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Community Psychology - Tools for Action

Learn about the key concepts and principles of community psychology with this free online course.

Psychology
Free Course
In this free online course you will learn how community psychology shifts the power dynamics so that community members are equal members of the team, as they provide unique points of view about barriers that need to be overcome in working toward social justice. Start the course today and you will also learn how community psychologists’ work involves taking action against systems of oppression and power.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course Community Psychology - Tools for Action will teach you about the work and development of community psychologists, who view social problems as a result of unequal distribution of resources, and their work for social justice, and community empowerment. The course starts off by introducing you to the field of community psychology, its purpose and how it started. Then it delves into a key part of community psychology, namely, the tools and techniques used by community psychologists.

You will learn about social justice and how it’s a goal of community psychology. You will learn about theories behind community psychology, as well as the research methods and practice competencies for those practicing community psychology. You will then learn about the presence of diversity in communities, and how community psychologists’ work involves taking action against systems of oppression and power.

Finally, you will learn about community intervention and prevention strategies for dealing with social problems. You will also learn about public policies and how to create partnerships within your community. This course will of great interest to those already working in the field of community psychology or social care, and for those interested in pursuing a career in community psychology. So, why wait? Start learning about how community psychology can be an effective tool for action today!

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Modules

The Role of Community Psychology in Public Policy

Community Organizing, Partnerships and Coalitions

Behavioral Community Approaches

Social and Political Change

Dissemination and Implementation

Looking Into Your Future

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:


  • Identify the diverse reasons and areas community psychologists work and research in
  • Recognize how an international context differs from at-home Community Psychology
  • Describe and discuss the main theories and research methods
  • Recognize the community psychologies practice competencies and their importance
  • Recognize cultural humility and the dimensions of diversity in a community
  • Discuss the concepts, theories, and intersection of oppression and power
  • Discuss the aspects and processes of empowerment to make changes in communities
  • Identify what is involved in a community intervention and measuring its effectiveness
  • Discuss the key aspect of prevention, prevention programs and evaluation
  • Discuss community psychologists work with public policy, and community organizing

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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