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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Healing the Mind and Body: Practitioner Perspectives on Integrating Cognitive and Somatic Approaches in Psychotherapy with Refugees, Asylees, and Asylum Seekers, Amanda Ament-Lemke

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Professional Perceptions of Youth Homelessness and Strengths Developed, Joelle Bellows

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Sleep Deprivation and the Health of Firefighters, Bridget Bender

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Effective Social Work Practice with Military, Veterans, and their Families, Katherine Boyer

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Promoting Resilience and Preventing Sexual Offenses in Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Systematic Review, Cassie DeGraw

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Therapist, Know Thyself: Self-Reflective Practice through Autoethnography, Nikki DiVirgilio

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Foster Care and Education: Exploring the Success of Interventions Aimed to Improve Academic Achievement of Foster Children, Olivia Erickson

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Early Interventions: Preventing at-risk youth from the path of Sexual Exploitation: A Systematic Review, Rahma Farah

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Treatment Barriers in Mental Health: Perspectives of Using Mobile Technology, Ryan Goman

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“Make ’em Laugh” The Interaction of Humor in the Therapeutic Treatment of Trauma: A Narrative Review, Katherine Goodman

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The Role of Somatic Psychotherapy in Treating First Responders: Providers’ Perspectives, Maggie Graham

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Utilization of Social Media in Strengthening Communication in Long Distance Relationships, Lexie Gutzmann

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Medical Social Workers’ Best Practices in Supporting Autonomy at End of Life, Morgan Hanley

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Women’s Prisons and Substance Abuse Treatment: A Systematic Review of Shame Interventions, Jamie Herman

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Trauma-Informed Care For Youth In Foster Care, Jordyn Hubin

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Integrating Trauma Informed Care into the Treatment of Adult Male Sex Offenders: A Systematic Review, Erica Janssen

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Challenges and Opportunities in Accessing Geriatric Mental Health Services in Rural Minnesota, Kassara Kneeland

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Professional Opinions of Effective Interventions for Adults with Psychotic Disorders Who Experienced Childhood Trauma, Jennifer Metzger

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Co-housing Options for Older Adults to Age in Place, Kasey Meyer

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Using an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approach to Help Adults Cope with Chronic Pain, Bethany Miletich

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Examining Services Effective at Preventing Domestic Homicide: Interviewing Relevant Stakeholders about Their Perceptions Regarding Their Role in Reducing the Recurrence of Domestic Violence, Katlin Morse

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Secure Attachment Without Bars: Alternatives to Incarceration and Clinical Interventions to Treat the Mother-Infant Relationship, Krista Murphy

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Trauma-Informed Care: Training and Implementation in the Foster Care System, Danielle Norgren

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The Impacts of Supervision on Social Workers Who Experience Client Suicidal Behavior, Chelse Paulzine

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The Impact of Minnesota Warriors Hockey on Post-Military Service Reintegration: A Pilot Study, Andrew Qualy

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Non-pharmacological Interventions in Residents with Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, Kelli Ray

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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: A Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, Courtney Reinitz

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Chemical Dependence Harm Reduction: A Needed Application for Social Workers, Josie C. Schmitz

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Exploring Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia: A Social Work Perspective, Ashley Schoonover

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Is Marketing Messing with Your Clients’ Heads? Brands, Identity, and Clinical Practice, Paul Schuster

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A Systematic Review: Examination of Yoga-Based Interventions to Determine their Benefits and Effectiveness in Treating PTSD in Women, Jessica Skaare

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Rural Service Providers’ Perceptions of Cultural Responsiveness to LGBT Older Adults, Lisa Twomey

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Understanding the practitioner’s role in the therapeutic setting: working with youth that identify as Black or African American and LGBT, Katie L. Ubl

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The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia, Alison Waid Higgins

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Impacts of and Alternatives to Solitary Confinement in Adult Correctional Facilities, Sarah Zyvoloski

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Mapping Social Justice: A Case Study of a School of Social Work Student-Led Social Justice Initiative, Lauren Abdill

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Evaluating Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs & Services: A Qualitative Study, Laura Abrass

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“I’m Tough, It’s Fine”: Prohibiting Restrictive Procedures and Seclusion in Educational Settings, Kaitlin Adams

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Developmental Impact of Inclusion Classrooms on Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review, Emily E. Aller

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Involuntary Civil Commitment and Sobriety, Ana Anderson

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A Case Study of Veteran Identity as a Female, Kimberly Anderson

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Racial Differences in Veteran Service Connection Disability, Jonathan Arnold

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A Qualitative Investigation of Parental Experiences with Play Therapy, Kaitlin Bach

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review, Crystal Barrera

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Systematic Review of High School Dropout Prevention Programs, Dayne Bartlett

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Identity and Belonging: Documentation Status and Mexican-origin children: A Systematic Review, Alicia Bauers

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Removing Stigma and Reducing Anxiety: Social Work Professionals Integrating Essential Oils in Mental Healthcare Services with African American and Native American Clients, Kamara Bauman

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What Can We Learn from Death and Dying? One Man’s Experience, Brooke K. Benson

