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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

A mixed-method study examining the intersection of race and sexual violence among LGBTQ prisoners, Sarah J. Aftab

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Natural Lifemanship trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy model : is there a change in children's feelings and behaviors over time?, Julia M. Alexander

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The impact of Islamophobia on the Muslim American community : accounts of psychological suffering, identity negotiation, and collective trauma, Areeza Ali

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Two-sided healing : an exploration of Jewish women psychotherapists' experience, Aviva Bellman

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"As if" : an exploration of the relationship between clincians' theoretical orientations and their conceptualizations of patient-generated metaphors in psychotherapy, Joe Berlin

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Exploring clinical best practices for working with the co-occurrence of psychosis and a trauma history, Sierra Leah Black

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Gestalt therapists' perspectives on gender in the therapeutic relationship : implications for anti-oppressive practice, Benjamin Philip Borkan

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Experiences of first generation college students, Eleanor Grace Stulting Bradley

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A qualitative study to explore Puerto Rican caregiver needs and supports to better feed their children, Nelly E. Carmona

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Queer women's sexual experiences after sexual violence in a non-heterosexual relationship, Amee Catalano

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Exploring refugees' sense of belonging in Chittenden County, Vermont : retrospective accounts of the resettlement process, Sam Chalfin

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An exploration of the relationship between religion and spirituality and acculturation stress among international students in the western Massachusetts, Mun Ying Kennis Cheng

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From social work to sex therapy : increasing clinicians' sexual intervention self-efficacy beliefs, Kijao Corbett

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Educator perceptions of student mental health services in high-performing charter schools, Gabriel Friedl Corens

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Kinship diversion : exploring experiences of relative probate guardianship in Los Angeles, CA., Alison Davies

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Do characteristics of children and families influence reported caregiver burden? : a secondary data analysis of the 2009-2010 national survey of children with special health care needs, Chelsea Davies

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Patient perspectives on mental health therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatique syndrome (CFS), Brooke Denmark

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Provider perceptions of people who inject drugs and harm reduction approaches, Ciara DeVozza

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The voices of survivors of suicide : experiences with forms of support after a suicide loss, Nicole Dietze

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The celebration of Black beauty in online spaces as a form of social and political resistance, Sabriya Dillard

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Perinatal depression screening : using antenatal depression screens and patient demographics to predict risk for postpartum depression :, Jackson Doyle

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Found in translation : how social work education can support student practice with language-discordant client systems, Martha Ann Early

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Barriers to mental health treatment for refugees in Maine : an exploratory study, Hayley Fitzgerald

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Navigating romantic relationships among individuals aging out of foster care, Margaux E. Flood

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Mapping the sexuality-health-technology nexus : an arts based exploration, Adam Joseph Gaubinger

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"They don't say it up front" : immigrant-origin high school students' experiences of disrespect and racial microaggressions by teachers : a project based upon a group research investigation, Leah A. Gold

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Race and the internet : ǂb social media and multiracial identity development, Pilar Hailé-Damato

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The role of spirituality in the reconstruction of identity in older women, Elin Hardenberg

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How our service systems impact resiliency and recovery of domestic violence survivors : clinical perspectives, Emily Riddle Jacobs

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"We were all kind of learning together" : the emergence of LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy & social services, 1960-1987: oral history study, Boston, MA, Sarah Blair Jenkins

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"if you lived in your body, you'd be home by now" : clincians' perspectives on somatic practices in psychotherapy, Natasha Sunil Jeswani

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The impact on college students of sexual assault disclosure by a peer : an exploratory study, Margaret Klein

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Substance abuse and recovery : does peer recovery coaching reduce frequency of crisis, relapse, hospitalization, incarceration, DCF involvement, and other public services use in substance abusers? : a project based upon an agency-based investigation, Stephanie Koenig

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Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and mindfulness among social workers and graduate-level social work interns, Brian Kornobis

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"Translating the language of the body" : engaging individuals who self-harm in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dani Kowalski

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Looking for ghosts everywhere : the effects of vicarious traumatization on mental health interpreters who work with refugees, Sophie Anna Lembeck

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Working with trauma : a qualitative and retrospective exploration of the experiences of clinicians who work with trauma, Allyson Rebecca Lent

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Benefits and challenges of offering peer support to student survivors of campus sexual violence, Zoe Amanda Levenson

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Exploring the impact of mental health on infant growth in urban West Bengal, India :: a retrospective cohort study exploring the association of mental health status of parents with a deterioration in weight for age z score (as an indicator of under-nutrition) of children under the age of 4 in a cohort living in an impoverished urban community in West Bengal, India, Noah E.C. Levinson

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Reimagining the past, present, & future: science fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism as modes of healing for communities of color, Kai Teresa Atacador Lynch

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Gender identity and childhood experiences : an introductory quantitative study of the relationship between gender identity and adverse childhood experiences, Liam P. Malone

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Clinicians' perspectives on somatic interventions in the treatment of trauma, Margaret Rose Malone

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Understanding and negotiating access to preventative sexual health care biotechnology in online communities : a thematic analysis of the Facebook group ""PrEP Facts: rethinking HIV prevention and sex, Dorothy Manley

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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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Social climate in social work training : the influence of the learning environment on the emerging social worker's professional identity as an agent of social justice, Tatiana Martínez

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And fetus makes three :a theoretical exploration of clinician pregnancy in psychoanalytic and relational frameworks, Christian Anne McCarroll

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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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Alexithymia and comparison of alternative treatments to talk therapy for people who have a mental health diagnosis, Rebekah Milhoan

