Individual, Family, and Community Education ETDs

 
Our more than 400 students working towards Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees study alongside a distinguished faculty, active in grant-funded research, experts in teaching, contributors to their communities, and leaders in their disciplines. The five programs of IFCE — Counselor Education, Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Family Studies, and Nutrition — represent unique domains of expertise while sharing common values for human development, the importance of diversity, and excellence in scholarship and teaching.

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Dissertations

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THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS CONDUCTING SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR YOUTH: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH, Christine Abassary

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Examining the Influence of Seductive Details in Case-Based Instruction on Pre-Service Teachers' Learning and Learning Perceptions, Sara Abercrombie

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Attachment and Bonding: Correlations between Relationship and Anxiety among Adult College Students, Ellen Witter Armbruster

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Migraine Headache: A family affair., Karen Bacher

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The Effect of Various Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Weighting Schemes on the Medical School Admissions Rates of Under Represented Minorities, Marlene Ballejos

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USING WORKED EXAMPLES FOR TRAINING NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS TO DIAGNOSE NUTRITION PROBLEMS AND USE INTERNATIONAL DIETETICS AND NUTRITION TERMINOLOGY, Kirsten Bennett

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Effects of the Student Success Skill Program on Feelings of Connectedness, Parent-Child Relationship, and Success Skill Engagement in Middle School Students, Phyllis Hannah Bowers

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A Grounded Theory Pilot Study Exploring the Female Process of Becoming a Survivor after Experiencing Sexual Assault, Angela Catena

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A Chance for Change: Treating Disorganized Attachment With The Attachment Healing Center Model of Treatment, Michele Coleman

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The Voices of Passion: An Exploratory Phenomenological Analysis of Passion in Undergraduate Teaching, Jennifer Crabb

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Mirando Hacia el Futuro: Using Multilevel Growth Models to Examine the Achievement Gap Between White and Hispanic Students, Renee Delgado

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Learning in Medical School: Relationships Among Achievement Goals and Approaches to Learning in Three Classes of Medical Students, Pamela DeVoe

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Experiencing Peer Victimization in Secondary School: Are We Missing The Mental Health Effects in College Students?, Giovanna Eisberg

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A Differential Item Functioning Analysis of The New Mexico English Language Proficiency Assessment, Walter Gilmore

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Student Culture and Classroom Assessment Practices, Tilia Giron

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COLLEGE STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF LEARNER-CENTEREDNESS IN THEIR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES, Jerome Gomez

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EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY ON STUDENT LEARNING AND SELF-EFFICACY IN SCIENCE, Carolyn Hushman

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CONNECTEDNESS AND PERCEIVED INSTRUMENTALITY IN PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS: A COMPARISON OF TWO MEASURES, William Jackson

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A NARRATIVE STUDY OF THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS THROUGH DIFFERENT STAGES OF MENTAL ILLNESS, Reshma Kamal

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The Challenges And Discoveries In Using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Approaches By Counseling Practitioners In The Southwest, Katrina Lujan

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WHEN THE CLINICIAN IS BURDENED: CLINICIAN’S TRAUMA HISTORY, RESILIENCY AND THE IMPACT ON COMPASSION FATIGUE, Ashley Martin-Cuellar

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Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Maternal Reflective Functioning and Attachment Relationship in Hispanic/Latina Women and Their Preschool-Age Children: A Qualitative Study, Patricia Martinez Burr

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Pre-service Teachers' Self-efficacy for Teaching Mathematics, Shannon McCampbell

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Career Decision Self-Efficacy of Pre-Service Teachers, Lori Miller

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Initial Development of a Medical Information Literacy Questionnaire, Sarah Knox Morley

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Why Blame Me? Interpreting Counselor Student Resistance to Racially Themed Course Content as Complicity with White Racial Hegemony, Evonne Denise Olson

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Examination of the Reliability and Validity of the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale (ATSPPHS) among Jamaican Americans, Geoffrey J. Palmer

