We would be very pleased to receive an expression of interest to host the 2022 International Conference of Community psychology in your country by December 1rst, 2019. Please send to serranogarciairma@gmail.com

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ICCP2020 and Victoria University acknowledges, recognises and respects the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung, Waddawurrung and Wurundjeri of the Kulin who are the traditional owners of University land in Victoria


Make a donation today

Your contribution will support international and local students to attend ICCP2020, allocated at the Conference committees discretion by 31 December 2019. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to fund: 25 x full conference registration for International student / Community individuals, valued at $200 each; 20 x full conference registration for Student individuals, valued at $250 each; 20 x travel support, valued at $500 each

  • A huge thanks to those who have donated already to assist students attending ICCP2020

    Anon $200, Neil Drew $500, Sam Keast $70
  • A huge thanks to those who have donated already to assist students attending ICCP2020

    Rama Agung-igusti $50, Anon $100

The Conference


Fostering and Sustaing Solidarities


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

ICCP 2020


Michelle Fine
Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women’s Studies, American Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Michelle Fine

Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women’s Studies, American Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Fine taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1981 – 1991, and then came to the Graduate Center. She has authored many “classics” – books and articles on high school push outs, adolescent sexuality – called the “missing discourse of desire,” the national evaluation of the impact of college in prison, the struggles and strength of the children of incarcerated adults, the wisdom of Muslim American youth. A pioneer in the field of youth Participatory Action Research, and a founding faculty member of the Public Science Project, Fine has been involved with a series of participatory studies with youth and elders, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated college students and youth working at the intersections of movements for educational, immigration and juvenile justice

Dr Tony Birch
Victoria University

Tony Birch

Professor Tony Birch is the inaugural Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow in the Moondani Balluk Academic Centre at Victoria University. His research is concerned with climate justice, the protection of Indigenous country and the potential of collaborative initiatives to combat climate change. He has published widely in the area and regularly presents the outcomes of his research at major conferences both within Australia and internationally. Professor Birch is also a novelist and short fiction writer. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature

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The Western suburbs of Melbourne have distinctive cultural, economic, and socio-political histories, weaved from successive waves of migration. These histories are continually transformed through various processes related to globalisation, migration, and dynamics of community and place making. Often celebrated for its cultural diversity, the location is also marked by high levels of inequality that are exacerbated by processes of de-industrialisation, urban renewal and gentrification. We are attendance to consequences for the health and wellbeing of differently positioned and its attendant consequences for the health and wellbeing for differently positioned communities of people. Within this context, with such complex and diverse social and cultural history, there can be found extraordinary examples of creativity, communality, survival and solidarity.

Footscray is known for its diverse and vibrant history this multicultural hub reflects and has been home to successive waves of migrants from Greeks, Italians, and former Yugoslavians, to Vietnamese and East Africans. Head down Barkly St for some of the best Pho and Bahn Mi in Melbourne, and finish it off with coffee and canoli, otherwise head down Nicholson St Mall to sample Ethiopian Injera bread or succulent kebab. Nestled on the Maribyrnong river is the Footscray Community Arts Centre, a community-engaged contemporary arts space that hosts theatre, galleries and workshops and contributes to Footscray reputation for a thriving local arts scene.

Visit one of Footscray’s many bars for a wine or a cocktail, see some live music at the Reverence Hotel or head to Hop Nation for a locally brewed beer. No visit is complete without a trip to the Footscray Market, where you can explore the fresh produce whilst sipping on Café Sua Da (Vietnamese Iced Coffee).




When thousands and even millions of people experience essentially identical problems, defining these problems as ‘individual’ oversimplifies to the point of absurdity

Prilleltensky & Fox, 1997