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Classism in the therapeutic alliance : implications for clinical social work practice, Taylor Millard

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The retrospective narratives of young adults with ADHD : how self-concept development impacts psychosocial functioning, Malcolm B. Miller

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A correlative analysis of mystical experiences and lasting symptom improvement from MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant PTSD : a project based upon an investigation sponsored by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Michiko A. Mitsunaga-Whitten

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From yellow peril to model minority : ǂb deconstruction of the model minority myth and implications for the invisibility of Asian American mental health needs, Lynda Anne Moy

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Playing together : a clinician's perspective on the use and value of play in therapy with couples, Teresa Musick

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Examining therapist attachment style in clinical work : an exploratory study, Mallory Nesburg

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The translation of anti-racism values from the professional into the personal for white social workers who have lived in north or west Philadelphia, Lauren Hope Newman

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Innocent until proven guilty : ǂb not for the families vicarious incarceration within a county jail, Molly O'Connor

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An examination of gratitude among the elderly : a qualitative research project based upon an independent investigation, Jaymie E. Oppenheim

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Anti-racist and trauma-informed institutional change : a process evaluation of professional learning communities at one charter high school : a project based on an investigation at a charter high school, Zoë Page

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An exploration of the relationship of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and traumatic experiences in adult clients, Sasha Pansovoy

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Exploring experiences of, and responses to, microaggressions as disrespect from teachers in high school classrooms : a person-centered approach, Emily Ann Peck

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Clinician vulnerability : openness to influence in relational therapy, Christine Powers

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Mass-Health (Medicaid) clinicians' perceptions of training and preparedness for practicing in-home therapy with children and families, Tiffany Renée Privat

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You don't know how strong you are until being strong is your only option : examining resiliency in survivors of a parent or caregiver's suicide, Haley A. Rice

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The paradox of play : an exploration of clinicians' experiences of play in the workplace, Nina Rossello

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Feedback informed care : co-creating treatment success, Eve Sandler

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Identified social supports for women previously incarcerated and avoiding recidivism, Isabelle Scott

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An exploration of the relationship between vicarious racism, police videos, and their impact on the Facebook consumer, Daniel Segundo

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Workout your burnout : an exploratory look at the role of perceived barriers and benefits to physical activity in social workers, Samuel Shapiro

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Social anxiety online : ǂb can attachment explain problem internet use? :, Julia Christine Sisson

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It takes a village : perspectives on emerging LGBTQ affirmative social services and psychotherapy, Amelia Killough Smith

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Unequal treatment : sociocultural identities and their effects on eating diorder treatment access and efficacy, Hannah Noël Smith

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"A whole lot of conscious effort" : exploring how protective factors contribute to resiliency in parents who have experienced traumatic events in childhood, Annelies J. Spykman

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Race and the internet : ǂb an exploratory study into the effect social media, Black lives matter, and the 2016 Presidential election have had on racial discourse, Jaime A. Stepansky

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Predicting dialectic behavioral treatment outcomes in veterans at high risk for suicide, Courtney Stich

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Vicarious resilience : psychotherapists' experiences working with survivors of trauma, Shilpa Esther Trivedi

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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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Parenting one's birth child after adoption plans dissolve, Elise Trujillo

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Compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction amongst Black pastors in the United States, Courtney E'clair Tucker

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"Without roofs are the houses" : an exploration of ceremonies in indigenous communities, a pathway to healing and to the forgotten, Denis C. Vidal

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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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The construction of religion in social work education, Michael Waldon

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Social justice discourse in American social work : a critical discourse analysis of "Social justice" in Social service review, 1927-2013, Jenny Walton-Wetzel

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Disciplining myths and ambivalence : a biopolitical and phenomenological encountering of intergenerational parental child abuse in the United States, Avian Weiswerda

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Patients' perceptions of stressors in the intensive care unit : a meta-analysis, Nancy Sohier Welch

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Respect, it goes both ways : exploring school connectedness and students' experiences of microaggressions from teachers : a project based upon a joint project, Laura J. Wesely

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Mind, body, & spirit : an ecological community-based approach to healthy aging, Emily Widra

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

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If not now, when? : how activists create a third space around Isreal/Palestine on the American Jewish left, Jennifer Wyron

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An exploration of the Nepali-Bhutanese community from the adolescent perspective : a project based upon an investigation at Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Seattle, Washington, Matthew J. Allen

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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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Social workers and nurses in labor and delivery units : supportive partnerships or parallel work lives?, Allison M. Barbey

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Compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction : experiences of helping professionals in the homeless workforce : a project based upon an investigation at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Boston, Massachusetts, Joshua Beebe

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African-American and Black women's process of learning, unlearning and resisting internalized racism, Bianca M. Blakesley

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Social work professional ethics, as affected by the concept of the wounded healer : an investigation into the gatekeeping practice of clinical social work supervision, Cristina B. Bloom

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"You have to know whether or not you can really compassionately hold White folks" : perspectives of instructors on White MSW student engagement with race and racism course material, Eleanor H. Broh

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How different technological mediums may reduce attitudinal barrier to the utilization of psychotherapeutic relationships, Collin T. Browne

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Gender role socialization of clinical social workers and its effect on the treatment of male alexithymia, Joseph D. Burke

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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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How does hip hop serve as a catalyst for collective resistance : "Fight the power"- a beats, rhymes, and life approach : a project based upon an investigation at Beats, Rhymes and Life, Maria Camila Camacho

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Levels of perceived stress among clinicians who work with client suicidal behavior with an organizational context, Elyse A.S. Chastain