award (2000). She has served as President of the International Society of Political Psychology (2006) and as Vice President for South America of the Interamerican Psychology Society (1997-1999). Her latest publication is a trilogy published in Spanish, in Argentina: Teoría y práctica (Theory and Practice of Community Psychology), 2003: Introducción a la psicología comunitaria (Introduction to Community Psychology), 2004, and Hacer para transformer. El método en la Psicología comunitaria (To do and to transform. Method in Community Psychology), 2006. Has contributed numerous papers and book chapters published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. Her research interests focus on community and political psychology; and the theoretical, epistemological and methodological aspects in Social Psychology.


This book is doubly distinctive. On one hand, it pulls the best community research and action in the field from a broad spectrum of current worldwide and historical material. On the other hand--and here is the breakthrough--it's a powerful argument for the commonalities and uniqueness of the history and development of community psychology all over the world. This approach facilitates the exchange of theories, methods, and in particular, fundamental ideas for the development of community psychology in each country. It also strengthens the position of the discipline within the international scientific community.
-Alessio Vieno Ph.D.
University of Padova
This book is an important step in creating new possibilities for dialogue and developing community psychology internationally. The project brings together many authors who share their understanding of the developments of community psychology in their countries, of principles, concepts and theories, and of applications and future possibilities in their respective contexts. This breadth of representation and the diversity of the community psychology story internationally is the most appealing aspect of this book for me. Most important this book asserts the place of community psychology within the broader international community of researchers and practitioners.
Christopher C. Sonn, Ph.D.
Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia
EAN: 9780387494999
ISBN: 0387494995
Untertitel: History and Theories. 11 illus. , 9 tab. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: XXVI
Format: gebunden
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