Zoabi: Israeli Arabs urgently need psychological help

Arabs in Israel are suffering an acute shortage of clinical psychologists and Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) says she has found the solution.

“It is important for Arabs to have access to Arab psychologists because of language and cultural differences that can impede proper treatment,” Zoabi told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

For example, if an eight-year old Arab child rape victim does not speak Hebrew, the psychologist will not be able to optimally treat the patient, she explained. There can be a six-month wait to see an Arab psychologist.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Zoabi-Israeli-Arabs-urgently-need-psychological-help-439011

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