Doctoral Dissertations

 

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Submissions from 2021

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The Impact of a Service-Learning Study Abroad Trip on Social Justice Advocacy in Counselors-in-Training: A Thematic Analysis, Sagen Lynae Blackwell

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Sister-to-Sister: A Phenomenological Study of Women’s Experiences of having a Sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder based on the Female Autism Phenotype, William Gregory Carroll

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Examining the Role of Self-Compassion in Resilience Among African American Women: A Qualitative Perspective, Vivian W. France

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Legacy Trail: Photovoice of African American/Black Women CES Doctoral Graduates Persistence, Andrea M. Garraway

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Can Telling a Shame-Evoking Story in an Online Format Reduce Shame Experienced?, Ann Michele Gregory

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Development of Spiritual Competency in Counseling: A Pilot Research Study of Graduate Students at End of Training, Rebecca Dawn Hill

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Counselor Education and the Delivery of Telemental Health Services, Nils Juarez Palma

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Black Effect: Black Students' Experiences in CACREP Master's Programs at HBCUs, Angelia M. Lomax

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Leadership Development of Ethnic Minoritized Men in CES: A Phenomenological Theory Study, Maria E. Moore

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The Creative Arts Personal Growth Group for Eating Disorder Recovery: An Embodiment-Focused Feminist Phenomenological Study, Sandra Dena Noble

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Moral Disapproval, Perceived Addiction, God-Image and Externalization: A Moderation Analysis, Christopher L. Ostrander

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Social Anxiety, Pornography Use, and Loneliness: A Mediation Analysis, Melissa J. Ostrander

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The Cost of Compassion: Assessing the Impact of Organizational Culture & Self-Care on Compassion Fatigue & Compassion Satisfaction in Counselors, Jennifer Leigh Owen

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The Relationship among Religiosity, Childhood Sexual Abuse, and God Attachment on the Development of Sexual Shame, Derek James Parker

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Predictors of the Treatment Retention and Quality of Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder Using Buprenorphine in Medication-Assisted Treatment: A Pilot Study of the Effects of Hope, Grit, and Readiness to Change, John S. Pulliam

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The Serial Mediation of the Relationship between Sexual Shame and Marital Relationship Satisfaction by Sexual Communication in a Parallel Relationship of Sexual Satisfaction and Marital Relational Intimacy, Mark A. Saunders Sr

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Preliminary Examination of School Counselors' Perception of Their Ability to Provide Direct and Indirect Student Services, Angela K. Waggoner

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The Moderation of an Intimate Relationship on Pornography Use Among Religious Singles, Brandon Paul Waggoner

Submissions from 2020

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The Reentry Experience for Study Abroad Counselors-in-Training, Corinna Arndt

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Mental Health Counseling for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: Attitudes and Experiences of Licensed Counselors, Alysha Dawn Blagg

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Evaluating the Relationship between Supervisor Self-Efficacy and Competence and the Supervisory Relationship: A Mediation Model, Henry Michael Bruns

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The Mental Health Needs of Coresident Offspring Dementia Caregivers: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Nancy L. Cadwell Dusthimer

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Pornography and Purpose in Life: A Moderated Mediation Analysis, Cynthia Marie Evans

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A Faith-Driven Protocol on Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Stress for Chin Refugees from Burma: An Exploratory Study, Sally Goh

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The Impact of Externalization on the Sexual Satisfaction of Pornography Users: A Moderated Mediation Analysis, Kristin Liesl Hauswirth

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The Black Ceiling: The Underrepresentation of African American Females in the CES Professorate, Sharon Vanessa Lewis

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Acculturative Stress, Loneliness, and Depressive Symptoms in International Students: A Moderation Analysis of Religious Faith and Sense of Meaning, Heyde Marques Luz

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My Spouse Is Amazing Like Me: The Association Between Homogamy for Narcissism and Relationship Satisfaction, Kerry Anne Marsh

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A Bicultural Service Member/Civilian Identity and Motivations-Based Assessment of Moral Injury in U.S. Military and Veteran Populations from America’s Longest Wars, Jamie Allison McNally

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The Effect of Solo-Masturbation and Moral Disapproval on the Relationship Between Internet Pornography Use, Religious Struggles, Sexual Shame, and Depression: A Moderated Mediation Model, Ken Derance Miller

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Self-Induced Moral Injuries, Sexual Shame, and Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Self-Forgiveness, Teresa Lynn Phillips-Harris

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Tying Wellness into Action: A Phenomenological Study of Graduate Counseling Fieldwork Students at a Christian University, Daniel E. Reyes

