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The Prevalence Of Anxiety And Perfectionism In High School Students, Sarah E. Moore Apr 2016

The Prevalence Of Anxiety And Perfectionism In High School Students, Sarah E. Moore

Counselor Education Capstone

Academic performance is a major stressor for adolescents in high school. American high schools are offering more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than in the past and there has been an increase in enrollment in AP courses (Judson & Hobson, 2015). This study examines the presence of anxiety and maladaptive perfectionism in high school students. The purpose of this research is to determine if there is a connection between course difficulty (AP vs. Regents) and, anxiety and maladaptive perfectionism. The present study surveyed 65 eleventh and twelfth grade students using a self-report questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of the Screen for Childhood Anxiety ...


Psychoeducational Group Counseling To Enhance Self-Control In Middle School Students, Amanda Crowley Apr 2016

Psychoeducational Group Counseling To Enhance Self-Control In Middle School Students, Amanda Crowley

Counselor Education Capstone

This study evaluated self-control of middle school students (6th-8th graders) in a psychoeducational group. The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not students are learning and becoming more aware of their own self-control during situations they may encounter. Students attending a Lunch Bunch group have focused on aspects of learning and enhancing their self-control. A pre-test/post-test was used to evaluate students’ self-control using a 10-item self-reporting survey. Data analysis in the study included a comparison between students’ responses on the pre and post self-control survey. Moreover, conclusions were also drawn regarding differences in ...


The Relationship Between Cyberbullying And Health-Risk Behaviors Among High School Students, Colleen Halbohn Apr 2016

The Relationship Between Cyberbullying And Health-Risk Behaviors Among High School Students, Colleen Halbohn

Counselor Education Capstone

Cyberbullying is bullying using electronic forms of contact, including the internet and cell phones. This quantitative study is a secondary analysis that explores the relationship between health-risk behaviors and cyberbullying among a Monroe County School District. High school students in the district were issued a local version of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Survey items related to cyberbullying, binge drinking, hours of sleep, marijuana use, and other health-risk behaviors were reviewed, and chi squared tests were run in order to determine if relationships between the health-risk behaviors and perpetration of cyberbullying exist in this district. Results indicate that a number ...


Managing Stress In 8th Grade: Cbt And Relaxation Techniques In Small Group Therapy, Amy Levermore Apr 2016

Managing Stress In 8th Grade: Cbt And Relaxation Techniques In Small Group Therapy, Amy Levermore

Counselor Education Capstone

Stress and anxiety are rampant in school-aged youth and a majority of stress is being experienced beginning as early as middle school. Although anxiety is prevalent in a school setting, there is little to no intervention in place that decreases stress and anxiety as well as minimizes how much class time students are losing. This is especially important in high academic performing school where is it difficult to implement efficient anxiety-reducing interventions without taking students away from academic time. This paper aims to look at the combination of two different forms of therapy: CBT and Relaxation techniques in a small ...


Cultural Competency Of The Helping Professional: A Self Reflection, Courtney Furness Oct 2015

Cultural Competency Of The Helping Professional: A Self Reflection, Courtney Furness

Counselor Education Capstone

The purpose of this study is to begin a dialogue among helping professionals about the lack of diversity training in the Mental Health Counseling and Social Work fields. The researcher's goal was to evaluate helping professionals’ level of cultural competency by the time they completed formal diversity training in their master's program. The literature review reflects the main topic areas of diversity training that should be addressed before a master's student enters the professional world. The research study consisted of eight helping professionals working at the Catholic Family Center in Rochester, New York. The participants completed qualitative ...


Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives On Factors Affecting Student Retention And Attrition, Anne Hasler Oct 2013

Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives On Factors Affecting Student Retention And Attrition, Anne Hasler

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Current higher education trends show that while college enrollment is increasing, attrition rates are also on the rise. Literature on the topics of current college enrollment and completion data, college readiness, education policy, and the factors affecting retention was reviewed with a focus on differences in education rates based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. A phenomenological study was completed to gain an understanding of the factors affecting the college retention of students in educational opportunity programs. These findings would serve to increase the postsecondary knowledge and college readiness of high school students at the researcher’s internship site. The ...


Utilizing Individual Counseling In Conjunction With Disciplinary Actions, Brandon Mcknight Apr 2013

Utilizing Individual Counseling In Conjunction With Disciplinary Actions, Brandon Mcknight

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This study was conducted in a Rochester area school. The purpose of the study was to observe the effect of individual counseling sessions on student referrals. The individual counseling frameworks utilized include person-centered and Adlerian perspectives. Person centered theory was used to establish a connection with the students in the first sessions. Thereafter Adlerian concepts of assessing and setting goals were incorporated. Upon completion of the study, students who received treatment were compared to a control group in regard to the number of disciplinary referrals.


