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Third Culture Kids & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs


Hello and welcome to Third Culture Kids & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs brought to you by Wherapy: Therapy – Wherever, Whenever!

This two-week course aims to provide Third Culture Kids with the necessary tools to complete each level of Maslow’s hierarchy. We will take a look at the problems that Third Culture Kids face, relate them to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and build a framework and action-plan around each one.

At the end of this course you will have your very own action plan for each level of Maslow’s hierarchy. Then, it is up to you to work your way up the hierarchy and, hopefully, achieve self-actualization!

We encourage you to take each lesson at a pace that suits you. There is a lot to learn. Short videos and diagrams are provided to make the information easier to digest. Homework will be assigned at the end of lesson two. Please make the most of the week in between lesson two and three by applying what you’ve learnt and by doing the assigned homework.

So, without further ado, let’s get started! Click on the tab below to proceed to the first lesson in the course.


Course Overview

Target Group: Third Culture Kids

Aim: To help Third Culture Kids complete each level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Course Duration: 2-weeks.

Lesson Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

Method: The course is comprised of text and tables as well as audio and video files. Homework is assigned at the end of each lesson.


Course Schedule

Day 1 = Introduction

Day 2 = Deficiency Needs

Week 2 = Being Needs


About The Author

Philip Andersson is a therapist and the founder of Wherapy. Throughout the years, he has worked alongside cognitive behavioral therapists as well as psychodynamic therapists. As a social worker, he worked with families with drug abuse problems. He has also worked as a children’s therapist in domestic abuse cases and with children suffering from severe depression. He has recently completed his studies to become a psychodynamic therapist.

He is also a Third Culture Kid. Born in his passport country Sweden, Philip has lived in England, Hong Kong and Japan during his formative years. In 2018, he founded Cross Culture Therapy with the distinct mission to help Adult Third Culture Kids deal with the inner conflict that arises as a result of a global upbringing. Since then, he has treated Third Culture Kids of a variety of ages and backgrounds. In 2020, Cross Culture Therapy changed its name to Wherapy and Philip continues to treat Third Culture Kids as well as non-TCKs suffering from depression and anxiety.


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