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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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 Community 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

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A Systematic Review of Wilderness Therapy: Theory, Practice and Outcomes, Lindsey Jo Van Hoven

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LGBT Community Members Experiences of Support During Family Formation and Parenting, Serena A. Vruno

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Play Therapy: Practitioners' Perspectives on Implementation and Effectiveness, Jade E. Wageman

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Clinician’s Perspectives on Physical Holds: The Impact on Adolescents with Abuse History, Keeli N. Wagner

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Livable Wage Legislation: Minnesota Social Workers’ Knowledge of and Involvement in the Movement, Maggie Wangen

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Adjustment Differences in Teenage Children: Foster Care versus Group Homes, Torrie Katya Ward

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Experiences of LGSWs in Working with Sex Workers, Megan A. Week

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Lessons from the Field: Clinicians’ Perceptions of Treating Complex Trauma in Siblings, Elisabeth S. Wells

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The Refugee Experience: Involving Pre-migration, In Transit, and Post Migration Issues in Social Services, Whitney Keltner Wessels

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Stress among Social Work Professionals in Mental Health Care Settings, Emily Ann Willems

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Families with Severe Medical Conditions in Children: Effects and Interventions, Morgan Wilson

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Homelike Variables and Rates of Depression among Assisted Living Facility Residents, Courtney J. Wright

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Life Experience as a Catalyst for Therapeutic Change, Emily K. Wrobel

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Agency Support for Self-care and Burnout among Licensed Social Workers, Catherine Wyman

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Perceptions of Social Work and Collaboration with Clinical Social Workers: Clergy Perspectives, Susan C. Amann

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Why We Do What We Do: A Psychosocial Development Perspective on Factors That Influence Decision to Pursue a Career in Social Work, Hugh Armstrong

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Walking Two Worlds: Healing from Trauma in the American Indian Community, Sierra R. Asamoa-Tutu

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Women’s Experiences of Birth Trauma and Postpartum Mental Health, Ashley Ashbacher

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Cultural Competence in School Social Work: A Personal and Professional Learning Curve, Michelle Gloria Baltus

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The Voices of Grandparents: Views on Support Services When Raising Grandchildren, Kaitlin M. Barrett

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Acculturation and the Effects on Latino Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Well-Being, Callister J. Benson

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A Systems View of Early Interventions for Vicarious Trauma: Managing Secondary Trauma Stress, Kelly A. Berscheit

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The Effects of a Therapy Animal on College Student Stress and Arousal, Michelle Bjick

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Critique of the Group Home Model in Addressing Homelessness for People with a Mental Illness, Brenda K. Blaisdell

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Gender Role Conflict and Attitudes Toward Seeking Help, Jennifer Boisjolie

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From Her Perspective: Reflections of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood, Stephanie J. Bowman

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Linking EBD Student Achievement to Attachment: Exploring the Role of Relationship in Encouraging School Success, Jennifer Braaten

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Success, Desistance and Relationships Between Probation Officers and Probationers: A Social Work Perspective, Ariel Brinson

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Stigmatized Loss and Suicide, Ann Brosnan

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Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Therapists’ Perspectives, Nichole M. Budahn

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EMDR: Promising Treatment for Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Childhood Sexual Abuse, Victoria L. Cameron

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Social Workers’ Current Practice of Screening for Brain Injury, Shawna Lyn Carey

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The Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescents with an Addicted Parent, Marne L. Chaput