Psych 342- USH

Psych 342- USH - Caitlin Dekker Psych 342- Hansen Utah...

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 342- Hansen Utah State Hospital Before beginning my hours at the Utah State Hospital, I admit that I was scared to be around people who were hospitalized with a mental disorder. I had never had previous experience with those diagnosed with a mental problem. As such, my only source of information was from psychology textbooks and movies that tend to dramatize extreme cases of mental illness. From my experience volunteering at USH, I learned that even children struggle with mental disorders and the symptoms are not always obvious. In fact, most of the children I worked with acted just like normal children, having no sign of psychological disorder. I spent my 22 hours of volunteer work at the Children’s Center under the supervision of Ayae Tueller. Ayae is in charge of physical activities for the children, making sure they get exercise and have fun. She also doubles as a sort of therapist or counselor for the kids as she helps them overcome negative experiences and encourages them to improve their abilities and
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 311 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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Psych 342- USH - Caitlin Dekker Psych 342- Hansen Utah...

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