Exploring the Challenges and Stressors of Working as an Addictions Counsellor

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dc.contributor.authorHo, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-11T16:58:25Z
dc.date.available2012-04-11T16:58:25Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22689
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5580
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explored the challenges and stressors that are experienced by addiction counsellors in providing substance abuse treatment. In order to tap into rich and descriptive information on occupational stress in the addictions field, a modified grounded theory focused on conceptual ordering (Corbin & Strauss, 1998) was used for the research design. Participant sample consisted of 10 addiction counsellors who were recruited using purposeful selection from addiction treatment centres in Ontario, Canada. Data collection was conducted through face-to-face interviews using semi-structured, open-ended questions. Four major categories emerged from the data analysis using systematic thematic analysis: 1) Sources of Stress, 2) Signs and Consequences of Stress, 3) Stress Management and Intervention, and 4) Resiliency Against Stress. Results from this study contribute to the understanding of occupational stress in addictions counsellors. Implications for addiction organizations, educators, and counsellors are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectAddiction
dc.subjectcounsellor
dc.subjectcounselor
dc.subjecttherapist
dc.subjectsubstance use disorder
dc.subjectoccupational stress
dc.subjectstress
dc.subjectburnout
dc.subjectcounselor practice
dc.subjectaddictions treatment
dc.subjectcounsellor practice
dc.subjectaddictions worker
dc.titleExploring the Challenges and Stressors of Working as an Addictions Counsellor
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.supervisorTheriault, Anne
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineeducation
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineeducation
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