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Culminating Project

  1. 1. Mental Illness By: Emily Boyles
  2. 2. Introduction• Emily Boyles• Senior at Capital High School• Part time student at South Puget Sound Community College
  3. 3. Why I chose this Topic...• Interested in Psychology• Career in Criminal Psychology• Discover more information o Education o Job Outlook o Schools
  4. 4. My Plan for This Project• Explain the definition of mental illness o Psychology:  Education/Schools  Job Outlook• Interview with a Field Expert
  5. 5. My Plan for This Project • Research: o Mental Conditions o Therapy o Medication o Life Expectancy
  6. 6. Research
  7. 7. Education Needed• Bachelor’s Degree• Doctoral Degree• On-The-Job Training• Pass Licensing Exam• Sub-Field
  8. 8. SchoolsSouth Puget Sound Community College o 2011 Mottman Road, SW Olympia, WA Alliant International University o Associate in Arts98512-6292 o 10455 Pomerado Road San Diego, CA 92131-1799San Diego State University o Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) o 5500 Campanile Drive and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical San Diego, CA 92182 Forensic Psychology o Bachelors Degree in General  Doctoral Degree PsychologyWestern Oregon University o 345 North Monmouth Avenue Monmouth, OR 97361 o Psychology Major
  9. 9. Job OutlookThe Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment for psychology jobs is expected to grow faster than average over the next ten years. (22%)
  10. 10. What is Mental Illness?
  11. 11. Mental Conditions:o Autism Spectrum Disorderso Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disordero Bipolar Disordero Dissociative Disorderso Substance Abuse Disordero Eating Disorders
  12. 12. Mental Conditions:o Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)o Panic Disordero Borderline Personality Disorder
  13. 13. Treatment: Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy
  14. 14. Treatment: Medication• Common Antipsychotic Medication: o Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) o Haloperidol (Haldol) o Perphenazine o Fluphenazine o Clozapine
  15. 15. Treatment: MedicationAll Medications have side effects: • Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, blurred vision, agitation, dry mouth, bladder problems, rapid heartbeat, sensitivity to the sun, skin rashes, persistent muscle spasms, tremors, restlessness, and weight gain
  16. 16. Mental Illness: Life Expectancy• Serious mental illness can take up to 14 years off a persons life vs. someone without a mental illness.
  17. 17. Schizophrenia Biography Meet Phil, hes had Schizophrenia his whole life.
  18. 18. Schizophrenia Biography• Phil is goes to therapy regularly:• Psychotherapy• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  19. 19. Field Expert Biography• Rachel DeLateur o Licensed Mental Health Counselor o Bachelors in psychology o Masters in community counseling o Attending school for PhD in physical psychology o South Puget Sound Community College- Associates o Tennessee- Bachelors/Masters o Walden University- PhD (attends now) o Providence St. Peter Hospital
  20. 20. Field Expert Interview• What is the most common medication?• What type of therapy do you offer?• What are the biggest challenges of Schizophrenia patients?• What additional services are people with mental illness offered?• What common mental illnesses do you see?
  21. 21. Lessons Learned and Reflection
  22. 22. The Future...
  23. 23. BibliographyCareer Cruising. "Education." Careercruising. Anaca Technologies, 2008. Web. 19 Mar. 2012. < JobDetails.aspx?LoginID=29a039b2-9537-421f-87e6-0f55d355348f-0&OccNumber=357&fiel d=Education>. Web page source created to inform students about education and training needed to be a psychologist. The source includes information about schooling, qualifications, and becoming licensed. The information is credible because Career Cruising it is used by school and requires a paid account to access information. The source was useful for reliable information regarding education and training details. Information is up-to-date, updated within the last five years.Fazel, Seena, and Martin Grann. "The Population Impact of Severe Mental Illness on Violent Crime." The American Journal of Psychiatry 163 (Aug. 2006): n. pag. American Journal of Psychiatry. Web. 17 Apr. 2012.<>. Article from an online psychology journal. The authors purpose for writing this article is to inform the reader about the impact the mentally ill have on violent crime. The target audience is students and other people interested in psychology and mental illness. The article contains research, statistics, and other information regarding violent crime and the mentally ill. The information is credible and because the article comes from a peer reviewed journal. The article is six years old, but the information is still valid.
  24. 24. BibliographyJones, Jessica Ward. "Life Expectancy in Mental Illness." Psych Central. N.p., 13 July 2010. Web. 17 Apr. 2012. < 13/life-expectancy-in-mental-illness/15502.html>. A website source intended to inform the general public about the life expectancy for the mentally ill. The article talks about the amount of years a mental condition can take off ones life, as well as factors that shorten the life of a mental illness patient. The information is credible because it comes from a well known website that posts informative articles about psychology. This source was useful for the life expectancy slide of my presentation. The publication was two years ago, but the information remains the same."Mental Illness by Illness." NAMI. N.p., 2011. Web. 17 Apr. 2012.<>. Web page source created to inform the public about individual mental illnesses. The page includes all the mental conditions and information regarding treatment, symptoms, medications, and a description of each mental illness. The information is credible because the website, National Alliance of Mental Illness is the largest mental health organization. This source was extremely useful to obtain knowledge about every illness individually. The information was last updated a year ago, so it is still accurate.
  25. 25. Bibliography"Mental Health Information." NIMH. The National Inst. of Mental Health, 17 Apr. 2012. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. <>. Website source created to inform people affected by mental illness and the general public about mental health. The page includes information about every mental illness, treatment, and medication. The author is credible because the website is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The website was last updated almost daily therefore the information is valid."Living with Schizophrenia." Orthomolecular 14: 39-41. OrthomolecularPsychiatry. Web. 17 Apr. 2012. < jom/1985/pdf/1985-v14n01-p039.pdf>. Journal source written to inform psychology professionals about patients with schizophrenia. The source includes information about a patients early years, treatment, and where they are now. The author is credible because his story was published by a journal professionals use. This source was useful for describing the daily life of a schizophrenic.
  26. 26. Bibliography"Psychologists." Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. < Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Psychologists.htm>. Website source created to inform people going into the profession of psychology. The website shows facts regarding the psychologist job outlook. This source is credible because the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a government website. This source was useful to find the job outlook and what psychologist do. This website was last updated less than a month ago, therefore the information is up to date.
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