Journal article

What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study

Ellie Brown, Annie Topping, Richard Cheston

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction: Mental health problems are highly prevalent throughout the world; however, all too frequently individuals do not receive treatment. Psychological therapy is a potentially successful intervention, but barriers to access are likely to vary across countries and cultures and could be better understood. This paper aimed to identify perceived barriers to accessing psychological therapy for people living in Qatar in the Middle East. Methods: A mixed methodology known as concept mapping was used to investigate the views of mental health clinicians and policymakers. Participants were invited to brainstorm the issue (qualitative data), then sort these barriers into groups (clusters), and..

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