The Impact Of Contemplative Practices On Anxiety Level Of Middle School Students, Keri Neadom Apr 2013

The Impact Of Contemplative Practices On Anxiety Level Of Middle School Students, Keri Neadom

Counselor Education Master's Theses

A review of recent literature has revealed that the anxiety level of middle school students continues to rise. In addition, it has been documented that when anxiety is untreated, it will often lead to significant and crippling disorders throughout adulthood. Contemplative practices, or practices aimed to bring a non-judgmental awareness of one’s internal and external experience, are being used across disciplines, professions, and cultures with the intention of relaxation, and bringing oneself to a more tranquil state. Although data collection presents a challenge, resent studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between the use of contemplative practices ...


The Impact Of Group Counseling On The Self-Esteem Levels Of Students Who Have Been Identified As The Targets Of Bullying Aggressors, Christine D. Reber Apr 2012

The Impact Of Group Counseling On The Self-Esteem Levels Of Students Who Have Been Identified As The Targets Of Bullying Aggressors, Christine D. Reber

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if group counseling would be an effective intervention in raising the self-esteem levels of 7th grade students identified as the targets of bullying aggressors. A literature review is presented, which discusses the definitions and various types of bullying, examines bullying as it relates to age and gender, bullying and self-esteem, and bullying in the school environment. It also looks at methods that have been utilized within the school environment to help reach out to and treat the targets of bullying aggressors—including group counseling. For this study, 12 students volunteered to participate ...


Assessing The Counseling Needs Of High School Students: The Role Of Needs Assessments In Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Cscps) And The Asca National Model, Nicholas Sculli Oct 2011

Assessing The Counseling Needs Of High School Students: The Role Of Needs Assessments In Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Cscps) And The Asca National Model, Nicholas Sculli

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify student counseling needs at the high school level. Furthermore, the role of these needs and the role of needs assessments were explored in the context of the current movement towards Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model. In other words, this study aimed to examine how counselors should use data and student feedback in the implementation and maintenance of their counseling programs. Students were asked to identify their counseling needs in three categories of the career, academic, and personal/social domains. Students reported the most need in the career ...


The Impact Of A Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas Oct 2011

The Impact Of A Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Many attempts have been made to mold the role of the school counselor over the last century. Reviewing the history of the school counselor helps identify the discrepancies within the role of the school counselor and highlights the need for a comprehensive school counseling program. As schools reform to keep up with present day issues and problems, school counselors must also clarify their role to continue to support student’s academic, career and personal/social success. The ASCA National Model provides a structured plan for school counselors to implement into their school district to be the most effective. A qualitative ...


Retaining Latino Cd Patients To Treatment, Doris Hernandez Jan 2009

Retaining Latino Cd Patients To Treatment, Doris Hernandez

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The increase of the Latino population throughout the Unites States is an issue of concern to the substance abuse professionals. Researchers on the Latino population and substance abuse have attempted to study the impact of various cultural factors that must be considered when engaging them in treatment. However, research on the prevalence of substance use and abuse in the Latino population is limited. The use of the terms Hispanic and Latino creates many problems to researchers. Often research ignores the intracultural differences among subgroups. There are wide disparities among Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Central and South Americans in indices ...


The Effectiveness Of Group Therapy In Decreasing Symptoms Of Depression In Children Experiencing Loss/Grief., Elena M. Pilato Jan 2008

The Effectiveness Of Group Therapy In Decreasing Symptoms Of Depression In Children Experiencing Loss/Grief., Elena M. Pilato

Counselor Education Master's Theses

An opening to the topic of children experiencing grief and loss is introduced. Definitions of loss, grief, bereavement, reconciliation, and mourning are described. Examples of grief and loss that children experience are outlined, such as death of a parent, death of grandparent, death of a sibling, death of a pet, and divorce. Everyday losses, such as having a new baby in the family, moving to a new home, and parent incarceration are also explained. A section on depression is discussed, following interventions for children dealing with grief and loss. A closing of the literature review is summarized. Lastly, sections on ...


