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Academic Achievement In Urban Settings: Sharing Ideas And Best Practices, Amy Cook, Brad Toney, Donald Coverdale, Laura Hayden 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Academic Achievement In Urban Settings: Sharing Ideas And Best Practices, Amy Cook, Brad Toney, Donald Coverdale, Laura Hayden

Laura A Hayden

There are multiple barriers to academic achievement among students in urban settings. The focus of this session is to exchange ideas and best practices in assisting students in urban settings to overcome challenges to achieve. The presenters will also share recent findings in research and practice to further stimulate discussion.


Secondary Traumatic Stress And Alexithymia In High-Risk Professionals, Matthew R. J. Vandermeer 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Secondary Traumatic Stress And Alexithymia In High-Risk Professionals, Matthew R. J. Vandermeer

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study investigated the role that cognitive deficits in emotional processing (i.e., alexithymia) play in the development of traumatic responses, such as secondary traumatic stress (STS), following work with clients who have experienced trauma. Using a prospective cohort of novice counselling psychology and pre-service education students, participants were measured for traits of alexithymia and STS before and after their first practicum placements. Elevated rates of STS consistent with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder were identified in participants following initial practicum placement. Correlation analyses demonstrated that alexithymia and alexithymia symptom clusters were significantly, and robustly, associated with STS and ...


Do Parents Use Of Dbt Skills Change After A 12 Week Parent/Adolescent Dbt Skills Group?, Danielle M. Powell 2014 The College at Brockport

Do Parents Use Of Dbt Skills Change After A 12 Week Parent/Adolescent Dbt Skills Group?, Danielle M. Powell

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The following research looks at the results of a pre and post assessment of parents’ DBT skills use after completing a 12 week DBT skills group. The research design compared individual and group raw score means of the pre and post assessment data. It was hypothesized that caregivers’ post DBT-WCCL scores would indicate more use of DBT skills following the intervention. The data showed a decrease in dysfunctional coping and an increase in DBT skills on post assessments. The magnitude of decrease in dysfunctional coping was greater than the increase in use of DBT skills. Clinicians need to ensure that ...


Examining Student Satisfaction With The Student Services Center At A Local Community College, Natasja Rudge 2014 The College at Brockport

Examining Student Satisfaction With The Student Services Center At A Local Community College, Natasja Rudge

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This thesis examines student satisfaction with the Student Services Department at a local community college. Existing literature on what contributes to student satisfaction is discussed. A phenomenological qualitative study was conducted to gain insight about the student experience of the Student Services Department. Ten students were chosen to participate in a focus group using a convenience sample. The major findings indicated that while students were overall satisfied with Student Services, areas such as knowledge and demeanor of staff and consistency of services between campuses could use improvement. Recommendations for program improvement are increased and open communication with students and professional ...


Maladaptive Behavior In College Students And Breaking Student Codes Of Conduct, Kristin C. Dauenhauer 2014 The College at Brockport

Maladaptive Behavior In College Students And Breaking Student Codes Of Conduct, Kristin C. Dauenhauer

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of conduct interventions to deter recidivism among college students. Colleges and universities have adopted student codes of conduct in an attempt to manage the college environment. A 12-item conduct effectiveness survey was emailed to students who had been found responsible of breaking the student code of conduct. Findings showed a 19% recidivism rate and that students who engaged in community service, attended a civility workshop, or lost residence hall privileges were less likely to violate the code a second time. Twenty-two percent of students reported an attitude change regarding alcohol and drug ...


Teacher Involvement With The Dignity For All Students Act, Kerry R. McMillan 2014 The College at Brockport

Teacher Involvement With The Dignity For All Students Act, Kerry R. Mcmillan

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Bullying and harassment concerns are increasing in schools and causing significant problems for students, school staff, and families. The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is New York State legislation that targets bullying in schools. This mixed methods study examined how well teachers implement DASA. A survey was administered to teachers of grades 6 – 8 in a small school district. While most teachers have implemented the various parts of DASA, there is still room for improvement. Most teachers found out about a bullying or harassment incident, but few completed the DASA report form. While all teachers included DASA information in ...


The Long-Term Effects Of Homophobia-Related Trauma For Lgb Men And Women, Eric L. Goodwin 2014 The College at Brockport

The Long-Term Effects Of Homophobia-Related Trauma For Lgb Men And Women, Eric L. Goodwin

Counselor Education Master's Theses

A qualitative study was conducted to explore the long-term effects of homophobia-related trauma on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) men and women. Participants were recruited through a community mental health clinic. Those selected participated in individual one-hour recorded interviews. Participants identified experiences of physical, verbal, and sexual victimization and rejection from family members. Long-term effects were identified including internalized homophobia, hypervigilance, wounded resilience, and seeking safe spaces. Implications of the research include the possibility of incorporating strengths obtained from experiencing homophobia-related trauma during therapeutic treatment.


