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Homophobia And Gay And Lesbian Adolescents: What Professional School Counselors Can Do, Edward Cannon 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Homophobia And Gay And Lesbian Adolescents: What Professional School Counselors Can Do, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Couple And Family Therapy Clinical Practicum, Robert Allan 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Evaluation Of Couple And Family Therapy Clinical Practicum, Robert Allan

Robert Allan

No abstract provided.


Parental Predictors Of Adolescent Alcohol Use And Alcohol-Related Consequences, Robin Hausheer, Diana M. Doumas, Susan Esp, Courtney Cuffee 2016 Boise State University

Parental Predictors Of Adolescent Alcohol Use And Alcohol-Related Consequences, Robin Hausheer, Diana M. Doumas, Susan Esp, Courtney Cuffee

Diana M. Doumas

This study examined parental factors as predictors of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences among 9th grade students (N = 296). Perception of parental disapproval of teen drinking and perceived quality of parent-child general communication were significant predictors of adolescent alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences. Implications for parent education are discussed.


A Recursive Frame Analysis Of Satir Through The Biopsychosocial Lens, Daniel Pelak 2016 University of Louisiana at Monroe

A Recursive Frame Analysis Of Satir Through The Biopsychosocial Lens, Daniel Pelak

The Qualitative Report

This study attempts to add to the understanding and metatheory of the therapeutic process through the analysis of a therapeutic session through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. The study examines which interventions were utilized, in what system, and during which stage of therapy. In order to accomplish this goal, a recursive frame analysis was utilized to track the different frames and interventions of Virginia Satir’s “Of Rocks and Flowers” training session. Results indicated that Satir operated at all three levels of the biopsychosocial system and utilized exploratory questions to assess the vicious cycle in Act I, in Act ...


“So I Feel Like I’M Getting It And Then Sometimes I Think Ok, No I’M Not”: Couple And Family Therapists Learning An Evidence-Based Practice, Robert Allan, Michael Ungar, Virginia Eatough 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

“So I Feel Like I’M Getting It And Then Sometimes I Think Ok, No I’M Not”: Couple And Family Therapists Learning An Evidence-Based Practice, Robert Allan, Michael Ungar, Virginia Eatough

Robert Allan

This research concerns itself with the experiences of couple and family therapists (CFTs) learning about and using an evidence-based practice (EBP). The engagement with EBP is growing across many aspects of the mental health and health care systems. The EBP model is now being applied in a broad range of health and human service systems, including mental and behavioural health care, social work, education, and criminal justice (Hunsley, 2007). The dialogue about the role of evidence-based approaches in the practice of CFT and research literature is also evolving (Sexton et al., 2011; Sprenkle 2012). Interestingly, while the research delves into ...


Parental Grief: Traumatic Death Of A Child And Length Of Bereavement, Joy Dawn Buscaglia-Dale 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Parental Grief: Traumatic Death Of A Child And Length Of Bereavement, Joy Dawn Buscaglia-Dale

Capstones and Theses

There is much empirically based research and case studies in the area of grief itself but few that focus on traumatic grief. For the purpose of this study, we will focus on traumatic grief as it applies to the death of a child. Traumatic grief is defined as a grave form of bereavement that comes about when the death of a loved one is caused by an accident, an impaired driver, SIDS, homicide, suicide, or an act of terrorism. There is no time to say goodbye. The research that has been done indicates that with these types of death, the ...


Neuroeducation: Integrating Brain-Based Psychoeducation Into Clinical Practice, Raissa Miller 2016 Boise State University

Neuroeducation: Integrating Brain-Based Psychoeducation Into Clinical Practice, Raissa Miller

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

Understanding and integrating neuroscience research into clinical practice represents a rapidly growing area in mental health. An expanding body of neuroscience literature increasingly informs clinical practice by validating theory, guiding clinical assessment and conceptualization, directing effective interventions, and facilitating cross-disciplinary communication. Little attention, however, has been given to the use of neuroeducation with clients. In this article, the author provides mental health counselors with a definition of neuroeducation and a rationale for incorporating neuroeducation into clinical practice. The author identifies common neuroeducation topics and offers activity suggestions to illustrate their use in counseling. Finally, the author offers best practices for ...


