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Digital Westwood/Irvine Dissertations

These are the dissertations which we have in digital form.   Because of copyright concerns I can't post the actual dissertation. Access is limited to Chicago School students, faculty and staff.  If you want the dissertation, click on the "request this dissertation" link and I will email it to you.  (If you don't have your default email set up and no page comes up when you click on the link, then just send me an email requesting the dissertation.  Please either send the request from your Chicago School email account or include your name so I can verify that you may receive the dissertation.)   The dissertations are listed in alphabetical order by the author.  If you need help finding a dissertation on a particular topic, please search the dissertation catalog  or contact the Westwood librarian.

Adler, Philip Stanford.  2010.  Self defined social identity and its role in sense of well being in high school students.    Click here to request this dissertation

Ahmadi, Mohamad-Reza.  2009.  Effects of birth order on academic achievement, social problem solving and self-esteem    Click here to request this dissertation

Ahooraiyan, Afsaneh. 2010.  The effects of accepting the past on life satisfaction and successful aging in the elderly    Click here to request this dissertation

Alaverdian, Margrit.  2009.   A theoretical exploration in to the role of family for Armenian women diagnosed with breast cancer: a Bowenian perspective    Click here to request this dissertation

Amerri, Sarah.  2007.   Cancer and the family emotional system:a Bowenian perspective  Click here to request this dissertation

Armandpour, Gelareh. 2009. Examining the relationship between perceived social support and life satisfaction in later life     Click here to request this dissertation

Bahador, Alborz.  2010.  Liminal dynamics: personal and collective influences on second generation Iranian-American males in the United States     Click here to request this dissertation

Bosch, Stan. 2009. Analytical group psychotherapy as rite of initiation and an alternative to gang membership: toward a treatment plan for at-risk youth     Click here to request this dissertation

Brosh, Andra. 2007. The maternal mind: a psychological study of pregnancy and new motherhood     Click here to request this dissertation

Charbaszcz, Darrel Edward. 2011.  Artology: A manual-based therapeutic art program to reduce stress, anxiety, and anger of male inmates in a correctional institution      Click here to request this dissertation

Chavez, Shannon M.  2010.  An attachment-oriented psychodynamic therapy manual for the treatment of love addiction.    Click here to request this dissertation

Churchwell, Tasceaie.  2009.  The effect of religious practice on marital satisfaction: an object relations perspective  Click here to request this dissertation

Core, Flora. 2009. Adult attachment patterns of adult children of divorced parents and their intimacy implications Click here to request this dissertation

Coukoulis, Peter.  2011.  A theoretical exploration of men in midlife crisis     Click here to request this dissertation

Crook, Chuck.  2010.  The phenomenon of self in meditation and psychotherapy       Click here to request this dissertation

Cutting, Roger.  2009.  An empirical exploration of professional identity in physician assistants with contributions toward a contemporary epigenetic theory and dynamic-systems model of identity       Click here to request this dissertation

Davis, Jessica.  2009.   A theoretical exploration of the feminine principle in an emerging adult woman's journey toward individuation    Click here to request this dissertation

Derhy-Snijders, Carla. 2007.   Self-objectification and attachment styles in adult women with subclinical eating disorders    Click here to request this dissertation

DeSiena, Ronaye Calvert.  2011.  A treatment plan for working with gang members utilizing genograms      Click here to request this dissertation

DiNoble, Amy.  2009.   Examining the relationship between adult attachment style and mindfulness traits    Click here to request this dissertation

Dong-Matsuda, Suzie.  2009.  A study of Vietnamese activists committed to socio-political changes in Vietnam  Click here to request this dissertation

Dunham, Margaret. 2007. A theoretical exploration of Buddhist meditation for therapists working with borderline patients: an intersubjective perspective      Click here to request this dissertation

DuVall, Dee. 2009. A theoretical understanding of a father's role in the development of a daughter's sexuality, self-differentiation and partner selection         Click here to request this dissertation

Eddy-Bross, Kimberly.  2010.  An exploration of countertransference issues faced by beginning therapists from the supervisor's perspective       Click here to request this dissertation

Edelmann, Catherine. 2008. From Persephone to Athena: patriarchal oppression of the feminine psyche                   Click here to request this dissertation

Edwards, Natalia. 2009. The role of the father-son attachment organization and the part it plays in the son's ability or inability to come out to his father         Click here to request this dissertation

Filoso, Andrea.  2010.  Sandplay with Native Americans   Click here to request this dissertation