Counselors Corner: A Newsletter Of The Department Of Counselor Education, Robert Dobmeier 2014 The College at Brockport

Counselors Corner: A Newsletter Of The Department Of Counselor Education, Robert Dobmeier

Counselor Education Newsletter

The Spring 2014 newsletter from the Department of Counselor Education shares news about the program and the profession, as well as updates from faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Investigating The Perceived Needs And Barriers Upon Release From A County Correctional Facility Between Two Age Groups, Amanda Knipfing 2014 The College at Brockport

Investigating The Perceived Needs And Barriers Upon Release From A County Correctional Facility Between Two Age Groups, Amanda Knipfing

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This quantitative study was developed to identify the needs of male inmates upon release from a county correctional facility. Additionally, these individuals identified obstacles that they may face when reentering their communities. The researcher examined the relationship between age and the various needs and barriers that may affect an individual’s success when released from jail. Results showed that none of these relationships were statistically significant. However, frequency statistics displayed an overwhelming need for family support, regardless of age. The need for education, and safe and stable housing in order to avoid recidivism were also observed, regardless of age. Participants ...


Marriage As A Spiritual Discipline: Principles And Benefits, Richmond Laney 2014 Liberty University

Marriage As A Spiritual Discipline: Principles And Benefits, Richmond Laney

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Christians use spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and journaling as methods to enhance their relationship with God. However, Christian rates of divorce are not different than the United States average where more than one in three first marriages ends in divorce. This is despite a Christian belief that marriage is a special relationship. The rate of divorce among Christians should be reduced. Marriage can be practiced as a spiritual discipline that will benefit the relationship as well as yielding sought after spirituality. Marriage as a spiritual discipline would help couples increase marital satisfaction, thus driving down the divorce rate ...


Effects Of Mindfulness Training On First Year Doctoral Students’ Therapeutic Relationships, Joel Simons 2014 George Fox University

Effects Of Mindfulness Training On First Year Doctoral Students’ Therapeutic Relationships, Joel Simons

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

The quality of the relationship established between client and clinician during psychotherapy has been found to be a robust, common, and curative factor regardless of clinician theoretical orientation. The positive impact of therapeutic relationships remains distinct from technique and accounts for the greatest amount of therapeutic change that is within clinicians’ control. The growth of effective mindfulness-based treatments has led some to postulate that mindfulness may improve clinicians’ ability to establish positive therapeutic relationships. If that is true, then mindfulness practice may be particularly relevant to early clinical training when students are learning basic relational skills. This study examined the ...


Examining The Relationship Of Variables Associated With Pre-Service Teachers Coping During Their Practicum Experience, Andrew E. Soave 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Examining The Relationship Of Variables Associated With Pre-Service Teachers Coping During Their Practicum Experience, Andrew E. Soave

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study examined the relationship amongst the variables of resiliency, subjective well-being, emotional intelligence, teachers’ self-efficacy and physical activity in the context of pre-service teachers' (N=17) coping before and during their teaching practicum. There were significant relationships identified amongst the variables of resiliency, subjective well-being, emotional intelligence, teachers’ self-efficacy and physical activity. Pre-service teachers had significantly higher levels of resiliency in relation to sense of relatedness during the teaching practicum. The findings also suggest that higher levels of physical activity were related to lower levels of resiliency in relation to emotional reactivity during the practicum experience. The results are ...


Counseling Emerging Adult Clients: The Role Of Attachment Relationships In Promoting Well-Being And Positive Development, Joel A. Lane, Christina M. Schnyders 2014 Portland State University

Counseling Emerging Adult Clients: The Role Of Attachment Relationships In Promoting Well-Being And Positive Development, Joel A. Lane, Christina M. Schnyders

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

Emerging adulthood refers to a stage of development between adolescence and adulthood, generally encompassing the 18-29 age range. Sweeping societal changes during the latter 20th and early 21st centuries have resulted in a markedly different subjective experience in emerging adulthood compared to prior generations of 18- to 29-year-olds. Prominent features of emerging adulthood include demographic instability, feeling in-between, self-focus, prolonged identity exploration, and possibilities. Emerging adulthood is considered to be a critical period for well-being and functioning: impulsivity, risk-taking behaviors, and psychiatric onset are elevated in this age range, presumably because emerging adults concurrently experience the freedom and ...


