Family of Origin Addiction Patterns Amongst Counseling and Psychology Students (Report)
Family of Origin Addiction Patterns Amongst Counseling and Psychology Students Many occupational/career theorists believe that many people choose careers that have some relationship to their needs and personalities Herr, Cramer & Niles (2004). Because the family system is the primary teacher as well as the first conveyor of culture, families are instrumental in the early socialization of their children. A question that arises, because the family has such a profound and important role in the formation of the individual, is the extent to which, if any, that growing up in an alcoholic/addict family forms structures which may guide persons into the helping professions such as counseling and/or psychology? That is, by growing up in a dysfunctional family might this process guide people into a profession wherein they might find answers to their personal questions, and where they might identify with individuals who have significant mental health and relationship problems?