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Faculty-Student Mentoring-Relationship Experiences of African-American/Black CES Doctoral Students, Steven Odipo Siaji

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Emotional Regulation and Treatment Progress of Male Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Campers, Stephen Edward Talley

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Creative Exposure Intervention – Group Version for Social Anxiety: A Mixed Methods Replication Study, Michael Todd Trexler

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The Relationship between Parental Stress and Externalizing Behavior: The Mediating Role of Family Functioning on Ethnically Diverse Families in Multisystemic Therapy, Jennifer D. Vinces-Cua

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The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress with Female Survivors of Child Marriage, Trafficking, and Exploitation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sarah Frances Walsh

Submissions from 2019

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The Experience of Meaning and Purpose in Life among Adult Iraqi Refugees in Jordan: A Qualitative Study, Reem Issa Abbasi

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Spiritually Focused Mindfulness Meditation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Effect of Spiritually Focused Mindfulness Meditation on Depression with a Clinical Population, Grace Lynn Bellingham

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Attachment and Burnout: Exploring the Predictive Nature of Self-Efficacy in a Sample of Direct-Care Staff Members, Eric Jason Camden

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Initial Development and Validation of the Multidimensional Strong Black Woman Scale, Brandi Janee' Chamberlin

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Effectiveness of Religious Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Clinical Depression in Religious People: A Single-Case Research Design Analysis, Richard Mark Cozart

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Integrating Multicultural Discussions in Counseling Supervision: A Grounded Theory Study, Zoricelis Davila

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Developing the Refined Sexual Shame Inventory: Validation Study of the Kyle Inventory of Sexual Shame, Jang Soon Lim

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Development and Validation of the Community of Inquiry Program-Level Inventory, Carolyn Elaine Moen

Submissions from 2018

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In Covenant: A Grounded Theory Exploration of What Helps Evangelical Marriages Recover after Sexual Infidelity by the Husband, Theresa C. Allen

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Validation of the Professional Quality of Life Model Among Correctional Officers, Tiffany Arrows

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Religiosity, Moral Disapproval, Shame and Pornography Use: Assessing the Relationship Between Shame and Sexual Behaviors, Ryan Carboneau

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Effectively Transporting a Spiritually Based Intervention for Reducing Subsyndromal Anxiety and Increasing Coping Skills in Urban Adolescents: A Multiple Baseline Design, Morais Cassell

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Spiritually Oriented Cognitive Processing Therapy for Spiritual Struggle in Christian Sexual Assault Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Deborah Driggs

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Examining the Role of Shame in Somatic Pain and Symptoms, Heather Fritch

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Pornography Use: The Lesser of Two Evils for Religious Emerging Adults, Lea A. Garcia

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Examining the Effect of Parental Attachment, Emotional Maturity, Spiritual Maturity, and View of Suffering on Sense of Coherence, Alyssa M. Gavulic

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The Relationship Between Counselor Educators' Leadership Experience and Competence and Burnout, John Harrichand

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Husbands' Experience of Being Trusted by Their Wives: A Heuristic Study, Paul Andrew Johns

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When Professional and Personal Values Collide: A Thematic Analysis of Counseling Students' Developmental Journey through an Ethics Course, Patricia Kimball

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The Effect of a Bible Based Manualized Protocol Targeting Attachment to God in Anxiety and Stress, Sung Kim

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Religious Advisors' Mental Illness Stigma: Pentecostal Attributions, Krista Kirk

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The Development and Validation of a Measure of Beliefs about Sex and Spirituality, Brittany Lashua

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Problematic Sexual Beliefs and Behaviors in the Church: A Content Analysis of Faith-Based Curricula Related to Evidence-Based Interventions, Vicki Neill

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"I Refuse to Die": Exploring the Relationship Between Spirituality and Persistence Among African American PH.D. Students and Graduates, Kerley Perminio Most

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Self-Compassion in Pornography Users: A Moderation Analysis, Lucy Phillips

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The Influence of Teacher and Institutional Support on Academic Self-Efficacy, Academic Outcome Expectations, and Academic Interest: An Exploration Study, Maureen Quiles Ponce

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Exploring the Relationship between Students' Sense of Community, Student Satisfaction, and Doctoral Program Retention, Adam Roberson

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Measuring Pornography Use Identity: Validation Study of the Modified Centrality of Event Scale, Michael Takacs

Submissions from 2017

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Support with Fathering an Adolescent Daughter: A Heuristic Investigation of Men's Experiences with a Targeted Fathering Intervention, Jeffrey Boatner

