Practice Competencies in Community Psychology

Pt I: Infusing Competencies for Community Psychology Practice into Graduate Training

Georgia State University’s Graduate Practicum

February 28th, 2018

This webinar is the first in a series that will focus on applications of the Practice Competencies in Community Psychology (GJCPP). In 2016, the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice published a special issue on this topic, featuring articles that highlighted strategies for engaging students and community members in community work and for students to learn practice skills in classroom and field experiences. The webinar series is designed to keep the conversation going by revisiting and digging deeper into articles from the special issue, and opening up opportunities to engage in interactive discussions of how the competencies are being used to enhance community psychology training. 

The webinar was presented by Gabriel Kuperminc and Robyn Borgman. Gabe chairs the Community Psychology Doctoral Program at Georgia State University, and Robyn is a graduate student. The presentation built on material presented in the article by Kuperminc, Chan, Seitz, & Wilson (2016) in the special issue of GJCPP, which can be found at:  http://www.gjcpp.org/en/article.php?issue=24&article=150

In the video below Gabe and Robyn demonstrate how the practice competencies are integrated into the practicum experience at Georgia State. During the webinar you will hear an in-depth description of this material and be able to ask questions. 

PT II: Reflections on the Assessment of Practice Competencies

Pacifica Graduate Institute

April 3rd 2018

This webinar is the second in a series that will focus on applications of the Practice Competencies in Community Psychology (GJCPP). In 2016, the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice published a special issue on this topic, featuring articles that highlighted strategies for engaging students and community members in community work and for students to learn practice skills in classroom and field experiences. The webinar series is designed to keep the conversation going by revisiting and digging deeper into articles from the special issue, and opening up opportunities to engage in interactive discussions of how the competencies are being used to enhance community psychology training. 

The webinar will be presented by faculty, graduate students and administrators from the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology Specialization program at the Pacific Graduate Institute. The presentation will build on material presented in the article by Ciofalo, James & Watkins (2016) in the special issue of GJCPP, which can be found at:  

http://www.gjcpp.org/en/article.php?issue=24&article=153

In the video below Nuria Ciofalo leads a discussion of the results of an assessment of their program's application of the competencies. We ask that you view this video before the webinar, which will focus on a discussion of this material. 

Pt III: Two years later: How the UCSC Community Psychology Research & Action Team and Its Graduates (Still) Strive to Embody Ethical, Critically Reflexive, Anti-racist Feminist Praxis 

November 9, 2018

This webinar is the third in a series that focuses on applications of the Practice Competencies in Community Psychology (GJCPP). In 2016, the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice published a special issue on this topic, featuring articles that highlighted strategies for engaging students and community members in community work and for students to learn practice skills in classroom and field experiences. The webinar series is designed to keep the conversation going by revisiting and digging deeper into articles from the special issue, and opening up opportunities to engage in interactive discussions of how the competencies are being used to enhance community psychology training. 

Four of the authors from the paper, "Thinking through our processes: How the UCSC Community Psychology Research & Action Team strives to embody ethical, critically reflexive anti-racist feminist praxis" will co-lead this webinar. Regina Day Langhout will briefly summarize the original paper, David Gordon will discuss his perspective now, as a more senior graduate student, and Danielle Kohfeldt and Erin Ellison will talk about how they have carried this work forward and modified it as assistant professors. We will then co-lead a general discussion.