Year: 1991 Source: International Journal of Psychology, v.26, no.6, (1991), p.783-793 SIEC No: 19920340

Black South Africans are subjected to continuous traumatic stress coupled with other problems such as overcrowding, malnutrition, disease, substance abuse, depression & suicide. This paper identifies the mental health needs of the majority Black population & suggests more culturally appropriate professional training programmes for future psychologists & the utilization of services & resources in delivery systems. The psychologist’s role in a divided & traumatised society is also redefined.