The capstone project requirements require doctoral students to make an original contribution to psychological scholarship. Students may choose to do a qualitative or quantitative research project, or can choose other forms of scholarship, such as developing a case study or treatment protocol.


Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2020

An Intersubjective Approach to Working with Dysfunctional Anger and Attachment Trauma: A Case Study, Maya Badwan


Narrative Therapy to Reduce Self-Stigma: Empowering Children, Adolescents, and Their Families, Jillian Baldwin

A Family of Service: An Introduction to Couples and Families Within Military Systems Course for Psychology Graduate Students, Jasmonae Blodgett


Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Masculinity, Performance Theory, and Prisoner Re-Entry, Jannae D. Bratcher

"9-1-1. What's Your Emergency?": Dispatcher Inquiries Regarding Military Populations and Mental Health, Tyler C. Camaione

Aging and Illness in Prison: Availability of End-of-Life Care in United States Prison Systems, Katie Carroccia


The Role of Awareness in Traumatic Brain Injuries: Interviews with Experts, Dominique Chao


Educating and Training the Next Generations of Security Staff in Suicide Risk Assessment in Correctional Settings: Development of Cultural Competencies, Ashley Christianson

Current Practices in Elite Athlete Mental Health Service Provision: Application to the Olympic Context, Emily Clark

“Let’s Start at the Very Beginning”: A Teaching Tool for Intersubjective Systems Field Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Lara Cohen

Voices of Inclusion: Proposing Photovoice Methodology to Evaluate Shared Medical Appointments for Diabetes Management with Latinx Populations, Alex Fernandez-Ortega


Families Healing Together: A Multi-Family Group Curriculum Proposal, Loraine Fishman


Identifying Gaps in Transitional Care for Adolescent Parents and Their Infants Leaving the NICU: A Needs Assessment, Stevie Griglak

Assessment and Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma and Institutional Betrayal Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Case Study, Tiffany Haney


Correctional Staff Attitudes Toward Transgender Individuals, Neilou Heidari


Doubled Up with Pain: Applying a Relational Framework to the Primary Care Provider - Chronic Pain Patient Relationship, Rebecca Hillel


The Elephant and the Felon: A Look at Criminal Sentencing and Treatment Through the Lens of Jonathan Haidt's Moral Matrices, Samantha Horkott


Could a Robot Be Your Psychotherapist?, Benjamin Huston


Clinician’s Resource Guide: A Compendium of Child Treatment Resources, Carleen Knauf

Influence of Facebook Memories on the Grief Experience, Leigh Kunkle

How Do Stereotypes Play Out in the Therapy Room? A Qualitative Examination of Asian American Psychologists' Experiences of Being Stereotyped, Diane Lee


The Zero Suicide Initiative: Implementation Tailored for Individuals with Chronic Suicidality in Community Mental Health Centers, Helen Louise Littrell


Treating Substance Use Disorders Through an Attachment Lens: A Case Example, Kathleen Locker


Wood or Steel? Six Practices for an Effective Learning Relationship from Martial Arts to Psychology, Jessica Luginbuhl


Exploring Sex and Contact Sport Differences in Baseline ImPACT Post-Concussion Symptom Scale Scores Among Collegiate Athletes Without a History of Concussion, Madison Mackenzie

Treating Adult Third Culture Kids: Guidance for University Counseling Centers, Sally McGregor

The Dissociative Process: Expanding the Conceptualization and Clinical Implications, Joshua McLaughlin

A New Take on Adaptive Functioning Within Correctional Facilities, Deanna Metropoulos


Biology of Binge Eating Related Disorders and Proposal for Integration into Treatment, Karlyne Morawe

An Acceptance Approach to Experiential Avoidance in First Responders Using Virtual Reality Exposure Induction, Kevin J. O'Connor

Internal Family Systems, a Framework for Understanding Personality, Toluwanimi Oduleye

An Introductory Course on Autism Spectrum Disorder for Graduate Training in Clinical Psychology, Richard James Rabbitt

