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Connecting With Your Asperger Partner: Negotiating The Maze Of Intimacy, P. S. McMillen 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner: Negotiating The Maze Of Intimacy, P. S. Mcmillen

Library Faculty Publications

Weston, a "neurotypical" (NT) registered nurse, has been married to a man with Asperger's syndrome (AS) since 1999 and ran an Asperger's partners support group. The book reflects the author's utilization of self-help books about AS and relationships with accumulated wisdom from support groups.


Diagnosing And Treating Adhd: Discipline Differences, Lisa Marie Lliteras 2010 Loma Linda University

Diagnosing And Treating Adhd: Discipline Differences, Lisa Marie Lliteras

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects

According to Barkley (2005), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common reasons children are referred to mental health workers in the United States and is now one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders associated with childhood. The diagnostic criteria and labels for ADHD have changed over the last several decades, and with each change the prevalence rate for ADHD has increased (Wolraich & Baumgaertel, 1997). This increase in the prevalence of ADHD has led to a need for clinicians from different disciplines to assess and treat ADHD. As such, several guidelines from professional associations have been …


Reducing Heavy Drinking Among First Year Intercollegiate Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Web-Based Normative Feedback, Diana M. Doumas, Tonya Haustveit, Kenneth M. Coll 2010 Boise State University

Reducing Heavy Drinking Among First Year Intercollegiate Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Web-Based Normative Feedback, Diana M. Doumas, Tonya Haustveit, Kenneth M. Coll

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study evaluated the efficacy of a web-based personalized normative feedback program targeting heavy drinking in first year intercollegiate athletes. The program was offered through the Athletic Department first year seminar at a NCAA Division I university. Athletes were randomly assigned to either a web-based feedback group or a comparison condition. Results indicated high-risk athletes receiving the intervention reported significantly greater reductions in heavy drinking than those in the comparison group. Additionally, intervention effects were mediated by changes in perceptions of peer drinking. Findings support the use of web-based normative feedback for reducing heavy drinking in first year intercollegiate athletes.


Family Functioning And The Development Of Trust And Intimacy Among Adolescents In Residential Treatment, Kenneth M. Coll, Stephanie Powell, Patti Thobro, Robin Haas 2010 Boise State University

Family Functioning And The Development Of Trust And Intimacy Among Adolescents In Residential Treatment, Kenneth M. Coll, Stephanie Powell, Patti Thobro, Robin Haas

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study examined relations between family cohesion and adaptability (as measured by the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales-III) and the formation of trust and intimacy (assessed with the Measure of Psychosocial Development) among adolescents in residential treatment. Bivariate correlation revealed a significant association between family cohesion and adaptability and psychosocial stages of trust and intimacy. Regression analyses revealed that family cohesion predicted trust, and that trust is significantly influential in the formation of intimacy. Discussion and treatment implications are included.


Psychological Adjustment: Are Adopted Adolescents At Greater Risk For Negative Outcomes?, Caroline Tozzi Reppold, Aida Hutz, Claudio Simon Hutz 2010 Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

Psychological Adjustment: Are Adopted Adolescents At Greater Risk For Negative Outcomes?, Caroline Tozzi Reppold, Aida Hutz, Claudio Simon Hutz

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

During the last decades several authors have indicated that being an adopted child resulted in a higher risk of psychological maladjustment. The objective of this research was to investigate the changes in perception of parental styles in adopted and no-adopted adolescents Brazilians. The sample comprised 524 adolescents (68 were adopted and 456 were raised by their biological parents). The instruments used were a demographic questionnaire and the Responsiveness Scales and Parental Demands. The findings indicated that adoptive parents are significantly more indulgent than biological parents. In comparison, the adolescents described their biological parents as more negligent. The findings corroborated the …


Marital Satisfaction And Intimacy: Gender Role Attitudes And Spousal Support In Botswana, Kagelo Henry Rakwena 2010 Loma Linda University

Marital Satisfaction And Intimacy: Gender Role Attitudes And Spousal Support In Botswana, Kagelo Henry Rakwena

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects

In this study, the predictors of marital satisfaction and intimacy were examined within an African context that is characterized by a fast growing economy, migrant population, urbanization and industrialization. Specifically, this study examined the role of two relational variables, gender role attitudes and spousal support and two demographic variables, age and gender in predicting the variance in marital satisfaction and intimacy, after controlling for number of children, religion, occupation, education, length of marriage and household income among married individuals in Botswana. The results of this study reveal the importance of gender role attitudes and spousal support as key predictors of …


A Critical Constructionist View Of "At-Risk" Youth In Alternative Education, Rachelle Silverstein Touzard 2010 Loma Linda University

A Critical Constructionist View Of "At-Risk" Youth In Alternative Education, Rachelle Silverstein Touzard

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects

Family therapists and school counselors are increasingly called upon to provide services for youth in alternative education (Carver, Lewis, & Tice, 2010). Alternative education systems are programs for youth who have been defined as at risk. This study explored the at-risk discourse and asked the questions (a) how do youth and staff define the term at risk, (b) construct their experience in alternative education systems, and (c) experience their relationships with each other.

