HomePhilippine Journal of Psychologyvol. 45 no. 2 (2012)

Was I Doing Outreach or was I Standing Outside and Reaching In?

Sylvia Estrada Claudio

Discipline: Psychology



Recounting her own experiences as a psychologist working within social movements, the author draws lessons about how engagement in social issues has helped strengthen her own research and clinical practice as well as her scholarship in general. This paper discusses how social movement actors have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of psychology because they are the pioneers in exploring that which is missed by mainstream practice. Finally the author notes that engaged scholarship in psychology has been the starting point for major theoretical advances that cross disciplinal boundaries.