Community Psychology

Work Plan 2015-2017


Katherine Herazo Mexico
Marco Peña Peru


The Community Psychology Work Group is built and reactualized as a dynamic space that contributes to the development and academic, research and professional exchange of the Interamerican Society of Psychology. Some of the contributions of this group include publications in books and indexed journals, participation in conferences, symposia and congresses, as well as collaborative networks that have enabled the development and / or consolidation of clusters or networks of academics and professionals in this field.

Continuing with this important legacy of collaboration and production is part of the main challenges of those who make up this work group. In that sense, the issues reviewed in our meeting at the XXXV Interamerican Congress in Lima, give us a perspective regarding where the efforts of this group will be directed and the challenges that are drawn from collective agreements discussed during the Congress.

We take this opportunity to thank the continued support of the SIP, the work group, and the leadership of the coordinators who preceded us Hector Berroeta and Teresita Castillo, hoping to continue to facilitate the same internal and external exchange of those who are part of this group.

Work Themes

1. Promotion of international visibility and collaboration

  • Description: To gather information from the Community Psychology Work Group members of the SIP with data that includes: personal information, contact, academic / professional affiliations, research interests, etc. This information will be disclosed on the group website in order to provide a space for dissemination and contribute to build bridges between its members to facilitate collaboration and the development of joint projects and the possibility of extending the networking at the international level.
  • Scope: Members of the Work Group of the SIP.
  • Expected result: A permanently actualized Member’s List available on the SIP website.
  • Facilitators: Marco Peña and Katherine Herazo

2. Publication of a Community Psychology Yearbook

  • Description: Call for publications of the community psychology papers presented at the XXXV Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Lima. This process requires the review of the manuscripts according to the editorial policies of an indexed scientific journal and internationally recognized (preferably at the Interamerican Journal of Psychology).
  • Scope: Community Psychology presentations from the XXXV Interamerican Congress of Psychology and/or by special invitation.
  • Expected Result: Publication or acceptance to publish on the Community Psychology yearbook, which could be presented in 2017 during the Work Group meeting at the XXXVI Interamerican Congress to be held in México.
  • Facilitators: Alicia Rodríguez, Hector Berroeta, Katherine Herazo and Marco Peña

3. Thesis Bank in Community Psychology

  • Description: To develop a centralized web platform where you can get key information (title, abstract, keywords, institution, personal data, contact information, academic affiliation, degree, etc.) to access theses in community psychology.
  • Scope: Key information (metadata) of research and thesis of SIP members and other colleagues or networks interested in sharing information on research in psychology community.
  • Expected Result: Web platform with research data (thesis) on community psychology that is permanently actualized.
  • Facilitators: Jorgelina Di lorio, Malena Lenta, Teresita Castillo, Katherine Herazo and Marco Peña

4. Situational Analysis of Community Psychology

  • Description: The collection, review, analysis and presentation of the state of community psychology from the realm of academic production of the members associated with the Interamerican Society of Psychology through the papers presented at the XXXV Interamerican Congress of Psychology.
  • Scope: Presentation of the situational analysis of Community Psychology.
  • Expected result: Presentation of the situational state (theoretical, methodological and applied reviews) that can be presented to members of the Work Group, through the publication of the Yearbook and facilitate the promotion of symposia for the XXXVI Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Mexico on both current issues and the redefinition of other sub-themes.
  • Facilitators: Katherine Herazo and Marco Peña