2007 - present

Smith College offers graduate work leading to the degrees of master of arts, master of arts in teaching, master of fine arts, master of education, master of education of the deaf, master of science in exercise and sport studies and master of Social Work. Each student is required to archive his or her thesis in Smith ScholarWorks for access and preservation.

Please note that access to some theses is restricted for a period of time as requested by the author. For example, a thesis may be submitted in May 2015, but not open access until May 2020.

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Masters Theses from 2009

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"Like straight people do" : an exploration of issues lesbian women encounter during their coming out process, Emily Brennan Russell

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A retrospective look at the perceived effects of parental acceptance/non-acceptance on transgender adolescents, Tara Ryan

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Acting on grief in the aftermath of violent loss : the efficacy of social action as a mechanism for psychic healing, Miriam Shoshana Sadinsky

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Impulsive and antisocial personality characteristics amongst male adolescent sexual offenders :, Amanda Raquel Santiago

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A priest, a rabbi, and a clinical social worker walk into an inpatient psychiatry unit : clinical social workers uses of humor on an inpatient psychiatry unit, Sarah Elizabeth Santoro

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"This so clearly needs to be marked" : an exploration of memorial tattoos and their functions for the bereaved, Elizabeth Schiffrin

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Transgender individuals' experiences in therapy and perception of the treatment experience, Jeannette Marie. Sheerin

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The effects of joint physical custody on fathers and the father/child relationship, Evan Shopper

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Voices of graduates from clinical social work master's programs : the impact of the education process on the self and on personal relationships, Tara Slade

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Exploring intimate partner violence through the lens of modern attachment theory, Lisa Marie Smeltzer

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The theoretical foundations of wilderness therapy, Sara Smithson

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Exploring the lives of African Americans living with mental illness : a project based upon an investigation at ALSO Cornerstone, New Haven, Connecticut, Lois Jihae Son

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Gaps in the provision of psychosocial services to cancer patients in a multidisciplinary setting : a social work perspective, Billie Ann Starks

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Family therapists' responses to monopolizing, blaming, critical and unempathic behavior in parents, Andrew David Sussman

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Standards of care : transgender/genderqueer clients' experiences with mental health workers, Hunter Greenwood Swanson

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Race and diagnosis : an assesment of clinician detection of eating disorder symtomatology in Asian, African-American, and White women, Kristin Swenson

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Boundary constructions in treatment relationships between service providers and homeless youth, Allison May Terbieten

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Repeat pregnancies during adolescence : factors that influence teens' decisions to have more than one child, Kimberly J. Therrien

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Gettin' good with ourselves : White caucus groups as emergent anti-racism pedagogy, Nathalie Rachelle Torrens

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Feeling your way : affect in psychotherapy and creative writing from the perspective of the client-writer, Andrea Jean Torres

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Do the Pikler and RIE methods promote infant-parent attachment?, Mary Triulzi

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Lost and found : resilience approaches that helped the Vietnamese residents of Biloxi, Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bao Chau Van

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What is the efficacy of evidence-based practice in mental health treatment of diverse ethnic minorities?, Claire Denise Villegas

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An exploration of White mental health clinicians' provision of Spanish language services to Latino/a clients, Sara Esther Walker

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Social workers' perceptions on community violence and resilience : the impact of assessment and treatment when working with children and adolescents, Matthew J. Warford

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How social workers resolve the ethical dilemmas that arise when working with women experiencing domestic violence, Jennifer F. Wiech

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The effects of sexually transmitted illness (STI) stigmatization on intimate relationships : non-infected partners' perceptions, reactions, feelings and attitudes toward female partners' disclosure of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) positive status, Sarah Heath Williams

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Sugar and spice : the hidden world of pre-adolescent female aggression, Sarah Crofton Winsor

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What are the mental health seeking behaviors of female sex workers?, Serena Wong

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Why horses? Why not horses? : equine-facilitated therapy as it applies to mental health, Katie Ann Worms

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Assessing the benefits of practicing spirituality or religion while incarcerated : a study of formerly incarcerated men in Texas, Jana Lynn Wu

