Albeit neither a glamorous nor simple topic, the psychology workforce concerns all psychologists- whether or not they realize it. The state of the psychology workforce affects the working environment and marketplace for clinicians, researchers, and educators now, and in coming years, will affect the vitality of the profession. This article focuses on the clinical or applied professional psychology workforce referred to as health service psychologists.
- Identify the reasons that problems arise from unfulfilled mental health needs that exist alongside a varying number of mental health professionals in a given community.
- Identify factors that prevent potential patients from seeking and accessing the mental health care they need.
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