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Doctoral Dissertations & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2015 doctoral dissertation schedule. Presentations  are held at William James College and are open to the public. Check this space often as we continue to update the schedule, they are listed by date of presentation with the most recent first.

Please click here for a sampling of Colloquia titles from 2012-2014.  The titles in bold are focused on diversity and difference.


June

The Relationship Between Parent Report of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Parent Level of Stress, and Their Report of Child Behavior

Presented by: Leah Kesselman
Discussant: Norah Hass, PsyD
Date: June 29, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 204


The ability of Supervisors and Supervisees to Recognize Ethical Violations within the Supervisory Relationship

Presented by: Sarah Strandberg
Discussant: Frances Grossman, PhD
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Rethinking "Having It All": Contemporary Feminist Perspectives

Presented by: Mirella Young
Discussant: Roya Ostovar, PhD
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 204


An Exploratory Study of the Clinical Applications of Lucid Dreaming

Presented by: Bryan Koesler
Discussant: Wynn Schwartz, PhD
Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Love is to Dance: Balancing Autonomy and Connectedness in Adult Intimate Relationships

Presented by: Benjamin Cooley Hall
Discussant: David Goldfinger, PhD
Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 336


The Moderating Effect of Emotional Distress on the Relationship between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth

Presented by: Daria Mamon
Discussant: Anthony Giuliano, PhD
Date: June 22, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Meaning Making and Post-traumatic Growth in Veterans

Presented by: Molly Giorgio
Discussant:
Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 335


Sources of Resilience for Latino Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients: A Phenomenological Study

Presented by: Santia Berberena
Discussant: Paul Raia, PhD
Date: June 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 228


The Design and Implementation of the BEST Self Curriculum: Teaching Emotion Regulation to Elementary School Students

Presented by: Sarah Tannenbaum
Discussant: Gayle L. Macklem, MA, LEP
Date: June 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Effect of Self-Monitoring on Body Satisfaction in Emerging Adult and Middle-Aged Women

Presented by: Britt Gottlich
Discussant: Elizabeth Cronin, PsyD
Date: June 8, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 228


The Development of the Maternal Caregiving System Within a Matrix of Tensions, Culture and Context: A Qualitative Study of New Mothers

Presented by: Sarit Lesser
Discussant: Nancy M. Terres, PhD, RN
Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 226

May

Clients' Experiences and the Therapeutic Relationship During Neurofeedback Training

Presented by: David Helfand
Discussant: Anita Myer
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 204


Anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis: Associations Between Clinical and Psychosocial Variables

Presented by: Line Hviid
Discussant: Brian Healy, PhD
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Post-traumatic Subjectivity: A Theoretical Exploration of Intersubjectivity, Mentalization, and Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by: Lou McDonald
Discussant: Margaret Cramer, PhD ABPP
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Understanding Clients' Experiences of Repaired Ruptures in the Therapeutic Relationship

Presented by: Renate Schultz
Discussant: Jody Leader, PhD
Date:  May 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Transracial Adult Adoptees' Perceptions of How Their Parents Addressed Issues of Race

Presented by: Dorothy Kelleher
Discussant: Anne Gehrenbeck-Shim, PhD
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Complex Trauma in a Classroom Environment: Teachers' Reactions to a Professional Development Workshop

Presented by: Alyson Marx
Discussant: Michael Clontz, LICSW
Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Effects of Psychiatric Labels on Psychotherapist Attitudes Towards Potential Clients with Major Mental Illness

Presented by: William Fitzgerald
Discussant: Christine Frizzell, EdD
Date: May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Muslim-American Adolescents: Exploring Muslim and American Identities in Adolescents and their Parents

Presented by: Fatin Alhadi
Discussant: Othman Mohammad, MD
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126


A Conceptualization of Grandiosity

Presented by: Gal Sivan
Discussant: Xiaolu Hsi, PhD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Examining the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Physical Abuse in a U.S. Sample

Presented by: Elaine Veracruz
Discussant: Natalie Cort, PhD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Mothers and Daughters: Narratives of Sustained Connection during Adolescence

Presented by: Kasey Lafreniere
Discussant: Diane Weaver, PsyD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 127


