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Male Chinese International Students' Utilization Of And Barriers To Mental Health Resources, Patrick Kenneth Galligan Aug 2016

Male Chinese International Students' Utilization Of And Barriers To Mental Health Resources, Patrick Kenneth Galligan

Theses and Dissertations

The number of Chinese international students obtaining their education at American institutions of higher education has reached a pinnacle, in that more Chinese international students attend American colleges and universities than ever before (Institute of International Education, 2015). Colleges and universities actively recruit Asian international students, especially those from the People’s Republic of China. As Chinese international students continue to represent an ever-greater percentage of the student bodies at colleges and universities, these institutions have a responsibility to attend to the mental health needs of this population. Within this population, research suggests that male Asian international students hold less ...


Home, School, And Community Factors That Contribute To The Educational Resilience Of Urban, African American High School Graduates From Low-Income, Single-Parent Families, Joseph Michael Williams Jul 2011

Home, School, And Community Factors That Contribute To The Educational Resilience Of Urban, African American High School Graduates From Low-Income, Single-Parent Families, Joseph Michael Williams

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the ways in which the family, school, and community environments contribute to the academic success of urban, African American high school graduates from low-income, single-parent families. During a three-month period, in-depth individual and focus group interviews were conducted with eight African American high school graduates who excelled academically despite adversity. The student participants were also asked to identify at least one person in their lives who were considered important sources of support. Of the eight social support providers identified, four participated in separate individual interviews focusing on the form of ...


Critical Incidents That Lead To Homelessness: Recommendations For Counselors, Ren Francis Stinson Jul 2010

Critical Incidents That Lead To Homelessness: Recommendations For Counselors, Ren Francis Stinson

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation describes a qualitative investigation of two research questions: "What do homeless individuals perceive to be the critical incidents that led to their homelessness?" and "What do people who are homeless recommend for how counselors can help the homeless and individuals at risk of becoming homeless?" Twenty-five participants were recruited from an Iowa City homeless shelter and were interviewed using an interview protocol. Participants were asked to provide detailed accounts of critical incidents that led to their homelessness and recommendations for counselors who would be working with people who are homeless or at a risk of becoming homeless. The ...


Client-Rated Helpfulness Of Two Approaches For Addressing Religious Concerns In Therapy, Alice Fridman Jul 2010

Client-Rated Helpfulness Of Two Approaches For Addressing Religious Concerns In Therapy, Alice Fridman

Theses and Dissertations

Multicultural competence is widely considered to be an integral part of psychological research, theory, training, and effective as well as ethical practice. While some specific components of culture have received significant attention in multicultural literature and practice, religion remains an often-neglected component of culture, with little research, training, and practical guidelines available on the topic. The current study investigated potential therapy clients' perceptions of the helpfulness of two different therapist approaches to addressing religious concerns in order to identify the approach that clients find more helpful and promote its use in practice and training. One approach was characterized by basic ...


The Experiences Of Mental Health Professionals Providing Services To Persons Who Are Dying: A Phenomenological Study, Jennifer Marie Hill Dec 2009

The Experiences Of Mental Health Professionals Providing Services To Persons Who Are Dying: A Phenomenological Study, Jennifer Marie Hill

Theses and Dissertations

Trends in lengthening life spans and population growth indicate that psychologists will be increasingly called upon to provide mental health services to persons who are dying. Some persons close to death have specialized needs that psychologists and other mental health professionals must learn to address appropriately. Psychologists need information from the wide variety of professionals who currently provide therapeutic interventions in order to be adequately prepared to do the same. The purpose of this study was to document the lived experience of mental health professionals who provide mental health services to persons who are dying in order to more fully ...