International Learning Dublin & Cork, Ireland

International Cultural Influences on Counseling and Art Therapy
May 11 – May 22, 2020
Dublin & Cork, Ireland

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PROGRAM LEADERS: Dr. Eileen Estes & Marybeth Orton  

IrelandABOUT THE PROGRAM: This program explores how global cultures influence mental health counseling. More specifically, the coursework will emphasize counseling psychology and art therapy in Ireland. Given the increasing internationalization of these fields, it becomes critical that future counselors and art therapists develop a greater globally contextualized way of thinking about their clients and their broader work. The College of Education has partnered with several institutions in Ireland-The University College Cork (UCC), the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), the Crawford College of Art and Design at CIT, and Trinity College in Dublin. As embedded in the course work, students will read current literature published by mental health professionals in Ireland, interact with guest speakers, and visit mental health facilities. For their culminating experience, students will present a topic of importance to them related to the field of mental health highlighting their international perspective. Along with formal academic experiences, we will have the chance to visit historic sites in Ireland, including Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Mohr, Kinsale, Bunratty Castle and various museums in Dublin.

ACCOMMODATIONS: While in Cork, accommodations will be at Victoria Mills on University College Cork campus.  Participants will have a private room with bath and a shared common area. In Dublin, participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near downtown, within walking distance to Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral, museums, restaurants and much more.


Program Fee Includes

  • All ground transportation
  • Tuition for ECPY 793
  • Excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day
  • Travel funds for departure and return days
  • Hotels
  • Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • International Flight
  • Passport Fees
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.)
  • Excess baggage charges

APPLICATION INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in the Department of Counseling and Human Development. The application deadline is November 22, 2019. As program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Group interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of application. Please note that program capacity is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program leaders.

CREDITS AND COURSES: All students accepted into the program will be enrolled in ECPY 793: International Cultural Influences on Counseling and Psychology. In addition to the coursework abroad, students are will attend four mandatory 90-minute class sessions prior to departure in the spring 2020 term (meeting dates TBA).

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their International Learning Program should discuss these needs with the Program Leader at the time of application.

IMMUNIZATIONS AND MEDICATIONS: Students should consult with the International Programs Manager, Campus Health, and/or their health care provider to determine individual health needs for travel to Ireland.

Eileen O’Neill Estes

Ryan Rathmann

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