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Paris, France

Practice with Families: Comparative Approaches

Paris

Program Summary:

  • Dates of Course: May 31 - June 8, 2015. Students will arrive on Saturday, May 30th, attend an orientation on May 31st, and have the option of departing Saturday, June 6th, Sunday, June 7th, or Monday, June 8th. The course will include one session before the Paris portion and one session after the Paris portion, back in New York.  Those dates are TBA.
  • Location: Paris, France; classes held at NYU-Paris campus
  • Housing: Single dorm housing available
  • Total Credits: 3 credits
  • Available for: Master's, Doctoral, and Continuing Education; Advanced undergraduates in relevant majors with permission of instructor and as space permits.

Program Faculty:

Judith Siegel, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work

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.

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.

Costs:

  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees, paid directly to the Bursar: $3,939 (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. Continuing Education non-credit participants pay 2/3 graduate tuition less fees, paid directly to NYU Silver Office of Global and Lifelong Learning: $2,232.
  • HTH Insurance: $11.34/week abroad.  Enrollment in HTH 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 HTH insurance.
  • Estimated Housing:  Applicants are required to choose from the pricing options below.  Pricing options are based on matriculated status, housing choices, and the duration of the course. The welcome dinner cost of $30.00 per student is including in the cost of each option. Tuition and fees for matriculated students are not included in the costs below and will be paid separately to the Bursar upon issuance of semester bills.
    • Student (May 30th - June 6th) [$611.14] - Rate applies to matriculated NYU students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, and $11.34 for HTH Insurance.
    • Student (May 30th - June 7th) [$692.54] - Rate applies to matriculated NYU students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, and $11.34 for HTH Insurance.
    • Student (May 30th - June 8th) [$773.94] - Rate applies to matriculated NYU students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, and $11.34 for HTH Insurance.
    • Continuing Education (May 30th - June 6th) [$2,843.14] - Rate applies to continuing education students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, $11.34 for HTH Insurance, and the $2,232 continuing education program cost.
    • Continuing Education (May 30th - June 7th) [$2,924.54] - Rate applies to continuing education students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, $11.34 for HTH Insurance, and the $2,232 continuing education program cost.
    • Continuing Education (May 30th - June 8th) [$3,005.94] - Rate applies to continuing education students who will be staying in a private room during course. Fees include single housing costs at $81.40/night, $30 meal cost, $11.34 for HTH Insurance, and the $2,232 continuing education program cost.
  • 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. 
  • Excursions: TBA
  • Personal expenses: All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Global Program Application and Registration Process

All students wishing to participate in the Paris global course must complete the application on this page. The application will be reviewed by the course director and instructor(s). Students will be notified of their application decision by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. Upon notification, each student is required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $150 within two weeks to hold his or her place in the course. The remainder of the housing and insurance balance due from the student must be paid by the date outlined in the acceptance letter.

Students do not self-register for global courses offered by NYU Silver. All students admitted to the course will be enrolled by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning and the Registrar.