Pyschosocial development case study

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The purpose of this assignment is to use what you have learned about lifespan theories, models of resilience, and psychosocial development to assess how well individuals and families are functioning in relation to all three of these areas. To address realistic situations without violating personal rights to privacy, you will review the case scenario provided in the resources.

This case represents individuals in multiple life stages. Select three individuals in the case study family who are moving through different life stages and focus on details that will make your analysis applicable to your specialization.

DIRECTIONS

For this assignment, imagine you are a counselor or therapist working with three of the individuals in the case. Now, conduct the following analysis for each individual:

  • Identify the life stage he or she is in, along with the psychological crisis each is experiencing.
  • Identify social or environmental factors that may have influenced the individual's behavior. Examine the connection between these factors and theories of learning.
  • Apply psychosocial developmental theory to the situation presented, from the perspective of a counselor or therapist:
    • Conceptualize your ideas for the developmental tasks of each of the three individuals selected, grounding your conceptualization in your own area of specialization.
    • Include a discussion of each of the three individual's lives and factors that might affect behaviors, including cultural and other influences related to the stage of development assessed. To the extent that it is relevant for each individual, include an analysis of interrelationships among work, family, and other life roles. Include an analysis of the impact of cultural influences as well. Refer to specific actions as evidence for your analysis.
    • Support your ideas with specific lifespan theories discussed in this course, citing and referencing your sources.
  • From a clinical perspective, assess how these three individuals function as a family unit:
    • Examine their functioning in relation to a model of resilience appropriate to your specialization, and evaluate their challenges and strengths related to wellness and resilience. As each individual transitions to his or her next developmental stage, how will the transition impact the functioning of the family unit?
    • Support your ideas with appropriate sources on the model of resilience you chose.

Use the Unit 8 Assignment Template (given in the resources) to prepare and submit your report. Do not include a synopsis of the case in your paper. Instead, follow the template. Focus on the three selected individuals and the realities of their functioning as a family unit and transitioning within the family unit, as described in the template. Then, provide your assessment of how well they are functioning in relation to your choice of a model of wellness and resilience, as described in the template. Your summary, at the end of the template, should provide a brief, focused review of the key insights in your assessment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Your paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Resources: Cite and reference at least three resources from the professional literature that you used as the basis of your ideas related to lifespan theory and resilience models.
  • APA formatting: Format citations and references according to current APA style.
  • Font and Font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Length of Paper: Doing a thorough job on this assignment is likely to require 7–10 typed, double-spaced pages.

