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Dissertations and Theses published by graduates of the Counselor Education Program

Listed below are theses and dissertations dating back to 1964. For instructions on locating theses and dissertations published by students in the Counselor Education Program, please link to http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/jgs/diss.html. To locate a specific publication, please link to the University of Florida libraries at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/.

2014

Babcock, S. (2014). Counseling students experience of ambiguity. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Callahan-Willsie, J. (2014). Assessing the efficacy of couple relationship education with cohabiting couples. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Diehl, E. (2014). Boundary ambiguity and the non-deployed parent:  A qualitative study. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Henesy, R. (2014). Exploring the strengths, resiliencies, and challenges of lesbian and bisexual females who experienced dating violence in a same-sex relationship during adolescence. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Varney, M. (2014). Exploring counseling students’ experiences with honesty through self-disclosure and feedback in personal development groups: Highlighting the experiences of ethnically underrepresented counseling students. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2013

Byrd, K. (2013). The relationship between media influence and identity development among low-income African American and White adolescent girls. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

De Miranda, Y. (2013). Family distress, body image, and eating concerns among male and female college students. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045531/00001

Lopez, N. (2013). Exploring the experiences of Latinos in mental health services. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Mixon, K. (2013). Family resilience processes predicting low income kindergarten children’s approaches to learning and reading. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Rivera, S. (2013). Jail diversion and recidivism: Impact on community integration and treatment utilization. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/files/UFE0045266/00001/RIVERA_S.pdf

Thompson, E. (2013). Rethinking achievement gaps in K-12 schools: A Latent growth analysis of biological, social, and contextual determinants on student performance. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Wolf, C. P. (2013). Factors of career meaning: An analysis of U.S. naval academy graduates. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0045368/00001/pdf

Wolfgang, J. (2013). The longitudinal effect of traumatic stress and attachment difficulties on academic achievement for young children. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2012

Baggs, A. S. (2012). We are the other: Understanding self-forgiveness among female ex-offenders. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044542/00001/pdf

Cavalleri, D. I. (2012).  Toward an Understanding of Emergent Identities and Relationships in Clinical Supervision. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044843/00001/pdf

Del Moro, R. R. (2012). Cultivating self-awareness in counselors-in-training through group supervision. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044928/00001/pdf

Freedland, A. (2012). The mediating effects of problematic Internet usage on social phobia and psychosocial well-being. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044780/00001/pdf

Killingsworth, K. R. (2012). Effects of the gulf oil spill in Escambia County, Florida. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044914/00001/pdf

Nash, S. C. (2012). Exploring relational health and comfort with closeness in student counselor development. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044396/00001/pdf

Orrock, J. (2012). Understanding the lived experiences of at-risk black males as it relates to their academic success. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044617/00001/pdf

Shah, B. (2012). Acculturation, familial relationships, and adolescent well-being.(Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044182/00001/pdf

Thompson, I. A. (2012). Perceived working conditions and personal resources predicting mental health counselor well-being. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0044550/00001/pdf

2011

Calderon, A. M. (2011). Colombian child soldiers : case study of an adult survivor. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0043882/CALDERON_A.pdf

Knowles, J. K. (2011).  Domestic violence: Florida licensed mental health professionals’ perceived level of competence. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042809/knowles_j.pdf

Maxis, S. (2011). The relationship between school counselor self-efficacy and the rate of graduation for males at urban, predominantly African American, under-performing high schools. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0043182/maxis_s.pdf

McCue, M. C. (2011). Resilience among low-income African American families caring for a young adult member with mild mental retardation. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042761/mccue_m.pdf

Pereira, J. K. (2011). The effect of a workshop on school counselor trainee’s child-centered play therapy knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and self-estimate of counseling abilities. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0043531/PEREIRA_J.pdf

Socarras, K. (2011). Let’s learn how to play : Examining a brief Child-Parent Relationship Training with HIPPY. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0043835/SOCARRAS_K.pdf

Tate, K. A. (2011).  Development of the conceptualization of group dynamics inventory (CGDI). (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042676/tate_k.pdf

Vutsinas, S. M. (2011). Compassion fatigue and mental health disaster response education. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043497/00001

2010

Spengler Brown, M. (2010). Fitness,support,career,education,coping and attachment, and their relationship in mediating perceived stress, coping and perceived competence in first time mothers. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042046/brownspengler_m.pdf

