Certificate in Applied Community Psychology (ACP)

The 20-unit Certificate in Applied Community Psychology can be completed in five quarters over 15 consecutive months. Participants conduct all of their coursework on the AULA campus, taking classes alongside master’s in Psychology students.

Students may enter the program during any quarter.

Through class projects and field study opportunities, students 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. Students round out their program of study with elective workshops, or may elect to participate in additional field study experiences.

Required Coursework

PSY 5450ACommunity Psychology: Theories and Methods3
PSY 5450DCommunity Consultation & Collaboration3
PSY 5450EProgram Development and Evaluation3
PSY 5450FPrevention and Promotion3
PSY 5750EPsychoeducational Groups and In-Service Training Development3
PSY 5120BField Study in Applied Community Psychology2
ACP Electives3

The Certificate in Applied Community Psychology program was designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) and are interested in engaging in community work.