Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations


Brittany Kurt

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Project Abstract

The United States has reports that state nearly 75% of mental disorders begin before one is 24 years old (Stirling, Toumbourou, & Rowland, 2015). The Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, serves children and adolescents between the ages of 3 through 17 that experience a wide range of diagnoses. These diagnoses include: depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, developmental disorders, behavioral disorders, and combined medical and emotional or behavior disorders (Lurie Children’s Hospital, n.d). The most typical population that I work with at my internship is adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 with a diagnosis of depression. Through my internship I have gained experience with group therapy, recreational therapy, and tutoring. My experience at my internship setting has prepared me for the field of human service after graduation.

Type of Research

Independent Study


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