Psychosocial Crises in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 11 of your Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan text outlines developmental tasks of middle adulthood, such as career management and change, nurturing of intimate relationships, and the expansion of relationships and management of a household. Consider that the primary psychosocial crisis of middle adulthood is generativity versus stagnation. Think about someone you know well who is currently in this stage of life. Draw upon your Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan text (specifically Chapter 11) to address the following questions:
· What kinds of changes have you seen in this individual’s behavior since he or she has been in this developmental stage?
· What are some ways in which situational and environmental factors might be impacting how this person deals with the psychosocial crisis of generativity versus stagnation?
· In what ways might a counselor in your specialization support the individual through this developmental stage?
Please remember to cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Note: Please maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the person about whom you are writing by not providing this person’s name, relationship to you, or other identifying characteristics.
Read the initial posts of your peers, and respond to at least one in detail. Based on the details that your peer has provided, to what extent do you agree that the behavior described is indicative of this developmental stage? Pose one question to your peer about some other aspect that you might expect to see in the individual involved.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
· Examine developmental states and critical events of crisis.
· Plan the application of theory to individual cases.
· Develop communications appropriate for the audience.
· Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
· Percentage of Course Grade: 20%.
|GRADUATE DISCUSSION PARTICIPATION GRADING RUBRIC|
|Apply relevant course concepts, theories, or materials correctly. 25%||Does not explain relevant course concepts, theories, or materials.||Explains relevant course concepts, theories, or materials.||Applies relevant course concepts, theories, or materials correctly.||Analyzes course concepts, theories, or materials correctly, using examples or supporting evidence.|
|Collaborate with fellow learners, relating the discussion to relevant course concepts. 25%||Does not collaborate with fellow learners.||Collaborates with fellow learners without relating the discussion to the relevant course concepts.||Collaborates with fellow learners, relating the discussion to relevant course concepts.||Collaborates with fellow learners, relating the discussion to relevant course concepts and extending the dialogue.|
|Apply relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences. 25%||Does not contribute professional, personal, or other real-world experiences.||Contributes professional, personal, or other real-world experiences, but contributions lack relevance.||Applies relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences.||Applies relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences to extend the dialogue.|
|Support position with applicable knowledge. 25%||Does not establish relevant position.||Establishes relevant position.||Supports position with applicable knowledge.||Validates position with applicable knowledge.|
· Participation Guidelines
· Actively participate in discussions. To do this you should create a substantive post for each of the discussion topics. Each post should demonstrate your achievement of the participation criteria. In addition, you should respond to the posts of at least two of your fellow learners for each discussion question—unless the discussion instructions state otherwise. These responses to other learners should be substantive posts that contribute to the conversation by asking questions, respectfully debating positions, and presenting supporting information relevant to the topic. Also, respond to any follow-up questions the instructor directs to you in the discussion area.