Carr, N. M. (2010). The impact of a professional development unit on the program evaluation skills of in-service school counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042431/carr_n.pdf

Cintron, H. A. (2010). Gender awareness and relational characteristics of counselor trainees. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042379/cintron_h.pdf

Davis, E. (2010). Elementary school counselors’ perceptions of the implementation of reality play therapy in student relationship building and problem-solving skills. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041871/davis_e.pdf

Figley, S. C. (2010). The effects of attachment style and contextual activation of attachment security and attachment insecurity on partner empathy and distress responses to episodes of romantic partner distress. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042290/figley_s.pdf

Hanney, H. L. (2010). Influence of personal resources on the individual well being of married females experiencing infertility. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042400/hanney_h.pdf

Hollander, E. S. (2010). Assessing teacher self-efficacy in implementing family centered practices: Development of the Working with Families Self-Efficacy Scales. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042499/hollander_e.pdf

Knape, E. O. (2010). Predicting high school graduation for Latino males using expectancy value theory of motivation and tenth-grade reading achievement scores. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042369/knape_e.pdf

Majuta, A. R. (2010). The relationship between vicarious traumatization and quality of life and purpose in life of healthcare providers of cancer patients in Botswana. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042423/majuta_a.pdf

Martin-Donald, K. A. (2010). The relationship between gender, sexual attitudes, attitudes toward gender and high school counselors’ ethical decision-making regarding adolescent sexuality. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042031/martindonald_k.pdf

Nobles, W. (2010). Understanding the presence of gerotranscendence among diverse racial and ethnic older adults in Florida. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041821/nobles_w.pdf

Reid, L. M. (2010). Validating the Parent Proficiencies Questionnaire (PPQ-AA) for use with African-American parents. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041814/reid_l.pdf

Rompre, R. M. (2010). Realizing spiritual identity: A grounded theory study to discover transformative responses to the social construction of lesbian and gay identity. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041835/rompre_r.pdf

Scharett, M. (2010). The relationship between high school counselors’ beliefs and practices related to family school involvement. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041548/scharett_m.pdf

Shure, L. A. (2010). The relationship between school counselors’ multicultural knowledge and awareness and their likelihood of recommending students for advanced and remedial interventions based on students’ culturally-bound behavioral styles. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041913/shure_l.pdf

Wynn, R. D. (2010). The intersection of ethno-cultural identity, sexual orientation and traumatic stress in adult African-American gay men. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0042124/wynn_r.pdf

Yacco, S. (2010).  Investigating school counselors’ perceived role and self-efficacy in managing multiparty student conflict. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041840/yacco_s.pdf

2009

Alford-Davidson, T. (2009). High school counselors and career specialists’ perceptions of school practices that involve parents in students’ career planning. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024338/alford_t.pdf

Brubaker, M. D. (2009). Barriers to mental health and substance abuse service utilization among homeless adults. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024804/brubaker_m.pdf

Cholewa, B. (2009).  Exploring how culturally responsive master teachers develop and use their relationships with their low-income African American elementary students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024799/cholewa_b.pdf

Goldberg, R. M. (2009). Psychological warfare: The media and relational aggression among female college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024756/goldberg_r.pdf

Goodman, R. D. (2009). Academic achievement and traumatic stress among primary school students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024332/goodman_r.pdf

Hope, K. J. (2009). A reason to live: The protective influence of close friendships on college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024245/hope_k.pdf

Leibforth, B. N. (2009).  Effects of a training module on pre-service school counselors’ knowledge and self-efficacy beliefs about working with students in exceptional student education. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024318/leibforth_t.pdf

McGinley, D. M. (2009). Effects of career and marriage on newlywed individuals’ marital and career satisfaction. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024181/mcginley_d.pdf

Munson, J. S. (2009).  Impact of client suicide on practitioner posttraumatic growth. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024136/munson_j.pdf

Porter, J. R. (2009). Children’s tendency to defend victims of school bullying: Gender, social identity, and normative pressure. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024196/porter_j.pdf

Tannen, C. (2009). Choosing to be present as counselors in training: A grounded theory. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024132/tannen_c.pdf

Williams, C. (2009). Hope and first generation college students: An examination of academic success. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Williams, M. A. (2009).  Exploration of effect of diagnosis of high school girls with attention deficit disorder on their mothers and the mother-daughter relationship. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0041047/williams_m.pdf

