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The Effects Of Music Therapy On Individuals Suffering From Psychiatric Disorders: A Literature Review And Look Into Future Prospects, Zachary J. Krauss 2019 Cedarville University

The Effects Of Music Therapy On Individuals Suffering From Psychiatric Disorders: A Literature Review And Look Into Future Prospects, Zachary J. Krauss

Musical Offerings

Music therapy is a field of psychology and psychotherapy that exists under the broad field of study known as expressive arts therapy. This form of therapy is experiential in nature, and it gives participants vehicles through which they can tell their stories and share their emotions while actively exploring their thoughts. Music therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for a myriad of psychological disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and schizophrenia. In order to grant a base level of understanding, research was conducted examining the methods and approaches used in music therapy, along with the psychological and ...


Conflict In The Multicultural Counseling Classroom: Counselor Educators’ Experiences, Marsha J. Milan, Corinne W. Bridges 2019 Palo Alto University, Los Altos

Conflict In The Multicultural Counseling Classroom: Counselor Educators’ Experiences, Marsha J. Milan, Corinne W. Bridges

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

We gathered data from counselor educators to study their experiences with emotionally charged exchanges while teaching multicultural counseling. We then used descriptive phenomenology and an ecological systems framework to reveal the emotions counselor educators experienced and the outcomes of the exchanges. We discuss the implications of our findings for counselor preparation programs and educators.


Impact Of Combat Experience On Adult Learning For Students Enrolled At Liberty University In Spring 2019, Stephany Dawn Pracht 2019 Liberty University

Impact Of Combat Experience On Adult Learning For Students Enrolled At Liberty University In Spring 2019, Stephany Dawn Pracht

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation joins an active conversation in the behavioral sciences regarding the challenges of assimilating the adult experienced trauma into the adult education setting. This quantitative study employed a nonexperimental, causal-comparative research design to explore the perceptions of current and former combat-experienced military students about their academic experiences. By exploring the needs in higher education that are concerning and prevalent among those who have experienced active combat, this paper discusses the effects of the combat experience on current and former military members as they seek to acclimate to the academic world. This study was guided by Malcolm Knowles’s idea ...


Spiritual Direction & Soul Care: Embracing God's Presence In Your Practice, John C. Thomas 2019 Liberty University

Spiritual Direction & Soul Care: Embracing God's Presence In Your Practice, John C. Thomas

John C. Thomas

No abstract provided.


Strategies & Techniques To Treat Shame, John C. Thomas 2019 Liberty University

Strategies & Techniques To Treat Shame, John C. Thomas

John C. Thomas

No abstract provided.


Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools, Anna A. Berardi PhD., Brenda Morton, EdD. 2019 George Fox University

Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools, Anna A. Berardi Phd., Brenda Morton, Edd.

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This textbook represents the combined insight and experience of Morton, a k12 educator, and Berardi, a psychotherapist, both of whom are also university educators with extensive work experience serving districts and their teachers seeking to incorporate trauma-informed principles into their school culture and classroom. The authors identify that the field of education is now ready to deepen its level of response to the paradigm shift created by advances in neuroscience and traumatology. Hence, the primary focus is on identifying and applying trauma-informed educator competencies needed to transform districts, schools, educators, classrooms, and the field of education itself, while also including ...


Weaving A Colorful Life Tapestry: Serene Gratitude, Post-Traumatic Growth, And Breast Cancer, Courtney B. Daly 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Weaving A Colorful Life Tapestry: Serene Gratitude, Post-Traumatic Growth, And Breast Cancer, Courtney B. Daly

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

This literature review will serve as the foundation for a book proposal detailing my own life story. Every life is a beautiful tapestry woven together of colorful threads, each representing a unique component of an individual’s experience. Trauma and adversity of some sort are undoubtedly part of every tapestry, and mine is no different. Using my personal experience with breast cancer, I examine the concept of post-traumatic growth, recognizing that stress and growth often co-exist and do not negate each other. Cancer is widely recognized as a trauma and is unique because of the threat of recurrence, meaning that ...


Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Community College Student-Athletes, Nicole Meulemans, Jon Lim, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa 2019 Dakota County Technical College

Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Community College Student-Athletes, Nicole Meulemans, Jon Lim, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa

Katelyn Romsa

A decision to attend college is based on many academic and athletic factors. Identifying factors most influential in college selection is beneficial to college administrators, recruiters, and coaches, and will ultimately influence recruitment, retention, and short and long-term strategic plans of an institution. This study examined factors influencing the college choice decisions of community college student-athletes in the Midwestern United States. Participants for this study were composed of 107 student-athletes (59 males and 48 females) from 19 community colleges in the Midwest regions of the National Junior College Athletic Conference (NJCAC). This study discovered that the three most significant factors ...


