Working as an expat psychologist

Patric Esters on cultural challenges and possible universals.

Imagine walking into a clinic where people from all across the world sit in the waiting room: American, Chinese, Brazilian, British, Moroccan, Italian, German, you name it. These ‘expatriates’, highly skilled migrants who have temporarily moved to a foreign country (often for work reasons) expect culturally sensitive therapies in their preferred language. With the world becoming increasingly globalised, expats and expat psychology are not a peripheral phenomenon any more. As an expat


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