Recent Dissertation Topics

Selected Dissertations from 2007 

  • 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)
  • Women’s Ways of Knowing Each Other: Class Differences and the Therapeutic Process (Pamela Lehman, 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)
  • Three Perspectives on the Therapeutic Alliance in Family Therapy: A Qualitative-Quantitative Study (Michael Beck, PhD)
  • Does Self-Care Moderate the Relation of Stress to the Quality of Life of Women Doctoral Students in Professional Psychology? (Erin Ayala, PhD)
  • The Effects of Acculturative Factors and Academic Self-Efficacy on International Students' Psychological Adjustment (Jeremy Bissram, PhD)
  • The Effects of College Self-Efficacy and Belongingness on Adjustment to College in First Generation College Students (Christopher Connacher, PhD)
  • Does the Supervisory Working Alliance Moderate Psychotherapy Trainee's Personal Distress Empathy and Trait Arousability as Predictors of Vicarious Traumatization? (Jill DelTosta, PhD)
  • Contributions of Personality, Acculturation/Enculturation and Perceived Racial Discrimination to Social Anxiety among Chinese Immigrants: A Context-Specific Assessment (Ke Fang, PhD)
  • Understanding Whites' Colorblind Racial Attitudes: The Role of Intergroup Anxiety and Psychological Flexibility (Alexa Hanus, PhD)
  • The Mediating Effect of Self-Awareness in the Relations of Self-Compassion and Training Variables to Therapist Self-Efficacy (I-Ching Grace Hung, PhD)
  • Investigating Counselor Training Environment, Awareness of Privilege, and Social Dominance Orientation as Predictors of Counselor Trainees' Self-Reported Multicultural Competencies (Melanie Lantz, PhD)
  • Exploring U.S. Imperialist Influences on Bicultural Koreans' Identity Negotiation: A Qualitative Study (Minsun Lee, PhD)
  • Supervisee Avoidant Attachment and Supervisors' Use of Relational Behavior: Contributions to the Working Alliance (Katharine Shaffer, PhD)
  • Relation of Therapeutic Alliance to Retention in Eight Cases of Brief Strategic Family Therapy (Alyson Sheehan, PhD)