Counseling and Human Development Students Showcase Their Master's Thesis Research

Each year, master’s students in the Warner School’s counseling and human development programs present their thesis research projects at the Annual Master’s Thesis Symposium and Supervisor Reception. The capstone projects represented this year reflect the scholarly and enthusiastic efforts of the students to attain high ideals and share their research with peers, mentors, family, and friends. Students will present their research projects from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester.

The thesis projects for 2008 include:

Divorce Resource Manual for Elementary School Students by Darci Albanese

Effective Methods of Coping for Families with Children with Disabilities: Tapping into the Spiritual Realm as a Powerful Resource by Bethanne Bauer

Family Counseling as Prevention and Support to Parents in the Construction of Positive Adolescent Development Experiences by Tabitha Brown

The Realities of Cyber-bullying: Collaborating with Stakeholders to Create a Comprehensive School-Based Plan for a Safer Anti-Bullying Community by Michelle Chichester

Societal Influences in the Increased Incidence of Eating Disorders in Adolescent Females by Christina L. Cooke

Dating Violence Prevention: Lesson Plans and Activities for School Counselors by Angela Covich

Linking Longitudinal Student Data and Human Development Theoretical Concepts to the College Summit Program by Preston Faulkner

School Refusal Behavior: Implications for School Counselors by Valerie Flint

Advocacy in the Schools for Disabled Students by Dan Green

Underage Drinking: The Social and Cultural History of Alcohol and Age-based Prohibition in the United States by Alex Gustafik

An Updated Look at Peer Mediation in Urban High Schools by Michelle Higgins

An Educator’s Guide to Crisis Intervention by Elizabeth Jeffries

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: A guide for Parents and Educators by Peter Kramer

When More than Resolve is Required: The Merits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy When Counseling Clients Dually-Diagnosed With Substance Abuse and Personality Disorders by Zach Lieberman

Culturally Competent Prevention Programs in Schools: Meeting the Needs of Pregnant Latino Teens by Nicholas Melendez

Parent Education in Monroe County: The Need for a Community Resource by Leah Mosher

High School Students of the Future: The Interface of Technology and School Counseling Practices in Meeting Student Needs by Laura Ryfun

Serving the Dually Diagnosed Agency Client: Closing Gaps in Advocacy, Education and Counseling Delivery Processes by Amanda McCormick Tavelaris

Improving Mental Health in the African American Community Through Preventative Counseling Interventions by Nina Shevon Tucker

Marketing the Rhetorical Adolescent: A Theory of Prescriptive Development by Alfred Vitale

The Importance of Mental Training in Athletics: Helping the Athletic Department Make Use of Sport Psychology by Shannon Walton

Practices and Places for Re-making Lives by A. Kimberly Yunker

Click here to view summaries of the students’ research.


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