Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change

You are invited to participate in Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change, a community engagement initiative designed to highlight the theory and practice of partnerships between psychologists and diverse and economically challenged communities.

You are invited to participate in Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change, a community engagement initiative designed to highlight the theory and practice of partnerships between psychologists and diverse and economically challenged communities. This grassroots initiative is spearheaded by Division 9, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and cosponsored by 10 APA Divisions (8, 9, 17, 27, 32, 34, 35, 39, 44, 45, and 48), the Public Interest Directorate, and the Office of Socioeconomic Status. This event has two parts:

  • Part 1: Site visits, Wednesday, August 5, 12:20 – 5:00 p.m. Through a planned, pre-conference visit to two culturally diverse and economically challenged Toronto neighborhoods, this visit will showcase a number of local partnering initiatives, with an emphasis on community perspectives on partnership.

  • Part 2: APA sessions on partnering with communities, Thursday, August 6–Sunday, August 9. The site visit on Wednesday, August 5, will serve as a basis for a set of 20 division-sponsored APA conference sessions in which community members, practitioners, and scholars will present approaches to fostering psychology-community partnerships.

Space is limited and the deadline to register for the Psychology-Community Engagement: Partnering for Social Change is fast approaching.   For more information, including how to register for this event, please see the Office on Socioeconomic Status.