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The Mindfully Attached Therapist: Factors That Predict And Prevent The Development Of Compassion Fatigue, Stephanie E. Armes 2014 University of Kentucky

The Mindfully Attached Therapist: Factors That Predict And Prevent The Development Of Compassion Fatigue, Stephanie E. Armes

Theses and Dissertations--Family Sciences

Characterized as a loss of empathy, compassion fatigue is experienced by many in the helping professions. Also known as secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue occurs when those in the helping professions experience trauma through interacting with the traumatic experiences of the people they are helping. Previous literature has found the development of compassion fatigue to be inevitable due to the amount of empathy those professionals must utilize on a daily basis. Mindfulness practices, such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) have been found to be a helpful learning tool for those in the helping ...


Confidentiality And Mental Health/Chaplaincy Collaboration, Denise Bulling, Mark DeKraai, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Jason A. Nieuwsma, William C. Cantrell, Keith Ethridge, Keith Meador 2014 University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Confidentiality And Mental Health/Chaplaincy Collaboration, Denise Bulling, Mark Dekraai, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Jason A. Nieuwsma, William C. Cantrell, Keith Ethridge, Keith Meador

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Confidentiality can both facilitate and inhibit working relationships of chaplains and mental health professionals addressing the needs of service members and veterans in the United States. Researchers conducted this study to examine opportunities for improving integration of care within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Interviews were conducted with 198 chaplains and 201 mental health professionals in 33 DoD and VA facilities. Using a blended qualitative research approach, researchers identified several themes from the interviews, including recognition that integration can improve services; chaplaincy confidentiality can facilitate help seeking behavior; and mental health and chaplain confidentiality ...


Severe Depressive Symptoms Predict Individual And Partner Infertility-Related Distress At One-Year Follow-Up, Brennan Peterson, Camilla Sejbaek, Matthew Pirritano, Lone Schmidt 2014 Chapman University

Severe Depressive Symptoms Predict Individual And Partner Infertility-Related Distress At One-Year Follow-Up, Brennan Peterson, Camilla Sejbaek, Matthew Pirritano, Lone Schmidt

Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Presentations

Poster presentation on whether severe depressive symptoms at baseline are a predictor of individual and partner infertility-related distress after one-year of unsuccessful fertility treatments.


The Impact Of Cultural Competence Training On Rural Human Service Professionals, Tamikia Lott, Inglish Morgan-Gardner, Hope Comer, Narketta M. Sparkman PhD 2014 Old Dominion University

The Impact Of Cultural Competence Training On Rural Human Service Professionals, Tamikia Lott, Inglish Morgan-Gardner, Hope Comer, Narketta M. Sparkman Phd

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Cultural competence among human service professionals is imperative given the rapidly changing American demographics. Current inadequacy in the delivery of culturally responsive social services is due to insufficient cultural competence training for human service professionals. This research study investigated the extent to which constructivist based cultural competence training influenced rural human service professionals’ perceived level of cultural competence. In three regions of Tennessee, rural human service professionals (n = 44) completed an electronic survey which included the adapted California Brief Multicultural Scale (CBMCS). Using a correlational descriptive design by surveying participants, the researcher discovered rural human service professionals perceive themselves as ...


Secondary Traumatic Stress And The Role Of The Human Service Practitioner: Working Effectively With Veterans' Families, Laurie M. Craigen, Ione Paiva, Kathleen Levingston 2014 Old Dominion University

Secondary Traumatic Stress And The Role Of The Human Service Practitioner: Working Effectively With Veterans' Families, Laurie M. Craigen, Ione Paiva, Kathleen Levingston

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Posttraumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) is an increasing mental health concern in the military veteran population. It is important to note that PTSD is a systemic diagnosis, meaning that the well-being and emotional health of family members is impacted by living with a veteran suffering from PTSD. Some family members may develop secondary traumatic stress (STS) symptoms. This manuscript will describe secondary traumatic stress and will explore the role of the human service practitioner in working with family members with STS. Future research in this area will also be explored.


The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner: A Review Of The Current State, Narketta M. Sparkman, Tamikia Lott 2014 Old Dominion University

The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner: A Review Of The Current State, Narketta M. Sparkman, Tamikia Lott

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

The Human Services--Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) is the only credential of its kind to govern the field of human services. There is no recent literature on its growth, impact, or status over the last six years. It is beneficial for human service practitioners to remain up-to-date on the credential in order to make decisions on becoming credentialed and achieving the benefits of being credentialed. This brief report gives an update on the current state of the credential in terms of growth and development. This information provides an update to the key components of the exam and requirements for eligibility. Growth ...


