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.
|Title of host publication||20th Annual MHS|
|Subtitle of host publication||Twenty years strong: and now a renaissance|
|Place of Publication||Alexandria|
|Publisher||The SOS Print + Media Group (Aust) Pty Ltd|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Mental Health Services Conference (MHS) - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 14 Sep 2010 → 17 Sep 2010
|Conference||Mental Health Services Conference (MHS)|
|Period||14/09/10 → 17/09/10|
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.