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Discussion 2: DevelopmentalStagesUnderstanding an adolescent’s behavior can be at times elusive and even frustrating. Due to the multiple aspects of the developmental tasks during these years, it can be at times quite challenging to clearly define the issue(s)at hand. Assessment during this stage will include an evaluation of whether an adolescent’s actions are indicative of unhealthy behavior or merely representative of being an adolescent. A comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation of the client’s developmental stage is a priority when working with this age group.For this Discussion, choose the opposite case from Discussion 1 and use Erikson’s developmental theory.By Day 4Postan assessment of whether the client is mastering the stage of identity. Identify the areas that should be addressed in an intervention based on his or her developmental stage. Describe how you might address those areas.Support your posts with specific references to this week’s resources. Be sureto provide full APA citations for your references.By Day 6Respond to at least two colleagueswho identified a different case and provide feedback on the client’s stage of development. Identify another area that should be addressed, based on developmental stage.The Case of BradyBrady is a 15-year-old, Caucasian male referred for a second evaluation. Brady’s father, Steve, reports that his son is irritable, impulsive, and often in trouble at school; has difficulty concentrating on work (both at home and in school); and uses foul language (Plummer et al., 2014). He also informed the social worker that his wife, Diane, passed away 3 years ago, although he denies any relationship between Brady’s behavior and the death of his mother. Bradypresents himself as immature and exhibited below-average intelligence and emotional functioning. He reported feelings of low self-esteem, fear of his father, and no desire to attend school. Steve has anger issues and as a result, has become physically abusive to Brady (Plummeret al., 2014).Erikson’s Developmental Theory Applied in the Case of BradyBrady is struggling with mastering the stage of identity presented by theorist Erik Erikson. Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development focuses on the resolution of different crises to become a successful, complete person. Erikson’s eight development stages, posit that “two
conflicting ideas must be resolved successfully in order for a person to become a confident, contributing member of society as failure to master these tasks lead to feelings of inadequacy.Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development include trust vs. mistrust, autonomy vs. shame/doubt, initiative vs. guilt, industry vs. inferiority, identity vs. role confusion, intimacy vs.

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