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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Comprehensive Assessment: Interventions and Coping Strategies Professionals use to Increase Adaptation of a Sibling with an Ill Brother or Sister, Carrie L. Christensen

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Communication and End-of-Life Decision Making about Death with Children who have Terminal Cancer: The Social Worker’s Perspective, Jessica Convy

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Analyzing Alternative Learning Centers: Challenges and Opportunities for Maintaining Student Retention, Princess Cramer-Drazkowski

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Sibshops: How Effective Are They in Helping Siblings?, Amy M. Dailey

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Clinical Social Workers’ Use of Self and the Impact of Personal Therapy on Practitioner Development, Jessie C.W. Daley

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Exploring Factors of Non-Compliance for Adolescents with Celiac Disease, Alicia A. Darling

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Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies

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Cultivating Well-being: Horticulture Programming’s Effect on Youth’s Emotional Well-being, Mitchell Demers

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The Impact of Employee Wellness Programs on Mental Health Workers’ Reported Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout, Jessica Anton Dooley

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Dimensions of Protective Parent-Adolescent Dyads as Defined by Mexican American Sons, Clare M. Dudzinski

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Analysis of the Real World Application of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Complex Trauma, Marie Elaine

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Is There an Increased Health Risk to Multi-generational Elderly Poor Not Found in First-Generation Elderly Poor?, Donna E. Enfield

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Social Workers’ Feminist Perspectives: Implications for Practice, Jacqueline Enge

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Disorganized Attachment and Trauma in Children, Anya K. Esch

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Assessing Expressed Emotion Influences on Autistic Symptoms/Behaviors: A School Social Worker Perspective, Mackenzie R. Flaharty

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The Well-Embodied Professional: Attitudes around Integrating Massage Therapy & Psychotherapy when Treating Trauma, Deborah S. Frank

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Risks and Supportive Factors of Burnout among School Social Workers in Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg

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Provider Opinions on Frequent Mental Health Hospitalizations, Courtney J. Funke

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Behind the Scenes: Correctional Officers’ Perceptions on Serious Mental Illness Training, Teri Gerhardt

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Motivations, Skills and Rewards: Social Workers’ Perspectives on Practice with Older Adults, Rachel L. Gilmore

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Birth Family Searching and Meaning: A Korean Transracial Adoptee Perspective, Kathryn Eileen Goldstein

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Disabled Sexual Assault Victims: Perceptions of Sexual Assault Professionals on Barriers to Providing Services to Disabled Sexual Assault Victims, Melody L. Gorden

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Effective In-School Suspension Programming: An Exploratory Study, Mariam Bashiri Graff

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Impacts of Text Messaging on Adolescents’ Communication Skills: School Social Workers’ Perceptions, Jacqueline B. Graham

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Effects of Integral Health Care within LGBTQ Populations, Megan M. Gramlow

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Gender Differences in Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders, Cameron Green

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Emancipated Foster Care Youths’ Romantic Relationships as Observed by Social Workers, Kelsey I. Hanson

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Perceptions of Probation Officers Around Class and Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System, Jeffrey A. Hilliard

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College Student Mental Health and Use of Counseling Center Services, Daniel J. Hinderaker

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Mitigating Compassion Fatigue among Child Protection Social Workers, Jessica Hoeper

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The Benefits and Barriers to Person Centered Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Crystal A. Hughes

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Preschool Bullying: Does it Exist, What Does it Look Like, and What Can be Done?, Laura Humphrey

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Addressing Physical Health in Social Work Practice, Kristin K. Huskamp

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The Impact of a Mental Health Court on Participants: The Professional’s Perspective, Allison A. Husman

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The Nature of Buddhist-Informed Psychotherapy: A Qualitative Exploration, Blaire M. Hysjulien

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Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Degree of Pain Experienced in Chronic Pain Patients, Melissa B. Irisarri

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Living on a Food Pantry Diet, Kathryn M. Jackelen

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Social Workers Reflect on Engagement with Involuntary Clients, Courtney A. Jacobsen

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Educators’ Experiences with Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom, Kari Jacobsen

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Clinical Master of Social Work Students: Personal Therapy’s Influence upon Professional Development, Danielle Marie Janssen Von Bank

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Is there a correlation Between Building and/or Strengthening Developmental Assets and the Reduction in Mental Health Symptoms in Youth?, Angela C. Marti Jedinak

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Use of Research Among Social Work Clinicians, Justin Jeffrey

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Determining Maltreatment Substantiation According to Minnesota Child Protection Intake Workers, Taryn E. Jensen

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How do School Social Workers Provide Support to Children of Divorce?, Kimberly Johnson

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Grieving Mental Illness: Individual Experiences of Grief, Loss, and Growth, Alissa Kaasa

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The Experience of Yoga on Children with Anxiety, Lindsay J. Kaplan

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Sibling Relationships with an Autistic Sibling, Lori M. Kaplan

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Clinicians’ Perspectives on the Developmental Repair Model, Lauren Kelly

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A Practical Meta-Analysis of Prayer Efficacy in Coping with Mental Health, Benjamin M. Kimball

