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Sarah Christian | Chair: Dr. Amy Kostelic | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/52/
  Body Image Impacts on Sexual Experiences         

Alexander Elswick | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/51/
  Emerging Adults and Recovery Capital: Barriers and Facilitators to Recovery

Joseph Hannan | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/50/
  Formative Evaluation of a Family Cooperation Board Game          

Kayla N  Jansen | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/49/
  Extended Family Relationships: How They Impact the Mental Health of Young Adults       


Cortnie Baity | Chair: Dr. Jennifer Hunter | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/36/    
  Healthy Reintegration: The Effectiveness of Military Teen Adventure Camp Participation on Adolescent Perceptions of Self-efficacy 

Patrick Bortz | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/44/
  A formative evaluation of a smart phone application for couples: The affectionate gesture planner

Guangyi Cui | Chair: Dr. Vazsonyi | Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/47/
  Do Beliefs about Sex Behaviors Mediate the Link between Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sex and Risky Sexual Behaviors?

Lekpoh Dwanyen | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/40/
  Postpartum Depression: The Effects of a Video-based Intervention on Knowledge and Stigma

Zuzana Gassova | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/39/
  Characteristics and Ethics of E-therapy Websites with Marriage and Family Therapists     

Teresa Hardin | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/41/
   Educational Experiences Of Foster Children And Communication Patterns Of Key Stakeholders: The Foster Parent Perspective

Jessica King | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/48/
  How therapists use and choose mindfulness to treat trauma: A review of three major issues.       

Jillian Norwick | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/35/
  "Don't Have Sex, You'll Get Pregnant and Die!": Female University Students' Experiences iwth Abstinence-Only Education

Lucia Novakova | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/37/
Perceptions in Predicting Actor and Partner Sexual and Relational Satisfaction in Couple Relationships

Katherine Oliver | Chair: Dr. Claudia Heath | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/46/
  College Educated, African American Women's Marital Choices

Dayna Parrett | Chair: Dr. Ken Culp III | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/38/
  Family Dinner Across Generations: My How Times Have Changed?

Ilana Pinsky | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/43/
  Attachment Quality and Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Functioning in Romantic Relationships of Combat Veterans 


Aiello, Erin | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/25
   How do perceived gender roles influence the number of attempted medical interventions of infertile couples?

Jenkins, Toby Q. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/26
   Husband's response to infidelity.

Jury, Katherine H. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/30
   Adult adoptee coping and resolution of adoption related ambiguous losses.

Krizova, Katarina | Chair: Dr. Claudia Heath | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/28
   ADHD children and mental health service use: Maternal determinants.

Kusisto, Laura | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/31
   The impact of video chatting on idealization and disillusionment for long distance dating couples.

Pendleton, Kassidy | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/24
   Female adolescent's experience of their therapist crying in therapy.

Stillwell, Marla C. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/22
   Cultivating partnerships between community leaders and service agencies to provide support for military families.


Armes, Stephanie E. | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/17
   The mindfully attached therapist: Factors that predict and prevent the development of compassion fatigue.

Dooley, Brigitte A. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/11
   Attitudes toward assisted reproductive technology: The effects of gender, relationship status, age and sexual orientation.

Ernsberger, Staci | Chair: Dr. Amy Hosier | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/18
   Death acceptance in widowhood.

Gresham, Haley | Chair: Dr. Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/15
   Practice patterns of equine assisted psychotherapists.

Hellmann, Joanne N. | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/19
   Social and psychological factors related to the career exploration process of young adults.

Hendricks, Katelyn B. | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/16
   Graduates' perspectives on transition from college graduation to the workplace: A qualitative approach.

Setari, Ryan R. | Chair: Dr. Bob Flashhman | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/14
   Summative evaluation of the high school financial planning program in rural Kentucky.

Sonntag, Courtney | Chairs: Drs. Trent Parker & Ron Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/21
   A guy walks into a bar . . . : Exploring the use of humor in therapy.

Thompson, Amber A. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/13
   Romantic relationships in the context of parenting children with autism.


Carlson, Matthew W. | Chair Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/10
   Maximizing benefits and minimizing impacts: Dual-earner couples' division of household labor.

Machaty, Agnes | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/7
   Dispositional optimism and marital adjustment.

Reed, Kayla | Chair Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/8
   How parental divorce during emerging adulthood gives meaning to emerging adults' experiences: A phenomenological approach.

Hamilton, Kristen | Chair: Dr. Claudia Heath | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/9
   The effects of marital conflict and marital environment on change in marital status.


Dalton, Melissa D. | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/3
   Effects of self-directed physiological monitoring on therapist anxiety.

Little, Christina A. | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson
   The presence of family boundary ambiguity in partners of deployed military personnel.

Nordquist, Erica | Co-Chairs: Drs. Amy Hosier & Nathan Wood
   The link between recalled parental differential treatment and self-worth.

Peoples, Benita | Chair: Dr. Donna Smith
   Narrative on motherhood of incarcerated women.

Puckett, Jillian M. | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/2
   Clients' experiences of spirituality in couple's therapy.

Smith, Lindsay | Chair: Dr. Jennifer Hunter
   How state regulations and level of financial certainty influence adoption rates.

Washington, Katherine N. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/hes_etds/5
   Romantic attachment among young adults: The effects of parental divorce and residential instability.

Zhang, Quin | Chair: Dr. Hyungsoo Kim
   Preference for retirement savings plans and self-regulation.


Blackburn, Kristyn M. | Chair: Dr. Trent Parker | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/104
   The effect of client self-disclosure on the physiological arousal of the therapist.

Compton, Laura M. | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/94
   Knowledge and acknowledgement of posttraumatic stress disorder and effects on military couples.

Flannery, Sarah M. | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson
   An evaluation of "The Home is Where the Health Is" project.

Rorer, Alisha | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood
   Resiliency in Black father-son relationships.

Shalash, Fatimah | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/109
   Sibling conflict resolution styles and marital conflict resolution styles.

Smith, Lauren W. | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/116
   A Qualitative inquiry into understanding the experience of wilderness family therapists.


Dougherty, Sally | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson
   Exploring the relationship between foster parents and foster agencies.

Durbin, Jessica R. | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood
   Parental demandingness, control, and involvement: Predictors of female career decisions and marital attitudes.

Garrett, Nicole D. | Chair: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson
   Same baby, different time: A description of the transition to parenthood in graduate school.

Perry, Martha S. | Chair: Ronald Werner-Wilson | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/66
   Face to face versus compute-mediated communication: Couples satisfaction and experience across conditions.

Stork-Hestad, Nicole B. | Co-Chairs: Drs. Ronald Werner-Wilson & Jason Hans | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/38
   A non-marital, romantic dissolution study.

Strickler, Brooke L. | Chair: Dr. Jason Hans
   Defining infidelity: Attitudes, behaviors, and attributions.

Sutter, Julianne V. | Chair: Dr. Nathan Wood | Available at http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/14
   Assessing impact of affect recognition on therapeutic relationship.