ADVOCACYGiven the underrepresentation of Arab/MENA psychology professionals, the critical need for additional resources for serving the mental health needs of AMENA individuals, and the ongoing marginalization of this population, advocacy is central to our organizations mission. Advocacy requires an understanding contextual factors that influence problems experienced by individuals, and removing or reducing the impact of oppressive environmental barriers. We aim to advocate at local and national levels, and to support the efforts of organizations working to address the needs of Arab/MENA individuals. In line with this goal, one of our early efforts involved developing a collective response highlighting our deep concern regarding the events spanning the past decade documenting in the Independent Review Relating to Ethics Guidelines, National Security, Interrogations, and Torture (the Hoffman Report).
The goals of this section are to: