2009 - present

Smith College dissertations are primarily from the School for Social Work. Other graduate programs may be represented. Each student is required to archive his or her dissertation to Smith ScholarWorks for access and preservation.

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Dissertations from 2017

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Understanding the impact of shame in designing a psychodynamically oriented therapy model to assist formerly incarcerated African American women, Laverne Marks

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The experience of resident assistants encountering nonsuicidal self-injury use by a resident : a mixed methods investigation, Katherine M. McCarthy

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Evaluating attachment dimensions of Internet gaming disorder and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement, Christine Tronnier

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The intersection of professional boundaries and trauma in psychotherapy with adolescents : a preliminary study, John Christopher Waisman

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An exploration of ethnic and cultural identity for biracial and multiracial individuals adopted transracially, Stephen T. Wilson

Dissertations from 2016

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Same but different : the clinical implications of Orthodox Jewish therapists' countertransference with Orthodox Jewish patients, Joshua E. Altman

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Helping online and "in real life" : prosocial moral reasoning among bystanders of cyberbullying and bullying in emerging adulthood, David S. Byers

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The relationship between adolescent sibling bereavement and guilt, anger, and shame, Lauren E. Como

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Decision-making process : ǂb a mixed methods study of somatic awareness use by psychodynamic clinicians in the treatment of trauma-related disorders, Mary P. Curry

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Childhood exposure to domestic violence : a potential correlate for criminogenic factors and mental health factors in incarcerated sex offending male adolescents, LeAnn E. Egeto

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How does the participation in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous for a 90-day period effect the participants' capacity for affect regulation and the quality of their interpersonal relationships?, Judith A. Jordan

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The eating disorder mental health literacy of clinical social workers : an examination of assessment practices and knowledge, Chelsea R. MacCaughelty

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Experiences of reunification between older Chinese immigrant youth and their biological parents, Carolyn Mak

Dissertations from 2015

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Minding the gate : reflections and recommendations of field liaisons on their gatekeeping roles, Laura Berenson

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On being lesbian and being adopted : a mixed methods study of identity and coming out experiences, Theresa A. Cain

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What are the merits of addressing psychological maltreatment? : exploring the perspectives of initial assessment workers and detectives, Kara Cavel

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Testing and explaining a social emotional learning program and the intersection of trauma in urban, low-income students : a mixed methods study, Johanna Creswell Báez

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Living in the shadows : the psychological impact of parental deportation on Hispanic children, Jeanne Marie Dewey

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Examining social work students' interests and motivations for working in child welfare : implications for human caring, Steven Hoffler

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Exploring the experiences of female clinicians treating adolescent females involved in social aggression : conceptualization and enactments through the lenses of trauma and relational theory, Shirley Malove

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Co-parenting in a highly conflicted separation/divorce : learning about parents and their experiences of parenting coordination, legal, and mental health interventions, Kelly E. Mandarino

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Latino veteran mental health service utilization : predictors and concomitant factors, James O.E. Pittman

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Reclaiming power through the body : an exploratory examination of women's use of yoga to sustain recovery from an eating disorder, Heather C. Pizzanello

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Father absence and the therapeutic relationship : an exploration of the relationship between non residential father involvement, parent perceptions and the therapeutic alliance for boys ages 10-14, David Strauss

Dissertations from 2014

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Therapeutic alliance : do student-client alliances improve through MSW education? : a cross-sectional study, Anton Babushkin

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An examination of inner city African American adolescents help-seeking behaviors, ways of coping with stressful situations, and attitudes towards mental health services, Shawneladee C. Cole

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The use of spirituality by African Americans with end stage renal disease, Linda P. Darrell

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The influence of interpersonal needs on suicide ideation among low income African American women who have experienced intimate partner violence, Kamilah Jones

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Trauma-informed mindfulness based stress reduction : development of a model and an application with a sample of women who have survived interpersonal trauma, Amber R. Kelly

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Social workers' views on reproductive choice, Jennifer Linnman

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Parenting coordination : an intervention for high-conflict separating/divorcing families, Tracye A. Polson

Dissertations from 2013

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In two worlds : the selfhood experiences of adolescents 14-20 in joint custody arrangements, Kerstin A. Blumhardt

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Adolescent male sexual abusers : perceptions of the nature and outcome of female perpetrated sexual abuse, Katya M. Cerar

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Pathways to ending intimate partner violence in the lives of HIV-positive women : how stigma and attachment inform understanding and intervention, Kathryn B. Davis

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Sharing peace of mind : how do levels of couples conflict change over time and what predicts change, Kenneth S. Epstein

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The impact of adventure-based psychotherapy on the general functioning of traumatized pre- and early adolescent children of color, Clifton T. Hicks

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Surviving critical illness : new perspectives from mixed methods, Liz B. Johnson

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Enactments between clinical practice teachers and their students : how do we understand and make pedagogic use of this phenomenon, Cara A. Segal

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Clinician, agency and environment variables related to clinical social workers' involvement with evidence-based practice, Beverly M. Simmons

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African American mothers living with HIV/AIDS : disclosure to an adolescent child, stigma, psychological distress and illness severity, Vickey O. Sultzman

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Hooked again : the experience of projective identification in parents of individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Jennifer L. Swantkowski

Dissertations from 2012

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Parents with children in psychotherapy : how do parents describe the parent-therapist alliance?, Elissa N. Baldwin

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Native American elders' perceptions of the boarding school experience on Native American parenting : an exploratory study, Josephine Anne Chase

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A comparison of family environment and attachment relationships among families raising children with bipolar or unipolar disorder and families raising health children, Sally D. Comer

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School-based mental health clinicians : an exploration of supervision, professional development and training, and job satisfaction, Kristine Dennery

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Changes in the coming out process over time, Andrew L. Dunlap

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Perspectives on needs of children within National Guard families from military-affiliated providers and civilian educators : implications for school social work, Kari L. Fletcher

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Enhancing therapist empathic performance : an empirical investigation, Susan B. Gibbons

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The inter-relationship of trauma, depression, anxiety, and male juvenile delinquency, Jennifer W. Jencks

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Public safety, psychological security : an exploratory study of how California parole agents experience their work, Elizabeth Kita

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Never forgetting : bereavement associated with September 11th, Rose Ellen Latino

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Depression among Latina pregnant women :the impact of acculturation, coping styles, and social support, Joanne León

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Survey of California hospice social workers' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and experiences regarding death with dignity or physician assisted suicide and other means of hastened death, John F. Linder

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Guilt and pathological gambling among college students, Geoffrey Walker Locke

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Reintegration and readjustment experience, identity, and social support for women veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom : a qualitative study, Mariann Mankowski

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Parallel experiences : associations between providing attachment based treatment to children in foster care and clinical social workers' sense of self-efficacy, Sarah Elizabeth Miller

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Evaluating effects of training on assessing and managing suicide risk with social work graduate students, Susan D. Pasco

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Coping with post-combat injury : responses from a media presentation with military and civilian families, Megan E. Theriot and Megan E. Theriot Keen

Dissertations from 2010

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The impact of acculturation on first-generation Puerto Rican women's identity : an exploratory study, Ana Selma Berrios

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Gender responsive treatment : what women say : a qualitative exploratory study of women's experience with an innovative treatment program, Cathy Kerr

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Beyond the baby : women's narratives of childbirth, change and power, Dana Alban Schneider

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A different kind of fantasy : group dynamics and psychological change in male batterers, Rosemary Sullivan

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Parent-created help-seeking pathways : a narrative explanation of their development and role in facilitating treatment for adolescents with mental illness, Victoria R. Winbush