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Psychology Student Gains Hands-On Experience Through Internship

03.16.2009

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 16, 2009 – Samantha Darnell, a senior majoring in psychology at High Point University, is on the fast-track to her dream job – becoming a forensic psychologist – thanks to experience she?s gaining from an internship with John F. Warren and Associates, P.A.
 
Darnell sits in on clinical, medical and neuropsychological evaluations of clients with Dr. John Warren and colleagues to determine the diagnosis of patients. She also assists with police officer evaluations to determine if each candidate is mentally fit for the job.
 
“This has allowed me to see many aspects of the field, as well as gain more knowledge in areas where I held previous knowledge,” Darnell says.
 
In addition, she reviews Warren’s past cases and networks with some of the area’s top attorneys who handled those cases.
 
“This internship has reaffirmed my decision as to what I want to do with my life, which is become a clinical psychologist specializing in forensics,” she said. “Dr. Warren and his associates are completely wonderful.”
 
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
 
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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