Volume 4 – Spring 2014

The Effectiveness of Post-Abortion Counseling on Self-Esteem and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (View Poster)
Chelsea Hepburn, p. 1-5

The Effect of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Cancer Patients in Hospice Care
Allison Turnbach, p. 6-12

The Effect of Sign Language on Behavioral Problems in Children with Autism
Jennifer Remling, p. 13-16

Using Music to Ease Transitional Challenges in Autistic Children (View Poster)
Kenneth Patrick Fusco and Brittany Molyneaux, p. 18-22

The Use of Financial Incentives to Increase Patient Compliance with Antipsychotic Medication
Sinthuja Jayaraj, p. 23-26

The Effects of Equine Therapy on Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (View Poster)
Nicole DeFont, p. 27-31

An Evaluation of a Program to Reduce the Stigma of College Athletes Seeking Counseling (Poster)
Daryl Collymore and Ian Brink


Faculty Editor: Dr. Yasmine L. Kalkstein
Alumna Editor: Michele Barry
Formatting Editor: Rosemarie Whyte
Brainwaves Review Board: Michele Barry, Katie Ketterer, Maria Greco, Corrine McLaughlin, Jacqueline Mancini, Casey McKavanaugh, Elizabeth Uhl, Janine Martins, and Arianna Guereva.

Not only do the Brainwaves staff participate in the review process for Brainwaves, but they also volunteer to review papers during the semester for current students as they are working on their proposal. For more information, or if you are interested in serving as a reviewer or editor for Volume V, email brainwavesjournal@gmail.com

Faculty Editor Notes: I am grateful to Mayde Pokorny for supporting this project through maintaining the website.  I would like to thank the Chair of Social Sciences Stanley Pyocior for his support. I would also like to thank my reviewers: Corrine, Jacqueline, Casey, Katie, Maria, Elizabeth, Janine, and Arianna. They took a lot of time carefully reviewing papers with a short turn-around.  In addition, they all have been generous with their time mid-semester helping current students with their papers.  I am grateful to Rosemarie Whyte, who does a great job formatting all the papers and getting them ready for publication. Lastly, I am indebted to Michele Barry, who was a fantastic editor and truly did almost all of the managerial work for this issue of Brainwaves.  Her initiative, organization, and responsibility were crucial to making Brainwaves happen.  I congratulate this semester’s authors–you did great!