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Running head: DEVELOPING A CASE Unit 8: Psychosocial Development Case Study Assessment Your Name COUN5004 – Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors Instructor Name Date DEVELOPING A CASE 2 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 individuals you will analyze in this paper and how these individuals are related to one another. Remember these three individuals must be in three different life stages from school age through middle adulthood. Remember to double-space between sentences. Individual 1 – Identified Life Stage For the first individual you have selected, identify the individual and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this individual is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the individual 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 individual in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this individual 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 individual’s life as depicted in this case scenario 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 individual at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how DEVELOPING A CASE 3 cultural influences impact this individual’s life role development at this point in his or her life; if for a child in the scenario, address this discussion based upon the child's future identity development. 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. Individual 2 – Identified Life Stage For the second individual you have selected, identify the individual and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this individual is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the individual 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 individual in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this individual 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 individual’s life as depicted in this case scenario 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 individual at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how cultural influences impact this individual’s life role development at this point in his or her life; if for a child in the scenario, address this discussion based upon the child's future identity DEVELOPING A CASE 4 development. 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. Individual 3 – Identified Life Stage For the third individual you have selected, identify the individual and his or her role in the family unit. Identify the life stage this individual is in, and provide a discussion about the psychological crisis the individual 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 individual in the life stage identified. Provide your ideas for the developmental tasks this individual 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 individual’s life as depicted in this case scenario 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 individual at this life stage. Also, include a brief discussion of how cultural influences impact this individual’s life role development at this point in his or her life; if for a child in the scenario, address this discussion based upon the child's future identity development. 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. DEVELOPING A CASE 5 Functioning As a Family Unit From a clinical perspective, provide a discussion of how these three individuals function as a family unit; if you discussed one individual 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 individual’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 individual’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 individual’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. 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 DEVELOPING A CASE 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. 6 DEVELOPING A CASE 7 References Begin your references on a separate page with the heading above (not bold). (Delete all these instructions after 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 three 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 section 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. \f CAPELLA UNIVERSITY Unit 8 Case Study Ralph South Ralph, age 72, recently retired after 35 years as a house painter in Pensacola, Florida. He has been married since he was 19 to his wife Lenore. His early years centered on working nonstop, often weekends, to support his wife and three children. He enjoyed some days off or modest weekends taking day trips. Over the years, he took two vacations with his family—one where he worked while his family had leisure time. He largely worked alone in empty apartments, houses, or condominiums with the exception of sometimes when a person was onsite. He liked the solitude and being his own boss. The physicality of these did not take an immediate toll on him, but now he has modest back pain and neuropathy in his legs. Ralph experienced a lot of strife in his early years due to family challenges from his parents’ divorce, systemic drinking within the family system, and estrangement from his mother (due to his father taking him away from her at age 3). He never saw his mother again. In his adulthood, he avoided alcohol and turned to vitamin use, which he feels has helped him live longer than many of his relatives. A kind grandmother and an aunt provided Ralph with support and guidance (as well as regular meals and a place to experience security). His Polish grandmother affirmed the importance of family and passed along some traditions of cooking to Ralph’s wife. Some aspects of his workaholic nature you could say came from this hard-working heritage. He watched his grandmother raise a garden, manage sundry family members, and work at a brass factory. As an adult, Ralph has had few hobbies over the years. He had an interest in photography but pursued this casually. One outlet was the Moose Club, which was less social but more a retirement plan (as they have aging housing). Through modest winnings of the lottery, he has been able to take several trips to Europe. The recent years have been stressful. Although Ralph has good relationships with two of his three children, one is estranged. (His eldest child had a fallout with his wife Lenore three years ago.) Without a pension, Ralph has had to take a part-time job at the local department store in the tools section to supplement his social security income. He was also suffering the stress of a neighbor suing him for slipping on his sidewalk in front of his home while walking his dog. In the midst of these transitions, he survived a heart attack through the quick thinking of his wife calling 911. Ralph is an upbeat person and very well-liked. He meets with his nephew Danny once a week for breakfast. He is Danny’s favorite uncle, as they both like to talk about cars. Despite early challenges, he forged a good life with his own family and friends. When not at work now, Ralph mediates issues at the home such gardening and fixing things around the house. He recently noted after his 72nd birthday to his eldest child, “I’ve had a good life” and “I am quite happy with the way things are.” There is a lot of conflict at home, and Ralph often tries to keep the peace. He deflects a lot through humor or going on the computer to avoid this interaction with his wife. 1 \f CAPELLA UNIVERSITY Lenore Ralph’s wife, Lenore, is 70 years old. She often complains of being bored at home while her husband works. Lenore took care of her aging mother for a number of years (her mother died at 98) and may have some resulting effects of caregiver burnout. She frequently talks about why she can’t remember things when she was younger. She often talks about her father in good terms but reflects how her mother, who worked nights, never took time to look at her French homework in the morning. She recalls a lot of negative events, such as taking the bus by herself to the dentist when young or having to cook in the household as a youth. Highlights or things that she notes as positive include technician work at a laboratory testing for health conditions, which she did after high school, and then similar work in a factory with materials testing. She found this work stimulating and interesting. She tends to mix comments about negative news with recollections about things in her past. She often says she would have liked to have studied to be a teacher, but she just didn’t find the opportunity. While she worked years ago, she is not interested in working outside the home due to some health problems, which include anxiety and Type 2 diabetes. She is largely focused on watching television all day and printing out photographs of her grandchildren. She also is on her phone a lot during the day. She often talks about her estranged child, the challenges of reaching out to him and not hearing back, and letters she has written but not sent to him about how she feels. In contrast with Ralph, Lenore notes that she only sees people who act poorly benefitting in life: “it seems like those who are not nice are rewarded.” Sonny Sonny is the oldest child. He could not find work and moved in with his parents after building a home with his wife and their daughter, who was 1 years old at the time. His wife is a school teacher. Sonny finally found work as a director of human resources. He had some weight challenges and decided on surgery to help him lose weight. Losing over 100 pounds has helped his physical development. He is more active with his two children and feels better now. He doesn’t like to reflect on his life situation much. He enjoys eating out with his wife and kids. During holidays, Sonny tends to lash out and share opinions that affect others negatively. After the last fallout where he insulted his sister Ruby, he left his parents’ home and has not talked to his parents or Ruby since. His wife maintains a card-and-flower relationship with Sonny’s parents, Ralph and Lenore, but Sonny does not have any communication with them. At almost 40, he is an active member of the community. He engages with his old college football team players and connects with his high school teammates as well. He is often at his daughter’s or son’s tennis and baseball games yelling inappropriate things. He mediates his life as if his siblings and parents do not exist. Ruby Ruby is the middle child at age 37. Ruby tends to be quiet and mild in nature. She works in public relations at the local hospital. She speaks Spanish fluently and uses it quite a bit in her work. She is reserved and lives alone. She has three dogs and a cat that she calls her family. In her early 20s, she was engaged to marry, but the wedding was called off by her prospective partner. She dates from time to time and enjoys her long-term relationship of three years with a divorced man who has three grown children. She doesn’t have a relationship with his children. 2 \f CAPELLA UNIVERSITY She would like to travel more in the next years as she feels she is getting older and wants to do this while she is healthy. She tends to stay by herself, goes out to dinner with her significant other once a week, and only checks in with her parents periodically—she feels that they didn’t protect her from years of Sonny’s insults at holidays. Although she connects with her parents, she likes a solitary life and tends not to overshare with others. She would have liked to have had children but did not. This is one area of regret in her life. She does tend to reach out to her niece and nephews and has developed good relationships with them. Minta Minta is 35, the youngest of Ralph’s children. She is recently divorced and has one child. She lives in an apartment two hours from Ralph and Lenore. She is finishing her doctoral degree. Minta is at a personal crossroads, trying to find stability for her child, while mediating work and a school program. She wonders if this stress is worth it, but she is in a traditional program and has little mobility to move closer to further support. She relies on the help of her ex’s family and a network of friends. She is not sure she is interested in another relationship or marriage. She realizes that she has some work to do on herself. She is not so bothered about Sonny’s actions; she self-advocates around her brother’s abusive language and actions. When not at work and school, she tends to her child’s activities and likes to go outdoors together. She is active in many professional organizations and enjoys going to lunch with friends often in the city. Danny Danny, age 57, is Ralph’s nephew. He is divorced and owns a tool-making company. He travels overseas a lot. Danny has a close relationship with his younger sister. His sister studied in the Philippines and influenced Danny to be open to working abroad. Danny owns two homes and stops by his mother’s home frequently to help her out with anything she needs in her older years. He is an active member of the community and attends several social service organizations. Danny has an autistic son in his 20s who has started a company in Japan. Danny has a good relationship with his former wife, Renee, and they continue to co-parent their son even though he is a young adult. They both worry about their son’s decision making as he recently married someone he just met. Danny feels good about where he is in his career and how he has raised his son (despite some developmental challenges). On some days, he misses his father who died years ago, but he takes stock in still having his mother and sister. He hopes to pass his company on to a worker who has been with him there for years (as his son is not interested). He would like to see his life’s work carried on. Overall, he feels good even though he has slowed down a bit with challenges from gout. However, he has tried some lifestyle changes as advised by his doctor. 3 ...
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Running Head: PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDY

