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1 Assignment 9 Assignment 9 – Case Analysis Tayib Sierra A. Cook Capella University
2 Assignment 9 Introduction In this case analysis, Tayib is a 29 year old with Indian heritage. He has been unsatisfied at his job and in his relationship with his girlfriend, Rachael. He currently works as a paralegal in a public defender’s office. He experiences tension between himself and his parents because his parents want him to find a better job position and make a better income. However, Tayib never felt confident enough to pursue his dream job of becoming a lawyer. He constantly gets taken advantage of at his current job and was declined a promotion from his boss. Tayib believes staying in civil service will be the only way to advance as a paralegal. Tayib has also been experiencing issues with his girlfriend. Rachael is a 27 year old white woman with a young son. They have been dating for six months. Things aren’t going as smoothly because Tayib missed her son’s birthday dinner. Rachel now thinks Tayib does not care about her and her young son, even though she tries her best to keep him interested. Tayib believes his job has a high importance as well and makes that a priority. They do not see eye to eye and the tension is growing between them. Presenting Challenge A detailed examination and analysis of developmental lifespan theories will be presented. Research-based intervention processes will be presented based on the characteristics and background of the client, Tayib. The impact of cultural differences will be examined as it pertains to Tayib and his middle adulthood stage of lifespan development. Lifespan Development Theory Lifespan development theories focus on how children change and grow over the course of their developmental lifespan. Each theory focuses on a specific aspect of development that can include cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Since Tayib is 29, he is experiencing young
3 Assignment 9 adulthood. This growth milestone is essential for both intimacy and generativity. Adult Attachment theory and Super’s Developmental Approach are the most appropriate to use when analyzing the case of Tayib and his work and relationship challenges. Adult Attachment Theory According to Bowlby, attachment is one adult behavioral system that serves psychosocial needs, such as caregiving, sexual mating, and exploration. Secure base of an attachment relationship enhances exploration and satisfaction in adults. Tayib is not able to experience this because his attachment is not secure. Based on Bartholomew’s typology, Tayib is showing signs of the avoidant category. The avoidant category is subdivided into two categories which is fearful and dismissing. Dismissing individuals often deny the need for close relationships and devalue their own well-being (Broderick & Blewitt, 2020). Self- sufficiency is preferred and attachment relationships are avoided. Tayib prefers his job above his girlfriend and her son and has not been

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