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Navigating into the ring : some of the many barriers keeping Equine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners from connecting with prospective clients, Shawn W. Young

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School counselor perspectives on bullying behavior in urban middle school settings, Elizabeth Jean Zacher

Masters Theses from 2008

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Social work practice with Latino Pentecostals : applying femininst family theory and object relations theory, Angela Marie Baczewski Hakkila

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Taking the bait : countertransference among female clinicians who work with men who batter, Georgia Louise Banks

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"Enough about you, let's talk about me : clinicians' use of self-disclosure and (un)conscious awareness of race, sexuality, and gender, Sarah R. Barnett-Parker

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Meaning making for survivors of suicide : an exploratory study of a complicated process, LaVange Elizabeth Barth

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Applying and adapting testimonial psychotherapy to address the effects of race-based traumatic stress on people of color in the United States, Amy Beth Basford

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The living and spiritual experiences of gay men with AIDS : an exploratory study, Jerry Dale Beene

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Three studies of sexual offenders : female perpetrated sexual victimization, comparison of male and female perpetrated sexual victimization, and escalation histories, Sarah Guillaume Belanger

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"Do I pull the race card?" : middle-class African American parental perceptions of racism in their children's public schools, Tamika M. Brock

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"They were neither typical..nor unique" : an exploratory study of enlistment decisions of American veterans from past to present, Kelly Alexis Brogden

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Understanding male juvenile sexual offenders : an investigation of experiences and internalized masculinity, Adam Brown

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Emotions in the classroom, Elizabeth D. Burris

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Sexual expression among Black women in relationships with men from different minority racial groups, Sara Tildon Burton

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The subjective experience of attachment for children with mothers who have been formally diagnosed as schizophrenic : an exploratory study based on the practice wisdom of clinical practioners, Richard Cabada

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Male obesity : a qualitative study of clinical attitudes and perspectives, Michael Joseph Carter

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Interracial relationships from the perspective of Cambodians in western Massachusetts, Vuthy Chhum

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Mothering the mother : can a postpartum doula enhance maternal self confidence and maternal empathy in a primiparous mother?, Binda Colebrook

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Exploring the experiences of clinicians treating Latino clients who utilize folk healing practices, Luz Eneida Cotto

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Therapists' descriptions of their beliefs and practices regarding engaging resistant caregivers of children and adolescents, Sarah Becker Crane

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Difference in perception of campus climate between White students and Black and Latino students at one New England independent school, Nola-rae Cronan

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Attachment style and identity construction : the choice of profession as one method of culturally mediating, locating and fulfilling attachment needs both interpersonally and societally, Gwendolyn Cutting Wishard

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Embodying the therapeutic alliance : an exploration of the working alliance in the personal trainer-client relationship, Lindsay L. Davison

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The impact on the self of growing up with a sibling with autism spectrum : an exploratory study, Margaret M. Dickey

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Religion, spirituality, and social work : a quantitative study on the behaviors of social workers in conducting individual therapy, Meghan Maureen Dwyer

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Negotiating agency and personal narrative in clinical social work practice : a qualitative study investigating how clinicians' experiences of multiple narratives influence their clinical work, Emily Rebecca Fischer

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The use of psychoeducation in the treatment of PTSD with military personnel and their family members : an exploratory study from a clinician's perspective, Mary Elizabeth Fisher

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Mothers' experience of having a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Amanda Gane

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Determining outcomes and improving effectiveness : an outcome study of the East Bay Agency for Children's Therapeutic Nursery School, Elise Geltman

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The intersection of religion, spirituality and social work : implications for clinical practice, Andrea Leigh Giese-Sweat

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Resilience and street level prostitution : a collective case study, Megan Glennon

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What are the factors that influence whether a clinician discusses race in the crossracial therapeutic encounter?, Anna Cristina Goett

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The strength of Muslim American couples in the face of heightened discrimination from September 11th and the Iraq War, Brianne Goodman, Brianne Goodman Carter, and Brianne Goodman Carter

