Headed For The Open Doors

Abigail Hoisington

When painting your future, don't let anybody else hold the brush.

Who Am I?

My name is Abigail Marie Hoisington. I wear Pony hightops and I like Mumford and Sons. I am obsessed with the TV show Criminal Minds, and I am really interested in mental illnesses and criminal profiling. I also enjoy writing, photography, blogging, and social networking.

Criminal Minds

At the beginning of the year, I thought I wanted to pursue a future in creative writing, but then I discovered a television series called Criminal Minds. Criminal Minds is about a BAU team tracking down serial killers. They save a lot of innocent people. The agents in the Behavior Analysis Unit can look at people and figure out how their mind works by what they say and do.

Whaddaya Have To Do To Be A Psychologist?

-Evaluate people for emotional or mental disorders.

-Conduct interviews, administer tests, and review records to gain an understanding of the problems people are suffering.

-Interact with people to help them gain insight, set goals, and improve their lives.

-Counsel people with problems such as drug addictions, stress, depression, or anxiety.

-Use various treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, or play therapy to help people.

-Write reports on clients and maintain required paperwork.



Waddaya Gotta Do To Be In The BAU?

The mission of the Behavioral Analysis Units (BAU) is to provide operational support for complex and time-sensitive cases and other matters through the application of investigative case experience, education, specialized training, and research. Each unit has distinct responsibilities.

I chose to be in Unit 4.

Behavioral Analysis Unit 4 (ViCAP): Resources are focused on actual and attempted homicides—especially those that involve an abduction, are apparently random, motiveless, or sexually oriented, or are known or suspected to be part of a series; sexual assaults, especially those committed by a stranger, or those known or suspected to be part of a series; missing persons where the circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play; and unidentified human remains where the manner of death is unknown or suspected to be homicide

California State University-Long Beach

California State University Long Beach is a diverse, student-centered, globally-engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world.

Four Whole Years

I am planning to take advance English and math courses in high school. I am also planning to do yearbook and continue orchestra classes until graduation. I will also be active in forensics and communication arts, and I will take psychology courses to prepare me for the life I am looking forward to pursuing.

Work Values

-Workplace

-Accomplishment

-Prestige

-Innovation

-Income

Personality Test

1.Genuine


2.Friendly


3.Optimistic


4.Emotional


5.Thinks of others.