The Clinical Psychologist and Mercer University graduate student debuts an online journal from which she will communicate her thoughts and experiences to the world.
ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2021 /It is with much excitement that Emily Sakamoto, Mercer University graduate and Clinical Psychologist, announces that she has launched a new blog, bolstered by three inaugural entries. The online journal is hosted by a well-known online platform, and will mostly deal with matters relating to Clinical Psychology in particular and medical science in general, as these are Emily's areas of professional expertise.
The most recent installment of the blog is photographic essay posted on June 22nd, 2021, chronicling the various aspects of Emily's professional and private life. Visitors to the blog will immediately notice high-resolution photos of Emily Sakamoto engaged in a wide variety of activities-everything from sitting in front of some greenery at the Georgia university where she conducts research to taking one of her adopted foster kittens for a walk in a baby stroller.
In the preceding entry, dated May 4th, 2021, Emily tackles the demands of her chosen profession in a blog entitled Qualities Needed to Become a Clinical Psychologist According to Emily Sakamoto.In one prominent passage, she recounts the academic requirements of achieving this lofty goal. "Clinical psychologists complete approximately four to seven years of graduate school after receiving their Bachelor's degrees. In total, most clinical psychologists spend between eight and 12 years in higher education," she writes, before further demystifying the long process, "In addition to classroom requirements, there are many aspects of training to become a clinical psychologist which happens outside school. In order to receive a Doctorate degree, a psychology graduate student must complete original research in the form of a graduate thesis. This thesis must be approved by your graduate committee before you can be accepted as a Ph.D. or Psy.D."
Finally, in her initial blog entry, also dated May 4th, 2021, Emily discusses important medical issues in a piece entitled Emily Sakamoto Describes the Early Stages of Neurological Diagnosis.Early on in the blog, she provides a comprehensive breakdown of why neurological exams are conducted, and what can be expected during the course of a typical one. "Neurological examinations assess sensory and motor skills, speech, hearing, vision, balance, and coordination. They may also evaluate behavior, mood, and mental status. In the course of the examination, the physician uses such tools as a tuning fork, reflex hammer, and flashlight to see whether the patient has the expected responses to nerve stimulation," Emily explains, elaborating, "Doctors perform parts of the neurological exam during standard physicals. They also perform this testing if the patient has experienced any trauma, as in the case of a head injury or accident. If the patient complains of headaches, blurry vision, fatigue, numbness, or slurred speech, the neurological exam should also be undertaken."
Anyone interested in reading the entirety of these blog entries will find them located here.
About Emily Sakamoto:
Emily Sakamoto is a graduate student studying Clinical Psychology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on neuropsychology and health psychology. She is currently conducting research on both COVID-19 and HIV. Emily is also on the Executive Board for Mercer's Health Psychology Student Interest Group and Neuropsychology Student Interest Group.
Emily Sakamoto will soon be working in the cardiac unit at Children's Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) in a research capacity, helping to create a dataset for neuroprotective rounds to use for future research and analysis. Additionally, in the near future, Emily will be starting her practicum at a private neuropsychological practice, conducting assessments and evaluations.
In her private life, Emily Sakamoto is a passionate kitten and cat foster owner that is heavily involved with local shelters and rescues.
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