Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

Spirituality is an essential aspect to an individual’s recovery process, including adolescence. The research project for a graduate course in Counselor Education investigated the affect that a conceptual clarification regarding the concept of spirituality with an adolescent intensive outpatient substance dependency group had on their own sense of spirituality. Participants were four adolescents diagnosed with a chemical dependency enrolled in an intensive outpatient group at a treatment facility. It was discovered that by providing a conceptual clarification of spirituality to an adolescent’s intensive outpatient group there was a foundation for the concept of spirituality built. There were several limitations within the study that are discussed

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