Smith School for Social Work provides students with a focus on clinical social work, integrating comprehensive educational theories, skills and practices of clinical work. This collection includes full-text access to theses and dissertations, as follows:

  • Smith College School for Social Work Theses, 2007-present Available to anyone both on and off-campus (some with a 5 year restriction limiting access to the Smith community), anyone via interlibrary loan
  • Smith College School for Social Work Dissertations, 2009-present Available to the Smith community including off-campus access with a current Smith login, anyone on campus, and anyone via interlibrary loan

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2007

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How non-disabled children respond to a sibling with disability? : the challenges they may or may not haved faced, Dawn Leona. King, Masters Thesis

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Are we attracted to romantic partners who tend to resemble our caregivers?, Rebecca Kohrman Kohrman, Masters Thesis

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Nature and quality of care : two measures partially addressing impediments to adequate childcare for vulnerable children, Chad Wayne. Kordt-Thomas, Masters Thesis

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A nation divided : an exploration of national identity and immigration through analysis of naturalized Mexican and non-Hispanic white citizen's attitudes toward undocumented immigration in the United States, Mekhala Miriam. Koshy, Masters Thesis

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Confronting race and racism : social identity in African American gay men, Benjamin A. Kudler, Masters Thesis

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Risk and protective factors associated with juvenile delinquency and juvenile sexual offending behavior : the role of ethnic identity, exposure to violence, and parenting practices and attachment, Elsa G. Lage, Masters Thesis

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Eastern European adoption : a theoretical study of attachment disorder through a self psychology lens, Andrea Leadbetter Larkin, Masters Thesis

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The undercover wounded healer : the role of personal therapy in being a clinical social worker, Leanne Marie. Lemire, Masters Thesis

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The relationship between complementary medicine and quality of life among women with breast cancer, Nicole Diane. Lombardo, Masters Thesis

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Combat-related trauma : an historical analysis through a biopsychosocial lens, Jamie Lynn Loveland, Masters Thesis

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The integration of exercise as an adjunct treatment for depression by clinical social workers in Massachusetts : a study designed to expand the practice of area social workers, Thomas Lawrence Lusignan, Masters Thesis

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An exploration of the relationship between personal ideal(s) of female beauty, self perception(s) of female beauty, and self esteem in women, Megan S. Lynch, Masters Thesis

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A question of culture for overweight individuals, Heather A. MacDonald, Masters Thesis

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The experience of voluntarily childless women in contemporary New England, Sharon Marie Manning-Kelly, Masters Thesis

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Live today : transition from patient to long-term cancer survivor, Lynn Ann. Mazur, Masters Thesis

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Undocumented Latino immigrants' opinions on seeking counseling from non-Latino clinicians and their views of what would constitute culturally competent services, Maria Angelica. McCoy, Masters Thesis

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The space between : transracial adoptee's racial identity and the role parents play in identity development, Kristen Denise McCully, Masters Thesis

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From the perspectives of both : the impact of the therapist's job on the relationship between therapists and their partners, Linda S. McGinnis, Masters Thesis

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Transcending culture : the universality of grief, Kelly Diane Meade, Masters Thesis

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Source of connection, strength and identity : an exploration of how a belief in the divine as feminine affects women's internal and external relationships, Stephanie Amanda. Melmed, Masters Thesis

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And they lived happily ever after : the effects of cultural myths and romantic idealizations on committed relationships, Jordana Lauren Metz, Masters Thesis

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Do personality and other individual differences affect the development of post traumatic stress symptoms in male police officers?, Megan Kane. Myers, Masters Thesis

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Pregnant queer clinicians : an exploratory study of the countertransference experiences of queer clinicians during their first pregnancies, Rhyannon Leah. O'Heron, Masters Thesis

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Beyond sibling rivalry : an exploratory study of social work assessment of school-age sibling abuse, Hillary Faye. Parks, Masters Thesis

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Dealing with migration loss : the resilience of Latinas and their coping strategies, Aurora Perales, Masters Thesis

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Nowhere to nap : how service providers and homeless adult males view the influence criminalizing survival activities has on support service use, an exploratory study, Brion Inness. Phipps, Masters Thesis