2008

Aissen, K. (2008). Personal factors influencing impaired professionals’ recovery from addiction. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0023846/aissen_k.pdf

Baker, T. D. (2008). Use of an electronic interactive storybook in an intervention to change adolescents’ attitudes toward academic responsibility. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022412/baker_t.pdf

Baratelli, A. (2008). Sociocultural influences on body image dissatisfaction in Venezuelan college-aged women. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0021896/baratelli_a.pdf

Dallape, A. (2008). Relational aggression among middle school girls. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0021187/dallape_a.pdf

Jackson, D. (2008). Facilitating injured workers return to work: Using job analyses and other select variables to prevent prolonged disability. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022368/jackson_d.pdf

Jasser, J. L. (2008). Inauthentic self in relationship: The role of attitudes toward women and mother’s nurturance. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022573/jasser_j.pdf

Jungeun, L. (2008). Stress and coping experiences of international students with language barriers during the acculturation process. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0024005/lee_j.pdf

Leibach, T. (2008). Elementary school counselors’ attitudes about interventions related to counseling children retained in grade. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022497/leibach_t.pdf

Leonard, L. G. (2008).  Trauma therapists’ quality of life : the impact of individual and workplace factors on compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0021907/leonard_l.pdf

Podikunju-Hussain, S. (2008). Extent of acculturation experiences among high school Muslim students in America. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022579/podikunju_s.pdf

Sawyer, S. A. (2008). Predictors of career decision self-efficacy in second generation South Asian college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0023872/sawyer_s.pdf

Skinner, C. (2008).  Development of the School Achievement and Motivation Scales: An assessment tool used to differentiate reasons for student underachievement. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022542/skinner_c.pdf

Ward, S. A. (2008). Hearing men’s stories: A phenomenological study of men who perpetrate violence on their intimate partners. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022144/ward_s.pdf

West, R. (2008). Predictors of successful completion of Family Treatment Drug Court programs: An archival investigation. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022556/west_r.pdf

2007

Freytes-Cacho, I. M. (2007). Predictors of attrition in Latino Alzheimer’s disease caregivers in the REACH trial: An archival investigation. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0019381/freytescacho_i.pdf

Geltner, J. A. (2007). Curriculum components of classroom management training for school counselors: A Delphi study. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0019666/adamsgeltner_j.pdf

Jenkins, P. L. (2007). Delinquent girls and the relation of the parent-adolescent relationship and peer influence to quality of decision-making. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0019160/jenkins_p.pdf

Tucker, C. (2007).  Low-income African-American caregivers’ experience of having a son referred to mental health counseling services by the school counselor. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0021056/tucker_m.pdf

Xirau-Probert, P. M. (2007). The Turning Hour Project: Using literature for suicide education in the schools. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0018640/xirauprobert_p.pdf

2006

Daley, L. P. (2006). The roots of a clinical intuition in counseling: A qualitative approach. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ia700505.us.archive.org/9/items/rootsofclinicali00dale/rootsofclinicali00dale.pdf

Maley, A. T. (2006). Exploring the attitudes, beliefs, preparation, and practices of African-American clergy in premarital counseling. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0017500/manley_a.pdf

McCarthy, L. A. (2006). Influences of couple conflict type, division of labor, and violated expectations on first-time parents’ individual and marital well-being. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0013463/mccarthy_l.pdf

Scott, L. M. (2006). Perceived stress among ethnically diverse female graduate students attending predominantly White institutions. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0017501/scott_l.pdf

Severy, L. E. (2006). What’s my story? : Narrative intervention in career counseling. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0013422/severy_l.pdf

2005

Chata, C. C. (2005). The role of professional school counselors as perceived by future school principals. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0011471/chata_c.pdf

Farley, W. T. (2005). Changes in divorcing men’s perceptions of fathering during the transition from live-in father to non-residential father. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00102841

Fugate, K. J. (2005). Relationship of empathy, cognitive development, and personal suicide behaviors to residence hall staff suicide counseling skill. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0013041/fugate_k.pdf

Jenkins, J. L. (2005). A gendered perspective on the examination of relational health, stress and coping, and athlete satisfaction among female college athletes. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0012701/jenkins_j.pdf

Lampinen, A. (2005). Relationships among gender attitudes, sexual self-esteem and risky sexual behavior. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0013339/lampinen_a.pdf

