This year’s Summer Program in Mexico has been canceled by the Boise State University due to security concerns and in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warning for Mexico.
CANCELED Working with Mexicans
A Workshop for Social Workers, Teachers, Counselors, Health Professionals and Spouses
June 2–July 1, 2012
The workshop is designed as two 2-week modules. Students may participate in the full 4-week program or in the first 2-week module only. The workshop is listed as an elective course SOCWRK 494/594.
30 Days in Mexico is an excellent blog by Virginia Eader, University of Washington MSW student and our Mexico 2011 participant. To experience the Course Description, we highly recommend you visit her blog.
SOCWRK 494/594 will help professionals in the health, mental health, and education fields learn about contemporary Mexican issues to improve their work with Mexicans who are newly immigrated to the United States. The workshop will be held at the Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca (Morelos), and Buenavista a Cuellar (Guererro), and Mexico City (Distrito Federal), Mexico.
Using Mexican professionals as guest lecturers, the workshop will provide 60 hours of course content in the following areas:
- ethnically sensitive practice with Latino clients
- gender issues
- the political, religious, historical and socio-economic context of work with Latino clients
- Mexican/U.S. relations
- theories of behavior and diagnostic processes sensitive to the Latino experience
Studying in Mexico, participants will develop broad awareness of the reality of Mexican life and experiences shaping the lives of Mexican immigrants to the United States.
In addition to the workshop, participants will take 80 hours of immersion Spanish, live and take meals with Mexican host families, and visit archeological and cultural sites in and around Mexico City.
The full program may be taken for four Boise State University undergraduate or graduate academic credits or for 60 continuing education units. Each module may be taken for 2 credits or 30 continuing education units. Additional credits may be arranged as special project independent studies supervised by the course instructors.
For More Information Contact:Jim Knapp, MA, MSW, LCSW
Associate Clinical Professor
School of Social Work
Boise State University