CPSY631 | COMMUNITY INTERVENTION STRATEGIES

The course focuses on community assessment and intervention within the Palestinian context in particular. The course includes an overview of community psychology interventions such as: social interventions working with individuals and group on the macro level of analysis; and organizational and community level interventions. It examines how the ongoing occupation practices, military violence, and the systematic destruction of Palestinian infrastructure affect individuals and community mental health and psychological well- being. Context specific topic include, but are not limited to, disempowerment, poor community prevention, delinquency, child labor, high-risk behavior, aggression, domestic violence, school violence, substance abuse and many other psychological and mental health problems. In addition to theory of community psychology intervention the students will engage in community participatory action research project in which they emerge themselves in a community setting, gather data about a specific issue, analyze the data, develop a strategy of community intervention, and conduct the intervention.