Running head: LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT, DAVID 1Lifespan Development: Case study of DavidCapella University
CASE STUDY OF DAVID2Case Study Analysis of DavidDavid, a 52-year-old Caucasian male who lives in a new home with his current wife, Sandy, and her two twin boys in a community on the outskirts of the state capital. He has been employed in health care human relations for the past 24 years. Most recently, he obtained the position of a supervisor in the billing department of a mid-sized hospital in a rural state. David has been married twice. He has three biological children (16, 20, and 22) with his first marriage that ended in divorce. Both older children are attending college and David is paying what he can afford of their tuition, but may have to drop out due to finances. David is currently married to, Sandy, who has twin boys. One has a learning disability that requires extra tutoring and strong parental support to assist academically. Sandy works part-time so she can assist her sons after school. Throughout his career, David has been able to make advancements within the workplace.However, with downsizing and new technological changes being implemented, he now has new complex computer responsibilities within his work setting. His work has started to become taxing and caused him to work weekend hours which has resulted in marital and family strain. Employment advancement is possible soon; however, his drive to take a new position or responsibilities is diminishing. David is also dealing with chronic pain in his lower back that is causing him to be “on edge” most of the day (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). He takes anti-anxiety medication, sleep medication and also self-medicates with a few beers in the evening to cope. David suffers from a primary issue of anxiety which is influenced by many challenges she is dealing with. The developmental theories that will be examined are Balte and Erickson. David has several individual and cultural differences that are influencing his anxiety. Finally, interventions geared towards David will explain how to help assist him with his anxiety to learn better coping mechanisms for stress and potentially assist with his relationships.
CASE STUDY OF DAVID3Presenting ProblemIssues and ChallengesDavid’s primary issue of anxiety is associated with many different factors; however, the most important factors are his financial related stressors. David is baring most of the financial responsibility in his current marriage. He is considered to be in the middle-class category; however, he is more of the working poor. “Workingpoor was defined as households earning <250% of the federal poverty threshold” (Simmons & Swanberg, 2009, p. 1). David and his family just moved into a new home. His wife, Sandy, is working part-time in a department store to be more retally available for her twin sons after school. One is receiving tutoring and requires extra parental support for his education. In addition to these financial responsibilities, David feels obligated to assist with college tuition for two of his adult children from his first marriage.