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.

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Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2023

The Use of Metaphor in Intersubjective Supervision, C.J. Clinkscales

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Perinatal Through 5-Years-Old Referral List, and Full Referral Flow Process for the Professional Psychology Clinic and Associated Clinics, Lauren V. Cruz

Reducing Stigma and Increasing Competence: An Introductory Graduate Curriculum on the Assessment and Treatment of Psychosis, Brooke Davis

Post-Traumatic Growth in Adult Sexual Assault Survivors: Inter and Intrapersonal Factors that Lead to Growth, Soo-Yeon Dawson

The Use of Intersubjectivity in Integrated Primary Care Settings, Sophia Fidai

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The Misattuned Music Industry: An Intersubjective Perspective on the Music Industry's Mental Health Crisis, Jonathan Fricke

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Parental Misattunement and the Production of Shame of Existing: How to Address the Shame of Existing Through an Intersubjective Systems Approach, Tal Ginsburg

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WePlay Denver: The Why and How: Background and Implementation Manual, Lauren Gross

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A Qualitative Analysis of Treatment Providers’ Understanding and Assessment of Trauma and Autism, Leah Hanson

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Heterotopic Sports Coaching: Facilitating Epistemic Revolution, Sebastian D. L. Harvey

Reflections of a Student Evaluator: Animal Maltreatment as a Line in the Sand for Forensic Work, Laura P. Hauglid

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Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy: Equity Through Contextual Frameworks, Emanuel Hermosillo

A Seat at Our Own Table: Showing Up Unapologetically and Being Fully Seen, Sabah Islam

Breaking the Cycle: Application of Cyclical Psychodynamic Theory to Intergenerational Patterns of Complex Trauma, Molly Jankovsky

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Paternal Perinatal Psychopathology and Stigma Related to NICU Admission, Hudson Holland Jones

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The Virtues of Telehealth in Conducting Systematic Desensitization, Daniel Katz

Vulnerable Narcissism and Authenticity: Alienation from the Real Self and the Pathway to Reconnection, Callison Kernick

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Affirming Care: Lessons from Minority Stress Model to Bolster Mental Health Outcomes for LGBTQ+ Youth in Primary Care, Kyrie Lampert

Relationship of Block Design with Motor Function, Melissa J. Levy

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Cognitive Assessment of Latinx/e Bilinguals in the United States: A Fictitious Case Study, Vanessa Magro

To Telehealth or Not, That Is the Question: Current and Anticipated Use of Psychological Telehealth for Clinicians Working with the Perinatal-to-Age-5 Population, Stephanie Pinch

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An Intersubjective Approach to the Role of Anger in Differentiation and the Development of a Cohesive Self: A Case Study, Hannah Schriber

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Adapting Grief and Bereavement-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chinese-identifying Individuals in America: A Cultural Analysis, Ian Tsang

“Stronger than You Think:” Examining Post-Traumatic Growth, Quality of Life and Social Support for English-Speaking Latina Women Recently Diagnosed with Cancer, Philippa (Pippa) Tucker

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Successful Crisis Teams: Targeting Themes Related to Well-Being and Productivity, Dana Rae Vessio

Filipino American Therapists and White Supremacy: Training as a Filipino American Therapist Whilst Navigating the Model Minority Myth and Colonial Mentality in Graduate School, Jerimi Infante Vindua

Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2022

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Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Patients: Guidelines for Neuropsychological Evaluation and Management, Ali Al-Humadi

Program Evaluation and Wider Demographic Study of the Denver Area Non-profit Parenting After Divorce, Martha M. Bautista-Biddle

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The Impact of a Relationship Education Program on Health Disparities Among Pregnant Women, Anne Clara Biermann

A Phenomenology of Meme Culture Across 2020, Carolyn Black

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A Proposed Grief Support Group Intervention for College Students at a University Counseling Center, Kyle Cacoyannis

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“It’s Right Below the Surface”: Clinicians’ Experiences of Shame in Therapy Work with Adult Clients with Body Shame, Body Image Concerns, or Eating Disorder(s), Tess Carroll Keeley

Strive United: Answering the Call to Support Athletes Through Retirement from Sport, Kirsten Anne Cooper

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Asexuality and Demisexuality: Clinical Implications of Sexual Identity, Michael Scott Fiorini

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La Luz: Illuminating the Effects of Language and Considering the Role of Culture in a Postpartum Depression Prevention Program for Spanish- and English-Speaking Mothers, Erin Flanagan

Leadership and Psychology: An Anecdotal Exploration of Administrator Experiences, William Giddings

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The Necessity of Trauma-focused Curricula in Mental Health Graduate Programs: Advocating for Comprehensive Trauma Etiology and Treatment Education with Proposed Course Outline, Aaron S. Gillespie

A Mental Performance Protocol Developed for a Four-Person Endurance Team: Rowing the Atlantic Ocean, Scotty Marie Hanley

End-of-Life Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Best Practice Guide for Medical and Mental Health Professionals Around Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Care, Georgette Harper

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A Missing Narrative: The Creation of a Trauma-informed Children’s Book for Children in the Foster Care System, Elizabeth Hoff Saunderson

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Older Adults and Suicide as Examined Through the Lens of Joiner's Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, Pamela Holmes

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Psilocybin and the Psychologist: A Proposed Methodology for Exploring the Effects of Clinicians’ Psychedelic Experiences on Their Clinical Practice, Brian N. Iliescu

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The ACT of Being a Pre-doctoral Intern: A Personal Account of Navigating the Dynamics of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Abby Jay

