Cultural and Critical Explorations in Community Psychology

The Inner City Intern

  • Heather Macdonald

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This book engages the practice of community-based psychology through a critical lens in order in order to demonstrate that clinical practice and psychological assessment in particular, require more affirmative psychopolitical agency in the face of racial injustice within the urban environment. Macdonald includes examples of clinical case analyses, vignettes and ethnographic descriptions while also drawing upon a cross-fertilization of theoretical ideas and disciplines.  An oft neglected element of community psychology is the practice of community informed psychological assessment, especially within the inner city environments. This book uniquely suggests ideas for how clinical practice, in relationship to issues such as race and cultural memory can serve as a substantial vehicle for social justice against the backdrop of a prejudiced criminal justice system and mental health delivery system. 


community based psychology inner city race cultural memory psychopolitical

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  • Heather Macdonald
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology, Lesley UniversityCambridgeUSA

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