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Q: Anyone know of networking opportunities for Masters level therapists?

I am a native English speaker from the states with a masters degree in counseling psychology and hold a professional mental health counseling license. I am interested in networking with others in my field to learn more about the realities of finding a job in this industry in Shanghai. Can anyone recommend any groups/forums etc., that they can direct me to? Thank you. 

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A quick look on Bing gives the following:

 

http://s-imha.com/

 

Shanghai International Mental Heath Association

 

And this:  http://www.smhc.org.cn/index_en.aspx

 

Shanghai Mental Health Center.

 

Those 2 were in the top 3 results from behind the great firewall. Reckon if you use Google on the outside you will get more.

 

I met a counselor a few years back in a bar in GZ. She was trying to set herself up to give counseling to senior "ex-pats" in high stress jobs. I'm not sure how she got on with that.  I would have thought the best cure for any stressed expat manager here would be "go home". But that prescription would not get you much repeat business .

 

As a point of interest though, I would have thought it would be better to be established here for a while before you start practicing as a mental health professional. So you can get an understanding of the issues people have to deal with. BCDs and all that stuff, if you see what I mean?

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So smart and learned but cannot do simple research yourself?

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I know poster with handle'Labia'. here.

She/he might be Latin, a bit.....

2 smileys in my post fetched me 4 pints....with this reply.

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Good luck!

 

No, seriously - good luck!

 

Mental health is like 1950s back home - so much stigma attached, so much misunderstanding... so many suicides!

 

I was told about one student who apparently had 'mental health issues'... when I talked to her, all I found was a girl who wasn't understood because she was original, creative, and wouldn't accept 'no why' as an answer.

 

And another student who possibly had narcolepsy, by I was continually told he "mental problems"...

 

I think it's just an excuse to explain away bad parenting! (no, I do understand mental health issues - but they don't!)

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