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2009

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Resilience

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Lost And Found : Resilience Approaches That Helped The Vietnamese Residents Of Biloxi, Mississippi In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina, Bao Chau Van Sep 2009

Lost And Found : Resilience Approaches That Helped The Vietnamese Residents Of Biloxi, Mississippi In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina, Bao Chau Van

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Vietnamese American residents of Biloxi, Mississippi were impacted heavily by Hurricane Katrina; many are still recovering from the losses caused by the storm. Stories in the news media and academia have discussed the strengths and resilience in the Vietnamese communities post Hurricane Katrina. However, no authors discuss in detail the resilience factors that helped the survivors. The purpose of this study is to use post-Hurricane Katrina as an exemplar to understand the experience of the Vietnamese community in Biloxi, Mississippi. The researcher intended to explore the protective factors that survivors use to help rebuild their lives. The study used existing ...


A Follow-Up Study Exploring The Transformative Effects Of Wilderness Therapy On Adolescents With Histories Of Trauma : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs, Albany, Oregon, George Carter Herrity Aug 2009

A Follow-Up Study Exploring The Transformative Effects Of Wilderness Therapy On Adolescents With Histories Of Trauma : A Project Based Upon An Investigation At Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs, Albany, Oregon, George Carter Herrity

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This quantitative, quasi-experimental study examined 57 adolescents, ages 13 to 18, who attended the Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Program 21-day trek. The program is based in Albany, Oregon. The purpose of this study was to conduct a follow-up to Ganapol's (2008) study in order to further assess the treatment modality, wilderness therapy, through the lens of trauma. More specifically, this study focused on wilderness therapy's potential to act as a transformative experience for adolescents with histories of trauma. For use in this research, the phenomenological term, transformative experience, corresponds to a decrease in trauma symptomatology, an increase in ...


The Air That I Breathe : How Buddhist Practice Supports Psychotherapists In The Midst Of Vicarious Trauma And Burnout, Simone Lichty Aug 2009

The Air That I Breathe : How Buddhist Practice Supports Psychotherapists In The Midst Of Vicarious Trauma And Burnout, Simone Lichty

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This qualitative study sought to explore whether Buddhist practice is supportive to psychotherapists at risk for developing burnout and vicarious trauma. Eleven psychotherapists, practicing within the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, were interviewed. They were asked to reflect upon the risks and benefits of their clinical work and their work environments. Participants were Masters level clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds, with caseloads including at least three individuals with a trauma history. Participants identified inspiring aspects of their work, as well as aspects of their work they find discouraging or stressful. Participants were asked how they cope with work related stressors ...


Making Hope And Hard Work Matter : What Does It Take To Be An African-American Male And A High Achieving Senior At An Urban Public High School, Lashauna Cutts Aug 2009

Making Hope And Hard Work Matter : What Does It Take To Be An African-American Male And A High Achieving Senior At An Urban Public High School, Lashauna Cutts

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

The purpose of this exploratory, flexible methods study was to understand how high-achieving urban African-American male high school students are able to excel despite environmental factors faced at school, home, and in their community. The research questions that guided this study are: (1) what impact do the school, peer, family, and community environments have on the resiliency of high-achieving Black male youth who attend a school in a high poverty area? (2) What relationships and support systems shape the behaviors, attitudes, and aspirations of African-American male students who reside in an urban environment? The sample pool was comprised of sixteen ...