This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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APPRECIATION AND RESPECT: UNDERSTANDING THE DECISION TO JOIN THE CAF AFTER BLACK BEAR PROGRAM USING FOUR DIRECTIONS AND MIXED METHODS, Anna Harpe

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Uncovering the processes and consequences of Egyptian immigrant parental involvement in their children’s education: Bridging cultural differences, Hend Shalan

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The Risk of Risk: An Exploration of the Impact of “Risk” on Child Welfare Decision-making, Jill K. Stoddart

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Climate change and social work: Our roles and barriers to action, Tina Cumby

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CARING IN TRANSITION: HOME CARE WORKERS’ EXPERIENCES OF CARE RELATIONSHIPS IN SHANGHAI, CHINA, Liu Hong

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Host Community Narratives of Volunteer Tourism in Ghana: From Developmentalism to Social Justice, Danielle E. Lediard

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Let's Talk About (Consensual) Sex!, Eleanor M. McGrath

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Exploring women’s perspectives of living with mental illness, stigma, and receiving community services, Alexa L. Stovold and Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy

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Leadership Practice, Organizational Culture and New Managerialism: Strengths, Challenges, Variations and Contradictions in Three Children's Service Agencies, Rosemary E. Vito Dr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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"It's Not Written in Stone": A Narrative Analysis of the Mothering Experiences of Women who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse by a Family Member, Eva L.P. Burrill

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The Felt Sense of Interconnectedness: A qualitative analysis of perceptions on finding resilience in the aftermath of trauma using the mind-body connections of Yoga, Ashley Collette

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Attitudes Toward Couple Therapy in Helping Profession Graduate Students, Laura Demoe

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An Exploration of Employment Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Region of Waterloo, Alishau Diebold Mrs.

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The Spirit of Haudenosaunee Youth: The Transformation of Identity and Well-being Through Culture-based Activism, Bonnie M. Freeman

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Embracing the Grey Zone: Navigating flexible boundaries at Welcome Inn Community Centre, Carly H. Gaylor

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Perceptions of Determining Factors: A Case Study of Eviction Risks of People Who Hoard in Waterloo Region, Emily J. Gibson

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"Where's the support?": An Exploratory Study of Supports for Primary Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Toronto Region, Nicole H. Siron

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MAPS OF MARGINALIZATION: EXPLORING THE HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCES OF MEN AND WOMEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA, Michelle J. Skop

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"It's a Very Silent Pain": A Phenomenological Study of Women Who Are in a Relationship with a Sexually Addicted Spouse, Jacqueline S. Thibodeau

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A HEART-BASED SUFI MINDFULNESS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE EMPLOYING SELF-JOURNEYING, Faruk Arslan

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Emerging From The Wreckage: The Exploration of Mental Health, Stigma, and My Experiences of Living With Obsessive-Compulsive "Disorder", Katelyn P. Harrington

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Youth Recidivism: A Qualitative Study of Risk and Resilience, Jesse M. Near Ms.

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Intersectional Exposures: Exploring the Health Effect of Employment with KAAJAL Immigrant/Refugee Women in Grand Erie through Photovoice, Bharati Sethi Ms

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Agency or Agencies? Catalysts of Resilience in Drop-In Participants, Andy D. Bayer

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"The Road Less Travelled;" Women's Journeys to Community Leadership in the Waterloo Region, Lyndsey A. Butcher

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Taking Up Space: A Case Study Exploration of the Relationship Between Citizenship and Free Humanities Programs in Canada, Jessica L. Klassen

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“IT FEELS LIKE HOME”: THE IMPACTS OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ON MALE YOUTH – PERSPECTIVES OF YOUTH AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AT FIVE BEDS TO HOME, Sarah Michelle Ogden

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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An Exploration of Factors Impacting Youth Volunteers Who Provide Indirect Services, Andrea M. McArthur

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Dance in Contexts: Exploring the Complexity of the Helping/Healing Process with a Focus on Client Satisfaction, Margriet de Zeeuw Wright

