This pre-collge program will cover the fascinating world of mental illness: origins, symptoms, and treatment. Students will learn about the specific defining characteristics of the different disorders, physical and facial markers (where relevant), and social and emotional corollaries.
Students will gain an understanding of the major forms of mental disorders including: Autism, Schizophrenia, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Eating Disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity. Students will also gain understanding of interventions and treatment options. Case histories, film clips, and visual aids will be used in addition to lectures to impart understanding of the basic forms of mental disorders. This pre-college program culminates in individual research papers and presentations. This program is great for gifted teens who are considering clinical psychology or psychiatry as a college major.
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'I took clinical psychology and psychiatry. I had Dr. Bybee as my teacher and I really enjoyed her lectures, especially with her stories so we could see real life application of the mental illnesses we learned...'
'Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry was a great experience for me. The information taught was of great interest to me and I really enjoyed the lectures from the teacher.'
'I really enjoyed the content in this class and was fascinated by the genetic factors behind mental illnesses. I wish we had gotten more than one day of genetics! I enjoyed Dr. Bybee and her many, many, stories/personal experience with every single disorder and her energy was exciting and pleasant..'
'I enjoyed learning not solely clinical diagnoses but also career possibilities and the causes of disorders. Both the professors were very insightful and presented stories that helped me recall symptoms of particular disorders.'
"The program was to teach advanced high school students a broad view of clinical psychology and psychiatry. What I liked about the program was how it touched on various mental illnesses, how to diagnose them, and any history surrounding it."
"In this program we studied clinical psychology and mental disorders. I think the program is informative. I learned a lot of new things in class. All three teachers are helpful and they know their own fields well."
"Program was engaging and fun. Teachers were nice and tailored teaching to student preferences. "
“Program was rigorous and detailed in order to prepare for upcoming class. Teacher was highly enthusiastic about subject."