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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


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