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Suicide Assessment Training in Counselor Education, Neil Rigsbee

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A Before-School Counselor Intervention that Promotes Peer Relational Skills and Influences Prosocial Behavior, Jennifer Rogers

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Sex, Violence and the Female Sex Offender, Christine Romero-DeBell

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BLACK AND WHITE, FROM RACE TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER: A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF RACE ON BLACK-WHITE INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES, Christine Ross 9807219

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How Teachers Use Beliefs and Knowledge in Changing Contexts: A Multi-Site Ethnographic Study with Nicaraguan Multigrade Elementary School Teachers, Tenley M. Ruth

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Adolescent Perceptions and Beliefs of Proactive-Reactive Aggression Explored Through the Social Information Processing Model of Aggression., John Salaz

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OBAMACARE IN NEW MEXICO: THE NEW MEXICO HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE: WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCES AND MOTIVATES HISPANIC INDIVIDUALS TO ENROLL?, Joseph Sanchez

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Motivational Triggers of Faculty Members: The process of teaching practice transformation, Julie Sanchez

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VALIDITY EVIDENCE FOR THE INTERPRETATION AND USE OF ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATION GLOBAL RATING SCALE SCORES, Nancy Rhoda Schneider

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A Multiple Case Examination of Sexuality in Counselor Education: Pedagogy, Ideology, and Discourse, Megan Speciale

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Counselor Educators' Teaching Practices in a Multicultural Society: A Multicase Study, Don Trahan Jr

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The Role of Academic Achievement Motivation in Predicting Performance on the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measure of Academic Progress. Mindsets: Incremental vs. Entity Beliefs About Intelligence, Frank Volpe

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Can High School Assessments Predict Developmental Education Enrollment in New Mexico?, Tyler Weldon

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Demystifying the Lens of Color: Examining the Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Racial Identity, Marla Wyche-Hall

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ASSESSMENT OF THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF FOODS OFFERED TO PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS OLD WHO ATTEND LICENSED DAY CARE CENTERS IN ALBUQUERQUE IN COMPARISON TO THE CACFP NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES., Houry Babahekian

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Recommended Guidance Services Based on Teachers' Opinions, Walter T. Carter

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Mothers with Chronic Physical Illness and the Parentification of Their Children, Marie M. Duryea

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Attitudes of Undergraduate Students Towards Same-Sex Couples Adopting, Melissa Gaa

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A Study of Three Cases of Extreme Reading Disability, Dora Francis Hardy

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Crohn's disease : enteral nutrition practices of registered dietitians in New Mexico, Nicole Sara Horvath

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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF PERCEIVED FACULTY DISCRIMINATION AND NATIVE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS INTRINSIC MOTIVATION, Jamie Lynn Joe

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The Sociometric Status of the Creative Child in Three Elementary School Classrooms, Anna Lee Kiefer

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An Examination of the Predictive Validity of National Survey of Student Engagement Benchmarks and Scalelets, Amy M. Korzekwa

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EFFECTS OF THE SANTA FE FARMERS' MARKET CHILDREN'S NUTRITION PROGRAM ON STUDENTS' WILLINGNESS TO TRY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Laura McCann

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An Appraisal of the After-School Careers of the Ives Memorial Scholars, Milton Vincent Mitchell

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The Personality Differences Between Unilingual and Bilingual 9th Grade Students in a Depressed Area, Martha Mersman Mullins

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Relationships among Retrospective Perceptions of Parents and Current Perceptions of Partner to Psychological Distress of Middle-Age Adults, Leslie Rose Peterson

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Evaluating mitochondrial uncoupling potentials of A7E and DNP in Saccharomyces cerevisiae : implications for human obesity, Roger Vaughan

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Effect of an external visual cue on delivery of enteral nutrition in a university trauma/surgical/burn intensive care unit, Paula West