|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
This service-learning course in the life sciences is open to sophomores interested in careers in the health professions by permission of instructor (POI). Learning and experience will come from civic engagement at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH).
Students will be introduced to the psychiatric rehabilitation plan that is patterned after the Psychiatric Rehab Consultants (PRC) program of Dr. Robert Liberman, MD, of UCLA.
Students will be trained to administer the diagnostics tool developed by PRC called clients' assessment of strengths, interests, and goals (CASIG). Then each student will administer the CASIG to one or more CVH patients. The results of the CASIG will be reported to the patient's treatment team.
In following years, students may volunteer at CVH and assist the same patient(s) in achieving the goals that were identified in the CASIG. CVH will offer skills training to increase strengths in the patients. The students can assist in this endeavor and observe the results of the recovery effort of the patient and the staff. This would constitute an extended clinical experience for Wesleyan students.
Effective Citizenship, Writing
Students volunteer at CVH with mentally ill patients. They assist the patients in learning new skills. Daily journal entries are reviewed by the instructor and a major paper is the final assignment.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Liberman, Robert Paul. RECOVERY FROM DISABILITY: MANUAL OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION.
|Examination and Assignments: |
One major paper. Exams as needed.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Permission of instructor approval will be granted during Browsing Period. However, email a list of those sciences courses you have taken this year to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, submit a ranked enrollment request during adjustment. Professor Donady will have additional communication with you concerning volunteering times as necessary.
|Instructor(s): Donady,J. James Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|