Counselors' Spirituality And Empathy: Are They Compatible?, Erin M. Halligan Jan 2007

Counselors' Spirituality And Empathy: Are They Compatible?, Erin M. Halligan

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The current research explores the constructs of spirituality and empathy in counselors. This exploratory research will attempt to assess counselors' self-reports of spirituality and empathy through the use of two separate instruments, an adapted Systems of Belief Inventory and adapted Interpersonal Reactivity Index. The purpose of this research is to assess if spirituality and empathy correspond with one another in a sample of 40 community counselors. Results indicate a relationship does not exists between counselors' spirituality and degree of empathy, r(38) = .026 p < .05. A post hoc test was conducted to uncover significant inter-item correlations. Of 91 possible correlations, 7 significant correlations were indicated and ranged from r(38) = .388, p > .05 to r(38) = .483, p > .01.


Case Study Of Counseling Interventions With A Child With Asperger's Syndrome, Moira G. Hancock Jan 2007

Case Study Of Counseling Interventions With A Child With Asperger's Syndrome, Moira G. Hancock

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Diagnosis of children with Asperger's syndrome (AS) has significantly increased. Therefore, effective counseling interventions are needed to help children develop social skills that will assist them in daily activities. The paper reviews areas of deficits experienced by children with AS; social communication, social interaction, cognition, behavior, motor clumsiness, and sensory issues. Appropriate counseling interventions such as skillstreaming, social stories and comic strip conversations are detailed. Additional school interventions are described. Results of a case study are included.


Police Response To Domestic Violence, Jennifer Hinchey Jan 2007

Police Response To Domestic Violence, Jennifer Hinchey

Counselor Education Master's Theses

A graduate student completed research and facilitated discussion of police response to domestic violence. A review of literature covered a through definition of domestic violence and a historical perspective on the role of law enforcement in these types of cases. A survey was created, and administered to police officers to obtain their views, attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions on domestic violence. The topic of domestic violence and police response was explored through a feminist counseling perspective. A summary of the survey results was presented. Suggestions and recommendations for future research and practice were also discussed.


Supporting Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Using Group Counseling To Help Increase Understanding And Self-Concept , Tammy I. Stewart Jan 2006

Supporting Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Using Group Counseling To Help Increase Understanding And Self-Concept , Tammy I. Stewart

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The study was conducted to help add knowledge to the literature about supporting children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It was hypothesized that through the use of group counseling, self-concept and knowledge and understanding of the disorder would increase. The Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale and a self-constructed survey were the instruments used in the study. The results of the study showed that the level of self-concept of the students in the counseling group did not increase but their knowledge and understanding of ADHD did. The researcher concluded that group counseling similar to that in the study could serve as a useful ...


The Seasonal Pattern Of The Natural World And Its Affect On Students Mood, Motivation And Academic Performance , Elizabeth A. Valerio Jan 2006

The Seasonal Pattern Of The Natural World And Its Affect On Students Mood, Motivation And Academic Performance , Elizabeth A. Valerio

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Discusses the importance of understanding and treating Seasonal Affective Disorder in children and adolescents. A study was conducted to determine the extent to which the seasonal pattern of the natural world affects students, and to what degree mood, motivation and overall academic performance are influenced. The methods used in this study were described, including setting, participants, procedure, and evaluations. The findings were detailed along with a discussion about the implications of the results. Included in the literature review was the historical understanding of seasonal influences and the effects on seasons on the human mind and body. Symptoms of Seasonal Affective ...


Relational Aggression: A Classroom Guidance Activity With Middle School Students, Tayla Branca Jan 2005

Relational Aggression: A Classroom Guidance Activity With Middle School Students, Tayla Branca

Counselor Education Master's Theses

A graduate student created and implemented a classroom guidance activity with middle school students on the topic of relational aggression. The purpose of this activity was to promote awareness on the prevalence of relational aggression and measure the sample student’s participation in relationally aggressive behaviors. A twenty item pre and postsurvey on aggression was given to a sample of 75 students at a Western New York middle school. The sample included 41 females and 34 males, ranging in age from 12-14. The sample included students from Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, and Asian racial backgrounds. Also included is a review ...


Using Group Counseling To Implement A Career Development Program With High School Students, Lisa Giallombardo Jan 2005

Using Group Counseling To Implement A Career Development Program With High School Students, Lisa Giallombardo

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Discusses the importance of implementing career development groups at the high school level. A study was conducted to determine if group career counseling is beneficial to students’ growth in their career development. The methods used in this study were described, including the setting, participants, procedure, and evaluations. The findings were detailed along with a discussion about the implications of the results. Included in the literature review was the rational for having career development in high school, as well as the educational system and counselor’s role pertaining to career development. Using group work as a counseling technique was described, along ...