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Theses and Dissertations

Name Document Title Publisher Date

Joshua Boe

*Dr. Elizabeth Wieling

The State of Transgender and Non-Binary Affirmative Training in Mental Health Graduate Education: Explorations and Implications for Clinical Practice

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Sydney Kronaizl

*Dr. Kalsea Koss

Neighborhood Safety and Adolescent Health and Functioning Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Access to Outdoor Play in Childhood

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Yiyi Dai

*Dr. Ted Futris

Conflict Management Mediates the Association between Financial Distress and Co-Parenting Relationship Quality for Married and Unmarried Couples in Child Welfare Services

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Ava Reck

*Dr. Steven Kogan

Predicting Attendance in a Family Centered Preventive Intervention for African American youth

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Mark Pettit

*Dr. Ted Futris

Testing the Associations of Coparenting and Parenting Self-Efficacy for the Parenting Stress Management of At-Risk Couples.

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Fall 2020

Yasemin Cava Tadik

*Geoffrey Brown

Longitudinal Associations between Marital Quality and Maternal Psychological Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Coparenting in US-Born and Non-US-Born Parents

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Summer 2020

Charity Somo

*Jerry Gale

Trauma-Informed Family Therapy: Considerations for the Systemic Treatment of Trauma in Refugee Communities

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Leslie Anderson

*Margaret Caughy

The Process of Ethnic-Racial Socialization in Black American Families with School Aged Children and Methodological Considerations for Secondary Qualitative Data Analysis

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Annika Karlsen

*Ted Futris

An Examination of Racial Ideologies and Dialogues about Racism among White College Students

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Sihong Liu

*Assaf Oshri

The Moderating Role of Amygdalar and Hippocampal Activations in the Effects of Family Rearing Environments on Youth Adjustment

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Danielle Augustine

*Margaret Caughy

Generativity and Community Engagement: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Cambodian and Laotian American Refugee Community Workers' Generativity

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Monysakada Phal

*Desiree Seponski

Contextualizing the Health-Seeking Behaviors of Cambodian Families Living in Poverty

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Dylan Hanley

*Steven Kogan

Childhood Adversity, Promotive Processes, and Rural African American Men’s Positive Development During Emerging Adulthood

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2020

Alycia DeGraff

*Jerry Gale

Money, Mental Health, & Relationship Health: A Dyadic Analysis of Resources, Perceptions, & Contexts of Stress in Military Couples

Ph.D. Dissertation 

University of Georgia

Fall 2019

Ashley Walsdorf

*Margaret Caughy

The Influence of Socio-Political Climate and Precarious Contexts on Latinx Immigrant Parenting and Child Development

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall 2019

Dian Yu

*Margaret Caughy

Social Determinants of Early Self-Regulation Development in Low-Income African American and Latino Families

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Summer 2019

Kimberly Osborne

*Margaret Caughy

Vicarious Racism and Child Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Preparation For Bias In African American Dyads

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Stephanie Armes

*Desiree Seponski

Re-examining the Cost of Caring: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Secondary Trauama In Marriage and Family Therapists

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Geogia

Spring

2019

Victoria Anne King

*Kandauda Wickrama

Antecedents and Consequences of Retirement Quality: An Investigation of Husbands and Wives in Enduring Marriages Ph.D. Dissertation

Spring

2019

Erinn Duprey

*Assaf Oshri

Child Maltreatment and Preadolescent Psychopathology: Indirect Effects via Physiological Stress Reactivity

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Megan Oed

*Geoffrey Brown

Concordance of Attachment Relationships and Family Outcomes

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2018

Mathew Carlson

*Assaf Oshri

Paths from Child Maltreatment to Sexual Revictimization: The Role of Family and Community Contexts

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2018

Jenée C. Duncan

*Ted Futris

Examining the Interplay of Individual Vulnerability and Relational Strengths on the Relationships of Married and Unmarried Parents

