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Ph.D. Program - Counseling Psychology

Dissertations and Theses Mentored by UT Counseling Psychology Faculty

2004 - Present

  • Blackburn, L. (2014, Owens). The effects of hope, rumination, resilience, and unit support on posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity in veterans.
  • Bourn, J. R. (2014, Miles). The relationships between internalized heterosexism, spirituality, and psychache in lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults.
  • Bandermann, K. M. (2014, Szymanski). Exploring coping mediators between heterosexist oppression and post-traumatic stress symptoms among gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons.
  • Beck, C. (2014, Szymanski). Lesbian Breasts: Exploring Biculturality and Beauty Standards Through Breast Discourse and Breasted Experience of Lesbian Women.
  • Farley, J. (2014, Levy). An examination of high-achieving college students: Career indecision and career thoughts.
  • Alexander, A. (2013, Levy). An investigation of student-athletes' satisfaction with their athletic experience.
  • Ikizler, A. S. (2013, Szymanski). A qualitative study of Middle Eastern/Arab American sexual minority identity development.
  • Arnett, J. E. (2013, Miles). Internalized heterosexism, social support, and career development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual undergraduate and graduate students: An application of Social Cognitive Career Theory.
  • Rogers, S. M. (2013, Owens). Relationships among depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, forgiveness, meaning in life, and spirituality in survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • Held, P. (2013, Owens). The effect of self-compassion training on trauma-related guilt in a sample of homeless veterans in transitional housing.
  • Choi, G. (2013, Mallinckrodt). Client Attachment as a Predictor of Therapy Outcome and Premature Termination.
  • Breedlove, M. (2013, Mallinckrodt).  Concurrent and Predictive Validity of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-70: Predicting Treatment Duration and Premature Termination.
  • Mason, J. (2013, Mallinckrodt). Posttraumatic Growth in Female Sexual Assault Survivors 
  • Jeong, J.-S. (2013, Mallinckrodt). Affect Regulation Mediators of Associations Between Attachment, Cortisol, and Psychological Symptoms.
  • Sung, M. R. (2013, Szymanski). Stress and resilience: The negative and positive aspects of being an Asian American lesbian and bisexual woman.
  • Hilton, N. (2013, Szymanski). Predictors of heterosexual siblings' acceptance of their lesbian or gay sibling of origin.
  • Choi, G.-H. (2012, Mallinckrodt). Effects of International Student Counselors' Broaching Statement about Language and Cultural Differences on Client Perceptions of the Counselor
  • Sayers, A. (2011, Mallinckrodt). The Experiences of African American Clients in Counseling with White Therapists: A Grounded Theory Investigation and Research Proposal.
  • Herrera, C. J. (2011, Owens). Relationships among multicultural personality, hardiness, cultural stress, and distress in U.S. military personnel.
  • Whitesell, A, A. (2011, Owens). Relationships among unit cohesion, romantic emotional attachment, personality factors, and distress in combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Stewart, D. N. (2011, Szymanski). Women's reports of their male romantic partner's pornography use as correlates of their psychological distress, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction.
  • Bhaskar, T. (2010, Mallinckrodt). Assessing Effectiveness of Multicultural Readings in Increasing Ethnocultural Empathy for Undergraduate Students. Edlis-Matityahou, M. (2010, Levy). Prediction of premature termination within a university counseling center setting: An exploratory study using the Personality Assessment Inventory.
  • Nichelson,W. (2010, Levy). Using the Personality Assessment Inventory to diagnose and discriminate between major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in a university counseling center.
  • Richardson, J. (2010, Mallinckrodt). Preferences among White College Students Regarding Ethnicity of University Counseling Center Therapists.
  • Hilton, N. (2010, Szymanski). Family dynamics and changes in sibling of origin relationship after lesbian and gay sexual orientation disclosure.
  • Sung, M. R. (2010, Szymanski). Asian cultural values and acculturation as correlates of internalized heterosexism, privacy, and outness among Asian American sexual minority persons.
  • Stambaugh, S. (2010, Hector). The Newlywed Experience for Women: A Phenomenological Investigation.
  • Carr, E. (2009, Szymanski). Sexual objectification and substance abuse in young adult women.
