Journal article

Contributing to Global Mental Health: Can Pediatric Psychology Extend Our Reach?

Alice Morgan

CLINICAL PRACTICE IN PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: Global mental health is a burgeoning field of psychology that seeks to create equity in access to services across the globe, regardless of the environment or circumstances. To date, pediatric psychology is rarely included within the scope of health care offered in conflict or postdisaster environments or when addressing health needs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This article identifies previous areas that pediatric psychology and global mental health have intersected and outlines the possibilities for additional contribution to each field, including advocacy, capacity building, consultancy and research. Method: A literature search was conducted regarding the areas o..

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