Biographical Human Development

Biographical Human Development

Biographical Human Development

This course has been identified as fulfilling one of the eight core content areas of the counseling
curriculum, Human Growth, and Development. The following content area objectives are addressed within
this course via the designated Key Performance Indicator task described below.
1. Understand theories of individual and family development across the lifespan.
2. Understand theories of learning.
3. Understand theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
4. Understand theories and the etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors.
5. Understand individual, biological, neurological, physiological, systemic, spiritual, and environmental
factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
6. Understand the neurobiological and medical foundation and etiology of addiction and co-occurring
disorders.
7. Understand effects of crisis, disasters,and other trauma-causing events on diverse individuals across
the lifespan.
8. Understand “a general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated
interventions.”
9. Understand “ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum
development and wellness across the lifespan.”

 

Understand theories of normal and abnormal personality development

Biographical Human Development

 

Assignments
Expected Participation and Attendance
PYCL 512 Required KPI Assignment: Biographical Human Development Paper(20 points)
The purpose of this project is to meet the Key Performance Indicator tasks for Human Growth and
Development. A key part of our work as counseling professionals is to develop a number of skills including
self-awareness and appropriate self-disclosure. This assignment facilitates self-awareness by exploring
your own lifespan development within the context of the human lifespan and developmental theories
covered in the course. This assignment also encourages appropriate self-disclosure. Please feel free to
disclose as much or as little as you are comfortable sharing in a professional context.
Write a 5 to 7-page research paper in APA format that describes your own lifespan development. Focus
on influences that you believe impacted your life, both positive and negative. In this paper you are to (1)
demonstrate your knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of
development and learning with events and influences in your life, (2) specify a developmental issue/task for
each life stage as defined by the developmental theory you choose, (3) develop a plan for the future of how
you might expect to cope with future life stages. (4) discuss how your life experiences inform how you will approach your work with future clients. (5) Include a short wellness plan to help you prevent burnout and
compassion fatigue.
Please cite at least 5 references. The references must be peer-reviewed journals or professional books.
Please use APA style when formatting your paper. I will hold these papers in confidence. Below are a
few items to consider while writing your paper about each stage. Not all of the items below will apply to
you.

ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum
development and wellness across the lifespan

 

Biographical Human Development
a. What was happening in your family, your community?
b. How might these occurrences have affected your family members?
c. What prevailing socio-cultural factors that impacted your family’s
(and your own):
1. Identity development
2. Gender expectations
3. Sexual identity development
4. Trauma and abuse
5. Grief and loss
6. Family development
7. Addiction
8. Spiritual development
9. What changed as you and your family progressed through the various developmental stages?
10. What theories pertain to the specific developmental ages and unique cultural contexts?
11. How will you use wellness to cope with the next stages in life?

PLEASE REFERENCE USING (The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals 5TH edition)