Combined elements from critical theory and a social constructionist perspective guided this study. A qualitative, grounded theory method was used that included semi structured interviews with …


Therapeutic Modalities And Educational Approaches In Clergy Stress Reduction, Shaun Tress Campbell 2010 Loma Linda University

Therapeutic Modalities And Educational Approaches In Clergy Stress Reduction, Shaun Tress Campbell

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects

Clergy are listed among administrators, social workers, healthcare providers, fire fighters, and police officers as professionals with high levels of occupational stress (Hill et al., 2003; Greenberg, 1990). Clergy are valuable resources to the American culture in that they perform an array of services to comfort and assist others. From natural catastrophes to personal misfortune, pastors are often expected to be present to offer consolation or to extend ecclesiastical services. Researchers have found that pastors are the primary mental health counselors for tens of millions of Americans (Weaver et al., 2002). Darling et al. (2004) report, "Clergy in U.S. culture …


The Relationship Between Premarital Advice, Expectations And Marital Satisfaction, Cicile M. Rios 2010 Utah State University

The Relationship Between Premarital Advice, Expectations And Marital Satisfaction, Cicile M. Rios

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the significance between advice, marital expectations, and marital satisfaction. This study also explored the sources couples use to gather information, or rather where they receive premarital advice, and if it was helpful. Included in this study were husbands (n = 56) and wives (n = 56) who had been married less than one year, to classify them as newlyweds. The relationship between sources of information and expectations was found to be highly significant for variables related to family of origin. It was also found that a high percentage of couples gather information …


Defining Intimacy In Diverse Asian Cultures, Blendine Hawkins, Katherine Herlein 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Defining Intimacy In Diverse Asian Cultures, Blendine Hawkins, Katherine Herlein

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

America has continued to diversify as a nation, welcoming people from every race, culture and continent. The US Census Bureau (2004) reported that there were 13.5 million Asians in America and these numbers are increasing (US Census Bureau, 2004). This indicates that there is a greater demand for competent and effective mental health care to meet the needs of this heterogeneous group. Asian Americans can be best helped by a therapist who is sensitive, knowledgeable and has an understanding about the core values which are present in many Asian cultures. There are limited resources and treatment guides for this population …


Therapeutic Alliance And Client Satisfaction From The Client’S Perspective, Colleen Peterson, Armeda Stevenson, Katherine M. Hertlein, Stephen Fife 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

Therapeutic Alliance And Client Satisfaction From The Client’S Perspective, Colleen Peterson, Armeda Stevenson, Katherine M. Hertlein, Stephen Fife

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

This was the second phase of a two phase mixed methodology study. Presented is the qualitative portion consisting of semi-structured phone interviews conducted with past clients in order to examine the relationship of the therapeutic alliance and client satisfaction with client retention and termination status.Findings were classified into three main categories: therapist characteristics, treatment structural characteristics and process characteristics.


A Butterfly Effect: The Impact Of Marriage And Family Therapy Training On Students' Spouses, Carla M. Dahl, Mary L. Jensen, Jane L. McCampbell 2010 Luther Seminary

A Butterfly Effect: The Impact Of Marriage And Family Therapy Training On Students' Spouses, Carla M. Dahl, Mary L. Jensen, Jane L. Mccampbell

Faculty Publications

This qualitative study examines the impact of mar- riage and family therapy (MFT) training on the

marriages of trainees. Analysis of data from 18 spouses of alumni from a training program in an evangelical Protestant seminary found participants reporting mostly negative impacts related to time and finances, both negative and positive impacts related to role changes and adjustments, and mostly positive impacts related to marital communication. The additional contribution of this study has to do with the report of an overwhelmingly positive impact of systemic, integrative MFT training on the student’s faith as observed by their spouse and on the …


Social Support, Problem Solving, And The Longitudinal Course Of Newlywed Marriage, Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri A. Pasch, Matthew D. Johnson, Thomas N. Bradbury 2010 Santa Clara University

Social Support, Problem Solving, And The Longitudinal Course Of Newlywed Marriage, Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri A. Pasch, Matthew D. Johnson, Thomas N. Bradbury

Psychology

Married couples (N = 172) were observed as newlyweds and again one year later while engaging in 2 problem-solving and 2 personal support discussions. Microanalytic coding of these conversations was used to examine associations between problem-solving and social support behaviors over one year and their relative contributions to 10-year trajectories of self-reported relationship satisfaction and dissolution. Results demonstrated that initially lower levels of positive support behaviors and higher levels of negative support behaviors predicted 1-year increases in negative emotion displayed during problem-solving conversations. Emotions coded from the initial problem-solving conversations did not predict 1-year changes in social support behaviors. Controlling …


Applying Forgiveness Therapy To Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence (Ipv), Tiffany L. Clark 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Applying Forgiveness Therapy To Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence (Ipv), Tiffany L. Clark

Graduate Research Papers

Twenty-five percent of women in the United States will report some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) within their lifetimes (Mac, Ferron, & Crosby, 2009). At these rates, IPV has become an epidemic, touching the lives of most people. The effects of lPV on victim's physical and psychological health may be severe and chronic (Weaver & Clum, 1995). Finding potent therapy approaches with this population is essential. The author of this paper proposes forgiveness therapy as an approach worthy of further investigation. This paper focuses on explaining what forgiveness is and is not, describes common sequelae of lPV, reviews Enright's …


Social Support, Social Control And Health Behavior Change In Spouses, Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri A. Pasch, Katherine Hanson, Kathrine Bejanyan 2010 Santa Clara University

Social Support, Social Control And Health Behavior Change In Spouses, Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri A. Pasch, Katherine Hanson, Kathrine Bejanyan

Psychology

Our work on support processes in intimate relationships has focused on how partners in committed relationships help one another contend with personal difficulties, and how partners elicit and provide support in their day-to-day interactions. We are particularly interested in how these support skills relate to marital outcomes (Pasch & Bradbury, 1998; Pasch, Harris, Sullivan, & Bradbury, 2004; Sullivan, Pasch, Eldridge, & Bradbury, 1998) and how they relate to behavior change in spouses (Sullivan, Pasch, Johnson, & Bradbury, 2006), especially health behavior changes. In this chapter, we review research examining the effects of social support and social control on spouses' health …


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