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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Pursuit of Social Justice: Narratives from Clinical Social Workers, Kate Francis Cowley

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An Analysis of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Behaviors in College Students, Allison C. Culey

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Loss of the Parent-Child Relationship after Divorce: Does Custodial Arrangement Matter?, Sara M. Czapiewski

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Effectiveness of Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services in Mental Health Recovery, Katie L. DeFelice

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The Betrayed Partner’s Experiences with Grief and Loss Following the Discovery of an Extramarital Affair, Melinda M. DeGroot

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Christian Therapists’ Perspectives on the Use of Prayer in Therapy, Paul J. Dirkse

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Reconceptualizing Autism Spectrum within Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition: Clinicians’ Perspectives, Lori A. Dobson

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Mindfulness in Traditional Psychotherapy: A Qualitative Study, Andrea M. Dorn

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Narrative Therapy: Similarities Among Clinicians and Practice Implications, Mikaela R. Dunn

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Strength – Based Education, Kathleen Eaves

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Mindfulness and Well-Being, Shawn R. Englund-Helmeke

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Hospice Social Workers’ Perspectives on Contributing Factors Influencing Compassion Satisfaction, Apryl C. Falk

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Health Care Professionals’ Perspectives on Their Patients’ Access to Hospice Care, Tammy Ferderer

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The Metaphors They Carry: Exploring How Veterans Use Metaphor to Describe Experiences of PTSD and the Implications for Social Work Practice, Patrick S. Foley

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The Relationship Between Child Protection Workers and School Social Workers, Daniel S. Gibbel

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Spirituality, Religiosity, and Gerotranscendence, Rachael C. Girard

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How Does Education and Experience Impact Therapist Self-Disclosure Among Clinical Social Workers?, Ashley J. Grahek

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Mental Health Professionals' Use of Adventure Therapy with Couples and Families, Jason Griswold

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Mental Health in the African American Community and the Impact of Historical Trauma: Systematic Barriers, Jamie Rose Hackett

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The Effects of Interpreter Services on Client Satisfaction in Social Services, RaeAnn C. Hagen

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Just Don’t Take it so Seriously: Definitions of Psychological Abuse, Heather Hall

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Visual Media and ASD: Impact on Social Interactions of Adolescents, Audra J. Hanly

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Joining the Circle: Exploring the Biopsychosocial, and Spiritual Effects of Hoop Dance, Ruth M. Harrington

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Young Adult Experiences of Homelessness: Retrospective Explorations of Strengths and Resilience, Renee I. Hauwiller

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The Sibling Experience: Grief and Coping with Sibling Incarceration, Katie Heaton

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Addressing Traumatic Loss and Grief within Inner City High Schools, Jena Henry

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The use of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children who have Experienced Trauma to Improve Social Functioning, Danielle Hernandez

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Challenges Specific to Women in Detoxification Settings: Providers’ Perspectives, Danielle S. Iano

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Infertility, Reproductive Loss and the Adoption Home Study Process, Emily Jacobsma

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Better Mental Health Service Provision for Somali Youth: Overcoming the Barriers, Megan Jacobs

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Addressing Mental Health with the Somali Population in the Twin Cities Area, Kristopher S. Jaeger

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Addressing Secondary Trauma in Social Workers Counseling Trauma Survivors, Karen James

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Birthmothers Today: The Post Adoption Experience, Angela R. Jansen

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Clinical Social Worker’s Perception of the Impact of Revisions of the DSM-5, Tara K. Jeno

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Practice What You Preach: DBT Therapists’ Skill Utilization in Burnout Prevention, Kate Browning Jergensen

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The Somatic Methods Survey: Investigating LICSWs’ Training in Physically Based Interventions, James W. Johns

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Deployment Issues for Women Veterans and their Children, Alea J. Johnson

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Native American Spirituality and Healing in a Euro-American World, Carol Johnson

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My Culture, My Voice: The Impact of Youth Hip-Hop and Spoken Word on Adolescent Participants in Positive Youth Development Settings, Emily M. Johnson

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Licensed Social Workers’ Perception of the Role of the Supervisor and Its Impact on Stress in Social Work, Quinn Johnson

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Bullying Prevention: How to Foster Positive Interactions Among Elementary Aged Youth, Sara E. Johnson

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Parent Involvement in Schools: Views from School Social Workers, Nancy Joseph-Goldfarb

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A Qualitative Investigation of Therapists’ Practices for Addressing the Parent-Adolescent Relationship, Michelle R. Justen

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Factors That Assist Low-Income Students of Color in Pursuing Higher Education, Samantha J. Kaffenbarger

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“I haven’t been able to do it on my own:” Experiences of teen parents on the Minnesota Family Investment Program, Aryn Rae Karstens

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How Social Work Practitioners Evaluate their Practice, Leah Kiefer

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Contributing Factors in Maintaining Gang Affiliation among Adolescent Females Exposed to Trauma, Bridget Kingsley

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Adolescent Help-Seeking: The Promise of Text Counseling, Danielle L. Kuka

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Health Professionals’ Use of Aromatherapy with Children and Adolescents with Mental Illness, Emily J. Laconic