The Relationship Between The Poor Parenting In Childhood And Current Adult Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression: Attachment As A Mediator, Kayla Lynn Burningham 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Relationship Between The Poor Parenting In Childhood And Current Adult Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression: Attachment As A Mediator, Kayla Lynn Burningham

All Theses and Dissertations

Both anxiety and depression have been shown to be a result of early negative attachment experiences. The quality of parenting is one variable that affects attachment security, therefore correlating with the development of anxiety and depression in adulthood. The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effect of attachment in the relationship between mother and father's parenting in childhood and adult symptoms of anxiety and depression. The study focused on 680 married or remarried heterosexual couples that took the RELATE questionnaire between 2011 and 2013. Results indicated insecure attachment mediates the relationship between poor parenting and symptoms ...


Therapists' Perspectives On Working With Interracial Couples [Book Chapter], Shruti Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Therapists' Perspectives On Working With Interracial Couples [Book Chapter], Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

About the book:

Go beyond cookie-cutter therapy and interventions to provide culturally relevant therapy that works for your clients in interracial relationships! With this book, you'll explore an array of relational issues faced by various configurations of interracial couples. Then you'll learn specific intervention strategies for treating these couples in therapy. The first section presents research and theoretical chapters on issues faced by interracial couples who are heterosexual; the second focuses on issues facing racially mixed gay and lesbian couples; and the third provides you with specific interventions to use with couples in interracial relationships. Clinical Issues with ...


Open Relationships: A Culturally And Clinically Sensitive Approach, Deanna M. Fierman, Shruti Singh Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Open Relationships: A Culturally And Clinically Sensitive Approach, Deanna M. Fierman, Shruti Singh Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

Romantic and sexual relationships that challenge the notion of monogamy are more common and visible in American society than earlier years, yet there is very little literature focusing on therapy with clients in open relationships. Concepts from the literature on open relationships that could be used in couple and family therapy are discussed in addition to specific ethical considerations for therapists who work with this population. A case description that illustrates a clinical approach that draws upon constructionist and narrative elements is provided. A discussion of how therapists can assist with the negotiation of non-monogamy, and suggestions for ways to ...


Utilizing Photographs With The Genogram: A Technique For Enhancing Couple Therapy, Jennifer M. Cook, Shruti Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Utilizing Photographs With The Genogram: A Technique For Enhancing Couple Therapy, Jennifer M. Cook, Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

The authors propose the use of photographs in conjunction with genograms in the couple therapy process in order to create a dynamic, information rich, and experiential therapeutic environment. The authors explore family-of-origin work with genograms and clients' personal photographs, showcasing the potential usefulness of combining these therapeutic practices to enhance couple therapy. The authors present a case description illustrating how this approach can develop a richer narrative about family-of-origin patterns in the couple system and function as a stimulus for change in the couple relationship.


Therapists' Perspectives On Working With Interracial Couples, Shruti S. Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Therapists' Perspectives On Working With Interracial Couples, Shruti S. Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

This paper is based on interviews with seven marriage and family therapists (AAMFT Clinical Members) on their experiences of providing therapy to interracial couples in the course of their private practices. The interviews were conducted by the author as part of a masters thesis project. Interracial couples may frequently present for therapy with a variety of generic couples' issues and concerns. However, therapists often find that underlying these more generic concerns are issues related to the ethnic, racial, and cultural differences that the partners bring to the relationship. This paper focuses on the historical context of intermarriage, specific concerns and ...


Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy With Couples Facing Terminal Illness, Sarah Tie, Shruti Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy With Couples Facing Terminal Illness, Sarah Tie, Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

Research on effective therapeutic interventions for couples dealing with terminal illness is scant. Changes in daily routine, added responsibilities, role changes, and the grief process are all contributors to the enormous stress and emotional strain felt by these couples. Couples where one partner is terminally ill may experience anger, depression, guilt, and anxiety. The authors propose that emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT), originally developed by Greenberg and Johnson (Emotionally focused therapy for couples, Guilford Press, New York, NY, 1988) may be effective in addressing this distress and in facilitating the grieving and support process in couples dealing with terminal illness ...


Awareness Of Culture: Clinical Implications For Couple Therapy [Book Chapter], Shruti Poulsen, Volker Thomas 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Awareness Of Culture: Clinical Implications For Couple Therapy [Book Chapter], Shruti Poulsen, Volker Thomas

Shruti Poulsen

This is a chapter in the book Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy.

About the book:
Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of emerging issues that impact couple therapy. Unlike other guides that concentrate more on theoretical approaches, this invaluable resource contains the latest research and perspectives that every clinician needs when dealing with the challenging issues often found in practice. Carefully referenced, it explores a range of issues that include intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder and its effect on couple relationships, divorce therapy, remarriage and cohabitation issues, cultural issues, and couple therapist ...


