Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/217349
Title:
A qualitative study of counsellors’ personal experiences of alcoholism
Authors:
Roberts, Tracey
Abstract:
This dissertation aimed to provide an understanding of the impact of alcoholism and how it has affected counsellors who are in recovery from alcoholism. The research also focused on how the participants’ lives are different today, being in recovery. This small scale qualitative phenomenological research study was undertaken using six semi-structured face to face interviews. Counsellors were asked about their experiences of alcoholism and recovery and what impact their experiences may have had on their decision to train as counsellors. The sample included three females and three males who had a minimum of five years of sobriety. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method. The findings from this research indicated a number of factors that contributed to the development of alcohol dependency, including a family history of alcoholism. The outcomes also highlighted the debilitating psychological, physical and social impact of alcoholism. The process of recovery, often preceded by a ‘spiritual awakening,’ reflected the joy of being in recovery and how participants’ lives are different today. Participants predominantly had a positive outlook on life. The findings of this research help to confirm that being in recovery from alcoholism had a major impact on the decision to become a counsellor and also was perceived as having a positive impact on the counsellors’ practice.
Advisors:
Mintz, Rita
Publisher:
University of Chester
Issue Date:
Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/217349
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
MPhil / PhD Theses and Masters dissertations

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMintz, Ritaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Traceyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-02T14:24:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-02T14:24:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/217349-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation aimed to provide an understanding of the impact of alcoholism and how it has affected counsellors who are in recovery from alcoholism. The research also focused on how the participants’ lives are different today, being in recovery. This small scale qualitative phenomenological research study was undertaken using six semi-structured face to face interviews. Counsellors were asked about their experiences of alcoholism and recovery and what impact their experiences may have had on their decision to train as counsellors. The sample included three females and three males who had a minimum of five years of sobriety. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method. The findings from this research indicated a number of factors that contributed to the development of alcohol dependency, including a family history of alcoholism. The outcomes also highlighted the debilitating psychological, physical and social impact of alcoholism. The process of recovery, often preceded by a ‘spiritual awakening,’ reflected the joy of being in recovery and how participants’ lives are different today. Participants predominantly had a positive outlook on life. The findings of this research help to confirm that being in recovery from alcoholism had a major impact on the decision to become a counsellor and also was perceived as having a positive impact on the counsellors’ practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectalcoholismen_GB
dc.subjectcounsellorsen_GB
dc.titleA qualitative study of counsellors’ personal experiences of alcoholismen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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