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Professional Opinions Of Effective Interventions For Adults With Psychotic Disorders Who Experienced Childhood Trauma, Jennifer Metzger May 2018

Professional Opinions Of Effective Interventions For Adults With Psychotic Disorders Who Experienced Childhood Trauma, Jennifer Metzger

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This is a qualitative research study that examined professionals’ perceptions of effective interventions for adults with psychotic disorders who have experienced childhood trauma. The participants of the study were obtained through a snowball technique. The first participant’s information was given to the researcher through the research committee. The researcher then asked every participant to provide the contact information of another professional who fit the research criteria. In total, there were six professionals who were either clinical social workers, clinical psychologists or licensed marriage and family therapists. The data was obtained through structured, in person interviews with each of these ...


Addressing Needs Among Students Affected By Domestic Violence: Social Workers’ Perspectives, Kiah Dahlquist May 2017

Addressing Needs Among Students Affected By Domestic Violence: Social Workers’ Perspectives, Kiah Dahlquist

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The issue of domestic violence is of great concerns and the impact on children is becoming more widely acknowledged. This social issue contains many consequences and ramifications and a wider understanding of children’s needs are emerging. With this growing recognition the importance to meet this children’s needs have been identified. This qualitative study explored how school social workers support children impacted by domestic violence through six (n = 6) semi-structured interviews. The findings, developed through an open-coding process, included the following themes: interventions used by school social workers to support children experiencing domestic violence; barriers to supporting children affected ...


Financial Fraud On Elders And Interventions, Molly Schuneman May 2017

Financial Fraud On Elders And Interventions, Molly Schuneman

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Are there effective interventions that exist to identify elders who are victimized by financial abuse? Elders are living longer and control about 70% of the nation’s wealth, thus making the potential for fraud greater (Reeves & Wysong, 2010, p. 328). The Fraud Research Center defines fraud as, “a misrepresentation or concealment of some fact relevant to a transaction of products or services with the intent to deceive for monetary gain” (Beals, 2014, p. 4). A systematic literature review was conducted for current social service programs and methods for evaluating financial abuse or deterring elders from being defrauded including articles, gray ...


The Benefits Of Non-Pharmacological Interventions For Individuals With Dementia: A Systematic Review, Nicole Sintler May 2017

The Benefits Of Non-Pharmacological Interventions For Individuals With Dementia: A Systematic Review, Nicole Sintler

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Individuals with dementia experience many symptoms as the illness progress. Some of the common symptoms of dementia are memory loss, depression, anxiety, agitation, and aggression. Non-pharmacological interventions can help alleviate the common symptoms of dementia. Some of these interventions include therapies, relaxation techniques, and creative activities. This systematic review was designed to explore the research question: What are the benefits for non-pharmacological interventions for individuals with dementia? The systematic review used peer-reviewed articles that were published in the last eight years. The databases that were used in the review were PsychINFO, PubMed, and the search terms that were used were ...


The Black Male Achievement Gap: Strategies For Intervention, Bryssa Koppie May 2017

The Black Male Achievement Gap: Strategies For Intervention, Bryssa Koppie

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Black male students in America are graduating at a much lower rate than white students. The purpose of this systematic review is to answer the question, “what interventions can school social workers implement to improve high school graduation rates for Black male students?” The first phase of this project included an examination of the existing research surrounding the achievement gap in American schools. All research studies included in this project were directly related to the ways in which schools could support better quality education for Black males. Research studies were carefully selected using criteria of inclusion and exclusion to ensure ...


Recognize, Repair, And Resolve: Understanding Ruptures Within The Therapeutic Alliance, Jessica Schmidt May 2016

Recognize, Repair, And Resolve: Understanding Ruptures Within The Therapeutic Alliance, Jessica Schmidt

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The therapeutic alliance, or the relationship between the therapist and patient, has been a popular research topic and is believed to play an important role in therapy, but what happens when the bond is broken and trust cannot be established? Unresolved ruptures are associated with deterioration in the alliance and may lead to poor outcome or patient dropout (Safran & Kraus, 2014). In order to recognize that a rupture has occurred, seven themed rupture markers are provided, six interventions are suggested to repair the rupture, and ten strategies are indentified to assist clinicians resolve the rupture. To evaluate the understanding of ...


Programming That Targets The Needs Of Children Experiencing Homeless: A Systematic Review, Erin M. Foss May 2015

Programming That Targets The Needs Of Children Experiencing Homeless: A Systematic Review, Erin M. Foss

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

This research set out to examine intervention programs and services targeting homeless children to identify if they were addressing the developmental needs of these children. This research used a systematic review of articles retrieved form scholarly databases. Sixteen articles were identified as meeting inclusion criteria and analyzed based on predetermined targeted intervention categories. The five categories of intervention that were focused on were basic needs, physical health, mental health, educational, and independent living skills. Additionally, this research looked at if the intervention was focused solely on the child or was a family focused intervention. This research found that many of ...


School Social Workers' Perspectives On Working With Children With Autism Spetrum Disorders, Marnie Eveslage Apr 2012

School Social Workers' Perspectives On Working With Children With Autism Spetrum Disorders, Marnie Eveslage

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex neurodevelopmental disorders that include deficits in social interaction, communication, and the presence of repetitive and restricted behaviors. The number of children with autism spectrum disorder has increased significantly over time, resulting in more children with autism in public schools. School social workers are members of the educational team who help support children and families and are often the first professional to whom families turn to in crisis. There is a paucity of literature and research studies on the perspectives’ of social workers who work with this population. School social workers, who are members of ...