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Bringing Medicine to the Hamlet: Exploring the Experiences of Older Women in Rural Bangladesh Who Seek Health Care, Md. Abul Hossen

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An Exploration of Counselling Practices with Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Should Therapists Ask About Thoughts or Behaviour Involving Sex with Children?, Angela Karen Hovey

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Exploring the Concepts of Partnership and their Implications for HIV and AIDS Prevention and Care in Two Ghanian Communities, Jonathan Lomotey

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What the Body Stories of Girls Tell Us About Autonomy and Connection During Adolescence, Colleen McMillan

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The Experience of New Workers in the Field of Child Welfare, Teena M. Shah

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Getting the Bug: Exploring Running Group Therapy for Youth with Affective Disorders, Jamie Lee Bell

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Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Hidden Trauma in Child and Youth Counsellors, Michelle Linda Bloom

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Exploring the Nature of Collaboration Between Organizations Assisting Persons Experiencing Poverty in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Morgan E. Braganza

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The Sexual Health Education Experiences and Needs of Immigrant Women in Kitchener-Waterloo, Stefani Burosch

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Exploring a Sense of Canadianess: Canadian Muslims in Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario), Soha Elsayed

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Keeping Kids Safe in Custody: Youths’ Perception of Safety While Incarcerated in Canada, Judy Finlay

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Assessing Tangible Support Efforts in English Canadian Christian Church Communities, Dana M. Friesen

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Including Spirituality: A Means to Cope with Cancer and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals, Lisa Green

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Exploring the Experience of University Students Coping with Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury, Halina Kay Lin Haag

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Moving Beyond the Surface: Ethics Education in Canadian Social Work Bachelor Programs, Susan Lynn Hardie

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Personal Growth in Couples Caring for a Child with a Life-Threatening Illness, Kimberly Kennedy

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Exploring the Reintegration Process for Child Soldiers: A Case Study of Young Women and their Children in Northern Uganda, Allison N. Martin

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The Paradox of Exclusion Within Equity: Interrogating Discourse at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Delores V. Mullings

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Institutional Analysis of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health, Substance Use and Gambling Problems in Ontario: A Case Study, Gabriela Novotná

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Mothers’ Experiences of the Care Provided to their Child with a Life-Limiting Illness, Carolyn Miguelle Ouellet

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Non-Biological Caregivers’ Experiences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Support Groups, Sharon Porty

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Exploring Newcomer Settlement and Integration Supports in Brantford, and Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Counties: Community-Based Participatory Research, Bharati Sethi

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Voices of Anorexia Uncovered: The Healing Journey Unveiled, Elisha Van Harte

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Constructed Identity, Subjective Identity and Inter-Subjective Transformation: An Exploration By Way of Motherhood and Canadian Maternity Benefits, Patricia Van Katwyk

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A Systems Theory Examination of Factors Related to Inclusive Attitudes Towards Newcomers and Racial Minorities, Shannon A. Veurink

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Living Out: A Study Exploring the Experience of Live Out Assistants in L’Arche, Jennifer Christine Elkins

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Perspectives on the Post-Degree Supervision Needs of Ontario Social Workers, Heather Jane Hair

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Challenges of Volunteerism within a Cultural Community: Case Study of Young Hmong Adults in Kitchener-Waterloo, Melanie Heu

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Understanding Indigenous Canadian Traditional Health and Healing, (Gus) Louis Paul Hill

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Aging with Dementia and an Intellectual Disability: A Case Study of Supported Empowerment in a Community Living Home, Shehenaz Manji

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The Story of South African Child Welfare: A History of the Present, Jeanette Elizabeth Schmid

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Critical Approaches to Clinical Social Work Practice: Considerations from Contemporary Relational Psychoanalytic Theory, Christopher Trevelyan

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Assessment of Unit Scale: An Innovative Counselling Tool for Assessing the Relationships of Couples Facing Infertility, Reina Zatylny

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An exploration of bullying as experienced by Sudanese refugee youths, Aislinn Clancy

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A Qualitative Study of Experiences of Aboriginal Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Joyce Ellen Clouston