Flanigan, Melissa.  2010.  Obesity as an expression of addiction: a neurobiological view on the effectiveness of treatment for obesity as substance dependence.      Click here to request this dissertation

Ghods, Gina. 2008. Coping skills of Iranian women who involuntarily immigrated to the United States as adolescents    Click here to request this dissertation

Gluck, Paulina E.  2011.  Emotional intelligence and interpersonal relationships among couples of children diagnosed with autism   Click here to request this dissertation

Goldberger, K. Geborah G.  2010.  A study of atypical and aberrant socio-sexual behaviors in the lower functioning late teen and young adult male population with autism       Click here to request this dissertation

Gonzalez, Susette. 2009. Child abuse and alcoholism in the Latino community: the psycho-social and spiritual perspective of women married to male substance abusers         Click here to request this dissertation

Grant, W. Christopher. 2009.  Hardiness and internalized homophobia in homosexual men   Click here to request this dissertation

Grapes, Lori J.  2010.  Attachment, mentalization, and affect regulation: intimacy and conflict in adult romantic relationships       Click here to request this dissertation

Gudeman, Vaheideh.  2008.  An investigation of Persian women and their choice of romantic partner: a Bowenian perspective    Click here to request this dissertation

Hansen, Alicia. 2007. An investigation of alexithymia in abused women       Click here to request this dissertation

Harwin, Sandra. 2007. The effect of the media’s portrayal of celebrity eating disorders on the body image of female Latina adolescents     Click here to request this dissertation

Hatch, Elizabeth. 2010. An examination of the relationship between caregiver fusion and recovery among opiate addicts       Click here to request this dissertation

Heath, Deborah. 2009. The relationship between workplace motivation and attitudes on career commitment in children's social workers      Click here to request this dissertation

Heidrich, Brenda. 2008. Life satisfaction and acculturation in first generation female muslim and jewish Iranian immigrants to the United States      Click here to request this dissertation

Hemmat, Alex. 2009. Jungian personality characteristics of entrepreneurship in Iranian American and Euro-American business men      Click here to request this dissertation

Holz, Alexis.  2011.  Complex traumatic stress: using movement to form an original treatment plan     Click here to request this dissertation

Ingram, Mark. 2008. The relationship between attachment security and risk taking in rock climbers     Click here to request this dissertation

Johnson, Susan. 2007. Midlife women: attachment style anxiety, depression, and self-esteem      Click here to request this dissertation

Kahal, Allison.  2008.  Initial training in evidence-based interventions for paraprofessionals working with children with autism spectrum disorders in elementary schools     Click here to request this dissertation

Kander, Marcia B.   2010.  A four-week cognitive behavioral treatment plan for women with late-onset eating disorders     Click here to request this dissertation

Kang, Young-Hwa.  2010.  Parent-child interactions in Korean Americans: an application of the Satir model    Click here to request this dissertation

Kavner, Carolyn. 2006.  The effect of a social emotional learning program on at-risk Hispanic middle school students Click here to request this dissertation

Kelly, Anais Munoz.  2012     A theoretical exploration of the feminine warrior archetype and how it can help women transcend depression    Click here to request this dissertation

Kemp, Mary. 2009. The efficacy of a 12-step program on PTSD: a Jungian perspective      Click here to request this dissertation

Kerns, Marie. 2009. A Jungian oriented treatment plan for women's liminal phase transition into mid-life     Click here to request this dissertation

Kerr, Ludmilla.  2011.  Family systems, archetypes, and the son's mother complex: a Jungian perspective Click here to request this dissertation

Khadavi, Nastaran.  2010.   Psychotherapists' perception of the factors influencing the outcome of family therapy        Click here to request this dissertation

Kim, Debi. 2008. The relationship between parental attachment anxiety and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the child, as manifested by parents' excessive reassurance seeking      Click here to request this dissertation

Kirlin, Ann Mc.  2009.   A treatment plan for elimination of sexual compulsions utilizing attachment theory and ETT™    Click here to request this dissertation

Koppang, Laura. 2008. Misidentification of children with specific learning disabilities      Click here to request this dissertation

Kunin, Douglas. 2011.     The emerging parents' resistance to their toddler's separation-individuation.      Click here to request this dissertation

Laaly, Mona. 2011.   The effects of birth order on the personality of the middle child       Click here to request this dissertation

Lawson-Taylor, Diane. 2009. The impact of the black church on African American youth      Click here to request this dissertation

