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A Psych Moving Abroad Stories

A Psych Moving Abroad Stories

By Pascale Paradis
This podcast aims to tell stories about psychologists moving abroad, from registration to cross-cultural challenges, roles and working, moving and adaptation. Guests are interviewed by Dr Pascale Paradis. Pascale also offers reflections about her global migration journey. These stories aim to support other psychologists moving abroad.
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Introduction to the A Psych Moving Abroad Stories Podcast

A Psych Moving Abroad Stories

Episode 7 - Denise's story from Brazil to Australia
Denise talks about her global migration journey from Brazil to Australia. She talks about her a role as a psychologist in rural areas of Australia and also later as a supervisor. Denise explores cross-cultural experiences as a psychologist in Australia compared to Brazil. She also talks about challenges related to being a global migrant in Covid times.
May 21, 2021
Episode 6 - Katja's story, a German citizen, who lived in the US and recently in Kyrgyzstan, and moved during Covid to North Macedonia
Katja is telling her global migration story linked to further studies in psychology and becoming a psychologist. She also talks about the challenges related to moving to developing countries where working may be difficult due to language barriers. Katja and Pascale also explore different ideas about working as a psychologist abroad when registration is challenging or/and language barriers exist. To contact Katja directly about her experiences and journey, here is her email address, To participate in a podcast episode, contact Pascale at
May 01, 2021
Episode 5 - Tess' journey from the UK to Hong Kong
In this episode, Pascale talks to Tess about her journey to Hong Kong from the UK as a clinical psychologist. Tess talks about her work there as well as learning points when working in a different culture. She also explains how her role in Hong Kong as a clinical psychologist is very different to the one in the NHS where she worked previously. A great episode with lots of insight when moving as a psychologist abroad. If you wish to contact Tess directly about her experience in Hong Kong, here is her email address. As always, if you wish to be part of the podcast, do not hesitate to get in touch with Pascale at
April 18, 2021
Episode 4 - Terese's story from Australia to Qatar
In this episode, Terese shares her story about moving during a pandemic from Australia to Qatar. She explores reasons for making a move, as well as lessons learnt. She talks about living in Qatar and adapting to working in an international school. As part of this episode, Pascale talks about her connection with the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) organisation who support families and professionals experiencing global moves. To connect with this organisation or become a member, find details here - If interested in communicating directly with Terese, here is her email address - If interested in participating in this podcast, contact Pascale at
April 01, 2021
Episode 3 - Maria's Story - From Russia to Australia
In this episode, Maria, a psychologist from Russia now in Australia, shares her journey and discusses with Pascale her challenges, learning points and strategies to adaptation. She also shares elements of her journey she is grateful for. If you are interested in Maria's story and would like to contact her, her email address is To participate in A Psych Moving Abroad Stories podcast, contact Pascale at this email address
March 27, 2021
Episode 2 - Reflections about adaptation when moving abroad
In this episode, Pascale presents her reflections about vulnerable moments, adaptation styles and finding a tribe. Pascale also talks about her recent attendance and presentation at the FIGT2021 conference.
March 20, 2021
Introduction to the A Psych Moving Abroad Stories Podcast
Dr Pascale Paradis introduces the podcast together with her journey as a psychologist moving abroad.
January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021