Course Information & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Long-term trainees complete 300 hours or more of interdisciplinary leadership training. This is typically completed over fall and spring academic semesters. It includes:

  1. Didactic seminars enhanced with experiential learning
  2. Leadership training, identifying your individual leadership style
  3. Mentored clinical experiences
  4. Critical thinking and applied research
  5. Family/trainee matches
  6. Hands-on training in public policy

The LEND hours are individually tailored to your interests. Trainees complete a set of requirements, including leadership, research, a Capstone Project, and a Family and Community as Faculty Match Project.

Trainees have the option of participating in the NM LEND program for academic credit.

Courses are offered in:

Depending on the discipline, NM LEND trainees have the option of participating in advanced clinical training at the Center for Development & Disability through field work placements, internships and post-doctoral fellowship, as well.