Developmental Assessment Paper On Young Adulthood Through Late Adulthood

2070 WordsDec 14, 20169 Pages
Running head: DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT PAPER #2 1 Developmental Assessment Paper on Young Adulthood through Late, Late Adulthood Jamie Schipaanboord University of Utah DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT PAPER #2 2 Developmental Assessment Paper on Young Adulthood through Late, Late Adulthood In my first developmental assessment, Nicole (client) was 17 years old and identified as female, Caucasian and bisexual. She was seeking treatment to address issues related to anger, fear of abandonment, and impulsive and destructive behaviors (i.e. physical aggression, cutting, purging, sexual reactivity, and suicidal ideation). During adolescence, she received ADHD and bipolar diagnoses and showed borderline personality traits. She had been hospitalized on numerous occasions and at the time of the initial assessment, Nicole resided in an adolescent treatment center. This paper will identify normative developmental milestones from young adulthood to late, late adulthood and will analyze Nicole’s life according to these milestones. Therapeutic interventions for Nicole during young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, and late, late adulthood will also be discussed. Young Adulthood According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman, young adulthood occurs between the ages of 18 and 30 and is the time when people are “establishing themselves in the adult world” (p. 471). This stage of life is considered to be when adults are at their physical prime, exuding keen senses, physical strength,
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