A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE EXPERIENCES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PEER RECOVERY COACHES CAREER MOTIVATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
This dissertation examined the experiences leading to working as a Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Coach and experiences while working as a Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Coach. This study utilized a phenomenological approach to analyze Peer Recovery Coach interviews conducted face-to-face or via telephone. The primary researcher and independent coder compared extracted statements and placed them into categories, clusters of themes, and themes during data analysis. The essence of the participants’ experiences was presented through narration. The results of this study indicated (a) a desire to give back and instill hope, (b) encouragement from someone within the recovery community, (c) an improved career outlook, and (d) job stability and the inclusion of benefits were factors in leading to working as a Peer Recovery Coach. Experiences while working as a Peer Recovery Coach included both professional and personal accounts. Professional experiences included: (a) serving as an agent bridging the gap, (b) adjusting to the Peer Recovery Coach role, (c) duality of role and identity, (d) the workplace environment, and (e) pursuing a professional career. Personal experiences included: (a) personal growth and contribution to recovery, (b) validation of change, and (c) belief in belonging.
ADDICTIONSPEER SUPPORT SERVICESRECOVERY COACHSUBSTANCE ABUSESUBSTANCE ABUSE PEER RECOVERY COACHSUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Harris, HenryGutierrez, DanielLim, Jae HoonMcCloud, Sean
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015.
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