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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

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Transgenerational Transmission Of Caregiver Behaviors Promoting Secure Attachments In American Indian Communities, Bryan Ellingson Jan 2017

Transgenerational Transmission Of Caregiver Behaviors Promoting Secure Attachments In American Indian Communities, Bryan Ellingson

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study is to describe American Indian caregiver behaviors that promote secure attachments and keep tribal practices alive through transgenerational transmission. This qualitative study included interviews with three American Indian participants to describe culturally specific caregiver behaviors promoting secure attachments. The urban Indian participants in this study’s purposive sample participated in interviews that yielded four salient themes and three sub-themes. The themes included: connection to culture, importance of extended family, significance of elders, and respect as a value. The three sub-themes under connection to culture included: language, ceremonies and practices, and re-visiting the reservation. The results ...


Incorporating Caregivers Into Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review, Kelsey Taylor Jan 2017

Incorporating Caregivers Into Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review, Kelsey Taylor

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This systematic review explores the therapeutic factors that influence how effectively caregivers are incorporated into various therapy models with their adolescents. The five therapeutic models investigated in this study are: individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, ecologically-based family systems therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. Using the University of St. Thomas “Summons” search engine, 14 articles were selected for use in this study. The three predominant themes that emerged in the findings were a need for strong boundaries between clinicians and caregivers, sound clinical judgement in terms of when it is appropriate for caregivers to be involved, and the ...