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#1 Monday 29th of August 2016 04:58

Teerlinck
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Any Americans living and working in England?

Hi everyone,

I'm an American mental health OT looking to permanently relocate to England, preferably in Southampton.  I've had no luck at all finding out whether--and how--other American OT's have made the leap.  I also wonder if there are opportunities for mental health OT work or if it's prohibitively competitive.  I am only familiar with the American system of diagnosis (DSM).  Would this be a hindrance?  Is it possible to obtain sponsorship?  Supposedly, BAOT has forums that address some of these issues, but I got nowhere with them and was unable to access their forums.  I am newer to the profession, but have worked in mental for twenty years in many varied professional roles.  Any help or perspectives would be so much appreciated.  Thank you.

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