Articles by Keyword: Community Psychology

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  1. Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Community psychology in Cameroon is a budding discipline even its practice, given the scarcity of professionals with specialised training. However, this paper highlights public and private community-oriented projects that resonate with the principles of community psychology. The demands are high...
  2. Community Psychology in Ghana: Challenges, Successes and Prospects

    Community Psychology in Ghana: Challenges, Successes and Prospects

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Community psychology gained formal recognition in Ghana when a few students were admitted to Wilfrid Laurier University, in Canada, to pursue master's degree in the early 1990s. In Ghana, community psychology is enacted through the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...
  3. Teaching Community Psychology into Obscurity: A Reflection on Community Psychology in South Africa

    Teaching Community Psychology into Obscurity: A Reflection on Community Psychology in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The terms “community” and “community psychology” need to be examined within the context of human diversity in order to understand the apparent marginalisation of community psychology in South Africa. Community psychology might be marginalized as the term “community” tends to...
  4. Community Psychology and Quality of Life in Tanzania

    Community Psychology and Quality of Life in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of this study was to explore the status of community psychology and its contribution to the quality of life in Tanzania. The study was based on both literature review and interviews. First, social responses to problems such as...
  5. Development of Community Psychology

    Development of Community Psychology

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The growth and development of community psychology in Zambia has been necessitated by many social problems encountered by Zambians be they health, economic or psychological. The work of governmental and nongovernmental organizations at community level has contributed to the development...
  6. Community Psychology in Zimbabwe: Past, Present and Future

    Community Psychology in Zimbabwe: Past, Present and Future

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study describes and evaluates community psychology in Zimbabwe. We distinguish between a professional with the title ‘community psychologist’ and the practice of the field of community psychology in Zimbabwe. Community psychology services in Zimbabwe include the provision of education...
  7. Addressing Urgent Community Mental Health Needs in Rwanda: Culturally Sensitive Training Interventions

    Addressing Urgent Community Mental Health Needs in Rwanda: Culturally Sensitive Training Interventions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Rwandan leaders in the health and educational sectors have begun to discuss the necessity for establishing culturally appropriate community-based mental health counselling services in Rwanda, especially trauma counselling. The need for a community psychology approach is anchored in the lingering...
  8. Challenging the Frontiers of Community Psychology: A South African Experience

    Challenging the Frontiers of Community Psychology: A South African Experience

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The development of community psychology is of vital importance in South Africa because of the historical context, questions about the relevance of mainstream western psychology and the current social change in the country in the post-apartheid era. Accordingly successful community...
  9. Promoting Inter-Relational Reflexivity with Psychosocial Workers in Community Work: A Case Study from Burundi

    Promoting Inter-Relational Reflexivity with Psychosocial Workers in Community Work: A Case Study from Burundi

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We explore the practice of creating reflexive spaces within community work with psychosocial workers living in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A central idea is inter-relational reflexivity—reflexivity within relationships that leads to collective action. Theoretical ideas related...
  10. Still Photography Provides Data for Community-Based Initiatives

    Still Photography Provides Data for Community-Based Initiatives

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We use community psychology's accent on methodological pluralism and giving voice to the marginalised as a platform to critically examine the utility and outcome of photography as a data collection and community engagement method. Accordingly we focus on two community...