Journal article

Australian experts' perspectives on a curriculum for psychologists working in primary health care: implication for Indonesia.

Diana Setiyawati, Grant Blashki, Ruth Wraith, Erminia Colucci, Harry Minas

Health Psychol Behav Med | Published : 2014

Abstract

In Indonesia there is a pressing need to scale up mental health services due to a substantial unmet need for mental health care. Integrating psychologists into primary health care can potentially deliver affordable mental health services to communities and help to close the treatment gap. Australia is one of the pioneers in integrating mental health into primary health care, and the mental health reforms in Australia may have some implications for Indonesia. The aim of this paper is to examine the Australian experience and to reflect in particular on lessons that may be learnt to inform the development of curriculum for psychologists working in primary health care in Indonesia. Data were col..

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