Original Articles

Community Psychology in Africa: The Way Forward?

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 16, issue 2, 2006 , pages: 321–323
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2006.10820136
Author(s): Lynne MarksUniversity of the Western Cape, South Africa

Abstract

This article offers a reflective comment on the topics presented in this special issue. These topics address the concept of community psychology from various perspectives presented in three thematic categories: The states and form of community psychology; the application of community psychology to vulnerable groups and the concept of service delivery and methodologies. The author highlights trends gleaned from the articles, implicitly or explicitly—that of the efficacy of community psychology as a credible branch of psychology, changes needed in training programmes and the idea of the circularity that is community which exists because of the individual who exists because of community.

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