Lee-Moreno, Debra. 2008. Theoretical exploration of the relationship between paternal approval and a feeling of wholeness of both genders      Click here to request this dissertation

Leibman, Ellis H. 2011. A Jungian oriented treatment plan for veterans in residential recovery: psychodrama utilization Click here to request this dissertation

Liu, Grace. 2010.    An evaluation of the school-based integrative treatment manual for children with autism spectrum disorders.       Click here to request this dissertation

Mafee, Mahsa. 2010. A theoretical conceptualization of the modern successful woman's experience of inner emptiness and lack of emotional satisfaction         Click here to request this dissertation

Mahmoudi, Rouhangiz. 2008. The role of pets to reduce anxiety in the elderly      Click here to request this dissertation

Marcus, Deke. 2011.  The effects of resilience training on post-traumatic stress disorder levels for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans        Click here to request this dissertation

Martin, Michele.  2010.  An Adlerian integrated treatment model for domestic violence, child abuse and parent education   Click here to request this dissertation

Mather-McDevitt, Jennifer.  2009.    The role of impulsivity in substance abuse treatment: a manual-based approach for mental health professionals   Click here to request this dissertation

Mayberry, Jaclyn. 2007.   Emerging adults moving back home with their parents and the differences in their developmental constructs     Click here to request this dissertation

Meza, Jose M. 2010. Multiple personality disorder and demonic possession Click here to request this dissertation

Moalemi, Nazila. 2009.     The impact of the father's absence through death during adolescence on the daughter's romantic relationships      Click here to request this dissertation

Motin, George, Jr. 2011. A treatment manual for cognitive behavioral play therapy for adults with depression      Click here to request this dissertation

Nahabedian, Marale. 2009.    A systemic psycho-educational communication model for developing parent-child congruency     Click here to request this dissertation

Nakabayashi, Sophia. 2010.   A psychodynamic treatment for a high-functioning autistic adolescent     Click here to request this dissertation

Namjoo, Sharareh. 2009.    A qualitative study of the mother's role in the daughter's development in establishing a destructive relationship to food     Click here to request this dissertation

Nanna, Barbara.  2009.   In my brother's shadow:  Sibling loss in emerging adulthood and the psychological impact on the surviving sibling’s identity      Click here to request this dissertation

Nardi, Amal. 2006.    The psychodynamics of first generation Arab-American Muslim women      Click here to request this dissertation

Nicolosi, Joseph. 2009.    The Echo role and a feminist self-concept     Click here to request this dissertation

Norman, Chris. 2007.    Psychological differences in medical oncologists who routinely refer or do not refer patients to psychotherapists       Click here to request this dissertation

Ofoegbu, Bosco Omezy Ihezuo.  2010.  The psyche and identity of Nigerians in America     Click here to request this dissertation

Olshan, Perry. 2009.    PTSD and severely emotionally disturbed adolescents    Click here to request this dissertation

O'Mahony, Helene. 2008.     Variables leading to success or failure in a substance abuse treatment program for veterans      Click here to request this dissertation

Pattiz, Mary. 2008.   The effects of a telephone-based continuing care program on drug and alcohol abstinence for former substance abuse patients     Click here to request this dissertation

Pham, Jennie. 2008.     Caught between two conflicting worlds: acculturation experience of Vietnamese men     Click here to request this dissertation

Pham, Lorna. 2011. The effects of colonial mentality on the Filipino identity development of 1.5 generation Filipino Americans          Click here to request this dissertation

Pham, Shaelyn. 2007.    Relationship between children's perception of parenting styles in relation to differences in differentiation of self among Vietnamese-American compared with Caucasian-American adolescents     Click here to request this dissertation

Pikover, Larisa. 2010. Exposure to community violence and the impact on children's psycho-social development      Click here to request this dissertation

Pratt, Linda.  2012.  An integrated communication treatment model designed to reduce anxiety, depression, and postraumatic stress with female victims of domestic violence       Click here to request this dissertation

Ramirez, Luis Dinamitardo Lara.  2011.  Intimacy: a theoretical exploration on the influence of exposure from domestic violence, child abuse, and lack of early attachment from primary caregiver     Click here to request this dissertation

Rayo de Seliktar, Iris. 2009.    Acculturation and psychological distress in undocumented Hispanic female adults in the United States        Click here to request this dissertation

Reyes, Darya. 2009.    Dual diagnosis hospitalized patients: identifying their relapse triggers in order to determine appropriate treatment      Click here to request this dissertation

