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Being a foreign psychologist in Taiwan?

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Re: Being a foreign psychologist in Taiwan?

Postby BigJohn » 05 Jun 2016, 01:41

I would suggest that you retain Winkler Partners to do a formal request for information on this topic.
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Re: Being a foreign psychologist in Taiwan?

Postby hsinhai78 » 05 Jun 2016, 07:55

BigJohn wrote: That's a tricky one! I don't know that anyone has done such a thing before. The best analog to that would be medical doctors, probably. I have known some doctors working here, but they were ABCs, Taiwanese with US passports. It's also possible that some religious organizations with missionaries have provided health care services with non-Taiwanese-citizen practitioners in recent times. I'm no expert, but I'd guess it was theoretically possible but a bureaucratic nightmare unless you found the right "hack", so to speak.



BigJohn wrote:I would suggest that you retain Winkler Partners to do a formal request for information on this topic.


There is no regulation whatsoever barring foreigners from practising psychology in Taiwan. I have already posted the relevant article of the Physicians Act. If you are too lazy to read the thread, at least do not post uninformed spam. I do not see why OP would need to retain Winkler Partners or any attorney for this.
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Re: Being a foreign psychologist in Taiwan?

Postby tomoya97 » 05 Jun 2016, 14:15

hsinhai78 wrote:
tomoya97 wrote:Well, at the end, I changed my mind at the last second, and I chose philosophy instead.... not the smartest thing to do if I want to get a job in the future, but yeah..


My reply may be useful to others who consider becoming a psychologist in Taiwan.

1.) Foreigners are not prohibited from being a psychologist.

2.) Foreigners need to sit the same examinations as ROC nationals before they can practise in Taiwan.

Article 60 of the Psychologist Act http://law.moj.gov.tw/LawClass/LawSingle.aspx?Pcode=L0020098&FLNO=60


And that's why I love forums, a single topic can be useful for a lot of people :) . I hope this helps someone
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