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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/26/2021
10/26/2021 05/25/2022 06/01/2022

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Nedeljko Golubovic Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor Program Dates Class Sessions
Belfast, Northern Ireland COUN 547i:  Risk Assessment and Trauma Interventions Dr. Nedeljko Golubovic Travel Dates for the course are May 25, 2022 - June 1, 2022. Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
Class will meet every week during the Spring 22 semester


Course Description

COUN 547i: Risk Assessment and Trauma Interventions (3 units)

This course provides the basic theoretical foundation of trauma and crisis intervention, including the effects of crisis and traumatic events on the development of abnormal behaviors. Students will be invited to learn about principles of crisis intervention during trauma-causing events as well as treatment of long-term trauma-related effects. Students will familiarize themselves with crisis theories, crisis intervention models, and practical skills for effective crisis intervention in response to traumatic events. In addition, students will learn long-term interventions for trauma-related symptoms. Counselors in all settings are on the front lines for identifying and responding to crises. This course will help students develop an understanding of crisis and trauma, including development of foundation skills for responding to a broad range of client crises (e.g., suicide, self-injurious behavior, violence/aggression, abuse and neglect, chemical dependency, interpersonal victimization, loss). Students will develop specialized skills related to suicide assessment and intervention, psychological first aid, and trauma-informed care. Through ongoing study, discussion, and practical applications, students will be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills to their anticipated work settings.

The purpose of this trip is to help students learn about the broad ranging consequences of traumatic events. During this trip, students will have an opportunity to learn about the Troubles (an ethno-nationalist conflict) in Northern Ireland. The plan for this trip includes students learning about the socio political realities and historical events that contributed to the conflict, psychological and sociological impact the Troubles had on the population of Northern Ireland, multigenerational repercussions of trauma, trauma treatment strategies that have been develop, victim services that have been created, and continuous efforts to maintain peace and improve the lives on people in Northern Ireland. As a part of this trip, we will visit relevant cultural sites and hear perspectives from both sides of the conflict. Additionally, we will visit treatment centers that provide services to survivors and victims’ families, we will speak with scientists who are studying multigenerational trauma, and visit educational programs that are trauma informed. Considering a direct connection between the nature of the Troubles and the purpose of this course (especially when a relative recency of the conflict is taken into count) this trip will provide a unique learning opportunity for our students.

Estimated Program Costs 

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550
Program expenses & Accommodations (based on double occupancy) $2,500
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare)  $5,450

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $2,500. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after November 5, 2021. Any withdrawal on or after November 15, 2021, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from May 25 (check in date) to June 1 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Spring 2021. 

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

U.S. citizens may enter the United Kingdom for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present their U.S. passport, valid for at least six months after their date of entry into United Kingdom, and a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country. Please review the United Kingdom government website for instructions on entry/exit requirements.



The application window for the program is from Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by November 5, 2020. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Additional Questions

Assistant Director
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)