Understanding an adolescents behavior can be at times elusive and even frustrat

Understanding an adolescents behavior can be at times elusive and even frustrating. Due to the multiple aspects of the developmental tasks during these years it can be at times quite challenging to clearly define the issue(s) at hand. Assessment during this stage will include an evaluation of whether an adolescents actions are indicative of unhealthy behavior or merely representative of being an adolescent. A comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation of the clients developmental stage is a priority when working with this age group. For this Discussion choose the opposite case from Discussion 1 and use Eriksons developmental theory. By Day 4 Post an assessment of whether the client is mastering the stage of identity. Identify the areas that should be addressed in an intervention based on his or her developmental stage. Describe how you might address those areas.

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