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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Sojourners in this place: An explanatory sequential mixed-methods study examining foreign-born and immigrant experiences of acculturation and professional identity development in counseling, Mina Attia

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A sequential explanatory mixed methods exploration of practitioner use, development, and satisfaction of theoretical paradigms in sport psychology, Christopher E. Bilder

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Improving parent-child interactions and generalized problem-solving skills in families of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder through adapted parent child interaction therapy, Carly Bobal

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Using an eye-tracking training paradigm to teach responsiveness to joint attention, Allison C. Brandmark

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Beyond words: Expressive arts therapy in individual and group process in recovery from trauma, Agnes Carbrey

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Development of a school boredom proneness scale for children, Taylor Carrington

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The effects of adenosine antagonists on vigilant attention in sleep restricted rats, Morgan Crewe

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School psychologists’ current practice, training, and interest in the integration of substance abuse training as part of the mental health profession, Margaret Dassira

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Addressing anxiety in college: A mindfulness group for use in college counseling centers, Sarah Deprey-Severance

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Simultaneous Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) interventions using distance coaching: A pilot study, Kirstin Drucker

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Traumatic brain injury and the transition to college, Kaylor Duncan

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Parental acceptance project: Affirming gender variant youth, Shelley Faulkner

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An initial development of a hardiness scale for elementary school students, Stephen Ferrara

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The credentialed workforce: Examining success rates across short-term noncredit training programs aligned with industry credentials, Rochelle Fisher

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High school teachers’ roles and needs in addressing students experiencing trauma, Katherine Flemister

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Building Teachers’ emotional competence: A transactional training model, Caroline Fulton

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The use of behavior skills training and behaviorally based interventions in memory care, Claire Gallagher

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Attachment in middle childhood among foster and adopted children: Preliminary validation of a behavioral observation system, Somer George

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Educators' perceptions of the process and implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS): A case study, Lyndsay Greene

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Student teachers perceptions and knowledge of school psychology, Ryan Harting

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Developing a Multi-Dimensional Measure of Growth Mindset for School Improvement, Thomas Hartka

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Using video-prompting and BST to promote social skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alexa Ina

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Cultivating the sustainably gendered self, Patrick Kenny

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School-based mindfulness intervention for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Richard Krogmann

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The EI Leadership Model: From Theory and Research to Real World Application, Kelly Dyjak LeBlanc

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Inter-professional collaboration between local departments of Social Services and schools for children in foster care: Current practices and needs, Stephanie McGrew

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Bridging the gap: The collaboration of mental health services and the juvenile justice system, Gregory Medley

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Pain-related fear: Metacognitive and health belief predictors of cogniphobia, Maddison Miles

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Rapid demand curves: Reward valuation using behavioral economics, Charles Nastos

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Are all cognitive items equally prone to position effects? Exploring the relationships among item features and position effects, Thai Quang Ong

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The effects of timbre on perceptual grouping in a melodic sequence, Thomas Rohaly

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Test emotions, value, and self-efficacy: A longitudinal model predicting examinee effort and performance on a low-stakes test, Paulius Satkus

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Current practices and opinions of school psychologists: Early childhood psychological assessment, Sarah Stout

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Let the Church say amen! A qualitative study exploring the experiences of African American pastors providing mental health support, Tiffanie D. Sutherlin

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Expanding instruction of human sexuality in counselor education, Rachel Willard

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Posterior predictive model checking of local misfit for Bayesian Confirmatory factor analysis, Chi Hang Au

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Contributory factors of well-being in new mothers: An exploratory study, Molly Bowman

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The application of the specific learning disability exclusionary clause as practiced by Virginia school psychologists, Kaitlynn Carter

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A new paradigm for improvement: Student-faculty partnership in learning outcomes assessment, Nicholas A. Curtis

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An exploration of a mentoring program on the experiences of African-American students at a predominately white institution, Cierra Davis

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Gratitude in relationships: A study on gratitude, attachment, and relationship satisfaction, Brittany D. Dioszeghy

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Mental toughness, well-being, and coach-created motivational climate within collegiate athletics, Chad Doerr

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Evaluating the benefits of art therapy interventions with grieving children, Meagan Dye

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Applied behavior analysis function based procedures contribute to parent child interaction therapy child outcomes, Melissa Grant

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Beyond motivation: Differences in score meaning between assessment conditions, Nikole Gregg

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Seminar in paraphilic disorders, Kim E. Hall

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The kids are (going to be) alright: Authorship of a post-divorce narrative, Caroline Hamby

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The influence of covariate measurement error on treatment effect estimates and numeric balance diagnostics following several common methods of propensity score matching: A simulation study, Heather D. Harris

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Hell on Earth: An exploration into what drives evil, Samuel Taylor Hogan