Open Relationships: A Culturally & Clinically Sensitive Approach [Book Chapter[, D. Fierman, Shruti S. Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Open Relationships: A Culturally & Clinically Sensitive Approach [Book Chapter[, D. Fierman, Shruti S. Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

About the book:

This Brief from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) is a collection of chapters from the AFTA Monograph Series. The chapters specifically address responses to a wide range of contextual phenomena from a relational family therapy perspective. Chapters are grounded in family systems concepts and informed by postmodern perspectives including social justice. The collection provides cutting edge thinking and practices for a variety of experiences that strongly impact individuals and families. Authors address the treatment of couples and families oppressed by socio-contextual phenomena such as war and poverty, and of those marginalized by the insidious impact of ...


Cultural Issues In Couple Therapy, Shruti S. Poulsen, Volker Thomas 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Cultural Issues In Couple Therapy, Shruti S. Poulsen, Volker Thomas

Shruti Poulsen

There is scant literature in couples and family therapy about the impact of culture in couple therapy. This paper reviews current literature in counseling, multicultural counseling, family therapy, and gender and cultural studies to provide an overview of the significant and pertinent issues related to culture and the couple therapy setting. The paper reviews several aspects of culture including race and ethnicity, gender, social class, and sexual orientation. While by no means a complete review of these issues as they relate to couple therapy, this paper attempts to provide an opening to future dialogue and discourse in this area of ...


Interracial Relationships In Hawaii, Paula M. Usita, Shruti Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Interracial Relationships In Hawaii, Paula M. Usita, Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

Given the increase in rates of intermarriages, it is vital that we understand the issues and benefits of interracial relationships and the ways in which therapists might assist interracial couples. Our focus in this article is on interracial relationships in Hawaii. Because of its history of promoting interracial ties and its plural character, Hawaii is, in many ways, a unique setting for interracial relationships. At the same time, there are relational issues, benefits, and needs faced by both mainstream U.S. interracial couples and interracial couples in Hawaii. There are a variety of therapeutic interventions that could be used to ...


Narrative Therapy For Adoption Issues In Families, Couples, And Individuals: Rationale And Approach, Lauren D. Stokes, Shruti Poulsen 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Narrative Therapy For Adoption Issues In Families, Couples, And Individuals: Rationale And Approach, Lauren D. Stokes, Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

This article explores the application of narrative therapy to clinical work with clients’ adoption-related issues. The importance of therapist competency in addressing adoption-related issues is the primary focus for exploring the application of narrative therapy with individual, couple, and family clients experiencing adoption issues. The narrative method can be effective in exploring and understanding the diversity of experience and meanings adoption triad members report in regard to their adoption experiences (Baden & Wiley, 2007; Daniluk & Hurtig-Mitchell, 2003). Multiple realities and meanings emerge as a theme in the adoption literature and as core concepts in the narrative framework.


Couple Therapy And Reiki: A Holistic Therapeutic Integration, Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, Shruti Poulsen 2016 Pacific University

Couple Therapy And Reiki: A Holistic Therapeutic Integration, Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo, Shruti Poulsen

Shruti Poulsen

Traditional psychotherapy currently tends to advocate for the exclusion of physical touch in the therapeutic context, as an attempt to address the issue of physical and emotional safety for the client and mitigate ethical and legal concerns. However, throughout human history touch has been an important factor in physical, psychological, and emotional healing processes. The authors of this article examine the current implementation of couple therapy modalities and discuss the benefits that Reiki, a biofield touch therapy, could offer in conjunction with traditional couple therapy.


“I Had No Idea This Shame Piece Was In Me”: Couple And Family Therapists' Experience With Learning An Evidence-Based Practice, Robert Allan, Virginia Eatough, Michael Ungar 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

“I Had No Idea This Shame Piece Was In Me”: Couple And Family Therapists' Experience With Learning An Evidence-Based Practice, Robert Allan, Virginia Eatough, Michael Ungar

Robert Allan

This study reports on the experience of shame while learning an evidencebased approach to working with couples or families. Couple and family therapists were interviewed about their experience with learning and using an evidence-based practice (EBP) and the data was analyzed using a phenomenological approach called interpretative phenomenological analysis. The theme of shame emerged from a number of research participants as part of their development with the EBP they were integrating into their practice. Starting with an exploration of the participants’ experiences and the impact of shame, the paper will then link these experiences with the psychological and sociological research ...


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