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"Stay Strong": Internalized Stigma, Religiosity and Black Mental Health in Colorado, Breigh Jones-Coplin

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Working with Families with Refugee Experiences in the United States: The Impact of Forced Displacement on Parent-child Relationships After Resettlement, Sakshi Kapur

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Therapist Self-disclosure with Mandated College Students: A Case Study, Zachary Lattanzio

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Unreality and Loss of Self: Dissociative Experiences in Buddhist Practitioners, Jill Loving

Managing Multiple Transferences from a Self-psychology Perspective: A Case Study of an Older Adult, Gabriel Maletta

Developing a Comprehensive and Inclusive Initial Client Screen, Ashley Marsh

Feminist Supervision: A Proposal for Peer Supervision Training Through the Feminist Lens, Kate McGuire

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Providing Effective Assessment Feedback to Patients: Lessons Learned from Feedback After a Severe Injury, Kelsie McQuinn

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Attachment Theory to Inform Intervention in Correctional Populations with Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use Disorders, Samantha Mendoza

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Athletic Injury and Resources for Student-Athletes: A Proposal for an Athlete Injury Playbook, Jessica J. Pauley

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Can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu be a Viable Treatment Option for Law Enforcement Officers with PTSD?, Megan Rinderer

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Psychologists’ Graduate Training Experience and Attitudes in Religion and Spirituality, Kristi Santiago

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It Takes a Village: Tribalism as a Premise to Understand Societal Responsibility and Impact of Mass Violence, Paige D. Schultz

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An Analysis of Military Service Academies Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Through Reports, Research, and Media Coverage, Lisa “Tana” Youn Kyung Sharp

Case Study: Compulsive Eating Behaviors from an Intersubjective Lens, Monica Smith Acuña

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Unique Types of Angel and Ghost Memories in Low-income, Diverse Pregnant Women, Rebecca Spear

Best Practice Guidelines for Supervising Probationers with Brain Injury, Molly Standeven

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Mindfulness and the Relationship Between Connectedness to Nature and Affect, Mathew Stewart

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Psychologists on Interdisciplinary Teams: Barriers to Interdisciplinary Work for Psychologists at the Pre-doctoral Level and Beyond, Alison C. Swisher

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Bipolar Disorder & Substance Use Treatment in Adults: A Tool for Recovery, Kaitlin Vieweg Parker

An Inquiry: The Role of Teachers in Psychoeducational Assessments, Andrea Villalobos

A Culturally Informed Approach to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Special Operations Forces, Michael J. Vollmer

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The Intersubjective Perspective: An Effective Treatment Model for Incarcerated Clients, Zachary Grant Weiss

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The Devil’s Advocate: The Relational Therapist as Jung’s Fourth in the Treatment of Queer Christian Clients, Whitney Wilson

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Filling the GAAAPPS: Generating Affirming Asian American Perinatal Psychological Services, Jennifer Yuen

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An Assessment of ADHD/LD Support in PsyD Programs from the Perspective of Faculty Advisors, Mac Zimdars

A Certifications Treatment Manual for Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, Alexandra Zott

Doctoral Papers/Masters Projects from 2021

Law Enforcement Job Suitability Evaluations: How Military Service Influences Psychological Testing and Suitability, Ethan Bannar

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Canine-assisted Exposure Therapy, Stephanie B. Bono

The Stalking Prevention Model (SPM): A Preliminary Model for Managing Client Stalking of Psychology Trainees, Vera Bublitz

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The Risks for Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating in Refugee & Immigrant Experiences and the Imperative of Culturally Alert Screening, Chantal A. Bushelle

Body Acceptance Through Perinatal Intervention: A Group Proposal, Maria Elsa Canyon Meyer

The Therapeutic Value of Intersubjective Systems Theory with an Adult Adoptee: A Case Study, Margaret Dunn

Outcomes from a University-based Outpatient Competency Restoration Program, Kirsten Fahlbusch

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Mothers Know Best: Guidance for Healthcare Providers on Early Identification of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders, Klarissa I. Garcia Orellana

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Resilience in Cancer Patients, Lori A. Gardner

The Clinical Applicability of Therapeutic Assessment Techniques in Forensic Assessment, Dana Gau

How Equine-assisted Psychotherapy Can Improve Posttraumatic Growth Outcomes in United States Military Personnel, Dani Hamilton

Bilingual Psychologists' Approaches to Psychological Assessment with Bilingual/Bicultural Children and Adolescents, Emily Harrington

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Urban School Violence Prevention: A Suggested Intervention Utilizing Liberation Psychology, Meghan K. Hogan

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“Soldiers of the Same Struggle”: A Comparison of Attachment and Personality Between Justice-involved Youth in Gangs and Not in Gangs, Lyndsey Keyte

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Encountering Death: A Training Proposal for Psychologists Addressing Death Anxiety and End-of-Life Care, Bridget Kromrey

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Smartphone mHealth Application Development, Alex Littleton

Fear: Friend or Foe? A Qualitative Analysis of Fear in Extreme Sports, Casey Mangnall

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Stagnation in Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Approach, Kristine McCormick

Fascism as an Ordinary Human Phenomenon, David B. Miller

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A Culturally and Structurally Sensitive Approach to Working with Suicidal Latinx Individuals: Recommendations for Clinicians, Jessa Navidé

So, You Think You Can Row? – An Exploratory Study on One Team’s Experience Rowing the Atlantic Ocean, Elizabeth Wendell Robinson

Therapeutic Assessment With First Episode Psychosis: Potential Effects on Treatment Engagement, Lindsay Rosen