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Evaluating rater effects in the context of ethical reasoning essay assessment: An application of the many-facets rasch measurement model, Madison A. Holzman

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Envisioning a future for professional counseling: A qualitative study of counselor educator perspectives on professional distinction, Michael Horst

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Understanding truancy as a precursor to dropout in a rural environment, Katelyn Hughes

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Student engagement and learning gains: Self-reports, direct measures, and instrument specificity, Christopher Kerr

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The ART of couple satisfaction, Kristy Koser

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The school psychologist’s role in the problem solving process: How assessment can inform intervention, Rachel Larkin

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Diverse students’ perceptions of the proactive circle process in a restorative practice intervention, Shana M. Little

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Rapport during the assessment process: A survey of school psychologists, Ebony Mason

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Screening for Dementia: An examination of subscale relative importance, Emily F. Matusz

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Mental health literacy: Investigating adolescents’ knowledge of depression and professional sources of help, Jessica A. Meeks

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Hear me when I’m well: A convergent parallel mixed methods study of Psychiatric Advance Directives in Virginia, Anne Metz

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The power of one: How promoting positive student-teacher relationships in the classroom can impact teacher wellness and burnout, Alexis Morse

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Developing college transition supports using student perceptions: Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Arsenio Moss

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Neuro-cognitive factors in adolescent psychotherapy, Jean F. Ndzana

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The effects of alcohol priming and alcohol-related cues on subsequent alcohol preferences, Kathleen R. Owens

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Constant connection: College students’ smartphones attachment and close relationship attachments across domains, Angela M. Pezzella

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From critical to CALM: The development and implementation of a brief unified mindfulness workshop for college students, Mandi Eggenberger Quay and Mandi Quay

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Mental health care for the homeless, John D. Rogers

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Attentional processing: Replication and extension of selection bias as a predictor of intertemporal choice behavior, Dylan Rutter

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An exploration of the collegiate coach-athlete relationship and its impact on female athlete attitudes and behaviors toward disordered eating and body image, Bridget E. Smith

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In search of equality: Developing an equal interval Likert response scale, Elisabeth M. Spratto

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The cost of caring: Emergency department nurses, compassion fatigue, and the need for resilience training, Amelia Walton

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A growth mindset intervention in female collegiate athletes, Cierra LaTrice Williams

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Discounting in the pigeon: Food-specified conditioned reinforcers, Matthew Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A mixed methods study of a psychoeducational attachment-based intervention for families experiencing separation and loss, Kelly C. Atwood

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Building social support: A mixed methods study exploring how college students self-disclose emotions with others in order to build social support, Aimee Brickner

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The effect of in vivo coaching on therapist behavior management skills, Leslie E. Brittain

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Exploring students' perceptions of academic strengths and weaknesses, John S. Brookbank IV

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Inventory of legal knowledge: An examination of psychometric properties in an inpatient psychiatric setting, Kristen T. Campbell

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The effect of journey around the world curriculum on prosocial behavior in elementary school children: A pilot study, Jae Seung Cha

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Incorporating visual communication desensitization in the treatment of depression in women with sexual trauma histories, Nino Chkhaidze

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Children's understanding of kindness, Elizabeth R. Coalter

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Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption in adult rats, Charles M. Cowan II

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Exploring rehabilitation adherence and the motivational climate created by athletic trainers: A mixed methods approach, Kaleb W. Cusack

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The influences of musical training and spectral centroid on perceptual interactions of pitch and timbre, Heather Daly

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Views toward mental health: An adolescents' perspective, Breonna L. Davis

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Using multiple imputation to mitigate the effects of low examinee motivation on estimates of student learning, Kelly J. Foelber

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MEPI, BEVI, and EI leadership: Implications and applications for global leadership assessment and development, Whitney Giesing

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The effect of educational modules on attitudes towards disabilities, Hunter W. Greer

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Explaining unintended consequences of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior procedures using behavioral momentum theory, Meghan C. Herr

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Color-grapheme synesthesia: A study of population prevalence, Christopher Hill

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Evaluating the performance of propensity score matching methods: A simulation study, Jessica N. Jacovidis

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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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Student learning gains in higher education: A longitudinal analysis with faculty discussion, Catherine E. Mathers

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Dreams: A unified theory approach, Chance McDermott

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I Can Thrive!: Fostering Well-Being in Adolescent Girls via the Unified Approach, Jennifer L. Mills

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Retrospective versus prospective measurement of examinee motivation in low-stakes testing contexts: A moderated mediation model, Aaron J. Myers

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The impact of fertility cues on intrasexual competition and threat perception, Grant Ostrander

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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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Student engagement and post-college outcomes: A comparison of formative and reflective models, Courtney Sanders