Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Santiago, Chile
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Students who are enrolled in Child Psychopathology (PSYCH 476) and Psychological Interventions in Childhood (PSYCH 474) will have the opportunity to travel to Santiago, Chile to learn about child mental health services in South America. The goal of this experience is to demonstrate that mental health and mental illness are concepts best understood from a cultural perspective, and that assessment and treatment of mental health disorders is strongly impacted by cultural and societal variables. Students will attend guest lectures and site visits addressing topics such as the impact of cultural and family values on adolescent mental health, access to mental health care and stigma surrounding treatment in Chile, and the current status of school-based mental health services in Chile. In addition, students will participate in a service learning experience to contribute to the Santiago community. Students will also have the opportunity to explore museums and cultural centers in Santiago and nearby Valparaiso.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must submit an interest form to indicate that they would like to learn more about the embedded experience, and will be asked to meet with Dr. Melissa Hunter on an individual basis to assess their goals for attending the travel abroad experience.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/07/2020||03/14/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (Melissa Hunter) by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed