2016 Mid-Year Review

In Directory News on July 2, 2016 by joshsandoz

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ITD News:

In the first six months of 2016, we have had updates to the following sections of the directory:

Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, UAE, USA, Vietnam, and Worldwide.

Welcome to all new members!!

New Spanish Speaking Therapists ITD Blog Post:

It is my delight to highlight a new resource within the ITD. The Directorio Internacional de Terapistas en Español.

Ongoing ITD Blog Opportunity:

The ITD Blog continues to be open for guest posts from our membership. We’ve been hosting member guest posts for two and a half years now, to the great enrichment of the community. Interested in contributing? Perspective contributions need to meet the following required specifications for guest post consideration.

ITD Reads:

Falling in the “To Be Read” category, Carly Inkpen is a graduate student at the Smith College School for Social Work, seeking interview participants for a research study about the experience of licensed psychotherapists who grew up as Third Culture Kids. Do you fit this description? Carly is interested in learning how a mobile, international childhood impacts your current work as a psychotherapist. Here are her details:

For purposes of this research, a Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who grew up moving around the world a lot. More specifically, a TCK is a person who has spent a significant part of their developmental years outside of their parents’ culture. Many TCKs do not feel that they have one easily-identifiable home or home-culture. Instead, they often feel that their cultural identities are informed from a combination of numerous cultures and experiences. They often feel the strongest sense of belonging with other people who have similarly mobile backgrounds.

In order to be part of this study, you must:

- Be a trained psychotherapist who has been practicing for at least two years

- Self identify as a Third Culture Kid, and have made at least two international moves between the ages of 5-18

- Be able to read and speak English

The time required to participate is a 45-60-minute interview. This interview can take place in person if you are in the Boston area or via videoconference. This study is open to psychotherapists in any part of the world.

Your participation in this study will be kept confidential. With your permission, I will be audio recording the interview and transcribing it, disguising all identifying information. The data collected from this study will be used for my Master’s in Social Work thesis and possible presentations and publications.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you can contact me directly by email at cinkpen@smith.edu or by phone at +1 617-453-8389. If someone you know would be interested in this study, please forward this message to them.

This study protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Smith College School for Social Work Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB). Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

ITD Writes:

Three ITD Blog guest posts have been contributed in the first half of 2016.

Susan Dellanzo, in England, Switzerland, and Worldwide contributed a post called The Myth of Expat Life and Global Living.

Paula Vexlir, Registered Clinical Psychologist, in Argentina and Worldwide contributed a post called Expat Parenting: supporting our children’s bonds with family and friends back home.

Dan Martin, MS Psych, in Singapore contributed a post called Preparing the Family for a Move.

ITD Presents:

Leyla Welkin, PhD, LMHC, in Seattle, Washington shares the following:

A team of Italian human rights activists, a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Practitioner from Arizona and a cross-cultural psychotherapist from Seattle and Turkey are creating a training program for people who serve Syrians and other refugees in Europe and Turkey. The aim is better informed, more sustainable services and healthier communities wherever refugees live. September’s pilot is a volunteer effort and we hope to raise the funds to support participants’ travel and lodging costs.

The team is looking for worldwide support, especially from therapists and others who understand the importance of psychosocial training in human services. Join us or support our effort with funds. To learn more see our site at https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/helping-the-helpers-refugee-trauma-training

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