Development And Initial Psychometric Properties Of The Integrated Care Competency Scale For Counselors, Bridget Asempapa, Reuben S. Asempapa 2019 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Development And Initial Psychometric Properties Of The Integrated Care Competency Scale For Counselors, Bridget Asempapa, Reuben S. Asempapa

Bridget Asempapa

This study provides the development phases and initial psychometric evaluation of the Integrated Care Competency Scale (ICCS) with sample (n = 243). Specifically, quantitative methods with graduate counseling students were used in this study. The ICCS through a three-phase study process was honed to 65 items and broadly assesses graduate counseling students’ perceived competencies in integrated care. Phase 1 reports on item generation and issues related to content validity, Phase 2 describes the results of a pilot study and preliminary psychometric properties, and Phase 3 discusses the exploratory factor analysis, and further psychometric properties conducted to assess the usefulness and reliability ...


An Exploratory Investigation About Graduate Counseling Students’ Perceived Competencies In Integrated Care, Bridget Asempapa Ph.D. 2019 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

An Exploratory Investigation About Graduate Counseling Students’ Perceived Competencies In Integrated Care, Bridget Asempapa Ph.D.

Bridget Asempapa

Integrated care is a holistic treatment modality that increases collaborative efforts between primary care and mental health providers. Support for integrated care is evident, but the development of counselors for this level of care is limited. This study examined graduate counseling students’ (N = 243) perceived competencies about integrated care. Additionally, the study shares findings regarding students’ experiences, useful skills, and concerns about their work in integrated care settings. The results from this study suggest that students have encouraging perceived competencies. However, there were indications that specific contextual challenges remain, but exposure to integrated care training will be valuable. Implications for ...


Analysis Of A Standardized Suicide Intervention Training For Counselor Trainees, Laura Shannonhouse, Amanda D. Rumsey, Nikki Elston, Mary Chase Mize, Jennifer Hightower, Yung-Wei Lin 2019 Georgia State University

Analysis Of A Standardized Suicide Intervention Training For Counselor Trainees, Laura Shannonhouse, Amanda D. Rumsey, Nikki Elston, Mary Chase Mize, Jennifer Hightower, Yung-Wei Lin

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

The present study evaluates the impact of an evidence-based suicide intervention model and how pedagogical practices of counselor education programs may prepare counselors-in-training (CIT) to respond to clients who are considering suicide. Using content analysis to explore pre and post-training data, the researchers examined the impact of the 14-hour evidence-based Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on 54 CITs (76% female, 24% male; 58% White, 20% African American, 11% Latinx/Hispanic, 11% Other), with a mean age of 30 years (SD =8.6). Further data were collected 6 months later, after CITs had the opportunity to utilize suicide intervention skills ...


Relational Cultural Theory: A Guiding Framework For Study Abroad Experiences, Janee R. Avent Harris, Syntia S. Dietz, Loni Crumb 2019 East Carolina University

Relational Cultural Theory: A Guiding Framework For Study Abroad Experiences, Janee R. Avent Harris, Syntia S. Dietz, Loni Crumb

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Faculty led-study abroad programs promote cultural competence and professional and personal development for students. However, students from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups do not participate in these experiences at the same rate as students from majority cultures. Counselor educators must seek ways to recruit diverse populations to promote equity in and access to international education experiences. Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) provides a guiding framework for counselor educators to diversify study abroad programs while also attending to cultural and power dynamics. Implications for counselor educators and recommendations for future research are also included.


Social Justice Advocacy Training: An Innovative Certificate Program For Counselor Education, Katherine A. Feather, Tiffany M. Bordonada, Kimberly A. Nelson, Kathy M. Evans Ph.D 2019 Northern Arizona University

Social Justice Advocacy Training: An Innovative Certificate Program For Counselor Education, Katherine A. Feather, Tiffany M. Bordonada, Kimberly A. Nelson, Kathy M. Evans Ph.D

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

The authors outline an innovative certificate program that promotes the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC; Ratts, Singh, Massar-McMillan, Butler, & McCullough, 2015) and how counselor education programs can commit to a social justice approach. In addition, the authors provide a detailed summary of the certificate program that requires counselors-in-training to move beyond a multicultural understanding of diverse cultural worldviews so that they commit to becoming social change agents and take action on issues of equality and justice. Limitations and implications for counselor educators are presented.