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Psychosocial Development Case Study
Introduction
Psychosocial development is how an individual’s mind, mellowness, and emotions
develop through the entire epoch course of the individual. It can also be defined as the
psychological development in a social demesne. The rate at which people develop is different at
each stage is different from one person to the other. Research has it that the people develop at
sundry alacrities depending on the personage’s environment interactions and the biological
processes. There are deferent stages in the psychosocial development in an individual’s life, and
each has its psychosocial crises. The paper herein discusses the psychosocial development of
different individuals alongside the identified developmental stages. It also provides analysis of
such individual’s psychosocial crises, functioning as a family unit, and wellness alongside their
resilience.
Danny- Middle Adulthood
According to the listed Danny is heading two families. He provides for both his son
alongside his parental family, which consists of his mother, who is in her late years. Though they
are divorced, they still can raise their son together. According to his development stage, Danny is
currently experiencing generativity versus stagnation as the major psychosocial crisis. He feels
he should be providing for both his family and at the same time helping the community, which
can prove the two psychosocial crises. From the reading, it could be understood that despite his
marital status, he still cares for his family alongside his mother and also actively take part in
several social organizations.
According to the psychosocial development theory at this stage, which is the generativity
versus absorption, individuals at this stage try to work hard and become productive to their

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society, which can be achieved through two ways. The first is through an individual’s job or
parenting. It is evident that Danny is trying to accomplish both as he tries to take care of their son
with the help of his former wife whom they are in good terms with and at the same time is
running a successful business abroad. To any person’s understanding, the psychosocial
development theory indeed observed as depicted in the case scenario.
As depicted in the case scenario, Danny is currently experiencing v...

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