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Trauma in schools: Identifying and working with students who have experienced trauma, Amanda E. Berg

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Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs, Mielissa Beseres

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Understanding the Mental Health Impacts of Non-Kinship vs. Kinship Placements, Lena Bessas

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Social Worker Perceptions on Education for Generalist and Specialist Roles, Jamie Blackledge

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Strategies and Outcomes in Working with Adolescents Diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, Elisabeth A. Boegeman

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Domestic Violence: How to Treat the Unseen Victims, Sarah Callahan

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Birth Parents: Blogging The Emotional Journey Through Adoption, Kayla L. Christensen

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Factors that Increase Successful Parenting Skills in Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma, Neglect, and Abuse: A Systematic Review, Victoria A. Christian

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans Experiencing Insomnia: A Systematic Review, Dustin Cobb

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Posttraumatic Growth in United States Military Veterans, Angela Cox

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Examining Post-Adoption Services: What Adoptive Families Need for Beneficial Outcomes, Lindsey Crawford

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Addressing Needs Among Students Affected by Domestic Violence: Social Workers’ Perspectives, Kiah Dahlquist

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Making & Sustaining Change from Psychotherapy: A Mixed Method Study, Kelsi Dankey, Heather Karson, Arielle R. Yahnke, Sara Lemon, Tricia Downing, Danae Hoffman, and Natia Wilcek

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What is the Impact of Mental Health Courts? A Systematic Literature Review, Rachel Dean

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Best Practices for Engaging Birth Mothers in Post-Adoptive Grief Work, Melanie DeJong

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Vocational Rehabilitation in Economic Outcomes for Adults with Disabilities, Susanne Desmond

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Bicycles and Youth: Impacts, Elizabeth Drews

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Lessons for Social Workers: A Review of the Latino/a Undocumented Immigrant Experience, Katie J. Ducklow

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Aging Americans: Family Factors and Satisfaction with Life and Aging, Miranda Eastham

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Intervention with Intimate Partner Violence: Application of Attachment and Personality Disorders, MaryBeth Ehlert

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Transgenerational Transmission of Caregiver Behaviors Promoting Secure Attachments in American Indian Communities, Bryan Ellingson

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Interventions to Alleviate the Psychosocial Needs of Hospice Family Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Nicole Engen

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Spiritually Integrated Care for Veteran Trauma Survivors: A Quantitative Analysis, Krystle Englund

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Guardian ad Litem Perceptions of Child Protection, Carla Evans

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Factors Contributing to Success in Treatment for Individuals with a Dual Diagnosis, Logan Evenson

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Systematic Review: Considerations for Women with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and PTSD, Brittany Feller

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Mindfulness Practice with Children who have Experienced Trauma, Margaret Fischer

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Officer-Involved Homicides of Unarmed Black Males: Perceptions of the African American Community, Sarah Fox

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Intimacy after Sexual Trauma: Clinical Perspectives, Melissa Franckowiak

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Interventions that Support Caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review, Melissa Franzen

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Gaps in Mental Health Services in the Juvenile Justice System as Identified by Clinical Social Workers, Heather Fretty

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Family Functioning and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Military Families: A Qualitative Study, Karlie Gams

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Disability Accommodations in Postsecondary Education A Systematic Review, Kaitlyn Gartner

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Perceptions of Diagnosing and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Complex Trauma in Schools, Megan Gauer-Kloos

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Clinician Support to Caregivers of Children with a Mental Health Disorder, Lauren Gavin

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Effects of Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Practices on Stress and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, Amanda Geldert

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Intervention effectiveness following gender-based violence and forced migration: A critical systematic literature review and synthesis of qualitative studies from the voice of the client, Malory Giraldo

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Identifying Protective Factors for Adult Children of Alcoholics, Jessica Goeke

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"Si No Estuviera Conmigo, Yo Seria Muda en Este País": A Systematic Literature Review of Language Brokering Among Latinx Youth, Manuela Gonzalez

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Postpartum Depression and Opinions on Screening, Jana Gorman

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Identifying and Mitigating Caregiver Burnout: The Role of Adult Day Social Workers, Annika Grafstrom

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Work and Quality of Life for Individuals with SMI: A Systematic Review, Scott Grandt

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Analysis of Implementing Trauma Informed Programs in Grade Schools, Lilli Gray

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Making it Right in the End: Conflict on the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Sarah Green

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Supports and Barriers Experienced by Female Same-Sex Couples When Planning For Life as They Age, Johanna Guerkink

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Sacred Shame: Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality, Alyssa J. Haggerty

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Welfare Reform and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review, Brianna Heilman

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Alternate Endings: Insight into Alternative End of Life Care Options, Rachelle Henkel

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An Exploration of Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth Following Traumatic Death, Shannon Henry

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Contingency Management Effect on Cocaine Use While Using Methadone, Matthew Holkup

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Changing The Narrative: How People with Disabilities Overcome Discrimination in Employment Settings, Gabrielle Holloway

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Fostering Resilience in Emancipating Foster Care Youth, Kelsey Howland