DEVELOPING A CASE

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DEVELOPING A CASE

Unit 8: Psychosocial Development Case Study Assessment

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COUN5004 Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors

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Psychosocial Development Case Study

Here you are going to introduce this assignment in a short paragraph of 4–5 sentences. This paragraph is similar in content to the Abstract, with the addition of identifying the three characters you will analyze in this paper and how these characters are related to one another. Remember these three characters must be in three different life stages from school age through middle adulthood. Remember to double space between sentences.

Character 1 – Identified Life Stage

For the first character you have selected, identify the character and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this character is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the character is experiencing. Your psychological crisis discussion should be a minimum of 3–4 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

In this paragraph, apply psychosocial developmental theory to this character in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this character is experiencing during this life stage, using your own chosen counseling specialization as a foundation for this discussion. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Next, provide a discussion of this character’s life as depicted in this movie and factors that might affect behaviors, including cultural and other influences related to the life stage identified. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Lastly, provide a discussion of the interrelationships that exist between work, family, and other life roles for this character at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how cultural influences impact this character’s career development and vocational choices at this point in his or her life; for a child character, address this discussion based upon the character’s future career or vocational potential. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Character 2 – Identified Life Stage

For the second character you have selected, identify the character and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this character is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the character is experiencing. Your psychological crisis discussion should be a minimum of 3–4 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

In this paragraph, apply psychosocial developmental theory to this character in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this character is experiencing during this life stage, using your own chosen counseling specialization as a foundation for this discussion. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Next, provide a discussion of this character’s life as depicted in this movie and factors that might affect behaviors, including cultural and other influences related to the life stage identified. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Lastly, provide a discussion of the interrelationships that exist between work, family, and other life roles for this character at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how cultural influences impact this character’s career development and vocational choices at this point in his or her life; for a child character, address this discussion based upon the character’s future career or vocational potential. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Character 3 – Identified Life Stage

For the third character you have selected, identify the character and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this character is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the character is experiencing. Your psychological crisis discussion should be a minimum of 3–4 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

In this paragraph, apply psychosocial developmental theory to this character in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this character is experiencing during this life stage, using your own chosen counseling specialization as a foundation for this discussion. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Next, provide a discussion of this character’s life as depicted in this movie and factors that might affect behaviors, including cultural and other influences related to the life stage identified. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Lastly, provide a discussion of the interrelationships that exist between work, family, and other life roles for this character at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how cultural influences impact this character’s career development and vocational choices at this point in his or her life; for a child character, address this discussion based upon the character’s future career or vocational potential. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Functioning As a Family Unit

From a clinical perspective, provide a discussion of how these three characters function as a family unit; if you discussed one character in more than one life stage, include other family members in this discussion. This discussion should be a minimum of 3–5 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Provide a discussion of how the first character’s transition to the next developmental stage might impact the functioning of the family unit. This discussion should be a minimum of 2–3 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Provide a discussion of how the second character’s transition to the next developmental stage might impact the functioning of the family unit. This discussion should be a minimum of 2–3 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Provide a discussion of how the third character’s transition to the next developmental stage might impact the functioning of their family unit. This discussion should be a minimum of 2–3 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Wellness and Resilience

In this paragraph, provide an evaluative discussion of significant challenges and areas of strength related to wellness and resilience, both within communities and cultural groups. This discussion should be a minimum of 4–6 sentences and should include at least one citation from your textbook or other readings in this course.

Conclusion

Provide a concluding paragraph for this paper, summarizing key components of your paper for the reader. Your Psychosocial Development Case Study Assessment paper should be 7–10 pages. Review the Psychosocial Development Case Study Assessment Scoring Guide to ensure you have met the grading criteria for this assignment.

References

Begin your references on a separate page with the heading above (not bold). (Delete this and all these instructions when you finish reading them.)

You must have a reference for each source cited in your paper. Do not list a reference that is not cited in your paper.

Put all references that you used in your paper here, in alphabetical order. You should have a minimum of four scholarly resources, one of which will probably be your textbook. References should be double-spaced with hanging indentation. You must use proper APA style to list your references. Refer to the Capella Writing Center’s APA Style and Format module for more information. Below, please find examples of hypothetical references to a book and a journal article.

 

Jones, S. A. (2015). Psychosocial textbook (4th ed.). Any Town, NY: Publisher.

Smith, T. J., & Yang, L. W. (2009). Wellness and resilience. Counseling Quarterly, 15(4), 300–310.

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