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Deathbed Visions: Social Workers' Experiences, Perspectives, Therapeutic Responses, And Direction For Practice, Leslee Curtis May 2012

Deathbed Visions: Social Workers' Experiences, Perspectives, Therapeutic Responses, And Direction For Practice, Leslee Curtis

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Deathbed Visions (DBVs) are intensely personal, powerful, comforting and even reassuring experiences the dying may encounter just before death occurs. The term DBV is a general label for the broad category of spiritual, mystical, or unexplainable experiences or coincidental occurrences that take place in the arena of death. The dying have reported seeing angels, religious figures, spiritual guides, or deceased loved ones. They may even have control over the timing of their death. Death-related sensory experience (DRSE), end-of-life experience (ELE), and nearing death awareness (NDA) are several terms commonly used to describe the many different experiences people have reported around ...


What Is The Correlation Between A Positive Ethnic Identity And Self-Worth In African American Adolescents?, Natalie Casemore May 2012

What Is The Correlation Between A Positive Ethnic Identity And Self-Worth In African American Adolescents?, Natalie Casemore

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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Racial and ethnic differences that exist within our society are discovered by children at a very young age (Derman-Sparks, Higa, Sparks, 1980). The development of ethnic identity is an important part of overall identity development and is an indispensable human need that fosters a sense of belonging and a sense of historical continuity (Smith, 1991). Therefore, this paper examined if there was a correlation between a positive ethnic identity and self-worth in African American adolescents. In order to examine this correlation, the researcher surveyed 30 African American adolescents between the ages of 18 to 25-years-old and asked them about ...


Motivations To Volunteer: Factors That Promote Longevity, Daniel Bubna May 2012

Motivations To Volunteer: Factors That Promote Longevity, Daniel Bubna

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Qualitative data was obtained to better understand the motivations and experiences of volunteer counselors. The procedural method of this study utilized exploratory interviews of six volunteer counselors. The participants are non-professionals who are actively engaged in individual counseling of members of the community who don’t have insurance. Participants reflected on their motivations, experiences, and level of satisfaction with their service as a volunteer counselor. Results indicated high levels of satisfaction due to intrinsic motivations of the individual participants as well as organizational competencies in regards to training and supervision. The study highlights both intrinsic and extrinsic factors that can ...


Factores Involved In College Students' Use Of Counseling Services, Terri Flansburg Apr 2012

Factores Involved In College Students' Use Of Counseling Services, Terri Flansburg

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to identify key factors associated with students’ use of college counseling services. Six common factors were seen throughout the available related research: stigma, gender, culture, experience & knowledge, fear and accessibility. In order to ascertain if and to what extent these factors influence college students’ decision to seek counseling, students at an urban Catholic university were invited to take part in an anonymous online survey through their school-sponsored daily e-news. The survey included questions related to the six factors drawn from the literature, and was completed using Qualtrics, an online survey tool. There were 46 ...


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 ...