Pathways into psychology: Towards training Aboriginal psychologists with the aim of more relevant and accessible services for Aboriginal mental health consumers

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Abstract

Consultative, culturally appropriate psychological services for Aboriginal consumers are a well established need in mental health services. One step toward this is to increase the number of Aboriginal psychologists whose underrepresentation in the profession can be attributed to many factors. This paper reports on a model designed to overcome or minimise these factors. The idea was conceived between Greater Western Area Health Service GWAHS) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The objective was to support a career pathway for Indigenous mental health workers to study psychology, whereby GWAHS would provide traineeships, study leave and support fees. CSU would provide training, social support and tutoring.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Annual MHS
Subtitle of host publicationTwenty years strong: and now a renaissance
Place of PublicationAlexandria
PublisherThe SOS Print + Media Group (Aust) Pty Ltd
Pages130-135
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780975765364
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventMental Health Services Conference (MHS) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Sep 201017 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceMental Health Services Conference (MHS)
CountryAustralia
Period14/09/1017/09/10

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    Roberts, R., & Harris, J. (2010). Pathways into psychology: Towards training Aboriginal psychologists with the aim of more relevant and accessible services for Aboriginal mental health consumers. In 20th Annual MHS: Twenty years strong: and now a renaissance (pp. 130-135). The SOS Print + Media Group (Aust) Pty Ltd.