Lee, D. H. (2005). Comorbid oppositional defiant or conduct disorder problems in children at high-risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A comparison of emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0012580/lee_d.pdf

Leibert, T. W. (2005). Relationship between client factors and symptom levels for clients in ongoing mental health treatment. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0011283/leibert_t.pdf

Malec, M. J. (2005). Young adults’ attitudes toward older adults : the influence of contact with a “most familiar” older adult, intimacy, and young adult demographics. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00103057

Murray Jr, T. L. (2005). An empirical examination of Bowen natural systems theory as it applies to fibromyalgia syndrome. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0010075/murrayjr_t.pdf

Spicer, K. S. C. (2005). Identifying power differentials in nonviolent heterosexual couples in counseling through discourse analysis. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00002032

Sixbey, M. (2005).  Development of the Family Resilience Assessment Scale to identify family resilience constructs. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0012882/sixbey_m.pdf

2004

Adams, C. M. (2004). Effects of problem specificity, problem severity, and integrative complexity on marital satisfaction. (Master’s thesis). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0004570/adams_c.pdf

Arce, N. F. (2004). Racial differences in the relational health and depressive symptoms of college women. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0005921/arce_n.pdf

Bracciale, M. T. (2004). Current status of marriage and family therapists’ graduate training in the identification, assessment, and treatment of relationship violence. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Bringman, N. M. (2004). Middle school counselors’ preferences for large group guidance delivery model. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Carter, C. S. (2004). Effects of formal dance training and education on student performance, perceived wellness, and self-concept in high school students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0006669/carter_c.pdf

Fallon, K. M. (2004). Work-behavior analysis of counselor educators in CACREP-accredited programs. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0008328/fallon_k.pdf

Goodwin, L. K. (2004). The efficacy of guided imagery to enhance approach coping, emotional expressiveness, and psychological well-being of women with breast cancer. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Keklik, I. (2004). Relationships of attachment status and gender to personal meaning, depressiveness and trait-anxiety among college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0004244/keklik_i.pdf

Lee, S. M. (2004). A databased model to predict postsecondary educational attainment of low-socioeconomic-status students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0004947/lee_s.pdf

Murphy, M. L. (2004). Crisis intervention training for students in school counselor preparation programs. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0006554/murphy_m.pdf

Murray, Christine E. (2004). Empirical investigation of the relative importance of client characteristics and topics in premarital counseling (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0004601/murray_c.pdf

Puig, A. (2004). The efficacy of art therapy to enhance emotional expression, spirituality, and psychological well-being of newly diagnosed stage I and stage II breast cancer patients. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Upchurch, R. C. (2004). Influence of therapists’ gender and professional and personal experience with infidelity on the promotion of disclosure of affairs in therapy. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Villares, E. (2004). A career counseling unit for teenage girls. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Retrieved from: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0006624/villares_e.pdf

Webster, S. M. (2004). Toward a lexicon for holistic health: An empirical analysis of theories of health, wellness, and spirituality. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2003

Burch-Ragan, K. M. (2003). Case conceptualizations by mental health and marriage and family counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Downs, J. M. (2003). Teachers’ attitudes and beliefs during the special education referral process. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Hodgkins, C. C. (2003). Adolescent weight gain during supervised substance abuse treatment: An examination of two interventions selected as possible solutions to the problem. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Mileham, B. L. A. (2003). Online infidelity in internet chat rooms: An ethnographic exploration. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Rai, A. A. (2003). Evaluation of an adventure-based counseling unit to improve the transition of at-risk middle school students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sheperis, S. F. (2003). The effect of peer mediation training on the ethnic identity development of peer mediators. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Smylie, K. L. (2003). The use of intentional prayer to influence Christian married couples’ perception of their relationship. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Van Horn, S. M. (2003). A computer training intervention on schools counselors’ self-efficacy, skills, knowledge, and attitudes. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Warring Blair, C. (2003). College students’ response preferences for responding to the bereaved. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2002

Barolet, L. M. R. (2002). Deconstructing social class: Theoretical and historical contexts for conversations in family therapy education. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Boney, V. M. (2002). Predictors of cognitive hardiness in young adult children of divorce. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Burns, C. M. (2002). Assessing staff nurses’ styles of involvement with the families of their patients. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Connery, T. J. (2002). Forgiveness: A correlational study between the spirit of forgiveness and physical health in senior citizens. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.. 2002.

