East Carolina University (Criminal Justice)
East Carolia University (Master's)
Walden University (PhD)
I am a self-published writer with over 5 years of public speaking experience. I have provided state level and continuing education courses to licensed and unlicensed professionals. I acquired my BS in Criminal Justice from ECU in 1996, at which time I was also awarded the Outstanding Senior Award and Magna Cum Laude honors. I was employed as a police officer for 5 years prior to acquiring my MS in Child Development & Family Relations from ECU in 2001. I acquired my Ph.D. in Health Psychology in August 2012 with a cumulative GPA of 3.93.
I am very patient and dedicated to anyone with a goal towards the pursuit of higher learning. As a result of having provided previous youth and adult education courses, I understand individuals learn at a different rate and through different avenues. Therefore over time I have acquired and successfully implemented various evidence-based techniques and methods that have proven to be effective. Above all I see myself as a very person-centered, people-oriented, and easy to get along with professional. I am a self-published writer with over 5 years of public speaking experience. I have provided state level and continuing education courses to licensed and unlicensed professionals. I acquired my BS in Criminal Justice from ECU in 1996, at which time I was also awarded the Outstanding Senior Award and Magna Cum Laude honors. I was employed as a
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I am currently working on my dissertation as I pursue my Ph.D. in Health Psychology. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are two mental health disorders that primarily occur in children yet can also continue into adulthood. ADHD is more common in boys than girls with most symptoms appearing in the early years of school. The 3 primary symptoms of ADHD in children are inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. With issues of inattentiveness children have a tendency to lack focus, daydream, forget things, and show problems with organization. When they display hyperactivity they appear restless, have an inability to sit still and quiet and even talk excessively. Last, issues of impulsivity are displayed by episodes of impatience, seem to be easily irritated, dislike waiting one’s turn to speak and consistently interrupt others.
In adults these symptoms appear more as problems of time management and organization, being excessively late, an inability to control one’s anger and the development of mood swings, all of which can result in employment difficulties, anxiety, depression and even substance abuse. There is still no definite cause of ADHD.
Sine no blood tests can diagnose ADHD patients displaying symptoms are usually required to give a complete medical history and submit to a physical examination to rule out other medical issues. After a psychiatric assessment and information from the family, school, etc. an ADHD diagnosis is primarily made. There is no cure for ADHD but treatments consist of medication and various psychosocial therapies (behavioral modification and social skills training).
I have a BS in Criminal Justice. Criminal justice involves not only the study of criminal law but also how it’s applied by police officers, lawyers, judges and other advocates for victims of crime. The criminal justice process involves all the stages from the arrest, to the prosecution, as well as the right of the accused to be adequately defended. There must also be a reminder to all that at times the criminal justice system may not appear fair as with plea bargains, acquittals and/or the wrongful prosecution and conviction of the innocent. However, as with anything else we have to maintain professionalism and advocate for equal justice within the guidelines, ignoring temptation of retribution.
Nutrition is the process by which we provide our bodies with the necessary materials to sustain life. Adequate consideration of what foods and drinks are consumed daily as well as overall healthy eating habits are essential to the prevention of most health problems faced today. There are various means to monitor one’s nutrition such as the use of a nutrition glossary, the My Plate Super Tracker (My food pyramid) guide and nutrient database. Based on personal experience and research it’s determined most people consume food based on its palatability or taste in addition to emotions, cost, preparation time and knowledge of food. When considering nutrition it should be made known that nutrition is essential to one’s health but a lack of monitoring the quality and quantity of what one eats can also lead to health problems.
My personal experience with nutrition is based on the past 5 years I've been living with gluten and lactose allergies that resulted from complications of my Lupus. As a result I have researched numerous aspects on vitamin deficiencies, gluten-free foods, Celiac Disease, food intolerance versus allergies and many others. In addition, during my doctoral studies I completed various papers on nutrition, with a special interest in the link between nutrition and behaviors. My dissertation and quantitative study was completed on the relationship between perceived stress, depressive symptoms and frequency of food consumption.
I have 9 undergraduate hours in psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology.
I am a self-published writer with over 5 years of public speaking experience. Public speaking involves speaking to a group of people in a structured atmosphere with the intentions to inform, influence, or possibly entertain the audience. Public speaking is more than simply presenting information to a group; public speaking actually involves the ability to effectively connect with the audience through speech and non-verbal body language. Public speaking is one of the oldest yet most effective forms of communication. The most important aspect of public speaking is identifying the purpose of the speech such as 1) transmittal of information, 2) motivation to act, or 3) story-telling. The initial barrier to overcome for most public speakers was the fear of stage fright. From personal experience I can attest this can be eliminated through practice and the use of humor, which allows the speaker to not only connect with the audience but relax and focus on the information being given. Most public speakers differ in how they disseminate their information to the audience but one thing is for sure, overtime they have developed their own unique way of speaking.