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Psychotherapy degrees abroad

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, helps patients to manage their emotional difficulties and mental health issues. By enrolling in a psychotherapy program, you’ll develop the theoretical knowledge and professional skills needed to begin a rewarding career.

You’ll study key psychological theories and approaches, before applying them to real-world problems. You’ll learn how to establish therapeutic relationships with patients so that they can make sense of their emotions and modify their destructive behaviors.

Studying abroad is a chance to witness the effects of different cultural environments on human thoughts and behaviors. Working with patients from a diverse array of backgrounds and trying new treatment techniques will transform you into a more knowledgeable and versatile practitioner.

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Psychotherapy program structure

BSc degrees in psychotherapy last between three and four years, depending on where you study. They introduce you to key theories and practices in psychotherapy and serve as a great springboard into further study.

To practice professionally, you’ll need a postgraduate degree. You can study for a master’s as a full or part-time student. Most master’s programs last between one and three years, combining classroom instruction with clinical placements.

PhD programs in psychotherapy are generally more research-focused. They take a minimum of four years to finish, but some can last up to six or seven.

You’ll learn through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A large portion of your time will be spent undertaking supervised training too.

The content of psychotherapy programs differs from institution to institution, but most courses cover these fundamentals:

  • Introduction to psychotherapy
  • Becoming a psychotherapist
  • Professional practice skills
  • Theoretical approaches in psychotherapy
  • Building a therapeutic relationship
  • Work-based learning in psychotherapy
  • Research methods and statistics
  • The psychology of well-being

Best countries to study psychotherapy

Psychotherapy study abroad programs

Psychotherapy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in psychotherapy

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    Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy - BSc (Hons) University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,297 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,575 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Psychotherapy graduate programs

Master's in psychotherapy

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    Psychotherapy - MPsyT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,550 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Psychotherapy - MSc McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    27,415 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,498 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in psychotherapy

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    Psychotherapy Studies - GradDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,339 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,851 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Future psychotherapy careers

Mental health conditions are a growing global health concern. Therefore, the demand for empathetic and highly-qualified psychotherapy graduates is increasing too.

You’ll have the tools needed to make a real, positive, and long-lasting difference to people’s lives. You could work in various settings, including hospitals, schools, law enforcement, and private practices. Here are some of the roles you’d be suited to:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Art therapist
  • Mental health nurse

To qualify for some of the above positions, you’ll need to earn additional licensure and certification. If you don’t know how to go about landing your dream job, arrange an appointment with your university’s careers service.