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From consciousness to action : are there common identifiable life experiences among people who actively organize against oppression, Nikita Pion-Klockner, Masters Thesis

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El ser a través de las fronteras y el tiempo: the experience of Mexican immigrant women and their sense of self, Nidia A. Ponce, Masters Thesis

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The revaluation of pathology : narrative, Nietzsche and the emergence of the storied body :, Jenessa Margaret Radocchio, Masters Thesis

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Parental childhood sexual abuse : trauma-specific effects on therapists, Rebecca Elizabeth Randall, Masters Thesis

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Finding common ground amidst difference : discussions and perceptions of race and ethnicity in interracial and interethnic friendships, Melissa. Rocklen, Masters Thesis

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Mythesis.com : the irony of technology : an object relational approach to understanding the interplay of identity construction and the emergence of the "true self" through the privilege of anonymity on the Internet, Katherine Suzanne Sapp, Masters Thesis

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Drawing the line : an exploration of Otto Kernberg and Marsha Linehan's understanding of borderline personality disorder, Lili. Schwan-Rosenwald, Masters Thesis

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To kill or to be killed? : an examination of influential factors within African American communities resulting in the rise of youth violence, Telea. Shepard Stovall, Masters Thesis

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Fibromyalgia : a legacy of chronic pain, Lisa Pauline. Smith, Masters Thesis

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Righteous passage : youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties making the transition to adulthood, Robin Anne. Smith, Masters Thesis

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Negotiating the self : an exploratory study on the gender identity formation of second-generation Asian Indian American women, Sonal H. Soni, Masters Thesis

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Art as therapy for the therapist : the role and experience of artistic expression in the life and work of psychotherapists who also identify as artists, Danielle T. Tansino, Masters Thesis

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A relational-exploratory study : how attitudes towards deafness affect quality of behavioral health services provided to the deaf/deaf/hard of hearing client, Ann Haseltine. Tarmey, Masters Thesis

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A comparative qualitative study of Marianismo : Mexican and Mexican American women's perspectives on their Latina values, women's roles and their parents' influence, Jennifer Marie Vazquez, Masters Thesis

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The association between physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and physical pain : a comparison of psychiatric patients in Ontario, Canada and Burlington, Vermont, Kathryn Irene Vigil, Masters Thesis

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Middle school teachers' perceptions of their schools' formal and informal administrative policies on children labeled with behavioral problems, Tierra Danielle Watkins, Masters Thesis

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Women's attitudes and perceptions about sexual fantasy and how it relates to sexual satisfaction in a committed relationship, Jillian Marie Weis, Masters Thesis

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Gender variance and mental health : a national survey of transgender trauma history, posttraumatic stress, and disclosure in therapy, Virginia Wyatt Wharton, Masters Thesis

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Experienced and inexperienced therapists : a comparison of attitude toward and use of countertransference disclosure, Sara R. Willott, Masters Thesis

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Adaptation, positive learning, and methods of coping in women with congenital and acquired facial differences, Fusang Carly Yin, Masters Thesis

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Attachment in older adolescent romantic relationships, Whitney E. Young, Masters Thesis

1998

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The applicability of William E. Cross’s model of Black identity development and Vivienne Cass’s model of lesbian/gay identity formation to the experience of Black lesbians, Lisa Lynelle Moore, Masters Thesis

1990

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Experience of Stigmatization and Discrimination of Former Psychiatric Inpatients, Amy Rappaport, Masters Thesis

1981

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The effects of ego deficits on parenting an MBD child, examined in parental group therapy, June E. Townsend, Dissertation

1936

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A study of the personality and behavior problems of a group of seventy-seven children with congenital syphilis, Alicia F. Gibson, Dissertation

1927

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A study of forty problem children of Sephardic extraction, to determine the special problems they present to a Jewish agency and to discover methods of dealing with these problems, Lucille Shyev, Masters Thesis

1923

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The medical-social aspects of pre-natal work as related to syphilis : a study made in the South Medical Clinic for Syphilis of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mable Mildred Galt, Dissertation

1920

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Social problems relating to neurosyphilis, Margaret E. Moffitt, Masters Thesis