THE PROFESSIONAL EX‐: An Alternative for Exiting the Deviant Career

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Research by they abandon career by replacing viduals with drug, alcohol, and/or eating disorder specific exit process are explicated: career in counseling, status-set sis suggests that professionalizing exiting deviance. a variety of community, an alternative introspection realignment, rather on persons the behaviors, deviant career does not always imply total abandonment central tenets of Ebaugh's suggests that relinquishing conceptualization and open-end interviews state, and private institutions emulation exiting deviance has centered them with more conventional ideologies, and identities on identifying associated (1988) model of role exit are applied and adapted of exiting deviance. Drawing with 35 professional and credentialization. of one's personal problems, than abandoning the behaviors and lifestyles associated with a particular of a deviant identity. The to provide through lifestyles and identities. This study providing treatment therapist, on data gathered ex-s currently employed in to indi- four central stages of this the call to a a deviant identity facilitates Preliminary analy-

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  • J. David Brown

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