A person who wishes to practice psychology in Israel must, by law, obtain a license from the Ministry of Health.
"Say Goodbye to Clinical Psychology, wrote Refael Yonatan Leus in Nov 05, 2013.
Israel is about to become the only country in the Western world to expel psychologists from the public health system".
In 2015, the “reform of mental health insurance” is supposed to take effect. As part of this reform, responsibility for the public’s mental health will be transferred from the state to the health maintenance organizations.
Once the reform is implemented, there will no longer be any organization responsible for and committed to training clinical psychologists.
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There are three levels of specialization in psychology which require licensing:
Psychologist - a process of obtaining a license to practice psychology and registration in the “Register of Psychologists”.
Specialist Psychologist - there are six areas of specialization in psychology, which are under the responsibility and supervision of the Ministry of Health: developmental, social-occupational-organizational, educational, clinical, medical and rehabilitation.
Supervisor - for each of the specializations within the field of psychology.
In 2017, a personal portal for psychologists will start running in the medical professional licensing computer system.