Symptom Media


“I especially love using Symptom Media to teach newly licensed registered nurses about the exciting world of mental health nursing. The videos are also a great way for long-term nurses to review their knowledge and skills in a short, entertaining way. My other favorite use of the videos is to provide education to veterans who are struggling with mental illness. Being able to watch the videos helps them understand their illness as an enhancement to any verbal or written materials they receive. They enjoy watching the video and being able to discuss the content with me afterwards

Karen Wall, MA, RN-BC, BSN, Maj, US Army (Ret)
Mental Health Nurse Educator, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Doctoral Candidate, Argosy University

“Symptom Media has been extremely useful in my course. The clips bring life to diagnostic categories which in turn helps students better understand what various symptoms could look like.

Shawn Patrick, Ed.D, NCC, LPC
Associate Professor
Professional Counseling Program
Texas State University

“I find Symptom Media to be quite helpful during my orientation to M3 Psychiatry clerkship. Students choose which training title they would like to see, and we use it as the basis for a talk about the mental status exam. I really appreciate having this resource”

Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, MD
Clerkship Director, Psychiatry
VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

“I teach Psychodiagnostics and Assessments for Webster University. I have great respect for the founding fathers of psychology, however students are tired of watching the same old titles from 1972. Diagnostic classes introduce a lot of information in a relatively short period of time which can be very challenging for students….visual learning is an essential component to learning psychiatric disorders. I wish I would have had a learning tool like this when I was in a graduate school. I have integrated the training titles from Symptom Media throughout both of my classes and I am getting excellent responses from my students on the vignettes. I have even used the vignettes as a training tool in my clinical work. The training titles have really made sense out of the diagnostic criteria that they had been reading about in their DSM. Now… not only could they tell me what a major depressive episode was but they could visually describe it and recognize it. This is such an excellent way to prepare someone that has never been in a clinical environment. The quality is superior and high definition and my students all ask me if the people in the vignettes are actual clients because the portrayals are so believable. I am currently working on using some of the training titles as part of my testing process. I can’t imagine my class now without Symptom Media! A resource like this should be in every graduate counseling program.”

Kevin Marrone, LMHC, CPRP
Adjunct Professor
Webster University

“The media helps make abstract content concrete; that is extremely helpful to the students as mental health is one of the specialties that has a small window of opportunity in which to engage the student and solidify the content.”

Linda Servidio, MSN, APRN, C, CNE
Professor, Nursing Department, Science and Health Science Division
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