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Ministry Longevity, Family Contentment, and the Male Clergy Family: A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Ministry, Allen Lee

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A Phenomenological Analysis of God Attachment, Romantic Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction in Christian Couples Completing an Emotionally-Focused Marital Intensive, Shanon Roberts

Submissions from 2016

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Effects of Child-Parent Attachment and God Attachment on Depression in Adolescent Christians, Soloman Aifuwa

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Priming and the Activation of the God Attachment System, Kevin Conner

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The Impact of A Christian Adaptation to Mindfulness Training on Stress, Religious Coping, and God Attachment: A Randomized Trial, Kristy Ford

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Resiliency among Widows Who Lost Their Husbands to Suicide: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Natalie Ford

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Tell Your Story: A Phenomenological Examination of the Experiences of Single, Latina Mothers Experiencing Poverty, Thaeda Franz

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An Effectiveness Survey Study of Theophostic Prayer Ministry, Brigitte Ritchey

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The Relationship Between Parental Attachment, Religious Coping, and Self-Esteem in Korean-American Adolescents, Paul Roh

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Til Death Do Us Part: A 10-case Study of Widow Grief Following an Ambivalent Marriage, Rachel Schmitz

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Student Perspectives of the Integration of Faith and Learning in an Online Counselor Education Program: A Program Evaluation, Kevin Van Wynsberg

Submissions from 2015

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Transgenerational Transmission and the Relationship between Parents with Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Their Children with Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Donald Dean Campany

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The Experience of Recalling Christian Spiritual Songs on Affect Dysregulation in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Nancy J. Cochran

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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership Behavior, Adult Attachment and God Attachment, Deboarah Foulkes

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The Moderating Effects of Religious Commitment on the Link Between Pornography Use and Negative Outcomes., Timothy R. King Dr.

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Perceived Parental Factors as Predictors of Spiritual Maturity in Emerging Adults, Lizabeth L. Matthews

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The Relationship of Prayer and Forgiveness to God Attachment, Romantic Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction in Christian Married Adults: A Mediation Study, Joshua Michael Myers

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An Examination of Differences in Leadership Description, Emotional Intelligence, A Self-Reported Satisfaction Profile, and Vocational Status in A Mixed Sample of Doctor of Ministry Students, Dwight Cecil Rice

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Exploring the Relationship between Attachment Style, Stress Perception, and Religious Coping in the Evangelical Missionary Population, Laurie Tone

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Attachment and Pornography Use: The Influence of Romantic Attachment Styles, Intimacy, and Pornography Use on Marital Satisfaction, Saudia Twine

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The Relationship between Autonomy, Partner Understanding, and Intimacy in a Sample of Heterosexual Marital Relationships, Timothy Williams

Submissions from 2014

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Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples in Addiction Treatment: The Relationship between Quality of Recovery, Attachment Style, and Relational Satisfaction, Bonnie Bassett

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Idealism & Reality: A Phenomenological Exploration of Pastoral Expectations & Ministry Realities Experienced by Protestant Church Planting Pastors, Dwayne Bond

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An Exploration of Early Childhood Attachment in a Sample of Christian Men Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction, Ann Gillies

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The Efficacy of Christian Devotional Meditation on Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Spiritual Health with Korean Adults in the United States: A Randomized Comparative Study, Jinse Kim

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The Significance of Marriage Intensives: A Multi-Perspective Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Couples' Post Intensive Experience, Tara Lalonde

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Female Relational Aggression: A Case Study Investigation of the Transitioning Out Process, Lynne Lunsford

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Examining the Relationship between Mindfulness, Religious Coping Strategies and Emotion Regulation, Mark Myers

Submissions from 2013

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The Victorious Christian Life: Overcoming Alcohol Dependence through the Phenomenon of Christian Spirituality, Michael Byrne

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Christian Spirituality and Marital Health: A Phenomenological Study of Long-Term Marriages, David Dixon

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Stigma and the Acceptability of Depression Treatments among African American Clergy, Connie Gardner

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Conservative Holiness Pastors' Ability to Assess Depression and their Willingness to Refer to Mental Health Professionals, Andrew Graham

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Treatment of Psychiatric Inpatients with Relationship Dysfunction Using a Short Term Cognitive Interpersonal Intervention: A Pilot Study, Tamra Rasberry

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A Study of the Utilization of Brief and Biblically Integrated Child Parent Relationship Therapy with Mothers from Christian Families and Their 11-14 Year Old Children, Valerie Waruszewski