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How People Experience the Hospital to Home Project, Britani Lalone

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Systemic Barriers to Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Study, Hannah Claire Langholz

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Social Work Perspectives of Quality in Nursing Homes Compared to Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card and Nursing Home Compare, Nicole A. Leasure

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An Abode for Therapy: Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Home Visit, Zachery A. LeCrone

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Social Work Services in Small Animal Private Practice Settings: A Veterinarian’s Perspective, Natalie K. Leiferman

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Harm Reduction in the Social Work Practice, Kayla Lessard

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Effective Preventative Interventions of Substance Use, Amanda Logan

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A Case Study: Native American Traditions in Child Welfare Assessments, Timothy A. Markgraf

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The Family’s Voice: Caregiving for an Older Adult, Deborah J. Mason

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Processing Client Death for Individuals in Social Service Roles, Susan Matzke

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The Use of Yoga in Eating Disorder Treatment: Practitioners’ Perspectives, Jennifer E. McMahon

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Hospital Staff and Bereavement Services: Examining Compassion Fatigue in Nurses, Kelly McManimon

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A Social Worker's Perspective on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, Rachael N. Morris

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Case Management: Using Harm Reduction with Chemically Addicted Clients, Angela M. Musich

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Helping Mothers and Children Bond: Sharing Children’s Literature After Domestic Violence Experiences, Debbie Stone Nelson

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Factors that Impact Couples’ Discussions of Advanced Directive Contents, Margaret I. Nerison

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The Culture Change Movement among Nursing Homes: Social Workers/Health Care Professionals Perspective, Emily Nesbitt

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The Use of Physical Restraints “Examining past staff perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs”, Robert Nguyen

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Secondary Trauma: Agency support as a Protective Factor, Natalie J. Oleson

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End of Life Quality Measures, Sheila Marie Oliver

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Risk and Protective Factors: Suicide in the Military, Nicole Gauer Patnode Fisher

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Women Working with Criminal Men: The Raised Eyebrow, Emily A. Patrick

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Foster Parents’ Key Barriers to Agency Training and Support Groups, Ruth Patton

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Discrimination Experienced by Adults with Hidden Disabilities Who Pursue a Higher Education, Elizabeth Ann Peltzer

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School Choice and Self-Efficacy, Jessie Mayo Phillips

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Emotional Care in the Nursing home Setting, Trista Pohlman

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Methadone Maintenance Treatment and its Psychosocial Effects on Individuals, Fatai Adeshina Popoola

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Therapists’ Perspective on the Use of Somatic Interventions in Childhood Trauma, Coral Popowitz

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Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Effects on Children in Schools, Jordan N. Putz

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The Effect of Playback Theatre on Managing Elderly Bullying in Senior Communities, Jennifer E. Rooney

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Caregiver Support within the Dementia Context: Best Practices in Responding to Ambiguous Loss, Michel Rousseau

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The Self-Reported Needs and Reflections of Caregivers of Brain Injury Survivors, Katelyn M. Ryan

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Creating and Maintaining the Therapeutic Relationship with LGBT Elders: An Exploratory Study, Natasha K. Satre

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Provider Satisfaction with an Integrative Adolescent Depression Program in a Pediatric Setting, Aynsley Scheffert

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Veteran's Psychosocial Needs: How Higher Education Gets Impacted, Heather K. Schmidt

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Mental Health Case Management: The Perspective of Nursing Home Social Service Personnel, Mary K. Schmitz

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The Role of Resilience in Adolescents with Complex Trauma: A Look at Therapists’ Perspectives, Abby O. Schwebke

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Barriers to Maintaining Independent Housing Faced by SPMI Adults, Daryl Smith

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Clinical Social Workers’ Competency in Practice with Same-Sex Couples, Emily Smuder

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Older Adults and the Long-term Care Crisis: Increasing Capacity for Commuty Independence through Social Workers and Supportive Caregivers, Emily Kay Snyder

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The Experiences of Families with a Child Diagnosed with Autism, Lauren M. Snyder

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What are Effective Employment Strategies for Non-Custodial Parents?, John W. Spieker

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Bridging the Silos: The Effects of Including Social Workers in Integrated Healthcare Teams in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Anne C. Spiro

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Boundaries, Hospice and Rural Communities: Social Workers’ Perspective, Haylee Erin Spronk

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A Qualitative Investigation of Mindfulness Practice with Clients Suffering from Anxiety, Amy G. Steiner

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Social Workers’ Perceptions of Professional Boundaries within Residential Mental Health Treatment Settings, Carmen E. Tomaš

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The Experience of MSW Students: Self-Stigma and Mental Illness, Ashley Trudell

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Social Work and Chaplain Perspectives in Offering Long Term Care Bereavement Support, Laura S. Tvedt

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Interagency Collaboration and the Homeless Population: Barriers, Supports, and Willingness to Change, Dana Irene Tweit

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Friendgrief: Perspectives on the Loss of a Friend, Katie M. Ueland

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Challenges and Advantages in the Delivery of Mental Health Services to Adolescents in Rural Areas, Shannon Uhl