Date of Award

Spring 1993

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Policy and Leadership

First Advisor

Zaffrann, Ron

Second Advisor

Riordan, Tim

Third Advisor

Nordberg, Robert


The purpose of this research study was to investigate the influencing factors in choosing counseling as a career in recovery from chemical dependence. There were three components linked to the purpose of this study. They included: 1) contributing as a counseling professional to the development of a body of research knowledge on impairment in the counseling profession; 2) comparing the theoretical constructs of a contemporary vocational development theory (Super, 1953) to the career development processes of a special population of subjects--AODA recovering counselors; and, 3) determining the implications/modifications, if any, necessary for future AODA counselor education, preparation, certification, and censure...



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