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Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Mental illness

2015

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Social Support: Coping And Stress Related Growth Among Adults With Mental Illness, Tara J. Reopelle May 2015

Social Support: Coping And Stress Related Growth Among Adults With Mental Illness, Tara J. Reopelle

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this research study was to understand the relationship with social support and coping along with stress related growth in adults with mental illness. The research study sample involved six adults with a serious and persistent mental illness that were part of an assisted living and intentional community program. The methodology used in this research study was qualitative and semi-structured interviews. Findings included demographic information as to the age, education, and religious and/or spiritual status of the study participants. Data content analysis of the semi-structured interviews revealed themes of social support, learning from others, coping with feelings ...


The Integration Of Peer Support Specialists: A Qualitative Study, Maja B. Smedberg May 2015

The Integration Of Peer Support Specialists: A Qualitative Study, Maja B. Smedberg

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The integration of Peer Support Specialists (PSS’s) into the mental health workplace presents both a challenge and an opportunity. For this qualitative study seven Peer Support Specialists were interviewed regarding their experiences in the workplace with coworkers and supervisors, as well as the strategies they utilized to integrate into their workplace. The transcripts of these interviews were analyzed for common themes. Some participants described successes of being utilized as a resource by colleagues and treated with respect. Many participants also described incidents of stigma and prejudice in their work environment coming from coworkers and supervisors, as well as other ...


Housing Homeless Who Are Diagnosed With Mental Illness: Social Service Professionals’ Perspectives, Kayla Sprenger May 2015

Housing Homeless Who Are Diagnosed With Mental Illness: Social Service Professionals’ Perspectives, Kayla Sprenger

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Housing the homeless who are diagnosed with a mental illness has been a problem for decades, not only for the individual, but society as a whole. In this study, eight social service professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area who work with homeless individuals diagnosed with a mental illness were interviewed. A qualitative approach, incorporating a semi-standardized survey was used. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. This study obtained data for the purposes of understanding the social service professionals’ perspective of how housing the homeless with a mental illness is beneficial. The survey included questions regarding changes in ...