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Together or separate : implications for expressing progressive social justice and spiritual practices, Enroue Halfkenny

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An exploratory study of mental health providers' awareness of internalized oppression of women who experience same-sex intimate partner violence, Sharon E. Harp

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A slight schooling on deaf education, Kathryn L. Hayden

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Implications of frequent online social network use for adolescent and emerging adult social experiences, Nora Anne Heins

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The way we speak affects our reality : why speaking from the values of racial justice begins the creation of a racially just world, Katherine Alice Hornowski

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"What do you mean, 'separate identity'? : an exploration of separation and individuation for second generation Korean American adolescents, Catherine C, Huh

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The role of psychotherapy in the age of medication : a theoretical analysis of biological and psychodynamic perspectives on the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia, Tessa Leona Hutchinson

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An exploration of the influence of media, advertising, and popular culture on the self esteem, identity, and body image in adolescent girls, Jennifer A. Irving

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Transitional objects in adult treatment : case studies, Sheela Madhukar Joshi

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Weighing in : an analysis of the NASW's web-based content regarding theoretical issues and practice recommendations for social workers working with overweight and obese individuals, M. Elizabeth Kanard

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The importance of racial concordance and the childhood experiences of Black students and practicing clinicians in the field of social work, Candice Tara Karber

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Parental death : grieving loss of life while sustaining a relationship, Maisie Lasher Ketron

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No place like home : trans-individuals' search for belonging in a binary gendered world, Leslie Catherine Kilpatrick

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How clinicians' use of narrative therapy can assist elders in late-life transition, Glenna Sue Klein

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The impact of race on the decision-making process for interracial lesbian couples opting to conceive through donor insemination, Kendra Marie Koeplin

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Examining our worst fears, Jennifer Elmassian Leszkiewicz

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How home-based clinicians assess and assist parent(s) who experience changes in family dynamics post discharge of their pre-latency/latency age child's first psychiatric hospitalization, Ashley Shannon Logee

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What is culture? What is compentency? What is Latino? : an exploratory study of clinicians' perceptions and practice of cultural competency with Latino clients, Saralyn Marie Masselink

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An exploration of factors associated with reentry adjustment of U.S. foreign service spouses, Sharon M. Maybarduk

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An investigation into what "best practice" entails with adolescent survivors of prolonged child abuse, Lauren P. McEvoy

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What if they think I'm crazy : clinical interventions to help adolescents manage stigma following a psychiatric hospitalization, Megan L. McKenna

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A survey of clinicians' use of touch and body awareness in psychotherapy, Anastasia D. McRae

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Do school-based mental health programs have a positive outcome on elementary, middle and high school aged student's functioning from the perspective of teachers in urban public school systems in New York City, Boston and Berkeley, Ca?, Mwaniki F. Mwangi

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Deconstructing white privilege : social variables that may affect white males' race identity development, Karen Christine Nelson

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Embodied practice : do social work therapists explore client strengths as expressed in the lived experience of the body?, Duncan Nichols

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In whose mirror : a comparative analysis of the conceptualization and treatment of pathological narcissism, using modern analysis and self psychology, Heather Novack

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Strengthening the capacity of helping professionals to provide psychosocial support to communities affected by armed conflict : the evaluation of one program, Arden Elise O'Donnell

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Elementary school teachers' perceptions of the foster care system and the children in its care, Irja Carol. Peck

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Forget me not : a retrospective, exploratory study of daughters caring for a mother with Alzheimer's disease, Pamela Sloane Rich

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Buddhist philosophy and practices as applied to unlearning racism, Chara Joy Riegel

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Wilderness therapy and spirituality, Lauren Elizabeth Rothwell

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"Bearing the weight of a mother's mood" : does a history of depression influence a woman's attitudes about having children?, Beth Sadavoy

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How do single fathers construct a parent identity to incorporate nurturing?, Janet Saxe

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Using art making in cross-cultural clinical therapy, Sara Ruth Schieffelin

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The double bind theory and gender non-conforming identity development, Shannon Lydia Sennott

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The healthy solitary person, Laurel Lynn Shortell