Additional Resources

Community Advocacy: A Psychologist's Toolkit for State and Local Advocacy

This Advocacy Toolkit was developed as a result of a joint effort between four divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA): Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology; Division 27, the Society for Community Research and Action; Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women; and Division 45, the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. The goals were to develop a science-based, high-quality advocacy toolkit that highlights different forms of advocacy strategies to inform policy at the state and local levels, and to build a community of grassroots psychologist advocates that can intervene to promote well-being in the communities in which they reside. 

Community Advocacy: A Psychologist's Toolkit for State and Local Advocacy (2019)

Policy Committee Practicum for Students

The Public Policy Committee invites applications for our Student Practicum opportunity, for all or
part of the 2019-2020 academic year. The practicum is designed to support student growth and
development of policy and advocacy competencies, tailored to the student's topic areas of interest.
Although the practicum is unpaid, students may receive course credit from their respective

Public Policy Committee Practicum Application

The deadline for application for Winter/Spring 2020 terms has passed. Please check back next summer for the updated 2020-21 application and deadlines.

For Students: Autobiographies and Advice from SCRA Members Involved in Policy Work

Connect with a Practitioner

From SCRA's Practice Council, a resource guide for finding community psychology practitioners who are willing to be guest speakers for educational programs and mentors for students. 

Connect to a Practitioner: Resource Guide

Fellowships & Internships

APA Policy Fellowships & Internships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

SRCD Fellowships

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

RWJF Health Policy Fellows

State Policy Fellowship Program

CDC Career Training Fellowships

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

Terms and Definitions

Policy and Advocacy Terms and Definitions


Applied Psychology and Public Policy, by Ken Maton, UMBC

Political Psychology, by Christopher Weber, Louisiana State University


Advancing Nonprofit Stewardship Through Self-Regulation, by Christopher Corbett

Principles of Social Change, by Leonard Jason


Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) - Policy Program

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)

APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office

Society for Research in Child Development - Policy and Media

The Community Tool Box

Success Stories and Lessons Learned, from the membership


Survey of the SCRA Membership, Capacity Building Report