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Diploma in Community Psychology

Learn about community psychology, community psychologists and their view on social problems in this free online course.

Publisher: BCcampus OpenEd
This free online course, Diploma in Community Psychology, will teach you about how social problems are viewed by community psychologists, and how they attempt to solve them. You will also learn about community intervention and prevention strategies, how communities cope with the stress as well as how community psychologists attempt to change and disrupt harmful dynamics in an attempt to improve community well being.
Diploma in Community Psychology
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    10-15 Hours
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This free online certificate course on Community Psychology starts off with introducing you to the field of community psychology, its purpose and how it all started. Then it delves into a key part of community psychology, namely, prevention and the fundamental role it plays, after which you will learn about social justice and how it is a key goal of community psychology.

The Community Psychology training program will take you through the history and development of community psychology from its foundations in the 1960s all the way up to modern times. Following the history, you will learn about who community psychologists are and the different roles they work in. The role of community psychology in an international setting as well as the theories behind community psychology will also be described and discussed.

Then you will learn how to begin understanding communities through the various dimensions of diversity that make up different communities. Next, you will learn about community intervention and prevention strategies, and about how communities cope with stress. Following that you will learn how community psychology influences public policies, as well as bringing about social and political change. This free online certificate course is for students, individuals and professionals interested in community psychology, community mental health or becoming a community psychologist. So start this course today and gain in-depth knowledge about community psychology.

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