  • Gupta, A (2009, Szymanski) Acculturation and Asian values as moderators of the relationship between endorsement of positive Asian stereotypes and Asian American's subjective overachievement, psychological distress, well-being and attitudes toward help seeking: An examination of the "Model Minority Myth"
  • Lauren, M (2009, Szymanski). Experiencing sexually objectifying environments: A case study
  • MacNamara, M. M. (2009, Mallinckrodt). Interpersonal problems, attachment, and personality as predictors of response to an empathy-based prate prevention intervention for men.
  • Shaw, M. E. (2009, Hector). Heterosexism and homonegativism in sport: A phenomenological investigation of lesbian athletes.
  • Higgins, K. (2008, Lounsbury). Relationship of broad versus narrow personality traits to psychological sense of community in college students.
  • Kent, K. N. (2008, Lounsbury). An investigation of personality traints and vocational interest themes in relation to college major satisfaction.
  • Mullen-Magbalon, S. (2008, Levy). Using the personality assessment inventory to discrimination among borderline personality, bipolar, and post-traumative stress disorders
  • Tolliver, D. (2008). The Counselor Color Consciousness Scale (CCCS): Evidence for relevance, reliability and validity.
  • Cole-Zakrzewski, K. (2007, Hector) Female faculty experiences of discrimination in higher Eeucation.
  • Houston, M. N. (2007, Lounsbury). The development and validation of the Houston Experience Measure (HEM): A culturally sensitive instrument measuring variables related to developing work drive.
  • Muccio, D. (2007, Hector). The experience of retiring from sport following a career in high school football: A Phenomenological Investigation.
  • Chan, I. (2006, Hector). Psychological adaptation of Mainland Chinese female international students: A phenomenological inquiry.
  • Chen, H.-L. (2006, Mallinckrodt). Body Image Dissatisfaction of College Women: Potential Risk and Protective Factors.
  • Bosshardt, S. M. (2006, Hector). Being authentic in life and on stage: A phenomenological investigation of the actor character.
  • Conner West, N. (2006, Levy) – The relationship among personality rraits, character strengths, and life satisfaction in college students.
  • Denny, E. (2006, Hector). The experience of being loved: Physical affection from parents as remembered from childhood.
  • Huffstetler, B. C. (2006, Hector). Sense of identity and life satisfaction in college students.
  • Clark, S. L. (2005, Levy). The effect of specific versus generalized supervisory feedback on counseling self-efficacy of counselors-in-training.
  • Daniel, L. T. (2005, Mallinckrodt). Predicting Response to Counseling from Patterns of Symptoms at Intake: Effects of Treatment Length and Training Level of Counselor.
  • Gustafson, M. H. (2005, Peterson). Quality of life for cancer survivor spouses.
  • Logue, C. T. (2005, Lounsbury). The relationship between personality traits, vocational interest themes, and college major satisfaction.
  • Tichon, M. A. (2005, Thompson). Personnel selection in the transportation sector: An investigation of personality traits in relation to the job performance of delivery drivers.
  • Zakrzewski, R. F. (2005, Huck). Sexual contacts and advances between psychology educators and students: A national survey of APA Student Affiliates.
  • Bartsch, M. A. (2004, Peterson). Coming out at work: African-American lesbians' experiences.
  • Chen, H.-J. (2004, Mallinckrodt). The development of the Spiritual Attachment Inventory: Conceptualizing religious experiences with attachment theory.
  • Cho, Y-J. (2004, Mallinckrodt). Collectivism-individualism, self-esteem, coping, and Korean college students' adjustment.
  • Dagenhart, M. C. (2004, Peterson). Relationships of college students' response styles on the Strong Interest Inventory to scores on the Beck Depression Inventory and the Career Thoughts Inventory.
  • Fearrington, M. E. (2004, Davis). A validation study on the Teamwork Receptiveness Inventory.
  • Holm, S. (2004, Hector). The experience of friendship for young adults severely burned as children: A phenomenological investigation.
  • Kim, Y. (2004, Hector). East Asians' experience of sojourning in East Tennessee: A phenomenological investigation.
  • McAnear, T. P. (2004, Thompson). "Still always the dad": The meaning of fatherhood for midlife fathers of adult children.
  • Smith, D. M. (2004, Huck). In their own voices: Attitudes about mental health utilization by African American females at the predominantly White institution.
  • Wang, C. C. (2004). Cultural Ideal of Secure Adult Attachment: A Comparison of Three Cultural Groups, Taiwan, China, United States.

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