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Study Abroad: Canterbury

August 4, 2016

Enjoying a little snooze on Freud's couch! At Freud's house, I was able to learn about some of his most famous cases and more about his daughter, Anna Freud. Her room was my favorite, because it displayed a few accomplishments she had with her own studies that I didn't know about. Being able to sit in Freud's garden was the perfect end to the tour, sipping tea, knowing that he was once there.


Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR
Lecturer
School of Social Work
Texas State University - San Marcos

August 4, 2016

This is my second time on the Texas State to Canterbury Study Abroad Program. I came this time to do research on policy and legislative differences between non-profit animal shelters in the UK versus Austin Pets Alive in Austin, where I work, as well as on differences in compassion fatigue between the two. I was able to visit 3 different shelters in England and Scotland, including spending two days at he well-known Battersea Home for Dogs and Cats in London. I learned that compassion fatigue might still stink no matter what continent you're on, but getting slide tackled by a little kitty who desperately wants to nuzzle my face makes it much better! And, of course, being in Scotland and England helps as well!
 
Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR
Lecturer
School of Social Work
Texas State University - San Marcos

Canterbury Summer 2016

July 14, 2016


Westminster Abbey, where social work students not only get to visit a beautiful and historical place of worship, which plays a variety of roles throughout history, but they also get to learn about local and global community outreach programs at the cathedral. Is this simply a place of worship and museum, visited by millions of tourists each year, who clamor to see the final resting places of Queen Elizabeth I, Darwin, Chaucer and Sir Issac Newton, or is this a community-based center of service provision? Social Work students who join the Texas State to Canterbury Study Abroad Program discover the answer here!

Students by Tower Bridge and outside the Tower of London before program-included, self-guided tour at the Tower. Social Work students use the NASW and BASW (British Association of Social Workers) Codes of Ethics to advise the Monarchy on a decision that has gone down in history. Join a free Yeoman Warder Tour at the Tower of London and hear the history of the site. Then take your Codes of Ethics back in time and place yourself in the role of Royal Social Work Consultant. Advise the crown on the social work implications of the decision they are about to make, comparing and contrasting the two Codes of Ethics to guide your advice to the king or queen. For example, if you were a member of Henry VIII's Council, what are the social work ethical implications of the decision to execute Anne Boleyn?

 

Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR
Lecturer
School of Social Work
Texas State University - San Marcos

 

July 13, 2016

Day 1 off to a bang up start with an historical walking tour of the city. Here students are on the Roman City Walls and posing in the remains of Canterbury Castle.
 
While classes started today, our sowk independent study students will begin their site visits and volunteer placements on Thursday. More group pics and student testimonials blurbs to follow throughout the month.
 
Cheers!
 
Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR
Lecturer
School of Social Work
Texas State University - San Marcos