Professionals who work for community-based services and programs provide personal, social, physical, and emotional support to disadvantaged groups and communities. They may work for community outreach organizations, at schools, in government agencies, or at health clinics coordinating care, providing support, and connecting people to the services they need.
What Is Community Psychology?
Community psychology integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to create positive change both at the individual and communal levels. People who work in community services are often interested in pursuing a career in community psychology because of its holistic approach to improving not just an individual’s quality of life, but also improving their environment as a whole.