From Combat to Clinical Work: Exploring Veteran Experiences Transitioning from the Military to the Practice of Psychology, LaTosha Ramos

Contributing to Psychological Test Development: Collection and Presentation of Normative Data on the Denver Attention Test, Anne H. Richardson

Using an Innovative Digital Platform to Assess the Mental Health Needs of a General University Student Population, Marshall Kamuela Kaaua Schroeder

A Phenomenology of Early Career Psychologist Self-Care: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Alumni from One Psy.D. Program, Jason Silverberg

A Systems Analysis of Multicultural Education in the Training of Clinical Psychologists, Amanda R. Simmons

Exploring Experiences of Graduate Students and Alumni of Color, Bre-Ann S. Slay

A Clinical Guide to Treating Procrastination Using Contextual Behavioral Science, Danielle W. Speelman Haberman

Quantifying the Effect of Sleepiness and Mood on Gross Neuropsychological Functioning in a Forensic Population with a History of Traumatic Brain Injury, Šárka Turecká

The Rorschach Inkblot Method: Exploration and Evaluation as an Instrument in Neuropsychological Assessment, Katherine L. Walker

Searching for Owls: A Case of Intersubjective Psycho-Oncology, Garrett L. Warshay


Feminist Therapy with Severe Mental Illness and Complex Trauma: A Case Example, Mimiko Watanabe

Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2019


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Neuroadaptation, and Resilience: Does Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Go Far Enough?, Tracie Abbott


A Behavior Analytic Translation of Erving Goffman's Frame Analysis, Tim Chi

Treatment Considerations for Sexual Abuse Survivors from Third Culture and Religious Backgrounds: A Case Study, Salwa Chowdhury

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Fire Spinning and Mindfulness, Matthias Darricarrere

Grief and Loss: An Interpersonal Process Group for Incarcerated Men, Katie A. Dorsey


B.F. Skinner's Theory of Performance Excellence: A Radical Behavioral Perspective, Thomas Fritze


Sex Topics in Therapy: A Literature Review and Proposal for Continuing Education, Courtney Gallagher

The Crisi Wartegg System Global Assessment as a Measure of Personality Functioning: Relationship with the Rorschach Ego Impairment Index in an Outpatient Sample, Jonathan Glickman

Male Expressions of Anger in a Clinical Context: A Case Study, Alison Gothro

Urban Paramedics’ Mental Health Needs and Barriers to Access, Courtney Heller

Trainee Takeaways: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Psychiatric Inpatient Work, Claire E. Hundley


Becoming a Better Therapist: Eight Lessons from Running, Kelsey Hyde


Implementation of Screening and Outcome Measures at a Cancer Specific Mental Health Clinic, Hannah Katz

To What Extent Does Bureau of Prison Officers' Knowledge and Training Relate to Confidence for Working with Transgender Inmates?, Courtney Kerivan

Engaging Caregivers in Offense-Specific Treatment, Olivia Kraus

Facing Infertility Together: The Theory and Practice of Using Emotion Focused Therapy with Infertile Couples, Rachel LaHoda

The Association Between Juvenile Female Firesetting, Attachment Style, and Trauma-Related Beliefs, Carolina Leland


Utilizing Music Therapy to Enhance Competency Restoration Treatment, Cory Linder

The Use of Cyclical Psychodynamic Theory in Psychotherapy with a Traumatized Mother: A Developmental Perspective, Megan Louderman

A Retrospective Cohort Study of the Temporal Stability of ImPACT Scores Among NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletes, Sara Mason


Cultural Factors Affecting Suicide-Specific Grief in the Latinx Community: A Systematic Literature Review of Studies, Raquel Meade

Making Meaning of Life Behind Bars: Utilizing ACT with Offenders Sentenced to Life Without Parole, Jaclyn Neddenriep

