The Certificate in Applied Community Psychology is designed for individuals employed in a range of advocacy or human services fields who wish to engage in community based work and support meaningful organizations that serve diverse cultural populations. While students in this field can choose to work with a seemingly infinite number of organizations each pursuing their own unique goals, this certificate equips you with the fundamental skills of program development and evaluation, prevention and promotion, and professional consultation and collaboration. We combine traditional coursework with real-world field experience to work towards championing the community change you wish see.
This certificate is offered by AU Los Angeles.
The Certificate in Applied Community Psychology provides excellent opportunities to recent university graduates in the social and behavioral sciences who are interested in entering community intervention work, deepening their understanding of community life as they develop practical skills for facilitating community and social change.
Faculty members have extensive experience working in urban and culturally diverse communities. Classes are lively, informal, and small, offering students from varied life backgrounds opportunities to work closely on real-world community issues. You will be introduced to theories that are then applied to community-based course assignments and projects.
The 20-unit Certificate in Applied Community Psychology program can be completed in five quarters over 15 consecutive months. You will take classes alongside master’s in Psychology students and all coursework is conducted on the AULA campus. You may enter the program during any quarter. Quarters begin in October, January, April, and July.
Through class projects and field study opportunities, You will acquire valuable skills and hands-on experience in program development and evaluation; prevention and promotion; community consultation and collaboration; and workshop and in-service development. You will round out your program of study with elective workshops, or you may elect to participate in additional field study experiences.
- Community Psychology: Theories and Methods
- Program Development and Evaluation
- Prevention and Promotion
- Psychoeducational Groups and In-Service Training Development
- Community Consultation and Collaboration
- Field Study in Applied Community Psychology
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application.
- Send in all official transcripts. Request one copy of official transcripts to be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Antioch University Los Angeles from all other previously attended institutions of higher education, including the institution from which you received your accredited bachelor’s degree. A student copy of a transcript may be submitted with your application, but you cannot be fully admitted until the official transcript is received.
- The Admissions Interview – After we receive your application materials, we will contact you to make an appointment for an interview. This interview is an opportunity for you to present your goals and qualifications and to ask questions about Antioch University’s program.
Please submit all materials to: Admissions Office, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230. All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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Certificate in Applied Community Psychology
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