Community Psychology

In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-Being

by Geoffrey Nelson and Isaac Prilleltensky

Table of Contents

PART I: CONTEXT AND OVERVIEW

  1. Community Psychology: Journeys in the Global Context
  2. The Project of Community Psychology: Issues, Values and Tools for Liberation and Well-Being

PART II: VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTUAL TOOLS

  1. Values for Community Psychology
  2. Ecology, Prevention and Promotion
  3. Community and Power
  4. Commitment, Accountability and Inclusion

PART III: TOOLS FOR ACTION

  1. An Overview of Community Psychology Interventions
  2. Social Interventions
  3. Organizational and Community Interventions
  4. Small Group and Individual Interventions

PART IV: TOOLS FOR RESEARCH

  1. The Foundations of Community Research
  2. Community Research Methods: Post-positivist and Social Constructivist Paradigms
  3. Community Research Methods: Transformative Paradigm

PART V: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: ADDRESSING THE ISSUES

  1. Marginalisation; C.Kagan & M.Burton
  2. Globalisation, Poverty and Social Justice; T.Sloan
  3. Colonization and Racism; M.Glover, P.Dudgeon & I.Huygens
  4. Immigration and Adaptation: Confronting the Challenges of Cultural Diversity; C.Sonn & A.Fisher
  5. Gender, Power and Community Psychology; H. Gridley and C.Turner
  6. A Journey Towards Liberation: Confronting Heterosexism and the Oppression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People; G. Harper
  7. Ableism; G. White
  8. Creating New Possibilities for Promoting Liberation, Well-being and Recovery; B. Kloos
  9. Disadvantaged Children and Families; L. Peirson
  10. Community Psychology, the Natural Environment, and Global Climate Change; M. Riemer

PART VI: LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

  1. Between Person and Society: Community Psychology's Voyage into Complexity; M. Montero