Emily Davies - Criminal Justice and Psychology double major
Hello! My name is Emily Davies and I'm a criminal justice and psychology double major.
My internship experience at Lycoming Day Treatment involves working hands on with juvenile kids who have exhibited troubles coping at their regular schools. The Day Treatment facility uses a school and group therapy model to improve the coping skills of their students. The students are split into groups that will either be in a classroom setting, a group therapy setting or a cleaning crew setting. The classroom setting is equal to that of public schools, but the group therapy setting addresses problem behaviors and possible delinquent behaviors that the children struggled with in public school. I assist the Day Treatment counselors during the crew activities and the group therapy settings, while interacting with students and helping them learn educational, vocational, and therapeutic information.
My Fall 2010 internship at the Lycoming Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was focused on shadowing the Humane Society Officer. The Humane Society Officer would show me the daily responsibilities of investigations, as well as, teach me how to obtain legal documentation and information necessary to pursue animal cruelty cases. While at my internship, I assisted in animal cruelty investigations, wild animal captures, endangered animal seizures, creating case narrative, and filing legal documents, such as, citations and search warrants.