Sex Work Therapist Training: New Job Opportunities

Sex Work Therapist Training: New Job Opportunities

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In 2021, ESWA implemented its first programme to support the mental health of sex workers and advocate for the inclusion of sex workers in mental health services. As a result of this pilot programme, ESWA identified therapists’ lack of knowledge and stigma around sex work as critical obstacles faced by sex workers in their access to mental health care.

As a follow up of this programme on mental health, ESWA is partnering with the Radical Therapist Network (RTN) to launch the project Sex Work Therapist Training, a training programme about sex work for therapists. 

The project will start as a pilot training of 1 day. The training will take place online and will gather up to 15 therapists (or therapists in training). The training will be delivered in English and is open to therapists based in Europe and Central Asia (list of countries according to WHO).

The pilot project will be financed through participants’ fees and through ESWA’s funding.

An Advisory Committee composed of sex workers and therapists with lived experience will be in charge of overviewing the training development and delivery. Trainers will be developing and delivering the training. A wellbeing support facilitator will ensure mental health support of the different actors.


As part of this project, ESWA and RTN are recruiting:


Please find more information about the specific tasks and compensation for each role in the attached documents.


Please Note: We are not yet recruiting therapists or therapy participants. These calls will be issued in May.


Applicants are invited to submit a letter of motivation detailing your relevant qualifications and interest in applying to ESWA Programme Officer, Jules James: [email protected] by 3rd of May (23:59 CET).


For further questions please contact [email protected] 




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