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Community Psychology Section


Call out for papers on 'Formulation Beyond Therapy'

6th International Conference on Community Psychology - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Community Festival Tweetchat

Community Festival Draft Programme now avaliable

2015 AGM

September E-Newsletter

Deadline for Contributions now extended till 11th October

Call for Contributions - Festival of Community Psychology

No to Austerity, Yes to Workers Rights - National demonstration

Travelling fellowships for community-based mental health

Festival of Community Psychology - 20th & 21st November 2015 - Manchester

World Mental Health Day - Chester - Service User Led Conference 10/10/15

Walk the Talk - August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015

Power, Interest and Psychology: developing David Smail’s ideas Thursday 12th - Friday 13th November 2015 Birmingham

From Silence to Solidarity, Violence to Visibility 9 July 2015 Manchester

Professional and ethical practice issues for psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors: an important part of civic and community engagement Friday 17th July 2015 UEL

The first National music festival for those with learning disabilities - Struggling for ticket sales

The Psychology of Democracy – 22nd May, 2015, 10am – 4.30pm

Summer School on  Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research,  School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology,  Kingston University London

2016 Professional Development programme – Call for workshops

DCoP Social Justice Network Launch - 16 June 2015

DEADLINE APPROACHING 1st MAY - International Conference Symposium Scheme May 2015

There is a new online community for Community Psychology in the UK. Click here to get involved!

Welcome to the Community Psychology Section!

The Community Psychology Section provides a forum to exchange ideas and promote research into community psychology.

Throughout the year we hold regular events and contact members with updates and news.

Reduced registration fees are available to Section member at conferences and special workshops organised by the Section, including an annual conference

A message from Professor Carolyn Kagan, Chair of the Section

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Community Psychology Section and to opportunities open to you to influence the growth of community psychology in the UK.

Community Psychology is at an interesting stage of development.  No-one can now doubt the impact of wider social forces on individual behaviour and experience – we see evidence for this every day on the news. The academic discipline is growing with more doctoral, Masters and undergraduate opportunities to study community psychology than ever before. Many professional courses are including community psychology as part of the training. There is even a growth in jobs for those with a community psychological orientation. 

The Community Psychology Section provides the opportunity for all those interested in community psychology, psychologists and non-psychologists, to find like-minded people with whom to exchange ideas and critical discussions,  and to promote community psychological research and practice (praxis).

We are a relatively new Section and are building an annual programme of events, including regional meetings, seminars, conference presentations and CPD events.  If there is no regional group near you, why not start one? We celebrate the achievements of community psychological work, not only through these events, but also through the annual Community Psychology Festival.  So, there are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved in the Section and I do hope you will enjoy participating in some of the activities.  If there is nothing to take your fancy, we are always open to new ideas, so please do contact us and see what support we can give to you.

We contact Section members with updates and news throughout the year, and welcome contributions to our newsletter or the discussion groups through this website or via our very own NING group

Send any news or other contribution to:

[email protected]

I hope to see you at some events and would be delighted to hear from you.



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