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Community Psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

Fisher, Adrian T and Gridley, Heather and Thomas, David and Bishop, Brian (2008) Community Psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Community Psychology, 36 (5). pp. 649-660. ISSN 0090-4392

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Abstract

Community psychology in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand reflect interesting parallels and convergences. While both have a strong educational basis influenced by North American publications, they have developed foci and forms of practice reflecting the cultural, political, and historic underpinnings of these two countries. In New Zealand, community psychology developed from academic researchers and teachers moulding and adapting approaches to suit the needs of their local communities. In Australia, two processes of practitioners establishing a professional home and academics developing a field of education have come together to form the basis of the field. At the core of community psychology in both countries is the place of social justice—with a strong emphasis on the position and plight of the Indigenous peoples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15694, community psychology, local communities, social justice, Indigenous peoples
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 06:07
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3664
DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20242
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