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Old 22.07.2019, 18:49
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Re: MA in Counselling Zurich

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Here you go: the official Swiss government information about recognition of psychology qualifications from abroad.
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home...ieberufen.html

And here are some FAQs: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home.../faq-psyg.html


Here are the three professional bodies:
Föderation der Schweizer Psychologinnen und Psychologen (FSP)
https://www.psychologie.ch/

Schweizerischer Berufsverband für Angewandte Psychologie (SBAP)
https://sbap.ch/

Assoziation Schweizer Psychotherapeuten (ASP)
https://psychotherapie.ch/wsp/


It's all in German (or French or Italian, click top right-hand corner), so if you don't speak one of those, you'd need to run in through a translator like google translate or deepl.

I'd think one of the central things you'd need to check is whether you will need a good command of a Swiss language, to get your foreign qualifications registered. For some professions (like nurses and doctors) this is a formal requirement. I'm not sure about psychologists. Whether or not, unless you can somehow find yourself a niche amongst English-speakers, such as expat executives and their families, you will probably need the local language up to a certain level of competence to speak to your clients.

Well done for wanting to do your research properly. I commend you for that, and wish you well.
Thank you for laying this out! I also have solid French, which may help if a language is needed, and yes, I expect my client base would be English speaking seeking native English speaker (possibly an under-served population based on this forum anyway ). Are you yourself a practitioner, or is a PM advised?
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