The world is about global issues
By Maria Clara Kreis
Issues arising locally in one part of the world often have an international impact on the rest of the world. In many parts of the world there is a great need for mental health services. Many psychologists in the United States of America are privileged and often have resources that can be shared with those parts of our beloved but vulnerable world that are in need of mental health services and training. I believe psychologists have a chance to be true to our mission toward systemic change, particularly if we can expand and enhance our training for future psychologists. The creation of international internships or postdoctoral programs with a particular focus on those areas that have limited mental health training and access to services can be a durable way to produce sustainable systemic change.