Recent Dissertation Topics

Selected Dissertations 2007-2012 

  • How Do Therapists Ally with Adolescents in the Context of Family Therapy? An Examination of Relational Control Communication Patterns (Cristina Muñiz de la Pena, PhD)
  • Counselor Hypothesis Testing Strategies: The Use of Heuristics (Nadia D’Iuso, PhD)
  • Do You See What I See? Testing the Effects of Race and Social Class on Therapists‟ Recognition of and Attributions for Intimate Partner Violence (Susana Blanco, PhD)
  • The Credibility of Psychotherapy: Psychological Reactance and Chinese Students' Impressions of Directive and Nondirective Approaches (Junhong Cao, PhD)
  • The Relationship Between Social Norms Perceptions, Control Orientation, and College Student Health Risk Behaviors (Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD)
  • The Research Training Environment and Research Relevant Outcomes: An Investigation of the Mediating Effects (Eric Deemer, PhD)
  • Women’s Ways of Knowing Each Other: Class Differences and the Therapeutic Process (Pamela Lehman, PhD)
  • Measure of Supervision Structure: Instrument Development (Ross Gubrud, PhD)
  • The Effects of Stigma Consciousness on Gay and Lesbian Individuals' Perceptions of Heterosexist Counselors (Eric Podchaski, PhD)
  • The Relation of Secondary Traumatization to Therapists' Perceptions of the Working Alliance with Sex Offenders (Melissa Carmel, PhD)
  • Predicting College Adjustment: The Contribution of Generation Status and Parental Attachment (Natashia Brown, PhD)
  • The Interactive Effects of White Therapists’ Racial Ambivalence, Client Race, and Client Behavior on Therapists’ Clinical Impressions (Kari Taylor, PhD)
  • The Relation of Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Perceived Career Barriers to Vocational Exploratory Behavior (Amy Tully, PhD)
  • The Roles of Maladaptive Perfectionism and Self-Esteem in the Relationship Between Perceived Incompetence and Disordered Eating (Amanda Ferrier, PhD)
  • Alone on the Range: Does Dismissing Attachment Style, Masculine Ideology, and Alexithymia Predict Men’s Fears of Intimacy in Romantic Relationships? (Kristin Talka, PhD)
  • Relation of Multiracial Identity Statuses to Psychosocial Functioning and Life Satisfaction (Krista Damann, PhD)
  • Perfectionism and Coping in Collegiate Athletes (Abby Barr, PhD)
  • Socially-prescribed Perfectionism as a Moderator of the Relation Between Public Self-Consciousness and Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Pathology in Women (Marilyn McKee, PhD)
  • The Effects of Message Framing on College Students’ Career Decision-Making (Denny Tansley, PhD)
  • The Effects of Optimism and Coping Strategies on Quality of Life for Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Puspa Das, PhD)
  • Three Perspectives on the Therapeutic Alliance in Family Therapy: A Qualitative-Quantitative Study (Michael Beck, PhD)
  • The Relation of Managers' Perceptions of their Leadership Styles to Parenting Styles in their Families of Origin (Meredith Lyon, PhD)