Cross-cultural Differences in Work Conditions of Polish and British Clinical Psychologists
Clinical psychology is one of the most popular and prestigious paths of career in the field of professional psychology. It is a natural way of development for those young psychologists, who after graduation want to work in a clinical setting. After joining the European Community many of Polish graduates at least think about continuing their careers in one of the European countries. The most popular one is, mainly because of the lack of language barrier, the United Kingdom. Those who do, naturally try to compare the conditions of becoming a clinical psychologist in Poland and in the UK. 10 years of experience show that it is quite often if polish graduates have no clue not only about terms of being a clinical psychologist in the UK, but also in Poland. The study is a try to show what kind of situation we are dealing with in both countries and if there are any substantial differences between these two settings. The main goal is to show cross-cultural differences between two countries and their consequences for young psychologists. It is based on authors' job experiences in the UK and Poland as well as on research of the subject.(original abstract)
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