How to Work Abroad as a Psychotherapist or Social Worker

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A workshop about how to find the best work, in the best place for you, in the world.

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Many of us, when we were training to be psychotherapists imagined working in a clinic or private practice somewhere in the U.K. Not necessarily in a far off country! Our training courses often didn't discuss what kind of other work existed beyond our borders. But the truth is, there is a large world out there, full of interesting, challenging, exciting and rewarding experiences for all those who are trained to help.

Keeping it Small

I restrict the numbers on these workshops, which gives you a lot of time to ask questions and talk. This makes sure that everyone gets something more tailored to what they're looking for, as the area of global work is very large!

What You'll Learn

  • The different regions of the world, and what kinds of different work exists in the different places.
  • How you might go about choosing a place that suits you the best, and currently has the best opportunities in what you're looking for.
  • What qualifications and experience you might need to get started.
  • How to set yourself up working as a psychotherapist in either private practice, or a clinic abroad.
  • How to find work in aid, doing consultancy work, or permanent.
  • What kinds of opportunities to maybe avoid.

Is This For You?

This is a brief intro on how to look for work abroad, mainly for social workers or psychotherapists. So some interested people might be :

  • Those who might have recently qualified and are maybe struggling to get paid work here in the U.K., or just looking for something a little different, or maybe a little adventure.
  • Psychologists in the middle of their careers, maybe finding themselves a little bored and wanting a new challenge, or looking to explore different kinds of career direction.
  • Therapists late in their careers, and wondering what the next chapter holds.

This workshop isn't for those that already have extensive experience abroad, as it is an introduction. Or for those that already have a job lined up, as I'll be talking mainly about how to find work, rather than long-term living in another culture, and the problems that can arise.

Get in Touch, Questions:

Feel free to contact me through my website, counselling-in-london.com with any questions you might have.

About the Trainer

I spent 15 years working abroad in the U.S., Argentina, and Cambodia. In that time I worked as a therapist in the U.S., had a small private practice in Buenos Aires, and founded and ran a counselling centre in Cambodia called Indigo Psychological Services (now called the Bamboo Centre). While running the centre I supervised both local Cambodian therapists, as well as foreign therapists from from all over the world who worked with the local expatriate population of: teachers and school administrators, journalists, members of the armed forces, human rights lawyers, diplomats, entrepreneurs and business people, and international aid workers.
While in Cambodia I also ran projects counselling trafficking victims, trained local counsellors, taught at the university, and was involved in some critical incident responses.
I now work in private practice here in London.
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