The theses presented here include those from both current and former students in the Department of Counselor Education.

The Department of Counselor Education has been collecting their theses digitally since 2005.

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Theses from 2014

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Maladaptive Behavior in College Students and Breaking Student Codes of Conduct, Kristin C. Dauenhauer

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The Long-Term Effects of Homophobia-Related Trauma for LGB Men and Women, Eric L. Goodwin

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Investigating the Perceived Needs and Barriers upon Release from a County Correctional Facility Between Two Age Groups, Amanda Knipfing

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Teacher Involvement with the Dignity for All Students Act, Kerry R. McMillan

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Do Parents Use of DBT Skills Change After a 12 Week Parent/Adolescent DBT Skills Group?, Danielle M. Powell

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Examining Student Satisfaction with the Student Services Center at a Local Community College, Natasja Rudge

Theses from 2013

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Creating Effective Mentoring Relationships with Urban Youth, Renee Abbott

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Impact of Co-occurring Treatment Program on Participant Perceived Quality of Life, Randi Greenberg Barrell

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Freshman Transition and the Effect of RTI Programming on Academic Performance, Meredith Boylan

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Perceptions of Middle School Students and Parents on the Effectiveness of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, John Brewer

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Factors Related to Low Student Turnout for Career Development Services in a Community College: A Qualitative Study, David Cota-Buckhout

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Chemical Dependency Counselors’ Perceived Countertransference and its Relationship to Personal Experience With Substance Use, Megan Davis

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The Impact of Group Counseling on the Stress of High School Seniors Who Are Uncertain About Their Post Secondary Plan, Kevin Donohue

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Opportunity Program Counselors’ Perspectives on Factors Affecting Student Retention and Attrition, Anne Hasler

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The Student Experience of In School and Out of School Suspension, Jessica M. James

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The Impact of Group Counseling on Students Who Have Been Identified as Adolescent Female Relational Aggressors, Michelle C. Jones

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The Relationship Between Physical Illness, Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency, Steven Kassirer

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Utilizing Individual Counseling in Conjunction with Disciplinary Actions, Brandon McKnight

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The Impact of Contemplative Practices on Anxiety Level of Middle School Students, Keri Neadom

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Impact of Group Counseling on Transfer Student’s Grade Point Average and Attendance, Jodie M. Overstrom

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Counselor Burnout and Self-Care Within an Outpatient Mental Health Agency, Amanda Regan

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Shining From Within: The Effect of Group Counseling on the Self-esteem of Students in Individualized Education Programs, Lindsay J. Rollo

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The Impact of Mindfulness on Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Children: A Quantitative Study, Stephanie Skorman Cicero

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Bridging The Transition From Middle School To High School, Rozetta Smith

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Mental Health Awareness Among Parents in an Urban High School, Nicole Taylor

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The Effectiveness of Group Counseling on the Self-Esteem of Adolescent Girls, Elissa Townsend

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Group Versus Individual Therapy in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Finding Interventions that Work, Cailley Wayman

Theses from 2012

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Therapist’s Perceptions of Self-Care, Stephanie Catlin-Rakoski

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Teachers Perceptions of Interventions for Children with Autism in a School Setting, Carli M. Cavanaugh

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Spirituality: A Tool for Professional School Counselors Working in an Urban Secondary Setting, Alexander M. Clark

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Obstacles to Attending Treatment in an Urban Mental Health Clinic: A Client’s Perspective Approach to Identifying Factors Influencing Treatment Attendance, Nicholas M. Delaney

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The Effectiveness of Character Education Programs in Middle and High Schools, Chelsea E. Graff

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Teacher Knowledge of School Counselor Responsibilities, Laura G. Hale

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Investigating Burnout at a County Mental Health Agency, David B. Luce

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Dropout: Students leaving urban high schools prior to graduation, Jeffrey K. Mangini

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Parents’ Perceptions of Factors Influencing Student’s Attendance, Amy L. Powell

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The Impact of Group Counseling on the Self-Esteem Levels of Students Who Have Been Identified as the Targets of Bullying Aggressors, Christine D. Reber

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Relationships Between Pain Treatments and Substance Use at a VA Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program, Jesse Quinn Williams

Theses from 2011

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Teacher’s Perceptions and Awareness of Cyberbullying Among Middle School Students, Andrew Beringer

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Teacher Perceptions of the School Counselors Role, Jenna M. Marchetta

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Urban High School Climate: Students’ Perceptions of Bullying and Homophobic Remarks in School, Joseph Navarra

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Factors That Influence School Counselor Burnout, Michael Nobles

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Teacher Perceptions of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model in an Urban Setting, Bryan O. Rivera

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Disclosure of Disability Status of College Students With Disabilities, Janine M. Rowe

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Assessing the Counseling Needs of High School Students: The Role of Needs Assessments in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model, Nicholas Sculli

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The Impact of a Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas

Theses from 2010

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The Effectiveness of Horticultural Therapy Groups on Adults with a Diagnosis of Depression, Letitcia Y. Alston

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Male County Correctional Facility Inmates' Attitudes Towards Male Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Services, April C. Aycock

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School Counselors' Experience of the Impact of Student Suicide: A Qualitative Narrative, Stacy Bowman

