Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology

Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research


The Depth Psychology M.A./Ph.D. Program seeks to place the study of depth and liberation psychologies in dynamic relationship with the cultural and ecological issues of our time. In doing so, this program augments the dyadic psychotherapeutic healing practices traditional to depth psychology, and explores in an improvisational manner how the theories and practices of depth psychology can be used in community. In addition to academic coursework, students engage in community and ecological fieldwork and research, exploring the application of depth psychological theories and practices to a community or ecological concern the student is called to work on.


                              Building the City by John August Swanson

The following are excerpts from the
Community/Ecological Fieldwork and



Fieldwork Site Form(pdf)

Introduction and Overview

Fieldwork Sites: 1998-Present

Depth Psychological Fieldwork

Examples of Community & Ecological Fieldwork

Frequently Asked Questions

Liberation Psychologies

Liberation Psychologies Bibliography

Ethical Guidelines for Fieldwork & Research (pdf)

Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research Handbook (pdf)

Depth & Liberation Psychologies Conferences

Creating Community With Youth

When History Wakes


Mary Watkins 

Aaron Kipnis



Public Conversations Project 

Highlander Research and Education Center

Witnessing Project

Stone Center, Wellesley Centers for Women

Ojai Foundation

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

Liberation Theology

School of Lost Borders

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Critical Psychology

Radical Psychology

Society of Community Research and Action

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

United States Institute of Peace

Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture

Depth Psychology Dissertations

Liberation Psychologies Network

Community Toolbox