Primary Care and the Elderly Bereaved: Implications for Medical Education

Presented by: Sue Morris
Discussant: Karen Fasciano, PsyD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Social Media: The Religious and Spiritual Healing Capacity of the Transcendent Function and its Application in Clinical Treatment

Presented by: Rochelle Greene
Discussant: Nancy Kehoe, PhD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Status Dynamics, Through-Lines, and the Dramaturgical Pattern of the Recovering Addict

Presented by: Bryan Harnsberger
Discussant: Jason Shestok, PsyD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Clinical Use of Sexually Explicit Media in the Treatment of Sexual Concerns

Presented by: Bailey Hanek
Discussant: Katherine Ellin, PhD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Exploring Interpersonal Relations in the Context of Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma among Guatemalans

Presented by: Herlinda Tin
Discussant: Jaime Francisco Matorras, LMHC
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 227


Social Media: A Dynamic Risk Factor For Adolescent Male Aggression

Presented by: Elizabeth Stilwell
Discussant: James Barrett, PhD
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


The Influence of Graduate Students' Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology on Perception of its Clinical Utility

Presented by: Richard Michael Drury
Discussant: Aaron Luebbe, PhD
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Facebook and Sense of Self in Emerging Adulthood

Presented by: Adelle Lilly
Discussant: Mark Kline, PsyD
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 230


Awe and the Relationship Between Connection to Nature and Sense of Meaning in Life

Presented by: Lillian Alexander
Discussant: H. John McDargh, PhD
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 336


The Ambivalence of Medication Adherence in Parkinson's Disease

Presented by: Leah Iarossi
Discussant: Jonas Bromberg, PsyD
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


An Exploration of Sexual Minority Mental Health Providers' Experiences with Client-Initiated Homophobia

Presented by: Mark Furtado
Discussant: Nicole Issa, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226

April

Easing the Transition to School while Learning a New Language: A Bilingual Children's Book

Presented by: Rebecca Turturro
Discussant: Melissa Moses, PsyD
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 227


Adult Children's Experience of the Father-Child Relationship After Domestic Violence

Presented by: Taylor Dunlap
Discussant: John Sargent, MD
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 128


A Study of The Unique Stressors and Burnout Among Subspecialties in Clinical Psychology

Presented by: Rebecca Stacy
Discussant: Bruce Loding, PhD
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 335


The Morning After: Emerging Adults' Perspective on the Impact of Hookup Culture

Presented by: Isabelle Eccles
Discussant: Andrea Celenza, PhD
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 204


Feasibility Study of a Self-paced Training Module in Motivational Interviewing: Helping High School Guidance Counselors Effectively Manage Student Ambivalence

Presented by: Matthew Kobs
Discussant : Vincent Smith, PhD
Date : April 22, 2015
Time : 2:00 pm
Location : Room 336


An Exploration of the Life Course of and Recovery from Non-suicidal Self-injury

Presented by: Rhonda Beck
Discussant : Thomas J. Lavin III, PhD
Date : April 13, 2015
Time : 4:00 pm
Location : Room 334

March

The Relationship Between Intensity of Technology Use and Levels of Empathy in College Students as Mediated by Personality Style and Attention

Presented by-Rachel Jacobson
Discussant-Joy von Steiger, PhD
Date-March 16, 2015
Time-6:15 pm
Location-Room 128

January

Deconstructing the American Dream: Exploring Ethnic Identity and Subjective Social Status in 1.5-Generation Immigrants

Presented by-Inez Strama
Discussant-Ekaterina Burdo, PsyD
Date-January 22, 2015
Time-5:30 pm
Location-Room 231


Second Chances Colorado: An Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Program for Colorado Inmates

Presented by—Katherine Provencher
Discussant—Dan Callahan, Program Director of Plymouth County Sheriff's Farm
Date—January 20, 2015
Time—12:00 pm
Location—Room 204


Using Bibliotherapy to Foster Caution and Self-Protection from Cyber Vulnerability in Young Adolescents

Presented by-Robert Sawtelle
Discussant-Mark Kline, PsyD
Date-January 15, 2015
Time-10:00 am
Location-Room 126

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