Compassion Fatigue In Human Service Practitioners, Rebekah F. Cole, Laurie Craigen, Rebecca G. Cowan 2014 Old Dominion University

Compassion Fatigue In Human Service Practitioners, Rebekah F. Cole, Laurie Craigen, Rebecca G. Cowan

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Increasing rates of compassion fatigue among human service practitioners (HSPs) have wide ranging consequences for the practitioner, the client, and the field of human services. In addition to high turnover rates or the HSP's early departure from the field, compassion fatigue can also cause serious harm to the client as well as the client/helper relationship. This manuscript will address the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, the risk and protective factors associated with the development or prevention of compassion fatigue, and the importance of selfcare for HSPs.


Living With Uncertainty: The Impact On Breast Cancer Survivors And Their Intimate Partners, Kimberley Dockery 2014 Nova Southeastern University

Living With Uncertainty: The Impact On Breast Cancer Survivors And Their Intimate Partners, Kimberley Dockery

Department of Family Therapy Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the lived experiences of breast cancer survivors and their intimate partners. The research was informed by a social constructionist framework and phenomenological method of inquiry. While the body of literature on the physical, psychological, and social health of breast cancer survivors is growing, only a few studies have focused solely on the lived experience of survivorship and the uncertainty of recurrence. This study sought to explore the construction of meaning in the couples' context and experiences of surviving breast cancer. The present study examined how breast cancer survivors make meaning of their survivorship in context of living ...


Same-Sex Couples' Lived Experiences Of The Repeal Of The Defense Of Marriage Act's (Doma) Section Three, Alicia Anne Bosley 2014 Nova Southeastern University

Same-Sex Couples' Lived Experiences Of The Repeal Of The Defense Of Marriage Act's (Doma) Section Three, Alicia Anne Bosley

Department of Family Therapy Theses and Dissertations

Same-sex couples are affected by the social and political climates in which they live, as these create the difference between acceptance and legalization, and discrimination and prohibition, of their relationships. This contingence is made increasingly impactful by the privileges and protections afforded to married couples by the federal government; same-sex couples, along with other couples that choose not to, or cannot, marry, are excluded from these benefits. Following the June 26, 2013 ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, was unconstitutional, same-sex couples were given access ...


Evaluation Of Multi-Course Integrated Learning On Pharmacy Student Confidence In Self-Care Counseling, Jeb Ballentine, Phillip L. Thornton, Aleda M.H. Chen, Thaddeus T. Franz, Tracy R. Frame 2014 Cedarville University

Evaluation Of Multi-Course Integrated Learning On Pharmacy Student Confidence In Self-Care Counseling, Jeb Ballentine, Phillip L. Thornton, Aleda M.H. Chen, Thaddeus T. Franz, Tracy R. Frame

Jeb Ballentine, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

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Experiential Education: Understanding The Impact Of Remotely Operated Vehicles On At-Risk Student Learning, James E. Kelly 2014 Eastern Michigan University

Experiential Education: Understanding The Impact Of Remotely Operated Vehicles On At-Risk Student Learning, James E. Kelly

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

How do educators engage students in the curriculum? State and Common Core Standards determine what to teach; how those standards are taught varies. This research examined a group of at-risk elementary and secondary students using underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) as part of an experiential education program in a rural Michigan school district. With a foundation of grounded theory, qualitative methods are used in this case study of the experience of at-risk learners whose mission is to solve a problem. In particular, the story evolves from nine emergent themes identified in the experiences of students and adults: attendance, communication, confidence ...


Parenting Styles And Attachment Models Among Iranian Pre-University Students, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه 2014 Allameh Tabataba'i University

Parenting Styles And Attachment Models Among Iranian Pre-University Students, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

The present study set out to evaluate the role of parenting styles in developing attachment models among Persian students. The participant pool for this research included the whole population of male and female students (n= 240, aging 17-18) selected by cluster sampling from the available pre-university centers in Sabzavar during the school year of 2011- 2012. Data was gathered from the survey packet including questionnaires of Demography, Attachment and Parental Authority for fathers as well as mothers in separate forms, filled out by each participant. Correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that from among ...


Spiritual Intelligence And Life Satisfaction Among Married And Unmarried Females, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه 2014 Allameh Tabataba'i University

Spiritual Intelligence And Life Satisfaction Among Married And Unmarried Females, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

The present research was performed to survey a relationship between spiritual intelligence and life satisfaction in two groups, married and unmarried females in the city of Esfahan, Iran. A total of 202 females were selected by the simple random sampling method to participate in this study. It used the King’s Spiritual Intelligence Inventory and Philip Carter’s Life Satisfaction Inventory to measure the variables. The research was designed according to the correlational method. For statistical analysis of data, it used the Pearson’s correlation method, multivariate regression and independent t-test. The results of this study showed a meaningful relation ...


