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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
November 25, 2015
Canadian Excellence







The Community Psychology Program at Wilfrid Laurier University

Centre for Community Research, Learning, and Action

At Laurier we have had a thriving M.A. program in Community Psychology since 1976, and in 2003 we launched a Ph.D. program in Community Psychology. Laurier offers the only free-standing program in Community Psychology in English-speaking Canada. Since 2002, the Community Psychology programs at Laurier, Universite Laval, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and University of Ottawa have held a biennial Quebec-Ontario Community Psychology conference. Please consult the following publications for more information on community psychology research and training at Laurier and in Canada.

Evans, S., Nelson, G., & Loomis, C. (2009). Critical perspectives on teaching and learning community psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University: Principles, strategies, and challenges. In C. Vázquez Rivera, M. Figueroa Rodríguez, W. Pacheco Bou, & D. Pérez-Jiménez (Eds.), International community psychology: Shared agendas in diversity (pp. 533-561) . San Juan, Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico Press.

Murray, M., & Nelson, G. (2007). Community health psychology: Developing a training program. The Community Psychologist, 40(2), 44-49.

Nelson, G., & Aubry, T. (Eds.). (2010). Community psychology in Canada: Past, present, and future [Special section]. Canadian Psychology, 51, 77-119.

Nelson, G. (2007). 25 years of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health: Reflections and future directions. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 26(1), 55-59.

Nelson, G., & Lavoie, F. (2010). Contributions of Canadian community psychology. Canadian Psychology, 51, 79-88.

Nelson, G., Lavoie, F., & Mitchell, T. (2007). The history and theories of community psychology in Canada. In S. Reich, M. Riemer, I. Prilleltensky, & M. Montero (Eds.), International community psychology: History and theories (pp. 13-36). New York : Kluwer/Springer Academic Publishers.

Nelson, G., Poland, B., Murray, M., & Maticka-Tyndale, E. (2004). Building capacity in community health action research: Towards a praxis framework for graduate education. Action Research, 2, 389-408.

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