One-Week Summer Science Program
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.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in psychology & psychiatry. Looking for more? Check out Origins of Mental Illness.
Mr. Deehan has conducted research at McLean Hospital, the TOP psychiatric hospital in the country. He is a teacher at Milton Academy, one of the most prestigious high schools in Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Kristie Lino (Session 3)
Kristie is earning her degree in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT. She was awarded the Gilbert A. Barrett scholarship for excellence in academics and was the highest-ranking applicant.
‘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.’
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