High school graduation, college admissions, and moving away from home. These are among the stepping-stones that mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood. For some people, this transition can be an awkward one. During this transition, they may find themselves wanting freedom to pursue academic and career interests outside of the home, while at the same time continuing to rely on parents or caregivers for financial and emotional support. During this time, some parents might project their own hopes and dreams onto their children, coming to believe that they aren’t living up to family expectations. Likewise, a young adult might be ready to leave the family and become independent but may be incapable of doing so due to internal anxieties and fear of the unknown.
As a counselor, how might you support both a young adult and his or her parents/caregivers during this fragile time?
For this Discussion, review this week’s media, “Young Adulthood,” focusing on the presenting issues of the highlighted family member, aged 19–29. Keeping these issues in mind, select one of the following theoretical models to use as a lens for your Discussion post:
- Schaie’s Theory
- Perry’s Theory of Intellectual and Ethical Development
- Kitchner’s Model of the Development of Reflective Judgment
- Holland’s Theory of Personality-Environment Types
- Super’s Developmental Approach
Note: Identify the last name of your assigned client family in the title of your post.
*This post should be written using the Jeong family* Link: Laureate Education (Producer). (2013m). Young adulthood [Video file]. Retrieved from CDN Files Database. (COUN 6215/COUN 8215/HUMN 8215)
Post by Day 4 a description of the client’s developmental level. Explain how you might develop rapport with the client and promote engagement in the counseling process. Briefly describe the counseling approach you might use with this client, based on the theoretical model you have selected. Justify your response with references to this week’s Learning Resources and the current literature. Be specific.
3-4 references included in discussion post
- (Must use) Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
- Chapter 11, “Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood” (pp. 408-437)
- Chapter 12, “Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood” (pp. 438-476)
- Arnett, J. J. (2007). Suffering, selfish, slackers? Myths and reality about emerging adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(1), 23–29.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Benson, J. E., Johnson, M. K., & Elder, G. H., Jr. (2012). The implications of adult identity for educational and work attainment in young adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1752–1758. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Brandell, J. R. (2010). Contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives on attachment. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 17(2), 132–157.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- McAdams, D. P., Bauer, J. J., Sakaeda, A. R., Anyidoho, N. A., Machado, M. A., Magrino-Failla, K., … Pals, J. L. (2006). Continuity and change in the life story: A longitudinal study of autobiographical memories in emerging adulthood. Journal of Personality, 74(5), 1371–1400.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- O’Connor, M., Sanson, A., Hawkins, M. T., Letcher, P., Toumbourou, J., Smart, D., … Olsson, C. (2011). Predictors of positive development in emerging adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(7),860–874.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Robinson, O. C., & Smith, J. A. (2010). The stormy search for self in early adulthood: Developmental crisis and the dissolution of dysfunctional personae. The Humanistic Psychologist, 38(2), 120–145.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Rodriguez, P. D., & Ritchie, K. L. (2009). Relationship between coping styles and adult attachment styles. Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, 13, 131–141.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Smits, I., Doumen, S., Luyckx, K., Duriez, B., & Goossens, L. (2011). Identity styles and interpersonal behavior in emerging adulthood: The intervening role of empathy. Social Development, 20(4), 664–684.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Specht, J., Egloff, B., & Schmukle, S. C. (2011). Stability and change of personality across the life course: The impact of age and major life events on mean-level and rank-order stability of the Big Five. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(4), 862–882.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Fraley, R. C. (n.d.). Attachment style. Retrieved March 10, 2013 from http://www.web-research-design.net/cgi-bin/crq/crq.pl