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.