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Professionals’ Perceptions of Gender Differences in Grief after a Perinatal Loss, Christine Knight

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Value and Importance of Mindfulness: A Study of Graduate Level Social Workers, Bridget J. Koenen

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Early Onset of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski

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Reactions and Coping Strategies Utilized by Social Workers Following Client Suicidal Behavior, Megan Kraemer

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Safety Following Domestic Violence, Barbara Jo C. Kroening

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Cultural Coping Strategies and their Connection to Grief Therapy Modalities for Children: An Investigation into Current Knowledge and Practice, Philip D. Kuehn

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The Effectiveness of Preschool Mental Health Day Treatment on Attachment Pattern Skills, Stefanie Kuhnmuench

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The Impacts of Adolescent Parenthood on Latino Mother’s Educational Attainment, Cassie LaBelle

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The Impact of Childhood Chronic Illness on the Family: Psychosocial Adjustment of Siblings, Heather L. La Clare

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Older Adults and Substance Abuse: A Program Evaluation, Lisa LaCoursiere

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Mental Disorders among Individuals from Nepal, Sonam Lama

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Companion Animal Loss in a Clinical Veterinary Practice Medical Setting, Robin A. Lambert

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Surrendering Safely: Increasing Clinicians’ Understandings of Kink, Richard S. Laska

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Social Workers' Use of Bibliotherapy with Children & Issues of Diversity, Andrea R. Lichtsinn

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Therapists and Personal Therapy, Samantha J. Lundgren

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Supervision Training Needs: Perspectives of Social Work Supervisees, Melissa A. Mak

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Evaluating a Mind-Body Approach for Military Veterans with Chronic Pain, Leah M. Martin

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What Components of Bullying Prevention are Present within Minnesota Schools and Communities?, McKena Katherine Martin

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Mental Health Practitioner’s Perspective of Early Intervention Treatment Barriers for Young Children and their Families, Melissa J. McCanney

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Prevalence of Gay Affirmative Practice among Bachelor's Level Licensed Social Workers, Kjersta Mellom

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What do Therapists Think is the Uniqueness of Animal Assisted Therapy that Engages Children?, Megan Marie Mensink

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Hospice Social Work Methods and Interventions for Terminally Ill Patients Experiencing Anticipatory Grief, Jolene Metcalf

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Methadone Dosage Levels and Borderline Personality Disorder, Daniel Monserud

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The Hmong Community: Acculturation and Utilization of Domestic Violence Services, Hlee Moua

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Health Care Professionals’ Experiences Practicing Integrative Medicine, Amanda Muenzenmeyer

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Complementary/Alternative Treatments for Cancer Patients with Depression and Anxiety: Critical Analysis, Anna Murie

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Working with Family Caregivers: Case Managers’ Perspectives, Kelsey Myers

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Behavior & Developmental Treatment Models for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Factors Guiding Clinician Preference and Perceptions, James E. Nee

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Divorce Mediation and its Impact on Children, Brianna L. Nelson

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Parental Involvement in Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism, Kaylee A. Nelson

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Key Elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cheryl A. Nickelson

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Understanding Acculturation: An Exploratory Study of Tibetan-American High School Students, Kunga Norzom

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Older Adults in Long-Term Care: Fostering Hope Amidst Loss, Sarah J. Olsen

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Mental Health Practitioners’ Views on Why Somatic Experiencing Works for Treating Trauma, Michelle C. Olssen

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Attitudes of School Social Workers towards Learning, Susan Opperman

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Ethical Implications: End of Life Planning for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Kylie Otte

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The Role of Community Based Programs in Reducing Recidivism in Ex-Offenders, Paige Paulson

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The Impact of Parenting Styles on the Emotional Regulation of Adolescents, Amber L. Pearson

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Veterans’ Experiences with Combat-Related PTSD Treatment, Heidi A. Priestley

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The Incorporation of Integrative Medicine to Assess and Address Diabetic Patients’ Psychosocial Needs, Jennifer E. Ranallo

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Seriously Funny: The Clinical Role of Humor in the Grief Process, Jessie Rae Rayle

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Exploratory Evaluation of the Role of Social Workers During Adoption Disruption, Elise K. Reding

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Gerotranscendence and Successful Aging: The Lived Experience, Allyson R. Rempel

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The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Disabilities, Alison E. Ries

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Gay Affirmative Practice: Clinical Social Workers’ Perspectives, Victoria Ruckle

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Therapists’ Perspectives of the Effects of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy on Problem-Drinking Behavior, Sandra M. Ryan

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The Use of Art in Therapy: An Exploratory Study, Jamie Sanders

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Focused Practice: Exploring the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Empathy Among Clinical Social Workers, Shannon Savageau

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Later Life Divorce & the Adult Child, Kayla Schwartzhoff

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Adapting to Change: "Provider Perspectives on the Transition to Long Term Care", Paige Elise Sorenson

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Investigating Techniques to Help Early English Language Learners Prepare for Kindergarten, Gjenifer Stark