Fairfield University extends "Last-Minute Opportunity" to area mental health professionals for January London trip


Image: Dr HaugDr. Ingeborg Haug, associate professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions today announced there are a limited number of spaces available to area mental health professionals for a weeklong Study Tour and Training at Marlborough Family Service in London, England, from Jan. 23-30.

The focus of the study is "Innovative Approaches to Working with Couples and Families With an Emphasis on School-based Interventions." Participants can earn 18 CEUs or 3 Fairfield University graduate credits and are invited to join GSEAP graduate students for a week of study and observation. To register, please email Kimberly Baer, kbaer@fairfield.edu or call (203) 254-4250.

In 2009, Dr. Haug organized a group of fifteen MFT graduate students for a similar trip. There was an overwhelmingly positive response from individuals who participated. Maryann LaBella, a 2009 MFT graduate who now works at Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance noted, "The agency is unlike anything we have in the states."

"Being a member of this trip is quite possibly one of the best experiences of my life," said Fairfield University MFT graduate student Tiffany Harris.

The group will spend a week at the Marlborough Family Institute, a London-based program that has developed a unique approach to helping multi-problem families. The institute uses both day and outpatient settings and a multi-family approach. The group will spend several days studying Marlborough's unique approach to school issues.

 "The Institute sets up structures and therapeutic tasks so that ultimately families are helping each other," said Dr. Haug. "The approach has been so successful that Denmark has now adopted it," she continued.

The program addresses information valuable to family therapists, social workers, school and community psychologists and licensed mental health professionals.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 7, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 161

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