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The Most Overlooked Spiritual Discipline - Part 1, Daniel Reynaud, Paul Bogacs 2017 Avondale College of Higher Education

The Most Overlooked Spiritual Discipline - Part 1, Daniel Reynaud, Paul Bogacs

Daniel Reynaud

Listening, while frequently mentioned in the Bible, is virtually never listed as a spiritual discipline. However, the Bible has much to say about practicing it, enumerating the many benefits to be had by listening and hearing. It is a distinguishing skill of both God and Jesus. As humans, listening is a skill to be practiced toward God, toward each other and toward our own self. This article explores the biblical foundation of listening and some of its benefits and implications.


Quality Of Life And Sources Of Stress In Teachers: A Canadian Perspective, Jessica R. Danilewitz 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Quality Of Life And Sources Of Stress In Teachers: A Canadian Perspective, Jessica R. Danilewitz

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Previous research has reported that teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the world. The present study examined the experience of teachers’ Quality of Life (QOL) and stress, and the relationship between QOL and the source (home life, work-life, or work-life balance) of stress in Canadian teachers. Data for the study was obtained from a comprehensive online survey of female full-time elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada (n = 227). Results demonstrated that all QOL scale scores were lower in the present study, as compared to previously published community sample literature. Of the three sources of stress, personal ...


What’S In It For Me? The Impact To Social Exchange Dynamics Of Hispanic Males Serving As Mentors In Formal Youth Programs, Annica Meza Dawe 2017 Brandman University

What’S In It For Me? The Impact To Social Exchange Dynamics Of Hispanic Males Serving As Mentors In Formal Youth Programs, Annica Meza Dawe

Dissertations

Purpose: The U.S. Hispanic population is on the rise and will continue to be an important thread in the fabric of American society as a whole. However, in the midst of this burgeoning group lies its male subpopulation which faces its own unique challenges. One outlet that has demonstrated success for minorities is mentoring. Mentoring can provide Hispanic males with numerous benefits in a social exchange paradigm. Unfortunately the majority of mentoring research has focused solely on the perspective of the protégé, thus leaving mentor perceptions, particularly those of Hispanic males, unexplored. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study ...


Depression In Low-Income Adolescents: Guidelines For School-Based Depression Intervention Programs, Gopika Hari 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Depression In Low-Income Adolescents: Guidelines For School-Based Depression Intervention Programs, Gopika Hari

Virginias Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Studies reveal that low income is a significant risk factor for depression and only roughly 25% of children with mental illnesses receive adequate help, the majority of which comes from schools. This study establishes guidelines for depression intervention programs in low-income high schools through a literature review of current practices. This study found that a multi-layered approach with screening, universal education, and high-risk intervention is most effective. Screening should be conducted with a modified PHQ-a test and timely clinical interviews by school psychologists. All students and teachers should receive universal depression education curriculum consisting of principles like depression literacy and ...


Resiliency And Well-Being As Moderators Of Stress, Alexis Pietruszka 2017 Liberty University

Resiliency And Well-Being As Moderators Of Stress, Alexis Pietruszka

Senior Honors Theses

College students experience a great deal of stress as they prepare for the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Furthermore, the ability to navigate stress and anxiety is challenged due to underdeveloped resiliency skills. Resiliency and well-being can act as a coping technique in building hope, commitment, accountability, and passion. The measurement of these factors can be an indication of how a person responds to stressful events or feelings. The study expected to see an interaction of resiliency as an overall moderator in the perception of stress based on actual stress level. The High Capacity Model of Resiliency Scale (H-CAP) was ...


Scholastic Journalism Adviser's Guide, Mark Hilburn 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scholastic Journalism Adviser's Guide, Mark Hilburn

Professional Projects from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

With a passion for scholastic (high school) journalism, I want my professional project to tailor to that. I hold multiple degrees and certifications in journalism, which have no doubt helped me in the classroom, but not all high school journalism teachers do. Instead, many are taking teaching positions and are told at the time of their interview, or later, that journalism classes (mainly yearbook and newspaper) are part of their teaching schedule. Wanting a job in such a competitive market, these teachers are agreeing and then left scrambling to teach themselves the curriculum before they can teach it to students ...