Problem-Based Learning In Human Growth & Development Counselor Education, Javier F. Casado Pérez Ph.D. NCC, Elliot Witherspoon LPC 2019 Portland State University

Problem-Based Learning In Human Growth & Development Counselor Education, Javier F. Casado Pérez Ph.D. Ncc, Elliot Witherspoon Lpc

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

As a core curricular standard that applies to all Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, 2015) accredited programs, human growth and development can present unique challenges for the teaching professional. In this article, we present an in-class activity grounded in problem-based learning that uniquely lends itself to the task of supporting medium-to-large classrooms in learning about human growth and development.


A Phenomenological Study Of The Experiences Of Master’S Level Students Of Color In Counseling Programs, Melanie Varney, Catherine Y. Chang, Rafe McCullough, Mary Huffstead, Jennifer Smith 2019 University of Florida

A Phenomenological Study Of The Experiences Of Master’S Level Students Of Color In Counseling Programs, Melanie Varney, Catherine Y. Chang, Rafe Mccullough, Mary Huffstead, Jennifer Smith

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

This qualitative study investigated the training experiences of 12 students of color in CACREP-accredited master’s level counseling programs using semi-structured phenomenological interviews. The 12 participants identified as Asian American (n = 2), Japanese American (n = 1), Chinese (n = 1), Black (n = 1), African American (n = 1), Latino and/or Hispanic (n = 3), and multiracial (n = 3). We used interpretive phenomenological analysis and identified three main themes: cultural marginalization; biculturalism; and safe or counter-hegemonic relationships. Training implications for counselor education programs are provided.


Person-Centered Supervision: A Realistic Approach To Practice Within Counselor Education, Lindsay P. Talley, Leslie Jones 2019 University of North Texas

Person-Centered Supervision: A Realistic Approach To Practice Within Counselor Education, Lindsay P. Talley, Leslie Jones

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

In a counselor’s development, supervision is a necessary and integral part of the process to forming a professional counseling identity. Just as multiple counseling theories exist to provide a conceptual framework for the process, so too do multiple supervision theories exist to help guide the supervision experience. Based upon the work of Carl Rogers, a person-centered approach to supervision centers on two main themes: the process and the relationship (Rice, 1980). Throughout this article, the themes of process and relationship as well as the fit of person- centered supervision within a counselor education program are explored. A case example ...


Spiritual Direction & Soul Care: Embracing God's Presence In Your Practice, John C. Thomas 2019 Liberty University

Spiritual Direction & Soul Care: Embracing God's Presence In Your Practice, John C. Thomas

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Strategies & Techniques To Treat Shame, John C. Thomas 2019 Liberty University

Strategies & Techniques To Treat Shame, John C. Thomas

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Depression In Black Men: One Church’S Solution, Dwayne T. Baskin 2019 Liberty University

Depression In Black Men: One Church’S Solution, Dwayne T. Baskin

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation examines the Black Church’s influence on Pentecostal African-American men who are depressed, and how the church may assist these men to heal from the wounds of despair through a Pentecostal experience. While many Pentecostal African-American men have matriculated through the ranks of leadership, establishing successful businesses, churches, ministries, and organizational denominations; they are teetering on the edge of an emotional and spiritual breakdown. Researchers have found that African-American men are understudied and underdiagnosed as it pertains to depression. Eight African-American Pentecostal men were interviewed and given questionnaires to examine how depression affected them while maintaining leadership roles ...


Psychological And Behavioral Outcomes Identified In The Strong Black Woman, Nelina Renee Moffett 2019 Liberty University

Psychological And Behavioral Outcomes Identified In The Strong Black Woman, Nelina Renee Moffett

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative was to explore psychological and behavioral outcomes identified by Black women who identify as Strong Black Women (SBW) using grounded theory. The following chapters emphasized the realities of psychological and behavioral responses of SBW as it related to interactions with their social environment. As part of this study, fifteen participants responded to semi-structured open-ended interviews, which was coded based on reoccurring themes, pattern recognition, and content analysis. Results identified prevalent themes specific to this population of strong Black women. The introduction of loneliness as an underexplored psychological theme resulted from participant interviews. Behavioral themes introduced ...


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