The Relationship Between Cognitive Hardiness Against Life Stresses And Coping Styles With An Emphasis On Gender Differences, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه 2014 Allameh Tabataba'i University

The Relationship Between Cognitive Hardiness Against Life Stresses And Coping Styles With An Emphasis On Gender Differences, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

This study intended to examine the relationship between cognitive hardiness against life stresses and coping styles with an emphasis on gender differences. A descriptive research method was used. The population is comprised of teachers from different educational are as of Tehran, Iran.There were 141 subjects:41 males and 100 females. We used the following questionnaires: Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire (SLESQ), Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Ahvaz Hardiness Inventory(AHI). For data analysis, the Pearson correlation test, independent t-test, and multiple regression analysis were performed. The results showed a significant positive relationship between ...


The Role Of Spiritual Intelligence On Organizational Commitment In Employees Of Universities In Tehran Province, Iran, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه 2014 Allameh Tabataba'i University

The Role Of Spiritual Intelligence On Organizational Commitment In Employees Of Universities In Tehran Province, Iran, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

Introduction: Spiritual intelligence is the mind’s capacity to handle substantial and spiritual aspects of life. According to previous studies, spiritual intelligence can be effective in the promotion of different variables. One such variable is organizational commitment. Organizational commitment may have potentially serious effects on an organization’s function and can be a major influence on its effectiveness. This study explores the relationship between spiritual intelligence and organizational commitment in staff of universities from Tehran Province, Iran. Methods: The study population included all staff of universities in Tehran Province during 2012-13. From this population we chose a random sample of ...


Determining The Ratio Of The Islamic Lifestyle Components And Perfectionism Components In Predicting Marital Adjustment, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه 2014 Allameh Tabataba'i University

Determining The Ratio Of The Islamic Lifestyle Components And Perfectionism Components In Predicting Marital Adjustment, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

components and perfectionism components in predicting marital adjustment of high school teachers in Birjand. This is a correlation research in which a sample of Birjand high school teachers (including 150 men and 150 women) was selected based on random cluster sampling. Locke-Wallace marital adjustment test (LWMAT), Kaviani short form Islamic lifestyle test (ILST), Tehran multidimensional perfectionism scale (TMPS) are the questionnaires used in the study. Then the methods of descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation and inferential statistical indices of multivariate regression are used. Results show that there is a positive significant relationship between Islamic lifestyle and marital adjustment ...


Growing Ideas - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies 2014 The University of Maine

Growing Ideas - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, University Of Maine Center For Community Inclusion And Disability Studies

Early Childhood Resources

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is a collaborative relationship between a mental health consultant and family members, child care providers, early care and education teachers, and/ or child development professionals. ECMHC strives to improve the ability of families, teachers, and caregivers to promote, sustain and restore healthy social and emotional development for all children. It supports building and maintaining healthy working relationships between care and education professionals and families.


A Study Of The Experience Of Female African-American Seventh Graders In A Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math (Stem) Afterschool Program, Beverley Fiona Hinds 2014 Eastern Michigan University

A Study Of The Experience Of Female African-American Seventh Graders In A Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math (Stem) Afterschool Program, Beverley Fiona Hinds

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine what inspires or leads seventh-grade African-American girls toward an interest in STEM, to characterize and describe the context of an out-of-school STEM learning environment, explore the impact on the seventh- grade African-American girls who participated in the program as it relates to individual STEM identity, and identify personal and academic experiences of seventh-grade African- American girls that contribute to the discouragement or pursuit of science and math-related academic pathways and careers. Notable findings in this study included the following: 1. Participants were interested in STEM and able to identify both external ...


Nontraditional Reentry Women In Community College, Mary E. Miles 2014 Eastern Michigan University

Nontraditional Reentry Women In Community College, Mary E. Miles

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This qualitative study explores the experiences of ten nontraditional women who reenter a community college after a prolonged departure. Experiences are examined through the lens of Tinto’s Theory of Institutional Departure, as well as Deci and Ryan’s Self Determination Theory. While there is strong desire for educational attainment, early college experiences lack the focus of a defined educational goal and institutional knowledge about basic services. Return to community college results not only from changes in the life course, but a strong commitment to the goal attainment of a college degree. Current college experiences are positive with regard to ...


A Heart-Based Sufi Mindfulness Spiritual Practice Employing Self-Journeying, Faruk Arslan 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

A Heart-Based Sufi Mindfulness Spiritual Practice Employing Self-Journeying, Faruk Arslan

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Spiritual Psychology is the study and practice of the art and science of the human evolution of consciousness. The heart occupies an important place in Sufism and is considered to contain the divine spark that leads to spiritual realization. Fethullah Gülen’s action-oriented Sufi methods described in his book series “The Emerald Hills of the Heart” provides the basis for a heart-based therapeutic intervention through self-journeying, which is the objective of this thesis. These self-purification and mindfulness-related transpersonal methods generate a form of treatment that is culturally sensitive. Through my reflections in this research, I transformed my personal experiences into ...


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