The Counselor Education Capstones collection includes graduate student capstone papers from 2014 to present.

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Capstone Papers from 2018

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Counseling Sexual Assaulted Adolescents and Young Adults, Luann Gregorich

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School's Impact on Immigrant Students' Self-Identity, Chris Caduff

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Addiction in the Workplace: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Options, Kacie Lovas

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Treating Incarcerated Women with Co-Occurring Disorders, Jennifer Nichols

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Binge Eating Disorder, Kristin Olsen

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Success for Every Child: The Impact of Teacher Perceptions on Student Achievement, Sarah K. Pease

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School Refusal Among Adolescents: An Exploration of Cause and Interventions, Stacy Quam

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Impacts Interpersonal Relationships in the Perpetuation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Jade Miles

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Mental Health Counselors and Vicarious Trauma, Nicole Sobkowiak

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Addressing Student Motivation in the School Setting, Hanna Niccum

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Implementing a Trauma-sensitive School Approach, Janelle Studnicka

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Positive and Negatives Outcomes of Social Media in Adolescents, Emily A. Norton

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Suicide Prevention and Response in the College Setting, Emily Peterson

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Best-Practice Treatment Approaches for Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault, Anne Marie Riddle

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The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools, Nathan Tuma

Capstone Papers from 2017

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Impacts of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adult Psychosocial Functioning, Kristen Brown

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Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Women in Adulthood, Elizabeth Stiernagle

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Assessment & Access: Considerations When Working with Sex Offenders, Kaitlin Flesch

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Strategies for Addressing the Impact of Secondary Trauma on Mental Health Professionals, Ashley Bauer

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How the Socialization Norms of Athletics Affects High School Student-Athletes, Hailey Brown

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Internet Gaming and Aggression in Adolescent Males, Michael Forsythe

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Physical Activity Integration in Schools: A Review of Benefits to Academics Success and Mental Health Stability, Kayla Kujak

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Risk Factors and Interventions for Suicide Among College Students, Amy McAulay

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A Literature Review of the Public Stigma of Mental Illness, Lisa Rogers

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Are Cultural Adaptations of ESTs an Appropriate Response to Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes of Ethnic/Cultural minorities? An Appraisal of the Response, David A. Scales

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Working with Students Living in Poverty: What Can School Counselors Do?, Krystle Seekamp

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Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the School Setting, Katlyn Trumm

Capstone Papers from 2016

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Treating Trauma with Exposure Therapy, Gretchen Otto

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Effects of Poverty on Adolescent Mental Health, Morgan Dannecker

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The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression, Alexis J. Hauser

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Veteran's Deaths Due to Suicide Have Increased to an Alarming Rate, Jason D. Marquardt

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Integrating Nature into the Helping Professions, Jacob Radtke

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Behavioral Activation Therapy in Treating Depression, Brian Strauss

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Administration Policy Impacts on Counselor Productivity and Overall Job Satisfaction, Bailey Ziemann

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Families Living in the Crisis of Poverty: Why a Motivational Interviewing Approach Makes Sense, Martha Lyn Thomford

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Improving Academic Motivation, Whitney Ryan

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Treatment for Complex Trauma and Substance Abuse for Adult Males in Residential Addiction Treatment, Kristin J. Wilson

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Comprehension of Counselor Education Course Materials in Online Versus Face-to-Face Courses, Chelsee J. Ahumada

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The Impact on Hmong College Students Dealing with Acculturation: The Importance of Being Culturally Competent, Chong Her

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Environmental Enrichment and Substance Use Disorders, John Ambrose

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First and Second Generation Immigrant Students: Breaking Down the Barriers to K-12 English Language Learner Success, Sarah J. Campbell

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Consequences of the Bystander Effect in Relation to Bullying, Underage Alcohol Consumption, and Suicide/Suicidal Ideation, Dana Erickson

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Recommendations to Practitioners for Adolescent Clients with a History of Trauma, Keiko L. Heitman