Cox, D. K. (2002). An examination of the effects of pre-counseling treatment strategies on prospective client self-efficacy and readiness for change in counseling. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Delk, M. A. (2002). Study of the differences in and practice of advocacy among clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Dias, C. J. (2002). Veterinary students’ preferences for responding to clients who are having a difficult time coping with the illness, treatment, or death of a companion animal. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Giunta, S. A. (2002). Familial influences on the moral reasoning of adolescent first-time offenders. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Gipple, D. E. (2002). Coping and dissociation among female college students reporting childhood abuse experiences. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Groble, M. L. B. (2002). Process and outcome efficacy of Internet counseling. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sanabara, S. (2002). Homophobia: A study of the relationships of religious attitudes and experiences, ethnicity, and gender to a homophobic belief system. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sarkis, S. A. M. (2002). Self-regulation and inhibition in children with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): An evaluation of executive functions. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sharef, S. K. (2002). Effects of a cognitive processing model on career related gender role attitudes and problem-solving self-efficacy of adolescent females. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Snipes, D. E. (2002). Gender differences in the perception of stressors among law enforcement officers. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Villalba, J. A. (2002). Using group counseling to improve the self-concepts, school attitudes and academic success of limited-English-proficient (LEP) Hispanic students in English-for-Speakers-of-Other-Languages/English-as-a-Second-Language (ESOL/ESL) programs. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2001

Goldman, L. G. (2002). Relational health and disordered eating in black, latina, and white female college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Huang, M.-K. (2002). A comparison of three approaches to reduce marital problems and symptoms of depression. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

LeBaron, L. (2002). Effect of a relational approach to parent education for incarcerated mothers in a work release center. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Scharf-Locascio, A. D. (2002). Adjustment of adults with traumatic brain injury: A qualitative inquiry. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sheperis, C. (2002). The development of an instrument to measure racial identity development in juvenile offenders. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Skye, D. L. (2002). Arts-based guidance intervention for enhancement of empathy, locus of control, and prevention of violence. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Thompson, D. W. (2002). The development of a survey instrument to assess the counseling needs of intermediate elementary school students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Yunus, S. N. (2002). A comparison of the guidance and counseling needs of three university populations. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida..

2000

Stewart, L. N. (2000). Crisis intervention training for nurses. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Whittinghill, D. (2000). Identification of the initial curriculum components for the preparation of graduate-level substance abuse counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida..

1999

Cluxton, J. C. (1999). Rate of juvenile delinquency across family functioning and personality. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Codd, R. T. (1999). Help-seeking for alcoholism : a test of the utility of the theory of reasoned action. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Gimbel, N. M. (1999). Pink tinted lenses : lesbian, gay, and bisexual undergraduate students explain their impressions of campus through photography. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Pace, C. (1999). The influence of ritual use, institutional support, and conflict resolution style on lesbian couples’ relationship satisfaction. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida..

Pedersen, L. S. (1999). An on-line career development guidance unit for sixth-grade students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sands, T. (1999). Resilient adolescent females: Investigating the relationships among gender role beliefs, coping skills, self-esteem, and academic achievement. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Watson, J. A. (1999). The impact of attending a college orientation class on retention, persistence, and time to degree completion of first time community college students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Webb, L. D. (1999). A group counseling intervention for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1998

Alexander, P. N. (1998). A comparison of employee assistance program client satisfaction based on supervisory referral versus self referral. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Clark, M. A. (1998). The effects of a cross cultural mentoring program and diversity training on preservice teachers’ attitudes and beliefs regarding diverse students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Dell, G. M. (1998). Female mental health professionals’ feminist identity development, gender-role attitudes and coping styles. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Flax, J. A. (1998). A developmental unit featuring play media for disruptive fourth and fifth grade students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Hefty, D. L. (1998). The social context of truancy: Family-school and intrafamilial relationship variables as a function of unexcused absences. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Leeby, C. P. (1998). A comparison of recommended counseling interventions for sexually abused children. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida..

