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Your 4-Step Guide to Travel Therapy

Travel Therapy Advice, Traveling Advice

Starting your next (or first) travel therapy assignment can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, not only for the potential change professionally, but living in different towns may require a lifestyle change! While you get the opportunity to make an impact on patients, explore the country, and earn more, you also have to drop everything and move, possibly leaving a stable job for the unknown, all while living away from your friends and family. If you’re ready for your next great travel therapy adventure, keep these tips in mind to successfully tackle your next assignment like a seasoned pro: 

Beat Boredom on Assignment With These Hobby Classes

Traveling Advice

One of our favorite recommendations for how to make a new city feel like home when you move for an assignment, is by taking a group class that interests you! These classes are a terrific way to test your talent (or patience) while meeting people in your area. Each city will have a different selection of classes you can take, we recommend looking at Facebook Events or Groupon to find local classes that interest you, or you can check out one of these staple classes: 

How to Use ESA While Traveling with Your Pets

Travel Therapy Advice, Traveling Advice

Almost every day we’re asked by travelers, “can I bring my pet on assignment with me?” And the answer is absolutely yes, it may just be a bit more difficult to find housing. Many rental apartments or houses don’t allow pets on the lease, so if you can’t find a pet-friendly rental you may feel like your options are out. But, working in travel therapy with a pet is totally possible! Classifying your pet as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) might just be the way to go! ESAs can live in no-pet buildings and aren’t subject to breed or weight restrictions. Keep in mind, this isn’t a cheat code so you can move four dogs into your apartment; ESAs are federally mandated and regulated to protect both pet owners and landlords. Our pets can play a huge role in our mental and emotional well-being, so we're going over how the ESA’s guidelines for qualifying your pet, the documentation you need for landlords, and how to find a therapist or doctor to help:

4 Reasons to Work as a Traveling School Psychologist

Advice for New Grads, Specialty Spotlight

Across the country, schools are experiencing an increased demand for school psychologists to support kids that aren’t getting the help they need.  Working as a travel school psychologist gives you the opportunity to make an impact on these expanding districts or rural schools with limited resources. Taking a “travel” contract doesn’t mean you’re only around for a portion of the school year or must relocate every 13 weeks, contracts can range anywhere from part-time, to 39 weeks, to a full year with summer school included! Working as a travel school psychologist will help you advance your career, challenge you, and give you freedom and flexibility in a way that permanent positions can’t. Empower yourself and your career by helping kids have a better shot at life-long positive mental health. Here are four reasons why you should consider taking a travel contract: 

Who are 'Allied' Professionals?

Industry News, Specialty Spotlight

A large portion of the healthcare workforce is classified as an allied professional, but even Healthcare leaders aren’t clear on the difference. According to the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASHAP), allied professionals are the health professions distinctly different from medicine and nursing. They further define allied professions as being “concerned with the identification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and disorders; provision of dietary nutrition services; rehabilitation services; and the management and operation of health systems.” To make it even easier, we’ve listed the healthcare professions that fall under Allied below: