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Undergraduate StudiesePortfolio
Renee Kremhelmer
B.A. Psychology, 2011
2. Personal Statement
As an individual with a mother diagnosed with bipolar disorder I have been raised surrounded by professionals within the field as well as experienced the roller-coaster that mental illness can often derive. Assisting my mother, now as an adult, through her disorder and being involved in her treatment and care grants me insight into the challenges and feelings individuals suffering from mental illness encounter. As a daughter of a bipolar woman I understand the effects this disorder can have on others within the family. As a developing student of the field I am beginning to understand how the theories and practices of therapy can assist individuals experiencing these challenges.
Learning to apply those theories and practices is the next step in my journey. The achievement of a Masters degree as well as a Psy.D. will be the method to achieving that step in my journey. The lessons which will be garnered along this journey are the parts I am looking forward to most. Onward and upward!
3. Resume
Education
Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ8/2008 6/2011
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology GPA 3.94
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 6/ 2010 Present
American Psychological Association Student Affiliate 7/2010 - Present

South University, Pittsburg, PA. 11/2006 8/2008
4. Resume
Work Experience
Assistant Pastoral Services1/2011 Present
Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC)
Intake patient, family, and visitor referrals for Chaplains.
Soothe patients, family, and visitors emotional needs until Chaplains arrival.
Orientate volunteers and clergy members to the department.
Secretarial responsibilities; answer multi-line phone, paperwork, filing, et cetera.
Receptionist3/2010 1/2011
Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC)
Assist in organizing training sessions for new employees.
Assist in team building and staff development as a part of the Organizational development team.
Create new ways of presenting information to be most effective in communicating to new and existing employees.
Providing directions and assistance visitors as well as copy and scan educational course programs.
Greet persons entering department and provide directions to destination.
Patient Transporter11/ 2007 3/ 2010
Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC)
Establish and maintain rapport with patients before, during and after transport.
De-escalate and defuse difficult patient and family situations.
Increase patient satisfaction by using adaptable communication skills.
Taking initiative to problem solve ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for patients.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of HIPAA and organizational policies and procedures
Implemented excellent people skills and good physical fitness to perform required task.
Interaction with staff and patient families to provide utmost patient care.
5. Reflection
The culmination of the past four years of earning this Bachelors degree has been an exhilarating one. The self-motivation required to maintain a strong academic standing within the online learning environment has shown me that I am more than capable of achieving academic and professional success. My time at Argosy has also improved and honed my writing and communication skills. The curriculum, professors, and my peers pushed and encouraged me to continuously strive to expand upon my critical thinking and analytical skills as well.
There is much I am proud of accomplishing during my time at Argosy University. Academic and personal success which have prepared me to continue to pursue my goal to become a Counseling Psychologist. Entering graduate school and securing employment within the field to garner experience and broaden my learning experiences are my immediate goals.
6. Table of Contents
Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
Research Skills
Communication Skills: Oral and Written
Ethics and Diversity Awareness
Foundations of Psychology
Applied Psychology
Interpersonal Effectiveness
**To view work samples, please visit: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=80193300&trk=tab_pro
7. My Future in Learning
As an aspiring Psychologist, it is imperative that my academic journey continue. It is my hope to achieve both a Masters degree as well as a Psy.D.
Upon completing those degrees education will continue to be important to both my future as well as my potential clients. Keeping updated on all of the licensure requirements as well as new diagnostic tools and treatment theories.
8. Contact Me
Thank you for viewing my ePortfolio.
For further information, please contact me at the e-mail address below.
kremr@hotmail.com