Paris, P. R. (1998). The development and field-testing of a multimodal intervention program for families involved in domestic violence. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Wilson, J. (1998). The impact of racial identity status on marital satisfaction in older African American couples. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1997

Estrada, D. (1997). Gender socialization and perceptions of family functioning. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Gallardo-Cooper, M. I. (1997). A comparison of three different home-school meeting formats conducted by mental health professionals. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Lee, S. (1997). Perceptions of developmental guidance among Korean school counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Nunn, L. L. (1997). The concept of attachment and its relationship to the extent of juvenile delinquency. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Petersen, S. (1997). The decisional processing model : medical decision making among cancer patients. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Rulien, T. T. (1997). Family paradigmatic preferences and childrearing practices of mothers differing by race and educational level. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Schwartz, R. C. (1997). The relationship among insight, illness, and psychosocial impairments in psychotic clients. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Semmes, L. S. (1997). Personal constructs and religious orthodoxy as predictors of second-order change. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1996

Broughton, E. A. (1996). The impact of informational methods among drinking college students applying the Health Belief Model. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Chadik, C. A. (1996). Child abuse risk factors for siblings of identified victims. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Pai, H.-C. (1996). Reentry difficulty, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being of Taiwanese students who have returned from the United States. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Pate, S. M. (1996). The differential impact of paradigmatic alignment and misalignment on post-divorce adjustment in divorced single-mother families. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Pepper, B. (1996). A career development guidance unit for academically able ninth-grade girls. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida..

Samson, A. W. (1996). An experimental validation of the desired loving behaviors scale. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Thomas, R. V. (1996). Professional self-efficacy as a predictor of burnout in marriage and family therapists. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Young, L. P. (1996). The differential impact of parental death on adolescent stress as determined by individual and family coping resources. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1995

Anastasia, I. (1995). The effects of socioeconomic influences and gender role on job-related personal entitlement and reward allocation patterns : a study of sex attributes. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Bostic, J. D. Jr. (1995). Knowledge, practices and opinions of college judicial affairs officers concerning student rights. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Boyd, I. S. (1995). Role conflict and role ambiguity as predictors of burnout among hospice nurses and social workers. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Camp, J. J. (1995). An examination of Holland’s theory regarding an African-American sample compared with a white sample. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Carroll, J. J. (1995). Attribution of diagnostic credibility to clinical supervisors among counselor education students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Hernandez, C. A. (1995). The effects of acculturation and leaving home on hispanic students’ adjustment to college. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Jordan, C. W. (1995). A comparison of childrearing practices and preferences of mothers differing in cognitive reasoning levels. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Lewis, L. A. (1995). Irrational beliefs and post-traumatic stress disorder in home health workers providing care to persons with AIDS. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Raup, J. L. (1995). Relationships among marital status, parenthood status, lifespan development and life satisfaction. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Sabella, R. A. (1995). The effectiveness of a developmental guidance unit and self-instruction module about sexual harassment among seventh grade students. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1994

Adams, Kathleen Naomi. Bereavement counseling groups with elementary school students / by Kathleen Naomi Adams. 1994.

A List Of Potential Dissertation Ideas On Special Education

No matter what the area of study or topic, writing a dissertation is a pretty tough task. Not only does it take several months to complete but it represents the culmination of your higher academic study on your way towards earning a master’s or a PhD and moving on to life as a professional. For this reason, it’s usually evaluated with a more critical eye than any other assignment you have ever worked on. Keeping this in mind you want be sure you pick a great idea for your dissertation topic in order to impress the review committee with something unique and interesting. Here are some great topic ideas for a dissertation on special education:

  1. Embracing inclusion methods for teaching special education. Consider the positive and negative effects of moving students with special needs away from the general population.
  2. Should all U.S. states require teachers to receive special training and certification as a means to have a larger pool of available teachers to step in when resources are limited?
  3. What are the biggest and most common challenges faced by first-year special education teachers in the United States? What resources are most need to facilitate their job?
  4. Early childhood development testing has sometimes revealed that an ineffective ESL program has resulted in several hundreds of students across the nation to be put into special education courses. What can be done to prevent this from happening?
  5. What are the biggest transition challenges faced by special education students going from high school to college? What resources need to be made available for a smooth transition?
  6. Provide a critical analysis of the exclusion method (e.g., separating special needs students) to offer a better educational experience to both students with and without special needs.
  7. What role does the family play in the education of a special needs child? Do you think there should be greater interaction between parents and teachers to foster a stable environment?
  8. How fair and balanced are special education placement tests at the high school level? Should the tests account for the number of other social and non-social factors affecting students?
  9. Provide a detailed history of special education in the United States, including financial support, community support, and the development of the program throughout the decades.
  10. Compare and contrast the different methods for meeting the needs of special education students. What have been the biggest failures? What has been the most successful?

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