To prepare for this Discussion: Review the Learning Resources. 1> Consider the p

To prepare for this Discussion:
Review the Learning Resources.
1> Consider the presenting issues and developmental implications of your assigned client, aged 19–29.
Assigned Client:
Name: Olivia Crane (F, 19 years)
Presenting Issues:
Olivia’s mother, Carol (F, 42 years), made the appointment for Olivia but did not join her daughter for the first session. At the time the appointment was made, Olivia’s mother stated that Olivia was having a very difficult time adjusting socially at college and does not have many friends. Olivia is currently home on term break, and her mother insisted that she seemed “more depressed than usual.”
Olivia came to her session alone; initial small talk included asking her how college has been going. She responded that it’s “just OK,” and that it isn’t what she thought it would be. Olivia stated that everyone she meets is a snob, and all anyone cares about is partying. When asked if she had made any friends, Olivia responded that she “(doesn’t) want to be friends with those people,” adding that she does not need friends to be happy.
Asking about her classes and how school was going, Olivia responded that she “drew the hardest professors possible” from the random class assignments and snorted with disgust. She added that “nothing is good enough for them,” and that she is struggling academically (however, she does admit to having a 3.0+ GPA). Before the counselor could shift topics again, Olivia stated, “And don’t even bother to ask about boys. After what my mother went through with my a-hole of a father, I’m not planning on ever being tied down…to anyone.”
Cultural Profile:
Olivia’s family is Caucasian and of European ethnic descent; they are agnostic.
Family History:
Olivia is the younger of two children; she has a brother, Hunter (M, 22 years) who lives about 300 miles away. Olivia was born with low birth weight and had many health issues as a child; however, she has recovered well and is healthy physically. Olivia’s mother was a single parent and received no support from Olivia’s father; the father also had no contact with Olivia that she can remember. During Olivia’s childhood, her mother worked two jobs while completing her higher education online. Olivia’s older brother helped to take care of her in many ways, including making meals for them and keeping an eye on her. The family had no extended support system then and still doesn’t.
2>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
3>Using the Walden Library, locate 1–2 recent (5 years or less) peer-reviewed articles related to the issues facing your young adult client or the theoretical model you selected.
4>Main Topic For Discussion:
Describe the client’s developmental level as informed by the theoretical model you selected.
Explain how you might develop rapport with the client and promote engagement in the counseling process.
Briefly describe developmentally-supportive goals for the client, based on the theoretical model you have selected.
Justify your response with references to this week’s Learning Resources and 1–2 peer-reviewed articles from the past 5 years.
One of the Resources:
Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2020). The life span: Human development for helping professionals (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education.
Chapter 11, “Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood” (pp. 427–460)
Chapter 12, “Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood” (pp. 461–502)

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