Lambert's "A Theology Of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations Of Counseling Ministry" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton 2017 Cornerstone University

Lambert's "A Theology Of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations Of Counseling Ministry" (Book Review), Laura E. Walton

The Christian Librarian

A review of Lambert, H. (2016). A theology of biblical counseling: The doctrinal foundations of counseling ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 344 pp. $24.99. ISBN 9780310518167


Impact Of Post-Secondary Correctional Education On Self-Efficacy And Personal Agency Of Formerly Incarcerated African American Men, David E. Jones 2017 Western Michigan University

Impact Of Post-Secondary Correctional Education On Self-Efficacy And Personal Agency Of Formerly Incarcerated African American Men, David E. Jones

Dissertations

This study explored the impact of post-secondary correctional education (PSCE) on those released from prison, with special attention paid to individuals’ sense of self-efficacy and personal agency. A review of the literature indicates the vast majority of people who enter prison will one day return to society. These returning citizens face a number of hurdles as they work to reconstruct life outside of prison and avoid recidivism. Prior research suggests education is positively correlated with successful reentry into society. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities to pursue education past the secondary level in prison, which limits access to the corollary benefits ...


Dominican College Students’ Experiences Of Distress, Help-Seeking And Stigma, Laura Alicia Pacheco del Castillo 2017 Western Michigan University

Dominican College Students’ Experiences Of Distress, Help-Seeking And Stigma, Laura Alicia Pacheco Del Castillo

Dissertations

The Dominican Republic has a population of over 10 million, from which an estimated 20% fall within the age range of 10 to 19 years old (OECD, 2012). The provision of education, particularly for Dominican youth, has been established as a long-term social and economic priority at the government level (OECD, 2012; Pimentel, 2002). Nevertheless, research suggests that education and health management in the Dominican Republic have been historically inadequate and insufficient (Schumacher, 2010; Vargas-Lundius, 1991). Further research is warranted to better understand Dominican students’ mental health experiences as they attempt to succeed in formal learning environments (Schumacher, 2010).

Furthermore ...


The Practice Of Listening - Part 2, Paul Bogacs, Daniel Reynaud 2017 Avondale College of Higher Education

The Practice Of Listening - Part 2, Paul Bogacs, Daniel Reynaud

Arts Papers and Journal Articles

Listening is not just a recommended discipline in the Bible, it is a skill that can be learned and practiced. This article seeks to apply some of the skills and benefits of listening to the role of the pastor.


Clinician Perceptions Of Barriers To Treatment And Engagement Strategies In A Community Child And Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Elizabeth Cenci 2017 The College at Brockport

Clinician Perceptions Of Barriers To Treatment And Engagement Strategies In A Community Child And Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Elizabeth Cenci

Counselor Education Capstone

A reported one in five children in the United States lives with a diagnosable mental illness, but only about 20% receive adequate treatment and approximately 40-60% of those drop out before achieving treatment goals and/or without the agreement of the therapist. This study examines the perceptions of clinicians working in a child and adolescent community mental health clinic regarding the barriers clients face as well the strategies they utilize to enhance engagement and treatment adherence. Results support existing literature and indicate that parents play the most significant role in treatment adherence and that logistical barriers such as transportation and ...


Exploring Student Engagement Experiences: A Look At Students In The Educational Opportunity Program At A Community College, Erin Coffey 2017 The College at Brockport

Exploring Student Engagement Experiences: A Look At Students In The Educational Opportunity Program At A Community College, Erin Coffey

Counselor Education Capstone

This study focuses specifically on a state-funded specialized program, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), at a local community college in New York State. The purpose of this study is to explore the student engagement experiences of full-time students enrolled in the EOP. The objective of this research is to help the administration, staff, and faculty at this institution better understand the engagement experiences of students in EOP in order to implement helpful interventions through counseling, advising, and programming. Thirty-five students in the EOP consented to participate in the study by completing an online questionnaire in regards to their personal, social ...


Exploring Deaf And Hard Of Hearing College Students Career Development Experience: A Look At Social Cognitive Career Theory And Relational Career Theory, Amanda Dunn 2017 The College at Brockport

Exploring Deaf And Hard Of Hearing College Students Career Development Experience: A Look At Social Cognitive Career Theory And Relational Career Theory, Amanda Dunn

Counselor Education Capstone

Work experience, parental support/influence, career barriers, and resiliency were themes examined in relation to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students’ career decision self-efficacy. DHH students at the higher education level were surveyed and interviewed to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Work experience had an impact on career decision making self-efficacy by helping to inform students of their career decisions and aid them in skill development. Parental support helped to decrease career indecision in DHH students, and were the people students went to the most with career concerns, particularly in their beginning years of college. The career barriers DHH ...


The Effects Of Individual Counseling On Students With Disciplinary Issues, Kaleigh Dumigan 2017 The College at Brockport

The Effects Of Individual Counseling On Students With Disciplinary Issues, Kaleigh Dumigan

Counselor Education Capstone

The intent of this study is to ascertain if individual counseling can be used as an intervention to help those students who have continual, problematic, disciplinary issues. The literature review is presented, and discusses the possible outside influences to behavioral issues, as well as psychological factors, social-emotional supports, and counseling as an intervention. Similarly, this study examines if counseling can be an effective intervention for the students who receive multiple disciplinary referrals within a school year, but have not yet received individual counseling. Students were selected based upon a criterion of a minimum of 5 disciplinary interventions within the last ...


