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Ph.D. Program - Counseling Psychology

Dissertations and Theses Mentored by UT Counseling Psychology Faculty

2007 - Present

  • Renee Mikorski (2019, Szymanski). Masculine Norms and Readiness for Change among Men in Substance Abuse Treatment. (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Elena Schuch (2019, Grzanka). Emerging Adult Women’s Perceptions of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): A Grounded Theory Investigation(Master’s thesis).
  • Danielle Bissonette (2018, Szymanski). Minority Stress and LGBQ College Students’ Depression: Roles of Peer Group and Involvement(Masters thesis). 
  • Rachel F. Carretta (2018, Szymanski). Stranger Harassment and PTSD Symptoms: Roles of Self-Blame, Shame, Fear, Feminine Norms, and Feminism(Master’s thesis).
  • Elliott N. DeVore (2018, Miles). I am Because You are: An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Attachment and Affect in Intergroup Dialogue(Master’s thesis). 
  • Cora Powers (2018, Levy). An Investigation of Personality and Satisfaction in Collegiate Swimmers (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Yacob Tekie (2018, Mallinckrodt & Owens). The Role of Meaning-Making in Posttraumatic Growth among Eritrean Refugees with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(Doctoral dissertation).
  • 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.
  • Yacob Tekie (2014, Mallinckrodt). Adult Attachment, Emotional Intelligence, and Resilience as Correlates of Social Engagement, Academic Engagement, and Confidence of Persistence in College Students(Master’s thesis).
  • 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.

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