This summer, Lily Kane ’18 interned at New York University Langone Hospital as a recreational and educational counselor in their annual children’s summer program. The Child Study Center, which is part of the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, annually hosts a program for children ages 7 to 11 who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). During the program, Kane completed nearly four weeks of clinical training and then worked with a trained professional to provide therapeutic instruction to participating children.
Kane credits her success in the program to her experience with the HWS Psychology Department. “Without the knowledge I have learned in the classroom, I would not have been so successful in my interviews and in applying the information I’m learning to the real world. I found that my interest in child development and clinical psychology increased as I have studied for classes taught by Associate Professor of Psychology Professor Kingery.”
This summer, Kane worked with children who have ADHD and other behavioral disorders. She also had the opportunity to learn and use behavioral treatment strategies with participants to better understand disabilities and the behavior modifications that can help control them.
Kane believes this experience is invaluable for her career. “The integration of learning and receiving feedback on my practice from the psychologists helped prepare me for graduate school and my future career,” she says.
On campus, Kane is a psychology and educational studies double major. She is a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society. She is also the co-president and treasurer of the HWS Figure Skating club, which she started with a friend on campus, as well as the treasurer of the HWS Girl Up club.
In the photo above, Lily Kane ’18 takes her photo with director of the children’s summer program Dr. Karen A. Fleiss.