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Key Elements Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cheryl A. Nickelson Jan 2013

Key Elements Of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cheryl A. Nickelson

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this study was to explore the research question: what are the key elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that make it effective when working with people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Using a qualitative design, 6 participants from mental health agencies in Twin Cities, MN were interviewed. A semi-structured interview of fourteen questions was used based on the literature review to further explore the research question. Findings suggest that there is not one main element that makes DBT effective when using DBT with people with a diagnosis of BPD, but several elements that come ...


Women’S Experiences Of Birth Trauma And Postpartum Mental Health, Ashley Ashbacher Jan 2013

Women’S Experiences Of Birth Trauma And Postpartum Mental Health, Ashley Ashbacher

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Approximately a third of childbearing women report their birth experience as traumatic (Ford, Ayers, & Bradley, 2010). This experience is subjective and what qualifies as trauma varies among the women who report it. Research surrounding birth trauma is primarily quantitative in nature and does not fully address the personal and emotional experience of birth trauma. The goal of this study was to examine the thoughts and emotional experiences among women who self-identified as having a traumatic birth. Qualitative interviews were conducted with nine women who reported the birth of at least one child as traumatic. Interviews focused on participants’ birth stories ...