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“To Thine Own Self Be True”: A Narrative Analysis of Social Group Disengagement and Associated Identity Implications, Catherine de Boer

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IDA Accessibility: Learning More About Whether Individual Development Accounts Can Work for Canada’s Poor, Molly Elliot

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Role changes and birth order in female adolescent bereavement, Jennifer Joyce Evans

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Mothers of children placed in out-of-home care: Everyday realities and child placement experiences, Nancy Colleen Freymond

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Assessing the Need for and Impact of an Emotions Regulation Booster Program for Elementary School Aged Children, Angela Hammond

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The Relationship Between Homelessness and Women’s Health, Christine Paramonczyk

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Who Has Seen What When? Pornography’s Contribution to the Social Construction of Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence, Bente Skau

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An Exploration of Immigrant Women’s Experiences with Social Service Agencies in the Region of Waterloo, Gillian Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Correlates of housing stability among psychiatric consumer/survivors, Stephanie Anne Brown

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Embracing an emerging structure: The employment of psychiatric survivors in Ontario community mental health organizations, Jillian Gail Grant

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Political will as a determinant of health in Ontario: Implications for progressive human services, M. Anthony Hutchinson

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Attachment representations in mothers of young children with developmental delay: Relations with concurrent and later maternal depression, Mary Catherine Hutchinson

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Awakening social work to the human/nature relationship: A proposed university education framework, Seth M. Koplowitz

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To 'brown it up' or 'bring down the brown': Identity and strategy in second-generation, South Asian-Canadian youth, Purnima Sundar

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Caregiver's perceptions of the ability of orphanages to meet child development needs: A Polish case study, Marta Zych

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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An exploration into the clinical usefulness of the reciprocal and avoidant attachment questionnaires in the treatment of survivors of childhood abuse, Maxine Dawn Barbour

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An examination of social workers' and other therapists' use of transference and countertransference as therapeutic tools in couples counselling within the psychoanalytic paradigm, Heidi B. Gottlieb

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'No woman no cry': An examination of the use of feminist ideology in shelters for abused women when working with Caribbean-Canadian women, Tenniel Melisa Hanson

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The impact of training on educators' reporting of child abuse and neglect, Carrie Smith

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Media messages about body image and food: Adolescent perceptions of contradictory messages in television commercials, Carrie Wise

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'The AIDS is coming and there is nowhere to run...': Culture, gender, and the politics of Kisongo Maasai women and girls' vulnerability to HIV/AIDS (Immune deficiency, Tanzania), V. Corey Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Social policy and social work education: A historical comparative study, Thomas E. Brenner

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The relationship between family burden ratings and follow-up psychotic symptom levels in schizophrenia, Alison Golob

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Sexual consent in a gay, lesbian, and bisexual population: An exploratory study, Dahlia Marie Hallal

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Safe sex practices: Identity style, sexual communication, and HIV/AIDS knowledge, Kathia Marie Hallal

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Humour and marital quality: Is humour style associated with marital success?, Melissa Johari

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The bald truth: Determining the need for a Canadian alopecia association, Bonnie Lipton

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Welcoming the stranger: An exploration of the nature of the work of Mennonite Christians in the work of refugee assistance in the region of Waterloo, Paul Millar

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Examining predictors of level of attendance in a group treatment program for men who abuse, Carrie Pollard

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Self appraisal in later life: Comparison orientation and well-being, Angela Marie Pye

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A qualitative study examining the experiences of children living in a residential treatment program, Elisabeth Robson

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Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) directive 39.0 of Ontario Works: A policy analysis, Tracy Anne Smith-Carrier

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Insights: An exploration of experiences with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, Leslie D. St. Jacques

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An assessment of the capacity of the Red Cross National Societies to address the psychological and social needs of survivors of disasters and complex emergencies in Central and South America, William C. Walters

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Therapist-client boundaries in childhood sexual abuse therapy: A qualitative investigation, Kim Harper

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The therapeutic value of the equine-human relationship in recovery from trauma: A qualitative analysis, Janet Yorke