The Impact Of A Psychoeducational Workshop On Awareness And Retention Of Suicide Prevention Information, Joseph S. Feeny 2017 The College at Brockport

The Impact Of A Psychoeducational Workshop On Awareness And Retention Of Suicide Prevention Information, Joseph S. Feeny

Counselor Education Capstone

Adolescent suicide is a significant public health issue in the United States. The development of youth suicide prevention education curriculum and school faculty training programs in American schools may reduce adolescent suicide rates. Legislation in 37 states, not including New York, and lawsuits against many American public school districts indicate a national trend towards mandating curriculum and training. This study examined the impact of a psychoeducational workshop in a high school setting on student awareness of essential information associated with suicide prevention. The instrument used for research was a ten item pre-test and post-test created by the principal investigator with ...


Lgbtqia Students’ Perceptions Of Level Of Care In Relation To Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Frank W. Noll 2017 The College at Brockport

Lgbtqia Students’ Perceptions Of Level Of Care In Relation To Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Frank W. Noll

Counselor Education Capstone

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals are elevated risk for mental health issues and seek counseling art higher rates than Non-LGBTQIA individuals. In this study, 48 LGBTQIA students completed a survey to ascertain their perceptions on whether or not the college counseling center was a safe place to discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Results showed that LGBTQIA did believe the counseling center was a safe place to discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity but also identified that additional resources and counselor education on LGBTQIA issues could be help ...


The Impact Of A Mindfulness-Based Intervention On Elementary School Students Anxiety Level, Sarah Perri 2017 The College at Brockport

The Impact Of A Mindfulness-Based Intervention On Elementary School Students Anxiety Level, Sarah Perri

Counselor Education Capstone

Anxiety is a pervasive problem among children and adolescence and if left untreated, it is often associated with elevated rates of comorbidity with other psychiatric disorders. There is growing evidence for effective early interventions for children and adolescents dealing with anxiety, particularly in the school setting. There is growing research that mindfulness-based interventions to be beneficial for children and adolescents to enhance self-regulation and coping, aspects of executive functioning central to managing symptoms related to stress. This current study focused on the impact of a mindfulness-based intervention on fifth grade students’ anxiety levels. Nine participants participated in a six-week mindfulness-based ...


The Impact Of A Mindfulness-Based Group On Anxiety In Sixth Grade Students, Carina Ingoglia 2017 The College at Brockport

The Impact Of A Mindfulness-Based Group On Anxiety In Sixth Grade Students, Carina Ingoglia

Counselor Education Capstone

This study examines the impact of a five-week mindfulness-based group on levels of anxiety in sixth grade students. Anxiety is a prevalent problem among children and adolescents. Research shows the need for early intervention for students dealing with anxiety (HirshfeldBecker & Biderman, 2002). Research suggests that mindfulness techniques are effective in decreasing anxiety in adolescents (Skorman Cicero, 2013; Semple et al., 2005; Napoli et al., 2015; Semple et al., 2010). Each group in this study included discussing the students’ anxiety concerns and practicing new mindfulness exercises. The group curriculum focused on paying attention to thoughts and feelings without judgment. Results show a decrease in overall anxiety levels among group members. Students also reported positive feedback about the group ...


The Effects Of Successful Completion Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy On Reduction Of High Cost Emergency Service Utilization, Christine Wilson 2017 The College at Brockport

The Effects Of Successful Completion Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy On Reduction Of High Cost Emergency Service Utilization, Christine Wilson

Counselor Education Capstone

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is one of the most highly researched evidence-based practices for the treatment of personality disorders as well as functional deficits in emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills (Brazier et al., 2006). These symptoms untreated often lead to the utilization of crisis management mental health treatment including inpatient hospitalizations and emergency department visits (Lieb et al., 2004). This research study examined whether DBT is an effective treatment modality to reduce high cost emergency service usage. This research study is a secondary analysis of data that has been collected by a community mental health organization. Aggregate data was ...


Nutrition And Mental Health, Michelle Burke 2017 The College at Brockport

Nutrition And Mental Health, Michelle Burke

Counselor Education Capstone

This research study was focused on the barriers mental health clients experience to consuming a plant-based diet. The research participants included seven clients at an outpatient mental health clinic consisting of different diagnoses, races, and ages. A multi-method approach was utilized with the use of a nutritional survey followed by a semi-structured interview. Six of the seven participants consume a poor diet per the nutritional assessment. When asked the barrier(s) to consuming a healthy diet, five participants expressed lack of interest and another participant reported lack of resources. Further research is recommended in this area.


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