School Counselor Advocacy With Lgbt Students: A Qualitative Study Of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

School Counselor Advocacy With Lgbt Students: A Qualitative Study Of High School Counselor Experiences, Maria E. Gonzalez

Doctoral Dissertations

In recent years, advocacy has become a centerpiece of the school counseling profession, (American School Counseling Association (ASCA), 2005; Field, 2004). Nevertheless, there exists a dearth of empirical research on school counselor advocacy in general and virtually none as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students specifically. To begin addressing this gap in the literature, the purpose of this qualitative dissertation study was to examine the experiences of high school counselors in the southeastern United States who have served as advocates for and with LGBT students across identity groups, with a specific focus on race and class ...


Record Management And Nnra Library, Nkiru F. Opara Jarlath 2014 Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority

Record Management And Nnra Library, Nkiru F. Opara Jarlath

Nkiru Opara

No abstract provided.


Spring 2014, 2014 DePaul University

Spring 2014

Action in Education

Q&A with Dean Paul Zionts; Revamped Education and Counseling Center offers professional training opportunities for students; Many stories to tell: Recent Stockyard Institute publications relay cultural and social histories; Professors put educational theory into practice in the community; Around the college; COE alumnus recognized for engaging physical education techniques; Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign for DePaul University


Traumatic Brain Injury: The Efficacy Of A Half-Day Training For School Psychologists, Susan C. Davies, Ashlyn M. Ray 2014 University of Dayton

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Efficacy Of A Half-Day Training For School Psychologists, Susan C. Davies, Ashlyn M. Ray

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

The incidence rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are increasing, yet educators continue to be inadequately trained in assessing and serving students with TBIs. This study examined the efficacy of a half-day TBI training program for school psychologists designed to improve their knowledge and skills. Results of quantitative and qualitative survey analysis indicated there was little increase in knowledge and skills from pre-training to one-year follow-up, although participants did increase in confidence related to their decision-making abilities in working with students with TBI. The data indicate a need for future study of more effective training models.


Gender Identity, Ethnic Identity, And Self-Esteem In Latino Adolescent Males, Miriam Asya Reder 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Gender Identity, Ethnic Identity, And Self-Esteem In Latino Adolescent Males, Miriam Asya Reder

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The relationship between gender identity and psychological adjustment has long been investigated, but it is only in the 21st century that gender identity has been examined as a multi-faceted construct. According to Egan and Perry (2001), there are five dimensions comprising a person’s gender identity and they have demonstrated a significant relationship between these dimensions and youth’s psychological adjustment. Three of their gender identity constructs are pertinent to this study: gender typicality, gender contentedness, and felt pressure. While subsequent studies have had similar significant results (Carver, Yunger, & Perry, 2003; Yunger, Carver, & Perry, 2004), one study found that felt pressure ...


Counseling College Seniors Through The Transition Out Of College: Applying Theory And Research To Practice, Joel A. Lane, Dena Elghoroury 2014 Portland State University

Counseling College Seniors Through The Transition Out Of College: Applying Theory And Research To Practice, Joel A. Lane, Dena Elghoroury

Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

The senior year of college represents a significant transition, during which individuals prepare to leave behind the freedom of the college experience and to assume ownership of adult roles. Recent research suggests that many of today’s college seniors are experiencing distress and reduced well-being regarding their ability to transition into career life, develop new support networks, and leave behind the freedom of the student lifestyle. This presentation will focus on the psychological implications of the graduation transition. The presenter will utilize his own research and clinical experience to provide attendees with a framework for understanding and working with seniors ...


An Exploration Of Early Childhood Attachment In A Sample Of Christian Men Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction, Ann Gillies 2014 Liberty University

An Exploration Of Early Childhood Attachment In A Sample Of Christian Men Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction, Ann Gillies

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of the study was to describe the attachment histories of these men in an attempt to hear the lived experiences from the voices of the men themselves. The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) was utilized, followed by several in-depth questions. A phenomenological analysis of the transcripts revealed several themes.

The AAI themes were identified as Insecure attachment: (a) Unresolved/disorganized (U/d) due to loss; (b) Passively Preoccupied (E) with a rejecting/neglecting father and an involving/rejecting mother. Secondary themes of abuse and peer rejection were also identified. The themes of a neglecting father and over-involved mother were ...


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