PSY 490 Psychological Issue Summary - 18326

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  1. Learning Team Assignment: Psychological Issue Summary (Due Monday)

 

Imagine that you work as a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist to help children suffering from emotional disturbances overcome maladaptive behaviors. The following role-play is to be performed by Local Campus students.

 

  • ·Select a psychological theory and obtain faculty approval of your selected psychological theory. Use your psychological theory to address the scenario presented above.

 

  • ·Role-play for 15 to 20 minutes using creative, critical, and probabilistic reasoning to solve the issue related to behavior and mental processes. Consider how you will solve the psychological issue presented according to the theory you selected.

 

  • ·Apply behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help your clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression, social skills, and academic difficulties.

 

Online students must complete the following instead of the role-play:

 

  • ·Select a psychological theory and obtain faculty approval of your selected psychological theory.

 

  • ·Write a 700- to 1,050-word action plan that addresses the issue presented in the scenario.

 

  • ·Explain how you will solve the psychological issue presented according to the theory you selected.

 

  • ·Apply behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help your clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression, social skills and academic difficulties. Use creative, critical, and probabilistic reasoning to solve the issue related to behavior and mental processes.

 

  • ·Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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Psychological Issue Summary

When children misbehave, social, cognitive, behavioral, and other influences may play a role in the child’s academic, social, family, and personal life.  Psychosocial rehabilitation specialists develop and use strategies to help troubled children cope with these problem areas. When problems occur in the home environment, they can spill over into the child’s peer relationships as well.  One such child is described here, along with the strategies recommended for treating his maladaptive behavior.

Case Study in Psychosocial Development

 

The child in need of intervention is a boy in middle school who is acting out against other students.  He has been calling a few of his peers names like “stupid” and “idiot” in class and during recess.  He tends to pick on “less popular” students who may be struggling academically.  He lashes out to his teachers and picks on his classmates during class periods. Other children do not like to be around him so he has few friends except for a couple of other boys who will stand by his side as he is name-calling and teasing other children. 

This behavior has been prevalent for most of his school years, according to teachers, but has escalated in the past few months.  Parents of the bullied children and teachers have contacted the principle to look into the issue and find a solution.  The school counselor tried to intervene, but with little progress. She did find out that the student was having problems at home with his parents and was having a lot of academic difficulty himself. 

Upon further observation, the counselor found that the child is being called names at home and being “bullied” in the same way that he is reflecting on his classmates. The counselor found it best to contact a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist. In this case, using Erikson&rsqu