Date of Award

Fall 12-2-2020

Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Mitch Moore


The influence of interpersonal relationships and Attachment theory on substance use will be discussed throughout this paper. Interpersonal functioning starts early in life and impacts how individuals interact with their environment. Interpersonal relationships and attachment styles are interacting parts when developing relationships. The research discussed within this paper serves as a framework for the development of emotional intelligence curriculum. The curriculum developed includes components of attachment theory and is designed to enhance emotional perception, understanding, awareness, and health boundaries in creating and maintaining relationships among substance-dependent clients in a group treatment setting.



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