Co-Creation of Cross-Cultural Supervision from a Lens of lntersubjective Systems Theory: Recommendations for Asian International Students in Supervision, Atsuko Okuzawa

Mental Health and Treatment Issues in Recreational Residential Summer Camps: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Nicole L. Pond

Wants and Needs: Long-Distance Relationships (LDRs) Through the Lens of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Shane Mitchell Saenz

Friendship to Relationship: Defining Emotional Infidelity, Molly Shmerling

Drawing the Line: The Reconciliation of Conflicting Behaviors Toward Other Animals, Elizabeth Shum


The Utility of Neuropsychological Measures on the Differential Diagnosis of ADHD-Inattentive Type Versus Anxiety in a Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health Population, Emily Stapleton

Considerations for Outreach for Eating Disorders in Males in a University Setting, Madison Taylor


Telebehavioral Health Program Needs Assessment Conducted at Aurora Mental Health Center, IWei Wang

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Disruptions in Parent-Child Attachment Patterns and the Rise of Pathological Accommodation, Natalia Wannon

Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2018


Six-Month Post-Release Outcomes for Inmates with Traumatic Brain Injury in Supported Community Programming, Elizabeth O. Ahlers

The Holistic Approach: The Integration of Mental Health into Sport and Performance Psychology Consultation, Kirsten Allen

Life on the Edge: A Qualitative Analysis of Performance Factors in BASE Jumping, Thomas A. Beckett

Exploration of Factors in Inter-Cultural Relationships: A Qualitative Study, Anuradha Bhaduri

Productive or Positive? Exploring the Antecedents of Stress-Related Growth Following Sport-Injury, Mason Blake and Hannah King

Values and Behavior Congruence in the NFL, John David Carlson Jr.

Satisfaction with the Psychological Assessment Experience, Lauren Chiaravalloti


Cultural Adaptation to Suicide Prevention Interventions on College Campuses, Leisha Marie Chiles

The Psychosocial Influence of SCUBA Diving on Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study, Lindsey Colbert


Training Games: An Application of Game Theory to Clinical Psychology Graduate Training, Benjamin David Cornell

Assessing the Impact of Emotions on Performance in the Sport of Ultimate, Isaac D. Gardner and Donato A. Fanelle


Improve Organizational Commitment by Leading Like a Therapist, Anna A. Gibson

An Examination of the Assessment and Treatment of Suicide, Holly Gilliam

A Reflection on the Process of Incorporating Psychological Skills Training Within Strength and Conditioning Programming and Future Implications for Service Delivery, Stephanie M. Hale

Mother-Baby Bonding in the Age of the Smartphone: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Sarah B. Harmeling

Gravity of Threats: Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Training and Threat Assessment, Ashley Herbst


Working with Transnational Women from Latin American Countries from a Feminist Therapy Framework: A Guide for Mental Health Providers Working with This Population, Diana Hinojosa


Therapeutic Alliance Through Person-Centered Therapy: An Influential Factor in Long-Term Utilization of Mental Health Services Among Asians in the United States, Lahela Ashlee Rice Jorgenson

A Parametric Analysis of Socioeconomic Status: How SES Relates to Psychological Health, Patricia M. Kennedy

The Importance of "Voice" in the Long-Term Treatment of Childhood Sexual Assault: A Case Study, Jen Kress


A Qualitative Evaluation of a Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Athletes, Megan K. LaVoy


Supervision Quality and Its Impact on Client Outcomes: A Review of Meta-Analytic Studies with Case Examples, Katelyn Leidy Baguez

Removing the Mask of Affection: A Contextual Behavioral Approach to Treating Impostor Experience in Psychology Graduate Students, Lauren Levine


Guidelines for Adapting Structural Family Therapy Approach for Immigrant Generation East Asian American Families, Shijia Liu

No Horsing Around! A Behavioral Critique of Explanatory Theories and Research Trends Within Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, Sarah Lukens


Utilization of Behavioral Health Services Among the Latino Population, Jennifer R. Mazzetti