How to work abroad as a psychotherapist
A workshop about how to find the best work, in the best place, for you in the world!
About this event
Many of us, when we were training to be psychotherapists, imagined working in a clinic or private practice somewhere in the UK - 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.
What you'll learn
- The different regions of the world, and what kinds of different work exists in these 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 permanently.
- What kinds of opportunities to maybe avoid.
Is this for you?
This is a brief intro in how to look for work abroad, mainly for social workers or psychotherapists. Some interested people might be;
- those who might have recently qualified and are maybe struggling to get paid work here in the UK, those just looking for something a little different, or maybe a little adventure
- psychologists in the middle of their careers finding themselves a little bored and wanting a new challenge, or looking to explore different kinds of career direction
- therapists late in their careers wondering what the next chapter holds
About Richard Jefferson
I spent 15 years working abroad in the U.S., Argentina, and Cambodia before returning to London. In that time I worked in a government clinic in Pennsylvania, had a small private practice in Buenos Aires, and founded and ran a counselling centre in Cambodia, where I supervised both local Cambodian and foreign therapists from all over the world.