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Clinical Psychology

One-Week Summer Science Program

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The Clinical Psychology one week program provides an introduction to the fascinating world of mental illness: origins, symptoms, and treatment. Students will gain understanding of the major forms of mental disorders such as: 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 other treatment options. COVID permitting, students may take a field trip to a psychiatric facility and to an academic lab to learn about recent psychiatric research.

Looking for a program more focused on neuroscience? Check out our three-week Neuroscience Research.



June 24 – 28, 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

July 22 – 26, 2024  | Boston Location

July 29 – August 2, 2024  | Olin/Wellesley, MA

Instructor: Sarah Swanson

Ms. Swanson is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts, conducting extensive research. She also currently works as a Mental Health Therapist for students attending Rhode Island College. Before moving to the Boston Area, Ms. Swanson earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s from Gonzaga University, where she played Division I Soccer.

Student Comments from Summer 2023

‘I loved this program! I think that is due to my strong interest with how the brain works. I like how everyone was able to engage in discussion and that we were able to watch really cool TED talks and movies/documentary. It was an overall great experience.’

‘I really liked the way the class was taught. It was really interesting and I felt really comfortable asking questions. I liked the combination of learning and mindfulness activities.’

‘I enjoyed the structure of the clinical psychology class, having lecture periods along with interactive learning. I also enjoyed listening to the visitors’ stories and information.’

 My program was very informative and I learned a lot about mental disorders that I did not know before. Also, I like all the activities we did especially the art therapy.’

Students pose after doing research in Clinical Psychology three-week program
Note: This page represents our best expectations for the program we will deliver, but is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

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