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Opportunities for Intl. PhD holder?

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I’m applying to several programs this cycle and my wife will accompany me to wherever I get accepted. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology in Spain and I was hoping to look for employment opportunities for her but I’m not really sure where to start. Do we look for postdocs? Would she be able to practice? Can anyone guide us a bit as to where we can look for the best opportunities? We are not very picky as at the beginning we just want to be able to cover our expenses and after the first year or two start a more focused search. I realize advice will vary depending on where we go as different campuses and cities have different cultures but I was wondering if anyone could offer some general guidelines.

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Your wife will need to contact the board of psychology in the state where she is interested in practicing. There is no standard international recognition of clinical degrees and licensure is state by state. The states's board can inform your wife what additional education, supervision, and examinations are required. State board information can be viewed here: http://www.asppb.net. The APA also has some information here: http://www.apa.org/support/licensure.aspx?item=1

She may be better off trying to find a research post-doc as this would not necessarily require meeting licensure requirements. 

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