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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of Multiple Combat-Related Military Deployments on Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Joseph R. Hoops

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Working in the Trenches: Compassion Fatigue and Job Satisfaction among Workers Who Serve Homeless Clients, Alena M. Howell

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The Experiences of Individuals with a Sibling Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hannah Huinker

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Substance Abuse Education in Master's of Social Work Programs: A Content Analysis, Alex Johnson

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Agency Level Interventions for Preventing and Treating Vicarious Trauma: A Qualitative Study, Jessica Johnson

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How Can Western Providers Adapt their Techniques when Working with the Hmong Population in a Mental Health Setting?, JoAnna Johnson

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What Factors of Working at a Private Mental Health Agency Affect a Mental Health Practitioner's Quality of Life?, Liz Jones

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Practitioner Perspectives on the Impact of Collaborative Documentation on the Therapeutic Alliance, J. Mark Kaufman

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Stress and Loss Experiences of Families of Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, Tracy J. Ketzeback

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African American Men's Perception of Psychotherapy at a Mental Illness & Chemical Dependency (MICD) Program: What Factors do they Consider Therapeutic/Helpful, Tou Jean Killen

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Elder Abuse in the Nursing Home Setting: Social Workers' Perspectives of Training and Education, Kelli M. Kinney

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Interventions for Multicultural Children with Autism, Stephanie Kitzhaber

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Evaluating the Effectiveness and Utilization of School-Based Mental Health Programs, Holly Kline

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Effects of Spirituality on Professionals at Risk of Developing Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stephanie Koslowski

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School Staff Perceptions of Post-Transitional Outcomes for Students Educationally Diagnosed with EBD, David Krygiel

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Medication Therapy Management: The Perspective of the Case Manager, Amanda Kubista

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Sibling Relationships of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Cecile Kudela

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The Somali Community's Experiences with Autism: An Exploratory Study, Jessica Kuenzli

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Community Based Efforts that Promote Healthier Diets for Low-Income Minnesotans, Stephanie Larson

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Effective Practice Based Therapeutic Techniques with Children Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder: From the Perspective of Mental Health Professionals, Jennifer Lawrence

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Generational Differences of HIV Today and Over the Last 30 Years, Mariana Leonard-Mayers

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Relative Influence of Family, Peers, and Media on the Development of Eating Disorders in Adolescents, Debra Lorasch-Gunderson

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Effects of Client Trauma on Interpreters: An Exploratory Study of Vicarious Trauma, Mailee Lor

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The Importance of Cultural Competency in Alzheimer’s Disease Care Giving, Jacquelyn M. Lotter

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Factors Influencing Successful Psychotherapy Outcomes, Margaret McCoy Lynch

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Why Social Workers Remain in the Field: An Exploratory Study on the Protective Factors Associated with Social Worker Perseverance, John D. Mack

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Nursing Home Caregivers' Attitudes Regarding Sexual Behavior of Nursing Home Residents: A Cross Sectional Survey, Teresa Madsen

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Examination of Multi-modal Interventions on Disruptive Behavior of Children with ADHD in the Classroom Setting, Christine Mann

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Barriers of Karen Resettlement in Minnesota: A Qualitative Study, Emily Mathews

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Motivation and Retention Strategies for Reaching Volunteers across Generations, Stephanie McCabe

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The Effects of Empowerment on Case Consultation in the Self-managed Team Environment, Mary R. McDonnell

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Companion Animal Loss: A Disenfranchised Form of Grief and Why It's Relevant to Social Work, Emily Merrill

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African American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Gina L. Misiewicz

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The Use of Self-Service Technologies in Stress Management: A Pilot Project, Carissa Morris

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Factors That Impact Parent-Child Closeness in Special Needs Adoptions, Mary Morrison

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Connecting Foster Care Services and Training to Attachment Theory, Kathryn Muellner

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Therapist's Perceptions on Working with the Developmental Repair Model with Children Who Come from Disruptive Attachment Styles, Molly Murphy

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“I Became Proud of Being Gay and Proud of Being Christian”: Faith Experiences of Queer Christian Women, Rachel Murr

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The Use of Support and Coping Skills Among Emerging Adults Following Parental Loss, Christina S. Newton

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The Effectiveness of PTSD Treatment on Symptoms of PTSD and Depression in Military Veterans, Kylene E. Occhietti

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Hypnosis in Clinical Social Work Practice: What Contributes To Its Under-Utilization?, Amanda Olson

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Social Workers’ Ideas on Health Promotion among Older Adults, Kaylee Olson

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What Do Spouses of Current Service Members Consider Risks and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation?, Nicole Oman

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An Examination of Self-Care and Social Support Regarding Burnout Levels of Direct Care Staff and Social Workers, Tina Paskey

