M.S. in Clinical Psychology
A primary objective of the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program is to provide students with an opportunity to initiate and participate in research projects of interest to them. In addition to the completion of a quantitative master's thesis, students are encouraged to present their research at regionally and nationally based research conferences.
Selected CLU Master's Theses
- "Mental Health Perspectives of Native Americans", by Ruth Arvisio (August, 2011)
- "Relationship Satisfaction Across Sexual Orientation", by Samuel Van Buskirk (September, 2013)
- "Identity Integration and the Psychological Well-Being of Iranian Americans", by Halleh Hashtpari (May, 2014)
- Clinical Issues and Populations
- "Management of Experiential Avoidance in a College Population", by Alba Rocío Andrade (August, 2011)
- "The Effects of Community Violence and Substance Abuse on Adolescent Violent Behavior", by Yael De Leon (May, 2014)
- "Bullying and Depression in Children with Autism", by Danielle Epler (May, 2013)
- "Using Screening and Brief Intervention to Examine Alcohol and Drug Use and Mental Health in College Students", by Loretta Ransom (August, 2011)
- Quality of Life and Positive Psychology
- "Parable of the Servant: Attachment to God and Defensive Religion", by Stephanie Bucks (May, 2014)
- "Exploration of Adolescent Hope through Adolescent-Parent Relationships and Goals", by Jennifer Haeringer (May, 2014)
- "Validation of the FYI for Use in a College Population", by Bonnie Sibila Massie (May, 2014)
- "Trail and Ultrarunning: The Impact of Distance, Nature and Personality on Flow and Well-Being", by Crista Scott (May, 2013)
Selected Conference Presentations
- Stuntz, T. C., Moncharsh, A., & Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). Therapeutic Process and focus on client avoidance of difficult topics and emotions in-session and the use of coping skills. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
- Collette, A., Hashtpari, H., Lothrop, S., Stuntz, T., & Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). The effect of graduate training in dialectical behavior therapy: psychotherapy process. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
- Lothrop, S., & Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). Emotion-focus strategies in dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder with co-occurring substance dependence: a case study. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
- MacVie, J., Hill, H., & Bedics, J. D. (2013, November). The association between coping strategies and binge eating disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
- Wry, N., Bedics, J. D., & Atkins, D. C. (2011, November). The effect of case formulation training on patient outcome and the working alliance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.