- Dates of Course: May 24 - June 7, 2014
- Location: Paris, France; classes held at NYU-Paris campus
- Housing: In single occupancy studio apartments in the Oberkampf neighborhood (11th Arrondissement). The single occupancy studios are in an international student residence with an RA on site. Participants are welcome to make their own housing arrangements.
- Total Credits: 3 credits
- Available for: Master's, Doctoral and Continuing Education; Advanced undergraduates in relevant majors with permission of instructor.
- Social work and other mental health and psychological disciplines; humanities disciplines with an interest in the mental health field. Because the subject matter will vary from previous years, students are permitted to take this course again if they have taken it before.
- Second year master's students may register for this course in fulfillment of their degree requirements and will be allowed to participate fully in Convocation May 2014, prior to completing the course. Graduating MSW students for whom this course completes the MSW degree requirements can attend the May ceremony, and will receive the degree subsequent to completing the course.
Academic Details/Program Curriculum:
- For centuries France (Paris in particular) has been lauded as the “capital” of love. This intensive three- (3) credit elective will explore partner and family relationships and the practices and policies for working with families.
- Students will examine the policies and services for same sex marriage, intimate partner violence and support for new parents, as reflections of social norms in the United States and France.
- Students will also learn about the most prevalent clinical models for couples and family therapy in both countries, and consider the beliefs the underlay similarities and differences.
- The course will examine help-seeking behavior regarding family problems, the expense and accessibility of family therapy and the education of clinicians who are preparing to work with couple, parenting and family relationships.
- Through examining the beliefs, identified problems and approaches that guide clinical practice, students will become more aware of the tacit assumptions that inform family therapy in the United States, and in the capital of love.