Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0002-3464-1258

Defense Date

2022

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

First Advisor

Abigail Conley

Second Advisor

Carol Schall

Third Advisor

Donna Gibson

Fourth Advisor

Donna Dockery

Abstract

Though religion and spirituality contribute to overall well-being (Koenig, 2012; Koenig & Cohen, 2002), social support (Biggs & Carter, 2016; Koenig & Cohen, 2002; Taub & Werner, 2016), quality of life (QOL; Myers & Sweeney, 2000), coping strategies (Krok, 2008), and lower rates of depression and anxiety (Brown et al., 2013; Young et al., 2000), religion and spirituality are seldom included in curriculum in counselor education and supervision doctoral programs (Adams et al., 2015; Henriksen et al., 2015). In the present study, the researcher uses a multiple-case study design to describe the lived experiences of Jewish youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The researcher used proposition building and cross-case synthesis to analyze data. Findings showed how youth with IDD make meaning of Jewish experiences and what their lived experiences are of Jewish rituals and practices. Conclusions include recommendations and implications for religious clergy, religious leaders, counselor educators, counselors in training, and researchers.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

10-13-2022

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