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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2019-2021 Academic Programs Community Psychology Concentration Requirements  


The concentration is only available for students who entered GSAPP prior to September 2015 and took the semester-long course in Community Psychology (820:593), last offered in the fall of 2015.


The community psychology practicum is required for one semester, one day per week. It is subject to approval of the community psychology concentration practicum subcommittee based on a brief student proposal of community relevance of the practicum.


1. Program Planning and Evaluation: two semesters (required)

2. Core courses currently required for all Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology students that have a community focus:

  • Community Psychology
  • Psychological Interventions--Ethnic and Racial Minority Clients and Families OR Diversity and Racial Identity
  • Theoretical Foundations of Intervention: Organizational

3. Choice of one of the following:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Adult Learning and Training
  • Innovation Implementation and School Change
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Course from another Rutgers unit such as Public Health or Ph.D. in Psychology (e.g., Strength-Based Consultation to Religious, Public Education, and Private Education Settings: A Community Psychology Approach) approved by community psychology concentration faculty


A community psychology dissertation approved by the community psychology concentration subcommittee based on a brief student proposal of community relevance. Committee must include one of the listed community psychology faculty.

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