Rice, Linda Marie.  2010.   Generalization of social skills following a computer based intervention for elementary school aged children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders       Click here to request this dissertation

Rich, Trisha. 2009.     Understanding the effects of grief, depression, shame and loss issues for caregiving grandparents      Click here to request this dissertation

Rips, Martin.  2010.    Counter-transference disclosure: a contemporary psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of the alcoholic patient by therapists in recovery          Click here to request this dissertation

Roohi, Hengameh.  2008.  Levels of differentiation among Iranian Baha'i females   Click here to request this dissertation

Saenz, Michelle D.  2010.  Behavior interventionist burnout: the importance of coping    Click here to request this dissertation

Saketkhoo, Shayesteh H.  2010.  The effects of a school-based emotional intelligence training program for impulse and anger management in a sample of at-risk adolescents      Click here to request this dissertation

Schwartz, Ginger. 2010.    An attachment perspective on the use of therapist self-disclosure in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy      Click here to request this dissertation

Schwartz, Wendy M.  2009.  The relationship between attachment styles and seeking romantic relationships among single adult females     Click here to request this dissertation

Shapiro, Scott.  2010.  Religious experience as seen through the eyes of an analyst: a phenomenological study    Click here to request this dissertation

Sheblid, Mehrnoosh. 2009.    Daimonic quest.  A manual on the process of individuation through the projection of the archetypal lover     Click here to request this dissertation

Shlanger, Maya M.  2010.  The effect of therapists' meditation practices on their level of therapeutic empathy and self-efficacy    Click here to request this dissertation

Shoja, Elham. 2008.    A developmental perspective on the Cluster B personality disorders utilizing the attachment theory and the psychoanalytic applied defense mechanisms    Click here to request this dissertation

Siadat, Vaheed. 2009.    A theoretical exploration of impact of parental divorce on young male's romantic relationship     Click here to request this dissertation

Siegel, Dale. 2008.     Implications of preparing Jewish couples for marriage using the Jewish Premarital Inventory   Click here to request this dissertation

Sigal-Liberman, Alex. 2010 The relationship between the quality of early childhood attachment, ability to contain traumatic events, and coping      Click here to request this dissertation

Sinjur, Ivy. 2009.      Quantum mechanics and modern analysis: a theoretical and empirical evaluation of a manualized integrative therapeutic model     Click here to request this dissertation

Sinnott, Cary. 2010.  An examination of the influence of interparental conflict on the adult child's romantic relationships     Click here to request this dissertation

Spellman, Shauna.  2010.  The subjective experience of parents engaged in a conflicted divorce.  Click here to request this dissertation

Sugarman, Elizabeth. 2009.    The correlates between secure attachment and self-compassion, happiness and satisfaction with life    Click here to request this dissertation

Sukiasyan, Vahe. 2011. The relationship between acculturation, depression, and anxiety in first generation Armenians living in Los Angeles      Click here to request this dissertation

Talei, Farzaneh Fay. 2011. A substance abuse treatment plan for teenage mothers: an attachment theory perspective    Click here to request this dissertation

Tamayo, Monica.  2011.  Death preparation among older Catholics     Click here to request this dissertation

Thorsen, Mara T.  2010.   The relationship between personality organization and the capacity for intimacy in adults       Click here to request this dissertation

Vahidi, Tabasom. 2009.     Gender role attitude, spousal support, and marital satisfaction among Iranian-American immigrant women      Click here to request this dissertation

Vevaina, Zena. 2007.     A brief individualized cognitive-behavioral program for domestic violence victims     Click here to request this dissertation

Walker, Eric.  2010.  Combining outdoor experiential therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy for the non-residential treatment of young male internet pornography addiction      Click here to request this dissertation

Wallace, Gene. 2008.    The practice of spirituality and preparation for dying in the older adult population     Click here to request this dissertation

Wheeler, Aimee.  2010. The effectiveness of a 10-week group intervention for high functioning new mothers and infants     Click here to request this dissertation

Yahoudai, Joanna. 2009.   A theoretical investigation into the process of individuation and its influence on happiness: a Jungian perspective     Click here to request this dissertation

Zamani, Nazila.  2010.  Potential applications of modern psychoanalysis to stress management    Click here to request this dissertation

Zandieh, Gilda. 2007.    The relationship between acculturation and psychosocial adjustment among Iranian immigrants     Click here to request this dissertation

Zhukov, Vera. 2009.    An application of Kohut's self psychology to the analysis of Fyodor Dostoevsky     Click here to request this dissertation

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