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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academic Strengths and Weaknesses, John S. Brookbank IV

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Children's Understanding of Kindness, Elizabeth R. Coalter

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Views Toward Mental Health: An Adolescents' Perspective, Breonna L. Davis

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The Effect of Educational Modules on Attitudes towards Disabilities, Hunter W. Greer

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The Dialogical Principle in Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Exploration of Martin Buber's "I and Thou", Matthew Martin

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Bites: Psychoeducational Handouts on Nutrition for Students in a Depression Group, Caitlin P. Powell

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The Effect of a Font Intervention for 4th and 5th Graders with Dyslexia, Steven L. Powell

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Bridging the Gap between Current Special Education Practices and Models of Best Practice in Addressing the Needs of Students with Emotional Disabilities, Mandi Simmers

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The Effect of Font Type on Sight Word Reading Performance of 4th and 5th Grade Students with Reading Disabilities, Denton S. Warburton

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Fostering Hope in Alternative Education Students Through Goal Setting, Ginger Wayland

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Effects of Executive Function Skills Instruction on Classroom Behavior, Michelle Whitham

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Change of Heart: Understanding Spirituality Following a Shift in Values or Beliefs in Young Adults, Aaron Boggs

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Creative Counseling Techniques for Elementary-Aged Children, Brian C. Caperton

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More Than Meets the Eye: Taking a Look at EMDR in Trauma-Focused Therapy, Karen M. Engelhard

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The Development of a School Psychology Relevant Parent Survey, Alexa Futcher

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Protecting the Protectors: Enhancing Emotional Well-Being in Law Enforcement, Olivia Gillies

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Primer on Perspectives and Practices of Trauma, Trevor P. Haase

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Cultivating empathy in middle school students through narrative fiction, Kane M. Hamilton

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Parents’ Perceptions of School Multidisciplinary Team Meetings and Collaboration, Brittany R. Jones

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Finding the Resilient Teacher Within: A Workshop to Address K-12 Teacher Well-Being, Laura Jones

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Analysis of African American and White American Cognitive Profiles for Language and Cultural Influences, Nicole Jones

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An Examination of the Feasibility and Impact of a Mindfulness and Nature Based Intervention For At-Risk Middle School Students, Nahal L. Khalatbari

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Exploring the Effects of Positive Behavioral Supports on Disciplinary Practices in Schools and it's Potential to Mitigate Disproportionality in Disciplinary Outcomes for African American Students, E'Lexus Emily King

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Healing Body, Healing Mind, Hayley O'Brien

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A Novel Approach: Fictional Prose as Imagined Contact for Counselors-in-Training working with Cultural Others, Bryant Logan Satterlee

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Counseling Refugees of Middle Eastern in the United States, Jennifer Semaan

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The Evaluation of Family-School Collaboration with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families, Samantha Silver

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The Experience of Reading: What Elementary Children Think of Reading, Francesca Simpson

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High Risk Drinking Concerns across College Campuses And a Look at JMU Programming, Rachel C. Tysinger

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Prescription for Critical Thinking: A Discussion of Psychotropic Medication and Counseling, Barton W. Biggs

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Academic Advising: Helping Promote the Success of College Students with College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities, Jamie P. Claytor

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Digital Natives: The Nature of Technology on College Student Mental Health, Nicole Crump

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The Effects of Mindfulness Techniques on Empathy and Emotional Control, Courtney M. Dameron

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Being Left Behind, Not Staying Behind: A Look at College-Aged African American Males, Lauren Fortune

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Transition Services in the Public School System for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Krista M. Gieseke-Smith

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The Evaluation of a Dual Language Reading Club for English Language Learner Students, Sandra M. Gonzalez

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Military Families’ Reintegration and Resiliency: An Examination of Programs and Civilian Counselor Training., Jaime Grove

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Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Women in Rural Communities: A Women’s Wellness Group, Andriana Hench

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The Evolution of Disney Princesses and their Effect on Body Image, Gender Roles, and the Portrayal of Love, Rachael Michelle Johnson

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Satisfaction of Students with Visual Impairment within Different School Settings, Jeremiah Jordan

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Advocacy in Action: A Framework for Implementation of the American Counselors Association Advocacy Competencies on a Local Level, Jeffrey M. Lown

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How Does Perfectionism Influence Anxiety in Gifted Middle School Students?, Kelsey Owens

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Investigating School Psychologists' Role in Informing Students about Their Learning Disabilities, Caitlin J. Reddy

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Impacts of Mindfulness on Disruptive Behaviors Associated with Characteristics of ADHD, Joseph L. Sims

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Emerging Adulthood: Defining the Life Stage and its Developmental Tasks, Hannah B. Trible

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After-school Programming as Intervention for Students with Disabilities, Edward D. Tynan

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Suicidal Behavior Among Elementary School Students and Current Needs in Prevention Practices: A Survey of Virginia School Counselors, Maranda K. D. VanDyke

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Self-Reported Practices of and Attitudes Toward Reading Among Elementary-Aged English Language Learners, Sarah M. Akers

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Cracking Invisible Barriers: A Focus on Mental Health Service Use among Immigrant Latinos in the United States, Evenor Alfonso Aleman

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Sense of Belonging Among Middle School Students, Alexis Carson

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Weighing In: Therapeutic Benefits of Online Communities for Individuals with Eating Disorders, Cheri L. Greenfield

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The Effects of a Social-Emotional Skills Training Program on Optimism in Elementary Students, Jessica Sheree Harris

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Serving Those Who Served: Understanding the Needs of Student Veterans, Jessica Catherine Hayden