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The Psychological Implications of Obesity in Adolescent High School Students, Lindsay C. Daniel

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The Influence of Social Networking Participation on Student Academic Performance Across Gender Lines, Kaitlyn Flad

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Classroom Management Factors that Contribute to Stress and Likeliness to Seek Consultation from School Counselors, Kathryn L. Gallup

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Exploring the Impact of Sports Participation on Academic Achievement in a Middle School, Michael J. Gorton

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Relational Aggression and the Impact it has on Female Adolescents, Rebecca C. Hamilton

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The Transition Experiences of Students Formally (i.e. Formerly) in Bilingual Education, Yamalis Hernandez

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Student Service Needs of non-Caucasian Students at a Four Year College, Daniel Kandris

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College Admission Counselor Perceptions: The Influences of Extracurricular Activity Involvement on the College Admission Decision , Meghan I. Lentner

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Seventh Grade Student Career Aspirations and Academic Achievement, Aaron J. Linderman

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Evaluating the Accuracy of Childhood Mental Health Diagnosis in a Clinical Setting, Mary Margaret Moses

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The Flip Side: An Investigation into the Depersonalization of Communication, Eileen S. Myer

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The Role of Perceived Parental Influences on the Career Self-Efficacy of College Students, Kristen L. Roach

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Parental Awareness and Attitudes toward Academic Dishonesty in a Suburban High School Setting , Mike Sykes

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Individually Perceived Supports and Barriers to Successful Community Reentry After Serving a Prison Sentence, Craig A. Waleed

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Narratives from Grief Counseling: Client Perspectives on Effective Interventions and Strategies for Recovery, Janalee Weaver

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Staff Preparedness for Acts of Violence in School Settings, Jenna L. Winicki

Theses from 2009

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Career Development and College Planning Needs of Rural High School Students, Kimberly A. Ball

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The Counseling Needs of Middle School Students, Megan Barrell

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The Effectiveness of Gender Specific Education on Academics and Behavior among Public Middle School Students, Stephanie A. Bliss

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Dance Your Way to Communication: Dance Movement Therapy to Increase Self-Esteem, Poor Body Image, and Communication Skills in High School Females, Mary K. Corteville

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Transitioning from High School: A Postgraduate Study, Krystal B. Dunning

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Retaining Latino CD Patients to Treatment, Doris Hernandez

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School Counseling Services and Student Academic Success, Sally A. Howe

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Using Group Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care, Joshua Maldonado

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Women and Economic Self-Sufficiency: An Analysis of a Program in a Community-Based Organization, Lindsay A. Rachow

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The Impact of Empathy Skills Training on Middle School Children, Melissa J. Sakofsky

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Effective Methods to Reach Victims of Domestic Violence, Kate M. Stanford

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The Group Counseling Needs of Chemically Dependent Women, Latoya Taylor

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Child and Family Clinic-Plus Program: How to Involve Children and Families in Mental Health Screenings in a Clinic Setting , Yao-Szu Tsou

Theses from 2008

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Conquering Counseling: Postsecondary Students and Successful Strategies for Preparedness, William Broome

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Career Education and Comprehensive School Counseling: The Needs of High School Seniors, Courtney E. Cannan

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The Effectiveness of Psycho-Educational Group Counseling on Sixth Grade Male Students' Anger., Ashley L. Ellis

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Listening to Movement: The Use of Dance Movement Therapy in Groups to Reduce Anxiety in Males Struggling with Addiction, Christine D. Ferris

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Factors that Impact Performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between Urban High School Seniors and their Parents., LaConda T. Graham

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The Gender Gap: How Utilization of a School Counseling Center Affects Academic Performance, Travis Hooper

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What Academically At Risk Students Need from a Summer Transition Program, Tiffany N. Kaiser

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Group Counseling for Middle School Students And Effectiveness at Increasing Social Resiliency , Dewey Lawrence

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Retention Rates of Black Males at The College at Brockport, Gabriel Marshall

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Examining the Perceptions of Counselor’s Work with Persons with Single or Dual Diagnosis, Komekia E. Peterson

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The Effectiveness of Group Therapy in Decreasing Symptoms of Depression in Children Experiencing Loss/Grief., Elena M. Pilato

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Counselor’s Personal Experience with Counseling, Lisa Robey

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Use and Abuse of the Internet: Parental Knowledge of Cyber Bullying in Middle School, Na‘ Lisa Rowe

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Cyber-Bullying: Bullying in the 21st Century, Mark T. Rumfola

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The Need for Art Therapy in Middle Schools, Jamie Lynn Shemps

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Using Art Therapy to Express Your Self, Sandra S. Vazquez

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Using a Social Skills Group to Develop and Maintain Relationships, Sharee L. Washington

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Increasing Urban Students’ Knowledge of the College Admissions Process, Suzanna W. Wesh

Theses from 2007

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Exploring the Perception of Personal Loss Resulting from Mental Illness, Janelle L. Atwood

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Hidden Aggression: A Study of Group Counseling and Female Relational Aggression., Sarah R. Blencowe

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New Student Transition Program into Elementary School, Kelly L. Budniewski

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Academic Coaching and Study Skills Instruction for 8th Graders, Melinda A. Chamberlin