As a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program in Ireland. This three-week program designed jointly by faculty from Carlow University and St. Angela’s College in Sligo, Ireland is characterized by exposure to a different culture through educational outings and an international field experience.
You will learn about the mental health system in Ireland and about the content and process of service delivery to those with special needs. In addition, you will explore issues related to diversity and social justice within the Irish culture and how they relate to psychosocial functioning and mental health. You'll provide weekly one-on-one supervision to masters and undergraduate students completing field placements in Sligo. You will receive weekly group supervision of their work. The course includes readings that are to be completed prior to departure, full participation in activities in Ireland and a major paper or project.