Community Psychology

CP TIG Week: Evaluation as Social Intervention by Jeff Sheldon

I’m Jeff Sheldon, 2018 Chair of the Community Psychology TIG.  Today I want to discuss why I view evaluation as a social intervention in keeping with the principles of community psychology and with our 2018 conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power. It is my contention that evaluation’s best present use is as a social intervention.  …

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CP TIG Week: Reflections on Speaking Truth to Power by Ann Price

I’m Ann Price, an evaluator and community psychologist based in the Atlanta Metro Area and President of Community Evaluation Solutions. As we get ready for Eval 2018 I want to share my reflections on our conference theme, speaking truth to power, one of four community psychology principles. Rad Resource: The community psychology principles, developed by …

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CP TIG Week: Job Seeking Advice in Community Psychology by Olya Glantsman and Judah Viola

Hi, we are Olya Glantsman, a visiting professor of Psychology at DePaul University and Judah Viola, a dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at National Louis University in Chicago. Last month we celebrated the release of our book titled Diverse Careers in Community Psychology. The idea for the Diverse Careers in Community …

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CP TIG Week: Incorporating an Equity and Justice Perspective into Coalition and Collaborative Evaluation by Susan Wolfe and Kyrah Brown

Our names are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah K. Brown and we are consultants at CNM Connect where we provide evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations.  Our work also includes evaluating community collaborations and coalitions. To effectively address most health, education, and other social issues at a systems level requires that communities address …

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CP TIG Week: Don’t Forget the Outputs: The Importance of Outputs in Communicating Evaluation Plans by Tara Gregory

Hi! I’m Tara Gregory, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) at Wichita State University. Like any evaluator, the staff of CARE are frequently tasked with figuring out what difference programs are making for those they serve. So, we tend to be really focused on outcomes and see outputs as the relatively …

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CP TIG Week: Tailoring Qualitative Methods to Evaluation Clients’ Needs by Jill Scheibler

Hi folks! I’m Jill Scheibler, a community psychologist and Senior Research Analyst at Carson Research Consulting, a women-led firm whose mission is to help clients thrive by using data to measure impact, communicate, and fundraise. We’re passionate about storytelling with data to make a difference. At CRC I’m the “word nerd”, implementing our qualitative projects. …

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CP TIG Week: Community Psychology & Evaluations of Programs Serving Marginalized Groups by Ann Smith Pruitt

Aloha! I am Anna Smith Pruitt, a community and cultural psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa. I currently work with Dr. Jack Barile and his Ecological Determinants Lab evaluating community mental health and housing programs that serve people experiencing severe mental illness and homelessness on O‘ahu. These program participants are medically …

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CP TIG Week: Moving our Field: Toward Theory, Systems, and Dynamic Methods by Carissa Coleman and Leonard Jason

Greetings!  Welcome to the Community Psychology TIG Week!  I, Carissa Coleman, a Community Psychologist from James Bell Associates as well as the other members of the TIG Leadership Team, welcome you to a week of Community Psychology and our influence in evaluation work. Our Community Psychology ideals spread across many disciplines including psychology, social work, …

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Lovely Dhillon on If, How and Why the AEA Should Act Collectively

Growing up in the South with my name – Lovely Dhillon – assured me of a few things.  One, people would likely remember me, and two, that I would have to try to live up to an often used Southern expression, “lovely is as lovely does.”  After having moved back to the South last year …

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Best of AEA365: Emily Spence-Almaguer on Solution-Focused Therapy

My name is Emily Spence-Almaguer and I am an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. I spend most of my professional time serving as an independent evaluator for community initiatives and conducting assessment studies. I am a social worker by training and have found that the conversational skills used …

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