Spain MFTS 533i

Family Development

Using an eco-systematic framework, this course examines various topics central to families and their development across the life span. The course examines a wide range of developmental issues important to understanding family functioning (e.g., parent-child interaction, transition to young adulthood, divorce, death), with special attention to diversity in family types (e.g., step families, single-parent families and grandparent-headed families). The course emphasizes the clinical application of concepts. In Madrid, Spain, we will explore cross-cultural and national perspectives on family transitions (e.g., adolescence, young adulthood, parenthood, divorce, etc.) and the clinical services provided to help families in transition.

Important Dates Date
Application Deadline October 28, 2016
Travel Dates May 14 - 25, 2017
Pre-Trip Session: May 2, 2017
Post-session June 9, 2017
Expense Cost
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Travel Costs $1,380*
Total Estimated Expense: $3,830

* Airfare not included


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, some meals and program costs. Students will need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.

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