18 Pages 4636 Words HSCS472

| March 17, 2019

Assessment 1 HSCS472 Length: 3000 words Weight: 50% You will need to have completed Modules 1 – 3 prior to undertaking this assignment. For students enrolled at the 300 level, this assignment relates to HSCS 372 Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: describe and demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the different theoretical approaches to human development with particular reference to childhood and adolescence; apply knowledge of developmental theory to counselling practice with children and adolescents; describe and discuss a range of issues affecting children and adolescents; For students enrolled at the 400 level, this assignment relates to HSCS 472 Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: critically evaluate different theoretical approaches to human development with particular reference to childhood and adolescence; apply developmental theory to counselling practice with children and adolescents; identify a range of developmental and non-developmental issues affecting children and adolescents; Please ensure that you answer the assignment questions corresponding to your enrolment level (ie: 300 level or 400 level). You are expected to use references throughout this assignment. Please refer to the relevant marking criteria when preparing your assignment. HSCS 372 students: Compare Erikson’s Psychosocial Model with Bronfenbrenner’s Theory of Development in childhood and adolescence. Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both theories. Please note these are developmental theories, not counselling theories. (650 words, 10 marks) Imagine you are counselling a young boy called Sean who is six and an adolescent called June who is fifteen. They have both been referred to you because they are refusing to attend school. What developmental issues would you want to assess for each client? (650 words, 10 marks) You are concerned that Sean may have experienced physical abuse at home. What signs and symptoms would you look for in a child of his age? How would you engage with Sean in an initial counselling session, in order to assess this issue? (850 words, 15 marks) You are concerned that June may be depressed or feeling suicidal. How would you assess her for depression and suicidality? Give examples of three specific questions you would ask. If she was severely suicidal, what steps would you take to ensure her safety? (850 words, 15 marks) HSCS 472 students: Critically evaluate the contribution that developmental theories make to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents in a counselling context. (650 words, 10 marks) What implications might a young client’s attachment style have upon their capacity to engage in counselling? (650 words, 10 marks) Now watch the following video about Tim, aged nine: In light of this video, imagine that Tim has been referred to you for counselling because of the concerns his teacher has raised in relation to his behaviour. 3. Provide a case conceptualisation of this client from one of the following developmental perspectives: Piaget, Erikson, Bandura or Bronfenbrenner. Describe how the application of this developmental perspective might inform your treatment approach with Tim. (850 words, 15 marks) 4. In light of your responses to Question 3 above, describe how you would engage with Tim in an initial counselling session. Include any challenges that working with a client this age might present for you as Tim’s counsellor. (850 words, 15 marks) Assignment guidelines: Use A4 paper. A word count should be stated on the cover page. Double spacing should be used. Both left and right hand margins should be at least 2.5 cms. Use 12 point font size. Avoid the use of contractions, such as e.g., etc., doesn’t or it’s, unless in parentheses or quotations. Please use the APA referencing style. The reference list should include all authors who have been cited in the assignment and it should begin on a new page. Use personal experience only to support a substantiated (referenced) argument; that is, do not allow it to become your argument. Referencing You must use the APA referencing system. Follow the link at the top right of the page for information and examples. Marking criteria Please refer to the marking criteria when preparing your assignment. Submission Follow the instructions below to upload your completed assignment file and submit it for marking. PLEASE NOTE: Assignments received after the due date WITHOUT an approved extension will incur a penalty of the loss of 5% of the available marks per day late.

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