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Identifying Academic Protective Factors in Gifted Minority Students, Janei Kimberly Jackson

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How Multiculturalism or Egalitarian Beliefs of Teachers Influence the Type of Cultural Information Gathered about English Language Learners, Anna C. Kim

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Embracing Counseling and Psychotherapy in Kenya, Faith Mueni Masambia

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Back to Nature: The Impact of Nature Relatedness on Empathy and Narcissism in the Millennial Generation, Anne Loyer Metz

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Psychosocial Needs of Children Coping with Parental Terminal Cancer in a Hospital Setting, Meredith Reed

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Healthy Living Skills Education: A 12-Module Group Intervention for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Brette Marie Stephenson

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Those who laugh, last: Exploring the use of humor as a vehicle of healing through personal reflection, theory, and practice, Eleanor Barham Whitehurst

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The initial development of a measure of cultural competence in school psychology: The Madison Assessment of Cultural Competence in School Psychology (MACCS), Nicholas Anthony Curtis

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Current Needs and Response to Suicidal Behavior at the Elementary School Level: A Survey of Virginia School Psychologists, Kelsey R. Cutchins

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Supporting the Well Being of University Student Survivors of Cancer, Janice Lewis

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Cries of the World and Joys of the Heart: A Primer for New Counselors in Community Mental Health Clinics, Patrick Lincoln

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Small Steps and Long Strides: Personal Reflections and Insights on becoming Multiculturally Competent, Sharon D. Lockaby

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Developing Competency in Counseling Survivors of Sexual Assault, Grace Meyer

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Hypnosis and Mindfulness for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Empirical and Applied Perspectives, John Lawrence Clarke

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Program Evaluation of a Suicide Prevention Walk: Finding Postvention Opportunities for Promoting Resilience in Survivors of Suicide Loss, Lisa A. Cooper Ellison

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A Public Dialogue on Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing and Prevention, Hanna Louise Foster

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Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation in the Social-Emotional Domain: A Survey of Available Resources in Schools, Marissa Ann Madalis

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Validity of the PATHS Student Evaluation as a Universal Screener: Utilization within a Social-Emotional Response to Intervention Framework, Emily Anne Smithson

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Evaluating Contemporary Sources of Stress in Middle School Teachers, Erin Thompson

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Examining the Efficacy of the Same Sky Sharing Program on Worry and Academic Performance in Military Children Experiencing Parental Deployment, Francine E. Torres

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Brains, Beads and Boulders: Trauma-Informed Sensory Interventions for Adolescents, Gini Christine Trotter

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Supporting a Parent Driven Video Self Modeling Intervention for a Student with Autsim, Lindsey Visbaras

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Building Group Resilience: A Three-Day Curriculum, Andrew Willis Garcés

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Women and Military Sexual Trauma, A Resilience Study, Lauren Sloan Zapf

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Finding Balance: School-Based Yoga Programs for the Prevention and Reduction of Anxiety, Jessica Dawn Aaron

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Recruitment and Retention of African-Americans in School Psychology in a Social Justice Context: Practitioners' Perspectives, Marlana Ashe

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Substance Abuse and School Counseling, Katherine A. Baird

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Religion, Spirituality, and School Psychology: A National Survey of Training Programs, Jessica Marie Bass

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The Relationship Between Acculturation Status, Goal Orientation, and Self-Efficacy in Adolescents, Thi Beam

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Resilience Through Attending to the Power of the Mind, Jennifer Dawn Behm

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Teachers' Perceptions of a Universal Screener and Progress Monitoring Tool within an RtI Framework, Dale Bostwick

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Trust Betrayed: Counseling Girls Who Have Been Sexually Abused by Educators, Courtney Paige Boyd

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Perceptions of Acceptability and Effectiveness of Interventions for ADHD: A Comparison of Teachers and School Psychologists, Bradley Call

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An Exploration of Two Couples Workshop Approaches: Getting the Love You Want by Imago Relationships International and The Art and Science of Love by The Gottman Institute, Dessie Morgan Canelakes

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The Effects of Mental and Physical Wellness Promotion Programs on Students’ Well-Being, Jamie Constantz

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Study Strategies in High School Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Mikaela Renee Cribbs

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Giving a voice to adolescents Hip-Hop Therapy: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent,”Victor Hugo., Amanda Gaye Francis

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Grief and Resilience in Children and Families: Resources for Counseling Professionals, Parents, and Children, Ashley Smith Hall

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Extra-curricular Activity Participation and Psychological School Engagement in Ethnically Diverse Middle School Students, Andrew Intagliata

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Attachment and Resilience in Military Families Throughout the Deployment Cycle, Jason A. Kacmarski

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Tending to the Wound: Understanding the Functions of Cutting as a Coping Mechanism for Adolescent Females, Lisa Anne Moore

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There Is No Such Thing as an Ex-Marine: Understanding the Psychological Journey of Combat Veterans, Melinda A. Morgan

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Comprehensive Directory of Mental Health Services 2010: A Tool for Collaboration in Providing Services, Glennys Heatwole Shouey

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Curriculum for Parents of Children in Foster Care Who Are Working to Achieve Reunification, Andrea Lynn Skaflen

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Gender Identity Construction with Transsexuals Experiencing Liminality: A Case Study and Considerations for Counselors, Sarah Miller Spence

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In the Trenches: Strategies for Effective Work with Troubled Youth, James Tavenner

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Separated by Distance, but Never by Heart: A Guide for Elementary and Middle School Counselors Working with Military Children, Mica Ball