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2009

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

Social work

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Social Workers Helping To Put Out The Fire : How Do Combination Fire Department Employees Work Through Occupational Stress?, Lisa Anne Rudge Aug 2009

Social Workers Helping To Put Out The Fire : How Do Combination Fire Department Employees Work Through Occupational Stress?, Lisa Anne Rudge

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This project was conducted to explore co-relational patterns between occupational stressors, coping skills, and self care practices among combination fire department employees. This population is defined as being one in which has minimal full-time coverage and relies on on-call groups during the evening and early hours of the day to respond to fire suppression and/or medically related 911 emergency calls. This qualitative study included ten participants from the New England area who all identified as being over the age of eighteen, identified as male, and could speak and read English fluently. Participants were asked to respond to demographic questions ...


The Experience Of Social Workers Who Use Thought Field Therapy Or Emotional Freedom Technique, Tara Nicotra Aug 2009

The Experience Of Social Workers Who Use Thought Field Therapy Or Emotional Freedom Technique, Tara Nicotra

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This thesis explores social workers' experiences with their use of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with their clients. These techniques, which are also known as tapping, involve tapping one's own fingers in a specific sequence on specific points on the body while tuning into undesired feelings in an effort to eliminate feelings of distress. For this study, I conducted semi-structured interviews with twelve clinical social workers. The study participants had been practicing either EFT or TFT for an average of eight years, with three years being the least amount of time that a participant had ...


Understanding The Overall Ingredients That Contribute To Satisfaction And Dissatisfaction In The Field Supervisory Relationship From The Social Work Student Perspective, Emy Fehmi Aug 2009

Understanding The Overall Ingredients That Contribute To Satisfaction And Dissatisfaction In The Field Supervisory Relationship From The Social Work Student Perspective, Emy Fehmi

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This exploratory descriptive study sought to gain an overview of the components of the field supervisory relationship that contribute to satisfaction and dissatisfaction from the social work student perspective. More specifically, this study explored student expectations, overall learning, understanding of positive elements, negative elements, and conflict present in supervisory relationships. Second year Smith College, Master of Social Work students were interviewed regarding their field placement experiences from the previous year. Qualitative questions explored student expectations of supervisory relationships, difficulties that were encountered, learning that was achieved, and student understanding of their supervisory relationship as they reflect back on their experiences ...


The Conceptualization And Integration Of Conscious Breathing Into Clinical Practice, Mia Rachel Gutfreund Aug 2009

The Conceptualization And Integration Of Conscious Breathing Into Clinical Practice, Mia Rachel Gutfreund

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

The purpose of this study was to explore how clinicians integrate conscious breathing into their practice as psychotherapists. Sixteen therapists practicing in the San Francisco Area were interviewed for this qualitative study. Participants provided rich data in terms of how they conceptualize and utilize conscious breathing techniques, as well as how they think about the place of conscious breathing within traditional "talk" therapy settings. The findings augment existing research on the topic, and provide support for the notion that conscious breathing can be used as a therapeutic technique to advance such goals as mutual regulation, emotional attunement, a sense of ...


A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Clinical Social Worker Walk Into An Inpatient Psychiatry Unit : Clinical Social Workers Uses Of Humor On An Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Sarah Elizabeth Santoro Aug 2009

A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Clinical Social Worker Walk Into An Inpatient Psychiatry Unit : Clinical Social Workers Uses Of Humor On An Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Sarah Elizabeth Santoro

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

clinical social workers uses of humor on an inpatient psychiatry unit