Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical-Community Psychology

Spring 2020 PharmD Recipients

Our Doctorate Degree Graduates

 

Brittany Freitas Murrell

Brittany Freitas Murrell

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Clinical-Community Psychology

Title:
An Examination of Audience Attitudes and Reception to a Theatre-Based Performance Addressing Child Sexual Abuse

Description:
Child abuse is an issue we should contest as a collective. Brittany’s research explored the utility of community theatre for fostering social change. Using a repeated measures design, she investigated audience members’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. One significant finding was that performances turned up the volume around pressing social issues for a short time.

Major Advisor:
E.J. R. David, Ph.D.

 

Alicia F. Marvin

Alicia F. Marvin

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Clinical-Community Psychology

Title:
"It's time for a change. I need to. I have to": Turning points in recovery from substance misuse among individuals with the lived experience of homelessness in Anchorage, Alaska.

Description:
Extant treatment efforts have had limited success in helping homeless individuals recover from drug and alcohol addiction. To better understand the process of recovery, this dissertation examined the phenomenon of a turning point - the moment when individuals made the radical choice to leave addiction and pursue recovery from substance misuse.

Major Advisors:
Sara Buckingham, Ph.D. E.J. R. David, Ph.D.

 

 

Kierra Brecht

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Clinical-Community Psychology

Title:
Pokémon Go and its effect on depressive symptoms, physical activity and social connectedness

Description:
This study investigated the effects of playing Pokémon Go on individuals’ depressive symptoms, social connectedness and physical activity as compared to a control condition that played Candy Crush.

Major Advisor:
Patrick Dulin, Ph.D.