Margaret Elizabeth Vonk

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This study examined whether the coping method of private prayer served as a protective factor of resiliency among a sample (N = 304) of Alzheimer's caregivers. Participants in caregiver support groups completed questionnaires that assessed a number of constructs, including caregiving burden; prayer frequency; use of private prayer as a means of coping; and(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of childhood traumatic grief (CTG) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in parentally bereaved children and compare scores between those who had lost a parent to a sudden/violent death and those who had lost a parent to an expected death. A sample of 158 parentally bereaved children ages(More)
A 25-year-old woman with a specific phobia related to vaginal penetration fears was effectively treated with graduated exposure therapy involving self-conducted and partner-assisted homework exercises. Treatment produced a complete resolution of the problem within 12 sessions. This behavior therapy regimen followed the client having received several periods(More)
The effectiveness of short-term treatment provided to 55 students treated at a university counseling center was evaluated. The Symptom Checklist-90-R was administered at intake and at the termination of treatment for 41 clients, and at initial intake, again after a 6-week no-treatment waiting list period, and again at the termination of treatment, for 14(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the concepts of traumatic and complicated grief among children. Some authors seemingly use the concepts interchangeably, whereas others make a distinction between the two. A sample of 240 mainly parentally bereaved children were administered the Extended Grief Inventory (EGI). Two confirmatory factor analyses were(More)
Motivational Interviewing, second edition, is a greatly expanded and welcomed version of its predecessor first published 10 years ago. Building on the original thesis that ambivalence keeps many people from making desired change in their lives even after involvement in professional treatment—particularly those dealing with addictions, the authors expand the(More)
In response to the continuing need for competent child welfare professionals, a largemid-western university’s College of SocialWork collaborated with a public childwelfare agency to design and implement a one year,Title IV-E-funded training opportunity for second-yearMSWstudents. Student outcomes, including knowledge acquisition, attitudes about child(More)
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