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Victims to Survivors: Liberians’ Experiences and Resilience during the Liberian Civil War, Melissa A. Petersen

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Correctional Officers' Perceptions of Working with Inmates with Mental Illnesses and the Effectiveness of Mental Health Training, Cerenity Petracek

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Protective and Risk Factors of Women Who Have Killed Their Children in the State of Minnesota, Roxanne Peyton

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The Role of a School Social Worker from an Administrator’s Perspective, Alexia A. Poppy

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The Government Funding of Non-Profits: The Non-Profit Employee’s View of the Practice, Michael Raguet

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Risk and Protective Factors of Delinquency: Perspectives from Professionals Working with Youth, James Reilly

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Recovery from Bulimia: What Helps in Healing, Erin Reynen

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Clinical Social Work Practice in America: Has it Maintained its Ethical Core?, Lawrence A. Ribel

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Engaging Clients in Eating Disorder Treatment: Reducing Dropout, Lauren Ribnick

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Impact of MBSR on Symptoms of Anxiety, Stress, and on the Degree of Mindfulness, Maureen Rivord

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The Realities of Burnout in Health Care Social Work: How Individuals Are Responding by Practicing Meditation, Laura Robinson

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How Deployed Service Members Make Meaning of Their Experiences: Chaplains’ Perspectives, Jessica Roemer

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In Their Own Voice: Family Caregivers Speak About Chronic Mental Illness, Emily Ross

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A Qualitative Study of Medical Social Workers’ and Nurses’ Perceptions on Effective Interprofessional Collaboration, Britta Ryan

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Perceptions of Professionals Who Serve Adults with Mental Illness and Criminal Backgrounds, Rosemarie Sayers

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Why Are You Crying?: The Impact of Parental Trauma on the Child, Michael C. Schaeffer

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School Social Workers’ Perspectives on Working with GLBT Youth, Jamie Schley

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Social Workers Interactions within the Profession and the Effects on Collaboration in the Workplace, Leigha Scholtz

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Understanding Mandated Reporting within a School Environment, Paula Schulte

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The Sources of Stress and Support: A Perspective by Rural Emergency Response Workers, Susan Schwab

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Does Facebook Influence Well-Being and Self-Esteem Among Early Adolescents?, Sarah Schwartz

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Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Clients with Developmental Disabilities and Borderline Personality Disorder, Maija Seavey

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What Factors Contribute to the Identity Development of International Adoptees?, Natalie Sinkler

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The Spaces In-between: How the Art of Intuition Informs the Science of Evidence Based Practice in Psychotherapy, Heather Smith

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The Importance of Long Term Vocational Support for Persons with M.I, Justin Swanson

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The Outcomes of Illness Management and Recovery on Severe Mental Illness: A Client’s Perspective, Angela Thoreson

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Spirituality in Nursing Homes: A Social Work Perspective, Cathleen Ann Tschida

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School-Based Adolescent Suicide Reduction, Sabrina Ulrich

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An Analysis of Violence in Teen Dating Relationships, Jennifer Uttech

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Perspectives of Having Celiac Disease and Eating Disorders, Heather Vargo

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Parental Divorce: Social Workers Reflect on Long-term Effects for Young Adults, Amanda Vonbergen

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Filial Therapy: Clinicians Experience with Untreated Siblings, Amie J. Wagner

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Thyroid Autoimmunity: Lived Experiences of Identity and Community through Word and Image, Ivy C. Wagner

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Self-Care Practices and Attitudes Toward CISD and Seeking Mental Health Services Among Firefighters: A Close Look at a Mid-Sized Midwestern Urban City, Erin Wall

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The Experiences of Caregivers Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia, Molly E. Wassman

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The Experiences of Older Adults Who Have Completed Advance Directives, Lisa Watts

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Social Workers’ Role in the Delivery of Play Therapy to Children, Sara Weil

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Spirituality and Religion in Social Work: Respondent Definitions, Courtney Wilkinson

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The Prevalence of Psychosocial Issues in Primary Medical Care, Malinda J. Wise

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The Emotional Challenges for Parents Regarding Attachment to Their Internationally Adopted Child, Diana Wutke

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Countertransference Knowledge and Substance Abuse Treatment, Samantha Yerks

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Childhood Sexual Abuse and Obesity in Adult Women: Exploring the Mitigating Mechanisms, Emily Yokiel

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Eating Disorder Clinicians: From Personal Recovery to Supporting Others, Melissa A. Young

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What is the Effect of Single Mothers with Depression on Child Development among Children with Mental Health Diagnoses?, Alyssa Youngquist

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Exploring Possible Connections Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Homelessness, Stacy Zimmer

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Primary Care Provider Management of Anxiety and Depression in Palliative Patients, Colette Zunk