The knowledge and skills of psychology can be useful in developing countries where indigenous mental health resources are sometimes scarce. Although it may be useful for psychologists to provide short-term training in developing countries, the potential for long-term change is best accomplished by investing in training students from developing countries, especially those committed to returning to their homeland after completing their training. Three “investment strategies” are suggested for training students from developing countries: faculty awareness, intentional mentoring, and facilitated launching. Challenges and implications for professional psychologists are discussed.
McMinn, Mark R. and Voytenko, Vitaliy L., "Investing the Wealth: Intentional Strategies for Psychology Training in Developing Countries" (2004). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 171.