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Paris, France

Practice with Families: Comparative Approaches

Paris

Program Faculty:

Participants:

  • 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 2015, 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.

Costs:

  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees, paid directly to the Bursar: $4,234 (estimated), paid to the Bursar.  Undergraduate tuition (senior BSW students only, must interview): Please review the University’s tuition structure for undergraduates: http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/rate13/ugsocial, paid to the Bursar.
  • GeoBlue Insurance: $13.60/week abroad.  Enrollment in GeoBlue insurance is required for all students traveling outside of the United States for an NYU course.  The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will enroll all students in GeoBlue insurance.
  • Estimated Housing:  Applicants are required to choose from the pricing options below.  Pricing options are currently being determined. 
  • Estimated Airfare to Paris: $1,000 (from New York; dependent upon booking date)
  • Meals: A departure dinner will be held on the last night of the course.  Students are responsible for any additional meals. 
  • Welcome dinner and excursions: TBA
  • Personal expenses: All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

about the program

  • Dates of Course: May 26 - June 9, 2017 in Paris; pre-departure session dates in New York TBA
  • NOTE: Summer abroad programs count toward summer credit.  This may affect your financial aid needs for the year, and for graduating seniors may affect your graduation status.  Make sure to check with financial aid and your academic advisor early on.
  • Location: Paris, France; classes held at NYU-Paris campus
  • Housing: Single dorm housing available
  • Passport: Must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area; must have at least 1 blank page per stamp

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.

Global Program Application and Registration Process

APPLICATION

To apply for this program, you must complete the Global Program Application. The Global Program Application requires that you upload your current resume and the Global Program Essay Questions for the particular program to which you are applying into the application, along with a copy of your passport photo page (if you already have a passport and it is applicable to the program).

Click here for the Global Program Essay Question form for this course.

(Email Stephanie Kaplan for a Word version of this document.)  

To begin an application for this course:

  1. Log in to NYU Home
  2. Click on the 'Academics' tab
  3. Click on the 'Albert Login' button
  4. Scroll down to where you see the 'Application Center' link (lower right side) and click on it
  5. Scroll down to where you see 'Silver Global Programs' and click on the 'Apply' link to the right
  6. Follow the application instructions found at the top of the page

Important notes:

  • Applications cannot be saved and must be completed in one session. Make sure you have all the necessary materials before beginning the application.
  • Applicants will get a confirmation email if submission was successful; please try not to submit more than one application for each program.
  • Decisions are made on a rolling basis and at the discretion of the faculty member. This means that students who apply or are admitted earlier will receive decisions earlier.

Once an application has been reviewed, the applicant will receive a decision email. The applicant will then be able to accept or decline her/his seat in the program.

REGISTRATION

Applicants who accept their seats in the program will receive additional next-steps and will be enrolled in the course from the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. Students do not self-register for global programs.

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES CONTACT

Stephanie Kaplan
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

FOR COURSE CONTENT INQUIRIES CONTACT

Judith Siegel, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work