Ph. D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2018

Kyle Bower

*Denise Lewis

Generativity Among LGBT Older Adults

Ph.D Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2018

Shaquinta Richardson

*Zolinda Stoneman

I Am My Sister's Keeper: A Critical Analysis of Sisterhood, Black Womanhood, and Asperger's Syndrome in A Black Family

Ph.D Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2018

Lorien Samille Jordan

*Desiree Seponski

Negotiated Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Justice, and Healing in the New Zealand's Mental Health System

Ph. D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2018

Kate Morrissey Stahl

*Jerry Gale

Women's Experience of Sexual Expressions As They Age: A Qualitative Exploration

Ph. D Dissertation

University of Georiga

Fall

2017

Dian Yu

*Hui-Chin Hsu

Mother-Child Verbal Communication and Self-Regulation in Four-Year-Olds

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Sihong Liu

*Assaf Oshri

Alcohol Use, Depressive Symptoms, and Parental Alcohol Use Problems Among A Nationally Respresentative Sample of Youth Investigated For Maltreatment

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Donald Bruce Ross

*Jerry Gale

Examining the Impact of Family Economic Strain On the Work-Family Conflict, Marital Support, Marital Quality, and Marital Stability During the Middle Years

Ph.D Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Evin W. Richardson

*Ted Futris

The Influence of Context On the Couple and Co-Parenting Relationships of Foster Caregivers

Ph. D Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Megan Hicks

*Steven Kogan

Risk and Protective Factors Influencing Sexual Behaviors Among Black Young Males

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georga

Spring

2017

Josephine Kwon

*K.A.S. Wickrama

The Influence Of Socioeconomic Adversity, Race and Immigrant Generation on the Trajectories and Pathways of Health Behaviors.

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Seonhwa Lee

*K.A.S. Wickrama

The Marriage and Health Over the Middle Years Linking Economic Hardship to Health Outcomes Through Marital Processes

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Muruthi, James

*Lewis, Denise

The Effects of Acculturation Factors on Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health of Aging Latino and Asian American Immigrates: Investigating the Role Social Capital

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2017

Bae, Dayoung

*K.A.S. Wickrama

Heterogeneity in Patterns of Romantic Relationship Dissolution in Young Adulthood: Developmental Precursors and Health Consequences

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2016

Waser, Katie

*Laura McKee

Understanding the Role of Caregivers of Hospitalized Children: Perceptions of Child Life Specialists and the Development of a Guide for Caregivers

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Fall

2016

Heintzman, Callie

*Bales, Diane

Navigating Diabetes: A Resource for Adolescence with Diabetes

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer

2016

McMillan, Laurann

*Laura McKee

Welcome to Victory Junction: A Resource Guide to Prepare Your Camper for Camp

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer

2016

Carrick, Lindsay Dawn

*Assaf Oshri

Infantile Neglect Severity and the Development of Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood: The Role of Cortisol Regulation

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer

2016

Dockter, Taylor Paige Adams

*Ted Futris

The Impact of Sex and Relationship Education Programming with Foster Youth

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer

2016

Mallette, Jacquelyn

*Ted Futris

Promoting Resilience Among Vulnerable Families: An Examination of the Relationship Between Coparenting, Father Involvement,and Maternal Functioning

Ph.D. Dissertaion

University of Georgia

Summer

2016

McCoy, Megan

*Jerry Gale

Financial Ambiguity in Military Couples

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2016

Muruthi, Bertranna

*Maria J. Bermudez

Afro-Caribbean Mother-Daughter Relationship and its Association to Aculturation, Transnational Behavior, Generational Status, Risk Communication and Risk Behavior

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2016

Spivey, Savannah Elizabeth

*Denise Lewis

Conflict and care: Mixed-methods research of Isaeli healthcare providers and Syrian patients and their caregivers

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring

2016

Shipley, Madeline

*Geoffrey Brown

Father-child attachment stability: Moderating effects of paternal depressive symptoms and stresful life experiences

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring

2016

Waser, Katie

*Laura McKee

Understanding the role of caregivers of hospitalized children: Perceptions of Child Life Specialists and the development of a guide for caregivers

MS Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring

2016

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