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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Amanda Jensen

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Child Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and the Role of the School Counselor, Ryan A. McRae

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Psychosocial and Psychological Challenges Faces Women Diagnosed with Cancer, Nancy L. Miller

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Perceptions and Choice Theory in Schools and Counseling, Ryan M. Schaller

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Spirituality in Mental Health Counseling, Matthew Welacha

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders, John Newman

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Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: A Review of Risk Factors, Fundamental Program Components and the Coping Power Program, Mary Sussenguth

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Use of Art Therapy in Treating Children with PTSD, Kelly Puent

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Communication in the 21st Century: Implications of Counseling in a Digital World, Rebecca Johnson

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The Cycle of Victimization of Incarcerated Women, Michelle Woodworth

Capstone Papers from 2015

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The Effects of Bullying on Sexual Minority Youth: The Importance of Creating an Inclusive School Climate, Elizabeth A.M. Strunz

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Peer-Mediated Interventions for Students Classified with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Erin M. Burns

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Impact of Abuse Throughout a Child's Psychological Development, Michael Wurdeman

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The Relationship of Coaching Football and Counseling: Building a Championship System, Brent E. Schroeder

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Barriers for Rural Victims of Domestic Violence, Malorie Wolf

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Gender Role Conflict and Men's Attitudes Towards Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol Use and Depression, Mario Carrillo

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Supporting College Students with A.D.H.D., Justin Huegel

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Mindfulness-Based Practice in Schools, Nicole E. Klein

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Mediation of Adolescent High-Risk Behaviors: A Curriculum Based Risk Assessment Approach, Daniel Lindenfeld

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Helping to Health Through Yoga: Exploring Yoga as an Adjunctive Therapy Tool for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sara Richeson

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Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mika Baer

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Effectively combining PBIS and the Nurtured Heart Approach, Erin Bremer

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Effects of Childhood Trauma on Students: The Role of School Counselors, Emily R. Dierling

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School Connectedness: An Analysis of Students' Relationship with Their School, Marshall Kading

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: Tapping with Adolescents in a School Setting, Megan E. Leisen

Capstone Papers from 2014

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Creating an Inclusive School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students, Tosha Farrell

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Professional Development and the Growth of Professional Learning Communities in Education, Chelsie Hinrichs

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Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders: Current treatments and direction for further study, Kate Radsek

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Effects of Sex Education and Media on Teenage Pregnancy, Jennifer Coppens

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Exploring the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy in School Counseling: Using AAT with Adolescents Who Have Internalizing Disorders, Leah Jagodzinski

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Students Seeking Attention, Dan Lecheler

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School-wide Bully Prevention Programs Designed for use in Elementary Schools, Melissa Pannell

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Anticipatory Grief and Compassion Fatigue: Definitions and Guidelines for Caregivers, Mary Kay Haupt

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Combating Eating Disorders by Addressing Body Image Issues in Schools, Brittany Ballweg

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K-12 School-Based Interventions Effective with Children and Adolescents from Divorced Families, Michelle McCoy

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Social Cognitive Career Theory, Generativity and Job Loss, Kevin Miller

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The Effects of Multicultural Immersion Programs on Students’ Multicultural Competency Development, Robert Christiano

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The Effects of Competition in the K-12 School Setting and its Relationship to Behavior Modification, Andrea Heinrich

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Gender Differences and Impact on Addictions Treatment: Special consideration for working with Female Clients, Amy Horihan

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Taking a Mindful Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment Through Dialectical Behavior, Nicole Kirchner

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Animal-Assisted Therapy In Elementary Schools, Steve Kurschner

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Benefits of a School-based Resilience Program for Adolescents Faced with Adversity, Madeline McRae

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Allowing Horses to Heal: The Healing Power of Equines in Therapeutic Settings, Bethany Mota

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Evolving Mentoring into E-mentoring for Future Applications and Improvement, Andrew James Wood

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Enhancing the Administrator-School Counselor Relationship, Courtney Zeimet