While challenges remain, Tom WARNECKE explains that it is becoming easier for UK psychotherapists to work in Europe.
An increasing number of psychotherapists migrate between European countries, but getting to grips with variations in psychotherapy regulation across Europe can be confusing. So far, ten countries out of 27 have established some form of statutory regulation for psychotherapy. Some of them (Germany, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands) have restricted the practice of psychotherapy to psychologists and medical doctors. Others (Austria, Finland, Romania) have established legal frameworks that recognise psychotherapy as an independent profession. And efforts are being made to make it easier for psychotherapists to migrate or work temporarily in other EU countries.
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Source: The Psychotherapist Magazine, UK, Winter 2010 – 2011